View Poll Results: Have you had at least ONE fuel strip fail?

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    28 5.36%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    19 3.64%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    61 11.69%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    72 13.79%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    95 18.20%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    40 7.66%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    17 3.26%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    42 8.05%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    185 35.44%
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  1. #256
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    .........................You have to remember BMW's reaction to issues like this ............
    6. Thank you for calling..................
    That cracked me up

  2. #257
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    No problems on my 2005RT fuel strip. 110K miles. I've never run the tank dry and use ethanol free gas when possible.
    Chuck Berry
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    No failure

    2009 RT with just under 40K miles ... and still knocking on wood!
    ully211
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    2005 R1200ST with 28000miles . . . maybe

    Just experienced what might be a failure. Will be checking it out, but not happy at being in this club

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    09 GSA Fuel Strip

    09 GSA, 5 strips in first 20k miles. Current strip is not accurate, I just use odometer. This is the only problem I have had with this motorcycle.

  6. #261
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    2006 R1200RT No

    No problems - so far so good. (Fingers crossed, knocking on wood, etc.)
    -don
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    '06 R1200RT, '13 F800GS, '10 G650GS

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    multiple failures

    The original strop failed in 20000 miles, the second one at 300 miles and the third at 11000 miles. I am now going 'old school'and using the tr odometer.

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    #7 failed today while I was..

    riding up to my friendly semi-local dealer in 40F temps. One minute a 1/4 tank, next second light is on and the miles remaining readout read " -- -- -- --"

    They ordered up #8, and just in case a spare one since one they replaced was bad on installation (I think that was #6..)
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    riding up to my friendly semi-local dealer in 40F temps. One minute a 1/4 tank, next second light is on and the miles remaining readout read " -- -- -- --"

    They ordered up #8, and just in case a spare one since one they replaced was bad on installation (I think that was #6..)
    Do you hold the record?
    David Brick
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    2007 R1200R

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    your catching up

    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    riding up to my friendly semi-local dealer in 40F temps. One minute a 1/4 tank, next second light is on and the miles remaining readout read " -- -- -- --"

    They ordered up #8, and just in case a spare one since one they replaced was bad on installation (I think that was #6..)
    Don
    Sorry to hear the bad news.
    I am hopeful that one day we will all be writing to express our relief that we never have to replace another failed strip.I am sure a fix is on the way.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Ride safe
    DAVE

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    Do you hold the record?
    Dunno - I think only BMW knows. If they really wanted to investigate - my dealer isn't all that far from their headquarters..
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    Quote Originally Posted by davesbmw View Post
    Don
    Sorry to hear the bad news.
    I am hopeful that one day we will all be writing to express our relief that we never have to replace another failed strip.I am sure a fix is on the way.
    Happy Thanksgiving
    Ride safe
    DAVE
    I was told by one of the parts guys I trust at the dealership that for the past summer and fall the number of strips coming in for replacement seems to have dropped a lot. The strip still has the same PN - but his suspicion is that perhaps the manufacturer improved their QC on them. One can hope..
    Don Eilenberger http://www.eilenberger.net
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    '07 R1200R (current ride) and some bimmers.. and a Porsche

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    Can I change my vote? In September my strip took a dump.

    2012 R1200R. New strip is better and more accurate. It also leaves 1/2 gallon in the tank when 0 miles to go. Fine with me.

    David

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    Quote Originally Posted by DROOT153718 View Post
    Can I change my vote? In September my strip took a dump.

    2012 R1200R. New strip is better and more accurate. It also leaves 1/2 gallon in the tank when 0 miles to go. Fine with me.

    David
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    had dealer replace strip sept of 2012 today it went bad. any pots on diu if possible?

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