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    K1200GT Quits again! Da'Oh

    I went out to ride to work today, started up my '08 GT normally, after which it quit and started flashing the engine symbol,yellow triangle, and red gear symbol. I turned the key off for about 30 seconds then turned out back on and the bike started up but still flashed the engine light and wouldn't show what gear it was in. I shut the bike down and pushed it back into the garage, then tried starting it again and it started up but still flashed lights, but would show what gear I was in. I called the BMW dealer service who told me not to drive it but bring it in for service.

    I have only put 850 miles on this bike and it has now quit and been towed to the dealer every 400 miles. According to the dealer all the recalls and service bulletins have been performed, and since it only has 4,300 miles the bike looks like new. I have put over 135,000 miles on my 'RT's and never had a problem. I'm starting to think this bike looks great but is junk.

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    I have a 2007 model, I think the panels are the same....what is the red gear symbol? If the yellow triangle comes on and the engine symbol comes on, the bike is in emergency operating mode. There should be some fault codes being thrown.


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    1987 K75T

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhinton View Post
    I have a 2007 model, I think the panels are the same....what is the red gear symbol? If the yellow triangle comes on and the engine symbol comes on, the bike is in emergency operating mode. There should be some fault codes being thrown.


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    I hope so. Can't get it to the dealer until Friday. I was going to take it on a trip up along the Mississippi river to MSP next week but it looks like I'll be riding my trusty RT instead. Seems like I've got a 600lb paper weight in the garage now.

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    Do you have a GS-911?


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    Brian Hinton
    2007 R1200R
    2007 K1200GT
    1987 K75T

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    I think the red gear symbol is the ABS fault sensor.

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    If it's a triangle with an arrow going around it in the lower right, it's the ASC warning indicator. The ABS would be a square with Brake Failure in it


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    Brian Hinton
    2007 R1200R
    2007 K1200GT
    1987 K75T

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    After getting home tonight I went out and started the GT which started right up normally as if nothing had been wrong. I think it's just messing with me.

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    It started normally again today. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhinton View Post
    Do you have a GS-911?


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    What is a GS-911?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSmooth View Post
    What is a GS-911?

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    Diagnostic code reader
    http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911

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    +1


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrSmooth View Post
    It started normally again today. I'm wondering if I'm doing something wrong?
    When you turn on the key and start the bike, are you waiting for all the diagnostics to complete before hitting the starter? I find that getting in a hurry with the starter button sometimes seems to...confuse...the diagnostics and I get brinky rights on the dash. YMMV, if course.
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    I thought I was waiting until the checks were done. It's at the dealer now but they can't find anything wrong with it except never had the air box replaced when it was recalled. Looks like BMW might do it free since it has such low miles.

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    BMW now says that the Air box would cause all the problems I've had and they are replacing it and updating the computer for the new box. I have no idea why the original owner didn't have this done many years ago. He had everything else fixed that was recalled.

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    Guess what? BMW now says they won't cover the Air box replacement but would gladly charge me $1300 to fix the problem, which is caused by a design flaw. It seems they don't want to fix a problem they caused. I'm done with BMW.

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    Last edited by DrSmooth; 06-07-2016 at 10:24 PM.

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