07 R12RT no problems
YES - 2005 model year
YES - 2006 model year
YES - 2007 model year
YES - 2008 model year
YES - 2009 model year
YES - 2010 model year
YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)
YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment
NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment
07 R12RT no problems
Haven't replaced a fuel strip yet, but it's still early into my ownership. May the lack of unexpected maintenance continue.
2010 RT: Two strip failures, both withing first 12 months of ownership (0-11K miles); Have not had another failure; bike now ~3 yrs old and 36K miles.
2010 R1200 RT
2000 Moto Guzzi V11 Sport
No fuel strip problem on my 2008 R1200RT, I am a little over 33,000 miles to date.
14,500 no problem
2008 GSA, 2 strips failed early on, now a new issue with the gauge showing half full when the tank is empty. I haven't bothered to talk to the tech about it yet, since its not the annoying "empty" failures of the past, just have to keep an eye on the odo.
Have had two strips replaced on my 2008 RT. Both covered under warranty during warranty period.
2011 R1200GSA - 67,000 miles - No fuel strip problem.
Sometimes electronic parts fail because a connected part is out of specification. Could this be the problem with the fuel strips?
Several members report multiple failures on one bike while many members report no failures. If the problem is strictly associated with a small percentage of bad fuel strips, it would seem that replacement would almost always be a "permanent" fix. However, if the circuit providing voltage to the strip was out of spec, repeat failures would be expected.
If the percentage of bikes that have a second failure (after the first) is greater than the percentage of bikes that have a single failure (compared to total), it would seem to indicate a problem beyond the fuel strip itself.
Can we assume the BMW engineers have already considered this?????
71,500 miles not fuel strip failure noted. checked found ok.
"Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves." Bruce Lee
2005 R1200RT 2001 F650GS
'06 RT and still working.....
Thanks for the poll Don! It's a great idea. Although it may not be scientific, the more information we get on the subject the better off we are.
It's too bad we're not getting any information from BMW.
2010 R1200RT on third fuel strip in the last six months