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
NO FUEL STRIP PROB.
2005 RT - 38k miles
fuel strip went bad shortly after purchasing used three years ago. After online research I decided to use resistors to make the ZFE think there was a good fuel strip and fuel in the tank. I took in for warranty repair to the local dealer a couple months ago. They ripped out my resistors with some bad comments about them (I didn't tell them yet I did that as they also told me they were replacing fuel pump under warranty due to cracked fpc board and I didn't want to make them mad. Eventually they came out and said the replaced the fuel strip twice and it still wasn't working, so they think it needs further troubleshooting not under warranty, and it may be bad ZFE. Well, at that point I didn't have much choice but say ok and ride home. Then last week I dig into it and pins 2 & 3 on the fuel strip connector (for the strip, not the heater), show infinite resistance instead of 2-3k like is reported for good strips... That seems a pretty clear cut indication the fuel strip is bad. Should I call the dealer service department and tell them this (even though they don't seem to have much electrical understanding of bikes), or just take it in and let them troubleshoot on "my dime" until they realize it really is another fuel stip (at which point I should not get charged). What do you guys think having dealt with BMW Motorrad far longer than me (this is my first).?
2008r1200rt no failure
I just bought my first BMW Moto. A 2007 K1200S with 16500 miles. The strip just went bad because when I rode the bike to see if I wanted it, the fuel gage was working. Now it is not. Would BMW replace the strip if I am not the original buyer? If not, is there a float type sending unit that would work with the gauge? I heard that the 1300 uses a float type. Any truth to that?
2013 R1200RT, no fuel problems