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    05 1200RT Fuel Strip

    I am on my third fuel strip and it has not functioned correctly since the day it was installed. It would register a full tank when only a gallon was left. Well tonight it did the opposite, it now shows a completely empty tank and I know that other than 45 miles, it is full. My question is, will this bogus reading affect the on board computer or any function of the bike? Also, is there anyway to permanently shut off the flashing fuel pump and the yellow triangle? Damn annoying ...
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    Fuel strip #4 in your future?
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    A bozo on the bus deilenberger's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummer View Post
    I am on my third fuel strip and it has not functioned correctly since the day it was installed. It would register a full tank when only a gallon was left. Well tonight it did the opposite, it now shows a completely empty tank and I know that other than 45 miles, it is full. My question is, will this bogus reading affect the on board computer or any function of the bike? Also, is there anyway to permanently shut off the flashing fuel pump and the yellow triangle? Damn annoying ...
    Yes - the OBC will not show remaining range correctly. It will show average speed and average/instantaneous MPG. There are some posts out there about using a few resistors in place of the fuel strip to fool the computer into thinking you always have half a tank. I prefer to have what's supposed to work - work. So I keep going back and getting it replaced on BMW nickel.
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    Talk to your dealer soon. The fuel strip warranty was extended to twelve years, but yours might still have some time left.
    Larry
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    Frieden mit uns allen drummer's Avatar
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    Thanks everyone, I just think of it as time is money and I have wasted a great deal of it waiting for them only to get the same result. I have better things to do than to constantly deal with taking this thing to and from the shop or waiting in the show room. Believe me, if the intent is to wet my appetite to purchase new, it will not be BMW at this point.
    05 R1200RT
    Duragloss, Sidi, Russell, Olympia, Arai
    Sonor Signature Series (no longer made thanks to AMF buying Sonor)
    These are a few of my favorite things ...

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    Indeed this is very frustrating as I am on number 5 since I got my 07RT in July of 2014. Hope you are taking the time to report each failure. This is all we can do to try and get the problem resolved.

    https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread...sa#post1080077

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    If you take it back to the dealer, make sure to tell them you want a NEW strip. Apparently, some people have been getting OLD stock and those had issues. As for the mileage counter. I use the trip odo and I believe that some people have jury rigged the plug at the tank, to always show FULL and stops the light from flashing. I think a search on here might bring up that "fix". If you cannot find it, PM me and I will send you the pictures and document.
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