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    Sudden loss of power, 2007 R1200RT

    I was cruising along a city street today at about 40m/p/h and all of a sudden, without any warning I lost all power. The engine quit. Got the bike to the side of the road and tried to restart it. Took some time, but it finally started right up as if nothing had happened. Weather was cool and humid. I took the back roads home, no interstate and all was fine. Bike has 20,000 miles and has been regularly serviced.

    Anybody have any ideas of what happened?

    Mary
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    Fuel pump driver module? But check the easy stuff like a loose cable to the battery, first.

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    I had only read a similar problem a few minutes earlier. Take a read on the following link and you can match symptoms. I concur with Marchyman. Note the link on how to make a future emergency bypass if it is the Fuel Pump Controller.
    http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthread...598#Post696598
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    Quote Originally Posted by marchyman View Post
    Fuel pump driver module? But check the easy stuff like a loose cable to the battery, first.
    This and or the fuel pump. My 2007 R1200GSA did exactly the same thing at 75 mph on a busy freeway.
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    Thanks for all the comments. I read the link that Patrick posted. If its either the controller or the pump, would it fail then work OK in 10 minutes? The bike hasn't been out in the rain and I don't wash it very often either. So, don't think there is an issue of water where it shouldn't be.

    Mary
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    Loose Battery Terminal Maybe?

    2010 GSA - Happened to me twice in one day. Loose 'negative' battery terminal. Tightened up, all is well.
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    Side Stand Interlock Switch - Possibility

    I have a 2009 R1200RT and while riding it the engine would start then die when put in gear but eventually it would run down the road OK. Then while riding down the road at 50mph the engine died a fun ride to say the least.

    I checked the system with my GS911 service tool and discovered the side stand switch was not functioning properly. I was able to cut the wires on the switch and tie the white wire to the brown wire together to by-pass the switch and the bike has run fine ever since.

    There is also an interlock switch on the clutch as well but I have not had any experience of that switch failing but the systems would be very similar.

    The side stand switch is located at the top of the side stand and as such is subject to being hit by rocks, road dirt, rain and other general road treats.

    I am sure there are a lot of different problems that could be causing your problem this is just one more to add to the list.

    Check out this website for more information on the side stand interlock switch:

    http://www.hexcode.co.za/techinfo/sidestand


    Good Luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elgin Mary View Post
    Thanks for all the comments. I read the link that Patrick posted. If its either the controller or the pump, would it fail then work OK in 10 minutes?
    Several people reported intermittent operation before their fuel pump driver module quit for good. Also, not all fule pump driver modules failed due to moisture or corrosion.

    Have you checked your battery cables, yet?

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    Checked the battery cables and they are on tightly. Not the problem, unfortunately. Looks like I need to visit a dealer and have it checked out with all the diagnostic tools.

    Mary
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    When the engine died did the starter motor still turn over when you tried to restart? If so, that would rule out loose battery cable and sidestand switch faults. You'd probably then be back to an intermittent fueling problem.

    I carry one of the burnsmoto.com jumper assemblies, but in hindsight I wish I had replaced my old style FPC (and kept it as the backup).
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