View Poll Results: Have you had at least ONE fuel strip fail?

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    51 6.66%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    34 4.44%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    87 11.36%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    112 14.62%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    145 18.93%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    60 7.83%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    23 3.00%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    61 7.96%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    241 31.46%
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  1. #481

    '06 r1200rt

    No fuel strips failed, 36k

  2. #482
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHEL_IN_IL View Post
    No fuel strips failed, 36k
    Hope you didn't jinx it
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  3. #483
    2008 K1200GT y, at 79k.

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    2005 R1200RT no fuel strip failure

    2005 R1200RT no fuel strip failure yet, hope I didn't just jinx myself!
    2005 R1200RT
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    Well my forth fuel strip died today, Nov. 29, 2017 just four and one-half months after it was replaced. Going for my fifth but that will be the last one. Next time it is trading the bike for a Honda ST 1300.
    05 R1200RT
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  6. #486

    only one replacement

    07 R1200GS replaced once still acts up a bit

  7. #487

    Thumbs down 2009 r1200r

    Sixth failure, in today for the seventh new strip. First one failed at 600 miles. Sixth failed around 10800.

    I only have two years left on the free warranty. Definitely will sell before the new one fails. Will not be doing BMW again if they donít come out with one that works properly before I sell it.

    Between the stupid fuel strip and returning to the dealer every year to reset the computer for $30 plus tax, Iím sick of BMW. Seriously considering a Honda adventure bike.

  8. #488
    Quote Originally Posted by markforshee View Post
    Sixth failure, in today for the seventh new strip. First one failed at 600 miles. Sixth failed around 10800.

    I only have two years left on the free warranty. Definitely will sell before the new one fails. Will not be doing BMW again if they donít come out with one that works properly before I sell it.

    Between the stupid fuel strip and returning to the dealer every year to reset the computer for $30 plus tax, Iím sick of BMW. Seriously considering a Honda adventure bike.
    With the Honda you can set your trip meter and use it to schedule fuel stops. Or, you actually could just ignore the idiotic fuel strip info and just set your BMW trip meter and accomplish the same thing. But if you want a Honda - go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markforshee View Post
    Sixth failure, in today for the seventh new strip. First one failed at 600 miles. Sixth failed around 10800.

    I only have two years left on the free warranty. Definitely will sell before the new one fails. Will not be doing BMW again if they donít come out with one that works properly before I sell it.

    Between the stupid fuel strip and returning to the dealer every year to reset the computer for $30 plus tax, Iím sick of BMW. Seriously considering a Honda adventure bike.
    Mark - have you gone to NHTSA and filled out a complaint? That's probably more productive than complaining about it here actually. BMW isn't going to fix it due to this poll - despite how embarrassing it must be for them. There is a chap somewhere who came out with a float assembly conversion, I believe for the GS... so that could be done if BMW was motivated to do it. It will take NHTSA to motivate them.
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    2008 R1200 GS Fuel Strip failure

    New to forums. Bought 2008 R1200 GS bike used with 11K. Fuel gauge quit at 35K. No warranty. Odometer and trip reset works and I use trip mileage track my fuel usage for fill ups. Never considered taking it to dealer to get it fixed. Now at 53k. Now if I can find a forum to tell me why my low beam headlight quit working. I just wired a toggle switch for 12v power straight to the low beam lamp terminal. Relay good, fuse good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawsonj View Post
    New to forums. Bought 2008 R1200 GS bike used with 11K. Fuel gauge quit at 35K. No warranty. Odometer and trip reset works and I use trip mileage track my fuel usage for fill ups. Never considered taking it to dealer to get it fixed. Now at 53k. Now if I can find a forum to tell me why my low beam headlight quit working. I just wired a toggle switch for 12v power straight to the low beam lamp terminal. Relay good, fuse good.
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    Yeah, aggravating issue

    Not to hijack the fuel strip thread, but you cannot draw more current from the low beam circuit. The CANBUS wiring has limits.You can trigger a relay from the low beam, but not a load.
    And, the engine needs to be running to trigger the low beam as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawsonj View Post
    New to forums. Bought 2008 R1200 GS bike used with 11K. Fuel gauge quit at 35K. No warranty. Odometer and trip reset works and I use trip mileage track my fuel usage for fill ups. Never considered taking it to dealer to get it fixed. Now at 53k. Now if I can find a forum to tell me why my low beam headlight quit working. I just wired a toggle switch for 12v power straight to the low beam lamp terminal. Relay good, fuse good.
    A few years ago BMW extended the warranty on the fuel stip for some models/years to 12 years. I believe your bike is part of the extended warranty.

    As Steve mentioned, powering electrical accesories on a CANBus equipped bike is a challenge. Your options are to power things with a fused wire directly from the battery, from a fuse block that you install or with a device called a Hex ezCAN that integrates accessories into the CANBus. I am not certain that the ezCAN is available for your model/year. Good luck and welcome.
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  13. #493

    Fuel Strip Poll

    2009 r1200 gsa w/13,000 miles. no fuel strip fail knock on wood. If you have a failure does it just not show fuel level or does something else happen. thanks

  14. #494
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    Mine will show fuel remaining, and then you run out. As much as it sucks, you have to start using the trip meter. I could never trust mine again.
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    Well this Saturday I get my Sixth fuel strip. The fifth one was replaced less than two months ago. At that time the dealer said he replaced one for another customer and before the guy got home, the strip was dead.

    I so look forward to another four hours of time wasted to get this replaced. One hour each direction and two hours to have it fixed. Not my favorite way to spend a Saturday. Reminds me of an International Scout my Dad had. It was in the shop so much that we used to refer to the shop as its second home.
    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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