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

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    55 6.76%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    40 4.91%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    94 11.55%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    116 14.25%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    155 19.04%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    63 7.74%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    23 2.83%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    71 8.72%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    249 30.59%
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  1. #391

    Fuel STRIP Poll

    2007 R1200RT 74000 miles

  2. #392

    Fuel Strip Poll

    No problem 2007 R1200RT 74000 miles

  3. #393
    Back in the saddle again mikegalbicka's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jackieP View Post
    No problem 2007 R1200RT 74000 miles
    To clarify, have you had this bike for the entire 74K miles with no fuel strip problems?

  4. #394

    Dan

    2013 R1200R 11,000 miles . No problems or issues as of yet

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    Fuel strip not working properly at 63,000 miles on my 2007 R1200RT.

    I bought it used and do not know if previous owner replaced one. I got it with about 40,000 miles in summer of 2014.

    I am using the trip meter to keep track of fuel until I take the bike in for major service later this year. Reminds me of keeping track of fuel on my airheads.

    My mechanic says it is covered by warranty...that surprised me on a 9 year old bike.
    George
    R1200RT. Previous K1200RS, K1200LT, R80RT, R100R, R75/5

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    2008 GS Fuel Strip

    2008 R1200GS 64,000KM - Will BMW Still cover the cost to replace the fuel strip under warranty? I just bought this bike and the fuel strip did not work (knew this when I bought it) but if it can get fixed for free, great! Thanks for the reply.
    Last edited by Shriner; 04-29-2016 at 05:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brazballs View Post
    2008 R1200GS 64,000KM - Will BMW Still cover the cost to replace the fuel strip under warranty? I just bought this bike and the fuel strip did not work (knew this when I bought it) but if it can get fixed for free, great! Thanks for the reply.
    If you're in the US - the fuel strip on your bike is covered under a special extended warranty until 12 years after the bikes "in-service-date" (the date it first left the dealership that sold it.) Since you're not in the US then the facts may be different, don't know if BMW extended the warranty for our northern neighbors. I'd check with your local dealer.
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    '08 GSA on fifth..last three didn't last one tank...105,000

    Installing clear tube in bulk head fittings....
    Insert Witty Sig Line Here..
    '08 GSA This one has a soul..'17 Rally..meh..it's just a motorcycle.
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    07RT and just lost my third with under 1000 miles. Have had the bike a little under two years. Totally ridiculous.

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    No fuel strip replacement.

    2007 R1200GS Adventure
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    Cool

    So ................. with well lover 600 respondents, 65+% have experienced fuel-strip failures.

    Curious? Has BMW returned to the less-techy float system?

    After all, we're not operating aircraft that will fall out of the sky and kill us if we suffer 'catastrophic fuel starvation.'

    In my world, 'reliable' trumps 'hyper-techy' every time.
    Last edited by greenwald; 06-02-2016 at 12:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    So ................. with well lover 600 respondents, 65+% have experienced fuel-strip failures.

    Curious? Has BMW returned to the less-techy float system?

    After all, we're not operating aircraft that will fall out of the sky and kill us if we suffer 'catastrophic fuel starvation.'

    In my world, 'reliable' trumps 'accurate' every time.
    The '09 K12S and '10 GS returned to the float system. More models, maybe all, but I know about those two.
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    2008 R1200R questionable fuel strip

    While mine has not outright failed, I have been left stranded twice with a dry tank and the fuel gauge indicating over 150 miles worth of fuel remaining.
    lostandwandering
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    previous 2008 R1200R

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostandwandering View Post
    While mine has not outright failed, I have been left stranded twice with a dry tank and the fuel gauge indicating over 150 miles worth of fuel remaining.
    I would log that kind of inaccuracy as "a failure."

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenwald View Post
    I would log that kind of inaccuracy as "a failure."

    Any manufacturer that extends a warranty from 3 years to 12 years through multiple owners- I consider a success
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