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

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    54 6.71%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    40 4.97%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    92 11.43%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    115 14.29%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    153 19.01%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    63 7.83%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    23 2.86%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    68 8.45%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    248 30.81%
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Thread: Fuel strip poll

  1. #526
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    Aug 2006
    Southern California
    Quote Originally Posted by kcravens View Post
    On fourth strip now. This is ridiculous.
    Jeezz... don't you understand the BMW engineering motto ... Beta Tester... it's a way of's all good...! (make me puke)

  2. #527
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    May 2016
    Northfield, Ohio
    I have given up on my fuel Strip. I replaced (2) in my previous 2008 R1200R and (2) in my current 2013 R1200R. It is a real pain in the neck to take the bike to the dealer and have them replace the fuel strip. It is a 2 to 3 day event and I need to drop off the bike get my wife to pick me up from the dealer and drop me off to pick the bike up only to have it go bad a few months down the road. I just use my trip meter for a gas gauge. Around 175 miles I get gas.

    Roger L

  3. #528

    2009 r1200 rt

    5 failures and counting...
    Date Replaced and Miles
    1. built 01-2009 took delivery 04-2009
    2. 02-2011 @ 9034 miles
    3. 02-2018 @ 21,092 miles
    4. 08-2018 @ 21,400 miles (ride to the dealer is 100 miles)
    5. 05-2019 @ 22,500 miles (1st ride 2019)

    This bike isn't ridden much because I have 2015 GS but so
    disappointed in BMW that they can't get this problem

  4. #529
    Old and Tired Gillie Dog's Avatar
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    Oct 2017
    Southern California
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris05GS View Post
    [B]but so disappointed in BMW that they can't get this problem
    They are choosing not to. Most likely they figure it is cheaper to just replace your 5 or 6 or 10 strips as they fail.

    You have about two more years then too bad for you BMW says. Got to love it, thanks BMW, builds all kind of confidence in buying another bike. I am sure this is my last.

    (New to me) 2010 R1200RT after HD Electra Glides for 35 years

  5. #530

    2012 r1200r

    I have had 3 replacements

  6. #531
    2013 R1200R also with strip. Will be second this year. Not sure how many before that as I purchased this year.

  7. #532
    Watch This!!! junkjohn's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Cape Cod, MA
    Are they still using the fuel strips?
    John Simonds
    2017 R 1200 GS Adventure
    1975 Norton Commando 850 Roadster Mk 3
    If it ain't broke, fix it 'till it is.

  8. #533
    K Bikes Complex by Choice cjack's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    Urbana, IL
    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    Are they still using the fuel strips?
    They went back to the worked for about 100 years, but was mechanical. I don't think the strip is unique to BMW, but BMW has the worst record of using it that I know of.
    R1200GS LC Rallye
    Jack Hawley MOA and RA #224, KE9UW ("Chuck")

  9. #534

    Fuel strip longevity

    My 2010 R1200RT 3rd strip just failed at 100k klm

  10. #535
    2008 BMW R1200 GSA; Iím on the 2nd strip, 29k miles

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  11. #536
    2008 GS with 31K.

    Getting ready to schedule 3rd replacement tomorrow, all under extended warranty so far. Last one made it two fill-ups.

  12. #537
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    Jan 2010
    Kirtland Ohio

    Fuel strip #4 needed

    My 2006 R1200RT went for 10 years with no problems
    Yesterday dreaded orange triangle again
    This will be # 4, but now on my dime

  13. #538

    lasted 70 miles

    my light is now taped over after replacing 3 fuel strips. the last one only took 70 miles to break!

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