YES - 2005 model year
YES - 2006 model year
YES - 2007 model year
YES - 2008 model year
YES - 2009 model year
YES - 2010 model year
YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)
YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment
NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment
The answer is probably no (I believe your GS shared the instrument cluster with the Roadster that year - oval speedo? Smaller tach?)
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I have read most of the posts concerning the fuel strip and the float replacement/update. There doesn't seem to be any posts about bad floats. I have a 2012 RT that I bought new. The fuel gauge and computed mileage stopped working correctly within the first year.It was erratic at best. When brought to the attention of the dealer while still under warranty, the said they could not duplicate the problem, therefore they couldn't fix something that didn't exist. I explained that I never new when it would go haywire, but eventually it would, probably on my way home from the shop. Every time I brought it in for service, I would mention the fuel gauge problem. I never realized that they were not entering this information into the computer or putting it on the work order. At some point I was informed that I have a float system instead of a strip, and that is why they won't warranty it. Have there been other float failures? where do I go from here? I contacted the factory rep and was told that since there was no documentation they couldn't help me. On a $22,000 motorcycle you are supposed to keep track of your mileage the way we did in the 60's ??? I think not. Don Meek
2005 1200 RT (apx 112k miles)
In the mean time - do as those of us with strips do - keep resetting the trip-meter whenever you get gas. It's a PITA - but less of a PITA than running out of gas would be. Sometimes the best solution is an imperfect compromise.
2012 R1200R: about to have my third sensor/ strip installed…
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2009 F800GS 1994 TW200
Don, I guess I wasn't very clear in my post about my float system fuel sensor. My question is, have any of these been reported as failing also? And should this be reported to the NHTSA? I am totally aware that I was wrong to not make sure my comments about the fuel sensor were documented when it was serviced, but I wonder is that really the customers' responsibility? Also, how does BMW expect to build brand loyalty/trust if they refuse to believe the customer? I even offered to split the cost of the repair with Hap's BMW (where I bought it) and was refused. Don Meek
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I have all ready done that. their reply was the same. since it is out of warranty when it finally went completely whacky, (instead of being intermittent) there is nothing they could do. As I said, I love the bike, but the arrogant attitude of their customer service is very irritating