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

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  • YES - 2005 model year

    55 6.74%
  • YES - 2006 model year

    40 4.90%
  • YES - 2007 model year

    95 11.64%
  • YES - 2008 model year

    116 14.22%
  • YES - 2009 model year

    156 19.12%
  • YES - 2010 model year

    63 7.72%
  • YES - 2011 model year (R1200R only I think..)

    23 2.82%
  • YES - Multiple fuel strip failures - please note model/year in a comment

    73 8.95%
  • NO - fuel strip failure. Please note year/model in a comment

    249 30.51%
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  1. #346
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    2009 RT. Have had the fuel strip replaced twice. Once be cause it was reading incorrectly, and once for a complete failure. Complete failure was after sitting for this last winter.

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    Mine failed a couple of days ago. It was the original one.
    R1200RT 2007 91,000km

    I ran out of gas and it was still showing 1/4 tank left.

    My previous No vote should be changed for a Yes
    Daniel
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkjohn View Post
    08 GSA 18000 miles Original strip.
    Things have changed. Strip replaced Oct. 2014. Fuel pump fix also. New strip not much better, when I fill the tank it says there is 470 miles to empty.
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    Fuel strip poll

    '08 R12R ~8,000 miles, no replacement, no problems. So far...

  5. #350

    fuel strip failure

    I am on my third fuel strip. Dealer replaced at no cost to me.

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    What exactly constitutes a fuel strip failure?

    I know that incorrect readings are one of the symptoms. Since I'm having stalling issues with my 07 RT, can the fuel strip signal a false reading to the ECU and cut the engine? For example, the strip assumes the tank is empty and signals to the ECU that we are out of gas and cut the engine. I'm just guessing. I just want to know how it works before I answer the poll.
    Thank you,
    Paul

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    Question fuel strip problem

    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    I have an '07 R12R - 4 strips to date. All on BMWs dime.
    I have a 2005 Rt and I had purchased the bike in 2011 with 5500 miles on it. I had it for 3 months then the strip went. Didn't bother to replace the strip back then because BMW wasn't paying the $335 to replace it. Lived with it until 2014 when at 18000 miles BMW said they would warrant it for 12 years after date of inception. Gave me a warranty until 2017. Less than 500 miles after bikes they repaired it ,the strip went again. Now it's june 2015 and they're going to repair it when I get it to the shop.
    A German tour guide on a motorcycle trip in Italy told me something that makes a lot of sense. BMW never repairs a problem as soon as it happens. Here it is 2015 and only recently have the 2014's been replaced, so I have heard, with a new fuel strip or float sensor. From 2005 to 2014 they just keep replacing these things and never try to fix the problem or find any solution to the problem. This is german engineering ?!?!

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    Fuel strip failure

    I own a 2009, R1200RT and as of this date, 6-14-2015 I have not had a fuel strip problem. I did however, have the fuel pump replaced (recall) and the rear hub replaced (again under the recall) My bike has 12.7K miles on it.
    With in 20 miles of the rear hub replacement my "brake failure" indicator is on???? My ABS is not functioning when tested in a empty parking lot. Any one else with this dilemma?

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    2011 R1200R 2 strips.
    Still not working correctly.

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    2012 R1200R-11,000mls-no fuelstrip problem to this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akospm View Post
    I know that incorrect readings are one of the symptoms. Since I'm having stalling issues with my 07 RT, can the fuel strip signal a false reading to the ECU and cut the engine? For example, the strip assumes the tank is empty and signals to the ECU that we are out of gas and cut the engine. I'm just guessing. I just want to know how it works before I answer the poll.
    Thank you,
    Paul
    No. Absolutely no connection with running the engine. The fuel strip just reports the fuel level to the display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edhyland View Post
    I own a 2009, R1200RT and as of this date, 6-14-2015 I have not had a fuel strip problem. I did however, have the fuel pump replaced (recall) and the rear hub replaced (again under the recall) My bike has 12.7K miles on it.
    With in 20 miles of the rear hub replacement my "brake failure" indicator is on???? My ABS is not functioning when tested in a empty parking lot. Any one else with this dilemma?
    Check the ABS wheel speed sensor and wiring along the swing arm.
    R1200GS LC Rallye
    Jack Hawley MOA and RA #224, KE9UW ("Chuck")

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjack View Post
    Check the ABS wheel speed sensor and wiring along the swing arm.
    +2 - there is a small clamp that holds the ABS sensor wiring against the rear drive in order to keep it away from the back of the flange that was replaced. Chances are - routing of the wire may not have been correct for the new flange. Result will be a damaged wire/sensor, and lack of ABS.
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    Here we go again!!!

    I purchased a fuel strip in May 2014, just before BMW decided to warranty them, then had that one replaced a few months later because it failed. And guess what? I have another failed strip as of yesterday after returning from a 900km road trip, and by the way, I can't get it replaced until Aug 11th. Good thing I don't need "emergency" work.
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    I voted 2011, but I have a 2013

    2013 R1200R Classic, already had one strip fixed under the bike's "normal" warranty.

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