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    Broken Throttle Body Pulleys 2009 R1200RT

    Has anyone every seen this happen? Mine broke on Wednesday. I was shifting to second and the RPMs dropped to idle. I had to get a tow and after I got everything off, I eventually discovered the pulleys/cams on the throttle bodies were broken off. They are plastic, which is incredible. Is the bike made by Mattel? Steel has always worked...
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    I think this very issue has been discussed a couple of times on the threads. I'm curious if the '05's were steel, as I don't here much about their failure.
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    BMW NA suggested I have it fixed at a dealer. Whatever. I know what's wrong with it and new parts and labor would probably cost $1400ish. May be a little more. Using plastic is ridiculous.
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    Seems I am not the first nor the only one: http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2009/.../10609639.aspx

    I filed a complaint too.
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    So what was the verdict? You gonna order the part and replace it yourself. Does BMW offer a non-plastic throttle body pulley?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    So what was the verdict? You gonna order the part and replace it yourself. Does BMW offer a non-plastic throttle body pulley?
    I found a set of throttle bodies on ebay with the cables/cable distributor box/fuel injection. The pulleys cannot be replaced by themselves. THe whole throttle body has to be replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    Seems I am not the first nor the only one: http://www.arfc.org/complaints/2009/.../10609639.aspx

    I filed a complaint too.
    Good for you Ponch.

    Hopefully BMW NA will step up to fix this significant safety issue. There is hope, especially since they recently started replacing left and right switch gear on the 2010 and up models, even those not experiencing a failure. I don't believe, the switches were nearly the level of concern as this piece.

    Hope you get back on the road soon.

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    Well, I was contacted by BMW NA. I was pleasantly surprised, but I not expectant. We'll see.
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    On these failures, were you rolling off throttle or just riding along? I haven't looked hard, but RT's only? Do both of y'all have cruise control?

    We have three models in the 07-09 range, two with over 100K, but no RT's. Keep recommended minimum slack at the adjusters and guess just used to the feel.

    Too bad the parts are not as available as they are for the 11XX series. Just got a set for a 1150 with the tick-tick-tick from a worn shaft. Maybe one day?

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