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    Replaced the fuel strip and it worked forever after?

    Was just wondering...
    Is there anyone that has replaced the fuel strip and had no issues with it afterward?
    I can't help noticing that many have replaced the strip multiple times, and the strip failed
    over and over again. Even if it is free, is time consuming. Is it really worth it?

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    I usually just reset my tripmeter and fill up at 200 miles


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    The now-gone OK City BMW dealer replaced my OEM fuel-strip on a 2008 RT at 9K miles, and when I traded in 2015, it was still working fine with 52K on the ODO. But, as we all say: YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExGMan View Post
    The now-gone OK City BMW dealer replaced my OEM fuel-strip on a 2008 RT at 9K miles, and when I traded in 2015, it was still working fine with 52K on the ODO. But, as we all say: YMMV.
    Sure hope you are not the only one! Thank for the replay.

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    My R1200R strip was replaced in 2011 and the replacement is still working.
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    My 09 GS strip was replaced in 2010 and was still working last year when I sold it.
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    On my 2008 R1200R I replaced 3 fuel strips. I replaced one on my 2013 R1200R and that one went out about after it was installed. Now I just use the trip meter. It is too much of a pain to take the bike back to the dealer to get it replaced.

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    You have probably already seen my posts but I am now on my forth and playing the wait and see game. Two months and so far okay. But I do agree with you, if you have an hourly wage and you wait for the strip to be replaced, it adds up pretty quickly.
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    My fuel assembly was replaced for some recall (cracking plastic??) around 2013. All works fine. Don't know that it matters, but I avoid gas with ethanol and I always keep it stored with ethanol free gas at my home. On the road, you get what you get, but once home I switch back to ethanol free which I keep on hand here at my house (I have a 20 gallon dispensing tank).
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    My dealers will not do it while you wait. The bike needs to be dropped off so now I need to get someone to pick me up and drop me off to get the bike back. During peak season the bike might be in the shop for a few days waiting its turn. Like I said a real pain in the A$$. I just use the trip meter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerl View Post
    My dealers will not do it while you wait. The bike needs to be dropped off so now I need to get someone to pick me up and drop me off to get the bike back. During peak season the bike might be in the shop for a few days waiting its turn. Like I said a real pain in the A$$. I just use the trip meter.

    Roger L
    Don't understand why the dealer can't replace it while you wait! How long does it take to perform the surgery?
    In my case, the closest dealer on this side of the border is at 200 km.(120 ml) On the other side, is the hustle
    at the border I would rather do without! That is actually why I started this thread. The strip works so far, on my
    2008 rt so am not sure if I would go thru the trouble if it goes down. And considering that it would be just a temporary
    fix, I don't understand why even bother? Am glad to see that some has replaced it only once and it worked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerl View Post
    My dealers will not do it while you wait. The bike needs to be dropped off so now I need to get someone to pick me up and drop me off to get the bike back. During peak season the bike might be in the shop for a few days waiting its turn. Like I said a real pain in the A$$. I just use the trip meter.

    Roger L
    Perhaps it's time to find a different dealer.

    My local dealer (~50 miles away) replaced the strip in my '10 R1200R in about 1.5 hours or so while I waited. I also had the fuel filter replaced. I did need to schedule an appt about 2 weeks in advance (they're busy this time of year).

    P.S. Three weeks or so on and it's still working.

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    I had my fuel strip on my '09 replaced in '10. Never failed again and I sold the bike in '16 with 140K miles. Never worried about it.
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    Replaced on my 08 right after initial service and still ticking.

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