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    Keyless Fuel Cap Problem

    My 2015 RT recently began having issues with unlocking the keyless entry fuel cap. It simply will not unlock, forcing me to repeatedly make an attempt until it suddenly decides to wake up and allow me access. I'm suspecting a low key-fob battery, which I plan to replace tomorrow but the bike has not given me any indications that the fob battery is low so I'm not confident that this will solve the mystery but I thought I'd reach out and see if anyone else has experienced this issue and what your solution was, just in case the fob battery change doesn't help. My additional problem is that I'm planning to leave in a few days for a two week trip so I'm hoping to resolve this issue beforehand. Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvint View Post
    . I'm suspecting a low key-fob battery, which I plan to replace tomorrow !
    You should see a low fob battery light on the dash if it's weak.
    I saw the same problem mentioned awhile back but don't remember if it was on this site or the RS site.
    I'll try to find the thread.
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    I found the post I was thinking of but it just mentioned a thread on a forum I'm not familiar with.
    It mentioned a R1250 not being able to open the keyless gas cap. The problem was fixed at a dealer but I don't know if it was a programing fix or mechanical.

    On your trip carry the correct torx bit to remove the cap if it will not open.
    This will be a hassle but it beats having to have the bike hauled in.
    Lee
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Thanks for looking into it, Lee. I cleaned and lubed the latch mechanism itself and it seems better so I'll keep my fingers crossed. At the very least, you did serve as a reminder to pack my tool kit!

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    Same issue

    Had the same issue with my RS, lubed the mechanism and all has been good for about 4 months.

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    If you have a tank ring for a tank bag, check the screws arenít too tight.
    I had a SW-Motech bag on for 50,000 km then the tank started to get hard to open. I backed the screws off a bit - problem solved.

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    Had the same problem with or without tank bag ring. Very difficult to latch or unlatch. Only solution so far is to tune the screw tightness like a piano until it is just so....and then wait for it to crop up again later. Not a very robust design.

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