Stalling and Hot Start Issues
Someone may find this of interest re: stalling issue. I've read most everything there is to read online. There are all kinds of suggested remedies. Even those owners that participated in the U.S. recall can't seem to definitively say what the remedy is. I'm in Canada where they don't recognize the recall for this issue apparently. I took mine into Toronto BMW when I first purchased my 2010 a couple of years ago (with only 10,000 km). They addressed other Canadian recall issues (switches, software, fuel pump bracket) and I asked them to address the stall. They didn't, saying the bike was fine. The stall was still happening. I found a private mechanic that tweaked something, I didn't ask what, and the bike has been fine the last couple of years.
At the start of this season the stall had seemingly returned. Now this bike was cursed with another 2009-2010 issue. The dreaded hot start. I had ordered the supplemental wiring kit last year but hadn't gotten around to installing it. It's a bloody cold spring here so after being out a couple of times, encountering the stall again and being reminded of the hot start, I got around to installing the supplemental wiring rig last weekend.
Hot start issue is gone. And, oddly, so has the stalling issue near as I can tell. I can't claim a relationship. It's conceivable that the stall returned due to I was running the same tank of gas from last fall and it may have been a bit off. I don't know.
Footnote: I never had any luck originally with the Techron "solution." I mean originally. What kind of deposits do you get after 6,000 miles? The indie mechanic I mentioned has moved shops and I still plan on tracking him down to find out what he adjusted. Further and finally -- let me just express my disappointment with BMW itself over these issues. Particularly the lack of universal recalls and transparency for what are serious issues.