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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 22nd, 2010, 11:59 pm Thread Starter
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Received My Recall Notice - '10 GT

Big OOPS, this should be under the "K / GT" section. Don't see a way to delete it and re-post. Maybe one of the Mods can move it.

Just an FYI...
Received a recall notice today: "Recall Campaign No. 09V-471, K 1300 S, K 1300 GT", dated February 2010.

The notice says: "The problem involves fuel quality. Poor fuel quality may lead to small deposits within the throttle bodies. During engine operation in a low rpm range, typically near idle speed (when coming to a stop), air flow could be restricted. If air flow was sufficiently restricted, then engine stalling could occur."
I understand that the latest "flash" is now 14.3. Probably won't be able to take the bike until later next week. Bike has never exhibited any stalling at all and only Chevron "Premium" in the tank.

My GT has a build date of Sept. 09, which I purchased in early November and now have just over 1000 miles on her. Probably less than 150 miles have been on the freeway, just to test out the cruise control. The rest have been in the twisty's, primarily up Mines Rd to the "Junction" and to Mt.Hamilton and back (from the Livermore, Ca. side its about 110 miles round trip with an elevation change of about 4000'.)
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 6:43 am
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Quite distressing to see that stalling issue was not factory fixed withthe 2010 models. Simply inexcusable.
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I got my recall notice in the mail, and I just cannot see the words alluding to "bad fuel". This is just a lot of BS. My dealer did the software upgrade and replaced both handlebar switches. While the bike was in for the winter service, I had the dealer install my Stebel Horn, intall BMW Patrol light
( flashing rear led), rewire my motolights to the Centech fuse box under the seat. These were all items promised to be done when The bike was purchased. I held off until I knew I was going to keep the bike and was not returned under the lemon law for a bad fuel guage that needed 3 trips back to get it fixed.

Bike is up to snuff, getting delivered tomorrow and waiting for some decent weather....

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I got my recall letter yesterday and I have an '09 K13S, built 11/08. Had the v14.2 done the very first day it was available for download direct to the dealers... have put over 4000mi on bike since update. Stalling issues gone, and never had the TB's cleaned. 13,500mi on odo so far. My service manager told me other day that BMW did send them a service bulletin that has recommended the following fuels only because of their cleaning agent: Chevron, Texaco, BP/Amoco, Shell is what I remember but think he mentioned 1 or 2 more in that list.

I think BMW may have had 2010 bikes "on the way" when update was released, and it's just as easy for the dealer to update the ECU when the bike comes off the truck and in the door of dealer. Nobody is riding the bikes between Germany and dealer, so there shouldn't be any 2010's riding around with old software anymore. Recall notice is there just in case a 2010 slipped through the cracks, and if I were a prospective buyer I'd probably actually prefer the dealer telling me "we downloaded the latest software for you."

Hope you GT owners' bikes are running perfectly.

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Referring back to the first post, there is now a 14.3 flash? If so, what's changed over 14.2?

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I was just up for the 12K service last Friday and Jon never mentioned anything about a newer version; this kind of news doesn't "get by him." Sounds strange going from 14.2 to 14.3 too, which would indicate a very minor adjustment. Everything runs right so can't imagine what little thing needed correction????

Where did you hear about that update?
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Use good quality gas and quit riding around town ....done deal...why should BMW be responsible for the users deliberate intentions of using shit gas and riding like grandma on a Harley (all I could find was Grandpa)

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Referring back to the first post, there is now a 14.3 flash? If so, what's changed over 14.2?
I checked with Jon (Capitol BMW service manager) and he said they received a CD from BMW with software update on Friday (day after I was at their place), but no mention on the bulletin with it that it was for the K13.

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Use good quality gas and quit riding around town ....done deal...why should BMW be responsible for the users deliberate intentions of using shit gas and riding like grandma on a Harley (all I could find was Grandpa)
So we push the bikes to the countryside??
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I took delivery of my '10 GT this last weekend. When I asked about the recall they stated that they completed all recalls prior to delivery. I talked to one of the techs and he seems to think that the software update simply holds a higher RPM for a fraction of a second prior to allowing the bike to idle.

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