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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 7th, 2013, 5:18 pm Thread Starter
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hi i own a 2008 k1200r and the fuel strip sensor has packed up.i was looking on various forums and found this to be a common problem .people were saying that it was a bad design,when the k1300 was brought out it was fitted with a float .is it possible to fit a k1300 float in to a k1200 tank .i think it would need to be programmed by BMW . any one got any idea cheers
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ummm. no. I tried.
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may be i might be able wire in a separate fuel gauge. uuuummmmm yes. do you think that might be possable .quite simple realy
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may be i might be able wire in a separate fuel gauge. uuuummmmm yes. do you think that might be possable .quite simple realy
It's not that easy. The electronic system (strip) and mecanical sytem (float) don't utilyze the same theory in the electronics department.. It's ohms (resistance) for the float and I think contact of some sortfor the strip. The bikes computer won't recognize the signals of the ohms since it was never programmed that way.
As a side note....since your bike has a "BMW" badge on it...nothing is ever simple/easy or inexpensive with it

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im saying that you fit a different fuel GAUGE separate to the bmw GAUGE on the bike .thats simple. a totaly different GAUGE with its own power supply. the gauge is on the instrument cluster. and the sensor or float is in side the tank.not relying on the computer electronics. now thats simple.
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