Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: surrey, , England, UK
I seem to be stumbling from one problem to the next on my 43000mile 98 K1200RS at the moment!
Only the text in italics is relevant to the fuel problem
In the past few weeks:
Ran out of fuel (my gauge was not working) from full to empty after only 126 miles (30.5 MPG) Reset TPS fuel economy back to normal now.
Fixed fuel float unit, it was dented and I managed to make it round again so that the float could move up and down.
After less than 100 miles the bike appeared to have ran out of fuel. I pushed it to the garage and filled it up, it only took 17 litres and as you know the tank holds 21L
Went to sort wires out to Right hand grip only to find that a previous owner had really botched them up (all sorted now with fresh connectors and heat shrink)
Replaced throttle cable
Discovered after assembly, that only one throttle body spring was in place, stripped back down and reattached said spring
Tried to clear fuel tank vent, I think I did
I have had to drill a number of fastenings out, I have now replaced all my fairing bolts.
Changed thermostat after a leak.
Re-done thermostat and fitted a new thermostat cover after another leak, it appears to be dry at the moment.
Now Todays Problem
[I]After all the above I had forgotten about the fuel problem, got to just less than 100 miles since my last fill up and came to a stuttering halt, although there was fuel in the tank. Opened petrol cap, in case it was a vent/vacuum problem, still wouldn't start! Walked home, returned to bike and put a couple of litres of petrol in it and rode home.
[I]My question is could I have blocked a reserve type pipe or breather pipe in the fuel cell when I inserted the repaired fuel float unit?