Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: New Rochelle , NY, USA
1300Gt runs out of gas. Bad fuel guage
Went to my dealer to get my 1st service.
Ran out of gas as I was pulling into the parking area of my dealer today! I walked the bike into the service area...
Ok, they did the first service for $230.00. Changed the oil, old filter,final drive, a few rubber seals etc,made a bunch of adjustments and checked the fasteners etc. It seemed to be fairly thorough. They hooked up the bike to their BMW computer. No Faults.
Then they tried "calibrating" or adjusting the fuel sensor. 1/2 hour later, the consensus of the 2 mechanics and a call to BMW...I have to bring the bike back at another time and leave it for the day. They need to remove an electronic strip sensor and dry it out and then reinstall and realcalibrate. If that does not work, they will replace the entire fuel sender system sender. They said that they have seen this problem on late 2008's and some 2009,s ( mine being the second )..
On the way to the dealer, I tried to run the fuel guage down, but I noticed today in 50 miles to the dealer that the "miles remaining" never went below 46( from 60 at home). When I went dry,the resettable odometer showed 235 miles since my last fillup and an average of 38.5mpg.
I should have known better as the last few tankfuls at 60 miles remaining and 215 on the resettable took 6.0 gallons..
BTW, the yellow light never did come on. It is supposedly programmed to come on at 40 miles left.
On a side note, the bike is running spectacularly, especialy after the oil changes. MY bike ran smoother, less buzzing at high revs, and shifting is getting less clunkier by the mile. I really ran the engine through its paces during the breakin period. The nimbleness of this bike is far superior to the 2006. It feels like the bike is almost part of my body,turning on mental commands or a slight flick of the wrist...
1100 miles on the odo and many more to come..
Of course, I have to watch the miles until they do the fix in 2 weeks. I get a loaner of a low mileage bike for the day.....
Deep Blue 2009 K1300GT