Originally Posted by larrykay
I purchased my bike in April. The stalling issue reared its ugly head in August on a very hot day. It has cooled down and I have had only once incident in a month. The left turn switch was replaced last week. But I do have a stuck fuel guage issue since day one. The bike has been in service for this issue twice and it still is not solved even though the service manger said " BMW has fixed the fuel guage to spec and nothing else can be done under warranty"
BS. I am going to arrange to have it fixed again as I do not have a functioning fuel guage. If it is not fixed, I will ask for the dealer to buy my bike back under the State lemon law.
I know most bikes are not having issues, but this is my 2nd GT, having had the 2006 with airbox issues. I really thought that BMW had solved all the old issues, but lo and behold, we have new problems. I just don't think BMW tests these bikes enough before full production or is using crappy suppliers with no quality control...
I had a couple of fuel strips installed in my 2006. That issue seems to have settled down for now and I get the yellow light maybe 40 miles out, rather than it won't show full when it is half full. That was pretty much a minor issue to me.
Then came the damn airbox issues which really suck: high-idle sticking, BBS, and stalling, and in that order. Low-speed control was arduous and it could just shut off it some hair-pin turn. I think (after three times in now) it's been remedied - I hope. Least I also got the idle-servo plunger piece replaced as well as the airbox, after they fettled it a few months into ownership a couple of years prior at another dealer.
Some software updates have been added, maybe 3 so far. I don't know which as they don't tell me and the GS-911 isn't forthcoming on what the versions are from what I see on this forum verses what the GS-911 reports.
I also added the Power FRK
thing thinking this is some "Grif P.O.S. snake-oil crap that I'm gonna regret" and now the bike is running well after 3 years of hell. The female end of the fuel Quick-Disconnect I could have lived without.
No clutch issues as many seem to have (knocking on wood) other than one busted line (right side tip-over) and assorted other tip-overs and insurance issues too. I don't feather the clutch and am pretty much off all the time as I learned coming off the dry-clutch RT where the CA CHP smoked clutches every 6 months (they seem to like to ride them and slip them a lot).
Oh, if you haven't heard it yet from your dealer, "They all do that!"
which also means, in most cases, your dealer is lying to you.
It takes a lot of fortitude to stick with the bike and make it work. Some give up too soon, imho. It ain't perfect - even in one or two years - but there is a "chance"
it can be made to be if you stick to it long enough and have some dealers you can trust and work though doing it (I've been through 8-9 now sitting here thinking about it. Wow!). Some dealers and their techs are really amazing(ly bad). When I was asked at trade-in "Who did your service?" and I replied "Me." He said "Good." Seems shortcuts are the norm at some dealers - or skipped entirely. I dunno. I've seen some scary stuff done at some dealers that makes me wonder sometimes, especially bikes bought after a "Death Certificate" is attached to the salvage certificate by the DMV.