Originally Posted by 2008-K1200GT
This is not the same issue as the K1200 series.The K1200's had poor fueling, and high idle symptoms. The high idle was corrected with a new air-box, which maintained it's dimensions under high heat situations, and the low speed fueling was mostly corrected with software. The K1200's did not have the stalling being experienced by the K1300 series. The 1300's are reporting stalling when coming to s stop, downshifting, and even at highway speeds. As you know, unlike in a car, stalling on a bike can be a serious problem, we depend on accelerating in a turn to keep us up. Anyway this thing is not a TSB anymore, and if you get a recall notice in the mail I strongly suggest following through and having the work done. I'm not an attorney, but when NHTSA, and BMWNA announce a recall, if you ignore it, and the problem causes a crash, you will likely find yourself with no legal recourse.
FYI, my '06 stalled when pulling in the clutch numerous times and I have it on video. The dealer had seen it and pushed the issue with BMW NA.
Began with the BBS nonsense first. Graduated to high-idle (2200-3200 RPM) sticking interludes which manifested as BBS at times. Then went on to do the stalling (which is a good way to get run over if someone is behind you thinking you are still going or will go soon).
After whatever airbox they are up to now (twice) and a new servo, software, added Power FRK, all is well finally - but it took 3 years to get there and a bunch of dealers (5 different ones).
The 1300's appear to be on the "3 years to get it right track" as well.
I'm hoping BMW AG gets the S1000RR right as that bike seems to have been around one year racing, showing off, and road testing before the public even gets their hands on it. Most others appeared almost immediately when they were introduced and the public "beta tested" them which wasn't smart for all the bugs that cropped up.
I haven't seen any new LT testing going on with that new 6-cylinder engine. Hope they don't shoot themselves in the foot with a premature release to the public who may again be the "beta tester" for that model.