Originally Posted by larrykay
Aren't you still covered under warranty ?
Nope, expired 6 weeks ago. However, the folks at San Jose BMW are going to put in a "good will" (I think I remember the name right) claim and expect it to be paid (refund) since the fuel level sender is a known failure item.
Originally Posted by lhendrick
Can't rule that out. I sometimes feel a little possessed myself when I twist the right grip...
Originally Posted by doc52
You are unique
My wife says the same thing, sometimes in a less flattering way...
Originally Posted by Robert_W
Interesting....I would agree that the particles in your mini storm must have been just the right size to produce a charge. Kinda like ash from a volcano but on a much smaller scale. Were the gloves electric? I've been through some serious dust and wind storms, some that lasted 100's of miles. But never got zapped. Glad you're OK.
Nope, just standard leather winter gauntlets; BMW Atlantis 2.
Originally Posted by KGK1200GT
Sounds something like when I use the big giant vacuum at work to suck up sand and forget to ground the hose. Static charge constantly zaps u as the sand is sucked through the rubber hose. Maybe some thing like that was going on with you, as the sand/dirt partials passed over your clothing you became charged and then discharged through the bike?, or visa versa.
Now that you've mentioned it, I've had the same experience with the shop vac hose, especially when vacuuming up concrete dust after drilling anchor holes in the shop floor. Didn't think of that. Silica has a high dielectric constant and charges nicely. Must have been a very similar phenomenon.
Originally Posted by GMack
I don't know how it would take out that strip though. I've often suspected it was the ethanol in the USA fuels affecting it. I don't recall any posts from someone out of the country having the strip fail like our corn-fed mandated fuel that is supposed to go up to 15% soon and the AMA is fighting it. No doubt CA will come up with some more special additive stuff that will damage them even more.
My guess is that the strip didn't actually fail but the bit of electronics that reads the strip. I believe that the sender is a Canbus device, sending its data over the bus back to the cluster. Could be wrong, though. In any case, I had just fueled up in Lancaster and it went to zero during the storm. I wouldn't have noticed except for the lighted warning in the top center display.