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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 2015, 7:35 am Thread Starter
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Help! 3 cylinder k1200GT mid tour

My 2006 GT has 56,000 km on it. Ran fine, just had an oil change at BMW in Munich of all places. Service is current.

1000 cold and wet km later I am in St Malo FR. Bike started fine his am but as leaving hotel ran rough. As I had just bought gas, I suspected bad fuel.

Long story short, it seems 1 cylinder is kicking in and out. Gas seems not the issue (drained and replaced without any effect).

I have read about a bad coil, but suspect I cannot replace one without draining the rad. This is possible, but refilling without a vacuum pump is not an option.

Any other possible causes?

While I cannot pull the coils without draining the rad, can I access the plugs which connect to the coils with my hand? A wiggle and tug might help diagnose things.

Thanks to all.

Ps, I need to get back from here to Milan. Will 1000 km on a 3 cylinder slant 4 hurt it? It starts just fine.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2015, 10:51 am Thread Starter
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Got lucky, got a referral to a non BMW shop (from the local BMW shop, no less).

4 new plugs plus 4 new coils = fixed k1200gt. Not cheap, but not having to find your way from rural northern France to your flight leaving Milan without your bike = priceless.

Now that I have fixed the cracked rear hub flange, enjoyed the failing brake servo motor, the sticky airbox valve, coil/plug failure, a squealing clutch, agricultural shifting, a new cam chain tensioner and a replacement seat, what else can go wrong?

Next big service will involve the final 2 recalls, for the fuel pump and the front brake lines. By then I will have 65,000 km on it and may want a new s1000xr anyways.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2015, 11:31 pm
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Now that I have fixed the cracked rear hub flange, enjoyed the failing brake servo motor, the sticky airbox valve, coil/plug failure, a squealing clutch, agricultural shifting, a new cam chain tensioner and a replacement seat, what else can go wrong?


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 29th, 2015, 12:06 pm Thread Starter
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Oh, and I forgot. A broken centre stand and a bent front rim courtesy of a pothole in Corsica.
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