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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2006, 10:24 pm Thread Starter
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1st BMW

A k1200gt as a first BMW after riding Harleys for 35 yrs was quite an eye opener!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT. . . there have been a few farts. Every once in a while the throttle return to idle is unpredictable and the idle seems to be erratic between 1200 and 1800rpms instead of its prescribed 1100.
By the time I get it to the shop, the fart has cleared up.
My local dealer says there are no faults in memory. Perhaps the Harley Gods are angry with me. (NAAAAA!)
Does anyone have any thoughts on the strange behavior that I'm experiencing?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old May 27th, 2006, 11:35 pm
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Yep, sounds like what mine was doing. The idle started to swing from about 1200 and move up to about 1750 rpm, drop back and start that cycle again. I also began to experience abrupt throttle on/off. I couldn't roll the power off or on at low speed no matter how carefully I eased it off. If I could compare it to a light switch, the difference between having a dimmer switch and a standard on/off. Had the initial service done on Thursday, the dealer reloaded the software and adjusted the throttle cables. The bike is now performing normally. There is some sort of a problem with some of these bikes, but it appears to be easily cured.

PS, Congrats on your new toy.

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