Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denmark, Western Australia, Australia
My 07 has displayed high idle from Feb 07 and new airbox has just arrived.
Will be fitted Monday and will ride back to Kalgoorlie (600k's) so should tell if successful.
How BMW released a bike with this issue is beyond me.
It does seem that airbox issue surfaces once ambient (and therefore heat buildup on/in airbox) is above 30 deg (C), at least on mine. Mine has deteriorated to the point where it annoys me to ride it. After 20 mins or so of reasonably hard riding the HI syndrome commences.
When cold no probs, but after a period of sustained mid to high speed riding it starts.
Rough throttle, running on when slowing down under revs (won't drop back to idle but sits above 2000 revs for 5 seconds +) etc etc.
I feel this is a serious safety issue, not just a technical airbox issue.
I have other Beemers and am happy.
I love the concept of this bike but am staggered at the really poor attention to fundamental production issues that have surfaced.
To date (4 months of ownership) I've had the ABS sensor issue, the dreaded EWS issue and the airbox issue.
One more issue and they can have this bike back. I'll go back to the ST1300, which although not as dynamic as the GT, hasen't given me one issue in 80,000 k's.
Thank goodness my R1200 Adv displays none of these issues.
Could seriously consider a R1200RT.
11 1200 Adv
10 Busa Turbo
Many old Harleys and Indians