Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Stalling / BBS Syndrome - Time for action?
Looking through this forum and others it seems that there is a significant number of us with K1200 bikes which have problems with low speed throttle control and engine stalling. I don't see too many posts saying the problem has been fixed permanently. It seems to be a problem getting the dealers to acknowledge the fault due to it's intermittant nature.
My '07 GT has the problem and has been in the dealers for a total of 40 days in the last four months - and it's still as bad as ever. It stalls on me at least once a day and trying to control it in stop/go traffic is difficcult. My 05 S has started the same nonsense. I'm sick of it.
I found I can reproduce the problem, though not guarenteed to work every time. Try this at home, if you like.... with the engine up to running temp (wait till the fan has kicked in a few times if you just started the bike) and the bike in neutral, rev the engine to 2000rpm and hold the throttle still. On my bike the revs will not stay at 2000 for long, they vary between 3000+ and idle. If I continue to hold the throttle long enough (usually happens within a few minutes) the engine cuts out.
Just an idea, but what if those of us who have these unresolved issues get together and approach BMW "en masse" so to speak. Demand that they acknowledge the problem and inform us what they intend to do about it.
Yeah, I know - pigs might fly - but if they don't try they certainly won't.
BMW K1200GT (2007)
BMW K1200S (2005)
Ducati 696 Monster (the Wife's)