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I Guess I Need Help

Posted By: David13

I Guess I Need Help - 06/24/17 06:54 AM

I was riding today from Los Angeles to Utah today. Stopping in Barstow, the bike didn't start back up.
It was hot so I waitied a bit to see if it would cool down. After 10 minutes it started and I rode on to Baker.
However, then it wouldn't start at all at 10 or more tries over an hour.
I have my computer with me but not the GS911.
Of course it may be the fuel pump controller.
I called BMW Las Vegas, the nearest and they said maybe controller or fuel pump.
I got it towed to Las Vegas (not cheap) and LB BMW says they don't have a controller in stock.
I had to wait 6 hours for the tow. They were busy and we saw a lot of cars broke down on the road.
LB BMW can't do anything to it til Tuesday.
I got a rental car so I can continue my travels. Then maybe pick up the bike Tuesday.
I don't know if LV BMW ever had a good reputation.
I guess the only help i might need is advice.
dc
Posted By: lkraus

Re: I Guess I Need Help - 06/24/17 12:51 PM

Sounds like you are on the road again, without the bike, so all we can offer now are condolences.

You should have been able to hear the fuel pump running if the FPC was working.

I carry four PosiTaps, a print out of this reference, and a few feet of wire in my tool kit to bypass the FPC, just in case. A duplicate of the reference file is also on my phone.
Posted By: CoarsegoldKid

Re: I Guess I Need Help - 06/24/17 03:07 PM

Not much I can do here but say sorry it happened David. A car with AC isn't so bad with this heat though. You might stop in BMW dealerships alone your route to see if they have a controller or make the jumper. However I would guess LV BMW would have one by the time you get back to the bike.
Posted By: David13

Re: I Guess I Need Help - 06/25/17 01:35 AM

Joe If they had one, they wouldn't sell it to me, saying instead they didn't have one. Nor a pump. But supposedly they will get them both for Tuesday.
There are no other BMW dealers here. Well, Salt Lake which is far to the north.
I had thought about getting one as a spare. And didn't.
I had also thought more than once about adding AAA RV and motorcycle towing. I guess I didn't like the price. And it can't be added retroactively, it's a 7 day wait.
That would have saved me a lot of money.
The a/c really isn't that much of an attraction. The fact that the car runs is. At least for now.
dc
Posted By: Bud

Re: I Guess I Need Help - 06/28/17 12:05 AM

For future reference: Progressive covers towing to the nearest Authorized BMW dealer, regardless of mileage, for $15 annual premium.
Posted By: RedMac

Re: I Guess I Need Help - 11/06/17 06:17 PM

Originally Posted by Bud
For future reference: Progressive covers towing to the nearest Authorized BMW dealer, regardless of mileage, for $15 annual premium.


Note - the Progressive trip interruption which is where the towing is under, is limited to $500 per occurrence. You can easily eat that up in towing... (at least that's what I think reading the contract...)
Posted By: lkraus

Re: I Guess I Need Help - 11/06/17 06:48 PM

My Progressive policy shows a $500 limit on trip interruption coverage (meals, lodging, alternate transportation), where it is included in a paragraph listing daily limits for each category. Towing is in another section, with no stated limit.

If I remember correctly, Roadside Assistance (towing) was available without the Trip Interruption Coverage, though they are billed as one item.

Check with your agent, policies vary from state to state.

Posted By: David13

Re: I Guess I Need Help - 11/07/17 04:31 AM

Well, the tow to Las Vegas (100 miles) was $800.
I had Geico insurance at the time. Later on I realized I had towing insurance there, which was $10 per year.
I turned in a claim for reimbursement on it, and they called and said they thought they would only give me $75 on it, since I didn't call them at the time. However, when I got the check it was $800.

I paid Las Vegas BMW MC $300, $200 for a spare new fpc, and $100 diagnostic. They replaced the fuel pump under recall. Seems to run fine now.
dc
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