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#992390 - 07/17/17 11:31 AM New Fuel Strip
Sonor Offline
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Well this is #4 installed on Saturday. I'll keep y'all posted as to how long this one lasts. Care to have a pool going? rofl
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#992960 - 07/24/17 12:07 PM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Sonor]
Sonor Offline
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The previous strip died - it showed no fuel all the time even after fill ups. The new strip one week later is showing a lot of gas all the time so the reverse of the dead fuel strip. I like this better and have become accustomed to using the trip meter again. In other words, this level of broken is better than the last but still no confidence in the strip.
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#993122 - 07/26/17 03:02 AM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Sonor]
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Are you saying this strip failed within a week of install?

There's no extended warranty down here, just the standard 2 years on new parts. I paid just over US$300 to have mine replaced in January last year.
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#993138 - 07/26/17 03:35 PM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Sonor]
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Hey Robin, Not sure if it failed or there is still a, "calibration through use" at play. I have had others tell me that it takes a couple of full tanks before it gets it correct. If that is not the case, then yes, it failed. I will keep you posted.
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#993157 - 07/26/17 09:04 PM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Sonor]
greiffster Offline
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Registered: 01/15/14
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Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee
Originally Posted By: Sonor
The previous strip died - it showed no fuel all the time even after fill ups. The new strip one week later is showing a lot of gas all the time so the reverse of the dead fuel strip. I like this better and have become accustomed to using the trip meter again. In other words, this level of broken is better than the last but still no confidence in the strip.


Sonor,
Does the gas level (number of bars) drop at all? Or does it just stay completely full (all bars)?
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#993726 - 08/03/17 11:43 AM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Sonor]
Sonor Offline
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Well I am happy to say that over the weekend I went for a 135 mile ride. While moving the fuel strip did not move, always full. After I stopped and started the bike the next day, the fuel gauge showed I still had a little over 3/4 of a tank. While this is wrong, at least it is moving. I am hopeful that I will be able to use it as a rough idea of the fuel level just in case I forget to reset the trip odometer.
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#993727 - 08/03/17 11:58 AM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Sonor]
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Registered: 06/05/10
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Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Sonor
The previous strip died - it showed no fuel all the time even after fill ups. The new strip one week later is showing a lot of gas all the time so the reverse of the dead fuel strip. I like this better and have become accustomed to using the trip meter again. In other words, this level of broken is better than the last but still no confidence in the strip.


Morning Sonor

I have seen a couple of new fuel strips do this.

Run it down to well below 1/4 tank (I usually siphon the fuel out into a remote container)-- then re-set all the trip odos & MPG resets in the onboard computer.

Now ride the bike just far enough to get the dash fuel gauge to read the lower fuel level.

Now refill the tank all the way to the top & again reset all the odos & MPG reading.

After doing this they will usually start reading correctly (or at least close) -- (Don't ask me why??)
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#993730 - 08/03/17 12:46 PM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: dirtrider]
greiffster Offline
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Originally Posted By: dirtrider
Originally Posted By: Sonor
The previous strip died - it showed no fuel all the time even after fill ups. The new strip one week later is showing a lot of gas all the time so the reverse of the dead fuel strip. I like this better and have become accustomed to using the trip meter again. In other words, this level of broken is better than the last but still no confidence in the strip.


Morning Sonor

I have seen a couple of new fuel strips do this.

Run it down to well below 1/4 tank (I usually siphon the fuel out into a remote container)-- then re-set all the trip odos & MPG resets in the onboard computer.

Now ride the bike just far enough to get the dash fuel gauge to read the lower fuel level.

Now refill the tank all the way to the top & again reset all the odos & MPG reading.

After doing this they will usually start reading correctly (or at least close) -- (Don't ask me why??)


Interesting. Mine gets wonky as it gets closer to empty. It seems to make gas. I'm going to give this a try.
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#993850 - 08/04/17 07:20 PM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Sonor]
Lone_RT_rider Offline
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Registered: 07/22/00
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Loc: Germantown, WI
Originally Posted By: Sonor
Well this is #4 installed on Saturday. I'll keep y'all posted as to how long this one lasts. Care to have a pool going? rofl


My 4th strip is scheduled (under 12 year extended BMW paid warranty for this part only) to go in on Tuesday. The first lasted one year, the second also a year whereas the 3rd has lasted 7 years. The bike has barely 41K on it. From what the dealer said, there is no redesign of the component, just a replacement of the part with a known faulty design.

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#993859 - 08/04/17 09:14 PM Re: New Fuel Strip [Re: Lone_RT_rider]
lawnchairboy Offline
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Registered: 11/14/05
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Loc: Traffic hell, VA
don't know what's wrong with my 11 year old RT. It has yet to eat a fuel strip. Just oil, tires, brake pads, air filters, oil filters.....
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