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#994315 - 08/11/17 12:57 AM Engine shut off twice on my way home from work!
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Riding my K1300GT home from work today, the engine shut off on two different occasions. The first instance I am in traffic, riding at a snails pace, when I thought to myself, "gee, engine sounds unusually quite". I hit the throttle to move and nothing!

Did I do that? Hard for me to believe; I know when I stall an engine. This was no stall, the engine just shut off. Even when taking off from a standstill, the engine is so strong all you need do is release the clutch, you won't stall the engine, the bike will just pull forward.

Maybe 15 minutes later I am in second gear, maybe doing 20mph, and engine dies again! In both cases I hit the starter and it fires right up, but what the heck is going on?!
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#994363 - 08/11/17 03:19 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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Let me guess, the engine died when you backed off on the throttle. Using Seafoam every now and then does help.

Another thing that would help is calibrating the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) by disconnecting the battery for several minutes. Upon reconnecting, turn the ignition on, but don't start the engine. Completely open and close the throttle 3 times. Turn the ignition off.



Edited by Dennis Andress (08/11/17 03:20 PM)

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#994364 - 08/11/17 03:22 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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Excellent guess, that's exactly what happened.

Thanks for the information.
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#994368 - 08/11/17 04:15 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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It was hard experience, not a guess. In heavy Tacoma traffic last year I checked my mirrors to see how Laney was doing and noticed her headlight was out. It came back on in a couple of seconds and I realized she was restarting her engine after it had died. Then it happened again. Did I mention there was a semi on her ass?

This was a chronic problem with the K1300. When it was first noticed in 2010 BMw would remove and clean the throttle bodies. Something about a buildup of crud on the the engine side of the butterflies.

There are a lot of hoses and valves on the airbox which can have an impact. If your idle speed fluctuates (constantly. Occasionally is ok), or if idle is high, you might want to have it looked at.

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#994369 - 08/11/17 04:17 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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How often do you hit redline? It's a K Bike hitting redline every now and then is important...

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#994370 - 08/11/17 04:35 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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I have yet to come anywhere near redline. I have to figure out where I can do so and not get arrested!
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#994376 - 08/11/17 05:07 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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I won't mention Torrey

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#994379 - 08/11/17 05:18 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: Dennis Andress]
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Originally Posted By: Dennis Andress
How often do you hit redline? It's a K Bike hitting redline every now and then is important...


clap clap
cool
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doesn't hurt a boxer either.

Amazing how many people don't know the speed rev limiters kick in by gear, esp 4-5-6
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#994391 - 08/11/17 06:22 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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""BMWST.COM" moderator arrested and dismissed from duties for excessive speeding". Accompanied by a picture of EffBee slapping me across the face with a pair of gloves grin
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#994424 - 08/11/17 10:40 PM Re: Engine shut off twice on my way home from work! [Re: beemerman2k]
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Nothing new there...


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