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#995697 - 08/29/17 10:15 PM Fuel Tank Leak
JDog Offline
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Registered: 09/07/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Chino Hills, CA
Hello-----Was wondering if anyone has had this problem, and if any ideas for a solution:
2010 1200RT. Last month, while on a ride back from Oregon to So Cal, I noticed when I had stopped that there was a drip of fuel from the front left of the bike. A small sheen of fuel on the ground, then it stopped. When I returned home, I took off the left side and saw that the leak was coming from the 90 degree quick release that goes into the tank. I replaced the O ring on the 90 degree, and started the engine. No leak when the engine is running, but when I turned it off, a small amount of fuel came up from where the quick release connects to the female connection in the tank. It only leaks when the bike is turned off, and only a small amount of fuel.
I could find no way to replace the female connection, nor any parts in the fiche, and I was told at the BMW shop that this is a part of the fuel tank. I don't think I'm going to replace the entire tank.
Any ideas? Thanks.
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John C.
'10 1200RT

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#995700 - 08/29/17 10:53 PM Re: Fuel Tank Leak [Re: JDog]
RSH Offline
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Registered: 05/27/10
Posts: 76
Loc: Alberta, Canada
Hi

Did your bike participate in the recall:

http://bmwmcmag.com/2014/01/bmw-recalls-2005-2012-motorcycles-over-fuel-pump-leaks/

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/2014/january/jan0913-thousands-of-bmws-need-fuel-fix/

My buddies 2010 & 2011 R1200 RT, both got notice and BMW put a little metal collar around a protrusion on the tank that sometimes cracks a bit. I think it is flange/connection area for a fuel line to the fuel pump, not sure.

Hope that is not the problem, but best to check

Beemer Boneyard also sells the little metal collar or BMW will put one on for n/c if the recall is still in effect.

Ride Safe.


Edited by RSH (08/30/17 12:21 AM)
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#995702 - 08/29/17 11:21 PM Re: Fuel Tank Leak [Re: RSH]
JDog Offline
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Registered: 09/07/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Chino Hills, CA
I had not been aware of this recall (I bought the bike used 2 1/2 years ago), but from the articles, this sounds like what is going on, I'll check it out at Irv Seavers.

Thanks.
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John C.
'10 1200RT

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#995716 - 08/30/17 03:09 AM Re: Fuel Tank Leak [Re: JDog]
Tri750 Offline
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Registered: 09/23/04
Posts: 975
Loc: CA
A recall never expires.
You can go to the NHTSA website and enter your VIN to see if it is effected by the recall. If the bike was done, you will get a "contact your dealer or manufacturer for more info"

Back in 2000 at the dealership I worked at we checked every bike that that came in for service for open recalls or campaigns .
We came across an airhead a customer a bought that still had the snowflake wheel recall open. We called bmw, they sent us the new wheels no question.
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