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OfflineBBT600

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    2009 R1200RT fuel range
    « on: 2022-05-05 12:09:48 »
    Hi, the fuel strip sensor in my R1200RT has failed again! I’m away for a few days touring and I’ll need to use the mileage trip meter to judge fuel level. As a rough guide, what mileage would I get from a full tank, non motorway riding and pretty quick. I’m only after an approx and will refuel in plenty of time. I don’t know the fuel consumption rate coz I’ve never bothered to work it out.
    « Last Edit: 2022-05-05 12:51:04 by BBT600 »

    OfflineDoctor T

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      Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
      « Reply #1 on: 2022-05-05 13:25:53 »
      To cover you start looking for fuel at about the 200-mile mark. Have you tried zapping the fuel sender?. Once the side panel is off it takes less than 20 to do.
      Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.

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        Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
        « Reply #2 on: 2022-05-05 22:10:26 »



        what should I use to zap it?

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          Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
          « Reply #3 on: 2022-05-05 23:14:24 »
          To cover you start looking for fuel at about the 200-mile mark..


          I agree on the 200 mile mark, a full tank gives around the 300 mile (+ or - 20) so it gives you plenty of leeway.
          The GS 'is' the better bike :-)

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            Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
            « Reply #4 on: 2022-05-05 23:32:31 »
            Thanks folks.

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              Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
              « Reply #5 on: 2022-05-05 23:56:48 »


              what should I use to zap it?
              A zapper of course......   :)

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                Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
                « Reply #6 on: 2022-05-06 15:06:10 »
                look on YT for BMW fuel strip Zap. You just need an electronic over lighter and two wires. I paid £2.50 for the lighter.
                Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.

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                  Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
                  « Reply #7 on: 2022-05-06 15:07:57 »
                  Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.

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                      Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
                      « Reply #9 on: 2022-05-15 09:22:57 »
                      i have a 2007 R1200RT and my fuel strip has gone three times. i gave up getting it repaired and just fill up at 280-300 miles. that has worked ok for me for years

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                        Re: 2009 R1200RT fuel range
                        « Reply #10 on: 2022-05-15 14:05:00 »
                        I've just looked through the BMW service invoices i received for my 2007. It seems to have gone through 8 fuel strips. For the last service, 700 miles before i purchased it the invoice stated again new fuel strip was required. For me, that ain't a big thing but a flashing light gets on my tit. As long i could work out how far i could ride without running out meant more to me. Before getting the electric tape out i found on YT Zapping. £2 and 10 clicks later the strip was working again. That was 4000 miles again. Now i know what range i get to a tank if the fuel strip dies again when am away from now i will be safe. If it does stop working i will just zap it again at home or when parked up as the zapper is in my tool bag. It is only a 20 minute job from start to finish.
                        Trust me am a retired Doctor and lecturer at Oxford University of Structural and Mechanical engineering.