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post #1 of 2 Old Oct 3rd, 2015, 10:57 am Thread Starter
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Unhappy K1200 GT Idle Valve Issues

My 2008 K1200 GT with just 13K miles has an occasional problem where it seems the idle valve fails to open and the engine kills when I come to a stop- usually in traffic. I am down shifting and suddenly when I close the throttle, rather than automatically being set to idle, it seems all fuel is cut off. Thus far, I have been lucky enough to get to the side of the road where I can reset, only by turning the ignition completely off and then restarting. That seems to reset something so it appears to be an electro-mechanical problem. This is clearly a life-threatening situation and something I think BMW should cover in a recall. Have others had this problem? What have you done?
My local shop has seen at least one other instance and replaced the idle valve, but were not clear what caused it. It would be another in a series of much to expensive and unexpected repairs this bike has needed (changing to the K1300 clutch at 7K miles, new antilock break control system at 12K) I love the bike, but do not expect such serious quality problems from BMW! Please post ideas or email me at [email protected]. Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 Old May 10th, 2018, 1:40 pm
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Re: K1200 GT Idle Valve Issues

I suggest you file a complaint with the NHTSA. The more people that do this the more like this agency with contact BMW North America to address these type of safety issues. I have file a complaint under "Speed Control"
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