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post #1 of 8 Old Oct 31st, 2011, 5:28 pm Thread Starter
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Bought a secondhand 2006 k1200gt, 4000 miles, lovely condition, full history, all well maintained.
When riding home, decided to open her up a bit, was running very nicely, but once twisting the throttle right up to overtake, it seemed like it was limited to around 80mph.
Best description i can give is-it appeared not to be getting enough fuel to allow it to go much above 80mph-, it almost felt like i had reached its maximum speed, similar thing if i tried overtaking in lower speeds, seemed to go flat.
Any ideas wellcome.
I do know that the dealer just replaced the ABS pump, & was wondering if fuelline could have been pinched/trapped??, thought i would gather some information before i looked.
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Wow, only 4000 miles, that sounds like a great deal.

I had a similar problem and was told that it was bad gas, then the injectors and numerous other things. The problem kept getting worse until finally the bike stranded me in Santa Fe, they worked on it for days and couldn't resolve the problem.

Finally I tore into it and found that the Crankshaft Position Sensor cable that is routed through three metal clips, the uppermost clip had cut through the insulation and almost through both conductors (wires). It is something that is easy to check by removing the right side tupperware and the part is only $108.00, much less than the new injector, coils, plug wires etc. that Santa Fe BMW charged me for that didn't fix the bike. To be fair Santa Fe BMW did refund me half the cost of the parts and about half of the labor because they couldn't solve the problem.

My bike got so bad that I couldn't pass anyone, and anytime that I tried to go 80 to 85 it would just drop to idle like I hit the rev limiter. Mine is an 06 GT also.

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No pinched lines ets, checked the CPS, that all looked ok, so booked in for a readout at the dealer tomorrow morning, they serviced the bike 3 weeks ago, about 150 miles done since, would have thought things like this would have shown up at service???.
After reading up a bit more im a bit nervous about this.
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Those symptoms could also be caused by a clogged air filter. Limited air flow means limited power at the upper end.

And don't worry too much about all the problems mentioned here. These truly are awesome bikes, once you get it dialed in right.

Good luck with your "new" GT.

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Moved the air filter to one side (slightly), to allow more air this made an improvement, not enough but definitely a bit better.
Disappointed to see that the air filter was pretty dirty, considering it has done 4000 miles & the previous owner had it serviced at a dealers each year.
So still need to try the dealers tomorrow.
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Went to dealers this morning-CW in Dorchester (uk), they did a diagnostic, evidently this did not produce any faults, mechanic took it for ride, he recognised a probable fuel pump relay fault, he turned out to be correct, as this does not appear to be a regular fault on these bikes he did well to identify it, particularly on first shot.
Bike now running as it should, & makes me smile, usual clonky gear change, squealing clutch & assorted rattles, best of all goes like s&£t off a shiny shovel.
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Glad you got it sorted, Stevie.

When these bikes run properly, they can't be beat.

And yes, having a competent mechanic definitely helps.

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