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post #1 of 5 Old Dec 27th, 2013, 7:43 am Thread Starter
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Back in the workshop

Well my K broke down again last night, managed to restart it but it was sitting at 8000 rpm, forcing the throttle forward could make it go down to 2500 rpm but it would then run really roughly.

Got home, which at 8k rpm was a challenge, plugged the gs911 in and the following faults are shown

http://www.gwynfryn.co.uk/downloads/fault12-13.pdf

Any ideas what it's likely to be?

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post #2 of 5 Old Dec 27th, 2013, 10:42 am
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Re: Back in the workshop

If that's a fly by wire bike, sounds like throttle assembly on the handle bar or throttle body controller assembly on the throttle body assembly. If it has throttle cables, sounds like you broke your opening cable. Not too many things that'll hold the throttle bodies open.


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post #3 of 5 Old Jan 3rd, 2014, 1:12 pm Thread Starter
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Turns out it was worn throttle bodies, apparently the bushes break down then cause the butterflies to jam

Quoted 450 plus labour plus VAT 'cos apparently the extended warranty doesn't cover throttle bodies (but does cover carburettors wierdly enough ) as no BMW is fitted with carbs I find that an odd situation, plus to my addled brain a throttle body and an injector is the modern equivilant of a plain old carb.

Anyway one snotty email sent out to a few senior BMW Germany and UK gained a phone call to apologise and to say they would indeed cover the repairs woooo hoooo

I've done a bit more research and apparently there's two potential issues, one like mine where the throttle bodies have worn on their bushes (I'm on 30k miles but one guy I spoke with had his go at 18k miles on his K12S)

The other is there's a plastic cable guard that may break and it's not replaceable so a whole new bank has to be replaced

This is that issue
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTPJaYiyd8

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14 BMW R1200RT LE
07 BMW K1200GT SE
03 BMW R1100S BoxerCup
14 BMW F800GS
87 BMW R80RS
... oh and the 330Ci for suit days
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Wow, I always gave my Harley riding friend grief because Harley calls for a top end rebuild at 30,000 miles. There's no excuse for a throttle body assembly that wears out from normal use at 30,000 miles.


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a google on k1200 throttle sticking

https://www.google.co.uk/search?comp....0.FeeXCEeCnVQ

brings up lots of issues

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07 BMW K1200GT SE
03 BMW R1100S BoxerCup
14 BMW F800GS
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