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post #1 of 4 Old Sep 26th, 2018, 9:22 pm Thread Starter
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new to the R1200R, love it

This past weekend I picked up a 2007 R1200R and love it. Compared with the RT, it feels so much lighter and quicker, as one would expect. Surprisingly stable on the highway as well, and the seating position in relation to the tank allows for leaning on the tank when desired. Just an all around fun machine!!! I believe I need a fuel strip on this one, if anyone can confirm? Symptoms: fuel gauge on instrument cluster never goes below "full" despite increasing mileage since refueling. As a result, "distance to empty" doesn't change much either. It does display varying DTE mileage when travelling, but I suspect its solely a result of the OBC recalculating based on AVG MPG. After 100 plus miles following a refuel, DTE still shows 275-ish. Sound like a fuel strip?
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Sound like a fuel strip?
Most likely. When the fuel strip on my 2010 R12R failed it was right after a fill up. The gauge wasn't registering any level and the low fuel light always displayed. I've read a few reports like yours where a failure showed a full tank. I think I'd rather have an "empty" failure vs. a "full" failure.

As you likely know the strip is covered by warranty.
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Most likely. When the fuel strip on my 2010 R12R failed it was right after a fill up. The gauge wasn't registering any level and the low fuel light always displayed. I've read a few reports like yours where a failure showed a full tank. I think I'd rather have an "empty" failure vs. a "full" failure.

As you likely know the strip is covered by warranty.
So there's an extended warranty covering the fuel strips on older models? If so, that's good news I was indeed not aware of.
And so the question: is the tank half full, or half empty? Only my trip odometer knows couldn't resist...

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So there's an extended warranty covering the fuel strips on older models? If so, that's good news I was indeed not aware of.
Yes, the fuel strip is covered. You'll need to have it replaced by your local dealer.
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