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Sunday we were up Foxen Canyon in Santa Barbara County. My 1300 GT didn’t want to start on an idle after it was warmed up and I had been riding it a while. I had to start it with the throttle open and take off at higher than 2000rpms. After going thru the gears at higher rpms it was fine and would idle normally. Also after sitting a while, maybe 30 min it would start up normal. The elevation was about 1200ft, the temperature was in the low 40s and my GT has about 1800 miles on it.

Anybody know of issues with the fuel injection on this model that I should discuss with my service guy tomorrow? My dumb dealer isn’t open on Mondays. :(
 

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Randog said:
My dumb dealer isn’t open on Mondays. :(
Almost every Beemer dealer is closed on Mondays.

My '06 GT ran well at all altitudes ... but there were some that had issues. Talk to your dealer tomorrow and ask him if your GT has the latest fuel maps available for it. Obviously, based on your story, something isn't right.
 

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Randog said:
Sunday we were up Foxen Canyon in Santa Barbara County. My 1300 GT didn’t want to start on an idle after it was warmed up and I had been riding it a while. I had to start it with the throttle open and take off at higher than 2000rpms. After going thru the gears at higher rpms it was fine and would idle normally. Also after sitting a while, maybe 30 min it would start up normal. The elevation was about 1200ft, the temperature was in the low 40s and my GT has about 1800 miles on it.

Anybody know of issues with the fuel injection on this model that I should discuss with my service guy tomorrow? My dumb dealer isn’t open on Mondays. :(
I have seen several posts from people with K1300GTs that have similar problems. Go to k-bikes.com and search the K1200/K1300 forum for "idle" or "stalling".
 

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Same problems as on the 1200! :eek:
 

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Randog,

HD dealerships are closed and most other brands are closed Monday because their folks work 6 days a week.

My GT never had this issue.

Good luck with it.
 

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jayjacobson said:
Same problems as on the 1200! :eek:
No, it's an entirely different EFI problem, honest. It just feels the same when you're cursing at the bike, again . . .
 

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meese said:
No, it's an entirely different EFI problem, honest. It just feels the same when you're cursing at the bike, again . . .
Let that be a lesson to me! :eek:

Well I'm sure the "new" GT will FINALLY have all the bugs worked out and do better than a 2-3 year run. :rolleyes:
 

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Love Foxen Canyon Road...havn't been on it in oh about 3 days :)

Has your GT had the stalling software update yet ? my GT has a little over 6,000 miles on it and I have not had this issue at all, even on Foxen Cyn which I travel frequently.
 

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Love Foxen Canyon Road...havn't been on it in oh about 3 days :)

Has your GT had the stalling software update yet ? my GT has a little over 6,000 miles on it and I have not had this issue at all, even on Foxen Cyn which I travel frequently.
Don't know; it’s a 2010 so I assume its current in some universe or another.

I realize most dealerships are only open from Tuesday to Saturday because Sunday is race day. This is not my first BBQ or bike. I made that comment because these dam things cost as much new and to repair as a Harley so I would assume with that kind of money on the table they might be open just like Harley is on Sunday because Harley is kind of a whore that way. At least it’s that way in the big city anyway.

I made an appointment with the closest BMW dealer to me some 45 miles. He wanted the bike for 3 days to a week to trouble shoot it. They couldn’t give me a ride home cause I live too far from them and they don’t open until 9am. I would have to take a cab or prostitute my self for a ride from one of my buddies just to drop it off and then reverse it to pick it up. They do however have a pick up service which is about $50 bucks one way and you would have to be home to receive it. I figured that this is their SOP so I couldn’t see taking it in since I could not duplicate the trouble in a subsequent ride. I think it had something to do with the cold weather or it could possibly be operator error. :brick:
 

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....I would have to take a cab or prostitute my self for a ride from one of my buddies just to drop it off and then reverse it to pick it up....
LOL! I am centrally located in Van Nuys, Rand. I would be more than happy to meet you at your dealer and give you a ride home. Then reverse it when your bike is ready. No "prostituting" necessary! :D Just PM me when you're ready.
 

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Nice offer, Jay, except it's actually farther from Van Nuys to the local dealer than it is from Ventura to there. :)

The only way it's 45 miles from Ventura to the dealer is if you get lost and head up through Fillmore first, although it is a nice ride up the twisty bit of Hwy 23. :bike:

And here I thought we were gonna go a whole month with no posts in this sub-forum. Guess the new K16's really are where it's at these days. ;)
 

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meese said:
Nice offer, Jay, except it's actually farther from Van Nuys to the local dealer than it is from Ventura to there. :)

The only way it's 45 miles from Ventura to the dealer is if you get lost and head up through Fillmore first, although it is a nice ride up the twisty bit of Hwy 23. :bike:

And here I thought we were gonna go a whole month with no posts in this sub-forum. Guess the new K16's really are where it's at these days. ;)
No problem, Ken. I did not map the exact miles, but the offer still stands. I love Ventura. Used to live within city limits back in 1997-99. Have not been there in years. So both the long and short way is cool. :)
 

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Ken is right it’s more like 32.06 miles from my house by Casitas Lake. I have a tendency to exaggerate to make a story more interesting or funny.

But thanks Jay for the offer; I wouldn’t want to put you out. Besides my friends do owe me a bunch, all I have to do is threaten them and I can get a ride. :D
 
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