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The BMW thread
« on: September 27, 2019, 07:45:55 AM »
Discussions of all things Beemer.

As a newbie to the R1200 i'm curious to find out the rough fuel range in touring mode.
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 08:19:41 AM »
Welcome aboard, mine has a 25 l tank computer tells me it runs 4.4.
If the odometer is correct its actually 5.1 on tour . Giving me 400 ks with 3 l left. And of course runs 98 only.
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 09:08:45 AM »
I see the manual states that the usable fuel capacity is 27 litres with a 4 litre reserve.

I assume that means the fuel warning light would come on after 23 litres.

98 RON could be an issue out the back of beyond....
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 09:28:22 AM »
Duncan, the 1200 is an in line E/W 4 cyl. 98 only, but if I was stuck I`d use what ever`s available. Yours being the boxer may take a lesser octane, have to check your book for that one ....

Interesting , I have an X5 4.4 V8 petrol, that, by the book will be ok with any of fuels. Go figure! So it gets the odd tank of premium but makes no difference with the engine power , as it still goes like .........k
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2019, 07:31:02 AM »
BMWís . . . Enough of them in the group to form a little sub-group  :Norty BUT wot about meeee . . Are there any other Triumphs out there or shall I tag along right here?
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2019, 07:40:39 AM »
It's rare to see another Kawasaki Versys on the road so hopes of finding others on this forum are highly unlikely. 
 
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 10:14:25 AM »
Don't worry Stroppy and Bodo we will just start another thread called THE OTHERS. :thumbsup
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2019, 10:37:26 AM »
Don't worry Stroppy and Bodo we will just start another thread called THE OTHERS. :thumbsup
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2019, 04:43:31 PM »
Don't worry Stroppy and Bodo we will just start another thread called THE OTHERS. :thumbsup
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2019, 08:53:49 PM »
My K1600GT is running at 4.8l/100km. Canít remember when I last reset the fuel economy.

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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2019, 08:05:23 PM »
With a Can-Am  :Spyder emoticon, obviously need a BMW one as well with the number of members having .to swap to that marque. Maybe BMW will introduce a model with the ST prefix?
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2019, 04:55:49 PM »
 Currently away with limited web access.  Nice to see a Beemer thread.   I have averaged 4.7 over 45k with 91 and 95.   My bike is tuned for 91. 
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2019, 05:00:07 PM »
My bike is tuned for 91. 

I didn't know you could do that.  Certainly removes one of the objections I had to owning one.
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2019, 05:17:21 PM »
I like to think that Iím doing just a little bit for the environment by using at least PULP in my vehicles. The K1600GT runs on 98RON and the Subaru uses PULP.

https://www.google.com/search?q=High+sulphur+fuel+Australia&lr=&hl=en&as_qdr=all&sxsrf=ACYBGNT8Cs_Z35fvurLlfVRjgqRJ5mxsgQ:1569827141572&ei=RamRXZjVIsq7rQGJ4af4DQ&start=0&sa=N&ved=0ahUKEwjYi4fp_ffkAhXKXSsKHYnwCd84ChDy0wMIeg&biw=1366&bih=985&dpr=2] [url]https://www.google.com/search?

Having said that, Iím totally NON judgemental on those who chose otherwise.

Just something to think about.
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #14 on: October 08, 2019, 03:32:30 PM »
A mate who has a 2016 RT recently told me that these bike can no longer be tuned for 91RON fuel by the dealer.  There has been such a protest from owners who can't get 98 in many remote places, that BMW are going to modify the on board software via a routine update to enable 91RON again.

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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2019, 03:44:15 PM »
Having had a proper read through the owner's manual i have discovered that in the case of my 2006 at least,it's fine to run 91 or 95 when 98 isn't available.
I have discovered most Caltex/Woolworths outlets in the metro area in brisbane don't sell 98.
The other alternative is hideously expensive Shell or BP 98RON.

I have managed to get some Sw-Motec bar risers from sydney which will be fitted before heading off next week for Perth/Tassie.
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2019, 12:49:56 PM »
I run my 2018 RT on 95 exclusively, never had any issues.
Love the bike, any reservations I initially had eg rough at idle have long since faded. Must however get a second fob, it worries me that I might loose it.
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2019, 03:32:52 PM »
I run my 2018 RT on 95 exclusively, never had any issues.
Love the bike, any reservations I initially had eg rough at idle have long since faded. Must however get a second fob, it worries me that I might loose it.
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #18 on: November 28, 2019, 09:55:13 PM »
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2019, 08:48:32 AM »
The link is to a USA supplier, do they also supply kits for vehicles the drive on the other side of the road?
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Re: The BMW thread
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2019, 09:09:31 AM »
The link is to a USA supplier, do they also supply kits for vehicles the drive on the other side of the road?
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