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Thread: BMW upgraded fuel sensor strip.

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    It was £127 plus vat.
    Already have a gs911 so I can calibrate it whenever I need to fit it.
    I can also put on a pair of nitrile gloves if I was concerned about getting petrol on my hands.
    Actually, I might not have to do any of that as my origional strip works perfectly.
    The new strip will sit beside the new ring antenna, sidestand switch, tps and fuel pump controller in a box in the garage.

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    that's an incredible price... around £175 is retail (new strip is cheaper)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerelon9176 View Post
    Have a photo of it? Does it look like a float arm at all?
    I don't I'm afraid, it was fitted in the main dealer workshop

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    Weird things happening !!

    Just been out for a bit of a bimble and the new fuel strip is showing a full tank ( it's not) and the range figure went UP the more I rode it, it went up from 197 to 211 over a 30 mile run.

    I think I have heard that it may take a couple of tank fulls to get the strip to "bed" in...... Is this the case.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbi View Post
    Weird things happening !!

    Just been out for a bit of a bimble and the new fuel strip is showing a full tank ( it's not) and the range figure went UP the more I rode it, it went up from 197 to 211 over a 30 mile run.

    I think I have heard that it may take a couple of tank fulls to get the strip to "bed" in...... Is this the case.?
    The "Range" can vary Up or Down depending on how you're Riding.
    Obviously it will gradually drop over a period of time, but on a minute by minute basis, it can be pretty erratic in my experience.
    My Car does the same thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caerelon9176 View Post
    Have a photo of it? Does it look like a float arm at all?
    It won't look alike the float arm. It's the new upgraded fuel strip, clues in the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robbi View Post
    Weird things happening !!

    Just been out for a bit of a bimble and the new fuel strip is showing a full tank ( it's not) and the range figure went UP the more I rode it, it went up from 197 to 211 over a 30 mile run.

    I think I have heard that it may take a couple of tank fulls to get the strip to "bed" in...... Is this the case.?
    My last fuel strip fitted just under a year ago has always been a bit erratic..
    Shows full when I fi it up. Goes down as it should for the first 100 miles or so.
    Then drops to about half full with a range of around 175 miles for the next 100 miles or so. Then counts down to about 15 miles range left. If I fill up then I can only get a out 30-31 litres in, so still have 5 litres or so in the tank.
    At least I don't have the flashing orange light on all the time.
    I'm hoping it'll fail again before the warranty runs out and the will fit the upgraded one and calibrate it better.
    I was told it'll take a few tanks to sort itself out but it's been like this since it was fitted.
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    I'll give it another couple of tank fulls and see what happens

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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza12adv View Post
    My last fuel strip fitted just under a year ago has always been a bit erratic..
    Shows full when I fi it up. Goes down as it should for the first 100 miles or so.
    Then drops to about half full with a range of around 175 miles for the next 100 miles or so. Then counts down to about 15 miles range left. If I fill up then I can only get a out 30-31 litres in, so still have 5 litres or so in the tank.
    At least I don't have the flashing orange light on all the time.
    I'm hoping it'll fail again before the warranty runs out and the will fit the upgraded one and calibrate it better.
    I was told it'll take a few tanks to sort itself out but it's been like this since it was fitted.
    Does the GSA hold 33lts Total or 33lts + Reserve?
    I'm sure I read somewhere that it has 4lts in Reserve but I can't find the Article now I'm looking for it....
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    Supposed to be 33 ltr.
    I have managed 35 and a bit on previous trips.
    Can't remember what the computer said I had left though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Rodkiss View Post
    Supposed to be 33 ltr.
    I have managed 35 and a bit on previous trips.
    Can't remember what the computer said I had left though.
    I got a smidge over 29 lts in the other day, still showing about 100 miles on Range.
    Greatly amused the guy in the Kiosk to see a Bike Pumping 48 Quid into the Tank...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBoxer6 View Post
    Does the GSA hold 33lts Total or 33lts + Reserve?
    I'm sure I read somewhere that it has 4lts in Reserve but I can't find the Article now I'm looking for it....
    I have put In 35-36 on many occasions when the strip is calibrated right. The most I've put in was 36.67 litres in France when hunting for a fuel station. It didn't run out, though I suspect it was running on fumes.
    My fuel tank doesn't have the hole in the right side to fit the auxiliary oil bottle that some have so it may hold more fuel, who knows?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBoxer6 View Post
    I got a smidge over 29 lts in the other day, still showing about 100 miles on Range.
    Greatly amused the guy in the Kiosk to see a Bike Pumping 48 Quid into the Tank...
    I put in £64.00 earlier in the year when it was stupid expensive , I can now get super E5 locally for £1.66.9 so it's not so bad now.and that's at a shell, not shitty supermarket fuel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza12adv View Post
    My fuel tank doesn't have the hole in the right side to fit the auxiliary oil bottle that some have so it may hold more fuel, who knows?
    I didn't know about this.
    How do you access it, assuming you have such a thing??
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    Quote Originally Posted by gazza12adv View Post
    I put in £64.00 earlier in the year when it was stupid expensive , I can now get super E5 locally for £1.66.9 so it's not so bad now.and that's at a shell, not shitty supermarket fuel!
    I just paid 179.9 this afternoon.
    Out of Interest, is the "Supreme" E5 the same as the old E5, or does it actually have different Additives to make it deserving of its Title?
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    Can anyone answer post 52.??

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