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Offline Bru

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ZFE Control unit for 1200GS
« on: August 07, 2019, 01:27:34 pm »
Hi Guys

I am looking for a ZFE control unit. The bike is a 2011 1200 gs with twin cam.  Hoping someone can help me out here. Thanks
 

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Re: ZFE Control unit for 1200GS
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 03:11:57 pm »
Hi Guys

I am looking for a ZFE control unit. The bike is a 2011 1200 gs with twin cam.  Hoping someone can help me out here. Thanks

What is wrong with yours?
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Re: ZFE Control unit for 1200GS
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 03:33:24 pm »
Long story  - I will try to keep it short.  Replaced my 2009 engine with 2011 engine after exhaust valve failed. Replaced harness as well. Old system had film strip type fuel sensor. 2011 system worked with float type fuel sensor.  My fuel gauge does not work since. Donford identified that it is this ZFE control unit that I need to change. They did test it with one from another bike and it worked.
 

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Re: ZFE Control unit for 1200GS
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 08:19:08 pm »
Long story  - I will try to keep it short.  Replaced my 2009 engine with 2011 engine after exhaust valve failed. Replaced harness as well. Old system had film strip type fuel sensor. 2011 system worked with float type fuel sensor.  My fuel gauge does not work since. Donford identified that it is this ZFE control unit that I need to change. They did test it with one from another bike and it worked.

Why not get them to just reprogram it?  I'm sure they can.  They did an 800 for me recently where the client changed from standard indicators to the LED ones.  Just reconfigured the ZFE and all was good again.
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Re: ZFE Control unit for 1200GS
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 09:47:12 am »
Seems to be a hardware problem. Those controllers come with either one plug connection or 2 plug connections.  Also called low spec or high spec central chassis controller. I had to upgrade to the 2 plug connection controller. I did manage to get 2nd hand controllers which I delivered to Donford BMW this morning.  Waiting patiently for feedback from them wether they are working
 

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Re: ZFE Control unit for 1200GS
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 05:13:32 am »
Hi  Jughead
I collected the bike on Thursday and was happy to have a working fuel gauge for the first time in more than 2years. Yesterday me and the wife took it for a ride. The gauge showed a range of more than 200km.

Some distance out of Cape town I ran out of fuel though with the gauge showing the tank is still half. The nearest fuel station was a few kilometres ahead.

Somewhere on the forum I have read that you can lay your bike down on the left and you will get some fuel from the right side over to the left where the pump is. Did that and it worked. We could get to the Engen.

When filled up the gauge showed a range of over 450 km. I have a 20 l tank and can get about 300km on a tank. It seems that the system is set up for an adventure tank?


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