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Engine dying in idle
« on: November 13, 2019, 12:12:50 pm »
Hi,

Please bear in mind I got next to zero mechanical knowledge.

My GS ADV(2017/LC) started dying sometimes when it idle in neutral. 
Got 1500 till the next service and guessing it's something simple?

Wait for service or have it checked out?
I dont mind taking the bike for a service early (the last service I had t o save time due to work and made the huge mistake of *not* taking it to Bavaria.  Never again, felt no difference after service, unlike at Bavaria each time it feel like a new bike).  But then dont want the computer telling me after a month it's service time (happened before but took it in 4K too early)

Cheers,
K
 

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Re: Engine dying in idle
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 01:55:52 pm »
Hi,

Please bear in mind I got next to zero mechanical knowledge.

My GS ADV(2017/LC) started dying sometimes when it idle in neutral. 
Got 1500 till the next service and guessing it's something simple?

Wait for service or have it checked out?
I dont mind taking the bike for a service early (the last service I had t o save time due to work and made the huge mistake of *not* taking it to Bavaria.  Never again, felt no difference after service, unlike at Bavaria each time it feel like a new bike).  But then dont want the computer telling me after a month it's service time (happened before but took it in 4K too early)

Cheers,
K

Cam timing comes to mind.  Get them to adjust it at the service.  Makes a huge difference to the overall running of the motor.

Or just fit a Boosterplug and all the bikes problems are resolved.  :pot:
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Re: Engine dying in idle
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 02:08:02 pm »
Hi,

Please bear in mind I got next to zero mechanical knowledge.

My GS ADV(2017/LC) started dying sometimes when it idle in neutral. 
Got 1500 till the next service and guessing it's something simple?

Wait for service or have it checked out?
I dont mind taking the bike for a service early (the last service I had t o save time due to work and made the huge mistake of *not* taking it to Bavaria.  Never again, felt no difference after service, unlike at Bavaria each time it feel like a new bike).  But then dont want the computer telling me after a month it's service time (happened before but took it in 4K too early)

Cheers,
K

Let BMW check it out for  you at next service, dont take it to backyard mecanics  :thumleft:
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Re: Engine dying in idle
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 02:36:41 pm »

Let BMW check it out for  you at next service, dont take it to backyard mecanics  :thumleft:

No never.   So far only BMW (services) and 2 out of the 3 GS Throphy champs touched my bike (battery and clutch)
 

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Re: Engine dying in idle
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 02:37:10 pm »


Cam timing comes to mind.  Get them to adjust it at the service.  Makes a huge difference to the overall running of the motor.

Or just fit a Boosterplug and all the bikes problems are resolved.  :pot:

What a booster plug?
 

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Re: Engine dying in idle
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2019, 02:38:25 pm »


Cam timing comes to mind.  Get them to adjust it at the service.  Makes a huge difference to the overall running of the motor.

Or just fit a Boosterplug and all the bikes problems are resolved.  :pot:

What a booster plug?

There is a reason for the  :pot:  ::)
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