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Offline Saddle Up

Need some help in Upington
« on: January 05, 2020, 06:39:26 pm »
Hi guys
I just made it into Upington with a stuttering F800Gs, I suspect that it is electronic, but I from what I just Googled it might also be fuel related. Looking for some leads as to who might be able to look at the bike for me in the morning ie. a knowledgeable dog or a reference to a workshop

All help appreciated
Thanks
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2020, 07:19:15 pm »
BMW motorrad. Corner of Scott street and Schroder street
 

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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 07:46:17 pm »
Bummer, try to disconnect and reconnect battery ? My go to for modern electronics  :P
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 07:50:07 pm »
Bummer, try to disconnect and reconnect battery ? My go to for modern electronics  :P

Haha. That's my go to solution every time. I'm actually going to do that first thing in the morning.
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 07:51:55 pm »
BMW motorrad. Corner of Scott street and Schroder street

Thanks. 
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2020, 08:32:53 pm »
Very helpful guys at Motorrad Upington :thumleft:
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2020, 08:53:49 pm »
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2020, 10:02:37 pm »
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That is double 7 at the end

Istvan is gone and the dealership has stopped selling bikes.  They have a mechanic that can still work on bikes.  They were still closed last week, not sure if they will open this or next week.

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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2020, 10:20:52 pm »
It could be overheating Fuel pump, might even work again in the morning when it has cooled down.
Other thing to check is the airfilter and the airflow sensor behind the airfilter

Good luck with sorting your problem
 

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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2020, 12:17:11 am »
Could be fuel pump. 2010 and older models would stutter and cut out when temps were high and fuel fairly low.
Will run again when cooled down. If it is fuel pump, it can be replaced with generic Bosch pump
 

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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2020, 07:15:44 am »
Istvan Mayer +2782331307seven
That is double 7 at the end

Istvan is gone and the dealership has stopped selling bikes.  They have a mechanic that can still work on bikes.  They were still closed last week, not sure if they will open this or next week.

If you don't come right, let me know, I have a GS911.

Thank you. I am confident that the fault will be picked up.
Please send me your number
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2020, 07:25:46 am »
Istvan is gone and the dealership has stopped selling bikes.  They have a mechanic that can still work on bikes.  They were still closed last week, not sure if they will open this or next week.

If you don't come right, let me know, I have a GS911.

I am sad to hear that.
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2020, 05:00:53 pm »
Istvan Mayer +2782331307seven
That is double 7 at the end

Istvan is gone and the dealership has stopped selling bikes.  They have a mechanic that can still work on bikes.  They were still closed last week, not sure if they will open this or next week.

If you don't come right, let me know, I have a GS911.

Thank you. I am confident that the fault will be picked up.
Please send me your number

Any news on what the cause of the stuttering might be?
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2020, 05:27:44 pm »
There were no fault codes.  He found loose connectors on the pos terminal of the (Motobatt) battery and I found a broken earth to the spotlights. Charging voltage was high and the regulator pretty hot, likely because of the various connector issues.  I believe he changed the fuel pump pre-emptively.  If either of the 2 approaches solved the issue, we will never really know what the issue was :lol8:
 

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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2020, 07:49:52 pm »
Howzit all
First offi, a big thank you to Bill for helping me out. Bill, baie dankie  vir al jou effort, I was taken aback by your kindness and willingness to help a stranger.

It turns out that the battery short was in fact the culprit that led to the early greeting of the fuel pump. Bill, actually also predicted that the fuel pump was on its way out. I was fortunate enough to secure the last pump at the spares shop that Bill refered me to.
Not to technical a job, but working on the pavement outside a spares shop in the blazing sun was no fun at all and that led to me not fastening the fuel hose to the pump securely, which led to the bike dying on me.

I had the bike taken to 4x4 Megaworld in Upington where my suspicion on my shoddy work was confirmed and sorted.

My son and myself made it home safe this afternoon.
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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2020, 07:57:52 pm »
Great stuff  :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 

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Re: Need some help in Upington
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2020, 09:25:09 pm »
Howzit all
First offi, a big thank you to Bill for helping me out. Bill, baie dankie  vir al jou effort, I was taken aback by your kindness and willingness to help a stranger.

It turns out that the battery short was in fact the culprit that led to the early greeting of the fuel pump. Bill, actually also predicted that the fuel pump was on its way out. I was fortunate enough to secure the last pump at the spares shop that Bill refered me to.
Not to technical a job, but working on the pavement outside a spares shop in the blazing sun was no fun at all and that led to me not fastening the fuel hose to the pump securely, which led to the bike dying on me.

I had the bike taken to 4x4 Megaworld in Upington where my suspicion on my shoddy work was confirmed and sorted.

My son and myself made it home safe this afternoon.

Quite the adventure.  Glad you are there.  And you have a cool laaitie.