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Old 01-05-2009, 11:47 PM   #31
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Hey there Frostbit

[quote=Frostbit]Same story here. Twice in 1000 miles the engine simply quit and both times at over 3000rpm. The first time I was leaning fairly deep in a corner.... I'm hoping that will have fixed itself by spring thaw. The dealer left me with the impression that they think that it's operator error.

Let's hope that sitting in the warm garage for a few more months cures the problem. Got my new crash bars, hand guards, headlight guard and mirror relocators all on this weekend! Looks sweet, other than the broken radiator mounts!
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:33 AM   #32
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Chunter, while I certainly hope your cannister fix works, I am having trouble with two symptoms that I can't explain relative to that solution.

1> If it is the cannister why would the level of fuel in the tank influence the problem?

2> If it is the cannister why would the bike restart almost immediately?
My only guess is that the weight of the fuel column was helping feed the system. It could also have something to do with the amount of space in the tank filled by gas in relation to the amount filled by air/vapor.

It would restart, but it would run very rough until it cut out again.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:30 PM   #33
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Interesting all these theories. My theory is DONT BUY A BMW and you cant have these exquisite problems.
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Old 01-06-2009, 04:40 PM   #34
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Interesting all these theories. My theory is DONT BUY A BMW and you cant have these exquisite problems.
The problems encountered with my 950 KTM were more plentiful and much worse.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #35
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Interesting all these theories. My theory is DONT BUY A BMW and you cant have these exquisite problems.

This is my 4th BMW and not a one problem (Knocking on wood). 750 miles on my F800gs...not a hickup. It was "first on the list - first one in the states" model. You do have my attention! I have ran it twice to the "low fuel light" here in Louisiana, running at sea level.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:16 PM   #36
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Interesting all these theories. My theory is DONT BUY A BMW and you cant have these exquisite problems.
Jigdog, the F8 is like a beautiful woman. You know she will be expensive and cause you some anxiety, but it is a price any red-blooded man would gladly pay for the moments of joy and pride she would bring. Any state of the art possession will bring with it state of the art problems.

Cisco, there are many threads of KTM990 having stalling problems - very similar to the F8. In fact, reading those threads is where I formed my theory about what is happening to the F8. The 990 has the additional problem that it is truly a butt ugly motorcycle.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:25 PM   #37
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it is a price any red-blooded man would gladly pay for the moments of joy and pride she would bring.
I love laughing at false generalities.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:28 PM   #38
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The problems encountered with my 950 KTM were more plentiful and much worse.
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So don't buya BMW or a KTM.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:39 PM   #39
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So don't buya BMW or a KTM.
There is really nothing else to buy in this class.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:51 PM   #40
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The only way BMW is gonna get its act together and fix its problems is if people refuse to put up with it. You gotta stop enableing them! Besides a problem like the engine just stopping in mid ride could get someone killed...
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:52 PM   #41
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Jigdog, the F8 is like a beautiful woman. You know she will be expensive and cause you some anxiety, but it is a price any red-blooded man would gladly pay for the moments of joy and pride she would bring. Any state of the art possession will bring with it state of the art problems.

Cisco, there are many threads of KTM990 having stalling problems - very similar to the F8. In fact, reading those threads is where I formed my theory about what is happening to the F8. The 990 has the additional problem that it is truly a butt ugly motorcycle.
I always tried to park my 950 so I could approach it from the back. The view from the front could make a man blind.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:00 AM   #42
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The only way BMW is gonna get its act together and fix its problems is if people refuse to put up with it. You gotta stop enableing them! Besides a problem like the engine just stopping in mid ride could get someone killed...


And it would have, it were not for my " Cat -Like " reflexes.........
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:35 PM   #43
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Interesting all these theories. My theory is DONT BUY A BMW and you cant have these exquisite problems.
I would rather buy a BMW with the occasional hiccup than ride second best!!
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Old 01-08-2009, 05:54 AM   #44
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