Normal or not normal for the 800GS

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  1. IL adv

    IL adv Adventurer

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    I have a 2012 f800gs with only 1400mi on it so far. I got it in Novemeber of 2012 and never had a BMW before. I noticed since I got it that it slightly crackles/pops/backfires ( not really a backfire but almost) from the pipe at low speeds when I let off the throttle. I never really gave it much thought because it seems to run fine but talking to my dad about it, he said he doesn't think it should be doing this. Haven't called the dealership but that was going to be my next step.

    Just wanted to ask if anyone knows if this is normal to the 800 or should it really not be doing this? Maybe the mapping is just not right? I would appreciate any input before I call the dealer and they tell me its normal or something...

    Thanks alot.
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  2. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    Unfortunately it's normal for most modern bikes. The lean fuel/air mixture required to pass smog causes it. It can be remapped, if it bothers you, but it don't hurt anything.
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  3. sorebutt

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    I haven't heard one do that. It could be several things. I'd take it to the dealer to check out. You still have warranty so why not get it checked.
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  4. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Mine is doing the same thing, shocked me the first time (a car was following me really close, thought it rammed me :lol3) but it don't bothers me anymore, barely noticing it anymore.
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  5. Petzl

    Petzl Been here awhile

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    Mine has done it from day one. '12 f800. 6K miles on it now.
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  6. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    It is normal. As you let off the throttle, the mixture goes mega lean ( naturally):D, and the hot exhaust now self ignites. If you have an aftermarket pipe, you notice this more, as they use a glass insulation, that tends to store a bit more of the gasses, than a baffle type, like the stock. It is quite normal.
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  7. BcDano

    BcDano One Lucky Dude

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    +1 for normal.
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  8. Danzo

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    My F700gs does it also
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  9. DoWorkSon

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    Normal.... Especially on European bikes it seems. Heard its due too super restrictive EU emissions. They run very lean.

    Some type of fuel management system might correct Issue, like a power commander.
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  10. vtbob

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    +1 normal on my f650gs
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  11. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    :nod

    Not every time and not loud, but it happens.
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  12. IL adv

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    Thanks for the input. I will probably call the dealer anyway and see what they tell me. I wish there was an easy way to remove what restricts the fuel mixture without going the power commander route. Big modifications scare me alittle.
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    Vee ov engine-eared zee perfict moter bike!! Zer ease nothink vong veet eat. Stop vat you are doink to eat!! Schnell!! Hor auf damit!!

    :deal:deal:deal
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  14. cchoc

    cchoc Outdoor Photographer

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    My 2013 F800GS does the same thing.
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  15. steveWFL

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    Jap bikes too, we just mod them to get around the decel pop
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  16. FT-WA-MD-GS

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    Avner recommended that we get a Booster Plug temp sensor for our bikes on our recent ride in WV -- Gracias Avi! :thumb

    http://www.boosterplug.com/shop/frontpage.html

    We recently installed them on my F8 and K's F650GS. It almost entirely fixed this phenomenon! Rarely get a backfire now! :clap Just pop off the faux tank cover and it slips into the Air Intake Temp sensor plug without a fuss; then used a zip-tie to affix the temp probe to the right side air snorkel. I think it was well worth the cost [~$150 via air mail from Denmark].

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  17. IL adv

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    Does it also make it accelerate harder and stop the surging at low speeds like the info on the site says?
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  18. FT-WA-MD-GS

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    I'd have to agree with the web site, although I've only had it on for a couple of weeks. The throttle is more dependable now -- less hesitation is how I'd put it. We're both much happier with the performance of late. :ricky Just waiting for some warmer weather to get out on an extended excursion.

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  19. IL adv

    IL adv Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    20
    Location:
    2 hrs away from anywhere good
    Thanks alot for your feedback. I will look into it forsure and check back with you to see how your feeling about it when you are able to get it out more.
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  20. Steveman

    Steveman Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2011
    Oddometer:
    471
    Location:
    Austria
    All of them do it, so its normal. Mine does it since day one and both bikes of my mates do it. Nothing to worry about.

    cheers Steve

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