So did my ST1300. Tested it a couple of times. Actually there was a recall on the early 1300's. The oil damping in the switch would wick out and allow it to activate while the bike was in motion. This would cause the motor to die. The key had to be cycled off and on to reset it.
While on tour in Germany, one of our riders had a tipover on a K1600GTL. I don't know if the engine shut down immediately, but after righting it and starting the engine, it wouldn't advance above idle until the "SOS" system was reset remotely by BMW. I've not seen that feature on American bikes.
Thanks to the crash bars that reduce impact , I can tell you I had a drop way back in 2017 and the plastic etc cost me over or I should say the insurance company over $11,000.00 AUD in parts etc. That was just from a standing drop after a car pulled out in front of me , I had to stop quickly and then my foot slipped allowing the bike to drop over. Once I got the bike back I soon bought crash bars for the front and back I found after trying different types that the Wunderlich were crap they sent me 3 sets and none fitted correctly and the rear ones rubbed on the rear saddlebag lids when opening. I settled for the OME from Engine bars and Illium Works rear luggage bars, that were fantastic. They will be going on my new GTL once BMW releases it after a new paint job on them to make them look like new.:wink:
A new (2020) wethead GSA with the TFT dash will shut off if dropped in a parking lot with people watching. An older (2016) wethead GSA with the analog dash will stay running under the same circumstances. DAMHIK
I was amazed to find that a high tech bike designed from scratch in the 21st century didn't have a feature that my 1972 Honda had.
That is a big minus for BMW !!!!. You would think it is a no brainer with a bike company like BMW. That should be in any bike....period. with today's electronics, it is a simple cut off to build/design.
I can't remember completely, but I think mine was still running after sliding down the road, with the cams exposed, and header pipe being ripped from the head. I seem to remember having to turn the key to turn it off.
I know this has been asked many times, I was reading some of the past topics on this but am still confused. I am not electrically gifted or good at it, I had my friend installd the Camera and the ezCan on the bike, all is good but I need to connect the yellow switch wire to a power...
I'm in the very early stages of planning, but I'd like to do a trip from California to Alaska. If I get ambitious enough, I'd like to possibly go all the way to the North Slope. I might decide it's beyond my capabilities, but we can dream, right?
I could be wrong, but given worst case road...
I have a few old Garmins laying around that I used to use for navigation, particularly when backcountry riding (ADV) on longer trips. But I've long since switched from using one to using a phone. Voice, better routing, multiple, cheap apps, up-to-date maps, and a bigger display (I had a...
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