Axe Posted October 9, 2007 Share Posted October 9, 2007 Went for a ride today, the screen showed 90 miles to empty. Went about 30 miles and stopped for lunch, when I started back up I got a low fuel yellow warning indicator and a bulb out red warning indicator. Strange thing is the miles to empty began to click down from 52 rather quickly and was at 0 in a few minutes. I ran about 10 miles and filled up, however when I started it up I had nothing on the computer display period, blank screen, everything seemed OK so I headed for the barn, I soon realized I had no Tach, Speedo, turn signals, horn nothing electrical was working and the worse part is no power assisted brakes. This I found out as I came to my first red light, it was a scary moment when I braked normally and not much happened. The rear brake was totally useless and to stop I darn near had to put enough pressure on the front brake lever to I was actually worried about braking it off. Once I was aware of what it took to stop and not knowing if I had brake lights I became super extra cautious on the trip home which was uneventful thank goodness. Quick call to my local BMW dealer for an appointment, I though as soon as I described the problems they would know exactly what it was, but nope they are scratching their heads saying it is a first for them. Guess I will trailer it for the 95 mile ride over there, no sense in pressing my luck. I love this motorcycle however, I got to say for the money you spend I am getting a bit upset with issues, I am on my second final drive in 3000 miles and now this. I hate the thought of ever giving up my Beemer but if this keeps up I may be looking at Honda. I have been riding for the better part of 45 years now and have owned many motorcycles, sure stuff brakes down it is a machine but I don't ever remember having this many problems with any motorcycle I have ever owned. Sorry just upset now that great riding weather is here I needed to rant. Link to comment
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