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Throttle position sensor.

Postby milleplod » Tue May 08, 2018 11:01 am

Some of you might already know this, but should your TPS start playing up, rather than let BMW relieve you of around £120 for part number 13547696412, get one of these instead - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-E36-3-Se ... Sw7btavMSC for a lot less! :smile: Its from an E36 3 Series and is exactly the same as that fitted to the 1200 engines. I actually got mine for £29.95 delivered, but that seller's out of stock now.

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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby P-K » Wed May 09, 2018 8:26 am

Nice to know.
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby raesewell » Wed May 09, 2018 11:07 am

Unless the TPS is actually burned out a squirt of contact cleaner and move the TPS through its full movement a couple of times might do the trick. Works on the FJR.

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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby milleplod » Wed May 09, 2018 10:51 pm

A cheap, easy fix on a BMW Rae? Nah, it'll never work......! :lol:

I've put one in my emergency kit for the upcoming trip....I reckon my left pannier's just about full of 'just in case' stuff now! :grin:

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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby johnwhite24 » Sat May 18, 2019 12:17 pm

Just to join in, Over the last month my neutral light was hard to find and sometimes showed when in gear. Once the light was there ,sometimes when in gear it would start with the clutch in. It would sort itself out after a few miles. Now... No gears showing or neutral light.No start. New gear indicator unit bought and put on, contacts cleaned and still no go. Any ideas folk????
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat May 18, 2019 1:34 pm

Hi John,

You have hijacked the thread by posting a different subject matter - this thread is for Hexhead Throttle Position Sensor problems only!

Please copy your post and start a new thread with your K100 Neutral Switch problem in the K Bikes Q&A Section. :smile:

LATER EDIT:
See if this thread helps you out with the problem:
https://www.bmbikes.org.uk/viewtopic.ph ... it=neutral

Your Clutch Switch on the Clutch handlebar lever may also have failed if you cannot start the bike by pulling in the Clutch.
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby johnwhite24 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:04 pm

Sorry about that but it is a gs 1200 I'm talking about. Am I still in the wrong place. Sorry if I've caused a nuisance.
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sat May 18, 2019 7:02 pm

Hi John,

No problem, I saw the 'Bike police spec 1987 k100 rt' in your Sig block and thought that was the bike you were referring to!

You should still start a new thread as, although this thread is for 1200 Hexheads, your post is not related to a 'Throttle Position Sensor'.

Copy your first post to a new thread in the appropriate 'Hexheads Q&A' Section for your GS1200 and state the Year of the bike. :smile:
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby johnwhite24 » Sun May 19, 2019 4:43 pm

Thanks for that although I think I'm sorted. Clutch switch was badly aligned so not working. Once re set the bike started and after a short ride gear indicator seemed to sort itself. Thanks for the advice. John W
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun May 19, 2019 6:28 pm

Hi John,

That's good then!

If there are any more problems post a new thread in the Hexheads Q&A Section.
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Nick7 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:59 pm

I read this with interest, though have an ST. I think it came up on the youtube vids, but turns out the ST has a replaceable fuel filter! So have just replaced though, not mentioned in the Haynes manual as a routine thing. Must i think have been done before because the old filter had a 2011 date of manufacture, the new one 2019. I cut the old one open to take a peek...looked grubby to me though no solids..But what is the trick with those fasteners to the fuel line?? I understand a jubilee clip, and spring clips, but those things make life difficult unnecesarily.

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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby milleplod » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:36 pm

I read this with interest, though have an ST. I think it came up on the youtube vids, but turns out the ST has a replaceable fuel filter! So have just replaced though, not mentioned in the Haynes manual as a routine thing. Must i think have been done before because the old filter had a 2011 date of manufacture, the new one 2019. I cut the old one open to take a peek...looked grubby to me though no solids..But what is the trick with those fasteners to the fuel line?? I understand a jubilee clip, and spring clips, but those things make life difficult unnecesarily.
Welcome to the Forum! :smile:

Those clips are single-use ones I believe - I replaced those on my ST with standard, Jubilee-type ones.....no leaks over many miles, despite some people saying I was doomed! :lol: The ST filter is the same as the one used on many Fiats and Alfas btw - much cheaper than a BMW-branded one!

There are various things not mentioned in the Haynes manual! One that springs to mind is the heating of the brake disc bolts before removal - the threadlock used by BMW at the factory is apparently harder than the alloy wheel that the bolts screw into.....there's a chance of stripping the thread out with the bolt if you don't apply heat first! :shock: It's a good idea to get hold of a factory RePROM workshop manual, which nicely complements the Haynes.

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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:45 pm

Hi Nick7,

You have gone off topic with your fuel filter and fuel hose clamp post - that is called 'hijacking' the topic and confuses the thread and 'Searches' someone might make on a specific matter so it is best avoided by creating a new Topic (thread) of your own. :smile:

However, as a brief reply, the Fuel Filter on BMW Fuel Injected bikes is normally mounted inside the Fuel Tank on the Fuel Pump Plate.
This should be covered in your Haynes Manual and is normally replaced every 24,000 miles (see the 'Maintenance' section in the Haynes Manual).

The original hose clips used are called 'Oetiker' clips and I agree with you that they are a right pest to remove.
The Oetiker clips and setting tools are available on Ebay.
Most folks replace them with stainless 'Fuel Injection Hose Clamps' which can be easily removed and refitted.
The clamps are available from Motorworks, Motobins and James Sherlock.
Obtain the correct size for your Fuel Hose (usually 13mm OD).
Do NOT use Jubilee clips which are not suitable for pressurised fuel connections.

Please create a new topic if you want to continue this matter - thanks! :smile:
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby milleplod » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:00 pm

And I continued it Ced....I'm mortified! :oops: :grin:

P'raps move it from Nick7's reply onwards - can that be done?

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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Nick7 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:30 pm

Apologies..after re registering and passport hell, and the site isnt great on my phone, I meant this to be posted on the other thread..thecfuel by pass one, so no hijacking intended. Thanks for the info, especially about the clips! Sorry again...

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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:37 pm

And I continued it Ced....I'm mortified! :oops: :grin:

P'raps move it from Nick7's reply onwards - can that be done?

Pete

Ha ha! No harm done Pete! :grin:

Only making posters aware of the problems 'hijacking' can cause!

As it was caught early I think we can leave the posts as they are.
If Nick7 wants to continue his post then it would be better for him to create a new Topic with whatever Title he chooses. :smile:
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:40 pm

Apologies..after re registering and passport hell, and the site isnt great on my phone, I meant this to be posted on the other thread..thecfuel by pass one, so no hijacking intended. Thanks for the info, especially about the clips! Sorry again...

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No problem! :smile:
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Re: Throttle position sensor.

Postby milleplod » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:49 pm

And I continued it Ced....I'm mortified! :oops: :grin:

P'raps move it from Nick7's reply onwards - can that be done?

Pete

Ha ha! No harm done Pete! :grin:

Only making posters aware of the problems 'hijacking' can cause!

As it was caught early I think we can leave the posts as they are.
If Nick7 wants to continue his post then it would be better for him to create a new Topic with whatever Title he chooses. :smile:
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