Running your oilhead too long leads to disaster

Want to discuss the relative merits of the GS vs the RT? Or need help adjusting your brake cables? This is the place.

Running your oilhead too long leads to disaster

Postby r90beemer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:56 pm

I took the 2012 R1200RT into the local mechanic for a brake fluid flush and noticed a 2007 R1200RT in the shop all taken apart. I asked him what was up with that one. He related that this winter the owner started it up, forgot he did and it ran unattended for four hours. It was a cold day so it didn't overheat but it did fry a bunch of electronics like the crankshaft position sensor. He said a $1,000 worth of electronics plus labor. Not good. I suppose this may be true of any modern highly electronic MC. Tom Moe, RCB Montana Chapter.
Tom Moe
Montana BMW Rider :D
User avatar
r90beemer
 
Posts: 98
Joined: Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:28 pm
Location: Bozeman, Montana

Re: Running your oilhead too long leads to disaster

Postby rtbmr » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:33 am

He should probably stay away from the stove. :lol:
Mark Scott
got points!
User avatar
rtbmr
 
Posts: 68
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:41 am
Location: Roseville, Ca

Re: Running your oilhead too long leads to disaster

Postby RocklinMike » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:05 am

Even if it was cold out, not sure why the engine isn't roached. No air movement for 4 hrs.? Have read of garages burning from this very thing.
2016 Polaris Slingshot
2013 R1200GSA
2005 R1200GS
2013 R1200GS (Stofer WTRBXR)
BMWMOA # 139904
RCB 2008
IBA #50412
User avatar
RocklinMike
 
Posts: 560
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:05 pm
Location: rocklin, ca.


Return to Motorcycle Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron