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    Throttle cut at 20+ degree rotation
    « on: 2018-07-04 01:59:04 »
    2013 gtl cuts off throttle at approx 20 degree rotation of the throttle grip. One iota more and it’s like fuel or spark  is chopped. Very consistent at same throttle position. The bike otherwise runs smooth, and will do 100mph in 6th given enough time. Kind of frustrating to have all that torque and only being able to get to 25% of it. I do have a service due light (time) and an engine fault light. Bike had sat for close to a year. Battery was dead. Installed new battery. And it fired right up. But after about a minute sputtered a bit and died. I suspect bad fuel, siphoned out the old and filled w/ premium and half a bottle of gum out. Started back up, sputtering went away, but ever since throttle cut out at precisely the same spot. Ran a whole tank of fuel through it, and it runs smooth - but w/o all the monster torque. Any ideas?


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      Re: Throttle cut at 20+ degree rotation
      « Reply #1 on: 2018-07-04 19:42:28 »
      Welcome to the forum.
      Do you still have the engine fault light?
      Depending on the severity the bike may go in 'limp mode' reducing throttle,torque, etc.
      Better have your dealer check it out.

      Frank (NLD),             BMW K1600 GT Red (2011); top case w/brakelight, comfort package, safety package, F2P, black Wunderlich bars, PDM60, Autocom SPA  |  Other bike: Moto Guzzi V7 850 California (1975)


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        Re: Throttle cut at 20+ degree rotation
        « Reply #2 on: 2018-07-06 03:50:07 »
        Thanks for the welcome Frank.
        Yup, still have the light. Need to get appointment scheduled.
        Was hoping somebody had seen similar problem and had a quick remedy or "was fixed by part X" - anything other than a dealer visit.
        Drop off logistics always a hassle. :(


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          Re: Throttle cut at 20+ degree rotation
          « Reply #3 on: 2018-07-08 15:35:24 »
          could be dirty air filter? fuel filter?  bad gas?