Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Chappaqua, New York
Getting Tired if the Faulty Spring Strut Warning
While it is a distinct pleasure to ride my R1250 GS HP, it is an annoyance that every time that I find myself in heavy traffic on a warm day (which is every day on my daily commute into NYC), it does not take long for the Faulty Spring Strut warning to take over my TFT display. The first time it happened, I believed it and brought the bike to a dealer to correct the fault. I was told that a recalibration of the strut was necessary and would solve the problem. The next time it happened, I was told by a different dealer to whom I had dutifully taken the bike for the repair that this was a known problem. Again, recalibration was the “cure.” The third time it happened, I asked the dealer if a fix of the “known problem” was in the works and was told that they had no info on a fix but that, as I had experienced, there was really nothing untoward going on with the spring strut on my bike. It was working normally. The warning was the product of an overheated sensor. No need to recalibrate.
The warning has occurred too many times to count since. I have learned to ignore it, but it is an annoyance. Anyone know anything different? Has anyone’s spring strut actually failed to work as intended? Anyone else getting tired of getting the warning?
Last edited by LAS; 17-Aug-2019 at 06:30 AM (479).