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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 11:35 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone confirm?

I've read numerous threads about our bikes not coming with tip over / drop sensors. Is this still true with the 2012 bikes?

I ordered a sensor, but then read somewhere that it's now standard equipment on new bikes. I'm not at home to check if my bike already has it or not.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 12:33 AM
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The 12 models do have the drop sensor.

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Forgive my ignorance, but what does the sensor do when it senses a drop?
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 02:40 AM
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I imagine it cuts fuel and ignition.

Get a friend or two, and with the bike idling tilt it over until something is about to hit the ground and see if the bike dies.

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I imagine it cuts fuel and ignition.
Ahh that makes sense!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 08:53 AM
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The first series of 2010 S1KRR's did not have the drop sensor as a standard installation (which almost all other manufacturers provided as standard equipment). BMW was expecting you to pony up another $100 to purchase one and then pay the dealership for install. People were dropping there bikes, the engine would keep running since their wasn't a drop sensor to kill the engine. The engines would starve themselves of oil and have to be repaired/replaced. BMW finally came to their senses and started installing the sensors in 2010s alongside of a recall on 2010's without the drop sensor pre-installed. Since then every model year has included the drop sensor.

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks everyone. That's 130 dollars saved.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 09:57 AM
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I tipped over my '12 - lost balance when I came to a sudden stop in a parking garage. I held onto the bike but all I could do was slow its fall and lay it down as gently as I could manage. It came to rest on the frame slider...and two seconds later, the engine shut off.

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Although the original connector is still on the wiring loom it is no longer used.
It is now integrated into the system being controlled by the gyro sensor.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, just got a refund.
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