EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by CarbonCat, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. GB

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    Well, I don't think it will happen, my bike has high enough miles, but... if it craps out in the middle of Kansas or Colorado, do I want to waste a day or two or three? Cheap insurance.. and if you carry one, you most likely won't have an issue.. if you don't.. murphy's law.. :lol3

    I remember riding out west with my buddy on his airhead RS and he carried a diode board, and a bunch of other parts, just in case.. and his diode board crapped out on him when we got to Washington state.
  2. Duane1969

    Duane1969 Been here awhile

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    I looked in the FAQ section and saw a picture of one temp. installed (zip tied) next to the failed one on the bike. Evidently, a temp. fix out on the trail to get home. But I was wondering, is there an illustration of a "how to" on the replacement of this part.

    From looking at it, there appears to be 2 small screw that remove a protective cover over the ring and then it looks like you unplug it and it just pops out with a screwdriver or something. Is this correct??? I would just want to be prepared to do the swap if need be.

    My bike is an 08' GSA.

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  3. jpalamar

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  4. Wallowa

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    Richard looked good before he ballooned to the size of a house..."Where do you roam..."

    Nate Kern's R1200S [I believe at Daytona] a year ago was shown in pits and guess what! The pit crew had a spare antenna wired up next to the antenna in use...unplug/plug and go..
  5. supaparty

    supaparty Been here awhile

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    That's exactly it. Pretty simple - make sure you carry a T10 torx to remove the small screws. I did a dry run in my garage and it only took a few minutes to rig it up and get the bike running. You can unplug it too if you want once the bike is fired up if you don't want to zip tie it on there. The good thing about that is that each group of GS riders only needs to carry one spare to get multiple bikes fired up.
  6. Duane1969

    Duane1969 Been here awhile

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    Great.....Thanks for the info!!! :wink:
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    :photog That's funny right there now! :poser
  8. adamr

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    If youre' talking about replacing the entire ring antenna, I'm pretty sure it's installed with one-way security screws that need to be drilled out. Afterwards, some people install non-security screws for easy replacement.
  9. motoreiter

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    As I understand it, you only need to undo the security screws if you intend to remove the bad EWS and replace it with the new EWS. This is a permanent fix.

    On the otherhand, for a temporary fix, you only need a Torx 10 wrench: keep the bad EWS in place, unplug the connector, and plug it into the new EWS, which you zip-tie near the ignitiion...

    Is that correct?
  10. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    Correctr. And you can check out what it is supposed to look like in the GSpot FAQ.

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  11. jpalamar

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    The #10 Torx is best used in one of those knurled/thumb-index finger drivers that uses the hexhead Torx driver. Wish I had a picture, but Sears sells them: about 1 inch in diameter, 3/4 inches tall, and accepts any of the hex screw drivers, etc. Handy to get in tight spots!

    Here's the link: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00941390000P?vName=Tools&cName=Hand+Tools%2C+General+Purpose&sName=Screwdrivers&sbf=Brand&sbv=Craftsman

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  12. GB

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    Nice find John!! Gotta get me one of those finger bits! :thumb
  13. jpalamar

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    It's in the box with the antenna ring AND the #10 Torx!:D
  14. jpalamar

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    Antenna Rings R'Us furnishes all of the tools too!:D :D :D
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  17. AGIRABI

    AGIRABI The World Is Mine

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    Yes guys what is the part number for the antenna ? :scratch
  18. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    This is actually a Frequently Asked Question. The answer can be found in..... GSpot FAQ.

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  19. Wallowa

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    First, thanks for keeping up the "FAQ"; no small task [no pun intended] ....when was the latest antenna part number updated? Thanks..
  20. Rook

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    This started happening to me with 125 miles on the bike. It progressively became harder to get the key to be recognized and by 150 miles I was lucky just to get the bike over to the dealership under its own power.