EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

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

  1. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Forget the LT.. I'd get a Gold Wing.. The LT has fully integral servo brakes (you can't apply just the rear brake), and the old style FD.. and it feels so underpowered compared to the new K1200 transverse engine.. You've given bmw enough money, if you're looking to get a luxo couch, I'd go with the GL1800. But your K1200GT is plenty capable of long distance touring in comfort.. just test the spare ring this time..

    It's my "dream bike" (the GL1800)
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  2. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    Not sure I understand Jim. I unplugged the harness and plugged the harness into the spare. I inserted all three keys to attempt a start. I don't have any keys without 'electronics' built in?

    Pig barge is the KLT.
  3. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    I have an '07 GT Rick, and you are right. I had an '04 LT for a while and an '05 LT for a couple of years. It was reliable as hell. But, it is a pig barge. Actually, I went by the Honda dealer to see if they had any info on the new model GW that was supposed to be introduced in Sep. Maybe the Beemers KNEW?:evil I just asked, the DS salespeople didn't even know there was going to be a new model. And yeah, I also did want the cleaner/wax.

    But Rick, the GW is the worst bike for making me feel old. I'm no paragon of manhood, but I've managed to stay in shape at 160 lbs and I just don't want to have any stuffed animals on my topcase. But, the new GW looks interesting, but don't know what it looks like, just read some specs.
  4. Poolside

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    If I remember, way back in this thread several people were talking about a plastic ignition key. And that the plastic ignition key doesn't have a transponder.


    pig barge, got it

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  5. jpalamar

    jpalamar Long timer

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    No Jim, the plastic key also has a transponder. Works the same as the metal key (I actually saw the plastic key apart and saw the electronics) and of course it does start the bike as the metal key, when ring working.
  6. Poolside

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    Ahh. Once too many times around the block.

    Well maybe it was use two keys. One key the adjacent antenna that's plugged in the ECU, and another key in the ignition switch with the unplugged antenna.

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  7. DaveT

    DaveT Irv Seaver Parts

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    I also carry one of the 'older' numbers, new and unused and paid by me, in my tool kit. I expect it to serve adequately if I ever need to emergency-activate it in the field. I see no reason to replace my spare for a 'newer' spare.
  8. DaveT

    DaveT Irv Seaver Parts

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    This website and its users occasionally get the (arguable) benefit of my time and attention. You may want to put my user name on 'ignore' if you find my inputs leave a bad taste in your mouth. Alternatively, you may consider requesting from me a full refund of all the cash you have ever paid me for technical information.
  9. DaveT

    DaveT Irv Seaver Parts

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    Thank you, sir. Clouded vision, misplaced frustration and skewed reasoning do not seem to be among your ailments.
  10. DaveT

    DaveT Irv Seaver Parts

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    Please give me the thread names and post numbers on Adv-rider where those dealers you mention have rendered answers to the questions you say I do not care enough to pursue.
  11. DaveT

    DaveT Irv Seaver Parts

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    The only BMW bike plastic keys I know of are for EWS bikes, and these keys contain transponders.
  12. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Dave, many thanks for your help past and future. Please try to ignore some of the crap sent your way. It is uncalled for.
  13. DaveT

    DaveT Irv Seaver Parts

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    You're welcome. Really.
  14. motoreiter

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    Maybe Honda was jamming you? :lol3
  15. Duane1969

    Duane1969 Been here awhile

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    I bet Hitler's VFR never had an EWS failure! :D
  16. redone

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    yo guys 4 real wtf is a ews. i see ut all the time
  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Dave, I never said you didn't help on occasion, but your occasional condescending attitude is indicative of BMW many dealers I have delt with.

    Think it is just me, ask around.

    Jim :brow
  18. redone

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    ews=
  19. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    This thread is WAY too personal.

    Apologies are in order.

    I'd suggest the antagonists start 1st.

    JJ
  20. dwf

    dwf 2007 R1200GS Adventure

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    Exactly Jim! As I have said in the past, there is no other business like the motorcyle business---basically a bunch of guys who at one point liked to ride and then figured out a way to scratch out a modicum of a living doing it. In most case there is little acknowledgement of the expectations of customer service and a high level of customer disdain to boot. Hard to imagine any other buisness surviving in the current customer focused business environment that exist today (excepting airlines of course:D ). Think about it---how many other businesses would you drop 20 grand with so little satisfaction. It's all about competition--or the lack of.