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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by CarbonCat, Apr 8, 2006.
I found this while searching
I shot them an email to see if something could be done for bikes. The guy who recieved my email happens to be a GS rider and a member of advrider.
He is going to contact his software engineer and check it out.
If they were able to hack into BMW auto's EWS, they should be able to hack into the bikes....
Let us know what you find out.. and tell him the $500 price offered was just a joke .. we're ok with $50
He didn't seem real confident that it was something the engineer would want to do but he did say that he had already been following the thread.
Maybe he will post something on here. I don't want to "out" him on my own.
Money talks... maybe your contact can start a POLL of who would like the EWS disabled on their bike.. I see $$ signs in this venture.. All you need is the GS911 fault code reader to upload the program that disables the EWS..
And this isn't limited to GS's, but all hexheads and new K bikes.
I'm "the guy."
I have a request in to our engineer. Will post what he has to say once I hear back.
It seems he would entertain the idea, but he would have to get an idea of what is involved first.
"Would need a programmed Bike brain that would surely be junked. And wiring diagrams for the bikes in question."
I've got $100 towards buying the engineer a programmed computer! Anybody else??? Sounds like this could actually happen!
As many folks are gripping about this, at $100 each we should get there pretty fast...It's probably one f*ing line of code anyway.
Wiring diagram PDF FILE HERE
Your engineer is going to have to call salvage yards and surf ebay. Maybe inmates on this site interested in this issue can help track down a junked bike's computer, etc. You need to start by showing him the GS911 fault code reader and maybe he can do something with it. If you don't have one, I'm sure one of us can lend it to you.
You can be sure, any money you shell out in the process, you will recover it when you will have a captive market. I just came back from my dealer's and he shakes his head when it comes to EWS issues.
Maybe we can get a sticky in GS spot looking for one in the name of science and the common good?
I got a call from BMW in response to my email and expressed my dissatisfaction w/EWS, and recommended that they make it an option. The guy on the phone said that this feature cannot be disabled.
Also talked to the dealer who said that my ring ant went bad and that this was the first time they've experienced this. One is on order from Germany, which will take at least 10days to get here.
The dealer also said that EWS cannot be disabled. Actually, I have a technical background, so I'm taking this to mean 'cannot be reasonably disabled'.
I was thinking about ordering a spare, but $160 is a little more than I thought it would cost.
Even if you had a spare..it would do you no good in the field..you need the computer to reset the EWS...
Oh.. and "cannot be disabled" is most likely the same thing as "your final drive oil is for life and should not be changed" which is what I was told by a dealer
Thanks for the reponse; I was wondering what else I needed in the field other than my spare key taped to the spare ring.
I was told the same thing about the drive oil by my dealer. Makes me a little nervous to leave it in there until the end of time.
I got the dreaded EWS warning on my 07 R1200GS at a little over 1000 miles. Had the key ring replaced and have put another 3000 miles on since without any problems. But I still wonder every time I shut the beast down if it will start the next time. Has anyone had to have the key ring replaced more than once yet?
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Im hoping all the failures are just from a bad batch at the manufacture like in some recall issues with other products, i.e. automobiles. If that were the case you would think BMW would have a recall to motorcycles built during a certain time frame and replace the item like the automakers. I does make me wonder!
Let's keep our eyes peeled. I'm sure if we can find one for Doug's engineer, he'll be able to pull it off.
$124 at Chicago BMW, still not cheap but at least if a person had a spare you would just need to get the bike to a dealer to have it installed/programmed and you wouldn't have to wait a week or two for them to get one in.
Adding another sticky to GSpot, we might as well call it GSticky!
The only way you're going to get a used BMS-K computer from a GS is if someone totals it. I would suggest that inmate dugmar contact the kind folks at www.beemerboneyard.com and inform that that he's looking for that part and at the next opportunity, they would buy one from a wrecked bike. And maybe the rest of us could keep our eyes and ears open in case we spot one being sold and contact him too.
Okay, so who's gonna be the 1st (or 2nd) to go out and buy a spare ring antenna?
I was thinking the same thing about it occurring twice, but figure if it had, that person would be pretty vocal, assuming they've seen this thread.