GS911 OBD2 adapter for '17 GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by hammick, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. hammick

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    Traded my '15 GSA for a '17 GSA. New bike has an OBD2 plug instead of the round BMW plug. Will I still be able to use my GS911 with an adapter? Dealer said they use the same computer on the 2017 models with an adapter.

    UPDATE: the GS911 Wifi works on the '17 R1200 models (see post #69)
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  2. Pch123

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    Can't find anything on hexcode web site about an adapter for it.
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    Pics please.
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    I take it the dealer was referring to BMW's own diagnostic computer rather than the GS911. .
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    OBDII plugs, yes, but only the most basic info on an OBDII reader. The good stuff is still BMW proprietary.
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  7. hammick

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    Yes. They had a simple adapter so they could use the BMW diagnostic computer on the new bikes. I'm hopeful that's all I will need for my GS-911WIFI. Flea bay has cheap adapters from China
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  8. hammick

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    Here are some pics. It's an 16 pin OBD plug. Slots 4,5,6,14 & 16 have pins. My GS911 Wifi has seven pins.

    Could someone post up how many pins a GSW or GSAW has?

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  9. KiwiKurt

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    Thats interesting.
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    I'd be pissed if I bought a GS-911 and couldn't plug it in. That's one of the main reasons I like the BMW's over other brands is that I can access the computer for stuff I would otherwise have to take it to the dealer for. I am sure if this is a new "standard" interface, Hexcode will be on it quick with a new adapter.
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    I'm very excited about this finding :) that's cool.
    You really need to plug in a regular obd2 scanner and see which systems you can see, read. I'm sure it will read generic codes or all codes, but it cannot communicate and do bi-directional commands like brake fluid flush, or reset service reminder etc..
    maybe they want to get rid of gs911 and use the bmw proprietary obd system used on cars.
    Unify it all.
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  12. hammick

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    It would be great if it was like the BMW cars so we could change things on the bike. Like having the speedo show accurate speed which in an option on the cars.
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    Anyone in Kansas City have an OBD2 scanner they want to try on my bike?
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    18 Pin OBD isn't a normal standard, and what you've photographed is a standard 16 pin, unless I'm not seeing something correctly. Only 2 pins are of any importance anyhow, CAN-High & CAN-Low, operating at 512kb/s. Adapters do exist, but the difficulty is finding the one with the right pinout. Easy to make though!

    Pin 4 = Chassis ground
    Pin 5 = Signal ground
    Pin 6 = CAN-High
    Pin 14 = CAN-Low
    Pin 16 = Battery Positive.

    GSw connectors have the same pinout IIRC, I know when I was scanning the bus I was using Signal ground and CAN H/L.
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    Sorry I had that wrong. Corrected above. 16 slot connector. 4,5,6,14 & 16 have pins.
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  18. hammick

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    Only four pins on your GSW? I'm assuming signal ground also provides ground to power the GS911? How do I identify CAN H/L with a multimeter? I have a good meter and know how to identify + and - and how to check OHMs.
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    Well that's a good point, you can't use a multimeter to identify the H/L, I forgot about that haha.. I was thinking more about the pins in the wire. I think I have it written down somewhere in my notes which pin is which, if I think about it this week I'll post it up, unless someone else can beat me to it. There's other threads on this throughout the forum.
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  20. JimVonBaden

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    That is correct, ground is brown, and (if it is like the Hexhead) the blue/green is hot. The other two would be CAN H/L.

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