Originally Posted by gary5410
I had "EWS" in Utah on my 2007 Adventure in 2008 and it was intermittent. The next day it started and then came back with "EWS" again when I shut off again. I believe I got it started two more times after waiting hours.
SLC BMW robbed the ring off a new bike to get me going and never had a problem after.
PS My avatar is the day after I got it fixed at....... the Bonneville Salt Flats! :-)
Thanks Gary...I guess they can in fact be an intermittent problem. Odd that the "EWS" came on when you shut it off. Whole ring thing is very confusing to me and I have never heard what exactly was the reason they failed. By that I mean what was the weakness either in the ring, key or ECU.
2007 R1200GS Adventure " ...to explore off-road, alone in my case, way out in the boonies...that feeds the soul!"
After 2014 BOM my bike is forthwith the "GS McGee"!