About 2 years ago my 2005 (Mar 04 build date) R1200GS puked it's antenna ring. To say I was pissed off was an understatement. At the time all I knew was that my relatively new motorcycle was no worky worky. All this wiz bang techno crap is worthless when a bike that should run cannot. The imobilizer should be an option at purchase time. You pay for a premium product it should perform that way. Good luck with your scoot. Peace.