Originally Posted by Bonebag
I really wouldn't worry about it..this thread is about a few (very, very, small percentage) of GS/HP2 riders who have had there EWS system fail for one reason or another. The issue that is important here is that is the system doing what it is supposed to (keep bike from being lifted) and is it worth the effort for something that could and has stranded a few of our bretheren in the middle of nowhere) Most all riders have never had and never will have any problems with there bikes as far as EWS is concerned..but we (speaking for everyone) would like the option to have it removed. Ride away..I'm leaving on a 7K mile trip in a few weeks..you won't find me hesitating to go cause of this.
Mine might be an unwanted question at this point . .but assuming the EWS does work for 98% of bikes . . and by creating no easy system bypass (even by skilled engineers, of which there are many on this site), does that not create a meaningful deterrent to theives?
The reality that some owners don't want it is a separate issue. Perhaps actual theft numbers are the proof. Have GS's proven to be less common targets?
If yes, then the lack of any bypass or 911 type mod just shows sign of a strong security method by BMW. . no?
London bike theft is rampant and they love GS's there. Perhaps some have insight.