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Old 04-30-2008, 05:56 PM   #1347
Irv Seaver Parts
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Location: Orange, Ca
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Originally Posted by jpalamar
Owning three (3) current model CAN-bus bikes, only the GS Adv ('07) has experienced a failure. The other two, NO.

Last fall, in anticipation of a long trip I purchase a spare ring. I have the ring and it's one of the discontinued models listed i.e. ending in 463.

You post(s) implied VIN specificity, but it's the same ring for all of my bikes. Also, does it make sense for me to talk to my dealer's parts manager and exchange out for the latest? Or, is my assertion that they are all failing, so what's the sense?
I also carry one of the 'older' numbers, new and unused and paid by me, in my tool kit. I expect it to serve adequately if I ever need to emergency-activate it in the field. I see no reason to replace my spare for a 'newer' spare.
Dave Townsend
Parts Mgr, Irv Seaver BMW Motorcycles
Orange CA USA
2005 R1200GS
2007 G650X-Challenge
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