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Old 07-05-2007, 04:23 AM   #166
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your result is the VERY BEST WE'VE EVER HEARD about the Ring Antenna replacement.... most folks have been waiting >> 1 month to have THEIR'S replaced, because of the BACKORDER of the part from Germany...

that $900.00 transport feel is crap...
but, you guys were EXTREMELY LUCKY that the dealer you found had one in stock

thanks for the thread
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:24 AM   #167
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Ahh but then I wouldn't have to wait weeks for a new one.... like I am right now.
point taken

so.......
how about a GROUP BUY on RING ANTENNAS
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Old 07-05-2007, 06:52 AM   #168
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No need to reprogram

I asked the mechanic himself if the new ring needed to be reprogrammed. He said certainly not. You can order the part and carry it as a spare and install it when/if needed on the trail-IF you have the bolts pre-drilled and replaced already.
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:17 AM   #169
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Easy to install? My dealer told me that it would take 3 hours and the triple tree had to be removed.

I'm surprised that dealer in the above thread had a ring antenna in stock.

My bike is still at the dealer waiting for one (9 days so far).
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Old 07-05-2007, 07:50 AM   #170
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point taken

so.......
how about a GROUP BUY on RING ANTENNAS
I know one person who's interested
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:26 AM   #171
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I asked the mechanic himself if the new ring needed to be reprogrammed. He said certainly not. You can order the part and carry it as a spare and install it when/if needed on the trail-IF you have the bolts pre-drilled and replaced already.
It'd be great if one of our official BMW people could confirm or deny this...
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:30 AM   #172
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I asked the mechanic himself if the new ring needed to be reprogrammed. He said certainly not. You can order the part and carry it as a spare and install it when/if needed on the trail-IF you have the bolts pre-drilled and replaced already.

Correct!! and it doesn't even need to be installed to work correctly, just need to plug the new antennea in and get it as close to the key as possible and turn the bike on, start and go. Not a permanent solution, but would get you home without a drill or all the tools to do it right.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:33 AM   #173
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Heh heh heh!! Now I need to order a spare key and a spare key ring antennae. Maybe they should sell them as a kit!
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:39 AM   #174
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Correct!! and it doesn't even need to be installed to work correctly, just need to plug the new antennea in and get it as close to the key as possible and turn the bike on, start and go. Not a permanent solution, but would get you home without a drill or all the tools to do it right.
Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:10 AM   #175
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Heh heh heh!! Now I need to order a spare key and a spare key ring antennae. Maybe they should sell them as a kit!

Cripes! You're not kidding. Maybe I should do the same thing.

How many miles were on Larry's bike when his crapped out? I don't know if I've seen all the posts about this but it was kind of looking like if it was going to fail, it would do it fairly early on in life?
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:13 AM   #176
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Cripes! You're not kidding. Maybe I should do the same thing.

How many miles were on Larry's bike when his crapped out? I don't know if I've seen all the posts about this but it was kind of looking like if it was going to fail, it would do it fairly early on in life?
It "appears" that most fail sooner rather than later! But, no doubt as I write this, my 33K mile bike will fail on the way to the MOA!

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Old 07-05-2007, 09:40 AM   #177
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Bobby,

Could you post a link to or a wiring diagram of where the ring antenna plugs into, or is disconnected from, just so we know where to go in case something like this happens to one of us.

Thanks!
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:41 AM   #178
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Cripes! You're not kidding. Maybe I should do the same thing.

How many miles were on Larry's bike when his crapped out? I don't know if I've seen all the posts about this but it was kind of looking like if it was going to fail, it would do it fairly early on in life?
of the limited issues we have had with EWS, they have been low mileage situations like under 3k miles on the bike.
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:44 AM   #179
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Bobby,

Could you post a link to or a wiring diagram of where the ring antenna plugs into, or is disconnected from, just so we know where to go in case something like this happens to one of us.

Thanks!
Next time you're at your bike, look directly in front of the key hole, and then down. the first plug harness you see is for the antennae. The black ring around the key hole is the antennae. By cutting off 1-2 tie wraps there is enough slack to pull the harness off and plug it into a secondary unattached antennae placed as close to the key as possible and you're good for start up. Tie wrap the secondary/temporary antennae to the key while in motion and you should make it to wherever you're going to get it fixed properly.
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Old 07-05-2007, 10:08 AM   #180
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I asked the mechanic himself if the new ring needed to be reprogrammed. He said certainly not. You can order the part and carry it as a spare and install it when/if needed on the trail-IF you have the bolts pre-drilled and replaced already.
i believe he's wrong
afterall...
you have to have a ring antenna that recognizes only YOUR keys
i believe it has to be activated....
if that isn't true.... he's the only one on earth I know who has THAT information
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