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Old 05-27-2008, 08:17 AM   #1876
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Can anybody tell me if someone has reported a failer with the new antenna part #247. Could this be the final fix? Don't want to read thru 1700+ post. Does anybody have a failer with that part number? My 08' gsa craped out at 700 miles and I got a new antenna #247. I keep a spare antenna #247 with me anyway, but if my bike were to crap out again, would my back-up work since it is the same part number??
You may have provoked some confusion. Your bad ring was replaced with a 247 and you also have a spare 247, correct? Nothing wrong with that logic. I have a 247 in 2 out of three cycles and I still carry a spare 247. Not sure why some questioned that!
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Old 05-27-2008, 08:42 AM   #1877
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[quote=jpalamar]You may have provoked some confusion. Your bad ring was replaced with a 247 and you also have a spare 247, correct? Nothing wrong with that logic. I have a 247 in 2 out of three cycles and I still carry a spare 247. Not sure why some questioned that![/quote]

Not necessarily about the question of the failed antenna being a #247...but the dis-belief that the EWS problem is really a problem still permeates the air..

Man if #247 is a fix...I will be all over that! Getting stranded where I ride is not an option..
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:46 AM   #1878
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Picking up a spare Ring Antenna this week while I am in the USA. Just in case!!
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:53 AM   #1879
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The poll didn't allow to register more than one EWS failure.
Thats alright. The Orange Crush guys will more than make up for it.
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Old 05-27-2008, 12:36 PM   #1880
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Prior to understanding EWS failure and reading the threadfest, I experienced three (maybe four) intermittant failures. In all cases I switched off, then on again and had ignition. I believe that I had also shut the ignition by the kill switch, then key. And I continued to do so, though I don't any longer. This all ocurred at about 7k on an 07 built in 10/06. Since those incidents there have been none other. The OE antenna is a xxx-121.
After sorting the hysteria from the fact (or lack of) with this issue I felt it pudent to buy and store along a spare ring (247).

I found it interesting that the dealer I support (and respect), trade with does not stock the ring in any incarnation nor has ever replaced one. The next nearest dealer stocks (at the time I bought one) seven.

I voted NO in the survey as none of my experiences were the
"death knell".
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:24 PM   #1881
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Several people have asked fo the PN for the EWS harness; I haven't seen it posted so thought I would do so: 83300402327. If it matters, note that apparently this harness is classified as a tool rather than a part. Cost ~ $111.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:41 PM   #1882
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Prior to understanding EWS failure and reading the threadfest, I experienced three (maybe four) intermittant failures. In all cases I switched off, then on again and had ignition. I believe that I had also shut the ignition by the kill switch, then key. And I continued to do so, though I don't any longer. This all ocurred at about 7k on an 07 built in 10/06. Since those incidents there have been none other. The OE antenna is a xxx-121.
After sorting the hysteria from the fact (or lack of) with this issue I felt it pudent to buy and store along a spare ring (247).

I found it interesting that the dealer I support (and respect), trade with does not stock the ring in any incarnation nor has ever replaced one. The next nearest dealer stocks (at the time I bought one) seven.

I voted NO in the survey as none of my experiences were the
"death knell".
Again why are we indulging in this 'mock' survey? What is the purpose and hoped outcome?

The above, "No failure" vote is puzzling..."three maybe four intermittant failures? but since they were not "death knells" they were not failures?

I agree with hysteria statement sorta...there is zero justification for hysteria...but then I can't understand why folks keep trying to play down or minimize these EWS strandings and failures...I guess if you look the other way it doesn't exist..

This tread should by moved the antenna threadfest....
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:45 PM   #1883
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Several people have asked fo the PN for the EWS harness; I haven't seen it posted so thought I would do so: 83300402327. If it matters, note that apparently this harness is classified as a tool rather than a part. Cost ~ $111.
Tell me again how we use this? To "permanently" wire in a spare antenna?

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Old 05-27-2008, 05:15 PM   #1884
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This tread should by moved the antenna threadfest....
Might as well, it's outlived it's purported purpose. We'll merge it with the EWS threadfest .
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:17 AM   #1885
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Tell me again how we use this? To "permanently" wire in a spare antenna?

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Old 05-28-2008, 09:29 AM   #1886
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:38 AM   #1887
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Again why are we indulging in this 'mock' survey? What is the purpose and hoped outcome?

The above, "No failure" vote is puzzling..."three maybe four intermittant failures? but since they were not "death knells" they were not failures?

...I guess if you look the other way it doesn't exist..
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In my absence of knowledge re the ongoing and serious EWS issue, I considered my experience to be an "interruption", interference only momentary. Each circumstance immediately corrected itself. Concerning? Yes. Could I duplicate the incident? No. The proverbial "fault not found". And now 3k miles have passed since these incidents.

Had I not been exposed to other's issues, I'd still be happily (and ignorantly) riding down the road, like now, without further incident (assumed). But having become informed, even without further incident, I bought a spare.

With regard to BMW's responce (read none) something should be initiated. In my understanding of recall foundation, I'm not sure this qualifies, but I believe a service action for replacement at next opportunity would be appropriate. That is considering the actual cause of fault is determined and that the replacement component proves to be faultless.

The vote part I consider "entertainment", as the thread has a large dose woven within.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:27 PM   #1888
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Several people have asked fo the PN for the EWS harness; I haven't seen it posted so thought I would do so: 83300402327. If it matters, note that apparently this harness is classified as a tool rather than a part. Cost ~ $111.
$82.20 at Chicago BMW. I think this tool may be convenient, but not necessary.
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Old 05-29-2008, 09:49 AM   #1889
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$82.20 at Chicago BMW. I think this tool may be convenient, but not necessary.
Kurt,
Can you please explain how do you use it? What does it do?

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Old 05-29-2008, 10:00 AM   #1890
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Kurt,
Can you please explain how do you use it? What does it do?

thanks,
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If you understand the concept of disconnecting the harness from the 'key' antenna ring and using the spare, the harness is nothing but a long(er) extension cable that enables you to put the new ring/taped/zip-tied key in a more convenient space (e.g. under your seat) rather than this new ring with key dangling from a cable/handlebar. Neatens things up and [perhaps] gets the new ring out of harms way and is aesthetically more appealing. I thought I would get one, but decided to pass on it FYI.
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