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Old 07-12-2008, 10:28 PM   #2776
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Ews Help

Did a search, came up short. Am starting a 4,000 mile trip on my 07 ADV GS and have an extra EWS ring wit me, but looking at the key/ ring area on the triple clamp I dont see the wiring to the switch. I assume I'd need to plug the new EWS ring into the loom to start the bike, so where is the plug"?
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:39 PM   #2777
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Read this. Lots of info with the how to in there as well.

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:09 AM   #2778
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Don't think you will be disapointed. Just make sure they have the steering head locknut on hand... the dealer stripped mine out because it had a 5mm hex on the bolt and a 19mm nut that needs to be torqued to 90+ ft lbs... apparently an $80 item that they didn't have in stock and it took several days to get.

They have to remove it in order to perform the EWS exchange.

The dealer did provide a loaner bike though and the service response was very good.
Now THAT is a dealer I hope like hell I never have to deal with...
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:55 AM   #2779
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...or the GSpot FAQ (stickied at the top):
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326162

...or the threadfest:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=threadfest
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:02 AM   #2780
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Where Ya Been...DO THIS

You're going on a trip. Get to your dealer ASAP and get your old antenna ring swapped out for the new one. It's part of a nationwide (worldwide) 'recall' or whatever anyone wants to call it.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:56 AM   #2781
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Another perspective

If your 07 has more than 6000 miles on it, chances are good that if it were going to fail it would have already. Check your vin against the campaign chart because some of the early 07's were not even effected. Carrying a spare is probably a good idea but there's no need to run down to the dealer and delay your trip.

My 07 has 22,000 miles on it and I have no concerns about my EWS going south on the 3000 mile ride I am leaving on next week. My VIN is listed in the "campaign" but I'm really not worried. These things fail early in their life.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:57 AM   #2782
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Had mine done today (07 GSA). I am in Canada.

The tech told me he was allowed 30 minutes........but it took 90 minutes.

He also told me the first kit he used wasn't right (I didn't ask why), and that the needed a second kit for my bike.

I didn't do the software upgrade.

Cheers..........Rod
Have the same bike, was wondering how you were notified about the recall? In Ontario myself.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:05 AM   #2783
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Since we have the same bike..why no software upgrade?

Thanks..
Because per BMW software upgrades are only to be done if the owner complains about a particular problem that the software is supposed to solve.

Its pretty simple, if your bike's not knocking then don't get the upgrade. Many are reporting new issues after the software upgrade such as fuel gauge issues and other minor annoyances.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:08 AM   #2784
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Have the same bike, was wondering how you were notified about the recall? In Ontario myself.
There are no recalls. The EWS is a service campaign which means when the bike is brought in for regularly scheduled service the EWS swap should be performed. The software upgrade is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) that only applies to certain VIN's and is only to be applied to bikes that are knocking, pinging or running very rough at low RPM under load.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:16 AM   #2785
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There are no recalls. The EWS is a service campaign which means when the bike is brought in for regularly scheduled service the EWS swap should be performed. The software upgrade is a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) that only applies to certain VIN's and is only to be applied to bikes that are knocking, pinging or running very rough at low RPM under load.
Mine doesn't get in to the dealer much, just in the winter for any warranty items. Guess I'll have to call them up and figure something out for the EWS.

Got those symptoms for the running, too. I just hate giving them the bike during the riding season.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:43 AM   #2786
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Another little tidbit that I should mention (because I read the TSB at the dealer yeterday) is the software update is only for late 07 and 08 bikes that have the new engine management computer dubbed BMSK-C. These are bikes that have ASC or are capaple of having ASC using the info that Poolside posted in another thread.

My 07 bike was built in December of 06 and has the older engine management computer dubbed BMSK that is not capabe of ASC and is not covered under the service bulliton that I read over the dealers shoulder.

So long story short, even if your bike runs rough at low RPM's, the software update will do no good unless you have that newer engine managment computer.
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Old 07-13-2008, 09:59 AM   #2787
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Here's what it should look like....

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:11 PM   #2788
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May I ask where you guys are reading the number from?

I have a 2007 model (09/2006 plated), for which the square antenna block with the wires running to it (and sitting in front of the key barrel)

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4135 7696463-10
PBT GF20 < REC25
FCC ID QB4 1417121

Have I got a different one to the 136, 207, 247 models, or am i not looking in the right spot?
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:32 PM   #2789
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May I ask where you guys are reading the number from?

I have a 2007 model (09/2006 plated), for which the square antenna block with the wires running to it (and sitting in front of the key barrel)

reads

4135 7696463-10
PBT GF20 < REC25
FCC ID QB4 1417121

Have I got a different one to the 136, 207, 247 models, or am i not looking in the right spot?
I think you got the old 63 # which may preceed the others. I didn't check, the entire #, but in 07/2007 mine was replaced with one ending in 63 (too lazy to go check right now; I don't know what my original # was).
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:39 PM   #2790
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Bonox,

My '07 GSA has a "463" also..........I just bought a spare "247" to carry in case of failure and in the near future, my dealer is going to replace the "463" ring antenna.
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