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Old 07-15-2008, 05:53 PM   #2806
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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.

ARE YOU going to bring spare antenna ring?
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:58 PM   #2807
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:50 AM   #2808
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:54 AM   #2809
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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.
I left mine at the shop yesterday to have the various campaign issues done. There was a guy there with an '07 and a little over 7000 miles. He was from Missouri and had an EWS failure on Sunday.
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Old 07-16-2008, 05:58 AM   #2810
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He was from Missouri and had an EWS failure on Sunday.
Did you make him 'Show You?'
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:03 AM   #2811
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Did you make him 'Show You?'
Heh heh heh! No, but I did watch them push his bike to the service area. He was a nice guy and took it all in stride.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:07 AM   #2812
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Heh heh heh! No, but I did watch them push his bike to the service area. He was a nice guy and took it all in stride.
FWIW, I've found, hanging at the dealer while having my bikes serviced, seems MOST BMW owners don't frequent these websites. And seem blissfully happy with their bikes! The '06 KGT's had a lot of trouble with poor idling, varying RPM, and they sounded like crap (as did the '05 KS). I once asked a guy how come he didn't have the new ECU/VXXX.X of software put in, new airbox, etc. and he just said, "I thought it was supposed to run like that?" He of course never heard of the various BMW websites.
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:15 AM   #2813
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FWIW, I've found, hanging at the dealer while having my bikes serviced, seems MOST BMW owners don't frequent these websites. And seem blissfully happy with their bikes! The '06 KGT's had a lot of trouble with poor idling, varying RPM, and they sounded like crap (as did the '05 KS). I once asked a guy how come he didn't have the new ECU/VXXX.X of software put in, new airbox, etc. and he just said, "I thought it was supposed to run like that?" He of course never heard of the various BMW websites.
I know what you mean. These websites are very helpful and fun, but they often present a skewed view. I've met some very nice folks and heard some neat stories from riders at the shops. I may be an extreme case, but I even like the people at my shop!
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:20 AM   #2814
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I may be an extreme case, but I even like the people at my shop!
Double ditto, never screw with your dentist, heart surgeon, or BMW mechanic; in increasing order of importance!
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Old 07-16-2008, 06:22 AM   #2815
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OK - so my turn now I have a very early 06 ADV and have just started getting itermittent EWS messages ... the first time I disconnected the battery and reconnected and this seemed to clear it and it started. It has since done it 3 more times and if I fiddle a bit, taking key out turning ignition on and letting it do its check thing it has eventually co-operated!?
Without reading all the thousands of posts - can anyone tell me if this has happened to them? I know that some say the EWS will show if the battery is failing but no indication of this (seems strong). I do have a 'spare' 2nd hand ring antenna which I could use if it really does not want to start so not too worried at the moment. My dealer says he is looking into a warranty swop even though it is just out of warranty by about 50 days. Holding thumbs for the 247.
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:03 AM   #2816
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Anybody out there been asked to pay extra because they had a Stieble horn installed, also have handle bar mounted XM radio and GPS, I was told those all had to be removed or I would be charged extra for the EWS recall work to be done.

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Old 07-16-2008, 08:10 AM   #2817
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Anybody out there been asked to pay extra because they had a Stieble horn installed, also have handle bar mounted XM radio and GPS, I was told those all had to be removed or I would be charged extra for the EWS recall work to be done.

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Now there is a load of shite if ever! Guess they reckon extra time to disconnect and reconnect them is their cost.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:26 AM   #2818
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Anybody out there been asked to pay extra because they had a Stieble horn installed, also have handle bar mounted XM radio and GPS, I was told those all had to be removed or I would be charged extra for the EWS recall work to be done.

Just Bob.
Well, in your defense, that's sucky. In the dealer's defense, BMW is only paying us 7 frus to do the job, which equals .58 of an hour. This is a very hard job to do in that amount of time. Especially if there are tons of farkles installed on the bike which requires possible removal, reinstall, etc.
And with about 17,XXX affected bikes out there, that's alot of $$$ we are going to loose on warranty claims
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:17 PM   #2819
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HP or a company in Spain

I had my 12k service done to day and the replaced my EWS. I was not expecting that. It was replaced because of a warranty as I was told. They also did a Computer upgrade. I went back and Spoke to the service tech. I wanted to know more about the computer upgrade not about the EWS. He started telling me about it and before I was able to cut him off because I Thought I knew all I need to know about it from this forum he started telling me that either HP or a Company in Spain made the first batch and they were good and some time after that switched to a"better cheaper" model and Those were the bad ones. he said he not Could get the hole Story from BMW they are being tight Lip about it.
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Old 07-16-2008, 10:40 PM   #2820
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OK - so my turn now I have a very early 06 ADV and have just started getting itermittent EWS messages ... the first time I disconnected the battery and reconnected and this seemed to clear it and it started. It has since done it 3 more times and if I fiddle a bit, taking key out turning ignition on and letting it do its check thing it has eventually co-operated!?
Without reading all the thousands of posts - can anyone tell me if this has happened to them? .
--> For starters, please refer to post #2239 by ALTO, pg. 150 of this thread. If you are willing to try the recommended procedure, please tell us whether it worked for you or not. For comparison, my RF antenna P/N ends in ...136 (but I always carry a spare with me).

Please note, the procedure with the kill switch described in post #2239 is just a preventive measure, not a remedy, i.e., it will not restart your bike once EWS! appears on the display.
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