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Old 08-03-2006, 01:26 PM   #46
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Picked up the GS today. After following the step-by-step diagnosis procedure per the GT1 BMW diagnostics computer, the fault was narrowed down to two possible components.

These were the possible culprits;
a) EWS antenna
b) BSMK

The tech decided that he would order and install the antenna first, this seems to have resolved the problem.
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Old 08-03-2006, 01:35 PM   #47
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Ring Antenna

Had the same problem right at 500 miles - it definitely was the ring antenna. "Never happens" according to the dealer mechanic. They gave me a new ring antenna and has worked fine since.
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Old 11-12-2006, 09:41 PM   #48
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Just purchased a 2007 GS1200 this past Thursday and coming back from a trip about 100 miles away from home the EWS error came up. My main key no longer worked. After reading the manual and figuring out it was the key, I tried the plastic key - it worked, and I was able to drive off. After arriving at home I shut it off and out of curiousity tried the plastic key again. Nothing happens with either key now. I guess the antenna crapped out.
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Old 11-12-2006, 10:34 PM   #49
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Just purchased a 2007 GS1200 this past Thursday and coming back from a trip about 100 miles away from home the EWS error came up. My main key no longer worked. After reading the manual and figuring out it was the key, I tried the plastic key - it worked, and I was able to drive off. After arriving at home I shut it off and out of curiousity tried the plastic key again. Nothing happens with either key now. I guess the antenna crapped out.
sorry to hear that man, but call the dealer.
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:24 PM   #50
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I had the same thing happen on my 2005 GS1200. Called the dealer and they picked up the bike. The sensor/antenna was not reading the key had to have all of that replaced, UNDER WARENTY
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Old 12-30-2006, 02:20 PM   #51
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my 06 left me stranded at a cold gas station after a fill up last nite, EWS problem.

Roadside picked me up, and took the bike into the dealer this a.m., and he wont touch it till tuesday, jan 2.

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Old 12-30-2006, 02:28 PM   #52
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It always seems to be the antenna around the key hole.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:33 PM   #53
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my 06 left me stranded at a cold gas station after a fill up last nite, EWS problem.

Roadside picked me up, and took the bike into the dealer this a.m., and he wont touch it till tuesday, jan 2.


My '06 Adventure had an intermittent problem for a few days and finally got to where it would require numerous attempts to get it to start. I was fortunate enough to get it to my dealer, BMW-Little Rock. James and his crew, and BMWNA treated me right. James would have been willing to have taken the attennae out of another bike on the floor if he could have. BMWNA shipped overnight on new keys and replacement parts all under warranty. BMW-LR let me ride a demo for several days while mine was being repaired. Major kudos to all concerned.

I have not had a problem with the bike since the replacement has been made. I am not sure that this system is really necessary or desirable and will probably factor in on what my next bike purchase will be.

The real kicker came a few days later when the marketing department of BMWNA called me at work to get my opinion of the recent work. Instead of letting me tell them how pleased I was with the way things had been handled in words, they wanted me to numerically quantify my satisfaction - what a PITA.

Final score
Dealer - 100 out of a possible 100
BMWNA -warranty 98 out of 100
BMWNA marketing - still as clueless as they have been for the last 10 years.

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Old 12-30-2006, 04:45 PM   #54
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this is odd, but my bike hasn't acted up again. It's been about 6 weeks now. Not sure what caused it, but what has changed is that I no longer use the kill switch when shutting the bike off. I now turn the key into the off position or lower the sidestand.
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Old 12-30-2006, 07:21 PM   #55
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I no longer use the kill switch when shutting the bike off. I now turn the key into the off position or lower the sidestand.
Is this what your bmw dealer told you to do, or are you doing this just in case?
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:43 AM   #56
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EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

have read various posts re: the failure of the ring antenna in the electronic immobilizer system which causes EWS! to show on display. (not to mention, the bike won't start)

just curious, how many miles did your bike have when it failed.

i'll go first. 000267 miles... (yes 267 miles)
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:29 AM   #57
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I seem to recall about 3 or maybe 4 others who have reported this issue, while it's a major inconvenience if it happens to you, it's not all that common.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:32 AM   #58
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have read various posts re: the failure of the ring antenna in the electronic immobilizer system which causes EWS! to show on display. (not to mention, the bike won't start)

just curious, how many miles did your bike have when it failed.

i'll go first. 000267 miles... (yes 267 miles)
to tell you the truth i don't remember, but something around that area, since it was before my 600mi service.
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Old 03-18-2007, 08:03 AM   #59
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320 miles or so for me
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Old 03-18-2007, 06:38 PM   #60
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Happened Today at 2500 miles

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have read various posts re: the failure of the ring antenna in the electronic immobilizer system which causes EWS! to show on display. (not to mention, the bike won't start)

just curious, how many miles did your bike have when it failed.

i'll go first. 000267 miles... (yes 267 miles)
Got the EWS error just today at about 2500 miles. Luckily I was finished riding for the day and tried to start the bike to move it into the garage. I had been riding some fairly remote dirt roads today too.

I hope the dealer as the attenna on hand.
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