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Old 03-09-2008, 10:00 AM   #931
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The common thread with just about all the reported cases here are low miles GS/GSA's. I am not sure if they are all 07's though.

Check the EWS threadfest here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=threadfest
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:01 PM   #932
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I have an 07 GS that had anntena ring failure @ 2K miles; I had to borrow a motorcycle trailer from a friend with a Harley (who else!) and tow in for service. Fortunately, I was leaving to go on a camp trip when it occured, so all I lost was my trip. My dealer, Ventura County BMW immediately accepted my bike and replace the faulty A/R and had me on my way; they wre great!
I haven't had any problems with the bike since. In my opinion, BMW North America needed to address this with a recall stating that there was a series of bad lot numbered antenna rings.
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:50 PM   #933
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The common thread with just about all the reported cases here are low miles GS/GSA's. I am not sure if they are all 07's though.

Check the EWS threadfest here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ght=threadfest
Yeah, it seems like if it is going to go, it goes pretty quick. It may happen to other years but I have only seen '07 reported. Like I said, I am going to stop worrying about every little thing I read on the internet and ride!!!
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Old 03-09-2008, 05:42 PM   #934
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with out fail....buy a spare antenna ring, practice at home using it and see what it takes to tape, ( or whatever you choose to use) in position. There were bad sw's in 06 & 07. My march 2007 ( build date) GS has the old antenna ring part number( the one that fails) . It has not failed, but there is a spare in my tank bag. The part number on the antenna ring in my tank bag is NOT the same as the one mounted of the bike! I tested using the new antenna ring with both the metal and plastic key. It was a good learning experience and the fact that I will not get stranded ( like i did with my k bike) makes riding the bike SO VERY MUCH betta!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sad that one had to do this, but money well spent! When they fail, there is no warning. If you are going to be hundreds of miles from civilization and even further from a dealer, IMHO, this and a few other things should be part of your expert & wise planning for a good trip !!!!!
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:14 PM   #935
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The guy I bought my 07 GS from had the antenna ring fail yesterday on an 08 GS he bought less than 2 months ago. I was at the dealer's when the bike was brought in on a trailer. Fortunately they had a spare in stock and replaced it right away. Dan
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:51 PM   #936
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EWS!

666 miles......

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Old 03-10-2008, 07:40 AM   #937
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EWS!

666 miles......

No THERE is some irony for you!

Hope you got it all fixed up!

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Old 03-10-2008, 09:37 AM   #938
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Just happened last night. Pulled it out to get bicycles out and when I went to pull it back in I got the message. I'm sure my dealer will help me out.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:46 AM   #939
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EWS!

666 miles......

PFB...What bike?
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:24 PM   #940
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Oh yeah. It's a late model '07 GSA
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Old 03-10-2008, 02:40 PM   #941
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Oh yeah. It's a late model '07 GSA
Here's an even scarier one. On the KLT website a gentleman just took delivery on an '08 R12RT and has already had an antenna ring failure. New part, new bike, and while others who have not had this problem; I've just had one on my '07GS adventure. Looks like the problem NOT YET LICKED presumably with the latest part(s)!
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Old 03-10-2008, 06:37 PM   #942
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Screw It!

I'm gonna get a spare. Could someone please confirm that the new part number is 61357714207 ? There have been a lot of numbers bounced around this thread. Chicago BMW has them for $114. If I was NOT going to Alaska this summer I would not be buying one, but the idea of being the Top of the World, Denali or Haul roads and something stupid like this blows what (for me) is a once in a lifetime trip is just too much. I would much rather worry about grizzlies than this kind of crap.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:10 PM   #943
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The part ending in 207 is the newer one...at least that is what I was told when I ordered mine from Chicago BMW last fall.
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Old 03-10-2008, 08:55 PM   #944
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I just picked up a spare ring antenna from Bob's a few weeks ago and got the 207 parts number as well.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:17 AM   #945
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8 day old 2008 GSA. EWS! failure with both keys failing to start the bike.

Back to the dealer in a van in the morning....

Gotta love their Roadside assist....
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