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Old 03-14-2008, 01:18 AM   #961
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If anyone can narrow down where the part number is on the unit, please sing out.

Be interesting to compare.
The part number faces the front of the bike (back of head light). It should be reasonably easy to see by just standing looking over the ring (you'd be facing towards the back).
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:17 AM   #962
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Right, part number of the new ring is 61357714207.

Anyone looked at their 08 yet?
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:05 AM   #963
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The above part number is the newest one.
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:24 PM   #964
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Are The "207s" Failing?

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The above part number is the newest one.
Warden..again if at all possible call the service manager where you got it fixed and ask for the number off the failed one...and of course politely ask what information they are getting from BMW about these failures..

Are "207s" failing?

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Old 03-14-2008, 02:32 PM   #965
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Are "207s" failing?
Damn, I hope not. I just ordered one last night!
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:53 PM   #966
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I was told the failed Antenna was 'the old part number' and this is the new part number, didn't have the numbers infront of them.

I don't think the paperworks been completed as yet to call up on their screen. I dunno, could be getting the run around.

Anyone with an 08 could have a squiz to see if their virigin machine comes with the 207?
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:12 PM   #967
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I was told the failed Antenna was 'the old part number' and this is the new part number, didn't have the numbers infront of them.

I don't think the paperworks been completed as yet to call up on their screen. I dunno, could be getting the run around.

Anyone with an 08 could have a squiz to see if their virigin machine comes with the 207?
Press them a little..the removed antenna must still be there..takes them 10 secs to read the number...seems a little weasley to me...good luck!
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:37 PM   #968
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:55 AM   #969
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Are "207s" failing?
The replacement in mine did. I heard there is a new BMW-AG bulletin which states that newest batch ends with 136. My dealer is replacing mine with it.

Indeed, this has become the waterloo of BMW in the last year or two. Shame on you!
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:04 AM   #970
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Right, part number of the new ring is 61357714207.
I took the liberty of adding hte part number to the GSpot FAQ.

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Old 03-18-2008, 08:05 AM   #971
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The replacement in mine did.
Now THAT sucks. Lightning strikes twice....

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I heard there is a new BMW-AG bulletin which states that newest batch ends with 136.
Anybody for Antenna Ring Bingo? Our Savior Presbytarian, on Elm, on Wednesdays at 7:30p!

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My dealer is replacing mine with it.

Indeed, this has become the waterloo of BMW in the last year or two. Shame on you!
While others may refer you to the GS worry bead thread, I happen to agree that this thing -- statistically minor, though it is -- deserves a little more transparency (and direction) on the part of BMW-NA, et al.

Best of luck, and PLEASE let us know if you DO wind up with yet a THIRD part number for this thing (136 is NOT the original #, right??).
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:31 AM   #972
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Fixed Once And For All???

I just had my antenna ring changed on my 12 Adv last Saturday. And while I can join everyone in the [valid] bitching process, the good news, at least for me is I can now fix my own.

Luckily, access to the antenna ring is easy on the Adv (GS) so at least if you [elect to] carry a spare (I know, I know, WTF do I have to carry a spare...SIMPLE ANSWER, YOU DON'T) once those f%$%^## security fasteners are removed, you are home-free for a DIY install.

The chink in the armor btw is that unless you had a failure you still have the security fasteners to deal with even if you are persistent enough to purchase a spare. Back to square one!
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:19 AM   #973
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Well I'm here to tell you that the ring antenna can be a real pain the the butt. In mexico last week, I had a bit of a fall and damaged the thing. The bike was okay except for the ews warning and wasn't able to get the thing going again. I got to ride bitch back to Nogales (400 miles) for a van ride to Phoenix. The bike should arrive here in Phoenix later today.
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:21 AM   #974
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Has anyone had an EWS failure with over 20,000 miles on their bike? Seems like if these things are going to fail they fail pretty early.
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Old 03-18-2008, 10:40 AM   #975
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The replacement in mine did. I heard there is a new BMW-AG bulletin which states that newest batch ends with 136. My dealer is replacing mine with it.

Indeed, this has become the waterloo of BMW in the last year or two. Shame on you!
If this is Waterloo, what's the Final Drive disaster? Stalingrad?
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