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Old 03-29-2008, 06:14 AM   #1051
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i still dont get the impression that its as bad as percieved. My dealer had only a couple of reported incidents. Thats why he checked other things first and found out that the ring antenna wasnt my problem.
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:45 AM   #1052
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Question I know it is in one of the posts...

Would someone list he newest/updated BMW Part # for the EWS Antenna...I would like to verify 61357714207 before I order one...Thanks
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Old 03-29-2008, 06:50 AM   #1053
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Would someone list he newest/updated BMW Part # for the EWS Antenna...I would like to verify 61357714207 before I order one...Thanks
My '08 GS was built mid-February and the part ends in 136. I believe others have noted that is the most current part.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:11 AM   #1054
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Even if there is not in fact any "problem" and the EWS failures are within acceptable failure rates (which for this kind of part should be VERY low), why wouldn't they pipe up with some kind of statement/information to that effect?
I don't know either, but I believe the failure rate is very very low. On the HU forum this is not even a topic of discussion and those folks ride in BFE on a regular basis. I believe the UK GS forum had about three or four failures reported. When you think about the bazillion of these bike sold, that is not bad odds. If it happens to you, then it is a catastrophe for sure. But on the bright side you will have a great story for the campfire that most of us will not have.


P.S. I do have a spare on my bike, though!!
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:38 AM   #1055
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Old 03-29-2008, 08:38 AM   #1056
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I have a new 08' GSA and am "concerned" about this issue and being stranded. I think I will order a spare to keep with me for insurance. I was told by my dealer that this "problem" was fixed on the 08' models, but this obviously, is not the case.

Can someone please post up a picture of the part on the bike, where it is and how it can be accessed for replacement.

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Old 03-29-2008, 08:59 AM   #1057
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Duane,

Previous pages of this thread contain all the pictures, explanations, etc. that you should need.

Regarding part numbers: There was the original part number, which was replaced by the 207 part number, which seems to have been replaced by the 136 part number on 2008 models, which supposedly is soon to be superceded by yet another part number--is that correct?
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:06 AM   #1058
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How about the whole Part# endining in 136....
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Old 03-29-2008, 10:11 AM   #1059
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Here is the part number off of the invoice ...

I purchased this last week from BMW Motorcycles of Las Vegas after being stranded by "EWS!"

61357714207

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Old 03-29-2008, 10:21 AM   #1060
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Last week is good enough for me....
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Old 03-29-2008, 12:32 PM   #1061
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Can someone please post up a picture of the part on the bike, where it is and how it can be accessed for replacement.

Thanks,

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Check ou thte GSpot FAQ. Or to state it differently: This question has been asked before

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Old 03-29-2008, 03:11 PM   #1062
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My bike is still sitting in a shipping container awaiting clearance by U.S. Customs. I ordered my extra EWS ring antenna today!!

For what it's worth, when I gave the parts man over the phone p/n 61357696463 he told me that his computer told him that that the aforementioned part number has been replaced/superceded by p/n 61357714207.

Harley lore has had us Harley riders hang alittle cast bell under the bike - supposedly to scare away evil and keep bad karma and what not away from the bike. While I guess you could buy your own bell, custom has it that another should give you the bell.

BMW riders apparently never latched on to the whole bell thing, or much of the other lore that seems indiginous to Harley, but it would appear as though these spare/extra EWS antennas could be the BMW equivalent of the Harley rider's bell. In keeping with this long standing tradition and in deference to the lore, I ordered one for my buddy who got me roped into this whole BMW deal.

Next time you see a Harley with a little cast bell hung under its frame ...
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Old 03-29-2008, 03:19 PM   #1063
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For what it's worth, when I gave the parts man over the phone p/n 61357696463 he told me that his computer told him that that the aforementioned part number has been replaced/superceded by p/n 61357714207.
Thank you!
Your information is precicely what the GSpot FAQ says about this, which is on the Internet, and thus must be correct. It is, however, nice to have it verified also in the Real World.

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Old 03-29-2008, 03:34 PM   #1064
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You know, come to think of it, I'm wondering about maybe just hanging a Biker's Bell under the GS. Hey, it's kept my Harleys from leaving stuck over many, many years and countless opportunities for "Road Tales."

Most likely because of the bell, my anti-theft discs, pucks, whatever you call them fob things you get with a Harley have never failed me, but if they do - I just use the code on the card in my wallet and use the left and right directional signal switches to get around the disabler thing-a-ma-whatchie whatever. Das vunderbar I tell you!
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Old 03-29-2008, 04:50 PM   #1065
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Wait fellas, 207 isn't the most current part number.... Give me a minute to go out and write it down.

Right, the newest part number as fitted to my bike on the 28/03/2008 and as the BMW Service centre was notified the week or so prior to this being fitted is: 61357717136-01

This replaced the failed 207 Part on my 2008 1200 GSA Adv.
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