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Old 06-26-2007, 07:04 AM   #106
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Has anyone of us contacted BMW about this problem? Instead of relying on them to "trace parts sold" and INFER that there is a problem from that information?
We should all contact BMW about this and any other problem. Not that it will do any good, but at least we're not relying on them to figure it out from parts sold.
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I would be VERY interested in a way to bypass this thing. I've seen the error a few times on my dash, but haven't paid any attention to it, just turned the key off and back on again. Now I feel like it is a ticking bomb waiting to go off.
Has anybody contacted the GS911 manufacturers to see if they could come up with something?
I'm with Gadget Boy, the challenge is on!
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:08 AM   #107
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If they went ahead and fixed the problem then they couldn't sell keys for $100 a pop.
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Old 06-26-2007, 08:37 AM   #108
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When I said "they drilled one out of a new bike" (actually both bikes)... the deal is: the screws that hold the unit in have "one way" heads so your "potential thief" cannot walk up and take it out with a screwdriver....so the only way to get it out I guess is to drill out the heads of the screws...that is what the dealer did to get both units out...the scary thing about this is that there is no warning and when you stop out in BFE to take a leak you might be camping there..the weather is great in Death Valley this time of year....
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Old 06-26-2007, 09:20 AM   #109
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This is still happening?

About 2 years ago my 2005 (Mar 04 build date) R1200GS puked it's antenna ring. To say I was pissed off was an understatement. At the time all I knew was that my relatively new motorcycle was no worky worky. All this wiz bang techno crap is worthless when a bike that should run cannot. The imobilizer should be an option at purchase time. You pay for a premium product it should perform that way. Good luck with your scoot. Peace.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:33 AM   #110
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Groan..... Road side support just picked up the bike and it's off to the dealer... I wish they would just disable this 'feature'. That would be the real fix.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:39 AM   #111
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The GS911 won't clear an EWS fault. The BMS-K bike computer has to have the proper code or it won't allow the bike to start.

Now.. if only the folks at GS911 can write a program that allows us to load thru the GS911 and permanently cancel the immobilizer function.. That's what I'd likem / someone to do.
I had the EWS error appearing twice than after the 3rd attempt no problem anymore. Back at home I checked with the GS 911 and could not see any fault.
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Old 06-26-2007, 10:49 AM   #112
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So, who's gonna contact BMWNA?
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:01 PM   #113
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So, who's gonna contact BMWNA?
The REAL question is:

How the fuck DO YOU contact BMWNA?
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:25 PM   #114
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Can you imagine if your product was as discussed as we discuss bikes in this forum, how valuable it would be to you as a manufacturer? I would kill for this kind of information regarding my customers, my product, how it performs, how they feel about my service, my company, etc. etc. Hell if I was BMWNA I would have people dedicated to surfing this and other similar forums, compiling information on all of this, comparing it to dealer warranty claims, following up on good and bad dealer service reports, and so on.

Question is: do they take advantage of it? do they care? do they use it only as a gage as to how deep they can gouge us? How far they can push it? Anyone in the know regarding BMWNAs awareness and interest or lackthereof of this and other forums??

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Old 06-26-2007, 01:06 PM   #115
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This happened a few weeks ago while out riding with my wife. She got on her bike, started it and and was ready to go. I sat there confused that mine wouldnt start, "EWS" appeared on the screen. It was the first I'd seen anything like that before. I tried a couple of times and looked at her. She asked what was wrong and I told her..."It wont start"

Now...there just happend to be about 6 other sport bikers parked close by, they were all gathering around their bikes and checking us out during this little side show.

She said...."what do you mean it won't start...you gotta push the button!"

I was sort of aggravated by that comment, as if..what do you think I've been doing!"

So in my "I'll show you what the hell is wrong attitiude"....I turned the key, looked over at her pushing the button for the 10th time.....thinking....."tell me to push the button!!!..what am I stupid?!....

I pushed the button and it started right up.

She looked at me....shook her head as if "what the hell's wrong with you?!" Then drove off.

MAN..THAT BIKE MADE ME LOOK STUPID!!!

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Old 06-26-2007, 01:08 PM   #116
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The REAL question is:

How the fuck DO YOU contact BMWNA?
Look in the back of your owner's manual. Address and phone numbers.

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Old 06-26-2007, 01:19 PM   #117
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Look in the back of your owner's manual. Address and phone numbers.

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Nothing in mine for contacting Headquarters...just the dealership
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:03 PM   #118
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The immobilizer seems to be most effective at stranding owners as opposed to thieves.. Maybe if BMW racks up enough towing and warranty expense they will trash the immobilizer or at least make it a option. Vote in the poll and maybe they will listen to their customers. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228476
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Old 06-26-2007, 02:24 PM   #119
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I found this at BMW-motorrad.com:

customer.service@bmw.com

Might be worth a shot.

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Old 06-26-2007, 02:31 PM   #120
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Nothing in mine for contacting Headquarters...just the dealership
OK, just to make it easy for those who can't find it:

BMW of North America
PO Box 1227
Westwood, NJ 07675-1227
(201) 307-4000
www.bmwmotorcycles.com

Their Forums:
http://bmwxplor.com/forums

Online contact form:
http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/contact/index.jsp

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