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Old 04-24-2008, 01:05 PM   #1246
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That's exactly it. Pretty simple - make sure you carry a T10 torx to remove the small screws. I did a dry run in my garage and it only took a few minutes to rig it up and get the bike running. You can unplug it too if you want once the bike is fired up if you don't want to zip tie it on there. The good thing about that is that each group of GS riders only needs to carry one spare to get multiple bikes fired up.
Great.....Thanks for the info!!!
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:52 PM   #1247
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There should be an asterisk next to people in the BMWMOA book if they have a spare antenna ring
That's funny right there now!
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:19 AM   #1248
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I looked in the FAQ section and saw a picture of one temp. installed (zip tied) next to the failed one on the bike. Evidently, a temp. fix out on the trail to get home. But I was wondering, is there an illustration of a "how to" on the replacement of this part.

From looking at it, there appears to be 2 small screw that remove a protective cover over the ring and then it looks like you unplug it and it just pops out with a screwdriver or something. Is this correct??? I would just want to be prepared to do the swap if need be.

My bike is an 08' GSA.

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If youre' talking about replacing the entire ring antenna, I'm pretty sure it's installed with one-way security screws that need to be drilled out. Afterwards, some people install non-security screws for easy replacement.
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:51 AM   #1249
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If youre' talking about replacing the entire ring antenna, I'm pretty sure it's installed with one-way security screws that need to be drilled out. Afterwards, some people install non-security screws for easy replacement.
As I understand it, you only need to undo the security screws if you intend to remove the bad EWS and replace it with the new EWS. This is a permanent fix.

On the otherhand, for a temporary fix, you only need a Torx 10 wrench: keep the bad EWS in place, unplug the connector, and plug it into the new EWS, which you zip-tie near the ignitiion...

Is that correct?
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:53 AM   #1250
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As I understand it, you only need to undo the security screws if you intend to remove the bad EWS and replace it with the new EWS. This is a permanent fix.

On the otherhand, for a temporary fix, you only need a Torx 10 wrench: keep the bad EWS in place, unplug the connector, and plug it into the new EWS, which you zip-tie near the ignitiion...

Is that correct?
Correctr. And you can check out what it is supposed to look like in the GSpot FAQ.

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Old 04-25-2008, 05:57 AM   #1251
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As I understand it, you only need to undo the security screws if you intend to remove the bad EWS and replace it with the new EWS. This is a permanent fix.

On the otherhand, for a temporary fix, you only need a Torx 10 wrench: keep the bad EWS in place, unplug the connector, and plug it into the new EWS, which you zip-tie near the ignitiion...

Is that correct?
The #10 Torx is best used in one of those knurled/thumb-index finger drivers that uses the hexhead Torx driver. Wish I had a picture, but Sears sells them: about 1 inch in diameter, 3/4 inches tall, and accepts any of the hex screw drivers, etc. Handy to get in tight spots!

Here's the link: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...&sbv=Craftsman

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Old 04-25-2008, 09:51 AM   #1252
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Nice find John!! Gotta get me one of those finger bits!
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:55 AM   #1253
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Nice find John!! Gotta get me one of those finger bits!
It's in the box with the antenna ring AND the #10 Torx!
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:01 AM   #1254
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Nice find John!! Gotta get me one of those finger bits!
Antenna Rings R'Us furnishes all of the tools too!
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:16 AM   #1255
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Nice find John!! Gotta get me one of those finger bits!
I got one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=96091
one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=92630
and one of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95320
for my tight quarters work.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:37 AM   #1256
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I am playing the odds. I am taking a 7K mile trip this summer, from DC to Oregon and up through Canada back to DC through Maine. I wont be carrying one, my bike, and my riding partner's GS both have over 40K miles. VERY few, if any, have broken at this point. They usually go early. Besides, I can give GB (Rick) a call and borrow his in Canada, and jpalomar(John) and borrow his in the US!



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Old 04-25-2008, 12:09 PM   #1257
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what is the absolutely latest part number for the absolutely latest antenna?
Yes guys what is the part number for the antenna ?
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:21 PM   #1258
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Yes guys what is the part number for the antenna ?
This is actually a Frequently Asked Question. The answer can be found in..... GSpot FAQ.

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Old 04-25-2008, 03:36 PM   #1259
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This is actually a Frequently Asked Question. The answer can be found in..... GSpot FAQ.

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First, thanks for keeping up the "FAQ"; no small task [no pun intended] ....when was the latest antenna part number updated? Thanks..
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:58 PM   #1260
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This started happening to me with 125 miles on the bike. It progressively became harder to get the key to be recognized and by 150 miles I was lucky just to get the bike over to the dealership under its own power.
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