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Old 05-04-2008, 03:16 AM   #1411
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Anybody else get locked out and then get it to start?
If so did you have any more problems with it?
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My 1200GS had intermittent EWS lockouts 18 months ago. They replaced the kill switch mechanism which was apparently tripping the system. There have been no further issues.

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Old 05-04-2008, 03:24 AM   #1412
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My 1200GS had intermittent EWS lockouts 18 months ago. They replaced the kill switch mechanism which was apparently tripping the system. There have been no further issues.

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Funny you should mention that, I was in at my local BMW dealer the other day, and was asked about the problems I'd had, and had it happened after I'd turned it off via the key or the kill switch.
Both times, it had failed when the bike had been turned off via the kill switch.
I didn't give it much thought until I was asked, and thought back and rememberd that yes, thats how it was 'killed'
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:40 AM   #1413
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Funny you should mention that, I was in at my local BMW dealer the other day, and was asked about the problems I'd had, and had it happened after I'd turned it off via the key or the kill switch.
Both times, it had failed when the bike had been turned off via the kill switch.
I didn't give it much thought until I was asked, and thought back and rememberd that yes, thats how it was 'killed'

Hmmm--interesting. Anyone else using the kill switch as the "key" who has had problems?
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:03 AM   #1414
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[quote=SocalRob]Simple fix is to carry a spare. $85 bucks for a spare should be within ability to a rider of a $20K bike.

They should give one spare part -FREE- to every one. After all we are helping them save money. Towing, dealler labor cost,,,,,,,
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:15 AM   #1415
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...should be within ability to a rider of a $20K bike.
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Should be within the ability to a maker of a 20K bike to solve the problem and fix their product pro actively.
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Old 05-04-2008, 10:32 AM   #1416
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It is now working. Thanks for the comments. I am off to BMW tomorrow to see if I can get this replace. I am guessing only if I pay for it, not under warranty.
I'm assuming the bike you bought was brand new? If so, you need to INSIST that they replace the antenna ring. There is no reason that you should have to pay for one with all the problems they've been having with these things.

For those people that have been carrying spare rings......to make things a little easier you can loosen the 2 #10 torx bolts and just tighten them down finger tight with the torx bit. When I went to look at mine I noticed that they were loose enough that I could loosen them with just the bit.

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Old 05-04-2008, 11:28 AM   #1417
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Should be within the ability to a maker of a 20K bike to solve the problem and fix their product pro actively.


If I'm a part of their R&D team, then I would like to be compensated for my labor
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:55 PM   #1418
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If I'm a part of their R&D team, then I would like to be compensated for my labor
Shhhh. Drink your Kool-Aid.


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Old 05-04-2008, 02:11 PM   #1419
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Shhhh. Drink your Kool-Aid.

Hm.

Okay.

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Old 05-04-2008, 02:22 PM   #1420
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Hm.

Okay.

Or the antidote. I'm with you, heh heh.


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Old 05-04-2008, 02:53 PM   #1421
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Pissed not again!

1800 miles on a 07 12gs. Second EWS error (dealer replaced the first ring thingy ) left me stranded last night. I am picturing this happening in a remote corner of a foreign country. Does California's lemon law apply to bikes? Is there a way to eliminate the whole theft protection piece?
HELP!
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:54 PM   #1422
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1800 miles on a 07 12gs. Second EWS error (dealer replaced the first ring thingy ) left me stranded last night. I am picturing this happening in a remote corner of a foreign country. Does California's lemon law apply to bikes? Is there a way to eliminate the whole theft protection piece?
HELP!

How often do you use your kill swithch to shut down your bike?
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Old 05-04-2008, 03:58 PM   #1423
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Wink

most of the time. Think that's the source of the problem?

If I get a third failure, I may invoke the lemon law and ask for a new bike. If that happened a few times, BMW might take this seriously.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:01 PM   #1424
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Kill switch usage is another theory out there. People that never use it don't seem to have the issue. Seems that people who use it often have more of an issue. Just a theory though.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:14 PM   #1425
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I'm pretty sure the lemon law used to exempt motorcycles, maybe it has been changed though.

The only time I use the kill switch is when I've dropped the bike or when I park on a good uphill slope & am leaving it in gear. Neither happens very much. No EWS for me yet, so theory is holding.
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