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Old 07-21-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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GS 911 The good and bad

My " SERVICE " indicator has illuminated, only 120 miles after the 4th oil change. I have already attended to the spoke tension, headset bearings, assured myself of the clutch and brake levers, brake pads, and pretty well checked the tension/ torque of every reachable fastener on the F800gs.
Everything is in perfect condition, except the back TKC80 is about out of central blocks.

What can the GS911 DO ?
What can the GS 911 NOT do ?
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:52 AM   #2
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I own one, and the short answer ...

It seems to be able to do almost everything a "real" dealer can do EXCEPT for reflash/upgrade the system firmware.

Slightly longer answer - It can:

Read and clear stored log entries/error codes
Reset service reminder light (and set interval before light will come on again)
Reset internal valve adjustment interval timer
Reset the various "adaptation" values
Perform diagnostics on various systems (fire injectors, turn on cooling fan, ....)
Run the ABS controller to help bleed brakes....

Have I sold you yet?
If so ... make sure these guys send me my commission check....
https://www.beemershop.com

Seriously, they are the USA retailer and nice folks...
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:56 AM   #3
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What that highly knowledgeable but chatty guy said.


I use the latest Beta software and I like the fact that you can check for error codes on another bike without having to "register'' that VIN. Maybe a standard feature, IDK. Mine has a 10 bike capacity and is upgradeable to unlimited....with a fee of course. So mine has three bikes registered to it (2 mine) and I could sell it when I'm done with 7 remaining spots. Or you can charge your BMW buddies a case of cheer to offset your cost.


After all that preachy 911 bs tho, who pays attention to the service light???
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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After all that preachy 911 bs tho, who pays attention to the service light???
I find that a piece of black electrical tape strategically placed on parts of the instrument cluster fixes lots of stuff. Works on cars too!!!
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #5
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We may or may not do that to Company aircraft.........

Just check out the website tutorials for first hand info without the comments and jokes. Well,, they do joke in places......

http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/support/manual
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #6
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I own one, and the short answer ...

It seems to be able to do almost everything a "real" dealer can do EXCEPT for reflash/upgrade the system firmware.

Slightly longer answer - It can:

Read and clear stored log entries/error codes
Reset service reminder light (and set interval before light will come on again)
Reset internal valve adjustment interval timer
Reset the various "adaptation" values
Perform diagnostics on various systems (fire injectors, turn on cooling fan, ....)
Run the ABS controller to help bleed brakes....

Have I sold you yet?
If so ... make sure these guys send me my commission check....
https://www.beemershop.com

Seriously, they are the USA retailer and nice folks...
And in addition to that, you can log a stream of data every half second for each sensor (all at the same time) to a PC file. Then when you have a problem you can quickly see what is acting up.

Just the other day a guy had is bike stopping dead and then it would run fine. Turned out to be his HES which could easily be seen from the data log,

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Old 07-23-2013, 08:31 AM   #7
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I give up ... what's an HES ?
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:55 AM   #8
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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Damn............
Apparently I missed out on the (optional?)

Hitchhiker Ejection System
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:45 PM   #10
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I think like many others, I've been toying with the idea of spending the $$ and getting one of these for a while.. But it seems fully PC dependent... Anyone know if there's anything apple/iphone/android type device friendly?

Ditched my last PC laptop years ago, is there a way to make this thing happy with me, or do i just suck it up and add a device to the price of the 911? Or am i missing something clearly infront of me?


Thanks fellas
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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I think like many others, I've been toying with the idea of spending the $$ and getting one of these for a while.. But it seems fully PC dependent... Anyone know if there's anything apple/iphone/android type device friendly?

Ditched my last PC laptop years ago, is there a way to make this thing happy with me, or do i just suck it up and add a device to the price of the 911? Or am i missing something clearly infront of me?


Thanks fellas
http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs...-on-my-android
http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs...n-on-my-iphone

So the answers to your questions are yes,no,yes
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:19 PM   #12
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Take a look at this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raShZ...layer_embedded

They're working on a new version of the GS911 with wifi that supports the IPad. I'm holding out until wifi is avail before I make my purchase.

There is a discussion on the about the new GS911 in their forum http://forum.hexcode.co.za/forum/ind...topic,3.0.html
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #13
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Beauty, thanks a lot!
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:01 PM   #14
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Don't like the service reminder? Just use the 911 to set the date & mileage way the hell out there
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:42 AM   #15
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I can think of more useful information to display in that area used for the "SERVICE" indicator.
Say, a battery voltage indicator, or even an oxygen sensor Lambda value might be a useful parameter to monitor
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