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Old 09-29-2013, 11:04 PM   #1351
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Jeepers. I'm glad that you didn't get stranded due to the ring sensor. An Enfield DOES seem like a reasonable solution.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:26 AM   #1352
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Gene, I have the new style ring sensor in my pannier. If you wish, I'll send it via FedEx or UPS today.

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Old 09-30-2013, 06:51 AM   #1353
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Can we help?

Wow. Sorry to hear you're having trouble with that bike. My own GS has been both awesome at times and a PITA. Like you, I'm thinking that simpler is better as you travel to more remote areas. Still it's great to hear such a real world perspective on being stopped with a bike that won't go. Also, if it helps, you made me laugh like half a dozen times in the last 10 mins alone.

Just PM'd with an offer to help get you a new sensor.

I can't wait to see where you guys end up next!!
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:47 PM   #1354
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Thanks for your very helpful offers guys! I emailed a couple of BMW service centers down the line and it looks like they have the part in stock, so I'll drop in when we pass by and get this all sorted out. In the meantime I'll be fiddling around with the two key system, hopefully I don't lose the spare key.

I will be keeping the current jury-rigged ring sensor just in case we need it. Neda's F650GS is also CANBUS and uses the same part as well. Another thing to add to the kit and kitchen sink we're carting behind us! :(
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:26 PM   #1355
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These last few posts have been quite humourous. Not always easy when things don't go per plan.

Keep it up!
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Old 09-30-2013, 10:53 PM   #1356
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:59 AM   #1357
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Jeepers. I'm glad that you didn't get stranded due to the ring sensor. An Enfield DOES seem like a reasonable solution.

Or the always reliable DR650
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:09 AM   #1358
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Here's a couple of things to check for anyone thinking about carrying a spare ring sensor:

1) Check the screws holding the cover over the ring sensor plug:



On mine, they were security torx screws. So if you're stranded on the road without a security torx screwdriver, you won't be able to unplug the ring sensor to plug in your new one. I asked Rafael to replace them with normal torx screws when he refitted the cover.

2) Always bring your spare key with your replacement ring sensor. The sensor needs a key *inside* the ring. Even with my key in the ignition right beside the new ring sensor (touching it even), it wouldn't pick it up. Some people zip-tie and tape the spare key to the inside of the new ring (maybe tape the whole thing up to obscure it) and keep it there. Can't start the bike without the second key anyway. But I'm too paranoid about having the spare key stolen, so I keep it off the bike.

You don't have to bring your real spare, you can use the plastic valet key in the ignition and the chipped key inside the new ring sensor.

Part number for the ring sensor is 61 35 7 705 247. If you have a group of CANBUS bikes, F800s, F650s, R bikes, they all use the same part, so if one guy in the group has one, then all you need is your spare key.

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Old 10-01-2013, 02:45 PM   #1359
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Ring Sensor - Didn't the Coneheads have Sensor Rings?

In any case, another reason to avoid BMW until they scrap all the fancy stuff and just build bikes again.

The last 2 episodes of your write up were great!
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Old 10-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #1360
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Ring Sensor - Didn't the Coneheads have Sensor Rings?

In any case, another reason to avoid BMW until they scrap all the fancy stuff and just build bikes again.

To that I agree.

Notes that should be taken by most manufactures.
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Old 10-01-2013, 07:22 PM   #1361
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Or the always reliable DR650
For the ADV stuff, I concur. That said, the new RE Continental GT looks The Business. Me want.
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:22 PM   #1362
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Gene,
Great information... As I have one of those too smart BMW's same as yours and you have enlightened me of another thing to be aware of...... Been following your Grand Viaje RR and always enjoy your posts.....John
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Old 10-01-2013, 08:44 PM   #1363
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Great to see you back on the road again guys!

The electronic stuff can be a drag, but honestly there's not much that can go wrong in my experience. No point in hanging about waiting for something to maybe fail, so go for it!

Besides, getting stuck in the boondocks is all part of the adventure.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:03 AM   #1364
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Reading things like that make me happy I have a '03 Dakar. No EWS to worry about!
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Old 10-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #1365
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Just a quick update: After a very eventful couple of days, we're travelling 35 kms south of Ahuchapan on the very scenic and windy Ruta de las Flores, which flows past a few picturesque towns in the heart of El Salvador's coffee crop region. Thankfully, very little drama - the weather was clear and the two-key hack job was working thus far!


Stopping for a scenic break beside a fruit vendor at the side of the road


Riding around Ataco, one of the towns on the Ruta de las Flores


Arrived in Juayua, our overnight destination


Neda forgot to copy the hostel's address from the laptop to her iPhone...
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Parque Centrale in Juayua

The reason why we're staying one night in Juayua is because Neda read that there was a Gastronomical Festival every weekend in town. Seeing how I am trying to lose weight, she thinks this would be a great event to attend. I trick myself into mishearing that we are attending an Astronomical Conference. I always wanted to be an astronaut!


Not the astronomical festival - just a market.

The Astronomical Festival is a couple of long rows of makeshift kitchens and grills representing different restaurants and storefronts in the city. We're told that there are over 100 different places where you can sample the local cuisine. Most of the grills just serve the Salvadorean mainstay - a side of grilled beef and a sausage with some veggies on the side.


Billions and billions of years ago, the Earth was created from a great ball of fire


Mouth-watering presentation! Vendors offer window-shoppers a taste of their dishes on toothpicks


This is what we settled on - battered shrimp, baked potatoes and a side of grilled beef. Delicious!


After lunch, we visited La Iglesia de Santa Lucia, right on the main plaza


Santa Lucia is known for its large statue of Cristo Negro (Black Christ)

I'm not sure why this Christ is black, but I suspect it has something to do with a Madonna video. Did I mention the Astronomical Festival is sponsored by Pepsi?


Deep in prayer at La Iglesia de Santa Lucia
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