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Old 07-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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How do I reset the service reminder?

I'm getting ready to change the oil and run the valves on my '12 GSA and I wondered if there is a way to reset the service reminder on my dash. I really don't want to spend $300 to have my oil changed. Plus it is 100 miles to my local dealer, I've got better things to do with my time.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Buy a GS911 scan tool. Set it to what ever interval you want.


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Old 07-08-2013, 03:23 PM   #3
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Complete bullshit that you can't reset the service reminder without a trip to the dealer, or a $300 aftermarket tool. I just ignore the dam thing.
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #4
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bemiiten, I agree totally. I can change my own oil, thank you very much. I don't want to have a relationship with my dealer. I want to have a relationship with my motorcycle!
I'm thinking a piece of tape is in order!
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #5
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Understand the points of view about the $300 acc so you can reset your service reminder, but I find it a very helpful tool in knowing that everything on my bike is working properly and should I have a problem out in the middle of no where it is comforting to know I can plug it in and find out right away what is wrong in most cases. Reading any fault codes is very helpful as well as getting ride of the ones that do not require warranty repair. (My dealer only sees my bike for warranty repair.)

Also useful in setting the tipper motors and of course in sync'g the throttle bodies. I really like this tool. You can also get one that has blue tooth and do it all from your smart phone. I like to use available technology not fight it. But then just my 2 cents.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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20k bike / $300 tool. I hit my limit Bihac!!!

No... Really... I like my GS911 lots.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:00 PM   #7
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I just don't like the idea of being forced to toe the line. What BMW is implying is that we're not competent enough to service our own equipment.
How do I not know if the dealer is using the lot boy to change my oil, hell I would if I ran the place. Charge 150 bucks a hour and pay minimum wage.
I stated changing motorcycle's oil in a dealership when I was 12 years old, I sure wouldn't trust anyone!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:08 PM   #8
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Does any other scan tool work on the GS.
Im picking up the New OTC scan tool on Wednsday
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #9
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As far as I know, the only thing that works is the GS911 from HexCode in SA.
It does more than reset the service reminder.
Mine has performed operations on many bikes.
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Old 07-09-2013, 02:52 AM   #10
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I just don't like the idea of being forced to toe the line. What BMW is implying is that we're not competent enough to service our own equipment.
How do I not know if the dealer is using the lot boy to change my oil, hell I would if I ran the place. Charge 150 bucks a hour and pay minimum wage.
I stated changing motorcycle's oil in a dealership when I was 12 years old, I sure wouldn't trust anyone!

Welcome to the wonderful world of BMW self maintenance. BMW seems to do everything it can to make it difficult to service a bike outside of a dealership.

Look, if you are going to do your own service, the GS911 is as essential as your helmet. Reset service reminders, reset TB stops, diagnose and clear faults to name a few must have functions.

It is the best investment for your ride that you will ever make. End of story.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:49 AM   #11
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I just don't like the idea of being forced to toe the line. What BMW is implying is that we're not competent enough to service our own equipment.
How do I not know if the dealer is using the lot boy to change my oil, hell I would if I ran the place. Charge 150 bucks a hour and pay minimum wage.
I stated changing motorcycle's oil in a dealership when I was 12 years old, I sure wouldn't trust anyone!
Just changing the oil isn't a service.

Plus you can't do a "full" service without something like a GS911.... how do you reset the idle motors with it, how do you park the idle motors while balancing the throttles ?, and much more.
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:32 AM   #12
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...and has anyone tried hooking one up to the 2013 GS-W yet?
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Old 07-09-2013, 04:47 AM   #13
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...and has anyone tried hooking one up to the 2013 GS-W yet?
It won't work. HEX is nearly done beta testing a new tool for the Wethead. Apparently the new system is vastly different than the old one.

I went years without a GS911. You can adjust your throttle bodies without it effectively enough: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/R1200_TB_Sync.html

Most of what you need to do a "service" is here: http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tech_Pictorials.html

You can't reset your service reminder, but who cares? You also can't calibrate your throttle bodies, which can eventually cause a lumpy idle, but does no harm. You also cannot reset or read fault codes, but generally not an issue.

On the other hand, local clubs, like mine, often have a pro version of the GS911 that they share at tech days, and I have one I use on other people's bike as needed. It IS a very nice tool to have, though for a single bike it may not be cost effective. Maybe get together with a few locals and buy one together.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:50 AM   #14
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, but generally not an issue.
Not an issue, but also not a service.

I'd imagine what my customers would say if they expect a full service and i give them a bunch of "no i haven't done that, but who cares".
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:36 AM   #15
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Not an issue, but also not a service.

I'd imagine what my customers would say if they expect a full service and i give them a bunch of "no i haven't done that, but who cares".
True, as a paid technician you would definitely be required to do these. A home backyard service doesn't hold the same standard, and in the US if you are required to have special tools to complete a service for warranty purposes you would get that done for free from the dealer. In other words, it isn't an issue for warranty, and does not effect the safety or longevity of the bike. It is merely annoying.

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