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pwooley

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EWS again
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:54:04 PM »
Greetings from New Zealand.  This is on a R1200RT.  There is already so much discussion on EWS error message, but I still can't get to the bottom of the issue.  The bike missed once or twice before dying completely on the road.  The GS-911 reads "no response from the controller", meaning no diagnostic checks can be run.  It is not the ring antenna, as the fuel pump and low beam function properly.  The gear selector number is blacked out and the gear is definitely in neutral (have cycled up and down).  Possibly a faulty connection somewhere (?), even though bike has covered under 4000km.  Any intelligent comments would be appreciated.  Peter.

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Re: EWS again
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 12:55:21 AM »
If it has only gone 4000 km then is it still under warranty?

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Re: EWS again
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2017, 07:28:24 AM »
There are a few things that can cause an EWS error.

First thing to check is the condition and strength of the battery.  Be careful though, having a new battery doesn't mean that it is good.  A battery that is not fully charged, or a battery with one dead cell will also at times cause the EWS error to pop up.  I have had brand new batteries failing on me as well.

Second is the bunch of keys.  Make sure you have only the one bike key on the bunch.  Remove the spare key and pocket it or leave it at home.  Having more than one readable key withing range of the antenna will confuse the system and display the EWS warning.

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Re: EWS again
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2017, 11:14:16 AM »
Hello Peter

The GS-911 reads "no response from the controller", :)
Please, to see wich controller did not speak, send an Auto-Scan.
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Re: EWS again
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 10:07:05 PM »
No response, so will not perform any scan.

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Re: EWS again
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 10:33:48 AM »
Check your battery terminals and then the battery voltage.  Battery voltage should be well in excess of 12.5v.  Place a load on the battery while measuring the voltage.  Does the voltage drop below 10V or does it stay above 12V?

If the battery is OK, does the motor turn over?