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R1200 models / Re: Factory I Level
« Last post by GS Jim on Today at 02:59:01 AM »
Have seen some pics of people and forks, have inspected mine and no separation so I guess I'm not hard core enough. I save that stuff for the Dual Sport or my Dirtbike.
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R1200 models / Re: Factory I Level
« Last post by WayneC on Today at 02:53:19 AM »
Thanks Wayne, I was hoping you would respond.
I have to take the R12 in to the dealer anyway to have the front fork tube recall addressed so I will get the update done also and while I am at it I guess I'll throw the F7 in the trailer to get it done also.
 I guess there's no way of knowing what the updates are actually addressing even if asking the dealer, they probably just plug it in and hit "enter" (or something).
No worries, get that fork issue resolved, we had a rider very seriously injured here in Oz, airlifted out etc, denial of responsibility from Da Korp of course
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Common trouble codes or issues with known solutions / Re: ERROR data
« Last post by GS Jim on Today at 02:40:35 AM »
Yea that's what I did, went back and forth several times between Internet and wifi connection to get it burned into my head.
I fancy myself quite the whiz now haha.
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R1200 models / Re: Factory I Level
« Last post by GS Jim on Today at 02:25:45 AM »
Thanks Wayne, I was hoping you would respond.
I have to take the R12 in to the dealer anyway to have the front fork tube recall addressed so I will get the update done also and while I am at it I guess I'll throw the F7 in the trailer to get it done also.
 I guess there's no way of knowing what the updates are actually addressing even if asking the dealer, they probably just plug it in and hit "enter" (or something).
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Good you finally registered the replacement unit into the machine, if you had persevered with the downloaded ISTA-P and the cable you would have achieved it yourself but there is a considerable learning curve involved and it is far easier with a BMW ICOM vehicle interface

The other aspect to note is that even the Dealer Tech who assisted you has not appreciated that with the bike dealers moving to ISTA-P that the voltage needed to be 14v which is why the car dealers have rather expensive adjustable power supplies to maintain the proper voltage
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R1200 models / Re: Factory I Level
« Last post by WayneC on Today at 01:37:14 AM »
Yes there are updates for both models, the last iLevel I have for K001 is 17-03-502 and K024 is 16-11-500, there are likely further updates as well

Remember the iLevel only tells you the overall bike status level as per the date in the iLevel so 17-3 means 2017 March
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Common trouble codes or issues with known solutions / Re: ERROR data
« Last post by WayneC on Today at 01:32:10 AM »
You can use the PC App with the GS911 WiFi connected to your home WiFi network, for full functionality without using the internet cloud service, you configure the PC App with the IP No of the GS911 and it is actually quicker in operation compared to using the USB connection.
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So let me conclude this story.

I managed to obtain second hand ABS modulator from a K1200LT donor bike.
It was "relatively" cheap deal without any warranties, so I did go with the deal.

After painstaking 2 weeks ABS arrived trough the post.
Checked mechanical parts as per Jughead posts on the forum, all good no black residues, filters ok.
 Opened electronic compartment to check visually and to seal it properly with silicone sealant (driven by past experience).
Installed it in my K1200S in a matter of hours. :):)
Replenished brake oil in ABS modulator reservoirs.

All connected, pipes and electronics, bleded primary system as per one good video on you youtube (three-point bleed per front/back primary system).
BMW workshop manual concurs with the bleeding procedure.



Ok, everything ready as it can be ready.
Battery connected.
Key in the steering lock keyhole.

Moment of true....

Key turned, contact...

Lights on, lightshow started , Red triangle, ABS ligts at 4Hz, ABS front motor constant on, rear motor/brake dead. :( :( :(

Everything is same as before. Not good.

Ok, I sad to my self, maybe if I try to connect it to diagnostics maybe I will manage to see something.

Procured cheap USB diagnostic find by other forums and guaranteed to work, procured ODB to that BMW mottorad type C diagnostic connector, installed Rheingold, INSTA-D, ...
Power up everything, tried to connect via diagnostics. No connection. Nothing.
Obtained three more diagnostic adapters, no luck.
Checked all diagnostics on my e39 525TDS, every one works. Everything ok, communicating with the car, even programming some stuff.

Hmmm, Diagnostic adapters are ok my e39 is also K-Line diag.

Tried to switch wires in adapter cable, as some of the forum posts on the internet says that cable may have mismatched pinouts or missing wires.
Lost many hours and days with no progress. Same symptoms.

No luck, I thought that damage is even bigger than I thought. (body electronics or electric wiring).
Disconnected new ABS, no change. Reconnected ABS no change.
One positive thing is that speedometer was working.
But it seems that cheap deal was not so cheap. ABS "kaput"


I managed to get on phone guy from the BMW workshop to whom I explained everything and other side of the phone was not very optimistic but ready to try to help.

So with little or no hope I took the day off on my job, rented the van, loaded my K1200S into the van and head myself to BMW workshop which is about 110 km from me.

Arrived, connected bike on BMW workshop diagnostics, bike communicating with BMW diagnostics.
At least something.

BMW mechanic did not have an optimistic view as it is odd that pump is working all the time. No matter that it came from another bike.
I had no hope.

Ok, for programming he had to use INSTA-P. After painful 2 hour update installation time has come to recode everything (marry new ABS to bike).
First try, no chance.
For successful programing Battery voltage must be minimum 13 volts or more.
Workshop battery chargers did not manage to handle charge as when the ignition is on ABS Pump works non-stop and voltage drops.
:( :( :(

BMW guy wanted to quit everything but I have persuaded him to obtain charger cables and to connect K1200S to the van that I hired.
Ok, bike connected to the van with jump cables, the van started, bike ignition on, ABS motor buzzing, INSTA-P reporting 14 volts.
Yupi, all green for recoding, still I had no hope for any positive outcome.

After painstaking 1~2 minutes, bike started to flashing lights, blinkers, all sorts of lights on the dashboard and ABS buzzing stopped.

Recoding successfully finished INSTA P reported.

Silence...... That beautiful silence....
I sad to myself now everything is broken...

Ignition off, ignition on, no buzzing, self-diagnostic ok, ABS self-diagnostic ok, just ABS 1Hz light.
Pressed front brake, front ABS pump motor runs, brake ok. Pressed rear brake, rear ABS pump motor runs.
All seems to work as it should. Started motor tried few meters run on workshop floor and ABS 1Hz light turns off (self-diagnostics complete).
No more lights on the dashboard. Tried hard brake on slippery workshop floor ABS engages and works.

SUCCESS!!!!!  Everything works. It was recoding issue. Stone has fallen off my heart. I could not believe it.

Tried short run around workshop everything ok, brakes bites as hell. All works.

I was happy after a long time.



I hope that this post will help someone if it has same issues.

Conclusion: You can install ABS pump from another bike wich ABS modulator have the same OEM P/N number but recoding IN BMW service is a must.

















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Common trouble codes or issues with known solutions / Re: ERROR data
« Last post by GS Jim on October 18, 2017, 09:32:52 PM »
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I suggest if you are not at ease with computers setting Wifi etc, then this configuration is the easiest to set up and use.

Yes but if there are other ways then I would like to learn them all to give me the most flexibility. I did not grow up with computers but with dial phones and party lines so everything is a learning curve when it comes to these things.

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Of course it does mean you nee to have the computer near to the bike as you need to connect the computer to the GS-911 via the USB cable.

A 10 m usb extension solved that.

Thanks for all your replies Mike.
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Common trouble codes or issues with known solutions / Re: ERROR data
« Last post by GS Jim on October 18, 2017, 09:23:52 PM »
Thanks for the detailed response Jughead, again if I am off track please correct.

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Wifi Utility (1702.1)
Must have active internet connection. (Correct, but only to access cloud services.)
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PC Software (1707.2)
Wifi to PC (tools/setup switching) for diagnostics, need active internet connection. (at least I can't make it work without) (Need active wifi but internet connectivity not required as all software required is built into the application)

Ok I figured out you have to be in D2D mode and select the GS911 in network settings.
And Yea no cloud services in the utility (i.e. abs service functions)

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If a user had a shop with no internet ( as one poster claimed) then he would need usb, and only the PC software with less then full function would be available.  (As long as there is an active wifi network, the PC app can be used and will provide 99% (?) functionality)

In the PC app I can't seem to find anything that doesn't function but then again I didn't go through "everything" and test it all.

This certainly helps as when I tour I carry a full win 10 mini laptop with me and will have better service capabilities then with just a smartphone app when I have no internet access in foreign countries while on the road.


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