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Bertiebot

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Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« on: March 09, 2019, 12:12:45 PM »
Hi all, just got my shiny new GS-911 to have a go at sorting my XR. Its getting repeated engine warning light and fuel gauge not resetting when I refuel. Its been to BMW lost of times and been checked, reset without sorting the underlying problem, At the least I can do that at home now and with luck I will suss what is the problem. All hints and tips gratefully received!

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2019, 02:01:27 AM »
Welcome to the forum sounds like you have had a lack of customer service from the dealers

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2019, 10:26:21 AM »
Ta very much. Dealers have been ok but as my bike is over two years and out of warranty the last conversation was “well we might need the bike for a few days and systematically work through the wiring to find the fault and at £93 per hour that could be expensive”

Needless to say I wasn’t happy with that which is why I bought my GS-911. I used it yesterday and didn’t find anything other than a side stand switch “implausible values” message. That said clearing the fault code resolved both problems at least for now. Worst case is when it comes back I clear it again!

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2019, 10:48:43 AM »
Assuming it is the GS911 WiFi learn to use the inbuilt real time logging, you can leave it connected & log for up to a year

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2019, 11:04:55 AM »
It is and that’s a great idea. The plug is safe and sound under the seat too so easy to leave it. Does the GS-911 automatically log if left connected?

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2019, 12:05:02 PM »
It is and that’s a great idea. The plug is safe and sound under the seat too so easy to leave it. Does the GS-911 automatically log if left connected?
Yes if you learn to drive the GS911 it ;logs to internal SD card & so you get everything you select in parameters every time you ride until it is disconnected

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2019, 11:33:50 AM »
Hi,

Not sure if you have already tried, but please check your battery terminals are tight and check what voltage your battery is providing.

The BMW inline fours are susceptible to low battery conditions and show all kinds of random faults.

Worth a try?

Kind regards,

Mark.

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2019, 11:56:41 AM »
I got it sorted thanks to my fantastic GS911. I was getting an “implausible reading from side stand switch” message. The switch seemed fine so I traced the look and the wire to the switch was pinched behind the front sprocket cover. I removed some insulation and sure enough the wires were damaged. After repairing the insulation everything was and still is fine. So a complete repair for free!! I am somewhat cheesed off that BMW couldn’t find this when my trusty new GS-911WIFI made diagnosing so easy, but at least everything is fine now.

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Re: Hi all - S1000XR and S1000RR owner
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2019, 12:25:03 PM »
Good to hear you have it sorted, wiring round sprocket covers getting pinched is a problem other models like the 650 single suffer as well

Take the time to write up a complaint to BMW, make it explanatory & how much time & money it has cost you for a fault which was either caused during production or by maintenance, presumably at a Dealer, on a bike that young in years it should have been resolved free of charge