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HarrisBikeNut

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Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« on: August 23, 2020, 06:36:45 PM »
New to the forum, and hoping a member can advise me on this question please!

I have a yellow USB GS-911 used on two previous R1200GS Bikes. I have just taken possession of a 2018 BMW K1600 Grand America. My question is can I use my current GS-911 on the GA once I have bought the lead to connect the two together?

Thanks in advance!
Bob

WayneC

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Re: Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 04:21:11 AM »
The old yellow GS911 is OBD K-Line diagnostics pin out/protocol, the new model bikes are CAN-Diag pin out/protocol so the old yellow GS911 will not work with the new model bikes. The GS911 WiFi has both K-Line & CAN-Diag protocols plus the extra pins in the socket for CAN-Diags

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Re: Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 10:28:43 AM »
I suppose I have the same problem. I am using the (enthousiast) yellow GS-911 for my R1200ST's (K28) and have used it to service a 2014 K1300s (K40). Since this summer I also own a 2018 F700GS (K70), so I bought the lead connector to connect my GS-911 to the OBD-II on this bike. The GS-911 cannot read the ECU and 'asks' to turn on the bike's contact, whitch is -of course- already on....
Guess I have to upgrade for a new GS-911 to solve this problem?

Thijs67

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Re: Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 10:43:49 AM »
in addition to my post above:
HexCode states on their website that the GS-911 (Gen1) can read all controllers....
So what am I missing?

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Re: Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 01:47:28 PM »
If you look at the Function Chart it lists which models require which GS-911 version:

https://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/function-chart

So no, your yellow GS-911 will not interface to your 2018 F800GS

Mike

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Re: Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2020, 11:45:11 AM »
Wayne and Mike covered all the ins and outs of why you need to upgrade your yellow device when upgrading your ride.
Just a reminder that we offer a trade in if you do decide to upgrade.  :)

https://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/support/faq/do-you-offer-a-trade-in-program-for-old-devices

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Re: Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2020, 09:03:10 PM »
Sorry, but i'm really confused by the compare table. https://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/compare
It clearly states that the Gen 1 can read ECU/Fault codes/ real time values for ALL engine controllers.

And I didn't upgrade my ride, I just bought an extra BMW (#4 now)  ;)
« Last Edit: September 30, 2020, 09:06:14 PM by Thijs67 »

WayneC

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Re: Yellow USB GS-911 use on new bike
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 03:44:25 AM »
Sorry, but i'm really confused by the compare table. https://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/compare
It clearly states that the Gen 1 can read ECU/Fault codes/ real time values for ALL engine controllers.

And I didn't upgrade my ride, I just bought an extra BMW (#4 now)  ;)

The table you referred to clearly shows in Bike Compatibility section the GS911 Generation 1 does not support K001 models with CAN Diagnostics