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OH NO! EWS fault

I just got back from a ride through south Alabama and Georgia that was wonderful and lovin' the GT more and more. Got home, pull into the garage and put it on the center stand. Took off my riding gear then turned the key to check the mileage - "Check EWS"! Tried over and over, same thing. 426 miles on the bike and it will not start. Called BMW of ATL and they are sending someone down from Atlanta to pick it up in the morning. They said they had checked the VIN number and it wasn't on the recall list.

I'm going to ride back with them, wait to have it fixed, then ride it back to Columbus. At that point it will have 540 miles on it. So, I'll get up Thursday morning and ride it back to Atlanta to keep my appointment for the 660 mile service. Oh well, at least it waited until to got back to the house before it died. I stopped in the middle of nowhere several times on my ride.

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Re: OH NO! EWS fault

Just had mine replaced under warranty/recall. Hopefully you'll be able to ride it non-stop now!

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I carry a spare ring antennae and the extra key which will virtually ensure that I'll never get an EWS.



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I carry a spare ring antennae and the extra key which will virtually ensure that I'll never get an EWS.
How hard is it to change out the antenna? They are picking up my bike in the morning and taking it 120 miles back to Atlanta to fix it. Why can't they fix it in my garage?

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I carry a spare ring antennae and the extra key which will virtually ensure that I'll never get an EWS.

Well, at least it's lighter than a final drive! But, we may have to start carrying those too!

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BTW, it does seem that they would just repair it on site...EXCEPT they probably have to clear the codes on the MORONIC computer at their shop!

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BTW, it does seem that they would just repair it on site...EXCEPT they probably have to clear the codes on the MORONIC computer at their shop!
You're probably right about that Jack. Didn't think about the Moronic Computer. Tell you the truth, I rather just have a plain ole fashion key.

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Well, at least it's lighter than a final drive! But, we may have to start carrying those too!
Oh, Jack...bite your tongue! Isn't that one of the reasons you left the LT side of the aisle?

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BTW, it does seem that they would just repair it on site...EXCEPT they probably have to clear the codes on the MORONIC computer at their shop!
It's a real easy repair, remove handle bars and bridge. There are two drill out "bolts" that you just replace with real ones.l Clear the fault with a GS-911 and go.

I haven't done it as I'm waiting for the free one..... if I ever take the bike in for a service.



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Oh, Jack...bite your tongue! Isn't that one of the reasons you left the LT side of the aisle?

Yep! That and about a HUNDRED OTHERS!!!!! But, I still love you guys! And, I'll never forget the look on your face when we put that fake oil puddle under the tranny of your bike on my lift!

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It's a real easy repair, remove handle bars and bridge. There are two drill out "bolts" that you just replace with real ones.l Clear the fault with a GS-911 and go.

I haven't done it as I'm waiting for the free one..... if I ever take the bike in for a service.
BMW of ATL came to Columbus today, picked up my bike, took it and me back to Atlanta, fixed it in about an hour and I road it home. Now has 596 miles and I'm riding it back to Atlanta in the morning for the 600 mile (714 mile) service.

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BMW of ATL came to Columbus today, picked up my bike, took it and me back to Atlanta, fixed it in about an hour and I road it home. Now has 596 miles and I'm riding it back to Atlanta in the morning for the 600 mile (714 mile) service.


Can I ask why they didn't just perform it while you were there today? Seems a bit repetitive.

Anyway...it is mute point. But, you should insist on them changing the final drive oil.

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Can I ask why they didn't just perform it while you were there today? Seems a bit repetitive.

Anyway...it is mute point. But, you should insist on them changing the final drive oil.
Hi Jack,

My post was slightly confusing. The GT only had 420 miles on it when they picked it up to repair the EWS ring and I road in the truck back to Atlanta with them. I took the long way home from Atlanta after they repaired it and when I got back to the house, the bike had 596 miles on it. It had 720 miles on it this morning when I took it back.

They did the repair on the EWS yesterday in about 45 mins (unscheduled) and I was on my merry way riding over north GA. I already had an appointment for the 600 mile service scheduled for today. They are wonderful at BMW ATL. The mechanic spent from about 9:30 AM until 2:30 PM servicing my bike and adding accessories (which we did together). Since I live 120 mile from the dealer, they taught me how to do most of the basic service (oil, filter and final drive). We also took the panels off so I could see how the bike came apart. We fished pull wiring for the GPS and Com systems so when I get them (on order), they will be easier to install. They are fantastic and Bill taught me a lot about the bike. They only charged me for the 600 mile service and a little bit of labor to install a second 15 AMP, unswitched, power outlet next to the stock outlet and time spent installing the handle bar riser/set back.

When my 2002 LTE was 10 months old, I was on my way to the Gatlinburg CCR 2003. The #3 fuel injector went out on the way up there with only 4,000 miles on the bike. I rode back (spit and sputtered) to BMW ATL the next day and they loan me another LT to take back to the CCR, so I could ride. They told me to keep it until mine was fixed. I kept it 2 weeks and put about 1,400 miles on it. Hard to beat service like that!

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