06 K1200gt Esa - BMW Luxury Touring Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 10:12 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5
06 K1200gt Esa

Hi there, I am a newby to this forum. I am a member of the BMW Club of South Africa, Pretoria branch.
I have had my GT now for almost 2 years and have done almost 25000Km (15000 Miles) in that time, mostly trouble free apart from the minor snag on the rear diff.
On my GT I am unable to change the ESA from 2 people to rider only or rider plus luggage mode but I can change the ride types (Sport, Normal, Comfort). Has anyone else come accross this?
How does one reset the computer on the GT?
Jester is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 1:12 pm
Junior Member
 
coxreno745's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: SPARKS, NV, USA
Posts: 27
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

The bike has to be stationary and engine running. Hold down ESA button until changes are made to luggage, solo etc.

David Cox

06 K12GT
09 K13GT
07 F800ST
coxreno745 is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 1:30 pm
Senior Member
 
dwsdad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Marshall, TX, USA
Posts: 1,751
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

I think it has to be in neutral as well as running.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

'99K1200LT - "Bertha" - gone, but not forgotten!
'86 Concours - "Horse with no name" (under reconstructive surgery)
'06 K1200GT - "Road Rocket"
Marshall, Tx


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
dwsdad is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 1:49 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,427
Garage
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by dwsdad
I think it has to be in neutral as well as running.
Correct. Neutral, running, not moving, and hold the ESA button down for a few seconds.

If it still doesn't change, then you may have to go to the dealer. We've had some ESA systems fail to change modes, requiring a new shock to correct it. Not very many, and they've all been covered under warranty so far.

For the record, my '07 GT just turned over 114K miles. The ESA still works as designed, for both stationary preload and moving damping changes. Although the springs are clearly sacked out at this point.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 3:29 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Posts: 475
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by meese
For the record, my '07 GT just turned over 114K miles. The ESA still works as designed, for both stationary preload and moving damping changes. Although the springs are clearly sacked out at this point.
114k in two years, that's amazing! that's like 1000 miles a week. how do u ride so much??

02 LT
Caveno is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 5:39 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Lake Stevens, WA, USA
Posts: 2,651
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

1000 miles a day is the normal for Ken! He ain't plumbed right.....

Brian Ley
WA State of mindless sheep
USA where everything is illegal
2007 K1200GT
2010 650GS
2000 k1200LT Sold but not forgotten
BMWOA 119892
sanjaun2 is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 5:49 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,427
Garage
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by Caveno
114k in two years, that's amazing! that's like 1000 miles a week. how do u ride so much??
Actually, it's almost exactly 30 months. And I travel to out-of-state customers for work, which adds a few miles. But really, it's just any excuse for a ride, no matter how far. I've crossed states just to join folks for lunch or dinner, or to work on some guy's bike . . .

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 7:26 pm
Senior Member
 
MarinPhil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Rafael, Ca., USA
Posts: 293
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by meese
Actually, it's almost exactly 30 months. And I travel to out-of-state customers for work, which adds a few miles. But really, it's just any excuse for a ride, no matter how far. I've crossed states just to join folks for lunch or dinner, or to work on some guy's bike . . .
Ken, 114k freeking miles-holy sheet. Nice to hear ESA still working as intended- would expect springs were a little tired! Only have 30k on my 06 Going up to Vancouver BC in a few weeks. Wanna meet for lunch??

Jester--"MANUAL" buddy--It's not manly but it does explain a few things..

Phil in Marin
2013 K1300S-30 Anniv ED. sold
2006 K1200GT-Blue of course-sold
2005 Ducati 999-the I-talian princess-sold
2004 K1200GT Gen-1, Orient Blue
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gone
2016 Triumph Thruxton R
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2000 R1100RT.
MarinPhil is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old Sep 28th, 2009, 9:22 pm
Super Moderator
 
DavidTaylor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: San Jose, CA, USA
Posts: 7,565
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by meese
Actually, it's almost exactly 30 months. And I travel to out-of-state customers for work, which adds a few miles. But really, it's just any excuse for a ride, no matter how far. I've crossed states just to join folks for lunch or dinner, or to work on some guy's bike . . .
He left out he just came in 10th place out of 101 riders in the 2009 Iron Butt Rally.

So no, he doesn't ride much at all.

David Taylor
San Jose, CA
2010 R1200RT Polar Metallic
AMA, BMWMOA
Booze Brother #4

The shortest distance between two points is for people who don't ride!



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DavidTaylor is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old Sep 29th, 2009, 2:46 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Jester--"MANUAL" buddy--It's not manly but it does explain a few things..[/QUOTE]

Sorry, I don't understand

On the other matter, did all the idling in neutral and stationary things, does not work. Still worked on Sunday when me and The Better Looking One took a drive and Monday morning - POW, broken, kapoof.

Guess I will have to take it to the dealer.....

Thanks for all the advise though - will want to stay in touch on this forum - SA is a beautifull country and I would like to share some of the trip and scenes for those interrested.
Jester is offline  
post #11 of 17 Old Sep 29th, 2009, 6:54 am
Senior Member
 
bruce2000ltc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO, USA
Posts: 339
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jester
Hi there, I am a newby to this forum. I am a member of the BMW Club of South Africa, Pretoria branch.
I have had my GT now for almost 2 years and have done almost 25000Km (15000 Miles) in that time, mostly trouble free apart from the minor snag on the rear diff.
On my GT I am unable to change the ESA from 2 people to rider only or rider plus luggage mode but I can change the ride types (Sport, Normal, Comfort). Has anyone else come accross this?
How does one reset the computer on the GT?
My '07 GT has done the same thing a few times. I press and hold the ESA button and nothing, will not go into the rider set-up mode. I found that if I jog between Comfort, Normal and Sport a few times then press and hold the ESA button right after I've jogged it will go into the rider set-up mode.
Hope this helps,

Bruce Hodges
bruce2000ltc is offline  
post #12 of 17 Old Sep 29th, 2009, 10:49 am
Senior Member
 
MarinPhil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Rafael, Ca., USA
Posts: 293
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jester
Jester--"MANUAL" buddy--It's not manly but it does explain a few things..
Sorry, I don't understand

'So k. Manual-as in the little book that should have came with your bike. It explains a lot. But, if your ESA doesn't cycle to set preload-"helmets and luggage" when in Neutral, motor running-hope you got a warrantee and a good dealer.

Phil in Marin
2013 K1300S-30 Anniv ED. sold
2006 K1200GT-Blue of course-sold
2005 Ducati 999-the I-talian princess-sold
2004 K1200GT Gen-1, Orient Blue
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gone
2016 Triumph Thruxton R
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2000 R1100RT.
MarinPhil is offline  
post #13 of 17 Old Sep 30th, 2009, 9:22 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa


Ahhhhh RTFM, keep telling our clients to the same and they do not do it either.
Question, is it safe to drive the bike in this condition?
Jester is offline  
post #14 of 17 Old Sep 30th, 2009, 11:03 am
Senior Member
 
MarinPhil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: San Rafael, Ca., USA
Posts: 293
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jester

Ahhhhh RTFM, keep telling our clients to the same and they do not do it either.
Question, is it safe to drive the bike in this condition?
"RTFM"--I like that! . No expert, but think as long as its just not changing preload, and you Can adjust dampening-C/N/S, nothing leaking-then yes. Just to make sure, I started the big girl last night, Neutral, motor running-hit ESA button-first thing it cycled thru C-N-Sport. Then held the ESA button down till the helmets and luggage showed on clocks. Don't get insulted- but did u hold down the ESA button???

Phil in Marin
2013 K1300S-30 Anniv ED. sold
2006 K1200GT-Blue of course-sold
2005 Ducati 999-the I-talian princess-sold
2004 K1200GT Gen-1, Orient Blue
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
gone
2016 Triumph Thruxton R
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2000 R1100RT.
MarinPhil is offline  
post #15 of 17 Old Oct 1st, 2009, 3:34 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Yip, I have had the girl (BMW) for about 2 years now, worked fine upto now. Also tried the other advise of cycling through the C/N/S and then hold it down, nothing - guess I am off to the the dealership....
I will check today for leaks etc and other obvious damage.
Thanks for the help.
Jester is offline  
post #16 of 17 Old Oct 12th, 2009, 5:48 am Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 5
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Quote:
Originally Posted by bruce2000ltc
My '07 GT has done the same thing a few times. I press and hold the ESA button and nothing, will not go into the rider set-up mode. I found that if I jog between Comfort, Normal and Sport a few times then press and hold the ESA button right after I've jogged it will go into the rider set-up mode.
Hope this helps,

Bruce Hodges
Hi Bruce
I took the Lady to the dealer on Saturday - Rear shock is shot. Aparantly there is some electric motor that adjusts it and that is stuck. The Workshop Manager requested a ruling by BMW to replace under guarantee - otherwise $2000 or so to replace.
I will let you know the outcome.
Just as a matter of interest, there is a new version of the firmware for the GT out - 3 or so weekes old. Something that I did not know was that you can only upgrade the firmware 14 times and then you have to replace the computer - another $2000.
Best regards
Jester is offline  
post #17 of 17 Old Oct 12th, 2009, 1:53 pm
IBR# 366
 
meese's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: West Linn, OR
Posts: 16,427
Garage
Re: 06 K1200gt Esa

Normally shocks are a wear item and not subject to warranty coverage. But if the shock motor is damaged and/or the shock itself is leaking, then that is a warranty item. I've heard of several being replaced by BMW for just those reasons.

Ken
Pacific NorthWet
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 63K miles
'03 Anthracite Metallic K12LTC, 66K miles
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#143, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
meese is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the BMW Luxury Touring Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Useful is ESA on GS? Nebish GS Series 11 May 18th, 2008 11:49 am
CIP CD 8.0 and CIP 8.0.1 Update Details eljeffe K1200/1300GT (The Next Generation) 3 Mar 1st, 2007 8:24 am
K1200GT: Any vibration issues? westernrider K1200/1300GT (The Next Generation) 9 Jan 12th, 2007 6:21 am
French Test of K1200GT eljeffe K1200/1300GT (The Next Generation) 2 Apr 8th, 2006 5:29 pm
New K1200GT to debut in US at Long Beach IMS eljeffe K1200/1300GT (The Next Generation) 1 Nov 17th, 2005 7:11 pm

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome