I'm not totally sure but I think it is the same as the 2017 and newer R1200RT. They are located just in front of the battery on the right side under the black cover that is above the engine. The cover requires a t-25 torx to remove the 2 screws for removal.
To use it on your RT, you need the MotoScan app, that is only available on Android.I just received my OBDLink LX, but I'm having issues connecting to my 2019 R1250RT. I tried it first on my car (Subaru), and it worked fine, so I have the bluetooth paired, so I don't think that's the problem. I'm using a Windows laptop running OBDwiz. When I try to connect I can see that both the interface and ECU are connected (the little lines go from red to yellow. But it seems to hang up on the step trying to run OBD Protocol, which is set to automatic. It attempts three times, it confirms that both the ecu and the IBD are working, then I get the standard message to check 4 things: scan tool is connected, ignition is on, check that OBD2 protocol is set to the right one or Automatic, and that the bike is OBD2 compliant. I pretty sure all that is okay. I have some questions in my mind about whether the ignition is in the correct position. I have the pushbutton start system. I press the button once, all the gauges go through their test, and that's where I leave it. Is that correct? If I press the button again, it turns off everything.
What am I missing? It worked fine on my Subaru. The bluetooth is paired, and the proper lights are flashing on the OBDLink. Thanks in advance.
I had read your long entry about all this, and it was the basis for my purchasing the OBDLink LX. I understood you (and Amazon's specs) to say that this setup would require an Android smart phone OR a Windows PC or laptop. Is there something different about the R1250RT? The Windows PC worked fine on my Subaru.To use it on your RT, you need the MotoScan app, that is only available on Android.
The key thing is the MotoScan app! Without that app, you won't be able to communicate with the bike! R1250RT should be quite fine, since I do see it listed in the app.I had read your long entry about all this, and it was the basis for my purchasing the OBDLink LX. I understood you (and Amazon's specs) to say that this setup would require an Android smart phone OR a Windows PC or laptop. Is there something different about the R1250RT? The Windows PC worked fine on my Subaru.
Read this thread and get all of the FACTS! https://www.bmwlt.com/forums/rt-series/183799-alternative-gs-911-a.htmlJust adding some info on the iphone issue.... The reason apple doesnt work well with a lot of OBD tools is Bluetooth LE, low energy..Apple locks down their device to a very small set of standards you need to adhere too. The actual obd device needs to be able to use this protocol or the iphone is unable to recognize it. When pairing an apple device to a LE item, you will note that it does NOT show up when scanning for bluetooth devices like android. App devs need to write a snipit of code to look for the LE device, then automatically pair it...
The other thing on OBD devices, they are basically all the same.. Now before you kill me, please understand why i say that.. The physical OBD device is simply a comms device. It allows your bike or car to have a physical gateway to your phone/tablet. Its the app that is programmed to listen for and comm's device, then will capture the PID's, the actual ECU messages that are being spoken. The app then takes these messages and displays the results based on the pid...
Each PID is different and based on the required open protocols of OBD II.... If the app is a good one, it will log these messages and you can display online.
A couple friends and I got really board and build a dashboard for our cars which lets log all our trips and capture the data to display later. Nobody can look while riding, so never had an app that really helped. So we now take long trips and if a variable goes out of tolerance, it alerts and sends an email... Basically letting us know if theres an issue before theres an issue idea..
Heres a display and ill post back if we can do the same for bikes, no reason why not...
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