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post #21 of 45 (permalink) Old 21-Nov-2016, 04:12 PM (925)
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Watching this thread with interest, trying to learn. Very frustrating for you, but keep on keeping on.

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post #22 of 45 (permalink) Old 21-Nov-2016, 08:57 PM (123) Thread Starter
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Cranky

Crank angle sensor is fine.
It has a constant resistance and produces an AC voltage when cranked.
Rumor has it, as there is now no spark, it may be an EWS issue, although no fault codes (50% chance of getting one for the EWS, unless its dead).
The not priming is the issue that I cannot get any information on, although the FPC and pump work fine.
Turns out the EWS controls all the start procedures and if it gets moody, it plays with them.
Lets some work and not others, for a while, then disables more until the bike wont start.
Thats why it was fine when I got it going, as the EWS does almost nothing (may effect idle, hence the cut outs while warming) once its started.
The following link is the best description I've found so far.

Motorcycle Info Pages - R1200GS Electrical stuff > EWS Failures & Information

The BMW dealer I bought it from is doing a search to see if it has any outstanding re-calls, yep had to talk to them.

While looking closely at the bike, I've just noticed hairline cracks in the paint on the frame, above and below the telelever frame connection point.
No rust, so they are either fresh or not frame cracks.

One problem at a time please Mr BMW.

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Electronics Will Stop

EWS is my new swear word.
New EWS, idles smoother than before, starts smoothly.
Happy Greg.

Now the frame cracks.
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EWS? I was stumped until.......... EWS is German for "Elektronische Wegfahr Sperre". Okayyyyy. Acronyms are the bane of my existence.

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EWS? I was stumped until.......... EWS is German for "Elektronische Wegfahr Sperre". Okayyyyy. Acronyms are the bane of my existence.
Would now appear to be "that fkn thing"

We have other dialects, but I think this one would appear to cover it...

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EWS? I was stumped until.......... EWS is German for "Elektronische Wegfahr Sperre". Okayyyyy. Acronyms are the bane of my existence.
The english translation is Engine Wont Start. Very easy to remember
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My favorite is PFM.

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post #28 of 45 (permalink) Old 23-Nov-2016, 05:15 PM (968) Thread Starter
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Fixed faulty EWS

Being a country boy, have to survive with limited resources or a long walk to town.
I like fiddling with broken stuff and fixing it, sometimes because I have to.
The EWS is simple to pull apart and from looking at it, possible issues were obvious.
Out with the soldering iron, hey presto it works again

Have bike running better than ever and a spare EWS.
Back to being a confident BMW rider.

Anybody repaired these before?
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Good while it lasted

Back to the same problems, after a few rides.
Neither EWS's make any difference now.
Got a good contact @ BMW, see where that leads.
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post #30 of 45 (permalink) Old 16-Dec-2016, 04:50 PM (951) Thread Starter
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Dealer dont know.

BMW dealer has never seen anything like it and have no idea.
The parts jockeys just want to buy new bits and try them.
Their test equipment does not tell them any more than my GS911.

Does anybody know someone that can program used electronics parts to suit my VIN.
The dealer does nothing with electronics, except buy new ones from BMW, coded to my VIN.
I dont see the point in buying a new part for thousands of $, when a tested used one is less than $200.
Or out with the soldering iron and swap the eeprom.

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