ScanTool MX & Motoscan app
I believe there was a brief thread here quite a while back related to the ScanTool diagnostic tool. With full recognition that the Hex GS911 is an awesome piece of technology, I was very reluctant to spend $400 for the very limited amount of use that I would get from it . By chance I stumbled on some info for the ScanTool and decided to give it a try. I ordered the MX model for $79 and an adapter cable to go from the OBDII connector to my bike's 10-pin connector. The ScanTool is a Bluetooth device and comes with it's own app. However the app is for automobiles so I downloaded the Motoscan app which is tailored to BMW bikes. The app worked perfectly with the MX allowing me to select my model of bike and then provided a lot of functionality. I mainly wanted to reset my service reminder, which it did flawlessly. The motoscan app also now includes the ability to activate the bike's abs module the way the GS911 does to facilitate a complete brake system bleed. I did not use that feature yet, but saw it available on the app. I'm not purporting that this combination of device and app will do everything a GS911 will, but it has a lot of functionality for at least the basic maintenance of the bike.
ScanTool MX $79.95 (Amazon)
Connector cable for 10 pin connector $20 (Amazon) Newer bikes won't need the adaptor cable as they have OBD connectors now, but my 2015 has 10 pin.
Pro verision of the Motoscan app $27.95 (Android Play store) Pro version is required for most functionality including resetting the service reminder.
So, for $130 vs $400, I'm a fan of this setup and wanted to pass the information along.
Last edited by Weir1200GS; 21-Mar-2018 at 10:57 AM (665).