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Question GS-911 Diagnostic tool

I've made a search on this section, but can't find any postings, so here goes:-

I want to buy a GS-911 Emergency diagnostic tool for my BMW, but the price differences range from £500 + (touratech) down to about £150 ( or equivalent) from what is obviously a far eastern source. I don't want to do anything fancy with it,( mainly service date adjustments) so an enthusiasts version with a USB connection will do, ( i don't need blue tooth).

Has anyone bought or had any experience of the cheaper far eastern versions of this useful looking product?? has anyone got one lurking in a cupboard they want to sell?

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contact Brendan::. UKGSer.com .:: here Pongo
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Thanks for that Bertrand. I withdrew my membership from UKGSer nearly a year ago so the link doesn't work for me.
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Paying some £15 sub to get a discounted gs911 seems cheap !
He is asking €260 euros plus postage
Is the usb bluetooth enthusiast model
Pongo I have just pm'ed you his email and email you too- I'd hurry, these second hand units are quite rare.

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Thanks for that Bertrand. Have mailed him.
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And the result is! I have exchanged mails, but I have not bought it. €260 Euros is the retail price of the one I want, which I can get here. I was hoping ( long shot) to pick up one up a bit less expensive. Having just had to spend €300 on a new headlamp unit I can't justify the expense at the moment for something which will only rarely be used. Thanks anyway Bertrand for your help
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iI can't justify the expense at the moment for something which will only rarely be used.
If I had a $ each time I read and heard this Pongo!
The costs some have incurred on their travels (when their bm wobble-u goosed and they did not know what was wrong with it) are way way more than one of those.

You can tell almost instantly whether us it is fixable with your or others skills or whether it's 'lift on truck' time.
Having owned a 1200gs and a F650 dakar I would not ride to tescos (!) without mine.
I use it as part if my servicing routines and have also helped others with it. IMHO owning a bm and not having one of those is a very false economy. Unless of course you stay in the EU and have roadside recovery!


Just an added thought-
Can you post up the details of the retailer where you say you can get one for only €260?
at that price there maybe others who would like to benefit from such a low price. That woudl be useful- thanks-

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This is the list of all the Hexcode GS-911 dealers.

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GS-911 Belgium Dealer

I have owned a GS-911 for 4 years: excellent bit of kit.
It frees you from the dealer almost completely, and means if you have a funny electrical breakdown on the road the odds are you can diagnose what is wrong and get just the part you need sent by courier to you from someone.
You can even change km to miles and back with it now.

Plus the forum for it is GREAT too: very supportive people.

I was in Holland and bought mine from Belgium thru Jos Palmaers. I'd compare his prices to the UK ones.

Jos Palmaers <jos@xantip.com>
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Nachtegaallaan 10
B-2321 Meer
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Tel. +32 495 24 19 19
E-mail info@gs-911.be
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In general I've found UK prices very high for any motorbike parts. Touratech especially.

Do NOT buy a Far East copy: they are not supported anymore and from what I hear do not work as well.

You can try one out from someone else who has one too: the amateur one lets you use it on other bikes too: up to a certain max number.

The GS-911 is a South African bit of kit and works really well.
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