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Hex GS911 Diagnostic tool

Just curious to see if any of you use this on your R1200GS,my 2005 just got 24000 mile without any problem and I am thinking of doing more maintenance on it by myself??.
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Now if you had been at the Horizons Ripley Bash this year, you could have seen me demo'ing it to everybody I could grab literally 'Hi again Stu and Viv' who I only emailed yesterday by chance one of my first demos.

There were quite a few people that had just had services on their bikes that STILL had error codes coming up as BMW hadn't cleared them, so when you go in again for the next service they would say oh this is wrong and re-fix it again charging you again. Tut Tut Tut


Hex-Code have sponsored me with their GS-911 and in return I wrote a couple of reviews for them, you can read my full hands on review here...

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Hex-Code were and still are a much needed sponsor bacause when I bought the bike I didn't know squat, now I can fix most things on mine and other peoples but only because I now know what to look for.

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Hex GS911 Diagnostic tool

that is a quick response, I know that some of the anti BMw guys will laugh but I think it is great to have tool in hand that can help in making the diagnostic easy on such complicate bike.I myself do not like to do mechanic and the GS is way impressif for someone use to much
simpler bike.
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He He I'm downloading a film in an all night internet cafe, can't sleep so what better way to kill time at night.

Like I said up until this year I didn't know anything as I only passed my Motorcycle test in May this year and bought the bike shortly after, if you check the mods and the servicing pages you will see that I just did a FULL 12,000 miles service myself inc. greasing EVERYTHING.

The GS-911 saved my arse in Spain I kind of dropped the bike hard not quite an off more a walk off. When I went to start the bike it wouldn't start for anything I checked the kill switch was on, key position, and that the spark was connected ok, and the lights came on when I turned the key. So after that I had run out of ideas so I called up BMW and they said it would have to be put on the machine, eep don't think so buddy at your prices.

So I plugged the GS-911 into the bike and it basically said ignition problem, so I checked the wiring all looked fine (remember the lights came on when turning the key), but as I knew the problem was in getting the bike started and the problems was in the ignition circuit I looked at the kill switch again.

No it wasn't off but.... the button was pushed slightly out, 10 minutes later I had rebuilt the kill switch by shorting it out and the bike started first time. I rebuilt the switch later that day when stopping for gas. It's got a funny little ball bearing inside it with a spring and that's what had came loose, luckily it was still in the housing but without the GS-911 to do its work I'd have spent a lot more of my time trying to figure out what was wrong.

I mainly wanted it for quick roadside repairs and for making sure I wasn't getting ripped off by garages buying parts that weren't needed. If I had to score the GS-911 it would be a full TEN out of TEN just for peace of mind.

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Diagnostic tool

Hey guys,

Could you send a link of where to have a look at this tool and maybe a supplier.

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Hi Dingo,

Try clicking on my links (above in blue) and when your at my site read the review then click the links to the Hex-Code website, that's why I spent 2 days writing the review and making the very professional website my friend.

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