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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2006, 12:10 am Thread Starter
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Bloody gear indicators shat its self!

G'day every one.I just got back from a 500km high speed run on the Harveys Range Developement Road over to Charters Towers, Townsville and home (average speed 160kph (very good, non policed out back highway!), and most of it in the rain)I lost my gear indication and neutral light.It began with the gear indicator figure 6 flashing on and off intermittently, then I noticed when I pulled over for a drink that 1st was not showing, nor was neutral.
Turns out that the number will illuminate once the clutch lever is fully released, and not until.
The numbers display slower through the gears than normal, and as I said, no neutral light at all. Also, when in neutral now, and I put the side stand down, the engine cuts out. So, must be a sensor issue at the box, and not the LCD on the info center.
I'll talk to Townsville BM on Monday and they can fix it Ill also get them to load V7 as well, as I do now think the throttle response is too abrupt in first and second at LOW speed.Best wishes all.


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On starting the bike today, I think I had my gear indication back. I don't really remember, as I was paying too much attention to my lack of brakes!
Bloody Servo assist is'nt!
Jeez these big heavy machines take some serious rider input re non servo assist braking. The residual braking is markedly decreased. More so than I remember on my 04, but as it's the same system, I don't see how that is. You 07 owners will not miss Servo failure one bit. (You reading this Ben?)
The dealer is coming around to the base to pick the bike up as opposed to me riding over there. Nice attention to detail re customer safety. I put the hard word on them to bring me an R1200S demo machine. Hope they do!
I may even write a little letter to BMW Motorad Oz, letting them know of the great service I've had from Townsville BM Dub.
As mentioned, I'm not sure if the gear indication was working this morning. It may have been working normally (and I know it was displaying gears) as I would have noticed if it was playing up.
Did any one suggest that Microsoft was involved in the writing of the software for these bikes????
I'll keep you all informed.


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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Sep 26th, 2006, 7:00 pm
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That sucks Ken. Hope your issues get sorted.

Yeah - I'll keep telling myself that the wait is worth it so I wont ever experience a servo failure! At least I now have a VIN for my bike and will have an engine number by the end of the week.

8 weeks and counting........
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I guess yours is in the first batch Ben. My philosophy when it comes to cars, bikes, softwares, computers, mobile phones and all hi tech gears is never to buy the first version or there about. There is always a couple of major gremlims somewhere. I'd wait for for the next major release or a couple of iterations later. The side benefit is that the initial demand would have dropped a bit and it's easier to negotiate with the dealers, plus the wait-time would have lowered as well. 'Hope you get back on your bike soon.

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Yeah Tim - my bike is arriving in late Nov (I guess that will be the first batch of '07 models). I ordered it in Jun and its only getting built this week! BMW Australia decided not to get any 06 GTs after the initial batch and wait until after the Aug factory shutdown to put customer ordered bikes into the factory schedule.

I'm looking forward to getting my graphite 07 GT SE with low seat, tall screen, remote alarm, large topcase, tankbag, liner bags for panniers and topcase and tire pressure monitor. The next 8 weeks is going to suck!
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