Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New York, NY, USA
Originally Posted by smiller
Well to answer your question more specifically, first you must have the later version of the ECU (BMS-KP) but this change was made in mid-2007 so on a 2008 model you probably do. You then need a cooperative and knowledgeable dealer (and the dealer needs permission from BMW) to re-flash the ECU, and of course there is a fee for adding the option in addition to any other labor or parts (as in the handlebar switch, etc.) There was a thread a while back where someone was attempting to do this but I don't remember the outcome. But even if possible it's not easy or cheap so you would really have to value ASC a lot to even consider it.
Lets face it squarely, We will add ASC to our KGT's for the same reason that we bought the bike in the first place, because we can.
Is ASC worth the cost? Who cares? It is cool, it is complicated and we have BMW's so let's get on with it, and someone dig up the reference to the thread that details how to do it.
2008 K1200GT, Custom Paint, Vivid Black, Aeroflow WS & Aeroguards, Givi E52 Maxia Topcase w/AdMore Lighting, Zumo 660, Suburban Footpeg Lowering, Sargent Seat
2009 R1200GS Adventure, Magnesium Grey/Black, Adventure Cases, Zumo 660, Touratech Unobtanium Accessories
1974 Norton Commando 850 Soon to be a restoration project