Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
The answer is . . . it depends.
Officially, each sensor has a code that has to be stored into the bike, using a BMW programming machine.
But I have heard of at least one rider who put in a new sensor, and the bike recognized it without using any special tools.
The good news is that the front wheel RDC sensor, BMW part # 36 23 7 653 494 (superseded by part # 36 23 8 521 796), is used on all R900 & R1200 bikes, as well as all K1200, K1300, & K1600 bikes, and all F800 bikes, so there are lots of these parts available.
In fact, I have an extra set of wheel sensors myself, although I'm not sure what it would cost to ship to India . . .
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...