I’m from Singapore and recently bought a 2005 K1200R that has done 30k kilometers.
The rubber grips were not very nice anymore so decided to change them. Watched some Youtube videos and reckon I can do that myself. Despite the heated grips. I bought the correct grips from Germany. The video showed how you can carefully cut the rubber and leave the heated sleeves underneath intact. I started cutting (LEFT side) but found my grips are different; seems the heating wires are integrated in the rubber grips. Quite quickly cut one heating wire. Singapore is hot and I don’t need heated grips so decided to just cut everything off. I cut the heating wires close to the controls and then removed the grip. I decided to cut the wires instead of opening up the controls afraid wires, plugs, whatever would fall out and I wouldn’t be able to put it all back inside. Anyway, put on the new grip (LEFT side) and decided is was enough for the day and would do RIGHT the next day.
Took the bike out for a spin and when I used one of the signal buttons, both signal lights started blinking (hazard lights). Couldn’t get the signal lights to stop. At home turns out all my controls are messed up. Most no longer work. Right signal now is horn. Horn does nothing. High beam doesn’t work. Once I turn the ignition key, all signal lights start blinking. Only can stop that by turning the ignition key off and on TWICE. All super weird. But probably caused by me cutting that wire…
The bike by the way is starting and running just fine despite the issues with the controls.
Went to the only BMW specialised workshop in Singapore (besides the official BMW dealer) and he but the bike on diagnostics. Only two error messages; heated grips error and signal lights error. But he looked very worried and when I asked him to go ahead and “fix it” he said I probably fried the main computer… He said 80% chance… Not sure how he determined that and why he couldn’t give me a 100% diagnosis. When I asked him whether I can leave the bike behind for further investigation he declined. Said computer fried and cannot fix. I said “how about official dealer?”. He told me old bike, no new parts and besides, my bike is parallel imported (which I didn't know) so the dealer will refuse to work on it anyway. Nice…
I asked him if I find a new computer, will you put it in? He didn’t seem happy with that but said he would.
I browsed the web and found this site but also found ECU CDI units on Ebay for a few hundred Dollar. That’s the computer he would be talking about, right? Can that CDI just be replaced? (provided serial number 7692220 is the same of course). Or is there more to it? Why are sets sold with keys and locksets; are the linked? Any insights here on my issue and how to fix?
If I fix the CDI I also need to fix the root cause. Been thinking to replace the control. On the LEFT. Because that’s the one I screwed up but also because the hazard lights button there seems dead. It doesn’t “click” nicely. Maybe the whole issue is just a coincidence; me messing around on the left controls killed the hazard lights button which caused the problem… Anyway, want to replace the left controls but found mine are different from all the sets I found online. My hazard button is on the left (single button) next to the TRIP button (and above the ETA button) and is red with a light underneath. Controls online have the hazard button combined with the signal buttons it seams. No separate button like mine. Any ideas why that is and whether they are exchangeable?
Sorry for the long story. Basically two questions:
1. Did I indeed fry the CDI unit and can it be changed out easily?
2. Why are my controls different and can they be changed out with other sets?