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Copyright Notice:

GS-911 and associated material is Copyright © 2005-2017 by HEX Code. All rights are reserved. De-compilation, disassembly, reverse-engineering, alteration, use as a reference tool for the purpose of developing a product with similar functionality, and re-distribution in any form without the prior written consent of HEX is prohibited.

 

GS-911 Windows PC software downloads

Downloading the GS-911 software for Windows PC is easy! Just download the GS-911downloader, run it and follow the prompts!

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Windows PC version

(Windows 7/8/10)

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Please see the related F.A.Q.: "What does the GS-911 Downloader do?"

download-arrow1s.png  GS-911 Downloader utility 

The GS-911 Downloader is a Windows PC application, it does NOT run on Android or Blackberry devices !!! ...read the F.A.Q.

Please see the Known Issues page

 

GS-911wifi Utilities for MAC and Windows

These applications are used to register your new GS-911wifi, configure the Wifi settings, check for software updates and find devices on your local wifi network.

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Windows PC wifi utility *

(Windows 7/8/10)  

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*GS-911wifi required

Please see the related F.A.Q.: "What does the GS-911wifi Utility do?"

download-arrow1s.png  GS-911wifi Utility for Windows PC  [3.4MB]


Please see the Known Issues page

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MAC OS X wifi utility *

(OS X 10.8 and above)  

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*GS-911wifi required

Please see the related F.A.Q.: "What does the GS-911wifi Utility do?"

download-arrow1s.png  GS-911wifi Utility for Mac OS X  [3.7MB]    


Please see the Known Issues page

 

GS-911wifi Launcher for iOS and Android

These applications are used to find GS-911wifi devices on your local wifi network.

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*GS-911wifi required

Please see the related F.A.Q.: "What does the GS-911wifi Utility do?"

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*GS-911wifi required

Please see the related F.A.Q.: "What does the GS-911wifi Utility do?"

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GS-911bluetooth software for Android and BlackBerry

Downloading the GS-911 apps for Android and BlackBerry is easy too.  Just download the GS-911downloader, run it and it will open a browser window from where you can download the mobile app. A GS-911 bluetooth interface is required.

If you do not know how to install an Android app from a file, it is easier from the Google Play Store here.

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Mobile versions *
(BlackBerry, Android manual installation ) 
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*GS-911Blu required (Bluetooth version)

Please see the related F.A.Q.: "What does the GS-911 Downloader do?"

download-arrow1s.png  GS-911 Downloader utility 

The GS-911 Downloader is a Windows PC application, it does NOT run on Android or BlackBerry devices !!! ...read the F.A.Q. ;-)

Please see the Known Issues page

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Mobile versions *
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*GS-911Blu required (Bluetooth version)



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(This App has an additional charge of US$9.95)

 

Which software should I download ?

Please see the related FAQ: "which-gs-911-software-to-use", then download the appropriate software using the GS-911 Downloader.

For other information, such as How-To's, Installation Instructions, and FAQs, please find it on the Support page.

 

Document and Brochure downloads

Download these documents to read more on our products.  The Quick Start Guides will get you up and running in no time!

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download-arrow1s.png  GS-911 Brochure 2018 [610kB]              

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download-arrow1s.png  GS-911wifi (10-pin) Quick Start Guide [1.8MB]

GS-911wifi with OBD-II ConnectorQuick Start Guide [1.8MB]

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download-arrow1s.png  GS-911blu/GS-911usb Brochure [750kB]              

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download-arrow1s.png  GS-911blu/GS-911usb Quick Start Guide [200kB]

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3-pin USB interface

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download-arrow1s.png  GS-911 3-pin interface Quick Start Guide [220kB]

Support

FAQs, How-Tos, Tutorials, Manuals and other Links

Support - Read More…

Support Forum Rules

GS-911 Discussion Group Rules and Guidelines for asking technical questions:

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  1. English ONLY! And keep posts on-topic! If it doesn't have anything to do with computer diagnostics of BMW motorcycles, don't post it. This list is not a swap-meet, it is not a chat room, it is not a help center for general PC issues or usability, it is not for SPAM, it is not for unauthorized blatant advertising - it is for on-topic (GS-911) discussions only!
  2. When posting questions related to a problem you are having with a particular motorcycle, always state the exact make/model/year of the motorcycle you are having a problem with. As of 2012 we insist that you paste or attach an AutoScan of the particular vehicle - this provides us with all the information we require to help you! Also tell us any modifications you have made to it. To be really detailed use the [Copy to Clipboard] function and paste (right-click->paste or File->Edit->Paste or Ctrl-V) into your email client. 
  3. When asking information on Fault Codes, ALWAYS supply the complete fault code info as shown by GS-911 - this includes the Fault number, complete description, and whether currently present or not!. Incomplete information will often get you no answer, or worse yet, the wrong answer. Use copy/paste! As of 2012 we insist that you paste or attach an AutoScan of the particular vehicle - this provides us with all the information we require to help you!
  4. When making a new post, make sure the subject is a concise summary of your issue.  The clearer the description the more likely someone will read it and post a sensible reply!
  5. When replying to existing threads/issues - make sure your issue is related to this thread. If not, start a new topic/thread!
  6. When posting questions related to GS-911 itself, always state the version number (you can find it on the About Screen) and details about the PC (make/model/CPU/Operating-System) or handy/mobile.
  7. Before asking any question, please take the time to read the Manual and FAQ, and Issues/Revisions pages
  8. HTML mail is discouraged. If you must send HTML mail, please keep the formatting simple, preferably black on white and a common font such as Courier or Arial, in a reasonable font size.
  9. One-liner "smartass" replies are strongly discouraged.
  10. Flames directed at anyone will not be tolerated on this list.
  11. Asking for/offering illegal copies of software or asking for/offering passwords or cracks is strictly forbidden. This includes ANY copyrighted material, including manuals, RepRoms, wiring diagrams etc.
  12. Discussing how to roll back / change / correct odometers is forbidden.
  13. It is off-topic for anyone else to complain about off-topic comments.
  14. It is off-topic to for any one else to complain about complainers.
  15. If you don't want email posts from this forum, unsubscribe yourself... this is a Google group - it is very simple and takes only one appropriate email to the CORRECT email address (see the bottom of each post!) - do not make a post asking us to unsubscribe you - if you're technical enough to subscribe yourself, you're technical enough to unsubscribe yourself too... ;-)
  16. If you have a suggestion for different or new rules, send them to me directly so that the people on the list can concentrate on diagnosing their motorcycles. Do not send them to the list as only two of the many people on the list decide what the rules are.
  17. If a violation of one of the other rules is serious enough, appropriate action will be taken. It will range from private admonishment to public humiliation to banishment from the list.
  18. The forum is not a bug/issue tracker - if you think you have identified an issue, please contact the HelpDesk
  19. The rules are not negotiable!
  20. The rules are not negotiable!

GS-911 Diagnostic tool for BMW motorcycles

GS-911 is a unique software and hardware combination that gives the BMW enthusiast the ability to communicate with the control modules in a safe and controlled manner.

 

Turn your PC or mobile phone into a powerful fault-finding tool...

 

 

What the GS-911 tool does

 

Modern vehicles use electronic control for the engine and all other sub-systems. The electronic control units also offer a wealth of diagnostic functions and information that can help to pin-point problems with the vehicle. BMW motorcycles are no exception to this.

The GS-911 toolset allows anybody with a PC or mobile device to tap into this diagnostic capability provided by their BMW motorcycle. Finding the cause of a dead motorcycle while stranded on the side of the road could make the difference between a terrible day and arriving safely at your destination. While technicians use a variety of tools to service the mechanical components of a vehicle, the GS-911 tool takes care of the electronic side.

 

 

What models are covered in GS-911?

 

Please refer to the Function-Model-Matrix (Function Chart), as support for other models is continuously being added!

Shown here are some of the models covered in either of the full release or the latest Beta.
R-Series:
  HP2, HP2 Megamoto, R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, R1200RT, R1200R, R1200ST, R1200S, R1200S HP2
  R1200C, R1200CL
  R1150GS, R1150GS Adventure, R1150RT, R1150R, R1150RS (single- and twin-spark on all models)
  R1100S (single and twin-spark)
  R850C, R850R, R850RT
K-Series:
 K1300GT, K1300R, K1300S
 K1200GT, K1200R, K1200R Sport, K1200S,
 K1200LT, K1200GT (non-CAN), K1200RS
F-Series:
 F800S, F800ST, F800GS, F800GS Adventure,F800R, F700GS

 F650GS (800cc 2 cylinder)
 F650CS, F650GS, F650GS Dakar (single- and twin-spark on all models)
G-Series:
 G650Xchallenge, G650Xcountry, G650Xmoto
 G650GS
 G450X
C-Series:
  C1, C1-200, C600 Sport, C650 GT

S-Series:
 
S1000RR

Upcoming model support:

see our roadmap...

 

 

What systems does it cover?

 

This depends on the bike model, but in general we cover the following (please refer to the Function Chart):

  • Engine Control Unit (BMSX, BMS-K, BMS-KP, BMS-C, BMS-CII, BMS-E, MA2.4, KMS-K16)
  • ABS (XABS, ABS-II, ABS-N, Integral-ABS, Integral-ABS-CAN, Integral-ABS2-CAN, ABS8, ABS8MOC)
  • Instrument Cluster (XKombi, Kombi-H, Kombi-L, Kombi-7x, Kombi-2D, Kombi-18)
  • Central Vehicle Electronics (XBCO, ZFE-Basic (low, mid, high), ZFE-Low, ZFE-High (full, no-ESA, ESA-only))
  • Satellite Vehicle Electronics (XFSA)
  • Suspension Control (XESA, XSAF)
  • Immobiliser Unit (XEWS4)
  • Anti-Theft Alarm System (XDWA, DWA)
  • Keyless Entry Control (XSLZ)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC, RDC)
  • Headlight Control (XASW)
  • Audio Control (XAUD)

Note: Not all motorcycles have all the systems. Please reference the Function Model Matrix (Function Chart) to see exactly what systems are covered on the individual models.

 

 

What functionality does it have?

 

  • Read Diagnostic Fault Codes This shows the Fault codes and text descriptions of the faults stored on the Electronic Control Unit.
  • Clears Diagnostic Fault Codes Enables you to erase fault codes once the problem has been fixed.
  • Shows ECU information See hardware and software versions, manufacturing dates, and other manufacturer related data.
  • Real-time Analog and Digital values for Engine control units View and log the real-time sensor and switch values (very dependent on the type of controller)
  • Service Functionality This differs from model to model and controller to controller, and ranges from Service Reminder resets, output tests, adaptation resets, etc. See the Function Chart for more detail.

 

 

GS-911 hardware is available as these offerings:

 

Interface Connection Description
GS-911wifi USB and WiFi This is the second generation GS-911 interface, with USB and an integrated WiFi module. This allows you to connect your PC/Laptop to your BMW motorcycle through USB, or access the diagnostic functions from a web browser on more platforms like Mac, Linux and modern mobile devices. This interface also supports newer bike models that are not compatible with our first generation GS-911usb and GS-911blu devics.
GS-911usb USB only This first generation interface allows you to connect your PC/Laptop to your BMW motorcycle through USB.
GS-911blu USB and Bluetooth Identical to the GS-911usb above, with an additional integrated buetooth module. This allows you to connect your PC/Laptop to your BMW motorcycle through USB, or use your mobile phone or Blackberry, instead of your PC, to perform emergency functions like reading and clearing Fault Codes.
GS-911 3-pin USB only This interface allows you to connect your PC/Laptop to older BMW motorcycle models with the 3-pin diagnostic connector.

 

 

 

GS-911 software is available as these offerings:

 

The Windows PC software works with all GS-911 hardware interfaces This is the standard software for the GS-911 product.  It provides all diagnostic functions with the GS-911 interface connected to the PC through USB.  The GS-911wifi interface gives the option of connecting over a WiFi network link (instead of the USB), giving you the freedom of wireless operation...
The WiFi web interface works with only the GS-911wifi interface The GS-911wifi interface allows you to browse its on-board web interface menu from any HTML5 compliant web browser. The web interface provides all emergency diagnostic functions built-in, and also provides service functions from our cloud server when an internet connection is available.
The WiFi mobile software works with only the GS-911wifi interface The GS-911wifi mobile app (for iOS and Android) allows you to find your interface on a WiFi network and browse its on-board web interface menu. The web interface provides all emergency diagnostic functions built-in, and also provides service functions from our cloud server when an internet connection is available.
The Bluetooth Mobile software works with only the GS-911blu interface There are several different versions of the Bluetooth mobile software, intended to run on their respective different hardware platforms. These versions are:
  • BlackBerry (for BlackBerry phones, but not the "Playbook")
  • Android (2.2+)
  • Java Midlet (for all JSR-82 compliant phones - these are your typical Nokia, Sony-Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung etc... (pretty much all that are not Win Mobile or Blackberry - and to test whether your mobile is JSR-82 compliant, there is a freely downloadable verifier application)

Still confused? read more on "Which GS-911 software to use"





As of middle of February 2009, we introduced the Professional version - This applies to the Windows PC software only! read more on "How do the Professional and Enthusiast versions differ?"

Still confused? read more on "Help me select the right GS-911" or click on the image below

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Not convinced yet?

See what some of our customers say... in the Customer Feedback section

Please spend some time (very quick) to read through the F.A.Q.'s and How-To's - these sections will answer a lot of your questions...

Want to read some more? Here are some early reviews of GS-911.

 

So, you're ready to Buy Now - order securely from the Shop page, or find the reseller closest to you

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Customer Comments

So, what do the customers say?

I work as a Dealer Technician for BMW and since I have used your GS-911 I have solved some really hard to find problems by using the data-logging utility!!

My personal opinion is that BMW should use your GS-911 as standard equipment in their workshops! Your tool has saved us both time and a lot of money !!

     - BMW Dealer Tech, Europe

 

Our GT1 died two weeks ago...the GS-911 was thrown into service for fault read-outs.  I had been "goofing around" with it for quite some time...but, this was the first time the techs have really used it.  Universally, they said that it is very easy and quick to use...quicker than GT1 by far.  They like it!
Our replacement GT1 worked for half a day...then, the hard drive died.  ...so, they are back to using the GS-911.
So...it is very useful...very user friendly...and, very well done.  Keep up the good work and keep up the development.

     - BMW Service Manager, USA

 

Software support has been first rate. New features that have been promised were released and work as expected. Software that works?... what a concept! Yes, sometimes new software releases were a bit later than originally promised, but they were released and they work. The GS-911 is an indispensable tool for any late model BWM owner.

      - Bob, Vancouver

 

I bought the GS-911 Enthusiast/USB from Beemershop in the USA.  They were very knowledgeable and responsive to questions and service.
The GS-911 is a superb tool.  My 2001, R1100S, ABS is finicky when it is not being ridden regularly.  It sat for about 3 weeks and the ABS freaked out. I used the GS-911 as described and viola, it is up and running.  This is not the first time this has happened either.  The difference is that in the past, it would have cost me at least $80.00 to reset the fault at the BMW dealer.  Now I can do it quickly and safely.

Thank you for truth in advertising.

     - Ronald

 

This product is absolutely brilliant. I have now got the complete electrical/electronic side of my GS1200 covered, ready for the inevitable future fault of sensors etc. If anyone reading this is considering purchasing, do so now, you wont regret it. It is so simple to use, anyone can diagnose the problem. I disconnected various sensors and threw many faults...the GS-911 picked them all up and described exactly what area the problems were in. Thanks for a superb reasonably priced piece of kit.

     - Andrew, UK

 

Got the 2 GS911 units you sent me and of course tried them out immediately,I must admit I was a little sceptical as to how well they would perform, but needless to say they are quite impressive. Having used BMW's GT1, your units may be not quite as comprehensive but it works quickly and without fuss.

     - Sean, Ireland

 

...today I tested the new Software and it was perfect
Every failure I simulated was found by the GS-911.
Also the ABS failure with the disconnected Sensor was found now.

     - Olli, Germany, C1

 

Received my GS-911 today.
Brilliant product!
Thanks again to you and your team.

     - Greg, Australia

 

Worked as advertised.
The fuel controller died last December. I could run the pump direct but pump got fried as well.
Fault read as below;
10443: Fuse for Fuel-pump, activated
10167: Output stage to Electric Fuel Pump
Fault codes read and cleared. 
Good product!

     - Inyang, Nigeria, R1200GS

 

I received my GS911 this morning, followed Stephan's install instructions for the new BlackBerry application, and had a seamless bluetooth connection between my BB Pearl 8100 (T-Mobile) and the GS911 in no time at all.
What a GREAT device!!!

I had a headlight burn out this past weekend. While running the the Electronics Controller Fault Code program the fault was identified, and the GS911 found that the fault had been corrected.
An option was then given to clear the fault code. A press of the "pearl" and the code was cleared.

     - Frank, USA, '06 R1200GSA

 

Whoa! just installed the 704.3 yesterday in my newly arrived gs-911 (installed & operated perfectly) and today I received the 705.4 which likewise installed perfectly-- haven't tried it on the machine , but i'm sure it will operate as well as the 704.3 did-- that's mighty fine product support there stephan-- thanks,

     - jose,

 

Well done guys!
I can now read my ABS codes and clear them on my 04 1150gs Adv.
P.s Can't praise this product enough!

     - Mario, UK

 

For me it works (R1200GS MY2007). On first connection to the USB port and after starting the GS-911 application the firmware on the device was updated automatically.
Cool: when using your Bluetooth mobile phone the LED on the device now turns blue, too (as long as the connection is established).

     - Stefan, Switzerland

 

software installation was a breeze...
got the following read-out...
 2006 F650 G/S DAKAR
  HW Version: A
  Diagnostic Index: 5
  Manufacturing date: 2006-04-06
  Program release: 180E
  Manufactured by: Hella KG
  Date release: 180ED607
   Error code 1152: cooling fan motor, signal implausable, fault occurred 12 times

     - Thomas, USA

 

the product is very good & eventually the software will address most problems & I'm hoping one of the more basic tune up facilities ie: engine balance.....  but until then everyone should be bloody grateful that someone even bothered to make it or they'd still be paying through the nose
brilliant product with huge potential........
well done!

     - Zac, UK

 

 

 

The GS911 rescued me 10 days ago. I was on a motorcycle vacation and was about to get the bike (2007 BMW RT) off the Prince Edwards Island ferry, when the bike would crank, but not start. After everyone else departed I pushed the bike off the ferry. I plugged in the GS-911 and tested with my cell phone (droid) and discovered the fuel pump controller was bad. This controller was the "Improved" controller that was replaced under warranty. Lucky for me I had the GS 911 and a Jumper that I had purchased after the first controller left me stranded. I took the cover off, removed the controller, installed the jumper and the bike fired up. I was 1500 miles from home and many miles from a BMW dealer. On my way back I stopped at a dealer, but they did not have the parts. I ordered the part. To sum up, it would have cost much more than the cost of the GS-911 if I could not have diagnosed the problem. I would have spent much more having my bike towed hundreds of miles to a dealer and paid diagnostic costs. Plus, I would have lost at least one vacation day.

Thanks again for a great tool!

 

    - Alan Disher, Ohio, USA


Want to read more? Here are some reviews of GS-911.


Revision History

2010-06-25

GS-911 version 1006.3 (PC version):

New:

  • Added Advanced Engine functionality for ALL CAN-based models (click "Engine" on your model in the Function Chart)
  • Fan functional test,
  • Tank Venting valve test,
  • Electric Fuel pump test,
  • Injector tests,
  • Idle Actuator tests,
  • Secondary Air valve test,
  • Idle Actuator at full load test (for K-models)
  • Over Temperature warning light test,
  • Engine Electronics warning light (MIL) test,
  • Adaptation (adjustment) of the Exhaust-flap (K1300 models and new 2010 R1200GS and R1200RT models)
  • Adaptation (adjustment) of the Balance-pipe flap (S1000RR)
  • Added support for the S1000RR model (check out the lean angle! ;-) )
  • Fault codes updated
  • Introducing DataPacks (see your About box) - here we can update general information, without you having to download a complete new GS-911 version
  • Displaying the I-level (Integration level) of the CAN-bus models.  This tells you what the current software version is of the motorcycle, as well as the software that it was released with when it came from the factory.
  • Set Date of motorcycle - under Special Functions, you can now easily set the Date and Time of the motorcycle (only on motorcycles that support Service Reminders).
  • Selective logging and display of real-time values - Now you can select which real-time values you would like to view and log. This improves the sampling rate on some controllers.
  • ECUinfo of G450X now displays the status op the Sport Mode plug as well as the Sport Mode memory flag
  • added automatic checking for updates - the GS-911 software will check for updates once a week.
  • Updated Fault Codes
  • added real-time values (reading and logging) for KMS-K16 (G450X)
  • added Service Functionality for MA2.4 - see the MA2.4 Engine Controller detail page. Functionality includes: Output tests, Hall sensor signal tests, Hall sensor setting (positioning) and Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) alignment (including models that have an Idle Actuator (R1200C, R1200CL, K1200GT, K1200RS, K1200LT)).

 

 

2010-02-26

 

GS-911 version 1002.1 (PC version):

New:

  • Made a small change to Release 911.1 to ensure forward compatibility. Otherwise identical to Release 911.1.

 

 

2009-12-01

GS-911 version 911.1 (PC version):

 

 

New:

  • Added support for some new models:
    K1300R
    K1300S
    K1300GT
  • Added Engine Syncro Lock for R-Series (K2x) - locking Idle actuators for Engine Syncronization
  • Added Idle Actuator Calibration function for F- and K-Series models
  • Added Reset to default for "Distance to next valve-clearance check" for F (K7x) and K-series (K4x)
  • Added Service functionality for all BMS-C (F650 1 spark and C1 models) - see detailed BMS-C functionality
  • Added Service functionality for all BMS-C2 (G650 and F650 2 spark models) - see detailed BMS-C2 functionality

 

 

2009-04-05

 

GS-911 version 904.1 (PC version):

Bugfixes:

  • ABS auto identify (ABS2/iABS)
  • ZFE Clear DTC issue (on ZFE High)
  • MA2.4 real-time scaling

Fixes:

  • incorrect flagging our software by AntiVir

New:

  • Added support for some new models:
    F800R
    G650GS
    G450X
  • Service reminders (on all models that support Service reminders)
  • Idle Actuator Calibration function for all CAN-bus R-Series motorcycles
  • Support reading of "Distance to next valve-clearance check" for F and K-series
  • brake pad reset on K1200GT
  • Switching off of lights on CAN-bus motorcycles (during diagnosis)
  • Imperial and Metric units
  • Automatic USB driver installation
  • 64bit support for XP/Vista
  • Added full functionality for ABSN (including real-time values and Bleed tests)
  • Enhanced BMSC real-time values (C-Series and F650 (single cylinder, single spark))
  • Enhanced BMSC2 real-time values (All G650 models and F650 (2 spark, single cylinders)
  • Enhanced BMSK real-time values (added values (fuel pressure, etc.), including digital outputs - all CAN-bus motorcycles)
  • Plotting of Lambda sensor voltage
  • New GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Support for checking Main stand and seat-belt switch operation on C1 and C1-200
  • Basic support for Tyre Pressure (RDC), Anti-theft Alarm (DWA) and Radio (RBT) control modules
  • Introducing Enthusiast (max of 10 motorcycles for Service functionality) and Professional version
  • Online upgrades from Enthusiast to Professional version
  • Updated fault codes (current up to 2009)

 

 

2008-04-24

GS-911 version 804.1:

  • Added support for some new models:
    R1200CL
    R1200C
    R850C (with 10pin connector)
    R850R (with 10pin connector)
    R850RT (with 10pin connector)
    F800S (Engine (BMSK) & Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) only)
    F800ST (Engine (BMSK) & Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) only)
    G650Xchallenge (Engine only)
    G650Xmoto (Engine only)
    G560Xcountry (Engine only)
  • Added realtime display of Digital Input values for BMSK (some culprits that could prevent starting):
    ClutchSwitch,
    KillSwitch,
    SideStandSwitches 1&2,
    OilPressureSwitch
  • Tools -> Check for Updates (if you have internet access you can check whether your version is current)
  • Help -> About : lists your specific Reseller's support contact details
  • Some layout changes in the way models are selected

 

2007-05-24
GS-911 version 705.6:

  • Bug fix on F650 twin-spark ECU (BMS C-II) that had no text descriptions for fault codes.
  • Made the [Cancel] button the default on the fault code erase confirmation.
  • Swapped the button positions of [Erase fault Codes] & [Copy to Clipboard] buttons
  • Log file is now default on

            
2007-05-21
GS-911 version 705.4: 

  • Minor cosmetic changes from Beta 704.3
  • Added support for the twin-spark F650CS
  • Changed versioning, the versioning now represents the year and month in which it was released.
  • New Firmware update build of v0.8 for the interface
  • Added a couple of models (even non-CAN K-Series)
  • Added Integral ABS (I-ABS) of 1150 models
  • Added Integral ABS2-CAN (I-ABS2CAN) for 2007+ (late 2006) models
  • Renamed ABS3-CAN to I-ABS-CAN for clarity
  • Added ABS to several K- and R-Series models
  • Added R1100S
  • Several miscellaneous User Interface enhancements
  • Added K1200, and more R1200 and R1150 Series models
  • Parsing for New ABS controller update of 1200 series


2007-01-19
GS-911 version 1.14: 

  • Fixed a bug that showed up as "Login failed"...
  • Fixed support for 1150 and 1200 ranges showing whether a Fault code is currently present or not
  • Small usability issue around the "Activation information" in the Setup window.


2007-01-17
GS-911 version 1.13: 

  • Minor bugfix on usability issue.
  • New Firmware for your interface (v0.6)


2007-01-16
GS-911 version 1.12: 

  • ABSN "Failed to get Detailed information" bug fixed
  • BMSC & BMSC2 Status bug fixed
  • More user-friendly grouping of controllers under the Advanced Window
  • Defaulting to USB under Status Window
  • Added support for C-Series
  • Added support for F650CS
  • Removed Bluetooth option from PC app - Bluetooth is for GS-911Mobile ;-)
  • Various small usability issues revised

Revision History Mobile

2009-10
GS-911 Mobile version 1.37:
(functionality is based on the current PC-based release version 911)

This version is intended for ALL mobile phones that are JSR-82 compliant (including BlackBerry)

Revision History for GS-911 Mobile v1.35 Beta:

  • Added support for all models as available in the Windows PC version
  • Added ABS, ZFE, Instrument Cluster, RDC, DWA and Radio where available
  • Added real-time display for ALL Engine controllers
  • Added logging of real-time data
  • Selecting units between mi/km and Fahrenheit/Celcius
  • Optional logging of ECU info and Fault codes
  • Real-time logs can be uploaded to the server with the "Upload Data" under the Options menu, from where they can be viewed and downloaded as required
  • Uploaded data can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.hexcode.co.za/apps/dataviewer/
  • Enhanced bluetooth communication
  • Known issue fix: installation issue on BlackBerry devices (Duplicate definition for 'm' found in: m) - This is a BlackBerry VM issue - we are working on finding a way around this.



2008-07-28

GS-911 Mobile version 1.32:
(functionality is based on the current PC-based release version 804)

  • Fixed SMS bug
  • Fixed rare authentication bug
  • Added support for some new models:
    R1200CL
    R1200C
    R850C (with 10pin connector)
    R850R (with 10pin connector)
    R850RT (with 10pin connector)
    F800S (Engine (BMSK) & Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) only)
    F800ST (Engine (BMSK) & Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) only)
    G650Xchallenge (Engine only)
    G650Xmoto (Engine only)
    G560Xcountry (Engine only)
  • Added real-time display of Digital Input values for BMSK (some culprits that could prevent starting):
    ClutchSwitch,
    KillSwitch,
    SideStandSwitches 1&2,
    OilPressureSwitch
  • Options -> Check for Updates (if you have internet access you can check whether your version is current)
  • Options -> Support : lists your specific Reseller's support contact details


2007-07-27
GS-911 Mobile version 1.19:

  • Added a Check for new Updates feature [Options] -> [Check for new Updates]
  • Added support for the twin-spark F650CS
  • Added More R-Series models (as supprted on the Function-Model-Matrix (Function Chart)
  • Added K-Series models ((as supprted on the Function-Model-Matrix (Function Chart)
  • Added Integral ABS (I-ABS) of 1150 models
  • Added Integral ABS2-CAN (I-ABS2CAN) for 2007+ (late 2006) models
  • Added ABS to several K- and R-Series models
  • Added R1100S
  • Several miscellaneous User Interface enhancements



2007-01-29
GS-911 Mobile version 1.05: 

  • Added ABSN functionality for F650GS models
  • Added C-Series
  • Added feature showing whether fault is currently present or not
  • Added battery voltage to readouts
  • Added battery voltage checks - warns of possible comms failure due to low battery
  • Filtered the "Search for devices" to only show GS911 interfaces
  • Added Battery voltage to Setup -> [Test device] result
  • Added the "logging in.." description authenticating comms to interface

JSR-82

JSR-82 compliant mobile phones - please note this does NOT guarantee that GS-911 will work... TEST it with the GS-911Verifier...!

The following list was compiled from the web (some sources listed):

If you have one of the mobiles on the list that is not yet verified, please download the Verifier app from our download page and test the device and let us know.

If you have a mobile phone that is not on the list, that you have tested, and the test is positive, please let us know so we can add it to the list.  This list is by NO means complete and definitely not guaranteed to be 100% correct, but we're ticking the verified ones off - if anyone can add to the list, please let us know.

If your mobile device is not on the list, try Googling for it - what works well is typing your model along with jsr-82, for example: "nokia e70 jsr-82"

Also have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_APIs_for_Bluetooth  and look for "Bluetooth API"

 

Model OS  GS911Verifier GS911Mobile  Comments / transfer method to upload .jar
Nokia http://forum.nokia.com/devices/
6230  Series 40 Ed 2 yes yes Cable and Nokia suite
6230i  Series 40 Ed 2  yes yes  Cable and Nokia suite
6255  Series 40 Ed 2
8800  Series 40 Ed 2
8801  Series 40 Ed 2
2865  Series 40 Ed 3
2865i  Series 40 Ed 3
5200  Series 40 Ed 3 yes  yes downloaded by phone browser
5300  Series 40 Ed 3
6021  Series 40 Ed 3
6085  Series 40 Ed 3 yes yes
6086  Series 40 Ed 3
6111  Series 40 Ed 3
6125  Series 40 Ed 3
6126  Series 40 Ed 3
6131  Series 40 Ed 3
6133  Series 40 Ed 3
6136  Series 40 Ed 3
6151  Series 40 Ed 3 yes yes
6233  Series 40 Ed 3 yes yes
6234  Series 40 Ed 3
6265  Series 40 Ed 3
6265i  Series 40 Ed 3
6270  Series 40 Ed 3
6275  Series 40 Ed 3
6275i  Series 40 Ed 3
6280  Series 40 Ed 3
6282  Series 40 Ed 3
6288  Series 40 Ed 3
6300  Series 40 Ed 3
7370  Series 40 Ed 3
7390 Series 40 Ed 3
3250  Series 60 Ed 2
6260  Series 60 Ed 2
6600  Series 60 Ed 2
6620  Series 60 Ed 2
6630  Series 60 Ed 2
6670  Series 60 Ed 2 yes  yes transferred by Bluetooth
6680  Series 60 Ed 2
6681  Series 60 Ed 2
7610  Series 60 Ed 2  yes yes  transferred by Bluetooth
7710  Series 60 Ed 2
N72  Series 60 Ed 2
N90 Series 60 Ed 2
3250 Series 60 Ed 3
5500 Series 60 Ed 3
6290 Series 60 Ed 3
E50 Series 60 Ed 3
E60 Series 60 Ed 3
E61 Series 60 Ed 3 yes yes
E62 Series 60 Ed 3
E70 Series 60 Ed 3  yes yes transferred by Bluetooth or Nokia Suite
E71 Series 60 Ed 3 yes yes transferred by Bluetooth or Nokia Suite
N70 Series 60 Ed 3  yes yes transferred by Bluetooth or Nokia Suite
N71 Series 60 Ed 3
N73 Series 60 Ed 3  yes  yes
N75 Series 60 Ed 3
N80 Series 60 Ed 3
N91 Series 60 Ed 3 yes yes transferred by Bluetooth
N93 Series 60 Ed 3
N95 Series 60 Ed 3 Yes Bluetooth
9300 Series 80 Ed 2
9500 Series 80 Ed 2

 

Model OS GS911Verifier  GS911Mobile  Comments / Transfer method to upload .jar
BenQ
P30 UIQ 2.1

 

Model OS GS911Verifier  GS911Mobile Comments / Transfer method to upload .jar
Motorolla
A1000
C975
E770
FOMA_1000
I870
L2  yes
L6 yes yes VERY slow processor!!! downloaded by phone browser
PEBL
SLVR
V360 yes yes  downloaded by phone browser
V3 no
V3i yes
V3x yes downloaded by phone browser
V8
V557 yes

 

Model OS GS911Verifier GS911Mobile Comments / Transfer method to upload .jar
Siemens
S65
S66
SK65
SL75
SX1

 

Model OS  GS911Verifier  GS911Mobile  Comments / Transfer method to upload .jar
Sony-Ericsson
D750
G700 Yes not tested Bluetooth
K600
K608
K750
K800i yes yes
M600i yes yes  downloaded by phone browser
P900
P908
P910
P910a
P910c
P910i
P990i yes
VZ600
W550
W580 Yes Yes Cable (Phone browser) and Bluetooth
W600
W580 Yes Yes Cable (Phone browser) and Bluetooth
W810i yes yes transferred by Bluetooth
W900
W900i
Z520
Z600

 

Model OS GS911Verifier  GS911Mobile Comments / Transfer method to upload .jar
Samsung
SGH-D720
SGH-D730
SGH-D900
SGH-L760 No Bluetooth

 

More Mobiles:

http://www.j2mepolish.org/devices/devices-btapi.html

 

3pin

The earlier 3-pin connector, as found on most 1100 models

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a closer view...

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Validated Customer

Definition: A Validated Customer is one that is already in possession of his/her GS-911 interface by following the online sign-up process (post September 2008). The online sign-up process is automatically initiated for new customers once they run the GS-911 Downloader


NEW users who have just purchased their GS-911:

You have to be in possession of your GS-911 interface to complete the online sign-up process!  If you have not yet received your GS-911 interface, then you need to be patient until you have it in your possession ;-)

 

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Reselling:
Minimum Retail will be US$249 for the USB version (GS-911usb) and US$299 for the USB+Bluetooth version (GS-911blu)

To become a reseller, you must purchase a minimum of 10 units.
Once you have qualified for reseller pricing by authorization AND purchasing 10 units minimum, our minimum order is ten (10) or more units at a time.

This pricing is for Stocking resellers. We are not interested in a drop-ship arrangement. If we're going to process orders individually, we might as well collect full retail price ourselves.

To remain a reseller, it is expected that you have purchased at least 10 units in the past 12 months.

Resellers are welcome to sell the product for anything over standard recommended retail price that you feel is reasonable within your market. However, we do NOT allow the reselling of GS-911 for less than the Minimum Retail price. We reserve the right to terminate reseller agreements and discounts to anyone who sells our products for less than the stated minimum retail price.

Recommended retail and Volume discount structures are shown below.

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The discount structure is cumulative. This means two things. Firstly it means that if you have purchased 30 units in the past and purchase a further 30 units, then you now have a cumulative volume of 60 units and are in the 50-99 pricing range. Secondly it also means that the purchase of the two different models (GS-911blu and GS-911usb), are cumulative. This means your volume is made up of the sum of whatever combination of units you've purchased.

Example of discount structure:
Assume you have already purchased 30x GS-911usb devices and 40x GS-911blu devices. This means your total cumulative volume is thus 70 units, which currently places you in the 50-99 volume category. You know place an order for:
30x GS-911usb
40x GS-911blu
Taking the new order into account, your new Volume will be 140, which places you in the 100-249 category. You will thus be billed as follows:

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Lead time:
Small quantities (under 25) should ship pretty much from stock. Larger quantities: 1+ weeks, depending on quantity.

Reseller obligations:
Each interface is has a unique serial number. Resellers are expected to record serial numbers of individual interfaces shipped to end-users and to be able to answer inquiries from HEX Code regarding who they shipped particular interface to. This is so that we can black-list stolen or lost interfaces etc...

Resellers should encourage end-users to register for Tech Support with us using the serial number of the interface.

Resellers are expected to provide first tier application support as well as local hardware warranty support to their customers. If a customer reports a defective interface to the reseller or to HEX during the one-year warranty period, the reseller is expected to have enough stock on hand to provide the end-user with a replacement. Resellers should ship defective interfaces to HEX after obtaining a Return Authorization. HEX will ship replacements with the reseller's next regular order.

Payment:
All orders shipped overseas must be paid in advance.

Shipping:
All international orders are shipped via express courier (FedEx) from whom we receive substantial discounts. We will quote you an exact shipping price when you place an order. We do not ship international orders via the Post Office -- no exceptions. If you have a way of shipping, or an account with other shipping agents, you are free to use those, however if you do, please note that the responsibility of the packages lies with you, once it leaves our offices (that means insurance against loss or damage).

Duties, Taxes, and Import Fees:
These are the responsibly of the buyer! We have no control or advance knowledge what duties, taxes or fees will be assessed by the customs agency in your country. Duties, taxes and import fees will usually be billed or collected by the shipping company. If you refuse to pay the shipping company, they will invoice us. If we receive invoices for duties, taxes, or import fees because you have refused to pay them, we will refuse all future orders from you and we will remove you from our list of distributors!

Liability:
The product is provided as is. By reselling it, you accept this statement. Although it goes without saying, that we do our very best in order to make sure the product is bug-free, or causes no damage, to either person or vehicle, we obviously cannot guarantee this.

Upgrade Fees:
At this point we reserve the right to charge an upgrade fee after the "1 year of free upgrades" period has expired. We have not yet decided whether we will go this route or not, but should we do so, the upgrade prices are as follows:

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The reseller portion will be redeemed as a rebate on the following order. The upgrade rebates are valid for 3 months.





Long Way Down

On Saturday 4 August, Ewan and Charlie completed the last leg of their epic Long Way Down journey, from Scotland, through Africa to Cape town. The last leg was from Cape Augullas, the most southern tip of Africa, to Cape Town.

To read more about their journey, click on www.longwaydown.com

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Here are Stephan (right) and Francois (left) with one of the support vehicles.

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Charlie and Ewan, just arriving in Cape Augullas

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Not seeing the point of joining the flurry for autographs and pictures with Ewan and Charlie, I rather spent some time talking with  Lachlan (MD of BMW Motorrad SA) and Pieter (Global Sales & Marketing Director of BMW Motorrad).

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And once the crowed had subsided I got a chance to have a look at Ewan (blue) and Charlie's (red) BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles

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450cc Sports Enduro public viewing

We attended the Great African GS Challenge from 25 to 28 September 2007. During this event BMW showed their new 450cc Sports Enduro
We attended the 2007 Great African GS Challenge.  This was the fourth year it was held, and this year the venue was on the farm Papkuilsfontein in the pictureresc Northern Cape Province of South Africa. GS_Challenge_07LogoM.jpg

 

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gagsc-exhibit.jpg We exhibited GS-911 at the  GS Challenge.  We induced a fault on the HP2 that prevented it from starting... and challenged anyone to take a guess what was wrong... a difficult task without the proper diagnostic tool...

reading the fault codes with GS-911 quickly showed what was wrong...
gagsc-chris1.jpg here's Chris drooling over the new 450.  The bike was new and unused, and draped in some of Joel Smets' old plastics...
gagsc-stephan1.jpg of course I couldn't resist either...
gagsc-deon1.jpg and Deon Meyer (chief organizer of the GS Challenge) seemed quite taken by the little beauty too...
gagsc-frontsprocket1.jpg here we can see one of the interesting features of the new 450... the front sprocket is mounted on the swingarm pivot bolt, thus the chain retains a constant length and reducing stress and strain on the chain
gagsc-rearshock1.jpg  the interesting rear shock mount
gagsc-clutch1.jpg the clutch is also uniquely situated on the right crankshaft end.

Also shown is the Oxygen sensor, hinting at the closed loop control on this relatively small engine...
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Copyright Disclaimer License

Copyright Notice:


GS-911 and associated material is Copyright © 2005-2010 by HEX Code and Copyright © 2010-2013 by HEX Microsystems (Pty) Ltd. All rights are reserved. De-compilation, disassembly, reverse-engineering, alteration, use as a reference tool for the purpose of developing a product with similar functionality, and re-distribution in any form without the prior written consent of HEX is prohibited.

Disclaimer:


All rights reserved, No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of HEX Microsystems (Pty) Ltd.

Neither HEX Microsystems (Pty) Ltd, its associated companies nor its affiliates shall be liable to the user of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by user or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or failure to comply with HEX Microsystem's written instructions.

By using GS-911, you acknowledge that this Program is provided "as is" and "with all faults, defects and errors" and that all use of the Program is at your own full risk. It has been extensively tested, but we cannot guarantee it will work correctly with every system in every motorcycle. We will make our best effort to fix any bugs and to enhance the program, but we specifically disclaim any liability for damage to your computer or your motorcycle or your person, and we do not promise to have any particular enhancements available on any specific date.

License:


All GS-911 programs are licensed as per the Click License agreed to when installing the application. This license also grants the user free updates for a period of ONE year from date of purchase, where-after we reserve the right to charge an update fee.

In addition, Beta Testers undertake to provide Swift and Accurate feedback to HEX Microsystems regarding the program and its associated hardware.

 

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acronyms

Acronyms and Abbreviation

 

 

°KW Degrees crankshaft referenced to zero at the top, as far as we can tell
ABS Antilock Braking System
ASC Automatic Stability Control (Automatischen Stabilitäts-Control)
Beh Official (Behörde)
BMS-C BMS-Compact Engine controller for 650 single spark and C1
BMS-CII BMS-Compact II Engine controller for 650 twin spark and G650
BMS-K Engine controller for CAN-bus bikes
BMS-KP Engine controller for newer CAN-bus bikes (required for ESA)
CAN Controller Area Network new data bus that interconnects various control units in newer model bikes (starting with R1200GS in 2004)
DFL
DISA Differential (Variable) air intake control (Differenzierte Sauganlage)
DKA Throttle Valve Actuator (Drosselklappen-Anstellers)
DKP Throttle-Valve Potentiometer (Drosselklappen-Potentiometers)
DTC Diagnostic Trouble Code
DWA Anti-theft Alam System (Diebstahlwarnanlage)
DZ Twin Spark Doppelzündung
EHKS Electro-hydraulic centre-stand system (Elektrohydraulisches Kippständersystem)
ESA Electronic Suspension Adjustment (Elektronische Fahrwerkseinstellung)
FGR Cruise control Fahrgeschwindigkeitsregler
FL Face lift
FSV Functional Software Version
ICOM A + D Integrated Communication Optical Module ICOM A: ethernet to OBD-II interface, ICOM D: adapter from 16pin OBD-II to round 10pin Motorrad connector
I-Stufe Integration stage or I-level (Integrationsstufe) - 2 versions "HO" for "Handelsorganisationen" (Dealer Organisation) and "W" for "Werk" (Factory) ...see I-level page
ISID Integrated Service Information Display
ISIS Integrated Service Information Server
ISTA The Diagnostic Application for MOSS
ISTA/P The Programming Application for MOSS
KOMBI Instrument Cluster (Kombiinstrument)
MCV Message Catalog Version
Mil Military (Militär)
MOSS Motorrad Online Service System
MU/Mü/Mue Model revision (Face Lift) (Modellüberarbeitung)
OSV Operating System Version
RDC Tyre Pressure Control (Reifendruckkontrolle)
TPS Throttle Position Sensor (potentiometer)
ZFE Central Frame Electronics (Zentrale Fahrgestellelektronik)
 
 
 

Reseller Questions

Thank you for your interest in becoming a reseller of GS-911.

Below are some questions that make the evaluation of your request a lot easier for us.  Please copy-paste these into an email and answer them as best you can, keeping in mind they are very generic, so all additional information you can add would be of great help.

  1. Firstly tell us a little about yourself - at the end of the day, we do deal with people not companies, and we would like to get a better understanding of who you are.
  2. Are you currently in the Motorcycle business (whether OEM, accessories or other equipment or supplies)?
  3. If so, could you give us some background of the business (how long it's been in business, the type of market etc)
  4. What geographic area do you (plan to) cover?
  5. What is the size of the BMW motorcycle market in your geographic region?
  6. What volume (number of GS-911 units) would you commit to move annually?
  7. What language(s) of GS-911 would you wish to support?
  8. Can you give us an idea of the type of promotion you have in mind to market GS-911?

 

In terms of our requirements, discount pricing structure as well as License agreement, these are outlined in our GS-911 Distribution page, for which you will get a login, should you be considered as a reseller for GS-911.

Please note that although GS-911 started off as an Emergency Diagnostic Scan Tool, we are moving on... implementing more and more maintenance functionality.  The first real maintenance orientated version was released in March 2009, and along with this, the new pricing structure of $349 and $299 for the GS-911blu Enthusiast and GS-911usb Enthusiast, respectively. Along with this we have also introduced the Professional version - with the following differentiators:

 
Enthusiast version: Maintenance functions will be limited to 10 different VINs
Professional version: No limitation on the amount of motorcycles that it can be used on

You can get a good comparison on the Compare Versions page.

Please note the limitation on the Enthusiast version apply to Maintenance functions *only* and not the the emergency functionality like Reading and clearing Fault codes, ECU information and realtime values etc.

You can read more on the Professional version here

 

Please make sure you have studied the Reseller agreement, and if you have any questions, pls feel free to ask.

Also have a look at the roadmap for GS-911.

procedures

ABSN
A description of the service and maintenance procedures on the ABSN ABS control unit.
oops
iabs2can
abs8m
abs9me
A description of the service and maintenance procedures on the ABS9M RACE ABS control unit.
RDC
Alarm Setup
Configuring the Alarm (DWA) System functionality can be configured using the Alarm Fob (Remote Control).

VINlimit

Starting in 2009, we released Service & Maintenance functionality in GS-911.  Along with this we introduced the GS-911 Professional version. Oppisite this, stands the GS-911 Enthusiast version. In essence these versions have the same functionality, except for the number of bikes the Service & Maintenance functions will work on.

Let's explain this in a little more detail.

Up to the end of 2008 we supported the reading of ECU information, the reading and clearing of fault codes, (error or trouble codes) as well as the reading and logging of certain real-time data. This functionality is still found (and updated) on both the PC and Mobile platforms, and will remain unlimited - this means you can read and clear the Fault Codes on an unlimited number of motorcycles.

The limitation ONLY applies to the Service & Maintenance functionality that was added in 2009! The limitation is best summarized in the table that follows:

Service/Maintenance functions * Emergency functionality **
GS-911 Enthusiast version:         limited to 10 different VIN numbers unlimited
GS-911 Professional version:         unlimited unlimited


The VIN numbers are read directly from the ECU and helps us determine the model type and thus the functionality.  Of course an Enthusiast version will prompt a user whether it should add a new VIN to its VIN list, before doing so. Ultimately you, the user, decide whether you would like to allocate a new VIN to one of the empty VIN slots.

All existing customers (who purchased GS-911 prior to March 2009) will by default have Enthusiast versions.  An Enthusiast interface can be upgraded to a Professional Interface at any time. How do I upgrade to the Professional version?

* The Service & Maintenance functionality was an addition to the PC-based software only and was not included in the Bluetooth Mobile version.  Service functions were more complex and required more screen real-estate and were therefore a bit impractical to implement on the Mobile devices of the era. The Bluetooth Mobile software therefore remains an "Emergency Tool" only but will be updated so all mobile versions have the same functionality (reading of ECU information, reading and clearing of fault codes, reading of real-time values). For a detailed view of current supported functionality, see the Function Chart.

** The Emergency functionality is what GS-911 had prior to the addition of the Service & Maintenance functions in 2009.  The use of this functionality remains unlimited, and hence you can e.g. read and clear codes on as many motorcycles as you wish without affecting your VINlimit! The Emergency functionality consists of:

  • Reading the ECU information (part numbers, software versions and more) on ALL supported control modules
  • Reading and clearing of ALL fault codes on ALL supported control modules
  • Reading of Real-time values on ALL ENGINE control modules

Upgrade information

GS-911 Enthusiast upgrade information

An Enthusiast version of the GS-911wifi, GS-911usb Generation 1 and GS-911blu can be upgraded to a Professional version at any time! This is done by clicking on the "Upgrade" button in the About screen of the GS-911 PC software!

As the Enthusiast version makes provision for full Service and Maintenance functionality on up to 10 motorcycles (see the VINlimit page), we foresee very few enthusiasts having the need to upgrade to the professional version. However, if you would like to do so, the upgrade pricing is shown in the table below:

GS-911blu or usb Gen 1 upgrade price US$ 220 Upgrade is done online by following prompts from the About box within your GS-911 application! *
GS-911wifi upgrade price US$ 350 Upgrade is done online by following prompts from the About box within your GS-911 application! *

 *internet access required

Users of the Enthusiast version that want to upgrade to the Professional version, should do the following:

  1. Make sure you are running GS-911 V1411 or newer
  2. click on the [Upgrade to Professional version] button, in the Help->About dialog of the GS-911 application.
  3. Follow the prompts - this will open a page in your web browser and take you through the online payment section
  4. Once payment has been completed, you will be asked to click on the [Upgrade to Professional version] button in the Help->About dialog again... this will connect to the server, see that you have paid and upgrade your GS-911 interface to a Professional one!

 

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Roadmap

This page shows our ROADMAP.

Updated: April 2019

Please Note: all dates and functionality are estimates - we reserve the right to deviate from these...!

 

When will you...?

Please see the F.A.Q. When will you...?

 

What will the short term future hold (the upcoming versions):

  • Service functions for XBMSO1 engine controller (R1250 models)
  • Coding functionality for K001 models (ie. miles/km, fuel and pressure units).

 

What else will GS-911 bring?

Following that, the road-map is not set in stone (development will not necessarily be in this order) and because of that, please don't ask us exact or even estimated time-lines on these:

  • Support for the 2017+ HP4 Race.
  • Support for the 2018+ C400X and C400GT.
  • Support for the 2019+ S1000RR and S1000XR.
  • Support for the 2019+ F900R and F900XR.
  • A web application for keeping track of your bike's service history (ie. an online logbook).

 

We are investigating:

  • Re-coding of replaced control units
  • Expanding service functionality for the Alarm (DWA) units
  • Expanding Service functionality for the Active suspension (SAF) units

 

Suggestions are always welcome:

  • Please send a mail to our HelpDesk detailing your suggested feature

Beta Release 903, introducing Service Reminder resetting and the GS-911 Professional version

We are proud to present the GS-911 903 Beta, released to the public on Monday 16 March '09.

 

Spread the word, and feel free to post the screenshots and write reviews on as many forums as you like! ;-)

 

Bugfixes

  • ABS auto identify (ABS2/iABS)
  • ZFE Clear DTC issue (on ZFE High)
  • MA2.4 real-time scaling

Fixes

  • incorrect flagging our software by AntiVir

New

  • Added support for some new models:
    F800R
    G650GS
    G450X
  • Service reminders (on all models that support Service reminders)
  • Idle Actuator Calibration function for all CAN-bus R-Series motorcycles
  • Support reading of "Distance to next valve-clearance check" for F and K-series
  • brake pad reset on K1200GT
  • Switching off of lights on CAN-bus motorcycles (during diagnosis)
  • Imperial and Metric units
  • Automatic USB driver installation
  • 64bit support for XP/Vista
  • Added full functionality for ABSN (including real-time values and Bleed tests)
  • Enhanced BMSC real-time values (C-Series and F650 (single cylinder, single spark))
  • Enhanced BMSC2 real-time values (All G650 models and F650 (2 spark, single cylinders)
  • Enhanced BMSK real-time values (added values (fuel pressure, etc.), including digital outputs - all CAN-bus motorcycles)
  • Plotting of Lambda sensor voltage
  • New GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Added support for G650GS and F800R
  • Added basic support for G450X (ECUinfo and Fault code reading and clearing)
  • Support for checking Main stand and seat-belt switch operation on C1 and C1-200
  • Basic support for Tyre Pressure (RDC), Anti-theft Alarm (DWA) and Radio (RBT) control modules
  • Introducing Enthusiast (max of 10 motorcycles for Service functionality) and Professional version - compare versions
  • Online upgrades from Enthusiast to Professional version
  • Updated fault codes (current up to 2009)

 

Below are some screenshots, to highlight the new GUI, along with some of the new features

 

Service reminders (setting Motorcycle date, Service date and Odo of next service

servicereminders.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

Idle Actuator Calibration for all CAN-bus R-Series motorcycles (Zeroing of idle actuators)

idleactuatorcal.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

Under Help->About you can view how many free slots you you have (relevant to the Enthusiast version - limited to servicing a max of 10 motorcycles - the Professional version obviously is unlimited). For more info on this pls refer to the FAQ: How do the Professional and Enthusiast versions differ?

help-about.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

Some updated information in the ECU info data, see the total mileage and operating time

hp2-ecuinfo.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

updated real-time values for ALL engine control units - the next two are typical of the R-Series (CAN-bus versions)

hp2-live1.png

hp2-live2.png

(click on the images to get a larger view)

 

and under the real-time values for all of the Engine controllers, you can log all values to CSV, as well as plot the Lambda sensor voltages. (The R-Series is the only one that has 2 Lambda sensors (all others have 1), and here we plot both sensors simultaneously (with the OEM tool you can only see one at a time)).

hp2-dual-o2plot.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

The next two images show the real-time values for a typical F800

f800live1.png

f800live2.png

(click on the images to get a larger view)

 

And the Lambda sensor plot of the F800

f800-o2-plot.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

Some additional info in the 650 ECUinfo screen, see the operating time and complete VIN

xchallenge-ecuinfo.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

And typical real-time values for the BMS-CII (G650X Challenge in this case)

xchallenge-live.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

And the corresponding Lambda plot for the BMS-CII

xchallenge-o2-plot.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

full ABSN service functionality (C1 and all single and 2 spark single cylinder F650 models)

ABSN-tests.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

support for Celsius/Farenheit and Kilometers/Miles

setup.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

Basic support for the G450X (with all new Keihin engine controller) - we currently support ECUinfo and read/clear of Fault codes

450x-dtc.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

On the C1, we show the status of the seat-belt buckles and the center-stand - both of which inhibit riding if faulty

c1-live.png

(click on the image to get a larger view)

 

Download it here

 

Feel free to spread the word, and share screenshots!!!

 

 

Function Chart

The Function Chart always reflects the status of the latest software - please check that your software is up to date.

Official PC Release version is : V1904 (download here)

PLEASE CHECK the COMPATIBILITY of YOUR motorcycle MODEL.
If your model has limited functionality, regularly check in to see that new functionality has been added!

 

Key:
  • LIN-bus : the new data bus that is used in addition to the CAN-bus on the new generation of motorcycles (known as the K001 chassis). Since the physical layer and diagnostic protocol was changed by BMW, these models are NOT compatible with the original GS-911blu and GS-911usb Generation 1 devices. All of these motorcycles require the GS-911wifi or GS-911usb Generation 2 interfaces.
  • CAN-bus : the data bus that interconnects the Control units on the K024 chassis models - this was first released on the R1200GS in 2004. See a nice description of the CAN-bus by Anton Largiader
  • (non-CAN) : earlier motorcycle models that do not have the new CAN-bus system - sometime difficult to tell apart if you have an older 1200, but if it has a choke, it's definitely not a CAN-bus model... These are the K1X chassis models and older models.
  • ABS-II : Also known as ABS-2 - the predecessor to integral ABS (iABS, also known as servo assisted) on most R850, R1100, R1150 and older K1200 models. (*Due to protocol timing constraints, ABS-II is ONLY supported in the Windows PC software and the GS-911wifi web interface)
  • 2-spark : in 2004 the F650-, R1150-Series and R1100S got two spark plugs per cylinder to eliminate surging some owners experienced and improve emissions.

Husqvarna - requires a GS-911wifi or GS-911usb Generation 2 interface

Nuda 900, Nuda 900R, TR650 Strada, TR650 Terra

 

BMW Models that require a GS-911wifi or GS-911usb Generation 2 interface

Note: These are the K001 chassis models - ALL of these K001 chassis models require the GS-911wifi or GS-911usb Generation 2 interface!

R-Series

K-Series

S-Series

G-Series

 

BMW Models that are supported by GS-911blu, GS-911usb Gen 1, GS-911usb Gen 2 and GS-911wifi

R-Series:
HP2 Enduro, HP2 Megamoto, R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, R1200RT, R1200R, R1200ST, R1200S, HP2 Sport (R1200S), R nineT (2014-2016)
R1200C, R1200CL, (single- & twin-spark on all models)
R1150GS/Adventure, R1150RT, R1150R, R1150RS (single- & twin-spark on all models)
R1100S (single- & twin-spark)
R900RT, R850C, R850R, R850RT

K-Series:
K1300GT, K1300R, K1300S
K1200GT, K1200R, K1200R Sport, K1200S, K1200LT, K1200GT (non-CAN), K1200RS

F-Series (2000-2016):
F800GS Adventure, F800GT, F700GS, F800S, F800ST, F800GS, F800R
F650GS (2008-2013, 2 cylinder)
F650GS, F650GS/Dakar, F650CS (single-spark on all models)
F650GS, F650GS/Dakar, F650CS (2-spark on all models)

C-Series (2000-2015):
C600 Sport, C650GT, C1-125, C1-200

G-Series:
G650 XChallenge, G650 XCounty, G650 XMoto
G650GS, G650GS Sertao
G450X

S-Series (2010-2014):
S1000RR, S1000RR HP4

BMW Models that are supported but require the GS-911 3-Pin Interface*

*Note: the 3-pin Interface is a stand-alone interface and does *not* require any GS-911 devices. (the older and discontinued 3-pin adapter is only compatible with the GS-911usb Gen 1 and GS-911blu)

R-Series:
R1100GS, R1100R, R1100RS, R1100RT,
R850GS, R850R (with 3-pin port), R850RT (with 3-pin port)

K-Series:
K1100LT, K1100RS, K100RS, K1

 

Upcoming models

(see our roadmap)

 

Models that will definitely NOT be covered by GS-911

  • All motorcycles that are NOT fuel-injected
  • All motorcycles with mechanical fuel-injection (LE Jetronic) - these are K100, K100LT, K100RS, K100RT, K75, K75c, K75RT, K75s

 

 

Description Meaning
yes it works - supported in the current Release version
future sometime after the next official release
- not supported
N/A Not available on this model

 

Detailed table of functionality and models covered by GS-911wifi and GS-911usb Generation 2.

R1200GS LC ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI50) yes yes yes future yes
TFT Instrument Cluster (XKOMBIHI) yes yes yes future yes
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Ignition Lock / Immobilizer (XEWS) yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
R1200GS Adv LC ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI50) yes yes yes future yes
TFT Instrument Cluster (XKOMBIHI) yes yes yes future yes
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Ignition Lock / Immobilizer (XEWS) yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
R1200RT LC ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI) yes yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Satellite Body Controller (XFSA) yes yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Ignition Lock / Immobilizer (XEWS) yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
R1200R LC ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI53) yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Ignition Lock / Immobilizer (XEWS) yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
R1200RS LC ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI53) yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Ignition Lock / Immobilizer (XEWS) yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
R1250GS/GSA/RT/R/RS LC ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (XBMSO1) yes yes yes future
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
TFT Instrument Cluster (XKOMBIHI) yes yes yes future yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
K1600GT / K1600GTL ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI) yes yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Satellite Body Controller (XFSA)
yes yes yes yes
Electronic Suspension (XESA) yes yes yes yes
Active Headlight (XASW) yes yes yes future
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Audio (XAUD) yes yes future
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
K1600GTL Exclusive ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI) yes yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Satellite Body Controller (XFSA)
yes yes yes yes
Electronic Suspension (XESA) yes yes yes yes
Active Headlight (XASW) yes yes yes future
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Audio (XAUD) yes yes future
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
K1600 Bagger ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI) yes yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Satellite Body Controller (XFSA)
yes yes yes yes
Electronic Suspension (XESA) yes yes yes yes
Active Headlight (XASW) yes yes yes future
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Audio (XAUD) yes yes future
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
S1000RR 2015+ ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBIK46) yes yes yes future
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Immobiliser (XEWS) yes yes yes
S1000R ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBIK46) yes yes yes future
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Immobiliser (XEWS) yes yes yes
S1000XR ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-X) yes yes yes yes yes
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBIK46) yes yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCO) yes yes yes yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (XDWA) yes yes future
Immobiliser (XEWS) yes yes yes
R nineT / Pure / Scrambler / Racer / Urban GS ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS9M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBILO) yes yes yes future
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Immobiliser (XEWS) yes yes yes
F800GS/GSA/GT/R 2016+ / F700GS 2017+ ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMSMP1) yes yes yes yes yes
ABS (ABS-8M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (Kombi7x) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
F850GS / F750GS 2018+ ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (XBMSMP1) yes yes yes yes  
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS9M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBIHI) yes yes yes future yes
Body Controller (XBCL) yes yes yes yes
Semi-Active Suspension (XSAF) yes yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
Keyless Ride (XSLZ) yes yes future
C650 Sport / C650GT 2016+ ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (XBMSE2) yes yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS9M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI18) yes yes yes future
Tyre Pressure Monitor (XRDC) yes yes yes yes
C400X / C400GT ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
future future future future future future
C-evolution ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
future future future future future future
G310GS / G310R ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (XBMSE2B) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Lock Brakes (XABS) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (XKOMBI03) yes yes yes future yes

 

Detailed table of functionality and models covered by GS-911wifi, GS-911blu and GS-911usb Gen 1 and Gen 2 (very old models may require 3-pin interface).

 

S1000RR (2010-2014) ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click on Engine for details) yes
ABS (ABS-9ME) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI46) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
S1000RR HP4 (2012-2014) ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click on Engine for details) yes
ABS (ABS-9ME) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI46) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
SAF future future future future
R nineT (2014-2016)
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (ABS-8M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
R1200 GS / Adventure ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click on Engine for details) yes
ABS (iABS-CAN) yes yes yes yes
ABS (iABS2-CAN) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
R1200 RT ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (iABS-CAN) yes yes yes yes
ABS (iABS2-CAN) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
Radio yes yes
R1200ST ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (iABS-CAN) yes yes yes yes
ABS (iABS2-CAN) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
R1200 R ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (iABS-CAN) yes yes yes yes
ABS (iABS2-CAN) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
R1200 S ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (ABS-8M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
HP2 Enduro ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K)
yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) N/A
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI)
yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
HP2 Megamoto ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) N/A
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
HP2 Sport (R1200S) ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) N/A
ABS (ABS-8M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
R1200 C / CL ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (MA2.4) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (integral ABS - iABS) yes yes yes yes includes Bleed tests etc.
ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes
R1150 GS / Adventure
single & twin spark
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (MA2.4) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (integral ABS - iABS) yes yes yes yes includes Bleed tests etc.
ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes
R1150 R / RT / RS
single & twin spark
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (MA2.4) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (integral ABS - iABS) yes yes yes yes includes Bleed tests etc.
ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes
R1100 S
single & twin spark
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (MA2.4) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (integral ABS - iABS) yes yes yes yes includes Bleed tests etc.
ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes
R1100 GS / R / RS / RT
models with 3-pin port
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality comments
Engine (MA2.2) (MA2.2) N/A yes N/A yes (TPS adjustment)

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

R900 RT ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (iABS-CAN) yes yes yes yes
ABS (iABS2-CAN) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
Radio yes yes
R850 C / R / RT ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (MA2.4) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (integral ABS - iABS) yes yes yes yes includes Bleed tests etc.
ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes
R850 GS / R / RT
models with 3-pin port
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality comments
Engine (MA2.2) (MA2.2) N/A yes N/A yes (TPS adjustment)

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

K1300 GT / R / S ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (Kombi2D) yes yes yes future
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
K1200 GT / R / S / R Sport ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (iABS-CAN) yes yes yes yes
ABS (iABS2-CAN) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (KOMBI) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (Kombi2D) yes yes yes future
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
K1200 GT (non-CAN) / LT / RS ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (MA2.4) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (integral ABS - iABS) yes yes yes yes includes Bleed tests etc.
ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes
K1100 LT / RS
models with 3-pin port
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality comments
Engine (MA2.2) N/A yes N/A yes (TPS adjustment)

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

Engine (MA2.1) N/A yes N/A yes (TPS adjustment)

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

ABS (ABS-II*) yes yes

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

K1 / K100RS
models with 3-pin port
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality comments
Engine (MA2.1) N/A yes N/A yes (TPS adjustment)

requires 3-pin interface!

Windows PC app only!

F800 S / ST / GS / GT / R (2007-2016) 2 cylinder
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (ABS-8M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (Kombi7x) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
F650GS (2008-2013) 2 cylinder
single-spark
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
ABS (ABS-8M) yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster (Kombi7x) yes yes yes yes
Vehicle Electronics (ZFE) yes yes yes yes
Anti-Theft Alarm (DWA)
yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing sensors)
F650 GS / Dakar / CS
single-spark
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (BMS-C) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (ABS-N) yes yes yes yes
F650 GS / Dakar / CS
2-spark
ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (BMS-CII) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (ABS-N) yes yes yes yes
G650 XChallenge / XCountry / XMoto ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (BMS-CII) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
ABS (ABS-8MOC) yes yes yes yes
G650GS / G650GS Sertao ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (BMS-CII) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
Engine (BMS-E13) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) This is the new Magneti Marelli ECU
ABS (ABS-8MOC) yes yes yes yes
G450X ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality
Engine (KMS-K) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details)
C1-125 / C1-200 ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Center-stand & Seat-belt buckles
Engine (BMS-C) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
C600 Sport / C650 GT (2012 - 2015) ECU information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values Service functionality Service Reminders
Engine (BMS-E) yes yes yes yes (click Engine for details) yes
Instrument Cluster (Kombi18) yes yes yes yes

 

Instrument Cluster (Kombi7x) yes yes yes yes
Tyre Pressure Control (RDC) yes yes yes yes (replacing of sensors)
Alarm (DWA) yes yes




More questions ? How will I know whether it will work on my mobile phone ? What does it do ? How much does shipping cost ? What is the upgrade policy ? ...Find all your answers in the Frequently Asked Questions...

Official Release 904, adds Service Reminder Resets and a lot more

GS-911 version 904 is the latest official release version and supercedes all 903 Beta versions - update now!

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GS-911 version 904, offers the following:

New:

  • Added support for some new models:
    F800R
    G650GS
    G450X
  • Service reminders (on all models that support Service reminders)
  • Idle Actuator Calibration function for all CAN-bus R-Series motorcycles
  • Support reading of "Distance to next valve-clearance check" for F and K-series
  • Brake-pad wear indicator reset on K1200GT
  • Added full functionality for ABS-N (including real-time values and Bleed tests)
  • Enhanced real-time values for all Engine Control units
  • Plotting of Lambda sensor voltage (Lambda functional test)
  • Configurable units of measure (km/mi & Celsius/Fahrenheit)
  • Support for checking Main stand and seat-belt switch operation on C1 and C1-200
  • Basic support for Tyre Pressure (RDC), Anti-theft Alarm (DWA) and Radio (RBT) control modules
  • Introducing the Professional and Enthusiast versions. (compare versions)
  • Easy online upgrades from Enthusiast to Professional version
  • Updated fault codes (current up to 2009)
  • New GUI (Graphic User Interface)
  • Automatic USB driver installation
  • 64bit support for XP/Vista


The updated Function Chart, shows the functionality available per model.

Newly updated online User Manual !

...and lastly, see what we are up to next, on the Roadmap page.

Known issues

This page lists known issues of the various versions.  These are already logged in our issue-tracking system, and we are either investigating them or have already released a fix for them...

PC version (current version)

  • On R1200 Twincam models, after doing a Idle Actuator Calibration, once the engine is started, the idle is very rough. The solution is to do a "Reset All Adaptations Values" (and remember to follow the re-learn procedure afterwards).  Once you have experienced this, please do an AutoScan and send us the AutoScan.  Then take your motorcycle to BMW and ask them to update the Engine Control Unit's software... Once updated, do another AutoScan and send it to us please.

   

New Beta version for Windows Mobile devices is released

An updated version (905 Beta) has been released.  It adds the following:

  • One install file for all Windows Mobile 5&6 devices (with and without Touch-screen)
  • support for some new models (to match PC version 904)
  • support for new control units (to match PC version 904)
  • real-time values for all Engine controllers (except G450X (coming soon))
  • allowing you to select individual real-time units and log them in CSV (semicolon separated) for post processing in Excel etc.
  • Updated Fault codes

For information on installing and upgrading the Windows Mobile software, please have a look at the Video Tutorials in our video section!

Registered Customers can download this version from the Beta page.

New Beta version 906 for Windows XP / Vista released

An updated version (906 Beta) has been released.  It adds the following:

  • Added support for the BMS-KP2 Engine control unit (most BMS-KP  device are upgraded to this during the CD13.x forced software update when you take it to the dealership (fix for "Unknown Controller type").
  • Added full Service and Maintenance support for all single cylinder Controllers (Output test for Fuel-pump, Injectors, Fan etc.) and Adaptation resets (Idle, Idle Actuator, Throttle Position, Lambda etc)
  • Idle Actuator Calibration for all F-Series and K-Series CAN based models
  • Idle Actuator Locking that is required for Engine (throttle body) synchronization
  • Reset of "Distance to Next Valve Clearance Check" to default
  • added support for the K1300 models
  • Firmware update of GS-911 unit to v15
  • some GUI enhancements

Registered Customers can download this version from the Beta page.


Updated Beta version for Windows Mobile devices is release

An Updated version of the Windows Mobile GS-911 software has been released.

This version supercedes the previous Beta 905.6, which updates the WinMobile version to cover the models an control units of the 904 PC version and some GUI bugfixes etc..

This version it is a combined install file for both PocketPC (touchscreen) and SmartPhone (non-touchscreen) devices, that run Windows Mobile 5 or 6 or 7.

The new setup is SO MUCH EASIER than before - no more setting up the serial ports etc.! Just pair the phone with the GS-911 device, then select your GS-911 device in the Setup dialog of the GS-911 software!

  • Very much improved pairing (no more setting up of serial port etc.!)
  • fixed bug: Display issue
  • fixed bug: ECUinfo on integral ABS-CAN
  • Added support for some new models
  • Added support for new control units
  • Added real-time values for all Engine controllers (except G450X (coming soon!))
  • allowing you to select individual real-time units and log them in CSV (semicolon separated) for post processing in Excel etc.
  • Updated Fault codes

 

 

Registered Customers can download this version from the Beta page.

bmsc2pinouts

Pinouts for the BMS-C2 ECU (2004+), found in F650 (2spark) and G650 models

Pin# Designation
Description
  Pin#
Designation
Description
1 15 Ignition 21
 2  31 Ground  22 50 Starter button
 3  Z2 Coil 2  23  D Idle Actuator stepper
 4  Z1 Coil 1  24 EV Injector
 5  LUEFTER FAN  25 C Idle Actuator stepper
 6  EKP Electric Fuel Pump  26 KT Coolant Temp light (Cluster)
 7  27 30 Battery +
 8  15V Lambda heater  28 DKP+ TPS
 9  29 LBDA  Lambda sensor signal
 10  30  DKPS  TPS signal
 11  31 TMOT+ Engine temp
 12  32  TANS+  Intake Air temp
 13  33 RPM- Hall sensor
 14  34  RPM+  Hall sensor
 15 DKP- TPS  35 DIAG Diagnostic connector (1)
 16 TANS-  Intake Air temp  36 TAA Speed output to Cluster
 17  TMOT- Engine temp  37
 18  31LBDA Lambda sensor Ground  38
 19  39 B Idle Actuator stepper
 20  40 TEV Tank Vent Valve
41 A Idle Actuator stepper



Evaluating the G450X with LeoVince X3 and PowerCommander V

Comparing dyno runs of the stock G450X exhaust canister with the LeoVince X3 slip-on. Then tuning a PowerCommander V to optimize the fueling and compare it to the previous two results.

The G450X is an extraordinary motorcycle.  Having moved on from my first F650GS, to an R1150GS, then a HP2, followed by the F800GS, my bikes have always been on the other side of 200kg.  Compared to my previous bikes, the first ride on the G450X felt like a mountain bike - with a throttle!

The background

The G450X has a power switch/plug, located on the right side.  Insert the "Power plug", and the standard 30kW (40.8hp) "Normal mode" becomes 38kW (51.7hp) "Sport mode" (numbers according to the claimed spec). It should be noted that this is engine power, not wheel power, as measured by the dyno - it is generally accepted that the wheel power is expected to be 10-15% less than the engine power.

Most owners never read the owner's manual and thus probably don't realize that in Sport mode the G450X operates in "open loop", which means it no longer uses the Oxygen (Lambda) sensor to control the Air-Fuel mixture to comply to the Euro-III emission specs.  So what? you might ask.  Well, your stock exhaust canister contains a 3 way catalytic converter, which will be permanently damaged/degraded when running the engine in Sport mode!  This is why you fit a non-cat slip-on (or full system)... Besides not containing a catalytic converter, the slip-on has less flow restriction, and hence allows more air to pass through the heart of your G450X.  BMW suggests the Akrapovic system, however as an experiment we decided to give the LeoVince X3 a try - at around 1/3 of the price.

Of course the wonderful thing about the Sport mode is the fact that it runs in open-loop, which makes it the perfect base for a piggyback system, such as a Power Commander, with which you can fine tune the fuel-trim, without the closed-loop lambda system interfering with your modified fuel maps...

The process

We purchased a LeoVince X3 as well as a Power Commander V for the G450X.  We fitted the Power Commander V with little effort, and the plan was to do a run with the stock exhaust canister, followed by replacing the stock canister with the LeoVince X3 and comparing it to the stock canister.  Both of these would be done with a "zero map", which means the Power Commander has a zero net effect on the stock fueling.  There after our expert tuner would optimize the Power Commander fueling map and once again compare the results to the previous two.

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The results

The results were dramatic, and I believe the screen captures speak a thousand words! The first graph shows the Power (hp) across the rev range for the three test scenarios.  The blue run is with the original canister and stock fueling, the red run is the LeoVince X3 slip-on with stock fueling and the green run is the X3 with modified fueling map.

450MAXPOWER.jpg

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It is quite obvious that addition of the LeoVince X3 has quite a dramatic influence on the power output.  However even more dramatic is the power gain once the fueling is fine tuned!

Below are the torque graphs for the respective scenarios.

450MAXTORQUE.jpg

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You will be pardoned for thinking that we had to ad fuel during the fine tuning of the Power Commander mapping, to get the gains from the red to the green graphs... Quite to my surprise, this was not the case.  Below are the air-fuel ratio graphs (remember red is the X3 with stock fueling and the green is the X3 with modified fueling). Naturally we could not measure the Air-Fuel ratio of the Stock canister, as it contains the 3 way catalytic converter - One never measures the A/F ration after the cat as the would not be a true representation of the A/F ratio.

450AFR.jpg

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You will notice that the X3 with stock fueling runs considerably richer (a lower value signifies a richer air-fuel ratio).  According to our expert tuner this is not uncommon! And to give you an idea of just how much the stock unit was over fueling, I've included a screenshot of a portion of the fueling map that shows the rev range 3750 to 7500 rpm. The columns are %TPS (Throttle Position Sensor).

PCVmap.jpg

For those of you that don't know the details of a Power Commander V, the values in the cells are % of stock, thus a value of -12 signifies a value of 12% less than stock.  You can see that the modified map, (resulting in an average air-fuel ratio of around 13.2) is leaner by 10 to 20% compared to the stock fueling... imagine what that means in terms fuel consumption and additional distance in your next race!

Conclusions

The first thing we were asked was whether the G450X could switch between Normal mode and Sport mode in real time?  Contrary to what a lot of people say, the answer is a definitive NO!  We initially proved this on the dyno, doing a run, then switching power plug modes and doing another run and comparing the results. We did this both ways and in each case proved that the ECU reads the state of the Power Switch at Ignition ON, and stays in that mode, independent of the change in position of the switch, until the next Ignition ON cycle.

Later we also confirmed this with GS-911 (Diagnostic Tool for BMW motorcycles).  From the KMS-K16 ECU we can read the Power mode of the ECU (Normal or Sport) and it clearly only changes after the next Ignition ON cycle.  Interestingly enough the ECU also has a Power Mode Memory feature, which is a flag that is set in the ECU once the ECU is switched into Sport mode the first time (i.e. the ECU keeps track of whether its ever been in Sport mode or not).

Ultimately we concluded the following:

  • the KMS-K16 ECU reads the position of the Power Switch/Plug only at Ignition ON
  • the slip-on alone has a significant increase in power
  • the Power Commander V is small, light-weight and easy to fit, and the additional power gain more than justifies the purchase, fitment and tuning of the Power Commander
  • the stock ECU severely over-fuels and fine tuning the fueling map will have a significant effect on your fuel consumption, extending your range significantly

450dyno.jpg

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The only modification we had on our bike was the LeoVince X3 slip-on.  The air filter was stock (we ran a couple of runs without the air filter with no significant change in the power and torque curves, negating the necessity to change or modify the air filter).

You can download the Power Commander V map file (.pvm):

HEX_G450X_LeoVinceX3_StockAirFilter     (right-click, save as...)

NOTE: in standard mode the bike already runs very lean with it's stock map... hence you should NOT run the PowerCommander map with the bike in Standard mode - make sure it is in SPORT mode!

 

More information on the G450X is available on our G450X Techinfo page, including full Wiring Diagram.

 

I-level

Integration level

also known as "I-level"

 

In theory you could get the version of the Firmware of your ECU by looking at the FSV in the ECU info - this is the
physical version of the Firmware in your ECU... however... I know of no list that exists that links this version back to the CIP (Coding Individualization and Programming) CDs...

The I-levels (Integration level) are 2 sets of numbers known as the Factory I-level and the Dealer Organisation
I-level
(also known as "Actual I-level"). These I-levels represent the software/data release versions programmed into the vehicle and are shown in the ECU information screen on the GT1 as of CD 22.0.

  • The Factory I-level (sometimes referred to as the "model I-level", represents the software release when the vehicle was built. ("W" in german for "Werk" (Factory))
  • The Actual I-level (sometimes referred to as "vehicle data release", represents the current software release programmed in the vehicle. ("HO" in german for "Handelsorganisationen" (Dealer organization))


The I-level typically looks as follows: K024-09-08-500,

where:

  • the 1st set ("K024") represent the chassis/build type (K024 represents all CAN-bus enabled models, K2x, K4x, K7x etc.) ,
  • the 2nd set ("09") represents the year of the release, 
  • the 3rd set ("08") represents the month of the release and
  • the 4th set ("500") represent a version for that release - a bug fix or update on this could be: K024-09-08-550or K024-09-08-600

 

The I-levels are found in the BMS-K, Kombi and ZFE controllers, and are NOT always set in a Control unit. In future we will release an update of GS-911 that will show you the overall summary of the motorcycle, but until then you should read the I-levels in all control units. If no I-level is set, we will display "Not Set".  If "unknown I-level" is shown for your model, make sure you have the latest and most up to date version of the GS-911 PC software (suggested the latest up to date Beta version). Naturally if it is a very recent I-level release, then we might not have the data yet.

NOTE: If your motorcycle does not have the absolute latest I-level, it does NOT necessarily mean that it's Firmware is out of date or that it needs a Firmware update.  The ECU's have a limited number of times that the Firmware can be updated, and thus a Firmware update is only released by BMW, for specific models... you might have a K024-08-02-500 I-level (released February 2008), but that does not mean that it is not the most up to date version of the Firmware available for your model! 

Currently there is no list that I'm aware of that list the latest (up to date) I-level per model...

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Evaluating the G450X with full Akrapovic system and PowerCommander V

Comparing dyno runs of the stock G450X with a Full Akro system, before and after adding a PowerCommander V optimized fueling map.

This is a follow-up article on the August 2009 article where we looked at the effect of optimizing the fueling on a G450X, fitted with a LeoVince X3 slip-on. This time we take a G450X with a full Ackrapovic system (this means header pipe and canister), add a PowerCommander V, and give it to our expert tuner to optimize the fueling of the bike. Finally we compare these results to those of the bike with the LeoVince X3 slip-on of our earlier test.

As with our previous article, the goal was not to get more power out of the bike, but to see how we could optimize the fueling.  Once the G450X is switched into "Sport mode", it is a hungry beast... and and fuel consumption becomes a problem under many race conditions...

For our test we got to use the EnduroWorld long term G450X, sponsored by Donford BMW.  Besides the full Akrapovic system, the bike is stock, including the air filter.  Of course the bike is set to "Sport mode".  It should be noted that with the optimized fueling map, the bike should ONLY be used in "Sport mode", as this firstly runs the bike in open-loop (the Lambda sensor is disabled), but more importantly, the bike already runs very lean in "Normal mode", and if the ECU is switched to Normal mode, while the PowerCommander is still trying to lean out the mixture even more, it WILL result in engine damage... it is only a matter of time!

As was the case with the HEX G450X (August 2009 article), we can see that the EnduroWorld (EW) bike is running rather rich in Sport mode. Below the AFR is shown for the bike in Sport mode, with stock fueling (blue graph) and once the PCV is tuned to deliver an AFR of around 13.1 (red graph).

Pic1-G450X_EW-AFR_SportMode_FullAcro-beforeafter.png

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We can also see that the fueling optimization led to an increase in Power (4.6hp) and Torque (2.4Nm).

Pic2-G450X_EW-PowerTorque.png

(click on picture to view original size)

Looking at the values of the map within the PowerCommander software, we can see a reduction in fuel of up to 30% in some cells... Of course you should not kid yourself and expect that much of an overall improvement in fuel consumption, but my gut feel is that you would be looking at a good 10% improvement withing the usable range !

Pic3-G450X_EW-map.png

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Once we compare the Power and Torque graphs of the respective optimized fueling maps of the EnduroWorld bike (Red) to those of the HEX bike (Blue),   we immediately notes 2 things:

  • the max values of Power and Torque are almost identical (expected), and
  • the notable difference in especially the bottom end Torque... (According to our master Tuner, Julian from Superbike Solutions, this can be accredited to the Akro header pipe!)

Pic4-G450X_EW-vs-HEX_PowerTorque.png

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Similarly we can compare the two bikes without the PowerCommander (both in Sport mode of course!). Below are the Power and Torque graphs of both the EnduroWorld and HEX G450X bikes, before and after the optimized PCV mapping.

  • Red : HEX G450X before
  • Blue : EW G450X before
  • Green : HEX G450X after
  • Purple : EW G450X after

From this we see that the EW bike has better performance than the HEX one before the mapping is optimized!  This is due to the difference in FULL AKRO system vs. the LeoVince slip-on only on the HEX bike, and of course the fact that BMW Motorrad suggests the Full Akro for this bike, when in Sport mode...

Pic5-G450X_EW-vs-HEX.png

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But, once all is said and done, after the PowerCommander is added and the mapping is done, they are very much alike!  And eventually it comes down to comparing the price of the Full Akro to that of the LeoVince Slip-on... and deciding whether the differences are important to you!

The PCV map that was used in this experiment can be downloaded from our G450X tech page.

As always, any feedback and comments are welcome... in the meantime... enjoy the ride!

Counterfeit

In the age where iPods and iPhone clones are as common as counterfeit auto parts, it comes as no surprise that there are counterfeit versions of GS-911!

These products are offered for sale (mostly online) at a reduced cost.  These products are most definitely counterfeit goods!

 

Identifying counterfeit goods

As of this writing, the current counterfeit devices can be identified as follows:

IMG_20110901_163118_cf_cd_box_if.jpg Counterfeit GS-911 product may be identified by the following:
  • Counterfeit product is shipped with a mini-CD. (we don't include CD's or mini-CD's - you download our software from http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/downloads !)
  • The round connector:
    • is of extremely poor quality.
    • has ALL pins populated.
  • When powered up, the LED remains BLUE.
  • No barcoded label on the box or GS-911 with the Serial number and production date.
  • Shows incorrect User details when downloading software.
  • Does not require you to Register your GS-911 unit - All NEW devices do!

 

More pictures of the counterfeit devices, highlighting some of the obvious differences:

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End users and Service providers are asked to be aware of sellers that are using original GS-911 web download pictures to sell counterfeit GS-911 devices, as these pictures do not necessarily represent the actual item that you will receive!  Naturally the more differences one points out, the more effort the cloners/counterfeiters put into making their counterfeit devices look even more alike! 

HEX has pretty strict rules and regulations, governing their resellers, and promotional discounts have to be cleared, before they may be applied... Hence, the golden rule applies : If is seems to good to be true... it probably is!

HEX does NOT manufacture in the Far East or China, and if you see anyone selling a device from there, for a price distinctly lower than the official retail price, then you can be quite sure that you're seeing a counterfeit product.

 

Official distribution channels

The list of official distributors can be found on our website: 
 http://www.hexcode.co.za/resellers

We are taking this matter very seriously and any information may help us in dealing with the matter.  We ask our Resellers and loyal customers who come across these fake devices, to find out where the customer purchased the item as well as the serial number, and escalate this information to our Help Desk without hesitation.

The unauthorized possession, distribution, offer  to sell and sale of these counterfeit GS-911 devices is an unlawful act which constitutes a crime and will be prosecuted accordingly.

Naturally no support or warranty will be available to any users with such counterfeit GS-911 devices! Nor can we guarantee the correct functioning of hardware that was not designed/manufactured by HEX, as our software is intended to be used solely with our original HEX hardware. 

It goes without saying that customers are taking an immense risk using hacked/cracked hardware and/or software in general, as counterfeiter/cloners of such counterfeit software are notorious for embedding malicious code or some form of virus, trojan or spyware into such software!

 

What else can YOU do?

You can report the offending sites/seller to the payment, shipping and marketing channels they are using!  The more complaints that these channels receive from an offending site, the easier they will take appropriate action!!!

PAYPAL: Put Fraud Alert in the subject line, reference the offending page and state that they are selling counterfeit items and thus they are making themselves complicit in collection of illegal income.

WesternUnion.com: same as above

HSBC.com and HSBC.com.hk: same as above

Yahoo.com (for Yahoo Messenger and Yahoo email): same procedure as above

Skype: Request to add the offending party to your Skype contacts.  Once added, right click their name in contact list, block and report abuse as above.

Twitter, YouTube and Facebook: currently these have to be contacted by us (HEXCODE) directly... but if you know of pages and accounts on these media, pls let us know!

UPS.com: fraud@ups.com - same procedure as above

TNT Express Shipping -  e-crime@tnt.com - same procedure as above

DHL.co.uk - Go to http://www.dhl.co.uk/en/contact_centre/contact_express/contact_express_complaint.html   and register complaint about the website advertising the use of DHL services to ship counterfeit items internationally.

Compare Enthusiast vs Professional

Which version of GS-911 is right for you?

Comparison GS-911usb Gen 1 Enthusiast
Recommended for personal use
GS-911usb Gen 1 Professional
Recommended for professional use
GS-911blu Enthusiast
Recommended for personal use
GS-911blu Professional
Recommended for professional use

GS-911wifi Enthusiast
Recommended for personal use

GS-911wifi Professional
Recommended for professional use

GS-911usb Gen 2 Enthusiast
Recommended for personal use

Price
Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued Discontinued US$399 US$749 US$299
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Software compatibilty
GS-911 PC application checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif

GS-911 bluetooth mobile app

(Android, Blackberry, Java phones)
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GS-911wifi mobile app

(Android, iOS)
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HTML5 web browsers

(desktop and mobile - including Mac and iOS)
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Bike compatibilty
Support for the K1X chassis models (K-line on diagnostic port) checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif
Support for the K024 chassis models (K-line on diagnostic port) checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif
Support for the K001 chassis models (CAN on diagnostic port) checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif checkmark_s.gif
Emergency functionality
- Read ECU information (ALL controllers) checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif
- Read/Clear Fault codes (ALL controllers) checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif
- Real-time values (ALL engine controllers) checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif
Service & Maintenance functionality
- Service Reminder Reset checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs
- All other diagnostic functions (see Function Chart) checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmarky_s.gif limited to 10 VINs


Note: GS-911 Mobile functionality is replaced with a browser based application in GS-911wifi versions.

GS-911 Mobile comparison GS-911mobile
for Java-enabled mobiles and BlackBerry
GS-911mobile
for Android
Price
Free with GS-911blu
(Enthusiast/Professional)
Free with GS-911blu
(Enthusiast/Professional)
Emergency functionality
- Read ECU information (ALL controllers) checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited
- Read/Clear Fault codes (ALL controllers) checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited
- Real-time values (ALL engine controllers) checkmark_s.gif unlimited checkmark_s.gif unlimited
Service & Maintenance functionality not available in Mobile version not available in Mobile version

Note: The mobile versions do not support the very old control units (ABS-II, MA2.1, MA2.2), due to their old antiquated protocols and related timing constraints.



How do the Professional and Enthusiast versions differ?

Can I delete a VIN entry from my VIN list?

How do I upgrade to the Professional version?

Need more help?

Click here for more help selecting the GS-911 device that will suit your needs.

Can I upgrade an existing GS-911 to a Professional version?
Yes - Upgrading and Enthusiast version to a Professional version is easy! See the Upgrade Info page.

Support Forum

Please register and become a member of the online community. We are in the process of forming a knowledge base.

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Make sure you read and adhere to our List Rules!

The HEXCODE GS-911 forum is located here:   http://forum.hexcode.co.za/forum

 

There is also a Google Email Discussion Group :

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Subscribe to GS-911 Discussion Forum (general discussions and announcements)
Email:

Here you can discuss all things GS-911 related and get ALL announcements


If you do not want to receive all the discussion messages, but would still like to receive notifications of all GS-911 software and product releases, then subscribe to the announcement list below.

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Subscribe to GS-911-announce (announcements only)
Email:

Here you will receive only announcement of new Releases



Additional Tech support:
If you already, thoroughly, read the How To's and FAQ's and still have not found the answer to your question, then send us a support email to support@hexcode.co.za

Please include the following information:

  1. What type of motorcycle you are working on - include year, model, and variation.
  2. What feature in the software are you using? And describe the problem you are having as thoroughly as possible.
  3. Tell us what version of the GS-911 software you are using, as well as whether it is on a Windows PC / laptop, or specific mobile device (be sure to specify the full make and model of mobile device).
  4. Please include a contact name and email address.
  5. Tell us about the system you are using it on, Operating system and operating conditions, etc. Generally the more information, the better...

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gs-911wifi_whitepaper.pdf

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Nuda 900

GS-911 Diagnostic functionality for the Husqvarna Nuda 900
Interface requirement: GS-911wifi enthusiast or professional
Control Unit ECU Information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time Values Service Reminder Reset Service Functionality Desktop Service Functionality In The Cloud
Engine yes yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster yes yes yes yes yes future
Alarm yes yes future future future
For more information on the service functionality please click on the control unit.

Nuda 900R

GS-911 Diagnostic functionality for the Husqvarna Nuda 900R
Interface requirement: GS-911wifi enthusiast or professional
Control unit ECU Information Read/Clear Fault codes Real-time values service reminder reset Service functionality desktop service functionality in the cloud
Engine yes yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster yes yes yes yes yes future
Alarm yes yes future future future
ABS yes yes yes yes future
For more information on the service functionality please click on the control unit.

GS-911 web

Definition of "GS-911 web"

The GS-911wifi provides an on-board web interface that you can access using a web browser on your mobile device or desktop when it is connected to the GS-911wifi device over a WiFi network link. This allows you to diagnose your bike from your web browser with all the same functions that are available in the GS-911 Windows PC software.

For this to work you need a HTML5 compliant web browser and a working WiFi network. Most modern smartphone browsers are HTML5 compliant, but please verify this with the manufacturer.

For service functionality you need an internet connection, while emergency functionality (ECU Info, Read/Clear Fault Codes, Realtime values) works without internet access.

 

How to access the GS-911wifi web interface

 

First connect to the GS-911wifi device over a WiFi network link with one of these two options:

  1. D2D connection: This is a direct WiFi link between your browser device and the GS-911wifi device. In this mode, the GS-911wifi provides its own WiFi access point and consequently no internet is available. Your browser device must connect to that WiFi network provided by the GS-911. The WiFi network name (SSID) is based on the serial number of the GS-911 device, for example GS911_1234.
  2. Infrastructure connection: For this option, both the GS-911wifi device and the browser device connect to the same WiFi network using a WiFi router connected to the internet. The hotspot function of modern mobile devices can also be used for this option.

 

Once the WiFi connection is established, browse to the GS-911wifi network address from your web browser:

  1. D2D connection: browse to http://10.0.0.1/
  2. Infrastructure connection: The GS-911wifi address depends on its network configuration.
    1. DHCP (default): The GS-911wifi is assigned a random IP address by the WiFi router. Since you won't know the IP address, we provide these options to find your device on the network:
      • The GS-911wifi Utility for Mac or Windows can report the IP address of your device. It can also open the GS-911 web interface in your browser if it finds the device on the network.
      • The GS-911wifi mobile app for iOS and Android can find your device without knowing its address.
      • On other platforms (eg. Linux), you can browse to the Multicast DNS address, eg. http://gs911_1234.local/ (On Windows, you can also browse to the NetBIOS address, eg. http://gs911_1234/). The last 4 digits of this address is the last four digits of the device serial number.
    2. Static IP address: You can choose a static IP address when you configure the GS-911wifi's network settings, so simply browse to that address, eg. http://192.168.1.2/

 

Read more about the GS-911wifi network configuration.

GS-911 Mobile

Definition of "GS-911 Mobile" or "GS-911 Bluetooth"

Diagnosing your bike over a Bluetooth link using a compatible smartphone app with the GS-911Bluetooth interface.

Android is supported but iOS (ie. iPhone or iPad) devices are not.

TR650 Strada

GS-911 Diagnostic functionality for the TR650 Strada.
Interface requirement: GS-911wifi enthusiast or professional
control unit ecu information read/clear fault codes real-time values service reminder reset service functionality desktop service functionality in the cloud
Engine yes yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster yes yes yes yes yes future
Alarm yes yes future future future
ABS yes yes yes yes future
For more information on the service functionality please click on the control unit.

TR650 Terra

Diagnostic functionality for the TR650 Terra
Interface requirement: GS-911wifi enthusiast or professional
control unit ecu information read/clear fault codes real-time values service reminder reset service functionality desktop service functionality in the cloud
Engine yes yes yes yes yes
Instrument Cluster yes yes yes yes yes future
Alarm yes yes future future future
ABS yes yes yes yes future
For more information on the service functionality please click on the control unit.

GS-911wifiUtility-1510.2.exe

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ComparisonLicense

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QSG GS911wifi 10pin Jan 2018

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10pinHowToConnect

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FUNCTION_CHARTS

all controllers use to be dumped in home->Products->GS-911->controllerXXX. cleaning this up into this folder.

FUNCTION_CHARTS - Read More…