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.
HP2, HP2 Megamoto, R1200GS, R1200GS Adventure, R1200RT, R1200R, R1200ST, R1200S, R1200S HP2
R1150GS, R1150GS Adventure, R1150RT, R1150R, R1150RS (single- and twin-spark on all models)
R1100S (single and twin-spark)
R850C, R850R, R850RT
K1300GT, K1300R, K1300S
K1200GT, K1200R, K1200R Sport, K1200S,
K1200LT, K1200GT (non-CAN), K1200RS
F800S, F800ST, F800GS, F800GS Adventure,F800R, F700GS
F650GS (800cc 2 cylinder)
F650CS, F650GS, F650GS Dakar (single- and twin-spark on all models)
G650Xchallenge, G650Xcountry, G650Xmoto
C1, C1-200, C600 Sport, C650 GT
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:
|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:
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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See what some of our customers say... in the Customer Feedback section
Want to read some more? Here are some early reviews of GS-911.