The Setup screen can be found under Tools, in the Menu bar. This window will also be shown by default, after a new installation (including upgrades). This allows you to test and set up the connection to your GS-911 interface, as well as configure the units of measurement.
The Setup window has 2 functions:
Select connection method
- This is USB by default, and we recommend that you keep it that way. The only reason to choose a COM port, would be to set up a Virtual COM Port for your Bluetooth connection. Please Note that although we give you this ability, connecting the PC-based GS-911 application to a bluetooth enabled GS-911 interface is NOT officially supported. The reason for this is simple - there are a myriad of bluetooth drivers, and most of them are very buggy, and we just don't have the spare time to support any or all of these drivers! However, if you are a power user and have the ability to set up a Virtual COM Port, then it is a formality to get it connected to the GS-911 application - just choose the correct Virtual COM Port!
[Test interface] button
- This connects to your GS-911 interface via the connection method you chose. If the connection method is correct, then it will show you something similar to the following:
- the first two entries are the name and email address that the user submitted during the GS-911 registration process.
- This is your unique GS-911 Serial number.
- GS-911 comes in two versions, GS-911blu that supports USB and Bluetooth connectivity, and GS-911usb, that supports only USB connectivity. If your interface is of the GS-911blu type, your "Bluetooth support:" will show "Yes"
- The Firmware version running on your GS-911 interface
- This shows the build date of the current Firmware version.
- This is the date on which you interface was licensed by us, and has absolutely nothing to do with your one year period of upgrades.
USB Library and Driver versions:
- These show the information of the USB driver installed on the PC
- Upon this Test, the diagnostic wiring is tested for shorts to both battery positive and negative (ground). A short on either of the data lines will most definitely inhibit the communication between any control module and the GS-911 interface. Should any or both communication lines be shorted, it will be stated as thus, allowing you to fault-find the harness! Such a short has to be corrected before any communication can take place between the GS-911 interface and any control unit.
Battery and Ignition Voltages:
- One of the pins on the Diagnostic port is the motorcycle's battery voltage, and the GS-911 interface measures this. This is a good indication whether the interface is correctly plugged into the motorcycle, and of the battery status. Keep in mind that most control units will NOT communicate over the diagnostic bus if the battery voltage is low. Some motorcycles have an Ignition pin wired on the diagnostic connector. On these models the Ignition voltage can be shown. On other models that do not have this pin, the Ignition voltage will always read 0.0V