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    What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    on: September 02, 2022, 11:08:50 am
    September 02, 2022, 11:08:50 am
    Hi all,

    I am considering unplugging the electrical connection of the exhaust servo on my Gen 2, but the bike will throw errors and I would like to know the cheapest version of the GS 911 or another device that can clear all the error codes before I bring the bike back to BMW for maintenance.
    I have a 5 year warranty and over here, you lose the warranty if you mess around with the exhaust servo (or anything else for that matter...).
    I just want some more sound from my XR Gen 2 in the lower revs, nothing more....



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    RM

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    Re: What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 11:54:11 am
    September 02, 2022, 11:54:11 am
    *Originally Posted by Remo83 [+]
    Hi all,

    I am considering unplugging the electrical connection of the exhaust servo on my Gen 2, but the bike will throw errors and I would like to know the cheapest version of the GS 911 or another device that can clear all the error codes before I bring the bike back to BMW for maintenance.
    I have a 5 year warranty and over here, you lose the warranty if you mess around with the exhaust servo (or anything else for that matter...).
    I just want some more sound from my XR Gen 2 in the lower revs, nothing more....



    Best regards,

    RM

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    Re: What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    Reply #2 on: September 02, 2022, 12:04:59 pm
    September 02, 2022, 12:04:59 pm
    Thanx Antares,

    I'll check that solution out.
    If it removes all errors after I reconnect the servo plus again, it's perfect for me.

    Cheers,

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    Re: What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    Reply #3 on: September 02, 2022, 12:26:06 pm
    September 02, 2022, 12:26:06 pm
    *Originally Posted by Remo83 [+]
    Hi all,

    I am considering unplugging the electrical connection of the exhaust servo on my Gen 2, but the bike will throw errors and I would like to know the cheapest version of the GS 911 or another device that can clear all the error codes before I bring the bike back to BMW for maintenance.
    I have a 5 year warranty and over here, you lose the warranty if you mess around with the exhaust servo (or anything else for that matter...).
    I just want some more sound from my XR Gen 2 in the lower revs, nothing more....



    Best regards,

    RM

    I’m in the same situation as you are. 5 year warranty which would be void if I even touch the exhaust system :) But I have disconnected my exhaust servo anyway and plugged in the Healtech unit in order to avoid errors. It works and sounds fine. Took it like that to my dealer for regular service and they said nothing.
    Some people said that you should disconnect the battery before unpluging the servo, because disconnecting it even with the engine off will store an error in the ECU. I havent done this, so I checked and found no errors stored in the ECU (I have Motoscan app and Obdlink MX+ interface)

    Disabled exhaust flap in combination with Akrapovic carbon slip on gives me 97 dB at 5.500 rpm’s (stock setup is 94 dB)

    Now I plan to install Akrapovic headers  :007: And for this installation I will disconnect the battery, just in case. I will also leave the ECU stock, so in case of warranty claims, I can put back the original exhaust and hopefully hide my tracks before taking it to the dealer :)

    What remains as the risk is riding it in EU countries and what if in some of its member countries a policeman decides to pull me over and measure the noise :)
    In my country I’m fine, because they don’t check the exhausts on motorcycles here
    Last Edit: September 02, 2022, 12:39:11 pm by esso_sa

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    Re: What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    Reply #4 on: September 02, 2022, 12:49:52 pm
    September 02, 2022, 12:49:52 pm
    Hi esso_sa,

    I have the healtech lying around, but just disconnecting the plug seems easier than messing around with the Healtech ESE as it's difficult to reach and more visible for the dealer. I was planning to just reconnect the plug I loosened, reset the errors and have the bike maintained.
    I just bought the OEM Akra slip-on and find the sound above 6K RPM excellent, but below it sounds horrible, almost the same as stock... The headers are a great solution, but I could get my bike seized if they stop me in Germany....
    I don't mind a fine, but losing the bike completely is over the top for me  :038:.
    With the headers, you might also need a DB killer, as it's really loud and will indeed attract the attention of the law enforcement in other EU countries. I always try to glide through city centres, as that's where they perform checks over here if you rev it too much or it's just too loud.....

    Best of luck with your ventures.
     
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    Re: What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    Reply #5 on: September 02, 2022, 12:55:48 pm
    September 02, 2022, 12:55:48 pm
    *Originally Posted by Remo83 [+]
    Hi esso_sa,

    I have the healtech lying around, but just disconnecting the plug seems easier than messing around with the Healtech ESE as it's difficult to reach and more visible for the dealer. I was planning to just reconnect the plug I loosened, reset the errors and have the bike maintained.
    I just bought the OEM Akra slip-on and find the sound above 6K RPM excellent, but below it sounds horrible, almost the same as stock... The headers are a great solution, but I could get my bike seized if they stop me in Germany....
    I don't mind a fine, but losing the bike completely is over the top for me  :038:.
    With the headers, you might also need a DB killer, as it's really loud and will indeed attract the attention of the law enforcement in other EU countries. I always try to glide through city centres, as that's where they perform checks over here if you rev it too much or it's just too loud.....

    Best of luck with your ventures.
     
    RM

    Sounds like a good plan, and even if they find anything you can just say "Oops It must have came undone, I just plugged it back in and thought nothing off it" That said I doubt BMW will really shaft you for warranty for the exhaust servo, especially if the fault has nothing to do with the engine.

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    Re: What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    Reply #6 on: September 02, 2022, 12:57:20 pm
    September 02, 2022, 12:57:20 pm
    *Originally Posted by Remo83 [+]
    Hi esso_sa,

    I have the healtech lying around, but just disconnecting the plug seems easier than messing around with the Healtech ESE as it's difficult to reach and more visible for the dealer. I was planning to just reconnect the plug I loosened, reset the errors and have the bike maintained.
    I just bought the OEM Akra slip-on and find the sound above 6K RPM excellent, but below it sounds horrible, almost the same as stock... The headers are a great solution, but I could get my bike seized if they stop me in Germany....
    I don't mind a fine, but losing the bike completely is over the top for me  :038:.
    With the headers, you might also need a DB killer, as it's really loud and will indeed attract the attention of the law enforcement in other EU countries. I always try to glide through city centres, as that's where they perform checks over here if you rev it too much or it's just too loud.....

    Best of luck with your ventures.
     
    RM

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the ECU somewhere stores even the “clear errors” events…
    They record everything today, so I would be carefull with clearing the stored errors.

    As for me, I have dB killer ready :)
    I’m not planning to ride in Germany, but I will go to Austria, Italy, perhaps Switzerland.
    Of those countries, Switzerland looks like the most risky to get into trouble :)
    Last Edit: September 02, 2022, 12:59:51 pm by esso_sa

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    Re: What GS 911 version to reset Exhaust servo errors?
    Reply #7 on: September 02, 2022, 03:32:35 pm
    September 02, 2022, 03:32:35 pm
    Well,

    Maybe I'll just live with a constant error message on the bike and just reset the error log once a year. I'll see what works best in practice and keep you guys posted. I still have the Healtech ESE, so may install that if the errors annoy me too much, but then I have to remove it before every trip to BMW and I'm bound to forget that some day....

    Enjoy your weekend,

    RM