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    What code readers are people using, Can you use car readers?
    I see prices from £30 to over £250 for non professional.
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    Motoscan.de about £100 all in. Includes licence, bluetooth odbll reader (that actualy works!) and bmw to odb adapter cable.
    Reads codes, resets codes, resets service indicator.
    Need an Android phone.
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    I picked up a used GS-911 when I bought my GT.
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    Another vote for the Motoscan phone App, coupled with https://www.amazon.co.uk/OBDLink-427...8091390&sr=8-2 (this is recommended by Motoscan but they don't sell this one AFAIK)

    You'll also need an adapter cable suited toi your bike

    Used for fault code reading & service reset. Works well. You can do much more with it if you need to
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    A third vote for Motoscan. I use it with the OBDLink LX OBD2 bluetooth module with an adapter. Motoscan reads the F800 with no issues and permits all the expected resets whatnot. The OBDLink LX OBD2 with other adapters also work on my BMW R nineT, my Ninja 400, and both my car and truck.
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    Another happy Motoscan user. As others state adapter works with other vehicles so a pretty cost effective option for me. However if you have any very specific requirements you may want to get confirmation that whatever option you chose will do what you need, I've found Motoscan very helpful and quick to answer questions.
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    I read somewhere online that the OBDLink LX was for automobiles and that our bikes required the more expensive MX or MX+. I just need clarification before I spend money. I have an Android phone.

    Do ANY devices allow for correcting speedo error? I have used TuneECU on my Triumph and can adjust the speedo in there. I wonder if it would work on the BMWs??
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    Quote Originally Posted by columbo View Post
    I read somewhere online that the OBDLink LX was for automobiles and that our bikes required the more expensive MX or MX+. I just need clarification before I spend money. I have an Android phone.

    Do ANY devices allow for correcting speedo error? I have used TuneECU on my Triumph and can adjust the speedo in there. I wonder if it would work on the BMWs??
    You need the LX, per my post #4. I have one, and an Android phone. No idea regarding adjusting your speedo
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    Quote Originally Posted by columbo View Post
    ...Do ANY devices allow for correcting speedo error?
    Yes, it is called a brain.

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    I just got and used an OBDLink LX.
    I documented the whole process here: https://f800riders.org/forum/showthr...-adapter-specs
    I also got // used; https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01HQSNBR2
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    I have an opportunity to buy a used GS-911 from a friend.

    I have the DOBECK EJK installed on my GT. When going downhill, but have the throttle cracked open just a bit to maintain speed (not accelerating) the engine seems to surge a little bit, like a lean mixture. I contacted DOBECK and was asked if I could see the lights on the device while driving. Since I didn't see that mentioned anywhere, and didn't consider it something I would need to look at once set, the answer was NO. It's under the left side tank cover. He said it was important to know if it was in OPEN LOOP or CLOSED LOOP while surging. There is a switch-point that can be adjusted for this. He suggested changing the setting +.5 to 1.5. If that doesn't work, try -.5 to 1.5. It supposedly switches the VOLTAGE at which point the system switches between open loop and closed loop (or was it the other way around!) He also said that BMW has an unconventional way to doing this that is different from most other manufacturers. Why does that not surprise me?

    I have read that the GS-911 can provide "live data." Is this OPEN LOOP/CLOSED LOOP something that can be seen in live data? If so, could I WiFi the GS-911 to my phone on the dash and see what's going on?
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