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    Motoscan app and service indicator

    Hi, all,

    Thought I'd mention my experiences with the Motoscan app to reset the service indicator on my 2013 C650GT.

    There aren't any BMW dealers in the town where I live so it would be at least a half day wasted, not to mention an eye-watering amount of money just to get BMW to reset the service indicator. I did look at the GS-911, but that's a silly amount of money, so I looked around for other possibilities. A few people on here had mentioned the Motoscan app, but nobody had posted any personal experiences with it so I was a bit wary, but eventually decided to give it a go.

    I already had a cheap ELM-327 OBDII / bluetooth dongle that I'd bought for a job on my wife's car, and I found a chinese adapter cable on eBay for about 12. After checking that I could connect to the ECU with the Lite version of the app, I bought the pro version for about 23. I successfully reset the next service due date and the next service mileage, and after switching the ignition off and on, the indicator had gone out.

    The whole thing took no more that a few minutes. Result!

    For reference, my OBDII adapter looks like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173828766303

    and the adapter cable is: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303072929909

    I guess you guys on the other side of the pond will find something similar on eBay.com.

    Hope this helps someone.

    Mike

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    A week or two ago I too posted my positive results connecting, checking systems/codes and re-setting the service reminder on my 2016 C650 Sport (as well on my 2018 G310R) using the MotoScan app.

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    Well, since I have a calendar, I just reset the date on the bike which reset the maintenance indicator. Just sayin'...

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    Can a 2016+ 650GT not even be read for basic operating data by a standard OBD2 reader?
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    2018 White 650GT

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    I don't believe that they can.
    Yes, you can set your clock to the wrong year. But I like things to be correct.

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    The main issue is connecting to the bike. You need the adapter cable since standard ODB2 readers generally only have car-style trapeziodal connectors. The bike has that odd BMW-special round connector.

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    My 2016 one has the newer car-like connector, not the round one. But adapter cables are cheap and widely available if you have the round connector. Regular scanners do not work AFAIK.

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