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Hi and thank you for the answer, I have in fact an factory alarm installed. The ring antenna has been replaced, but it doesn't help. The whole thing started after a maintenance work. It started up after this work a couple of times and when the bike was going to be set into a dyno to adjust/program the Power Commander V, that was installed at the same time, the tech "drop" the clutch and the motor stopped due to that. After this the error code have been issued. It is not acceptable that I as a the customer has to find solutions when the bike is at authorized work shop, but now something needs to happen. The main thing here is that not either the BMW diagnose tool is communicating with the bike. I have put on HID in the front and LED at the rear, and these are not "original parts". BMW Sweden claims that these might be the reason, but for me it sounds very strange when the parts have been attached and working for more than one year. Not a single error code has been issued from the CANbus telling that things are wrong. The neutral indicator and gear indicator are not lit, according to the tech. Regards Johan.

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The factory alarm does not prevent the bike from starting, it has no function other than to make noise and detect motion of the bike (ie attempted theft).

Toss out the power commander.... these bikes are already in a very good state of tune and really do not require additional fuel etc. It will just run worse and may not run at all as you are seeing.

I don't have other suggestions to offer..... a proper BMW dealer should be able to easily diagnose a no start problem with your bike providing that some aftermarket devices have not caused a strange problem.

At the dealer where I worked, we would refuse to work on bikes with engine modifications when the complaint was poor driveability.

Good Luck to you sir.

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