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    Question Was your service reminder re-set, last trip to the dealer?

    I had the F800gs into the dealer the other day (gift certificate)- had an oil and filter change and the mandatory safety inspection done. I noticed that the service reminder hadn't been re-set. When I inquired as to why, it was something like "well it really wasn't a service-just oil and filter". Not a big deal but seemed a bit odd so I thought I'd throw it out there to see if my expectations out of whack. OM
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    Mine wasn't reset the last time. Had the valves adjusted but did my own oil and filter. Maybe if they don't do the whole enchilada they don't reset..?

    Next time I'll take a pound of coffee for the tech and leave a thank you note in advance for taking care of my rig...and resetting the service reminder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Mine wasn't reset the last time. Had the valves adjusted but did my own oil and filter. Maybe if they don't do the whole enchilada they don't reset..?
    That seemed to be the way they were talkin'
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    I reset mine the last time it came on. And a number of them for friends what I help to work on their bikes as well.
    I do my service when I want. And reset the light when it comes on.
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    David -- Is there a way to do that without a GS911?
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    David -- Is there a way to do that without a GS911?
    I'm not David, but as far as I know, it is a GS11 or the dealer. You can ask your dealer to set it 200,000 miles and never worry about it again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyTrains View Post
    You can ask your dealer to set it 200,000 miles and never worry about it again.
    Well, if you don't go over 200,000 miles you won't have to worry about it again. My R75/5 LWB went 387,000 plus miles before I sold it to someone else that is hopefully, riding the wheels off it. It had a fresh bottom end up about 2500 miles before I sold it.
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    No, it was not. They forgot. And it's a bit annoying considering that only a dealer can reset it and that's a day trip for me.

    We even tried to reset with the GS 911 but no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyTrains View Post
    I'm not David, but as far as I know, it is a GS11 or the dealer. You can ask your dealer to set it 200,000 miles and never worry about it again.
    I don't know if the dealer can set it that far ahead.
    Seems like the highest number my GS-911 would accept was somewhere in the 30,000 to 36,000 mile rage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    We even tried to reset with the GS 911 but no luck.
    That's odd.
    I think resetting the service reminder is the only function that requires the GS-911 to accept the VIN.
    Did you remember to accept the VIN?
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    I have no idea what the thing does. But the MARs group has a few people who understand it and couldn't get mine to reset. I finally took it to the dealer one day in my travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I don't know if the dealer can set it that far ahead.
    Seems like the highest number my GS-911 would accept was somewhere in the 30,000 to 36,000 mile rage.
    I have set it a year out on a few bikes, I have never been able to push the mileage out past 12K. That may be an upgraded function I have not tried lately.

    I reset it on any bike the indicator is showing regardlesss of what is done.
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    Yes.
    I am David. But I mean also, that the GS911 is required. And it will only set your date and mileage somewhat into the future. Not 200 years nor 200,000 miles.
    Yes, with the GS911 there is a certain trick to doing it. I recently learned that trick, and hopefully next time I will remember it. That way I only have to set the light once, not twice.
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    The trick?

    Hi David,
    Do you remember the "trick" to share as would like to do it now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
    Yes.
    I am David. But I mean also, that the GS911 is required. And it will only set your date and mileage somewhat into the future. Not 200 years nor 200,000 miles.
    Yes, with the GS911 there is a certain trick to doing it. I recently learned that trick, and hopefully next time I will remember it. That way I only have to set the light once, not twice.
    dc

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