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Unhappy R1100S - Setting Clock

Hey all,

I would imagine this has been posted a thousand times, but I can't figure out how to set the clock on my bike (pretty bad, considering I'm an IT guy ). Would someone be able to steer me on the right path?

I've googled the crap out of it with no luck, and Brad was even confused by it.

Thanks in advance,
Trav
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Use a pencil or pen and press it down and hold it on the rubber spots for each increment of time.

Works like a charm for me.


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Use a pencil or pen and press it down and hold it on the rubber spots for each increment of time.

Works like a charm for me.


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Hey all,

Brad was even confused by it.


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One thing that threw me for a loop is that the ignition needs to be on. DAMHIK.
At least it keeps random people from changing the time on your clock.
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Cheers guys, by pressing down really hard with a biro mine has worked too!!
Thanks for the help, thought I was always gonna be 9 hours different, then I remembered I live in Queensland and I am 20 years behind everyone else anyway so what's 9 hours.
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I thought something pointed would go through the rubber, I've been using the nose on a .22 on the S as well as the gs.
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Sorry Jim, I should have said, I used the biro with the lid on, otherwise the pen tip would likely have made a hole in the plastic. Don't press too hard with the .22's !!!
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Cool Eureka!!

Thanks all for the info...I have correct time now

Turns out the shank part of a dremel bit works fantastically
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I use the ignition key, as it is always handy.

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i was confused about setting the time?
don't remember that....so now i'm officially confused about being confused.

is it monday yet?
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whew, that was close.
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BMW make a clock changing tool for $34.50.

btw - red pens works better.

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BMW make a clock changing tool for $34.50.

btw - red pens works better.
Right.

At exactly 1 second before one AM, the tool goes "DING-dong" and you must quickly snap-down a 15A fuse into space 4, thus initiating the clock at the pre-set "1:00". If you miss it, you have to wait till the next night.

Or you can choose to live with the shortcomings of a 12-hour clock and start your fuse next afternoon at one. But your BMW will know you are using the clock parameter falsely and so will start surging and otherwise revealing its displeasure. The ODFIV codes and MoDiTeC diagnostic machine will show error codes (two red lights alternatively flashing). The dealer's BMW technician will soon identify your mistake and their training specifies that they have to re-set your clock at the factory-rated time of 43 minutes labor since clock errors are not covered by the warranty (it's in the fine print, hope you read it).

For an extra $11.95, you can buy the auxiliary socket test bulb set that lights when fuse 4 is functioning. This is diagnostic for clock failures not due to fuse failures. You don't need to buy your own. All BMW dealers are required to have one in their shop because it helps the wrenches efficiently build up your billed time.

Works the same for the Canbus R1200S except all the prices are 20% higher due to the supplementary training the technicians need.

It's been a long hard winter and barely midway yet.

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Sorry Brad,

I'll use bmathison from now on
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