Historical code storing time - BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 09-18-2019, 12:57 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
ViennaK's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Goettingen Germany
Posts: 2,699
Historical code storing time

Need the collective wisdom of the group please:

My bike showed a few instances of shift assist failures a few thousand kilometers ago which miraculously never came back. Off to the 20.000 km service at my new to me dealer with the request to check the shift assist. They charged me for the analysis of the problem initially because they could not find a historical code and at the time of the service the SA worked flawlessly. They went through a new diagnostic procedure (shown to me) from BMW as it seems this problem is not an isolated one. One item was the inspection and the cleaning of the connection to the ECM.........which was performed to be on the safe side.

Anyway, does anybody know the lifetime of historical codes stored in the ECM?

Would disconnecting the battery for a few days erase the codes?

2018 BMW K1600 GT
2018 BMW K1600 GTL (sold)

2014 BMW K1600 GTL (sold)
2005-2014 5 HD ElectraGlides (sold)
2003 HD Softail (sold)
1973-1982 various jalopies (gone)

'You know that the world is going to h€ll if they have to print instructions on a bag of toothpicks'
After Douglas Adams RIP
ViennaK is online now  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the BMW K1600 Forum : BMW K1600 GT and GTL Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome