How to choose a good BMW motorbike diagnostic tool?
There are three diagnostic tools mostly used to diagnose/program BMW motorcycles:BMW Icom a2, BMW moto diagnotic tool and gs-911 BMW motorcycle diagnostic. Here, take the best choice for you all to share: BMW ICOM A2 + ICOM D.
What can BMW Icom a2 + Icom D do for bmw moto?
1Supported BMW and MINI complete system diagnostic and offline programming.
2Supported to BMW vehicles up to year 2016
3Support Vehicles including BMW cars, BMW motorcycle, rolls-royce, mini cooper
4Support BMW all series diagnose and programming
Actually, ICOM A2 + ICOM D… is kind of expensive but most people use this kit. So far, it is the TOP 1 in the BMW motor diagnostics list, with the most powerful & stable function and the best reputation. ICOM A2 and ICOM D do well in diagnostic, coding and programming. A cool BMW motor deserves the best diagnostic kit.
Here is a successful case of bmw moto diagnosis via icom a2 and icom d.
Managed to do flash programming on BMW motorrad k1300s:
But, if you really cannot afford to ICOM A2 + ICOM D for diagnosis, we suggest you try the cheap kit – K+DCAN cable and BMW Motorcycles Motobikes ICOM D. Attention!! The kit is for diagnosis only, not programming!
Here are the steps that I followed:
1. I cut all the big wire
- I used a multimeter in order to get the relationship between the pins and wires. I used continuity function.
3. I ordered a female OBD2 (k+dcan cable and Vagcom cable both ok) because I broke mine trying to eliminate the plastic housing
- Then i used this configuration below:
Universal K-Line & CAN BUS Adaptor (K1600)
Signal OBDII Socket BMW 10 pin Plug
K1 15 (Ignition On) 1————————————————–10
CAN Hi 6—————————————————–7
K-Line 1 (BMS) 7—————————————–1
K-Line 2 (ABS) 8——————————————2
CAN Lo 14—————————————————–9
KL 30 (Bat+) 16—————————————————–6
How to setup K+Dcan inpa cable
1/ Dependant on the software, model & adaptor cable used it may be necessary to invert RI #
and DSR signals to for detection of battery and ignition as per the VAG KKL cable.
2/ This cable & access through the diagnostics port is yet to be tested
INPA software Installation
1/ If the cable is supplied without drivers & utilities download them from FTDI
2/ Install driver
Plug in cable, WinXP will find cable,
point to directory with drivers, windows installs.
3/ Set the USB Serial port parameters
Set the Latency timer from default 16 msec. to 1 msec
Check USB Port No matches Port No set in INPA/EDIABAS (OBD2.ini)
4/ Install Mprog & modify the programming of the eeprom FT232RL
We need to invert RI # and DSR # signals to fool the detection of battery and ignition.
After programming check your I/O Control settings, they must be :
#C0 = RXLED #C1 = TXLED #C2 = POWERON #C3 = PWRON
#C4 = SLEEP Invert RI ticked Invert DSR ticked
How to setup ICOM D adapter
8 pins fitted but in wrong pin No’s
Pin 01 – Vi/Sw
Pin 02 – Sw/Rt
Pin 04 – Ws/Ge
Pin 05 – Ws/Bl
Pin 07 – Ws
Pin 08 – Gn/Ws
Pin 09 – Br
Pin 10 – Gn We need pins 1,2,4,6,7,9,10 (Pins 7 & 9 are K1600 CAN Bus)
Plug with bike socket