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Old 10-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #2491
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I'm sorry but that is one fucking ugly motorcycle.

The fangs on the front and the horible radiator guards.

I'm not that impressed. All the electronic crap and those horible turn signals.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #2492
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I'm sorry but that is one fucking ugly motorcycle.

The fangs on the front and the horible radiator guards.

I'm not that impressed. All the electronic crap and those horible turn signals.
Hey Josh, should make for lots of parts sales though!

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #2493
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What does "windshield with one hand operation" mean? Is this operation performed while riding?
I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.



But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #2494
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Well, not that any of you donkey dicks care about what a dude like me thinks, but I like it. There are always some design cues that bug me with every bike, but overall, this is a tidy little package.

I think it looks badass, especially with the wire wheels (in the picture of the dude crossing the bridge).

Love the throttle-by-wire, slipper clutch, cruise control, and LEDs.

Any idea when we'll have details on the GSA? I've got a feeling I'll love that bike so much I'd take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.


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Old 10-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #2495
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I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.



But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
Looks like the fuel sensor strip has already crapped out on this one.

No engine temp guage on default display? No tire pressure display? I want my toys dammit.

I do, however, like that windscreen adjustment knob.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #2496
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Yep...maybe the world is big enough for...let's say...2 forums discussing the same thing?

As long as it doesn't turn into an OIL FORUM...
Soooooooo, which OIL for the wet clutch?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #2497
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What does "windshield with one hand operation" mean? Is this operation performed while riding?
Check out the BMW video, it shows...certainly looks like it could be operated while riding.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #2498
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More pictures from different angles...


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Old 10-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #2499
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Should we take a vote?? How long will these FD last? and with all these new designes do you think they fixed the fuel strip issue too??
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #2500
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Final Drive Crapped Out on my 2013 GS

Just thought I would be first to kick off the thread
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #2501
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I really like that cockpit and the windshield adjustment mechanism, totally engineered and quality looks.


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I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.



But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #2502
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I really like that cockpit and the windshield adjustment mechanism, totally engineered and quality looks.
Agreed. Also, just noticed a power outlet lower right below the adjuster knob. Nice.

I really don't care too much what the bike looks like. Its how it rides/performs. If I want pretty, I will buy Italian.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #2503
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #2504
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Pretty small HP increase for going wet. Here's why perhaps... a very small cooling ring around the point of TDC. Jugs are now finned for cooling. Hmmmm...

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Old 10-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #2505
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Well, not that any of you donkey dicks care about what a dude like me thinks, but I like it. There are always some design cues that bug me with every bike, but overall, this is a tidy little package.

I think it looks badass, especially with the wire wheels (in the picture of the dude crossing the bridge).

Love the throttle-by-wire, slipper clutch, cruise control, and LEDs.

Any idea when we'll have details on the GSA? I've got a feeling I'll love that bike so much I'd take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.


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I'm with this guy...

I think its a fine looking motorcycle. Not sure I need all the modes for rain/snow/sleet/hail/concrete/asphalt/cinders/loose-gravel/rocky-road/vanilla/choclate/tin-roof/etc., but I like it overall.

Seems to be a fair amount of complaints for the radiator guards, etc. Not sure what those folks were expecting. Its now watercooled and has a radiator...so it now needs radiator protection....and it's one extra thing to get broken when you drop it or put it down for a nap in the middle of the creek...I think we have to "deal with it". Just my blathering .02.

Overall, a great technical leap forward and no doubt its going to be highly reliable and ready to tour.

Anxious to see the Adventure model pics!

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