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Old 03-28-2013, 03:08 PM   #7621
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The first Red LC GS in Abq NM

Look what followed me home today

I've been reading about the new GS for a while now but wasn't going to get one without a test ride. Did that yesterday and Sandia BMW had a red GS w/ESA that nobody had reserved. Triumph Explorer is now up for sale.



Do I look like a happy camper or what?



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Old 03-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #7622
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Thanks for your answer. I haven't been able to find the "optional remote" in the WebEPC (BMW Motorrad Electronic Parts Catalogue). The parts numbers for the anti-theft alarm for the new 1200GS LC (K50) and the alarm unit for the former 1200GS (K25) is NOT the same. In the catalogue it shows a remote unit for the former 1200GS (K25) but not for the new 1200GS LC (K50). I tend to believe that you will not be able to get a remote for the 1200GS LC (K50) anti-theft alarm system.

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That's a shame, I'd prefer to not have to go through the menus every week, but guess I'll get used to it
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:11 PM   #7623
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We'll see.

I give 0% for Fall 2013 and 30% for Spring 2014.
Most likely Spring 2015.

BMW sales fantastically crisis or no crisis, competition or no competition.
They have a model that works and follow... for ever.
and that being said they don't have to rely on the bikes... they always make the big bucks out of the cars. That's why they treat their motorcycle section as "Stiefkinder"
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:13 PM   #7624
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Look what followed me home today

I've been reading about the new GS for a while now but wasn't going to get one without a test ride. Did that yesterday and Sandia BMW had a red GS w/ESA that nobody had reserved. Triumph Explorer is now up for sale.



Do I look like a happy camper or what?



Nice bike, congrats. So what's the full spec of yours?
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:29 PM   #7625
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new gs

Bought one yesterday from Lonestar in Austin. Rode it 200 miles today on the best roads Central Texas has to offer. In the more than 60 bikes I have owned and the four other GS's this is by far the best and most fun one ever. I have read complaints and concerns over the throttle response, suspension, and the other nit picky issues we can all find with a bike. However, this time BMW got it right. Really right.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:30 PM   #7626
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I like it too!
Sometimes I'm wondering if BMW could have done something different with the beak?
When it first appeared on the Suzuki DR800 (Dr. Big) I didn't like the beak but gotten used to it I guess.

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Old 03-28-2013, 03:56 PM   #7627
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #7628
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Look what followed me home today

I've been reading about the new GS for a while now but wasn't going to get one without a test ride. Did that yesterday and Sandia BMW had a red GS w/ESA that nobody had reserved. Triumph Explorer is now up for sale.



Do I look like a happy camper or what?



Very nice...congratulations. Looking forward to hearing reports back (and I'm jealous at the difference in weather between you and me right now).
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #7629
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Look what followed me home today

I've been reading about the new GS for a while now but wasn't going to get one without a test ride. Did that yesterday and Sandia BMW had a red GS w/ESA that nobody had reserved. Triumph Explorer is now up for sale.
Awesome! What options did you get? And give us a comparison of it with the explorer when you have time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:31 PM   #7630
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Bought one yesterday from Lonestar in Austin. Rode it 200 miles today on the best roads Central Texas has to offer. In the more than 60 bikes I have owned and the four other GS's this is by far the best and most fun one ever. I have read complaints and concerns over the throttle response, suspension, and the other nit picky issues we can all find with a bike. However, this time BMW got it right. Really right.
Congrats...post up some pics when you can. Does yours have the ride modes? No complaints about the throttle ?
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:00 PM   #7631
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If I trade in all three bikes I may have a decent down payment. Maybe freeing up the garage space will convince the wife.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:30 PM   #7632
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When I order mine soon, maybe this Saturday, I will order it with the alloy wheels, I do like the spoke wheels but they are only available at this time in the silver finish, now if they had the option to get them in the black finish like the old GSA's wheels, that would look really good, especially in Thunder Gray, but that's not going to be doable until the GSA version comes out in a year or two, then I'll order a set of GSA wheels in black. The new GS W/C has different size wheels then the GSA of yesteryear so its alloy for now.
I wonder how much Woody's wheels would charge to......nevermind, I don't have that much $$$.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #7633
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Congrats...post up some pics when you can. Does yours have the ride modes? No complaints about the throttle ?

I have the ride modes but I also have no complaints with throttle response. When you twist the grip, the bike responds immediately. There is zero lag. Mine is white just like the one posted.
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:03 PM   #7634
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Triumph Explorer is now up for sale.
Congrats on the new GS - love the looks of it.

How does the bike compare to the Explorer? What did you prefer about the GS?
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:28 PM   #7635
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Here's my new GS I picked up a few days ago. Had a great long-way-home ride with it but haven't been able to ride since due to work getting in the way. The bike is absolutely amazing! Looking forward to riding it this weekend.

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