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Old 04-16-2013, 12:11 PM   #8476
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Took my baby for it's first service today. No signs of oil usage at the 1000 mile marker.
First service at 1030 miles on the clock. And I am the first client at my garage going for the 1st service.
Done a ride with the BMW club and saw 2 other LC GS'es. And loads of other BMWs on the first good day this year.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:32 PM   #8477
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Look closer.

Any idea where I can get some fitting instructions for the Akro?
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:04 PM   #8478
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Any idea where I can get some fitting instructions for the Akro?
I suspect they should have given to you WITH the Akra...
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:01 PM   #8479
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They have shipped some to the US already (my Dad picked up a pair). Apparently the dealer had them ordered very early though.
I had the dealer fit them to a shop bike to see them on. They are still biggish in my opinion but I love the way they mount with no bars to be added just slip into the slots in the frame & lock into place with built in pannier locking mechanism.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #8480
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Took my baby for it's first service today. No signs of oil usage at the 1000 mile marker.
First service at 1030 miles on the clock. And I am the first client at my garage going for the 1st service.
Done a ride with the BMW club and saw 2 other LC GS'es. And loads of other BMWs on the first good day this year.
Can't get mine done till may not enough mechanics to handle demand. Pissed off will need to stop riding it soon.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #8481
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Buy it and we'll make one on your bike!

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I'll have one at the end of this month and I'm willing to make a video with you, you just have to come down to Atlanta!
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:04 PM   #8482
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Can't get mine done till may not enough mechanics to handle demand. Pissed off will need to stop riding it soon.
Do it yourself. Ain't that hard.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #8483
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One World One GS, is finished.
All videos seem to be available in BMW Motorrad youtube channel.
I actually prefered Eric's uploads but he seems to have stopped after a point.

Possibly they will release some more videos with all the trips together and some "making of". There is an unused tab in One World micro-site.

Ending was rather emotional. Makes sense. Good marketing BMW.
It was a fun tour. I really enjoyed following it and meeting up with them in New Zealand. I too hope that hi res pictures and more video of the trips together plus some "making of" will be released. We have however still got the "Tour Highlights" section to come.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:29 PM   #8484
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Yes was pretty cool way to introduce the bike...I thought the U.S. portion was poorly done though...we got to see very little of the bikes and natural scenery but rather schlocky tourist stuff (Elvis wedding chapel and riding around a cowboy western town tourist trap) and then a game of football.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:25 PM   #8485
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Rode the demo at my dealer today for about 35 miles. Wow. All I can say is BMW got this one right. So much so that I am probably going to trade my K1600GT for one.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #8486
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I had the dealer install a Powerlett Socket for me on the left side before leaving with the bike. It took them less than 1/2 an hour.

Bought a Powerlett Socket today and plan to install this weekend. Got wiring routing work to do but should be OK, tight but that is good!!

When connecting to the battery the ground post is accessible the hot side is not but there is a hot (red) positive cable wired beside the battery on the frame for boosting etc. is this what they connected to on yours ??

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Old 04-16-2013, 07:23 PM   #8487
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Rode about 35 miles. Wow. All I can say is BMW got this one right......K1600GT for one.

as long as people will be able to start the engine!
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #8488
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as long as people will be able to start the engine!
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:45 PM   #8489
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Bought a Powerlett Socket today and plan to install this weekend. Got wiring routing work to do but should be OK, tight but that is good!!

When connecting to the battery the ground post is accessible the hot side is not but there is a hot (red) positive cable wired beside the battery on the frame for boosting etc. is this what they connected to on yours ??

Thx Carlsberger
I pulled the cover off and checked. They wired directly to the battery on both the negative post and the positive post (so they must have pulled the battery out to get at the positive post).
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #8490
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I installed this same socket on mine. Same place but just a little further back on that side piece since there was a little more room behind the panel. I just wired directly to the terminals and it's working as, well, it should.

The only PITA was dealing with a) the big styrofoam block in the battery compartment and b) the little rubber nipple grabs that keep the battery cover in place. I can see some time in the future dropping the battery to the bottom and putting a spacer on top to keep it from rattling. Easier to deal with wired fuses, easier to access top of battery and a bonus of a lower cog. Not sure what to do about the rubber nipple connectors....yet.
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