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Old 11-04-2012, 08:03 PM   #3571
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Are you serious? I can use my thumb to set my Road King's cruise control without loosening my grip on the throttle. And I've got fairly small hands.
I can also use my thumb to cancel the signals on the BMW without irritating my throttle grip. Pretty much every BMW rider learned that within a few days.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #3572
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Well, unless you change your filters without draining the oil, the brush guard will still need to come off. This new position looks likely to drip oil on the exhaust header.
I love it!!!! The brush guard takes less than one whole minute to remove too.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:58 PM   #3573
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Never seen engine heads from the top before, look at it seems like right side engine is a tad bit behind while left is tad bit forward. Is that an accurate observation?

Obviously it does work, but why like that? Maybe my current oil head s like that too.
No!! The pistons sre directly across from each other and the connecting rods share the same journal on the crank too!!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:22 AM   #3574
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I love it!!!! The brush guard takes less than one whole minute to remove too.
I wasn't the one complaining about it, I just noted the previous poster's comment was incongruous. I have no problem removing and replacing four bolts every six months or so.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #3575
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:34 AM   #3576
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No!! The pistons sre directly across from each other and the connecting rods share the same journal on the crank too!!
I don't think so.....
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:36 AM   #3577
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No!! The pistons sre directly across from each other and the connecting rods share the same journal on the crank too!!
I looked at mine, and left is slightly forward indeed and the right is a little to the back and goes in line what others had mentioned of what is known as misalignment.
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #3578
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[QUOTE=Motorfiets;19919686]

Based on the catalog picture uploaded by Touratech, and one higher resolution pic by "Motorfiets, earlier poster", those horrible welding job of the crash bar are indeed made by Touratech. On page 234, it was being speculated as belonging to another manufacturer.

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Old 11-05-2012, 09:55 AM   #3579
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Looking at the picture, I also noticed two things:

1. With the cylinder head protector and the crash bar added, it would become just about as difficult to read oil level as before.

2. With respect to Touratech's header pipe guard, it is rather small as it still exposes the pipe to flying rocks from underneath.

Any news from Twisted Throtle about accessorizing the WC GS?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:38 AM   #3580
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I attempted to get all angles. Sorry I couldn't start taking apart the bike to get pictures of the guts I didn't get a shot of the left or right hand buttons












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Old 11-05-2012, 12:01 PM   #3581
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It does have a center stand, they just didn't deploy it, for fear of people standing on it, I guess. Or probably they know people want to sit and feel while putting their feet on the ground. Now thinking of this, it makes more sense to keep it on the side stand.

Rear brake light is different.

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Old 11-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #3582
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Thanks for the pics... it has the US spec wide front turn stalks and the DOT reflector package. The small LED turn signals will probably not be available in the US. Sure hope the halogen headlights on that bike are not indicative of the LEDs not being available in the US. Interesting they'd have a bike at the show on a side stand..normally they are attached to a mount so that no one will drop it.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:18 PM   #3583
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Thanks for the pics... it has the US spec wide front turn stalks and the DOT reflector package. The small LED turn signals will probably not be available in the US. Sure hope the halogen headlights on that bike are not indicative of the LEDs not being available in the US. Interesting they'd have a bike at the show on a side stand..normally they are attached to a mount so that no one will drop it.
I was surprised they didn't have a stand on the rear tire as well. Surprisingly, TONS of vendors did not have rear tire holders, so a bike could easily be dropped. They did have representatives around the bike the entire time, which I would imagine they would be there to help if the bike fell. I believe the US model will have halogen for the turn signals/headlight/brights; LED turn signals/headlight/brights as an option.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #3584
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I was surprised they didn't have a stand on the rear tire as well. Surprisingly, TONS of vendors did not have rear tire holders, so a bike could easily be dropped. They did have representatives around the bike the entire time, which I would imagine they would be there to help if the bike fell. I believe that's what the US model is going to be. LED turn signals, and halogen for the headlight/brights; LED headlight/brights as an option.
I'm just surprised that they wouldn't load up the one show bike they have with all the options, especially the new LEDs.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:33 PM   #3585
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I'm just surprised that they wouldn't load up the one show bike they have with all the options, especially the new LEDs.
What's even more surprising is Bob from BMW Atlanta said they didn't even have a key to the bike. They couldn't even start it or see the gauges light up!
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