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Old 12-10-2012, 12:38 AM   #3916
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Nice pictures At the UK show the bike wasn't allowed to be started, and was on a fixed stand, so I couldn't get a feel for the weight of it, or try the centre stand. Damn health and safety brigade.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:20 AM   #3917
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:34 AM   #3918
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dear forum and bmw people ( if any bmw people actually read these threads )

bmw has hit the ball out of the park with the new r1200gs lc . the 2013 r1200gs lc is the best two wheeled vehicle ever designed by any motorcycle company and instantly obsoletes every other motorcycle presently manufactured including the entire bmw lineup . this bike is built to take abuse in all terrains and weather conditions and last for three hundred thousand miles . the bmw r1200gs lc has exactly everything you want and nothing you don't . it is the modern day equivalent of a luxury suv and will never go out of style . the beauty of this bike is in its total appearance of long lasting dependability and power to spare . there is no better all around motorcycle than the 2013 bmw r1200gs lc . if you want to race -- get a yamaha r1 . if you want to be sporty -- get a bmw r1300s . if you want to be stylish -- get a moto guzzi california . if you are in the market for a two wheeled machine whose appearance is dictated strictly by performance and reliability -- the bmw r1200gs lc is the only real motorcycle available .

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:37 AM   #3919
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:50 AM   #3920
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:56 AM   #3921
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Surefire - makes flashlights that produce in excess of 800 Lumens and they project well enough to identify a man in camouflage at 500 meters - and more. They are rugged enough to withstand the recoil of any automatic weapon made - M2, M240, 25MM canon, etc. The reflectors are designed and set at the factory and are pre-focused. The technology is there.

I recently purchased a set of the new PIAA LED driving Lights and they are both bright and illuminate fairly well. They could be better however. The LED is mounted on a cross bar and is directed into the reflector.
+1 I have a Surefire 6px tactical light and let me tell you, that thing is a beacon of light. I have no doubts about the new BMW LED headlight.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:21 AM   #3922
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Don't you think you might want to ride it first before making this almighty proclamation?

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dear forum and bmw people ( if any bmw people actually read these threads )

bmw has hit the ball out of the park with the new r1200gs lc . the 2013 r1200gs lc is the best two wheeled vehicle ever designed by any motorcycle company and instantly obsoletes every other motorcycle presently manufactured including the entire bmw lineup . this bike is built to take abuse in all terrains and weather conditions and last for three hundred thousand miles . the bmw r1200gs lc has exactly everything you want and nothing you don't . it is the modern day equivalent of a luxury suv and will never go out of style . the beauty of this bike is in its total appearance of long lasting dependability and power to spare . there is no better all around motorcycle than the 2013 bmw r1200gs lc . if you want to race -- get a yamaha r1 . if you want to be sporty -- get a bmw r1300s . if you want to be stylish -- get a moto guzzi california . if you are in the market for a two wheeled machine whose appearance is dictated strictly by performance and reliability -- the bmw r1200gs lc is the only real motorcycle available .

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:13 AM   #3923
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I couldn't figure out the purpose of this plastic thing sticking out on the left side above the cylinder
Fuel injector? I heard they don't inject fuel at the TB, but instead, right before the intake valve - sorta a cross between TB injection and direct injection.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:28 AM   #3924
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Looks to me like the spark plug cover.

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Fuel injector? I heard they don't inject fuel at the TB, but instead, right before the intake valve - sorta a cross between TB injection and direct injection.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:30 AM   #3925
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I think he drank the Koolaid. It may be a great bike but that awaits your own personal road test.

Personally, having owned a 2008 and 2010 GS, I don't care for the exhaust sound. And what's that smoke coming out of the tailpipes?

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:33 AM   #3926
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and what's that smoke coming out of the tailpipes?
For a brand new bike straight out of the crate, I don't think it would be surprising to have some assembly grease/oil being burned off.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:10 PM   #3927
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Color options for new GS

So I've elected to get the new GS in red, and I was having a discussion with my girlfriend regarding paint jobs on cars and the classic discussion on car color came up: "If you own a red (sports) car, your insurance premium is higher and you have a higher chance of getting pulled over by a cop" Both points in that statement maybe bunk, but it had me considering the actual pros and cons of having a red trimmed motorcycle. I'm coming from a blue 2005 GS, which I love the color and would even love it on the new model, but the new blue is a little too 'electric' for me.

My thought on Pros: better visibility to other cars, aesthetically pleasing
Cons: better visibility/susceptibility to cops, visual attractiveness leading to vandalism/theft

What are everyone's thoughts? Is there any actual data out there in internet land that goes over the psychology of a red vehicle and whether or not it costs you more money annually or jeopardizes your safety on the bike or attracts theft?

I'm not a fan of the white or blue in the slightest, so my back up plan is the grey trim.

It's too bad Click and Clack are off the air. It would have been a good question for them.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #3928
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Looks to me like the spark plug cover.
Doubtful. The main spark plug is still in the center of the head with the large plastic cover over it like the current hexhead. It could be an secondary spark plug, I suppose, but some of BMW's tech literature says they've gone back to a single plug design without the secondary plug. My money is still on it being a fuel injector sitting right over the intake valve.



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Old 12-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #3929
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I'm not a fan of the white or blue in the slightest, so my back up plan is the grey trim.
the nice thing is that if you tire of the color you could always swap or buy oem painted plastics for not very much money.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #3930
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So I've elected to get the new GS in red, and I was having a discussion with my girlfriend regarding paint jobs on cars and the classic discussion on car color came up: "If you own a red (sports) car, your insurance premium is higher and you have a higher chance of getting pulled over by a cop" Both points in that statement maybe bunk, but it had me considering the actual pros and cons of having a red trimmed motorcycle. I'm coming from a blue 2005 GS, which I love the color and would even love it on the new model, but the new blue is a little too 'electric' for me.

My thought on Pros: better visibility to other cars, aesthetically pleasing
Cons: better visibility/susceptibility to cops, visual attractiveness leading to vandalism/theft

What are everyone's thoughts? Is there any actual data out there in internet land that goes over the psychology of a red vehicle and whether or not it costs you more money annually or jeopardizes your safety on the bike or attracts theft?

I'm not a fan of the white or blue in the slightest, so my back up plan is the grey trim.

It's too bad Click and Clack are off the air. It would have been a good question for them.
I've ordered thunder grey, but quite like the white, and my wife likes the red. I keep changing my mind, and am now torn between all 3 colours
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