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Old 02-09-2013, 12:39 PM   #5146
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I just wonder if you can get them in black like the Adventure wheels. I bought the adv wheels for my 2009GS and then sold the original plain aluminum color set. It would be nice to not have to do that again to get the wheels I want...
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #5147
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I just wonder if you can get them in black like the Adventure wheels. I bought the adv wheels for my 2009GS and then sold the original plain aluminum color set. It would be nice to not have to do that again to get the wheels I want...
I haven't seen any black spoke rims for the 2013, that could possibly a feature of the ADV-LC next year?
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:53 PM   #5148
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So my 12GS, built mid-2007, is what year model and what SPECS you expect it to have?
The production date isn't what's important. The MY in on the paperwork and this determines the spec.

The point here is that the mfgs need some system to group together bikes of common spec. I suppose the bike mfgs could do like software and we would be talking about whether you have a R1200GS V7.24 or something, but since the mfgs make changes on more/less an annual basis, MY is a convenient system of grouping and has the added benefit of giving a rough idea of how old the bike is when say you have a 2007 MY R1200GS. Do you have a better one? I don't think having mfgs just make running changes to spec whenever they please is a good one.

Honda was one of the last bastions of not using MY's back in the 1970's. Before about 1974, their bikes typically has a K designation after the model, so you'd have a CB750K0, K1, etc. To this day, this is a huge source of confusion because someone will say they have a 1972 CB750, but the year could be the production date, the date it was sold, the date it was titled, etc. Honda went with the MY convention because it is more/less universally used in the vehicle world. It isn't perfect and mfgs occasionally make running mid-MY changes (e.g., the KTM 2005.5 950s) but overall it is a good system and works pretty well.

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Old 02-09-2013, 01:27 PM   #5149
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Just looked it up. Got a 3% discount on the stickerprice and 2 years additional Guarantee thrown In the deal. But didn't need to negotiate that. Getting more out of It seemed Impossible.

Angood deal is a deal where both parties are happy.
I got 3.7% and free case holders on the LC, but no additional guarantee..
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:57 PM   #5150
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I got 3.7% and free case holders on the LC, but no additional guarantee..
Case holders are included in the comfort pack.
I think the dealers offer simular packages.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:24 PM   #5151
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The production date isn't what's important. The MY in on the paperwork and this determines the spec.

The point here is that the mfgs need some system to group together bikes of common spec. I suppose the bike mfgs could do like software and we would be talking about whether you have a R1200GS V7.24 or something, but since the mfgs make changes on more/less an annual basis, MY is a convenient system of grouping and has the added benefit of giving a rough idea of how old the bike is when say you have a 2007 MY R1200GS. Do you have a better one? I don't think having mfgs just make running changes to spec whenever they please is a good one.

Honda was one of the last bastions of not using MY's back in the 1970's. Before about 1974, their bikes typically has a K designation after the model, so you'd have a CB750K0, K1, etc. To this day, this is a huge source of confusion because someone will say they have a 1972 CB750, but the year could be the production date, the date it was sold, the date it was titled, etc. Honda went with the MY convention because it is more/less universally used in the vehicle world. It isn't perfect and mfgs occasionally make running mid-MY changes (e.g., the KTM 2005.5 950s) but overall it is a good system and works pretty well.

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Well I can tell you "my" GS was a model you cannot name because it existed for less than one year (maybe 6 months).
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:59 PM   #5152
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Well I can tell you "my" GS was a model you cannot name because it existed for less than one year (maybe 6 months).
Alright, enough....
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Old 02-09-2013, 05:13 PM   #5153
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Alright, enough....


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OK then... When am I gonna see new LCGSs on the road... Cannot wait to leave them behind disappearing in rear view mirrors... :)


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Old 02-09-2013, 06:32 PM   #5155
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OK then... When am I gonna see new LCGSs on the road... Cannot wait to leave them behind disappearing in rear view mirrors... :)

please have cameras installed
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #5156
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I will be sure to record him doing it as I am local.
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:17 AM   #5157
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OK then... When am I gonna see new LCGSs on the road... Cannot wait to leave them behind disappearing in rear view mirrors... :)
You are probably a happy owner of a HP2E than
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Old 02-10-2013, 01:12 AM   #5158
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Someone would expect MS12 owners to run claiming road race victories over the new 12GS (before release).
Yet others are doing it.
Now, where is the odd 1150GS guy that will do it too?
Are there any Varaderos in the States?

As for me and my (fast) 2007 GS? I am eager to test ride one.
(and will make sure to hit every bump I can find too)
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:36 AM   #5159
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:39 AM   #5160
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I just wonder if you can get them in black like the Adventure wheels. I bought the adv wheels for my 2009GS and then sold the original plain aluminum color set. It would be nice to not have to do that again to get the wheels I want...
Unfortunately not, which is why I went for cast wheels on mine
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