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Old 02-11-2013, 12:18 AM   #5191
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I'm no mechanic so bear with me, but could the oil pressure issue be caused by the bikes being tipped over or placed on one end in the containter whilst in transit?
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:57 AM   #5192
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Not unless it was running at the time. The bikes probably don't have any fluids in them while they are in transit anyway.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:11 AM   #5193
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Not unless it was running at the time. The bikes probably don't have any fluids in them while they are in transit anyway.
I thought they put "running in" fluids in at the factory?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:35 AM   #5194
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I thought they put "running in" fluids in at the factory?
They are however transported in un upright position.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:49 AM   #5195
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They are however transported in un upright position.
I don't think so. Haven't you seen BMW Motorrad transfer crates?
In all I've seen, the bike is upright, semi open box (so they know what way is up PLUS it is marked) and semi assembled with only things like windshield, one wheel, engine plate and such being "on the side" for assembly by distributor.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:54 AM   #5196
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I know that they're meant to be shipped upright, but if the crates were accidentally shipped on their side, or on one end, would that cause the oil pressure issue? Obviously the bikes are so well packaged and wrapped, there would be no cosmetic damage once out of the crate.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:02 AM   #5197
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I know that they're meant to be shipped upright, but if the crates were accidentally shipped on their side, or on one end, would that cause the oil pressure issue? Obviously the bikes are so well packaged and wrapped, there would be no cosmetic damage once out of the crate.
Actually I don't think this ever happens.
(except rare cases - accidents)
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:03 AM   #5198
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Actually I don't think this ever happens.
(except rare cases - accidents)
Fair enough, it was just a thought.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:54 AM   #5199
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In fact BMW has same design for bikes that get delivered to other countries. I'm just say'n, ya know. Losing confidence.
So, Sir, if I understand, you were confident, everything was OK and you were looking forward to the new GS?
But becuase BMW is fixing something no-one knew about becuase the bikes haven't been delivered, you are losing confidence.
I would say your confidencde isn't rock solid.

But on to more interesting things: Anyone talked to Vern about making panniers to the new GS?
Link to the panniers-thread is here. Notice, if you like, who made the firsk post and where he took his panniers.

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Old 02-11-2013, 03:22 AM   #5200
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So, Sir, if I understand, you were confident, everything was OK and you were looking forward to the new GS?
But becuase BMW is fixing something no-one knew about becuase the bikes haven't been delivered, you are losing confidence.
I would say your confidencde isn't rock solid.

But on to more interesting things: Anyone talked to Vern about making panniers to the new GS?
Link to the panniers-thread is here. Notice, if you like, who made the firsk post and where he took his panniers.

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I found it strange too (because to me it creates the exact opposite feeling), but I guess everyone has his own measures.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:26 AM   #5201
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A note for people looking up for media concerning new GS.

If you follow the "One World One GS" thing, the videos in BMW Motorrad site are very low resolution.
Make sure to follow BMW Motorrad in youtube, as they have all the videos (all Laos, plus 4 days of NZ up to this moment) in full HD (1080p).

I am sure they will also pop in BMW media site (which is mainly for journalists) in uncompressed form.

I love how the guy four days into the journey still doesn't believe it and has a constant smile on his face a la Jocker. I almost feel ok that I lost the NZ trip (which is which I applied) since he seems to be really happy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:29 AM   #5202
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Clearly some live in a "Glass half Empty" world rather than a "Glass half Full" world.

At least in my humble opinion, a sad way to live.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:41 AM   #5203
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Clearly some live in a "Glass half Empty" world rather than a "Glass half Full" world.

At least in my humble opinion, a sad way to live.
Well it doesn't mean he is like that in his life. :)
Maybe he just tries to find excuses to not make such a big/expensive purchase.
To find a way to like more what he already has.
It's pretty common I would say.

I prefer realism. New GS is most probably quite better than previous GS. It's too big a bet for BMW to loose. My 2007 probably lost a huge chunk of resale value the day it was announced (except maybe some that want to stick to air-oil, which again will probably prefer a 2012 GS than my 100HP own). Well, fact of life. I'll survive this. :) If I can I'll buy it some day, if not, well tough luck, maybe I'll get the next (or LC FL...).
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:26 AM   #5204
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Clearly some live in a "Glass half Empty" world rather than a "Glass half Full" world.

At least in my humble opinion, a sad way to live.
I am quite sure we'll enjoy ours as soon as we get our hands on them.
GS meet, weekend touring in germany and a week in Austrian Alps allready planned.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:44 AM   #5205
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Well it doesn't mean he is like that in his life. :)
Maybe he just tries to find excuses to not make such a big/expensive purchase.
To find a way to like more what he already has.
It's pretty common I would say.

I prefer realism. New GS is most probably quite better than previous GS. It's too big a bet for BMW to loose. My 2007 probably lost a huge chunk of resale value the day it was announced (except maybe some that want to stick to air-oil, which again will probably prefer a 2012 GS than my 100HP own). Well, fact of life. I'll survive this. :) If I can I'll buy it some day, if not, well tough luck, maybe I'll get the next (or LC FL...).
Ahh, realism, the good old 'The glass is twice as big as it should be' approach :P

I agree with You. I think they improved whatever they could, and reviews seem to confirm it. I bet there will be some problems, as there always are with new projects / big modifications. Murphys law, if something can go wrong it surely will. We can just hope that BMW engineers did a good job and those will be just minor bugs that can be easily fixed.
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