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Old 03-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #6796
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:06 PM   #6797
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the best led auxillary lights are coming from clearwater. a new edition called "erica" [LARGE ONES] and "darla" for fork mounting. he is making them now for r1200lc. you get on the waiting list and receive a big discount. . i have'nt seen anything better than these!
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6000+ lumens each! (very modest power level of only 60 Watts on high) That's too much and not really modest considering H7 is ~ 1400lumens
Insanely expensive?
They look like the "Off-Road" type lights illuminating in a round flashlight type light pattern so not comparable to the BMW OEM Aux LED's.
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:20 PM   #6798
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But the question remains...what fix is being done on bikes made after Feb 21...is the fork being assembled properly to begin with starting at that date or is the 'crimping' fix simply being done at the factory?
I think the crimping fix is not a really a fix but simply what BMW have done all along on the 41mm forks. Due to cost reasons they tried Loctite on the 37mm forks and that didn't work as well as expected. According to Motorrad and Google translate: "in mass production is now wedged again. Better safe than sorry"
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:06 AM   #6799
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I heard their Squadron LED lights are quite bright. $300 each light.
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:23 AM   #6800
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Has anyone in the UK got their new HP exhaust yet?
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Old 03-19-2013, 01:27 AM   #6801
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Has anyone in the UK got their new HP exhaust yet?
Nope not yet. still waiting for the phone call
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:07 AM   #6802
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Has anyone in the UK got their new HP exhaust yet?
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Nope not yet. still waiting for the phone call
I was told by my dealer that they cannot order now as the silencer is awaiting homolagation. No reason to doubt him, he would love to take my money now
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:11 AM   #6803
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I was told by my dealer that they cannot order now as the silencer is awaiting homolagation. No reason to doubt him, he would love to take my money now
My dealer's already had my money for it, as I paid for it when I paid for the bike. Does anyone know how long it will be until stock arrives? I'm also waiting for my dark screen, which is also on back order.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:14 AM   #6804
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Which pannier system do you choose for your new GS?
I'm considering on Holan, Touratech and also OEM, i'm a bit confused what I want.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:23 AM   #6805
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Has anyone ridden in rain yet and can you comment on the effectiveness of the handguards? They look a little narrow and I was wondering how well they work at deflecting wind and water.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:22 AM   #6806
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Has anyone ridden in rain yet and can you comment on the effectiveness of the handguards? They look a little narrow and I was wondering how well they work at deflecting wind and water.
Yes, they seem to work at least as well as the old model, they do seem to pick up more spray and grime from the road though.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:03 AM   #6807
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My dealer's already had my money for it, as I paid for it when I paid for the bike. Does anyone know how long it will be until stock arrives? I'm also waiting for my dark screen, which is also on back order.
I am calling in to my dealer tomorrow to sort out paperwork etc, collecting bike on Saturday I will enquire about Akrapovic delivery and report back
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:22 AM   #6808
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I ordered and paid for my Akra with the bike on the 5th March, just off the phone to the dealers and still no sign of it. I was hoping to have it installed when I have the bike serviced on Saturday, but not looking good, still the stock exhaust is growing on me a bit now.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:46 AM   #6809
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Which pannier system do you choose for your new GS?
I'm considering on Holan, Touratech and also OEM, i'm a bit confused what I want.
I ordered 38/31L Touratech in the anodized black finish.
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:09 AM   #6810
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Which pannier system do you choose for your new GS?
I'm considering on Holan, Touratech and also OEM, i'm a bit confused what I want.
Have you looked into Trax?
http://traxpanniers.co.za/trax-45liter-panniers/
Used very successfully in several RTW trips.
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