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Old 03-20-2013, 01:37 PM   #6991
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What's the name of your Ins. Company? You sure it's not the broker?

Also, what happens when BMW integrates this separate code plug into the bike, the what? You know they can control same functionality without installing/removing the plug through software. This way you won't loose the plug.
The insurance company is european based and called "IF". It is not a broker.

The point here is that you can turn off the ABS with memory function and some insurance companies require you to have the ABS function active ALL the time while riding. In almost all modern cars with ABS it is not possible for users to de-activate the ABS function.

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Old 03-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #6992
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Well I don't know. Hope the deal is great.
Else, I know when an insurance is giving me a hard time, I change it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:05 PM   #6993
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Spoke to DH in service. Told him I have nothing better to do. He said, they don't allow people to the back room anymore. They've had people in the past take pics, he's not sure, but believes camera men hinder the process. He said, unless you get okay from DD.

It's still in the crate. They'll un-crate close to the end of day or early in the morning.
They must have uncrated it in the last hour then..I just got an email from the dealership with a picture of the parts manager on it, albeit it with no front wheel or windshield installed yet...haha.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:10 PM   #6994
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My insurance company are fully aware of all the technical details of the whole range of BMW motorcycles. They specialize in BMW motorcycles and work together with BMW Motorrad in order to provide the best coverage and very competitive prices. I just want to know upfront how my insurance covers. I expect that the insurance will cover when using the coding plug. In worst case there will be a very small extra fee. I am currently paying a very small premium for a full off-road and worldwide coverage.

Some may just leave their insurance company in the dark but some day they may realize that they are not covered because the insurance company will be able to prove (they find the coding plug installed on the bike) that the user have disabled some of the safety features on the bike. It is you call.

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My policy says nothing about 'all safety features must be enabled or you are not covered'. I turn off traction control in my car sometimes...am I at risk for non-coverage?
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:19 PM   #6995
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I can't quite swallow that a 4mm reduction in diameter of the Telelever fork must cause difficulties, as surely they could simply increase wall thickness to maintain stiffness. But perhaps they wanted to avoid the weight penalty. IIRC from the launch material, they cut the diameter so that the fork could clear the radiators.
Actually, just increasing the thickness of the fork tube wall without increasing the fork tube diameter would not add very much to the fork tube's rigidity- only its weight, if I recall my applied mechanics course correctly.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:23 PM   #6996
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I saw one live at my local dealer today and the one thing that jumped out at me is the need for some protective covers for the radiators. Those things seem quite exposed to me.
Yep, had my Touratech ones fitted before I collected the bike
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:26 PM   #6997
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Another thing I noticed on the bike the other day (not sure if its been mentioned here before), but EVERY torx bolt on the bike has BMW stamped on it. These little things impress me!
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:44 PM   #6998
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Actually, just increasing the thickness of the fork tube wall without increasing the fork tube diameter would not add very much to the fork tube's rigidity- only its weight, if I recall my applied mechanics course correctly.
You do. The fork bending is much more affected by the diameter than the thickness as it is a function of the amount of material at a distance from the neutral axis.
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:49 PM   #6999
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You do. The fork bending is much more affected by the diameter than the thickness as it is a function of the amount of material at a distance from the neutral axis.
...and this picture clearly proofs that fact, tubes need to be over-sized.

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Old 03-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #7000
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Another thing I noticed on the bike the other day (not sure if its been mentioned here before), but EVERY torx bolt on the bike has BMW stamped on it. These little things impress me!
I agree, but lack of head shake issues would impress me even more
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Old 03-20-2013, 02:57 PM   #7001
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Yep, had my Touratech ones fitted before I collected the bike
Any special reason for choosing the radiator protectors from Touratech? Was it availability by your dealer or a technical benefit?

Touratech protector



Wunderlich protector



Anyone getting the protector from Wunderlich and why or why not?

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:09 PM   #7002
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Looks like the Wundelich would not block as much airflow.

And I've heard a drummer from some band placed an order for a new red watercooled GS.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #7003
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For those who were asking earlier about the DRL and headlight being on simultaneously, I've just read the section of the manual and there are so many combinations and options it's hard to get a definitive answer.
But anyway on my bike at least with my settings I can get both, I can't guarantee what will happen with other bikes in other markets it's anyones guess.

Behold, let there be light..............

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Old 03-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #7004
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For those who were asking earlier about the DRL and headlight being on simultaneously, I've just read the section of the manual and there are so many combinations and options it's hard to get a definitive answer.
But anyway on my bike at least with my settings I can get both, I can't guarantee what will happen with other bikes in other markets it's anyones guess.

Behold, let there be light..............

Thanks for taking the time to post that mrjon as I was a little confused with what was written in the riders manual. I was a disappointed when I thought I could NOT achieve what you clearly show here - makes so much more sense
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #7005
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Any special reason for choosing the radiator protectors from Touratech? Was it availability by your dealer or a technical benefit?

Touratech protecto
Anyone getting the protector from Wunderlich and why or why not?

Max :-)
my touratech protectors are awaiting my bike.
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