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Old 03-20-2013, 03:10 PM   #6991
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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, 03:19 PM   #6992
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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, 03:23 PM   #6993
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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, 03:26 PM   #6994
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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, 03:44 PM   #6995
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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, 03:49 PM   #6996
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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, 03:53 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!
I agree, but lack of head shake issues would impress me even more
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:57 PM   #6998
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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, 04:09 PM   #6999
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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, 04:11 PM   #7000
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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, 04:18 PM   #7001
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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, 04:22 PM   #7002
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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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Old 03-20-2013, 04:26 PM   #7003
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...and this picture clearly proofs that fact, tubes need to be over-sized.

WTF.... why are you posting photos of my wife on the internet

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Old 03-20-2013, 04:27 PM   #7004
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If I'm reading the manual right Paul I don't think I should be able to do that, but clearly I can. There's a setting in the setup menu called DLIGHT to set the DRL to on,according to the manual.
I think I've selected this to ON, which I thought was referring to the automatic function, but I'm now thinking ON is to turn the driving light on permanently so it stays on regardless of what other light are on.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #7005
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Where is the right place?

Max :-)
Where you can check for the correct oil level without draining the contents into a graduated cup. Maybe BMW isn't sure what the correct oil level is yet.
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