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Old 03-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #7006
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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, 03:27 PM   #7007
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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, 03:42 PM   #7008
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Where is the right place?

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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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Old 03-20-2013, 03:48 PM   #7009
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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.
The manual is confusing and as you say leads you to think it can't be done when clearly it can from your photo. When I get my bike on Saturday and am snowed in at home I will have a fiddle to get the same result as you
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #7010
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Laugh

Another GS TE coming my way soon. Should be able to pick it up next week, weather permitting - snow forecast. I too am confused over the led light. I read it that you should not have the daylight light on with the low beam for fear of dazzling other road users. All those years riding with the GSA with fogs on never hurt.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:03 PM   #7011
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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.
You guys think that could also be programmed / preset according to individual country laws?
In Germany for sure you can't drive a vehicle (car) with both DRL's and low-beams on at the same time, it's either or.
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:11 PM   #7012
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Some of the "anticipation" posts had me thinking of this video
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #7013
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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..............


This picture (video snapshot) from the Munich insured German GS sent to the US for the "Best Week of your Lifetime" event also shows both on at the same time.

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #7014
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I have seen four R1200GS WCs and they all had regular head lights. (55 watt bulbs).
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:28 PM   #7015
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Why are you guys obsessing over headlights? We've seen many pictures with both low beam and DRL illuminated, so unless it is prohibited in your country you will be able to do it. There is no law against it in the US.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #7016
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Why are you guys obsessing over headlights? We've seen many pictures with both low beam and DRL illuminated, so unless it is prohibited in your country you will be able to do it. There is no law against it in the US.
Just wait, next is the instrument panel, then the seat foam material, key, fuel filler cap, battery.........
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:07 PM   #7017
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Just wait, next is the instrument panel, then the seat foam material, key, fuel filler cap, battery.........
haha, but I share the same concern that I think you have....that we be able to use both low beam and DRL during the day if desired and I think that's the case.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:43 PM   #7018
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In Germany for sure you can't drive a vehicle (car) with both DRL's and low-beams on at the same time, it's either or.
you can drive with both.
As required by (European) law, as soon as the low beams are turned on the DRL's have to automatically be reduced in intensity by 30-50%.
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:54 PM   #7019
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I agree, but lack of head shake issues would impress me even more
what... you don't not want head shake/ movement?

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Old 03-21-2013, 12:00 AM   #7020
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more in this case is better

i will still want more lights for daytime... similar to motolights... ones ability to emit copious quantities of photons is closely related to longevity on the street.
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