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Old 10-20-2011, 12:12 PM   #691
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DasMatti: We all know that you know much more than you can legally admit, you must have tons of
"spy shots" on your little cell phone :-)
I don't think he would be allowed to have a camera phone on premisses.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #692
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[QUOTE=JimVonBaden;17118370]
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yeah, there will be new controls. Very similar to the 1600gt, or 1000rr controls.
The very comfy turnsignal-buttons will be gone
A tribute to stupid motorcycle-magazin-writers....[/QUOTE]



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Another good reason to buy a GS now!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #693
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Another good reason to buy a GS now!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:35 PM   #694
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Look here .... I need both hands free to move limbs out of the way while bushwacking .... and coasting slows me down. Give me CC.
you bushwack to get to a StarBucks?
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:56 PM   #695
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you bushwack to get to a StarBucks?

Sure, whatever it takes to get there. Even went to one via Burr Trail out your way... took a while to find one though...



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Old 10-20-2011, 02:39 PM   #696
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Sure, whatever it takes to get there. Even went to one via Burr Trail out your way... took a while to find one though...



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Old 10-20-2011, 02:44 PM   #697
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yeah, there will be new controls. Very similar to the 1600gt, or 1000rr controls.
The very comfy turnsignal-buttons will be gone
A tribute to stupid motorcycle-magazin-writers....
I know many people really like the long standing BMW arrangement for turn signals. It does work well, provided you only ride a BMW, and are acclimated to it. However, if you own, or ride, several different brands of bike - you realize that it IS the oddball.

Every time I hear someone proclaim that it is the more logical arrangement, I have to wonder.

How many of YFF have converted your car or truck over to a similar set-up ?

Just how do you even manage having BOTH the left and right signal controls in one place - and on the left side, as well.







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Old 10-20-2011, 03:01 PM   #698
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I know many people really like the long standing BMW arrangement for turn signals. It does work well, provided you only ride a BMW, and are acclimated to it.

However, if you own, or ride, several different brands of bike - you realize that it IS the oddball.
I own 4 bikes, regularly ride 5 different bikes and only one is a BMW with "oddball" switches.
And I like those switches BY FAR the best of them all.

To the point that I've bought two sets of BMW switch clusters that I'm hoping to put onto any future BMW of mine if they ever make the mistake of going cheep on those switches

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:06 PM   #699
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The current turn signals are like Harley Davidson, so they must be good.

The new stuff is like Jap Crap, must be bad.

I am sure I can adapt.

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:31 PM   #700
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:35 PM   #701
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I own 4 bikes, regularly ride 5 different bikes and only one is a BMW with "oddball" switches.
And I like those switches BY FAR the best of them all.

To the point that I've bought two sets of BMW switch clusters that I'm hoping to put onto any future BMW of mine if they ever make the mistake of going cheep on those switches

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The switch on my S1000RR was horrible. I had to significantly move my hand on the grip to enable my thumb to activate it. Piss poor IMHO!!!!!
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:07 PM   #702
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I didn't read all 650 posts in the thread, so maybe this was already asked and answered, but:

Why switch the shaft and exhaust sides to the way the rest of the world does it? Just cause they are tired of being different?

Has anyone seen any spy shots of where the radiator will go? I'm curious whether it will be similarly protected like the oil cooler or if the bigger size will require a more vulnerable location.
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:03 PM   #703
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I don't think he would be allowed to have a camera phone on premisses.
I know, I'm only jealous
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:54 PM   #704
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I didn't read all 650 posts in the thread, so maybe this was already asked and answered, but:

Why switch the shaft and exhaust sides to the way the rest of the world does it? Just cause they are tired of being different?

Has anyone seen any spy shots of where the radiator will go? I'm curious whether it will be similarly protected like the oil cooler or if the bigger size will require a more vulnerable location.


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Old 10-21-2011, 01:30 AM   #705
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I didn't read all 650 posts in the thread, so maybe this was already asked and answered, but:

Why switch the shaft and exhaust sides to the way the rest of the world does it? Just cause they are tired of being different?

Has anyone seen any spy shots of where the radiator will go? I'm curious whether it will be similarly protected like the oil cooler or if the bigger size will require a more vulnerable location.
In the excellent Spanish BMW forum where I am an inmate, there has been a sighting from an inmate who was able to speak with German test engineers who had two new water cooled GSs in Southern Spain. They did not allow him to take pictures (although he took one from far away with his phone camera which is posted). Among the things the inmate reported is that the radiator goes on one side, like on the S10 . The other relevant thing is that they mentioned 120 horsepower. Here's the link of the thread, for those of you fluent Spanish speakers.

http://www.bmwmotos.com/cgi-bin/yabb...m=1319116677/0
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