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Old 03-26-2013, 08:33 PM   #7471
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Having had my bike for a few days now, I have noticed the following -

The DRL is very bright when it is the only active light.
When the dipped beam is on the DRL is also on BUT at reduced brightness.
I think the lower brightness DRL takes the place of what used to be the sidelight/parking light which you can see when you turn the key but don't start the engine.

Have a play and see if your observations are the same?
The Explorer has dual H7 low beams and this is OK but the BMW needs to dim the DRL in combination with H7, strange.


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Old 03-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #7472
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Now that this former oil cooler space lies dormant in North America (No standard DRL) what could Touratech mount here?
Radar sensor for automatic distance control in combination with cruise control?

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #7473
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Now that this former oil cooler space lies dormant in North America (No standard DRL) what could Touratech mount here?
Radar sensor for automatic distance control in combination with cruise control?
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You put your own DRL.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:07 PM   #7474
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Now that this former oil cooler space lies dormant in North America (No standard DRL) what could Touratech mount here?
Radar sensor for automatic distance control in combination with cruise control?

I vote for air horn, remote radar detector and laser jammer, oh and add a steering damper back there on mine as well
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:14 PM   #7475
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You put your own DRL.
That's a great idea, you simply pop it in where it belongs and wire it up in parallel with the small park light bulb in case of H7 .
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #7476
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That's a great idea, you simply pop it in where it belongs and wire it up in parallel with the small park light bulb in case of H7 .
Ya it is....or you could throw a set of Clearwater lights in that space as well.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #7477
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Read on a German GS forum that the new anti theft system does not come with a remote control anymore. You activate it via the on-board computer. I find that hard to believe because the remote on the old model was useful.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:14 PM   #7478
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The Explorer has dual H7 low beams and this is OK but the BMW needs to dim the DRL in combination with H7, strange.
Dual H4. And it has a 950w alternator, although I don't think this has anything to do with it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #7479
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I tried the bike today in the showroom (just sit on).
Nice bike.
It was told that the new R1200GS was thinner than the previous GS.

Do you confirm my feeling that it's still larger (between the legs) than our HP2s

Thank you
perhaps you missed my question
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:09 AM   #7480
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What's American Ponderosa name doing in UK? We had Ponderosa Steak hose in Canada and USA, now I believe there are non-existence here.

Paul, you should be able to ride on the snow, like police do in Netherlands, the ride with spikes on their tires.
Spikes on my tyres, what an excellent idea. If I lived somewhere really cold I would give it serious thought. However, I can guarantee if I fit them now, the sun will be out and the snow will disappear. For the sake of all other riders out over Easter that would be one cool gesture, but no maybe not

Not sure how the snowbound Ponderosa near Llangollen got its name but there is another ponderosa near Dolgellau which is a cafe, bar and has accommodation. It is a shrine to John Wayne and has all the memorabilia



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Old 03-27-2013, 12:32 AM   #7481
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[QUOTE=tallguy-09;21042960]The Explorer has dual H7 low beams and this is OK but the BMW needs to dim the DRL in combination with H7, strange.

Sorry tallguy, I was referring to the full LED headlight and DRL setup. Not sure how the standard lights behave
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:36 AM   #7482
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Read on a German GS forum that the new anti theft system does not come with a remote control anymore. You activate it via the on-board computer. I find that hard to believe because the remote on the old model was useful.
That's correct. The key fob is an extra, as you program the alarm activation delay on the computer.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:57 AM   #7483
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But does the alarm automatically switch off when the key is inserted ?
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:16 AM   #7484
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But does the alarm automatically switch off when the key is inserted ?
yep
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:39 AM   #7485
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Ahh the technology nowadays That's nice. Trying to push tiny remote button on the weestrom in gloves and by mistake hitting the other one and turning on the siren instead is driving me mad. This will be a really pleasant change.
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