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Old 03-27-2013, 07:51 AM   #7501
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I'm sure these 3 questions have been covered extensively but I can't find the answers anywhere in this thread and I've read like 90% of it's 500 pages so here goes:
1.) Are the alloy wheels tube or tubeless? I know this may be a stupid question to some but I would like to confirm that they are tubeless. (
2.) Are the turn signals self canceling? (I think I read that somewhere but I can't confirm it).
3.) Since the new GS has all the latest tech, all the latest electronics, why would they use the Garmin Zumo/BMW NavIV GPS? This Nav system is rather dated, isn't it? I'm sure the software has all been updated but its the only thing on this bike thats rather outdated by now, all the new cool stuff on this bike and my GPS will be old school.
I have this setup and can say that it's nice to be able to scroll through and operate the menus with the "I Drive" that's on the left grip. It has all of the features that you need for this kind of bike and it works well with my Scala G9.
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:55 AM   #7502
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i'm thinking ducati right now. demo,yes. order what you want,yes. price is 30% cheaper and looks just as good. delivered may 1-7 yes. what do you think? former fanboy
As much as I want my new GS, I definitely wouldn't take this kind of crap. I would write a letter to my BMW dealer, BMW import and BMW Germany, explaining that you ordered a new GS, but now have chosen for a Ducati, with all of its reasons..
As long as you (and others) put up with this, they'll keep going on and treat you like some unwanted minority
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:19 AM   #7503
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I won't discuss the quality issues you mention (I don't agree about BMW quality being bad - on the contrary).
Hmm. You won't be discussing it but then you do? It's one way of ignoring critics - tell them you won't discuss their statement, state your opinion as the one truth, be done with it.

At least that's what it feels like.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:33 AM   #7504
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The new anti-theft alarm does NOT come with a remote.

Is this any good. I think so. Auto activation is simple. Turn off ignition and take out key and walk away. Alarm is on. Insert key and turn on ignition. Alarm is off. Manually turn on and off alarm with two clicks in onboard computer.
Here in the UK, BMW will supply the alarm fob for 20.

I can see the benefits of auto activation, but as I only ride at weekends, I'm going to have to remember to turn off auto activation every Sunday night, as I don't want a flat battery the following weekend. Or can the alarm be left on for weeks if I don't ride, without flattening the battery?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:48 AM   #7505
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3. Good question. There should be a few options. If it were for me I would install a full fecking tablet on this (I mean come on... the cost IS comparable - esp. with Android ones). Actually I might. New Sony Xperia Z Tablet (hate Sony but anyway) is IP55/IP57 certified (dust and water proof)... hmmmmmm.... RAM Mount? RU there?


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Old 03-27-2013, 08:53 AM   #7506
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2014 1200GS LC

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:11 AM   #7507
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That won't get stolen
and the ability to surf online on the Internet will not put road safety at risk

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:15 AM   #7508
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and the ability to surf online on the Internet will not put road safety at risk

Max :-)
I was rather thinking of watching a movie in split screen and use the other half for the navigation...

Don't forget the touchpad instead of the multicontroller.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:27 AM   #7509
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Sorry for bringing this up again. It is regarding the TPM (Tire Pressure Monitor) system on the new 1200GS LC.

Anyone got info on this:

According to the users manual then the default pressure is 2.5 (front) and 2.9 (rear). When fitting knobby tires and riding off-road some may want a lot lower pressure.

1) Is it possible to change these default pressure settings for the TPM ?
2) If yes, then how is it done? User managed or only by the dealer?

Any comments and/or links are welcome.

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Old 03-27-2013, 09:46 AM   #7510
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2014 1200GS LC

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needs a big stereo and air bags and queen seat and wet bar... lets think big here
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:24 AM   #7511
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How are you new owners satisfied with the new F700 style mirror coverage, Iv'e read that some say it's limited compared to the round ones?
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #7512
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Here in the UK, BMW will supply the alarm fob for 20.

I can see the benefits of auto activation, but as I only ride at weekends, I'm going to have to remember to turn off auto activation every Sunday night, as I don't want a flat battery the following weekend. Or can the alarm be left on for weeks if I don't ride, without flattening the battery?
I'd think so, at least that's what I do. I'm activating the alarm when parking the motorcycle in the garage. If it's for a week then I plug in my trickle charger.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #7513
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How are you new owners satisfied with the new F700 style mirror coverage, Iv'e read that some say it's limited compared to the round ones?
Based on my test ride, I like them much better....a wider field of view and they vibrate much less. I think they also look more updated. However, I think the mounts are interchangeable so you could swap with someone that has a camhead I'm sure, if you don't like them.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #7514
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Hmm. You won't be discussing it but then you do? It's one way of ignoring critics - tell them you won't discuss their statement, state your opinion as the one truth, be done with it.

At least that's what it feels like.
I won't discuss means I won't go on to discuss about them (countering points or whatever). How is this difficult to understand?
Then a single phrase to state my opinion, is far from saying this is the One Truth. Don't put words in my mouth. I never even posed as an expert, so you are knocking the wrong door. It is my truth as his opinion is his truth and surely your opinion is your truth.

What I wonder though is why you needed to act as his lawyer.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:36 AM   #7515
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That won't get stolen
Yeah at least not for 30 secs.
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