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Old 03-27-2013, 01:57 PM   #7531
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Afaik F1 cars?
You will find VIN stickers on major body panels of BMW automobiles. I think there are eight in total. Never seen one on my BMW bikes.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:21 PM   #7532
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I find them much better than the lollipops. I even fitted these to my triple black last year, and they made a HUGE difference.
Thats it...I am installing them on my 2012!!!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:27 PM   #7533
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Yes, still this can apply the other way around: That guy couldn't possibly judge the quality of the bike either, based on your statement.
True. But at least he had some examples he complained about. I found nothing that I would complain about quality wise but have to admit I didn't really search. A lot of the cheesy bits are only found when you start wrenching on a bike and things fall apart by just looking at them. The 2009 F800GS I had was such a bike.

I think BMW does a decent job with regard to quality on the R series bikes.

On the topic of round vs. new style mirrors: I found that the round ones introduce a bit of buffeting, never had that feeling with the differently shaped ones.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:44 PM   #7534
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Thats it...I am installing them on my 2012!!!
Here's a picture.......

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #7535
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Suggested oil: Castrol Power 1 Racing SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2

How many oil-threads will arise from the word "suggested" here?

How often is the "suggested" interval?
Still 10.000 km?

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Old 03-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #7536
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Here's a picture.......

Rich, does your license plate double as a dinner tray?
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:58 PM   #7537
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[QUOTE=RichBMW;21048104]Here's a picture.......:

And another



Much much better than the Mickey Mouse ears
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:21 PM   #7538
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Rich, does your license plate double as a dinner tray?
It should do Our licence plates are HUGE
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #7539
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Here's a picture.......
VERY nice bike (except the huge screen - not for me).

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How many oil-threads will arise from the word "suggested" here?

How often is the "suggested" interval?
Still 10.000 km?

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You bet.
As for the interval didn't find mention in the manual...

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It should do Our licence plates are HUGE
In Greece the license plates are a very nice size size for bikes (and rectangular). But for more than a year, some government smarta** thought of introducing some HUGE plates (I mean 30-40% larger than the ones in the photo!!!) because of "visibility". Of course so big plates where even dangerous (because imagine even mopeds had them, sticking out from the sides - remember filtering is ok here) and that size was suggesting what... that authorities are blind?
Anyway this stopped quite fast (about a year or 1.5)... BUT the unlucky ones that got the monster plates, if they wanted to replace them, they needed to pay 60 euros...

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:30 PM   #7540
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I like this forum.
I have something new or maybe not, probably not. How about these heated grips? The Germans think they are not getting that hot anymore (burning hot as in the past), true/false?
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #7541
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I like this forum.
I have something new or maybe not, probably not. How about these heated grips? The Germans think they are not getting that hot anymore (burning hot as in the past), true/false?
Cooler than those on a 1150RT I used to have and the K12GT.
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #7542
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I like this forum.
I have something new or maybe not, probably not. How about these heated grips? The Germans think they are not getting that hot anymore (burning hot as in the past), true/false?
High heat not needed....global warming ya know
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #7543
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Cooler than those on a 1150RT I used to have and the K12GT.
The test bike I rode they were noticeably less hot than on my 2012. And I have grip buddies on the 12' too.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:13 PM   #7544
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Heated grip definitely not as warm as on previous BMW models,similar heat output to the S1000RR and not warm enough for UK winters.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:42 PM   #7545
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Heated grip definitely not as warm as on previous BMW models,similar heat output to the S1000RR and not warm enough for UK winters.
This seems to be one of the things that is a "universal" report on the bike so far.
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