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Old 03-28-2013, 09:10 AM   #7591
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Lucky you
Don't forget the pics
Ok, update: my bike has arrived. Picking it up tomorrow morning.

Pictures??? Don't know yet. My camera is here (planned to take some pics), but my cases haven't arrived yet, so I might not be able to transport my camera. Worst case scenario I will have to use my phone.

Problem for the garage is planning the deliveries. it is non-stop.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:17 AM   #7592
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Ok, update: my bike has arrived. Picking it up tomorrow morning.

Pictures??? Don't know yet. My camera is here (planned to take some pics), but my cases haven't arrived yet, so I might not be able to transport my camera. Worst case scenario I will have to use my phone.

Problem for the garage is planning the deliveries. it is non-stop.
yihaaa!!! lucky you
weather is gonna be cold but dry http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/65239-Home.html

I'm happy for you.
Called my dealer and my bike should arrive tomorrow, but all the paperwork & licenseplate still have to be done, so hopefully next week for me...
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:20 AM   #7593
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Erm... yeah right.
I think CX500 actually is better.

Anybody care to translate properly the article? (and videos)
OK, now we need the R1200 GS LC TURBO!

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Old 03-28-2013, 09:31 AM   #7594
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WTF. Who IS this guy?
all this viedo needs are the guys from american chopper in the back ground.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:47 AM   #7595
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yihaaa!!! lucky you
weather is gonna be cold but dry http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/65239-Home.html

I'm happy for you.
Called my dealer and my bike should arrive tomorrow, but all the paperwork & licenseplate still have to be done, so hopefully next week for me...
MHZ or MIA will be your plate, depending upon the speed of request... I had my papers on Tuesday and the bike was probably delivered at the dealer on Wednesday.

BTW, it just started snowing here as we speak.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #7596
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Rox risers?

Hi all,
Has anyone here installed the 2" Rox risers on the new GS yet? If so, did you have to reroute the cables?

http://roxspeedfx.com/product/clear-...ing-risers.htm
2" Rise x 1 1/8" Stem Clamp x 1 1/8" Pivoting Handlebar Risers
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:20 AM   #7597
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My electric vest works fine running in through the canbus.
I knew someone was going to chime in with this...but you've seen many posts on here of people saying that theirs didn't, right? With a 5amp max, the most you can draw from that plug is about 60watts. Most heated gear will exceed that.

EJ_92606 screwed with this post 03-28-2013 at 03:04 PM
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:36 AM   #7598
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I knew someone was going to chime in with this...but you've seen many posts on here of people saying that theirs didn't, right?
Wasn't there a limitation to 5 Amps on the system before it shuts down? One vest might work but not the other.
CanBus is the network protocol exchanging data between the controllers. We use it as a synonym for everything bad, it's a BOSCH product and most vehicles use that protocol also to reduce wiring to a great extend. Ultimately it's a good thing I'd say.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:41 AM   #7599
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Wasn't there a limitation to 5 Amps on the system before it shuts down? One vest might work but not the other.
CanBus is the network protocol exchanging data between the controllers. We use it as a synonym for everything bad, it's a BOSCH product and most vehicles use that protocol also to reduce wiring to a great extend. Ultimately it's a good thing I'd say.
I agree...canbus gets blamed inappropriately...yes the system only allows a limited Amp draw from the power adapter and many people have run into issues using it. I assume the new GS has the same limitations but don't know for sure.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:47 AM   #7600
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I guess that you by "alarm fob" mean a key fob or remote. Am I right?Max :-)
Yup, I believe Rich was referring to the "key fob".
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:52 AM   #7601
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The new GS has the same 580W alternator as the K16GT has. That bike hase a 5 stage control for the heated grips controlled through the menu system and on the higher settings it's very warm, much warmer than the GS's.
The switchgear and grips are also identical, I think the grips can be improved with a simple software upgrade.The grips aren't actually powered all the time but are modulated by software and also take air temperature into account.
Since we are on the topic of heated grips being not warm on the LC GS. I may add, that on my 2004 R1200C, the left side heated grip is quite less warmer than my right side. Although my bikes heated grips have nothing to do with LC GS, but it does create a question as to how BMW routes supplied heat to them.

Has anyone noticed any difference in warmth between the left & right grips? Are they at the same level?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:57 AM   #7602
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The million kilometres must have been done in a nice sunny location.
Nope. On a treadmill
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #7603
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Already heard something on your delivery ? Over here it sadly stays quiet..
Bought mine in Antwerp too, mid of january and delivery stiil scheduled on time: end of april.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #7604
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Nope. On a treadmill
haha, the testers strapped the bikes to treadmills to run up the odometers while they went to the bar and drank Seems like they would have been better off giving a few bikes to ADVers and journalists and let them do the testing!
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:10 AM   #7605
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I dont like to question your comment. I guess that you by "alarm fob" mean a key fob or remote. Am I right? I have been told that it is not possible to remote control the new alarm system. My dealer told me that they have received updated information from BMW Motorrad just two days ago, that states that it is not possible to remote control the alarm. The user manual that comes with the alarm system does however have an illustration of a key fob on the front page.

What is right and wrong in all this?

Max :-)
I was told when I collected the bike that there would be an alarm remote, but they were waiting for confirmation from BMW. If your dealer heard that there won't be one two days ago, then go with that. It's a bit if a shame though, as I like to have both options.
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