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Old 03-30-2013, 12:06 AM   #7711
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:15 AM   #7712
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Picked mine up today! so far the best surprise is the look of concern I get waving to other bikes with my throttle hand while the cruise is engaged.
sometimes its the little things for a doof like this guy
During my first ride yesterday it was quite clear which other GS drivers recognized the new gs.

Big problem at the moment: I need to take it easy, the bike is still new and it is confidence inspiring.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:43 AM   #7713
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For owners in the UK, a software update for the bike and the enduro pro plug should now be available at your dealers, had mine done yesterday.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:03 AM   #7714
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where is the catalytic converter located... before muffler or in it?
Like always, right after the two tubes merge.
To remove the c.c. you need a full system if that is what you ask.
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Old 03-30-2013, 02:12 AM   #7715
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I've been lurking for a while, now I have a question finally :-)

Please bear with my lack of experience with motorcycles - I've actually never owned one, but have completed a rider training course.

I've read the whole thread but don't think I've seen any detail on the following:

Does the ESA compensate at all for rider weight - I know there are front and rear sensors that detect suspension travel (and more?), I would think the computer might automatically compensate for additional weight on the bike causing more suspension travel and stiffen things up?

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Dynamic ESA does not automatically compensate for additional weight as see on some cars trucks with for example air suspension. However, using the dynamic ESA you can manually (at stand still) select between three pre-load settings. The bound and re-bound of the damper can be manipulated by selecting between up to three settings (soft, normal, hard) AND five different modes (rain, normal, dynamic, endure, endure pro). This gives a wide selection of dampening profiles which are all dynamically adjusted by the use of sensors on both the front and rear dampers that measures the positioning and speed of movement. There is also a lean-sensor on the bike that provide input to the suspension ECU.

In other words the dampening is automatically adjusted according to the selected dampening profile but the pre-load is not dynamic and just set in one of three settings (bike height).

You could argue that the dynamic ESA does automatically compensate for weight since it reacts on the position of the dampers. However, only dampening and NOT pre-load.

Max :-)

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:15 AM   #7716
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For owners in the UK, a software update for the bike and the enduro pro plug should now be available at your dealers, had mine done yesterday.
Over here my dealer gives the offroad plug at the first service. Just as the full power. So the owners would run it in properly. But enduro pro will never be used by me.
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:18 AM   #7717
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crash guards

I'm seeing some BMW crash guards on the new bikes but none of the aftermarket yet. How are you fellas liking the BMW guards, and how much were they? I'm considering TT and HB. Anything else starting to pop up?
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Old 03-30-2013, 04:21 AM   #7718
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has anyone been able to compare the LED vs Halogen headlights, my K1200R lighting is poor at best but wifes F800R is excelent, but both use the same bulbs H7,
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:11 AM   #7719
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So, I picked mine up around noon and and had a 4 hour drive...........
Is that the low profile seat I see in the photos?
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:21 AM   #7720
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Is that the low profile seat I see in the photos?
Indeed, low seat in low position. The low seat is quite hard.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:22 AM   #7721
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I'm seeing some BMW crash guards on the new bikes but none of the aftermarket yet. How are you fellas liking the BMW guards, and how much were they? I'm considering TT and HB. Anything else starting to pop up?
Probable delivery date on the TT crashguards is mid April. No words yet on the extra TT lights.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:37 AM   #7722
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Handguards

Comparing the last two pictures (post 144 @ 146) in the "Show Us" thread I can see me changing out the handguards.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:04 AM   #7723
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Like always, right after the two tubes merge.
To remove the c.c. you need a full system if that is what you ask.
THX, that is what I figured. BMW have sure come a long way, getting away from those huge cat/con boxes of old.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:22 AM   #7724
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Now this is interesting (to some)...

I like that. Not too "farty".
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #7725
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I like that. Not too "farty".
+1 and the price is substantially less insane than the BMW/Akra.
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