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Old 04-21-2013, 10:51 PM   #8611
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Thing is that the two "One World" bikes that did the five tours, as far as I heard had NO major (or actually even minor) issue.
They said, they worked on it each night... no major issues, only daily maintenance and some minor repair. The bike hit the ground quite often...
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:44 AM   #8612
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They said, they worked on it each night... no major issues, only daily maintenance and some minor repair. The bike hit the ground quite often...
Exactly.

And even if I don't believe BMW, I believe Shawn (who was there for the US leg). He said that the bike didn't even have a flat tire while they did the US leg (then again the US leg was the "softest").
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:52 AM   #8613
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Exactly.

And even if I don't believe BMW, I believe Shawn (who was there for the US leg). He said that the bike didn't even have a flat tire while they did the US leg (then again the US leg was the "softest").
Those BMW tires are really good!
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:24 AM   #8614
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Did some light offroading on mine. It was allright, although knobbly tires seem to work much better than my Metzlers on sand and loose dirt.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:29 AM   #8615
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Those BMW tires are really good!

Humor attempt with a taste of irony I guess.
Might find the joke better when I am in a better mood.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:08 AM   #8616
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Schisi;

Thanks for the info ( and to marchyman as well ).

Would you mind telling where you purchased them ? My net search showed prices that are more than double what you mentioned...

Thanks,

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Old 04-22-2013, 09:22 AM   #8617
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Schisi;

Thanks for the info ( and to marchyman as well ).

Would you mind telling where you purchased them ? My net search showed prices that are more than double what you mentioned...

Thanks,

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I've ordered these from a BMW main dealer today, total cost is just under 45, and they are in stock in Germany.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:34 AM   #8618
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Do they actually help in anything?
Because K50 already has a rear tire protector (between tire and suspension), that was an expensive extra in K25 (and made a HUGE difference when installed - good that now it is standard).
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:53 AM   #8619
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Some of the early issues have surfaced but most of the bikes haven't even reached customers yet. Early adopters haven't even received their bikes yet in the US. Give it until the end of summer and by then folks will start thinking about a 2014 summer trip on the new LC.

I've got a 2,500 mile trip planned in June along the west coast, but the trip dates are set and I still don't have my LC. Might get ugly...
Picked mine up three weeks ago; took it in on Saturday @ 850 miles for thh initial service. I'm planning a 2+ week cross country run from Philly to the Pacific and back, starting Memorial Day weekend. TT bags arrived last week. Still waiting for other farkles to arrive (engine guard and aux lights from BMW).

So far a sweet bike; very smooth, light feeling. Very responsive throttle; it wanted to get away from me when I took the demo ride. But after a few miles I'm used to it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:09 AM   #8620
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Torx sizes?

I was standing in the garage admiring the LC last night :-) and starting to plan for the set of tools that I need to take with me on the big trip. Whereas my previous beemers (specifically, an 1150RT) had a mixture of allen and torx, this one is all torx -- I couldn't find a bolt that isn't. That's good -- fewer tools to carry. But, in the case of breakdown I need to have them all with me, as finding an odd size torx in the middle of nowhere may be difficult. I think that I've got all the standard sizes (T15, T20, T25... up to T50) but I have no idea what size is required to remove the rear wheel. Anyone know what size this is? (And I'm sure that I'll have to special order this; Sears and other local hardware stores only have up to T50 in stock.)
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:11 AM   #8621
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Picked mine up three weeks ago; took it in on Saturday @ 850 miles for thh initial service. I'm planning a 2+ week cross country run from Philly to the Pacific and back, starting Memorial Day weekend. TT bags arrived last week. Still waiting for other farkles to arrive (engine guard and aux lights from BMW).

So far a sweet bike; very smooth, light feeling. Very responsive throttle; it wanted to get away from me when I took the demo ride. But after a few miles I'm used to it.
Congrats on the new ride.

Doing a cross country trip on this bike doesn't really concern me. I even plan to do a west coast trip about the same time. But the original comment was if there was any concerns about doing an Alaska trip or a more extreme trip on this new version. My answer to that is 'Yes'. I think it would be best to wait at least 6-9 months to be out in the field with those of us doing some serious beta testing. Just my opinion.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #8622
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Congrats on the new ride.

Doing a cross country trip on this bike doesn't really concern me. I even plan to do a west coast trip about the same time. But the original comment was if there was any concerns about doing an Alaska trip or a more extreme trip on this new version. My answer to that is 'Yes'. I think it would be best to wait at least 6-9 months to be out in the field with those of us doing some serious beta testing. Just my opinion.
Agreed. I wouldn't attempt a Prudhoe Bay run right away; I'm thinking that will be 2014 or 2015. This summer is US coast to coast, never far from civilization. (Though you're always a ways away from a BMW dealer :-)
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #8623
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Schisi;

Thanks for the info ( and to marchyman as well ).

Would you mind telling where you purchased them ? My net search showed prices that are more than double what you mentioned...

Thanks,

Andre
It's something similar like realoem.com, but in Germany: http://www.leebmann24.de/

But even if they ship to Brazil, it will prpbaly costs more than double compared to what I've paid
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:39 AM   #8624
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Do they actually help in anything?
I can't tell you yet... what I can tell you is that the splash protection without it is far less good than on the previous model (where it was already bad).
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:44 AM   #8625
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I was standing in the garage admiring the LC last night :-) and starting to plan for the set of tools that I need to take with me on the big trip. Whereas my previous beemers (specifically, an 1150RT) had a mixture of allen and torx, this one is all torx -- I couldn't find a bolt that isn't. That's good -- fewer tools to carry. But, in the case of breakdown I need to have them all with me, as finding an odd size torx in the middle of nowhere may be difficult. I think that I've got all the standard sizes (T15, T20, T25... up to T50) but I have no idea what size is required to remove the rear wheel. Anyone know what size this is? (And I'm sure that I'll have to special order this; Sears and other local hardware stores only have up to T50 in stock.)
How about the oil drain plug?
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