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Old 06-07-2013, 04:12 PM   #9361
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I think speaking about fire is pushing it a bit but there was a local guy who was called away and left his idling on the stand. The heat melted the oil level viewing glass seal and it popped out - didn't take the bike long to seize after that
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Old 06-07-2013, 05:51 PM   #9362
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Quote from the manual:

Danger of overheating Cooling would be inadequate
if the engine were allowed to idle for a lengthy period
with the motorcycle at a standstill:
overheating would result. In extreme cases, the motorcycle
could catch fire.Do not allow the engine to idle
unnecessarily. After starting, ride
off immediately.

I'm going to carry this quote in case I get busted for running a red light.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:02 PM   #9363
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I'm going to carry this quote in case I get busted for running a red light.
Haha, that is gold.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:21 PM   #9364
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No, off course not.
Actually no modern motorcycle needs to be warmed.
Disagree...warm up is important, it's just that its best to not do it by idling, but rather by riding the bike gently until it is warmed up.
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Old 06-08-2013, 12:19 AM   #9365
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Disagree...warm up is important, it's just that its best to not do it by idling, but rather by riding the bike gently until it is warmed up.
True. I didn't say it clearly (thought it was the norm).

Anyway point is: Do NOT start the bike and let it run waiting for 1-2-3 (or whatever) bars show up in the temp bar. Start it, wear your gloves, go.
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:05 AM   #9366
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Just posted a video of the 'front end wobble'.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post21596475

How to get on a GS?

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Old 06-08-2013, 06:20 AM   #9367
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Well, I started this thread over 2 years and 1.4 million visits ago, and yesterday got my new GS LC.

I already knew from testing that I would be changing to a larger screen and pegs, and have purchased both from Wunderlich.
For some reason I am not allowed or smart enough to post pix here, but I have now installed the Wunderlich tall screen and a Holan Nomada Pro XL top-case. My pix are posted in another forum you care to see them:

http://www.bmwmotos.com/foro/modelos...-gs-lc-76.html
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:03 AM   #9368
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For some reason I am not allowed or smart enough to post pix here, but I have now installed the Wunderlich tall screen and a Holan Nomada Pro XL top-case. My pix are posted in another forum you care to see them:

http://www.bmwmotos.com/foro/modelos...-gs-lc-76.html
Good question. This site doesn't host pictures in the post, but just links to pictures?
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:26 AM   #9369
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Just posted a video of the 'front end wobble'.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...5#post21596475

How to get on a GS?

OK, am I missing something here? I was expecting to see something different in way of mounting a GS. Something different like this:

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:36 AM   #9370
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I'm getting a new GS!!

One long test ride was all it took. For years I've lusted after the R1200GS, but every time I rode one I was a little disappointed. Too big (I'm a little guy), suspension not right, too this, too that, etc.

But THIS time everything was perfect. I just couldn't resist. I'm soooo excited! Almost feel young again (I'm 65) And it's even gray, my favorite color!! Yippee!!

Just had to tell somebody...

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:01 AM   #9371
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video of that temperature cycle. dont know how to post inline youtube vids..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBnx...e_gdata_player

straight road, constant rpm (cruise control), no hills... and still, it keeps the temperature cycle.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #9372
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OK, am I missing something here? I was expecting to see something different in way of mounting a GS. Something different like this:
Nope, nothing special. There just were some questions since I get it of the sidestand or centerstand before getting on it.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:32 AM   #9373
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I just completed a 2500 mile trip on the GSW through parts of California, Nevada and Arizona. The bike now has about 4,000 miles on it. Anakee 3 tires.

External temps went from a low of 44 degrees to 114 degrees all in one day. Engine temps stayed mostly in the 180's but climbed to 201 on a long uphill with external temps of 108.

Windscreen worked really well with it down in twisties but up otherwise. Could ride with screen up and visor up quite comfortably -- reminded me of an RT on long highway sections.

Bike was strong throughout and no issues cropped up at all. Riding through Death Valley was toasty but the bike operated fine.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #9374
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valve cover bolt torque?

Hello....
Looking for a torque spec on the 3 valve cover bolts....
my left cylinder has a very slight leak (along the bottom). Thought I would try
to re-torque them down before I take back to the dealer.

Thanks,
Eric

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #9375
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A little driving vid from during the holliday. Moist roads an catching up with the group.

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