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Old 06-27-2013, 04:19 PM   #9721
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As a fellow heffer of similar weight I can confirm that the LC with ESA is just perfectly comfortable in SOFT or NORMAL and very capable of high speed cornering in HARD.

I also carry about 20-30Kg of luggage each day.
PS fellas like us on two wheeled vehicles are referred to as Clydesdales. ;)
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #9722
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In the US, we do not have the LED DRL with the halogen lights...yes I know there are plenty of pictures of the horshoe DRL only on as it clearly works that way on non US bikes....but the US bikes are different according to the manual and a friend of mine, but not according to iride4u, so that is the confusion. Again, US bikes with LED headlight is what I am asking about.
I suspect the pictures you're seeing with the ring light only are bikes that aren't running.

For my US bike:

Key on/engine off: Ring Light on high
30 seconds later, ring light dims

Engine on, low beam comes on, ring light dims

I can turn on the low and high beam with the engine off by hitting the high beam switch.

There is no switch to turn off the low beam with the engine on (speaking US version here).
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:01 PM   #9723
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I suspect the pictures you're seeing with the ring light only are bikes that aren't running.
If you suggest that the bike we saw last weekend going about 50mph in the other direction with just the "ring light" (U shaped LED) wasn't running - then, sure.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #9724
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If you suggest that the bike we saw last weekend going about 50mph in the other direction with just the "ring light" (U shaped LED) wasn't running - then, sure.
All I'm saying is, when my engine is running my low or high beam is on. I cannot speak to what any other person may have, hence, the key word "suspect" versus "confirm".

How sad is my life when I'm discussing whether headlights are on, on the internet.

I'm going to watch it rain now.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:54 PM   #9725
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How sad is my life when I'm discussing whether headlights are on, on the internet.

I'm going to watch it rain now.
Yes! Can we end the headlight minutia discussion? Perhaps it should go live in its own thread so all that are concerned about this can go convene amongst themselves.

Back in the day, nobody gave a rat's ass how many lights came on when the bike was running because when the bike was running, they rode it. It was good enough that they could get it started.

Wheew, rant is over, now back to the regularly scheduled whine-fest.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:57 PM   #9726
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It's a vexing mystery

Sounds like perhaps BMW has made a mid-year change in the way the lights function...that's the only explanation that makes sense to me.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #9727
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I suspect the pictures you're seeing with the ring light only are bikes that aren't running.

For my US bike:

Key on/engine off: Ring Light on high
30 seconds later, ring light dims

Engine on, low beam comes on, ring light dims

I can turn on the low and high beam with the engine off by hitting the high beam switch.

There is no switch to turn off the low beam with the engine on (speaking US version here).
Same thing on my US bike....this is getting right up there with oil talk!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:06 PM   #9728
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It's a vexing mystery

Sounds like perhaps BMW has made a mid-year change in the way the lights function...that's the only explanation that makes sense to me.
Yep, mystery.
I hope both come on together after engine starts. On the moped more light is better, don't like to ride around with only the "horse- LED" on
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:04 AM   #9729
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:31 AM   #9730
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I am glad you guys all enjoying your new water cooled GS 's I watch some videos recorded by GS riders and this is from ktm rider;)

Enjoy


215 km wheelies



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ld5QeWLC28k
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:06 AM   #9731
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I am glad you guys all enjoying your new water cooled GS 's I watch some videos recorded by GS riders and this is from ktm rider;)

Enjoy


215 km wheelies



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ld5QeWLC28k
My wheelie control on my LC GS is really active. Without TC it will lift its front wheel really easy.
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:27 AM   #9732
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I am glad you guys all enjoying your new water cooled GS 's I watch some videos recorded by GS riders and this is from ktm rider;)

Enjoy


215 km wheelies



http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ld5QeWLC28k
Let's see. The 1190 is faster than the new GS and that dude can wheelie. That about it?



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Old 06-28-2013, 03:31 PM   #9733
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Speaking in a purely hypothetical manner, if one wanted to see how the new sporkhead wheelies, what are the settings that allow it?
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:53 PM   #9734
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I would guess ASC off and dynamic mode...
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:34 PM   #9735
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I am sure the bmw GS LC is a very capable bike and surely can reach 220 km /h as I actually ridden it, but the 1190 ktm is more of near a range of a multisrada on road. I wish bmw put a steering damper just incase . I think bmw comfort levels are amazing and the wind protection is perfect.
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