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Old 07-05-2013, 03:09 PM   #9796
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-the steering is too light at high speeds. Also, in high-speed sweepers I could not throw the bike from upright to full lean with the same confidence as my ducati because it takes such a precise and delicate touch to avoid any wobbles as you pitch it over.
Does that mean if you were to rate your Ducati in area's where the GS excels in you would deem it "bad" because it didn't do things as well as your GS?
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Old 07-05-2013, 05:33 PM   #9797
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Forget the locktite comment above, looked at it again in daylight and there is another 2 mm allen set screw going up; its marked with red paint on the bottom of the assembly. You don't even have to remove the clutch lever to adjust it, just loosen the set screw first from below and then turn the threaded plunger rod out to bring the clutch engagement closer to the bar, then tighten the set screw and you're done.

I'm thinking about starting a separate thread on GS tire prices; I'm still in sticker shock after initial shopping at swmoto. I'm used to paying about $250 or less per set on the Ducati, so $175 for just the front seems like highway robbery.
I have always found BMW levers are too far out for my liking. These are better than previous models, but for some reason BMW feel it essential to have long pulls to work clutch and brakes . I don't think my habds are small , long pull on the clutch makes it harder for faster changes , that is if you want to use the clutch.

Muxt admit though the bike improves greatly with miles, the gearbox seems to be getting better in the lower three gears and I just seem to feel more and more confident all round .
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:36 PM   #9798
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #9799
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:23 AM   #9800
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The units come in from BMW without maps. I was quoted $1044.00 for the unit and $300.00 for the Aust maps. You then have to download them.
As I've said elsewhere, go the Garmin 660, $579.00 from GPSOZ. I have no connection to GPSOZ BTW.
I've had both.

The Garmin on my 2010 GS & The Nav 4 on my 2013 and I swapped them to see if there was any differences.

The Nav 4 is a little more responsive but the ring-thing does get bumped from time to time, no big deal & easy to correct.

Only reason I went with the Nav 4 was that I really wanted all the stock stuff when I got it & I had the coin.

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Old 07-06-2013, 03:40 AM   #9801
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I've had both.

The Garmin on my 2010 GS & The Nav 4 on my 2013 and I swapped them to see if there was any differences.

The Nav 4 is a little more responsive but the ring-thing does get bumped from time to time, no big deal & easy to correct.

Only reason I went with the Nav 4 was that I really wanted all the stock stuff when I got it & I had the coin.

Cheers,

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Wondering if the Nav IV operating system can turn a garmin 660 into a Nav IV. Must be some smart hackers here that have worked this out by now?

Them you could just buy the software and use a Garmin 66o ?
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:53 AM   #9802
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Wondering if the Nav IV operating system can turn a garmin 660 into a Nav IV. Must be some smart hackers here that have worked this out by now?

Them you could just buy the software and use a Garmin 66o ?
Not possible at this time. If you look around there are a couple of Nav IVs available for $525.oo in the different forums.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:54 PM   #9803
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The LED is definitely better than the previous GS halogen. At day time it has great presence and at night around town it casts a wider beam and the high beam is as much as you need in a built up area. I don't feel the need for aux lights around town (as I did with the previous GS) Or to give greater road presence. The issue is the high beam out the back of BF! It is at least as good as the previous GS halogen but I feel I want more so I will be adding some flood lights. I don't want to pay for the BMW ones and I don't want cheap Chinese ones so I am looking for Goldilocks?
I like the LED's on the new GS (when they are on with the lo-beams at the same time). Just saw the DRL picture of the new KTM in German Motorrad, compared to the conventional F800GS halogen, not sure which light gives better visibility during daylight. Color difference and light output area.


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Old 07-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #9804
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Enduro Pro Plug

Has any body gotten their Enduro Pro plug? Jerry
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:25 PM   #9805
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Has any body gotten their Enduro Pro plug? Jerry
Mine was in the bike when I got it last month.
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Old 07-06-2013, 04:31 PM   #9806
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Has any body gotten their Enduro Pro plug? Jerry
It is supplied with the bike. Look in the bottom of the riders seat near the front.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:31 PM   #9807
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mjne didnt come with the bike,ask my dealer today and he said there wasnt any in the US and didnt know when they would arrive.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:24 PM   #9808
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mjne didnt come with the bike,ask my dealer today and he said there wasnt any in the US and didnt know when they would arrive.
Unless you got your bike very, very early, it should have been with the bike, in a slot in the front seat pan.

Mine was delivered with it a over two months ago, as are all others.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:48 PM   #9809
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #9810
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A friend mounted the Clearwater Darlas on the stock GS (2013 LC) mounting brackets and is quite happy with them.
I have a pair of Clearwater Darlas that I'd like to install on my GS LC but can't find a decent bracket. What do you mean by your friend using the "stock GS mounting brackets"?
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