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Old 07-14-2013, 08:28 AM   #9961
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Here in AZ I know that my dealers initial allotment of 4 bikes included one that was low suspension. That might suggest that the low suspension bikes are not too hard to get?
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:33 AM   #9962
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The obvious differences as I understand them will be:

- Less ground clearance.
- Less travel (less off-road ability).
- Slightly different geometry.
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #9963
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I am 5'3" tall. This is my 4th 1200gs. Standard height with costum low low seat. I love it, only have nicked a peg once cornering.

Thought, if you fill clutch reservoir before putting oil in engine, the oil between the plates (or brake in stuff) could add pressure to system.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #9964
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I am 5'3" tall. This is my 4th 1200gs. Standard height with costum low low seat. I love it, only have nicked a peg once cornering.

Thought, if you fill clutch reservoir before putting oil in engine, the oil between the plates (or brake in stuff) could add pressure to system.
Crilly;

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"Thought, if you fill clutch reservoir before putting oil in engine, the oil between the plates (or brake in stuff) could add pressure to system."

Could you explain this better ?

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Old 07-14-2013, 10:20 AM   #9965
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Good one, had not thought of that. On second thought, Is their a speed bleeder on the clutch?
Yes, at the back of the engine, slightly to the right of center. Its difficut to see and even harder to access.

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Old 07-14-2013, 10:42 AM   #9966
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Steelerider;

I certainly am not trying to demove you from switching to the GS, myself, I had a RT (2001) before switching to the GS. As I am on my 4th GS it shows that I don't least regret the move.

However, be aware that BMW will be launching very soon the RTLC and, if BMW keeps its tradition, with some 5 Hp more.

I think both bikes are great, eventhough the GS is the "GREATER" bike. Still, I find the RT more confortable specially for the pillion, or so my wife says. Also, that electrical windshield and sound system are great fun !

But, if you want to go off road, carve canyons, and have loads of fun there is definetely no better choice than the GSLC (imho).

Whichever way you turn, be happy !

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Andre,
Thanks. I thought about the new LC RT, but honestly, I want to get away from the whole RT deal. While its a great bike, I just feel like the fun factor is missing. The GS can do everything the RT can, but its not the other way around.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #9967
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Thanks. I thought about the new LC RT, but honestly, I want to get away from the whole RT deal. While its a great bike, I just feel like the fun factor is missing. The GS can do everything the RT can, but its not the other way around.
steelerider;

You certainly got that right !

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:19 AM   #9968
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I am 5'3" tall. This is my 4th 1200gs. Standard height with costum low low seat. I love it, only have nicked a peg once cornering.

Thought, if you fill clutch reservoir before putting oil in engine, the oil between the plates (or brake in stuff) could add pressure to system.
5'3" short you mean, tall starts at 6'7".
I wish I wasn't so tall, GSA XLT please! :-)
Still need to hear about tall modifications to screen, pegs, handlebars, seat...
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:37 PM   #9969
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That's great but some haven't been so lucky. Interesting thread on gearbox/clutch problems, just to mention one issue.



http://ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337687


To each his own but seeing how the 2014 has started production, if it were my money I would wait...
This is also a very poor analysis , comparing apples with oranges, anyone who thinks it is valid should not buy a GS as they don't have enough mechanical knowledge to be safe .
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:10 AM   #9970
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Any of you 2013 owners...

My right hand wrist and mostly fingers go to sleep very quickly and for a prolonged time... What worries me is that even after sleeping my fingers are still tingly hours after.

I'm still under 1k km/ 600miles
So I'm hoping I adjust to it...
I'm consciously not over tightening my grip and elbow bent but going through an hour of twisties yesterday was definitely bothering me.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:13 AM   #9971
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Any of you 2013 owners...

My right hand wrist and mostly fingers go to sleep very quickly and for a prolonged time... What worries me is that even after sleeping my fingers are still tingly hours after.

I'm still under 1k km/ 600miles
So I'm hoping I adjust to it...
I'm consciously not over tightening my grip and elbow bent but going through an hour of twisties yesterday was definitely bothering me.
You are likely leaning forward putting pressure on the nerve in your palm. This is a fairly common thing in the pedal bike world. Instead of focusing on how tight you're gripping, try focusing on holding your body up with your core muscles instead of holding yourself up with your arms. Further, a set of risers that put you in a slightly different position could help too, but even still you should really only be holding those handle bars to control inputs and not for holding on.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:49 AM   #9972
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Any of you 2013 owners...

My right hand wrist and mostly fingers go to sleep very quickly and for a prolonged time... What worries me is that even after sleeping my fingers are still tingly hours after.

I'm still under 1k km/ 600miles
So I'm hoping I adjust to it...
I'm consciously not over tightening my grip and elbow bent but going through an hour of twisties yesterday was definitely bothering me.
How tall are you Niko?

A set of raisers have helped me with my 2007, even though I am not tall (around 1.78).

Maybe you sit far back?
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:31 AM   #9973
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Any of you 2013 owners...

My right hand wrist and mostly fingers go to sleep very quickly and for a prolonged time... What worries me is that even after sleeping my fingers are still tingly hours after.

I'm still under 1k km/ 600miles
So I'm hoping I adjust to it...
I'm consciously not over tightening my grip and elbow bent but going through an hour of twisties yesterday was definitely bothering me.
I had the same problem for a long time on my Harley and thought it was the vibration from the bike.

Then an (even) older biker told me to tuck my elbows in toward my body, and straighten my wrists, then relax them. This should increase blood flow to your hands and fingers and stop the tingles.

Works for me.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:41 AM   #9974
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When should the 2014 hit the dealers? I never like buying the first production run and with the changes announced I think I'm glad that I held off.
What are u waiting for? The new version won't part the sea. It just a bike that you ride. Why do you think the new one will be better? If the adventure has more of what appeals to me I will just trade it in on the next one.

I got mine on April 2 now done 6500+ Kms. No probs. bike is great not sure what everyone is going on about. I love my bike it's awesome. Just wish I had more time to ride it.

Not sure what your waiting for, version 1 of the GS was a long long time ago. Nothing needs fixing on my bike it goes great & is in my opinion the best bike I have ever ridden.

I can only assume you think that next years models will be even better. My guess is you will either be disappointed because you have set the bar so high or you have just waited for 12 months for exactly the same bike packaged slightly differently.

Wake up & recognise a great product & jump in.
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Old 07-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #9975
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Picked up my new GSW on Saturday. My first GS. I've ridden only 170 miles but the front tire is super noisy. The bike came with Anakee IIIs which is a good looking tire. The noise is worse at about 70 mph. I'm not noticing any vibration to indicate problems. I'm coming off an RT with Pilot Road 2s. Is there a problem or is it just the nature of the more aggressive tread?
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