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Old 08-10-2013, 04:00 AM   #10321
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Sooo we buy a big $$$$ BMW and we need to learn to ride around a design flaw.
Does that really make sense?

Whenever I get the urge for a new LC I come to this thread, read a few post and the desire is gone. Thanks for all the help guys.

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A pleasure. Every forum needs a martyr, thanks for stepping up! :-)

But seriously, as pointed out by others, you'd never buy anything if you went by the forums... As an example, my f800gs hasn't bent its suspension mount, the tank hasn't cracked, the rims haven't bent, the throttle isn't snatchy, the clutch hasn't failed at 5000 miles and it hasn't consumed a litre of oil every thousand miles. The only warranty work I've had was to replace a pannier lid cable, a £2 part.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:20 AM   #10322
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Sooo we buy a big $$$$ BMW and we need to learn to ride around a design flaw.
Does that really make sense?

Whenever I get the urge for a new LC I come to this thread, read a few post and the desire is gone. Thanks for all the help guys.

Regards, Paul
I, for one, could not be happier with my new WC. It is, by far, the most exciting bike I have ever owned. Is it perfect? Probably not. So far I have had only very minor problems and my dealer has been right on top of them. I questioned buying it in the first year but after I got it and rode it 30 miles, the doubts never entered my mind again. I keep thinking how unfortunate it would have been to wait a year or two and deprived myself of the pure enjoyment I get from this motorcycle. I guess you might say I am a glass half full kinda guy and this glass has been overflowing.
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:22 AM   #10323
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I know I will get a lot of flak for this but wait for the KTM1190 to arrive state side.....I got an 1190r and the only BMW WC's I have seen have been in my mirrors... its much faster, really silky smooth gearbox , a clutch with real smooth feel , no surging at all ...sorry I better not go on I am going to get pasted ....!!
Whenever I get the urge to go orange, I just go the Crush forums and read a few posts...
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Old 08-10-2013, 04:46 AM   #10324
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I, for one, could not be happier with my new WC. It is, by far, the most exciting bike I have ever owned. Is it perfect? Probably not. So far I have had only very minor problems and my dealer has been right on top of them. I questioned buying it in the first year but after I got it and rode it 30 miles, the doubts never entered my mind again. I keep thinking how unfortunate it would have been to wait a year or two and deprived myself of the pure enjoyment I get from this motorcycle. I guess you might say I am a glass half full kinda guy and this glass has been overflowing.
It is indeed a great bike. I think, from a purely visual standpoint, it is very well designed. It just looks like fun. It's beautifull in an ugly way. One of my favorite things is the "fangs" they put on the beak! I'm glad I bought my 2013.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:05 AM   #10325
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:06 AM   #10326
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Whenever I get the urge to go orange, I just go the Crush forums and read a few posts...
Yes, me to. Came very close to buying a 990 SMT as a day ride toy. That, along with a 690 Duke still keep me awake at nights.....
Nearest dealer is a few hours away and I no longer havea bike trailer.

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Old 08-10-2013, 09:10 AM   #10327
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People buying a GS for cruise control......Jebus
Come on, leave me alone will ya.

With a Yamaha S10 in the garage I gotta find a reason to consider the LC GS. That S10 is one hell of a fine ride but I've had it for almost two years now, for me that's a looooooooong time to own a bike.

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Old 08-10-2013, 09:16 AM   #10328
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People buying a GS for cruise control......Jebus
Not only for the cruise control, but what a bonus it is finally to have properly integrated and accurate cruise control on a GS!
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:28 AM   #10329
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People buying a GS for cruise control......Jebus
Wasn't sure whether I wanted it or not but after having it I would never buy another bike without it. It is so easy to use, works so well I use it every time I ride the bike. Without a doubt one of the best features of the LC.
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Old 08-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #10330
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I, for one, could not be happier with my new WC. It is, by far, the most exciting bike I have ever owned. Is it perfect? Probably not. So far I have had only very minor problems and my dealer has been right on top of them. I questioned buying it in the first year but after I got it and rode it 30 miles, the doubts never entered my mind again. I keep thinking how unfortunate it would have been to wait a year or two and deprived myself of the pure enjoyment I get from this motorcycle. I guess you might say I am a glass half full kinda guy and this glass has been overflowing.
My thoughts exactly. I've owned a number of bikes in the last 10+ years since I resumed riding and the GS LC is by far the best bike I've had. The LC is a hoot and a blast to ride!
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #10331
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Wasn't sure whether I wanted it or not but after having it I would never buy another bike without it. It is so easy to use, works so well I use it every time I ride the bike. Without a doubt one of the best features of the LC.
Couldn't agree more !!

I use the CC in town often to "help" keep the speed out of the "danger danger" category

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Old 08-10-2013, 12:57 PM   #10332
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Indeed they do. 1st boxer was a '96 RT, currently ride a R12R and a few other Marques. I did a test ride on a LC GS and was delighted. The question is.... Do I keep my Yamaha Super Tenere or move to a LC GS. All of my riding in on road but the Adv. style bike appeals to me because of it's design, comfort, and lack of body work. If I move to th LC GS it will have the low suspenion option...... Sorta like an oversized roadster.

I'm not a fan boy for any particular brand, I buy what works best for me and the Yamaha S10 works well. It Sits a little higher then I'd like and the cruise control on the LC GS is very nice. Decisions, decisions, decisions???
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You sound like you are psyching yourself up to buy a Harley
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #10333
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i, for one, could not be happier with my new wc. It is, by far, the most exciting bike i have ever owned. Is it perfect? Probably not. So far i have had only very minor problems and my dealer has been right on top of them. I questioned buying it in the first year but after i got it and rode it 30 miles, the doubts never entered my mind again. I keep thinking how unfortunate it would have been to wait a year or two and deprived myself of the pure enjoyment i get from this motorcycle. I guess you might say i am a glass half full kinda guy and this glass has been overflowing.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #10334
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Couldn't agree more !!

I use the CC in town often to "help" keep the speed out of the "danger danger" category

Dave
Agreed, on my F800GS I can ride by feel and keep to roughly the speed limit but on the R1200GS it hides the speed far too well.
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Old 08-10-2013, 02:33 PM   #10335
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You sound like you are psyching yourself up to buy a Harley
I've owned several between 1990 and 2005. Many cross country trips and several trips to Sturgis, the only issue I ever had was a failed rear brake switch. Pulled into a dealer in Iowa city and they had me back on the road in 40 minutes and they charged my a total of $35.00.

I suspect the outcome would have different had I been on my RT.
loved every mile on the H-D's, just lost interest in riding feet forward and never warmed up to the culture. They wear bovine leather, you guys wear the whale fore skins.

My '04 Road Glide had a bit of motor and head work done by an independent shop. They were king of the dyno hp shoot outs, Cycle Rama in St Pete, Fl.. With their MILD street build it made 112hp and 118ft/lb on several dynos. Frame was aligned and suspenion built....
It was a runner, oh yes it was, kinda like putting lip stick on a pig.... I mean hog!

Sorry for the high jack but I just had a H-D rush.

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