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Old 09-13-2013, 12:20 PM   #10756
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or a '13 owner that has test-rode a '14 with exactly this test in mind.
Or the other way around. But I doubt you'll see much of a difference in normal riding.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:05 PM   #10757
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Still waiting on my 2014. I'm hoping it doesn't have those ugly white springs!
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #10758
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.....Or you could read the thread that covers this
Where.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #10759
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There is a guy with a 1600GT that took apart and fixed his switchgear. Since they are similar to those on the GSW, you may want to check that out:

http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-...h-failure.html

The procedure will undoubtedly void the warranty on the switchgear. If you are not in any kind of a rush, I would just have the dealer replace it under warranty.
Thanks for the information.
Getting to the dealer is a huge hassle so I will probably take a look first. I don't think taking it apart would void the warranty and I'm not sure how they would know anyway. Just a couple of torx screws.
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:41 PM   #10760
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It's a long ride

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Why faff about with it? Get it warrantied. Nokia obviously had a bad run with Rev 1 switches but the failing switches seem to have been resolved in later (Jul onwards) builds.
Because it's a long ride and a wasted day to take it to the dealer if it's something simple. That's why.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:26 PM   #10761
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Because it's a long ride and a wasted day to take it to the dealer if it's something simple. That's why.
Turned out to be an unplugged switch that took 10 minutes to fix.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #10762
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Turned out to be an unplugged switch that took 10 minutes to fix.
Great news! Glad it wasn't anything major.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:54 PM   #10763
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Turned out to be an unplugged switch that took 10 minutes to fix.
Hmm, any idea where the plug is?
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:19 PM   #10764
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over torqued torx is really hard to say fast, I kinda sorta suspect that not many of 'us' use torque wrenches-whats a good clicky go for these days?
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #10765
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About $80 for a decent one. I found one on Amazon for $40 that I'm happy with.

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Old 09-15-2013, 06:14 PM   #10766
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iphone 5 mount?

Anyone figure out how to mount an iPhone5 to the new GSW?
Looking for a nice clean install or mount that is close to the outlet on the right hand side of the dash. I know RAM has a bunch of stuff, what did you do?
Pics would be great!!
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Old 09-16-2013, 06:13 AM   #10767
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Because it's a long ride and a wasted day to take it to the dealer if it's something simple. That's why.
SO how far away from the dealer are you?

just curious....for me it will be approx 6 hours so I REALLY hope mine doesn't have too many issues.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:34 AM   #10768
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Anyone figure out how to mount an iPhone5 to the new GSW?
Looking for a nice clean install or mount that is close to the outlet on the right hand side of the dash. I know RAM has a bunch of stuff, what did you do?
Pics would be great!!
Don't do it unless it's in a big padded and waterproof bag. The vibration will kill your expensive phone if you mount it hard. Been there and done that I am afraid. Clear pouch in the top of a tank bag is perfect or you can buy padded bags with clear covers to go on the bars. Far from a clean install but your phone will live.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:32 AM   #10769
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i tried putting my iPhone in my tankbag's clear plastic map pouch this summer and cooked the phone in the desert heat. It recovered, but I kept it in my pocket after that (except at night).
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:55 AM   #10770
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i tried putting my iPhone in my tankbag's clear plastic map pouch this summer and cooked the phone in the desert heat. It recovered, but I kept it in my pocket after that (except at night).
Yes keeping it in your pocket is probably the best idea of the lot. I rarely consider heat damage living in Scotland, waterproof is more a priority lol.
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