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Old 09-26-2013, 02:56 AM   #10861
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Actually this is exactly where I'm going to find my fix.

Like I said some folks don't notice it.
So it' a replacement you seek?

Why blame the S10 for your BMW lust? It's OK to be a bike whore.

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Old 09-26-2013, 06:34 AM   #10862
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So it' a replacement you seek?

Why blame the S10 for your BMW lust? It's OK to be a bike whore.

Regards, Paul
It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so desire. I always thought I'd end up on a GS someday but not for a few more years. I don't want to belittle the S10 because thousands of folks love that bike and don't have any issues with it. I guess I'm just more sensitive to the heat than most.

I'll know more after my demo ride in Pensacola on Saturday.

Don't whores typically make money?

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Old 09-26-2013, 07:29 AM   #10863
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It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so desire. I always thought I'd end up on a GS someday but not for a few more years. I don't want to belittle the S10 because thousands of folks love that bike and don't have any issues with it. I guess I'm just more sensitive to the heat than most.

I'll know more after my demo ride in Pensacola on Saturday.

Don't whores typically make money?

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To whore: " a person considered as having compromised principles for personal gain"

I hope the demo goes well and is gentle on your over sensitive parts.

While your testing take a spin on the F800GT, it brings a whole new meaning to
"hot boiled peanuts".

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Old 09-26-2013, 09:06 AM   #10864
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It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so desire. I always thought I'd end up on a GS someday but not for a few more years. I don't want to belittle the S10 because thousands of folks love that bike and don't have any issues with it. I guess I'm just more sensitive to the heat than most.

I'll know more after my demo ride in Pensacola on Saturday.

Don't whores typically make money?

Dave...
After having a summer-long demo ride on the SIL's GSW, I have figured out that, despite being of advancing age, it is the one bike for me and I just pulled the trigger on a 2014 with all the goodies an hour ago. Two-wheeled road sofas and other bikes are now officially a thing of my (long time riding) past. May your demo ride go as well; however, it took me a number of days and rides to figure this out.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #10865
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After having a summer-long demo ride on the SIL's GSW, I have figured out that, despite being of advancing age, it is the one bike for me and I just pulled the trigger on a 2014 with all the goodies an hour ago. Two-wheeled road sofas and other bikes are now officially a thing of my (long time riding) past. May your demo ride go as well; however, it took me a number of days and rides to figure this out.
You've done the right thing
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:11 AM   #10866
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You've done the right thing
With better brakes, better suspension, better handling, better acceleration, better speed, better cruise control, better nav, better MPG, greater versatility and just plain more fun (than my previous ride); I'd say you are correct.
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Old 09-26-2013, 02:28 PM   #10867
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I fully agree with that. (had the F8GS too)
Yep same here my F800gs ran way hotter than my LC. Done 10k+ so far no issues.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:24 AM   #10868
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After having a summer-long demo ride on the SIL's GSW, I have figured out that, despite being of advancing age, it is the one bike for me and I just pulled the trigger on a 2014 with all the goodies an hour ago. Two-wheeled road sofas and other bikes are now officially a thing of my (long time riding) past. May your demo ride go as well; however, it took me a number of days and rides to figure this out.
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Old 09-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #10869
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Thanks I found them actually on the ztechnik website exactly the same as the PIAA ones but cheaper. http://www.mototoys.com.au/component....html?Itemid=0
Mounted the lights direct to the bracket. I removed the post & screw holding it then drilled out the hole so the original BMW mounting screw fitted then just spaced it with 1 washer was the exact size for the original mount. Is more solid than the original mount & still swivels for adjustment.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:40 PM   #10870
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With better brakes, better suspension, better handling, better acceleration, better speed, better cruise control, better nav, better MPG, greater versatility and just plain more fun (than my previous ride); I'd say you are correct.
Yessir, a great choice! Mine is somewhere in NJ and it will be here in two weeks. Can't wait
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:40 PM   #10871
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Yessir, a great choice! Mine is somewhere in NJ and it will be here in two weeks. Can't wait
Well then, congratulations on your great choice. Hope you post pics when it comes in as it will help those of us who just ordered. As a reminder to both of us of the great things to come, here's a pic from a ride today on the borrowed (from SIL) 2013.



It is a wonderous thing that an old fart like me can have so much fun on a bike like this after all those years on cruisers and road sofas.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:50 PM   #10872
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Apparently NJ is the holding pen for incoming 2014 GSW's. I hope they open the gate soon... I watched mine cross the pond in a cargo ship named MSC-Monterey on my computer screen for what seemed like eons. Docked in Boston and offloaded on the 16th. Now, she is in a warehouse in NJ. Agony...
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:09 PM   #10873
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Apparently NJ is the holding pen for incoming 2014 GSW's. I hope they open the gate soon... I watched mine cross the pond in a cargo ship named MSC-Monterey on my computer screen for what seemed like eons. Docked in Boston and offloaded on the 16th. Now, she is in a warehouse in NJ. Agony...
Mine was on the same boat. As of last Friday it's still somewhere in Customs. Amazing that it takes less time to cross the Atlantic on a cargo ship than it does to get thru customs.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #10874
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...and mine is outside in the garage

Hi all, after getting the 2014 F800GS Adventure early this summer, another new machine wasn't (really) in the cards...but then again, I don't play cards. So a fully loaded GSW was brought home yesterday after turning in the '12 Rallye - an eye catcher in its own right, but just not turning my crank like the new one does. Darn, gonna have to do more riding to keep them both well exercised! Now have two machines undergoing farkling...more allowance please!

Pictures to follow as the builds go.

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Old 09-29-2013, 07:27 PM   #10875
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Mine was on the same boat. As of last Friday it's still somewhere in Customs. Amazing that it takes less time to cross the Atlantic on a cargo ship than it does to get thru customs.
Don't believe it. BMW blamed Customs for hold up of my car. I picked up the phone and contacted Customs and they said it was cleared the day after they received it and was sitting there waiting for BMW to come pick it up. So, "in Customs" doesn't necessarily mean it's Customs fault. In fact, the customer service I received when calling them was fantastic, something that BMW could learn from.
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