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Old 09-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #10876
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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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Old 09-29-2013, 06:47 PM   #10877
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Are there any Wee Strom to LC converts on here? I'm curious if anyone is noticing the heat on the right side of the LC as reported by some. I never noticed any heat coming off my Wee but my Super Tenere is throwing some serious heat off the left side.

I'm mulling over the LC and really don't feel like dealing with another bike blowing heat on my legs.

Before the S10 crowd descends on me and tears me limb-to-limb, I'm in Florida (flipping hot) and yes there's heat and yes it bothers me. I know it doesn't bother some of you. My bike, my call.

Dave...
I had taken a brief test ride at an open house this spring, and didn't notice heat. Yesterday, while my bike was being serviced, I took a 30 or 40 minute test ride on the new LC. It wasn't hot out - 83 degrees. I didn't notice any heat on the highway. Then I did several miles of stop and go on a city street, and definitely noticed heat on my shins, more so the right than left. And defintely more than my 2009. I would not say it was objectionable. Certainly not a deal breaker. Just noticable.

Love the power of that engine. Love the cruise control. Like the transmission. Like the idea of the LED headlight. Dislike the quicker steering. Just felt a little too quick to turn in. A little twitchy.

But that engine ! Sure feels like a lot more than a 20 HP improvement over my 09.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #10878
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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.
Take my word for it, new vehicles are rarely held up in Customs!

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:50 PM   #10879
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Take my word for it, new vehicles are rarely held up in Customs!

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That's what I'm saying, although my vehicle wasn't quite new, it was a Euro Delivery, so I had possession of it in Germany and Customs gives those a little more look than 'new vehicles' but even so, the many days it sat there 'in Customs' was not Customs' fault, it was on BMW.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:38 AM   #10880
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I had taken a brief test ride at an open house this spring, and didn't notice heat. Yesterday, while my bike was being serviced, I took a 30 or 40 minute test ride on the new LC. It wasn't hot out - 83 degrees. I didn't notice any heat on the highway. Then I did several miles of stop and go on a city street, and definitely noticed heat on my shins, more so the right than left. And defintely more than my 2009. I would not say it was objectionable. Certainly not a deal breaker. Just noticable.

Love the power of that engine. Love the cruise control. Like the transmission. Like the idea of the LED headlight. Dislike the quicker steering. Just felt a little too quick to turn in. A little twitchy.

But that engine ! Sure feels like a lot more than a 20 HP improvement over my 09.
After driving a Goldwing around for several years, I absolutely love the lighter, quicker steering, handling and engine. It's like the difference between a well-tuned sports car and a loaded dump truck. I was very happy to hear the steering damper doesn't change the feel much. YMMV.
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:46 AM   #10881
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Last government shutdown led to major customs delays- hope you guys don't suffer the same fate

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Old 10-01-2013, 07:24 AM   #10882
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Last government shutdown led to major customs delays- hope you guys don't suffer the same fate

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The officers will be working, but the administrative staff are considered Non-essential, so yes, there will be delays until the government get's its crap together.

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Old 10-01-2013, 10:45 AM   #10883
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Those with GPS have noticed this?
(preferably not from the States because your laws are different)
A friend noticed that when he has the GPS connected on the bike, his daylight lights do not switch on and off based on ambient light intensity, but stay on from 30 min. before sunrise to 30 min. after sunset (!)... Which is the law over here AFAIK.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:14 AM   #10884
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Those with GPS have noticed this?
(preferably not from the States because your laws are different)
A friend noticed that when he has the GPS connected on the bike, his daylight lights do not switch on and off based on ambient light intensity, but stay on from 30 min. before sunrise to 30 min. after sunset (!)... Which is the law over here AFAIK.
I've ridden a lot with the Nav IV and the lights still switch between DRL and headlamp automatically when going through tunnels or dark patches of road among the trees - I leave mine on auto mode all the time. In which country does your friend live?
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #10885
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Greece.
And only when he has his GPS on.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:50 AM   #10886
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Greece.
And only when he has his GPS on.
Strange - EU should be harmonised... My headlamps were definitely coming on in low light in the middle of the day with the GPS in place. However it has had a software update since then (at the first service last week) so I'll plug in the GPS tomorrow on my way to work and have another look for you. There is even a convenient dark tunnel under some rail tracks 500m from my front door.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:54 AM   #10887
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I'm with Duffs.

My Nav 4 is fine with auto lights etc, even post-software update at first service.

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Old 10-02-2013, 06:49 AM   #10888
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:37 PM   #10889
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1200GSW mode settings

Hey guys, just got a new water boxer here in the shop.
Man this thing shreds on my 1150, go figure!!!

It is a standard model and as such doesn't have any of the fancy fly by wire stuff.
So what riding mode on the adjustable bikes corresponds with what this one is permanently set too?
Does it still have some form of traction control?
I know you can disable the anti-lock brakes.
So far I like it!

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Old 10-03-2013, 05:03 AM   #10890
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