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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Anyone worried about tire selection for the new size tires?
You must have missed the 'swap' part. In addition, I thought his point was a good one. There are only a few panels, unlike a car...take em off and have em sprayed if you don't want to buy new. If a few hundred bucks is an issue, I think you shouldn't be looking at a $20k bike.
You don't have choice, water cooled can come in one of three diff tires all same size just diff manufacturer
I was using the cost of the parts off of a current model year as the basis for my statement. I would be amazed if they were dramatically different in price, I suppose we'll know the real answer soon. If one wants to change the color of their bike without sacrificing their panels and the resale value of their bike, swapping panels or buying oem painted ones is a cost effective way of doing so. Well, at least I think it is.
Coming from a K16 with a crappy selection of available tires this is the only thing that worries me. Oh well hopefully the manufacturers come out with something by March.
Yeap! good catch. The BMW rep at the Long Beach show this weekend also confirmed that the LEDs have been DOT approved.
Curious about that feature, is it still there?
They wouldn't be able to sell the bike otherwise. I've got five bikes in my garage of various vintages and every one has a DOT embossed on its headlight(s).
Of course they would....without the optional LED headlights. :huh Just the same as they sell bikes in the US without the LED turn signals that come on the same models in the rest of the world because they are not DOT approved.
all I can say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rNXP2ndT9M
I don't think it's a deal breaker if it doesn't have LED headlight or turn signals, just disappointing. We all know how fast paced and modern the US gov't is.
Yeah, especially DOT can make the Vatican seem modern, rushed, and precipitous ...
Good one ! I really like your sens of humour ! at first I thought you were serious ! Thanks , you made my day !!! oser
They were only that way on the 2010-2012 bikes anyhow. Most still added ROX Risers to get more up and back. IMHO Not a big deal.
Or you could have the panels covered in vinyl in a different color or pattern which you could always take off when you eventually sell the bike
They were on at least 08-09 as well. My 09 has them.
Very true and great suggestion. There is a shop locally that does this sort of thing on the most exotic of cars. They even 3M filmed my matte painted Multi and you could never tell it was covered. A big business in the making for sure.
Jim got a point, I'm still using Rox Risers...
Maybe this setup was a bit expensive so BMW went back to the standard also using 2 through bolts (more stable?)
than on the "rotate-clamps" before with only one bolt on each side screwing everything down if you know what I mean.