The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    And you know, when I got my 2011 Husky TE310, the whole manual came on a PDF on a Husky USB stick. Pretty neat. I wonder if they did that with the new GS LC.
  2. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    +2 :evil
  3. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    Climbing the wall maybe :lol3
  4. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Oh, I see, you can now switch on the lo-beams manually? On my Canadian spec 2010 the lo-beam light is on all the time. Is there a difference between US-EUR when it comes to the lights/DRL?
  5. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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    In Europe it's mandatory by law that the DRL are to be dimmed, or automatically turned of as soon as the 'normal' evening/night lights are turned on.
    However on motorcycles you have to drive with the 'normal' lights all of the time. So riding with the DRL-only on your bike can get you in trouble with the law :deal
  6. schisi

    schisi Adventurer

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    Daylight is not low-beam. Daylight is an optional component... you can then configure the bike to switch automatically between daylight and low-beam depending on the light situation (same as in cars).
  7. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Nope, I'm sitting here:lol3
  8. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    This will of course depend on each country's laws. The bike is setup to run DRL only or DRL with low beam, as we have all seen pictures which show that. In the U.S. there is no mandatory headlight law for motorcycles, but rather an industry agreement that all bikes will be sold with low beams on all the time. Now that we have DRLs I think that agreement has changed.
  9. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Is this 100% sure?
    Because when vehicles here started having mandatory headlights, everybody said it came from the States and it was law there already.
    (and actually indeed vehicles that happened to be US-spec imported DID have day-lights BEFORE European)
  10. avalher

    avalher Life is Good.

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    Show and Tell, I second that motion!
  11. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Not a law, just an industry agreement, but the result is the same as everyone in the industry complied.
  12. avalher

    avalher Life is Good.

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    schisi, is the owners manual in digital format or printed?
  13. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I'm a bit slow.
    So you can ride the GS (USA spec.) with only the U-shaped DRL ON or would the LED lo-beams come on automatically as well as soon as the engine is running?

    EUR-spec:

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  14. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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    Don't know about the US laws.


    http://www.caradvice.com.au/103267/daytime-running-lights-on-cars-become-mandatory-in-europe/

    Mandatory in the European Union for new vehicles, but each country can decide whether they make it a "top priority" in their traffic laws.
    In Belgium for instance, you won't get fined if you drive (cars) without any lights DRL or normal lights during day time.

    In Italy otoh, you always have to drive with DRL or other on the highways and autobahn.
  15. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Did he ever go home to sleep from the dealership yesterday? :huh
  16. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    Not that I have a new GS to show off but Long Beach BMW (Californina) did. The other day they hosted the kick off of BMW's One World Tour featuring 2 riders and their brand new GS's that will be riding around the world.

    LBBMW put on a great event with an open bar and Famous Dave's BBQ. :clap

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    even got a free t-shirt, the guys at Long Beach BMW are a class act.

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  17. jerryj

    jerryj Lets Ride

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    I was looking for specific functions on the Basic Computer such as' miles to empty' ect.

    Thanks for the replys
  18. GB

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    :nono It's copyrighted, so it can't be posted here, but BMW usually has it online somewhere, you just have to find it. BMW Canada sometimes post the owner's manual in PDF online.. BMW Denmark does too with a choice of languages.
  19. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    In Canada, riding a motorcycle, you have to have the lights on prior to the 80s, while cars didn't. However in the mid 90s cars became mandatory to have DRL.

    Now that we have DRLs on the motorcycle along with low (dip) & high beam, it would be interesting to know how it pans out. We would only find out from US LC owners.
  20. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    ...for a suitable definition of "have to".

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