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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
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No,there are no removable baffles,that I can see, but not looked too close.
Took my baby for it's first service today. No signs of oil usage at the 1000 mile marker.
First service at 1030 miles on the clock. And I am the first client at my garage going for the 1st service.
Done a ride with the BMW club and saw 2 other LC GS'es. And loads of other BMWs on the first good day this year.
Any idea where I can get some fitting instructions for the Akro?
I suspect they should have given to you WITH the Akra...
I had the dealer fit them to a shop bike to see them on. They are still biggish in my opinion but I love the way they mount with no bars to be added just slip into the slots in the frame & lock into place with built in pannier locking mechanism.
Can't get mine done till may not enough mechanics to handle demand. Pissed off will need to stop riding it soon.
I'll have one at the end of this month and I'm willing to make a video with you, you just have to come down to Atlanta!
Do it yourself. Ain't that hard.
It was a fun tour. I really enjoyed following it and meeting up with them in New Zealand. I too hope that hi res pictures and more video of the trips together plus some "making of" will be released. We have however still got the "Tour Highlights" section to come.
Yes was pretty cool way to introduce the bike...I thought the U.S. portion was poorly done though...we got to see very little of the bikes and natural scenery but rather schlocky tourist stuff (Elvis wedding chapel and riding around a cowboy western town tourist trap) and then a game of football. :huh
Rode the demo at my dealer today for about 35 miles. Wow. All I can say is BMW got this one right. So much so that I am probably going to trade my K1600GT for one.
Bought a Powerlett Socket today and plan to install this weekend. Got wiring routing work to do but should be OK, tight but that is good!!
When connecting to the battery the ground post is accessible the hot side is not but there is a hot (red) positive cable wired beside the battery on the frame for boosting etc. is this what they connected to on yours ??
as long as people will be able to start the engine!:eek1
I pulled the cover off and checked. They wired directly to the battery on both the negative post and the positive post (so they must have pulled the battery out to get at the positive post).
I installed this same socket on mine. Same place but just a little further back on that side piece since there was a little more room behind the panel. I just wired directly to the terminals and it's working as, well, it should.
The only PITA was dealing with a) the big styrofoam block in the battery compartment and b) the little rubber nipple grabs that keep the battery cover in place. I can see some time in the future dropping the battery to the bottom and putting a spacer on top to keep it from rattling. Easier to deal with wired fuses, easier to access top of battery and a bonus of a lower cog. Not sure what to do about the rubber nipple connectors....yet.
Just for s---s and giggles, we weighed my Dad's LC today. This was done on an analog bathroom scale, one wheel at a time, with the bike perfectly balanced on it. Front was 258, rear 255. Bike was full minus 78 miles at 45 MPG (US), so I figure 10lb more fuel could be added (1 2/3 gallons at 6lb/gal). Total curb weight is thus 523lb (give or take due to bathroom-scale accuracy).
This is a "Premium" trim level bike, cast wheels, ESA, heated grips, both seats + stock rear rack in place, and the OEM Nav IV mount (but without the Nav IV on it). No farkles added/removed. No bags.
My '11 TB with ESA, Touratech Nav IV setup, BMW crash bar (lower only), and laced wheels weighs 540 full of gas.
I think that crash bar is about 6 lb...so it seems to me for ESA bikes...the LC is lighter. My old bike, (a fully loaded non-ESA '08) was 512lb.
That "525lb" number they quote seems to be for an ESA bike...unless the ESA just doesn't weigh any more than the stock suspension. Bear in mind the LC does not have a front preload adjustment motor for its ESA, which I'm guessing are relatively heavy.
The hardest part of the whole deal was getting two GS' into the bathroom.
Nope no time to do it myself.
All good called dealer to check on options that should be in & he got my service move to early next week & add all the new bits. :)
Note well the BMW LED headlight protector. Apparently 2 hours work for a BMW mechanic + engine bars & rad guards etc.