The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    You still get that quick deceleration though. I find it's smoothest to match the throttle with the rpm and give the front brake lever a very light tap. The cruise disengages seamlessly.
  2. At adventure

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    I just got back from a 1100km weekend two up on the new LC -

    Heaps less buffeting two up than on my 2010 OC GS. I think the flow through screen does this.

    The two up suspension setting is very high. Probably comparable to the old big mountain setting. I need to be careful I am on level ground before my cheese and kisses dismounts. Very nice riding height though, especially on the dirt.

    My wife thought the pillion seat was much more comfortable than the OC. I think the same of the riders seat.

    Rode a fair few dirt road fire trails. The engine mapping and suspension adjustments on Enduro are perfect. The wider tyres feel more sure footed than the OC.

    Fuel economy is about the same as the old bike (5.4l per 100km) but i probably rode a bit harder so I am happy with that. Still to put the panniers on (which arrived the day I left) so this might have an impact.

    I had the dealer check out the front wheel vibration (Tourance) before leaving. He thought it was within normal tolerance but could notice it above 80km. He has had a few other clients with a similar complaint about the perrelli scorpions (on the OC) and said it may iron out after about 5000km. I will see! Vibe still there but really only noticeable on smooth roads in a straight line.

    Great bike and I had lots positive comments from the riders of the seven other OC GS riders I rode with. Just clocked over 3000km.
  3. PeterGSA

    PeterGSA NSW Adv Rider

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    'I had the dealer check out the front wheel vibration (Tourance) before leaving. He thought it was within normal tolerance but could notice it above 80km. He has had a few other clients with a similar complaint about the perrelli scorpions (on the OC) and said it may iron out after about 5000km. I will see! Vibe still there but really only noticeable on smooth roads in a straight line.'

    Interesting to see this. I went on a 600km ride today and noticed the same thing, I thought it was just me, so glad to see your comment.
    Did you get your bike in NSW?
    I'd like to speak to the dealer if so.
  4. At adventure

    At adventure AB

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    Yes Procycles Hornsby. The vibration only started after about 1500km. They (Anthony) said they would ask BMW to replace the tyre if I was not happy but are concerned that I might experience the same problem with a new tyre. I am trying not to be anal so will see how it goes after about 5k.
  5. At adventure

    At adventure AB

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    I noticed you have sold a Multistrata for a LC. How do they compare? Cheers AB
  6. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Are their any balance weights on the front wheel?
  7. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    I am also a Multi Strada owner surfing between the LC and the new KTM. Was very surprised how well the LC performed compared to the old BM motor, used to have an RT as well up untill a few months back. Now I'm thinking of trading the Multi on one of these bikes but just can't seem to make up my mind. Hoping the right choice will sort of come to me. Have owned BM's for ages but like to try different bikes for the experience.
  8. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Edit: Misread what he asked. :D
  9. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Back on ignore. :fpalm
  10. SGswish

    SGswish n00b

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    I too, sold my multi for the new LC. Before the multi, i had two 1200GSes and the new LC motor is buttery smooth. A great improvement over the old GS. I like that the multi for it's brash, punch character but in my opinion it was a little unrefined. surgy motor and lower seating position mean that it wasnt as comfortable for me. The new seat adjustment features on the new LC is fantastic and i aint complaining about the differences in power since the LC has plenty to keep me happy, even though i just got off a multi.

  11. The Last Cowboy

    The Last Cowboy Gettin' by

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    FNG here...1st post on this great site.
    Anyway, Yesterday I rode my DL100 down to the local dealer. I hopped on a new 2013 WC and was thoroughly impressed.

    A friend has a 2011 GSA, so I was expecting a same, but different feel to the motor. Uhh, no! The throttle response and clutch are wayyy different and better on the WC in my opinion.

    I was so impressed that I pulled the trigger on one of the 7 they have in stock. I've been looking for a replacement for the Vstrom for awhile anyway. The only thing I may miss on that bike is the simplicity.

    I'm 5'9, 32" inseam. This bike feels like it was made for me.

    I have one question for those in the know. The bike I selected does not have the LED headlight. There is another one in stock, same equipment, except it has the LED lighting and a stainless exhaust (vs chrome on the other). $800 seams like a lot for a light.

    Any thoughts, comments or suggestions?

    Great site, I lurked a lot when I had the Strom.
  12. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    If it is one of the standard packages it also include the tire pressure monitor. As for worth... that's up to you. I don't ride enough in the dark to care. When I do get stuck riding at night I slow down. Changing a bulb once a year doesn't upset me all that much, either. On the other hand I've already ordered a light bar so I can mount my fog lights for daylight conspicuity.

    What's important to you?
  13. The Last Cowboy

    The Last Cowboy Gettin' by

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    I just want to see the road at night very well. I ride home in the dark quite often. The deer here are numerous, but small. An impact, even a small one, will ruin your ride though.

    The lights on my Vstrom are among the best I've ever had. I would like to have at least that same degree of output from the Halogen unit on the GS. If the LED is light years ahead, it would be worth the bump to me. If not, I'll just get some axillary driving lights.

    TPMS matters not to me.
  14. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Go for the LED.
    1) People verified it is way better.

    2) It's not just the light. One has an extras package that the other doesn't.

    3) LED is becoming something like the trademark of the new LC GS. I see people in a few months (non GS people) to say "ah this is not the new one, the new one has the LED".

    4) No LED WILL (I will sign for this) affect resale value. If you care.

    On the other hand. LED is an "unknown" right now. We don't know the real longevity of it (supposedly it's huge).
  15. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Rode with a couple friends, one with the new LED and the other with the old school halogen. The LED is light years ahead. Throws off a brilliant white beam both wide and far. You'll have no regrets if you buy it.
  16. paco fernandez

    paco fernandez Mexico

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    I have it with LED and is a great upgrade, old halogen wasn't enough. At Mexico nobody wants the halogen version, dealers are having problems to sell those bike that they already have in stock, them discount 1,200 usd from the tag price.


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  17. The Last Cowboy

    The Last Cowboy Gettin' by

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    Thanks for the replies and input. Lots of good info here from people with real world experience.

    Once again, great site!
  18. Desert John

    Desert John Desert John

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    I wouldn't own it without the LEDs. Plain and simple, I am seen and I can see.
  19. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    Anyone know what the turn signal cancel wire color code is on the GSW? My assumption would be it is the same BLSW as on the previous bike but I'm not positive.
  20. At adventure

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    Yes but I was told it was unlikely to be a balance issue. Not sure I agree with that because the weights must be trying to correct some issue? Maybe I should go to a tyre specialist.