The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I've got a 30" inseam (just in case you have a different measuring system there, that'd be the length of the Levis that would fit).

    When I took the LC GS for a test ride I had the seat in the low position, normal suspension. I'm so used to only being able to put just one foot on the ground while stopped after owning an 11GS, a Dakar and a Super Tenere that it comes as second nature now. :lol3 But offroad it definitely helps to even be able to get both balls of your feet down. Don't ask me how I know. :eek1
  2. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    What's your method for getting on the bike? Do you leave it on the centerstand. Btw I have a 30 inch inseam and can only plant my toes on the high seat setting I prefer.
  3. twinrider

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    Leave it on the side stand, stand on the left footpeg and swing your leg over the seat dirt bike style.

    Watch this vid from 2:29

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  4. At adventure

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    Yes spoke wheels but no problem at low speeds. I only feel a slight shake from 80km when riding in a straight line. Thanks for the tip though I will check that. Cheers AB
  5. Voz

    Voz Been here awhile

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    I am 6 ft 120 kg, short legs long body. I run my GS LC in single helmet setting and can flatfoot both feet, love this. The bike seems to ride perfectly in Soft setting. I also carry about 20Kg of luggage on my daily commute.

    I don't think u have anything to worry about!
  6. IB1

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    I have no idea of my inseam. total leg length is 99cm, but that is a different measure.

    I put it upright, hold it stable with my left hand and pop my right leg over it. :clapSide stand is usually retracted.
  7. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    That's a good way to drop a bike. Leave the side stand down, that's what it's for.
  8. Voz

    Voz Been here awhile

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    Man award right there.
  9. IB1

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    I'll try and make a little vid on friday. :rofl

    Main reason I do it like this is cause the side stand is a little to far forward making it harder for me to reach.
  10. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Make sure you do it while YOURSELF is taking the video.
    Now that would be cool.

    :rofl
  11. IB1

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    That's easy. I just mut my gopro or camera on the ground and hit record, then I get on my bike. I'd better use the gopro with this weather (need something waterproof).
  12. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    The picture I linked earlier is a good place to get a switched 12V power source. You would probably also need to feed the tail light wire from that same 12V source, as I mentioned if you tap into the tail light wire with any anything that draws even a little current you will throw an error code.

    I exposed the tail light/brake light wires, that run together along the right side of the tail, a couple inches from the back of the bike as it was impossible to get to the exposed wires right by the tail light connector. The turn signals are easy to find, there are (2) two-wire connectors about halfway up the tail on either side. Tap into the blue wire for Left/Right turnsignals. GND is any brown wire you can find.

    I can take some pictures of what I did if you need them, though the bike is a little messy at this point.

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  13. Voz

    Voz Been here awhile

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    Thanks, so you are wiring up something similar to me.

    Any more detail pics would be great if you have them, cheers.
  14. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    I was wiring up some P3 LEDs (you can see them under my license plate) which have similar wiring compared to your topbox lighting. The bike is taken apart like that for the wiring of my auxiliary LED driving lights and the associated components (control unit, handlebar switch).

    I will take some more pictures this evening when I get home.
  15. hdog

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    Thanks for the info.. It's an option.
  16. At adventure

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    What is the dealer wanting to charge you for the BMW Nav IV? I was quoted $1600 which seems outrageous. I got some story that it needed to be installed even though I have the GPS bracket. I plugged a mates Garmin 650 into the bracket on the weekend and it worked fine. The touch screen with gloves was pretty good and at $530 I think I will go with that but I know not being able to use the controller will annoy me! I don't think the extra features from the integrated unit are a big deal but I do like the idea being able to control it with two hands on the handlebars.
  17. twinrider

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    That really sucks. BMW also fleeces customers in Japan with bike and parts prices being much higher than in the US, but the Nav IV is sells for a pretty reasonable $700. Could be wrong but I think it just has to be enabled by the dealer if the bracket and handlebar control are already on the bike. Have you asked BMW OZ about the cost?
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  19. twinrider

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    Nice and narrow, was thinking about getting the same boxes but the cost of shipping put paid to that idea.
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    Too bad. Why don't you see if you can become the Japanese distributor if you can't find one there. Or just buy the frames and have the panniers made locally. I liked the narrow profile as well. The width is less than the handlebars and almost identical to the lower crash bars.