The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    I have always found BMW levers are too far out for my liking. These are better than previous models, but for some reason BMW feel it essential to have long pulls to work clutch and brakes . I don't think my habds are small , long pull on the clutch makes it harder for faster changes , that is if you want to use the clutch.

    Muxt admit though the bike improves greatly with miles, the gearbox seems to be getting better in the lower three gears and I just seem to feel more and more confident all round .
  2. Voz

    Voz Been here awhile

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    He is thinking "come at me bro!".
  3. Darklord99

    Darklord99 Been here awhile

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    I've had both.

    The Garmin on my 2010 GS & The Nav 4 on my 2013 and I swapped them to see if there was any differences.

    The Nav 4 is a little more responsive but the ring-thing does get bumped from time to time, no big deal & easy to correct.

    Only reason I went with the Nav 4 was that I really wanted all the stock stuff when I got it & I had the coin.

    Cheers,

    DL
  4. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    Wondering if the Nav IV operating system can turn a garmin 660 into a Nav IV. Must be some smart hackers here that have worked this out by now?

    Them you could just buy the software and use a Garmin 66o ?
  5. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    Not possible at this time. If you look around there are a couple of Nav IVs available for $525.oo in the different forums.
  6. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I like the LED's on the new GS (when they are on with the lo-beams at the same time). Just saw the DRL picture of the new KTM in German Motorrad, compared to the conventional F800GS halogen, not sure which light gives better visibility during daylight. Color difference and light output area.

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  7. jerryj

    jerryj Lets Ride

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    Has any body gotten their Enduro Pro plug? Jerry
  8. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Mine was in the bike when I got it last month.
  9. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    It is supplied with the bike. Look in the bottom of the riders seat near the front.
  10. jerryj

    jerryj Lets Ride

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    mjne didnt come with the bike,ask my dealer today and he said there wasnt any in the US and didnt know when they would arrive.
  11. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    Unless you got your bike very, very early, it should have been with the bike, in a slot in the front seat pan.

    Mine was delivered with it a over two months ago, as are all others.
  12. jerryj

    jerryj Lets Ride

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    I brought mine home March 25th
  13. tireone

    tireone n00b

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    I have a pair of Clearwater Darlas that I'd like to install on my GS LC but can't find a decent bracket. What do you mean by your friend using the "stock GS mounting brackets"?
  14. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    Call Clearwater they have a good clamp that goes around the fork.
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  15. smithdt

    smithdt Adventurer

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  16. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    He is either confused or lying. My plug came with the bike stored under the rider's seat. Its red and hard to miss.
  17. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Are you sure he is a BMW Motorrad dealer?
  18. 802mike

    802mike Been here awhile

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    Maybe it's been discussed before in this thread. If it has, I can't find it with
    the "sucky search". And, I'm not bored enough to read every post in it.

    I noticed that the new GS only puts out 5?? watts compared to the old one's
    7?? watts.
    I figured that's because of the LED lights so it doesn't need all that extra power.
    One thing that always drew me back to BMW was the gadget power. I like lots of
    gadget power!!!
  19. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Yes new GS produces less but also consumes less.
    I am not sure of the difference in what "remains" for the extra gear (might be almost same).
  20. jerryj

    jerryj Lets Ride

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    I'm pretty sure I know what I am looking for,but it isnt there.