What is this and is it necessary??? 2014 GSAW

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by JoeyHonz, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. JoeyHonz

    JoeyHonz Been here awhile

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    Hello all. I am at my dealer looking at and trying to not be tempted to ride a new GSAW…..

    He has 2 on the floor and I am looking them over when I notice that there is a difference on the two…. just below the LED headlight….

    One looks like this:
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    and the other like this:

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    So what is with the "gray plastic vented looking guard thingie"??

    my dealer gave me the "huh" look and said he didn't know.

    Can the collective educate me here? Thanks as always…

    joey
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    One is an LED headlight, and one isn't.:deal
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  3. pistole

    pistole Long timer

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    jim , i think they're both led

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  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    You may be right.

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  5. JoeyHonz

    JoeyHonz Been here awhile

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    They are both LED
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  6. JoeyHonz

    JoeyHonz Been here awhile

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    Hence my confusion..... I doubt BMW would just add something for the hell of it.... Or maybe the shop or the factory forgot something...... Beats me!
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    Mtbcoach Been here awhile

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  8. Bikerboy108

    Bikerboy108 Pat from Jersey

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  9. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I'm guessing plastic trim vent piece fell or broke off the one bike. Both are LED and they both have DRL integrated into the main lamp and not below it like the halogen light on the GS does.
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  10. Beecher Snipes

    Beecher Snipes Fool

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    As I understand it, under the LED lights is the control module and there is a fan that directs warm air from it to the interior of the light housing to warm it and get rid of condensation. The LED lights do not get hot enough to keep the inside works dry when needed. There is no room for the optional day riding light that can be installed under the normal Halogen lamp set up when you have the LED lights.
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  11. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    The blue one is the 2015 model, and the green one is the 2014 model.
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  12. pistole

    pistole Long timer

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    here we go again
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  13. JoeyHonz

    JoeyHonz Been here awhile

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    Not according to the dealer, the hang tag or the VIN.....

    (Checked that.....)

    Thanks for the imput so far.... The search continues....
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  14. DRZBRI

    DRZBRI Bumblebeetuna!

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    Me thinks some design guy at Motorad Germany is laughing at us right now.:rofl
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  15. Lounge

    Lounge Been here awhile

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    Radiator guard??
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  16. little foot

    little foot Super Mediator

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    grasshopper deflector not installed.
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  17. Cap0ne

    Cap0ne Lex Talionis

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    The normal, non ADV GS, has the second option (the one without the bars).
    So the good news is that the normal GS owners can order and install the adv grill mask if they like it :D
    It would look something like this

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    And for that Adv, i think it was a mistake from the factory when it was delivered with the non Adv mask.
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  18. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    Yes, I too noticed today the two variations today - both with LED headlights...thought they were both ADV, but likely CapOne is on to something. I was checking - because I just installed LED aux light in the opening on my Halogen GSW and was at the dealer to get their opinions.
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  19. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Which lights did you put there, and how was the install, and how do you like them? I own a GSW with that opening, so am interested.
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  20. Florida Lime

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    The throttle side handguard looks different too, unless it is just the angle of the bars ?
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