New 2018 750/850GS merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by GS-A-Day, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. Xyzzy

    Xyzzy Adventurer

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    Possibly useful electrical info?

    I have been running the following list for the last month or so without problems. The voltage meter never drops below 14.2V. My usual cruising range is from 3500-4500RPM.

    Headlights on bright
    OEM LED driving lights
    Heated grips on max power
    Nav VI GPS
    Heated gloves
    Heated jacket
    Heated pants

    The clothing draws too much current for a single lead so I have two leads going to the battery.
  2. CrashTestGenius

    CrashTestGenius Adventurer

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    Took the new girl out to stretch her legs today.
    250+ miles on freeway, canyons, gravel and even a few miles of slippery, kinda muddy dirt (oops). Such a fun bike. Looking forward to building her up and taking some trips. First mod will most definitely be a windscreen. WTF were they thinking with that little piece of plastic up front???

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  3. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    The windscreen is a joke. The motor and chassis make it a brilliant bike. Throw in ABS, cruise control , heated grips, TFT and it's a touring monster. Wind protection will be a huge addition for highway touring. Enjoy!
  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    600 Mile Running in Service complete. Both drain plugs were way tighter than the service manual indicated.
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  5. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    SERVICE MANUAL??
  6. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Service manuals are now available on CD from your dealer BMW # 01 59 983 1848 My dealer quoted me $112.00 and I have one on order he said about two weeks.
  7. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Wow!
  8. Emb120

    Emb120 Adventurer Supporter

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    Quick winter ride on the new GSA.

    Attached Files:

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  9. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    Sexy color and a @BlackDogCycleWorks luggage plate. good choice!
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  10. Emb120

    Emb120 Adventurer Supporter

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    Sunday was great riding weather here in SLC, 50+ degrees F, this morning we had a substantial snow storm move in and the temps are back down to the twenties with snow. Like most I am excited for spring and to take the GSA on longer rides. Next thing on the list is to remove the street tires that came on the bike and install some Michelin Anakee wild tires.
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  11. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Go Metzeler Karoo 3!!
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  12. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    So, any idea if these service manuals come via a download as well? CDs are almost outdated now. I think I still have one computer that can read one.
  13. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I doubt it as dealers use CD/DVD based equipment.
    I have an old laptop I keep around just for stuff like this and I just copy the disc to a thumb drive to use on my newer equipment and carry with me when we travel just in case of a breakdown I can access any info I need.
  14. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    That's a great idea.
    I have a USB stick that has reg USB on one end, and micro USB on the other, worked great for transferring files to my phone. However my new phone has USB-C so can't use it anymore.
    That said, I can just transfer the entire file to my new phone. And keep it there with other manuals I have for other devices.

    I just tried to order this manual from the BMW car dealer using my car club discount... But they couldn't access that part number.
    Will put it on my wish list for the bike shop...
  15. Xyzzy

    Xyzzy Adventurer

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    I'm not-so-good at taking pictures.

    I was hoping they would ship it on a USB stick. Now I have to find an optical drive.

    (I'll make an image of the disk and then mount the image.)

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  16. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    does the disk contain complete RSD or just K8x information?

    snodrr rider through me off with the spacing of the part number. Had to count 11 digits in my head.
  17. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Notice that the manual is updateable and it requires activation... seems it is heavily protected to prevent duplication.
  18. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    That is how BMW part numbers are written out in a parts fiche.
  19. Drunk_Uncle

    Drunk_Uncle Long timer

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    XX XX X XXX XXX

    The first two numbers are the construction group. The second two numbers are the sub construction group and the last seven are the numbers unique to that part. The first four numbers are used in RSD to find the procedure faster.
  20. Xyzzy

    Xyzzy Adventurer

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    The software requires a serial number.

    OOTB it needed 400mb of updates for the English version.

    It only has the k8* bikes.

    This is my first experience with a BMW service manual. It is incredibly confusing compared to a normal book-like service manual.

    But, I'll figure it out!
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