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Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 2,415
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Posted By Hicks
what are you ranting about? LC weights...

what are you ranting about?

LC weights ~209-211 kgs DRY.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Hicks
... price here in CZ... 3050 EUR incl. VAT.

...

price here in CZ... 3050 EUR incl. VAT.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Hicks
more later ;)

more later ;)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Hicks
AFAIK the OEM unit, including the VAT, costs...

AFAIK the OEM unit, including the VAT, costs about 5000USD.

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AND BTW THIS IS MUCH QUICKER THAN THE STOCK SHOCKS.

I spoke with Tomas Kocanda,Touratech dealer here in CZ, which appears WELL...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,812
Posted By Hicks
LC: Touratech semi-active Plug 'n Play suspension!

IT IS HERE!

I WANT IT, DAMN, I WANT IT NOW!

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Semi-Active Suspension: DDA Plug & Travel for the R 1200 GS

Semi-active suspensions can improve safety and provide
a more comfortable...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 11:29 AM
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Views: 295,726
Posted By Hicks
did the same.

did the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 10:53 AM
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Views: 295,726
Posted By Hicks
looks like the screw was not loctited. ...

looks like the screw was not loctited.

Dealer told me that it was probably NOT secured by loctite:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,415
Views: 295,726
Posted By Hicks
repost from the "threadfest" thread: guys.....

repost from the "threadfest" thread:

guys.. check the bolts on the final drive(!)

We've found 3 of them loosened.

21 000 kms so far.

+
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By Hicks
I mean the BIG one.. the open one.

I mean the BIG one.. the open one.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,476
Posted By Hicks
sorry. the LC has BETTER price/value ratio...

sorry.

the LC has BETTER price/value ratio than 800.

..bought both as new...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,476
Posted By Hicks
I did the same. 130 000 kms on F800GS, now...

I did the same.

130 000 kms on F800GS, now over 20000 on new LC.

the bike is very different:

- telelever = more stability on good roads, but DOESNT work AS GOOD as USD over the bumps.
-...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,078
Posted By Hicks
it's different itself, with ventilation hole on...

it's different itself, with ventilation hole on the bottom.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 01:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,923
Posted By Hicks
it could have even better low+mid-range torque...

it could have even better low+mid-range torque and power :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11,316
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Posted By Hicks
and... I'll check them periodically.

and... I'll check them periodically.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Hicks
it's a new bike and final drive. WE ARE that test...

it's a new bike and final drive. WE ARE that test riders :P
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
probably yes.. because MORE THAN ONE BOLT WAS...

probably yes.. because MORE THAN ONE BOLT WAS LOOSENED.

where it is? I'll post it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
looks like the screw was not loctited. ...

looks like the screw was not loctited.

Dealer told me that it was probably NOT secured by loctite:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
okay. I've not intended to post what I've...

okay.

I've not intended to post what I've found, but -- safety first -- here it goes :/

edit: watch for STRANGE noises when pushing the bike. it was NOT AUDIBLE while riding.. even when engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11,316
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Posted By Hicks
no spec to date. Final drive not serviceable. ...

no spec to date. Final drive not serviceable.

but my dealer recommended 22 Nm.

yep, I've highlighted the ones I spoke about.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Hicks
the inner ones: ...

the inner ones:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/108337553/lc-final-drive.PNG
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
guys.. check the bolts on the final drive(!) ...

guys.. check the bolts on the final drive(!)

We've found 3 of them loosened.

21 000 kms so far.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11,316
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Posted By Hicks
14000kms = 8700 miles

14000kms = 8700 miles
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
the same here. after last oil change, it...

the same here.

after last oil change, it became worse though.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 11,316
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Posted By Hicks
I have a rough shifting since beginning. 14k...

I have a rough shifting since beginning.

14k km.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
... guys. Finally, I got an access to the...

...

guys. Finally, I got an access to the REPROM for LC (cannot share further though).

For torque moments etc, just ask me. Will try to help.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By Hicks
800's headlight was not bad, imho. Until the...

800's headlight was not bad, imho. Until the reflective paint departed :P

LC's led is imho not that wonderful, but especially on the high beam... it's pretty good.

Not a xenon though.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
Touratech looks pretty good.. it covers the...

Touratech looks pretty good.. it covers the forward edge of an engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
btw: I've WD-ized controls, shift lever...

btw: I've WD-ized controls, shift lever mechanism, side stand, key switchbox, etc.

Now.. the turning lights annoy much less than before :) and the shifting is a bit more smooth :bmwrider
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11,316
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Posted By Hicks
well.. it can be a publicity stunt. Also, he...

well.. it can be a publicity stunt.

Also, he does not ride over pavements... how amateurish :P
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11,316
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Posted By Hicks
congrats... what I'm seeing -- no led headlight?

congrats... what I'm seeing -- no led headlight?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By Hicks
quick update.. I carefully cleaned both radiators...

quick update.. I carefully cleaned both radiators with pressure water.

looks like the temperature COULD stop oscillating. Not sure at the moment... will know more tomorrow or so.

it's much...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By Hicks
+1. get a full-led variant. for sure. ...

+1.

get a full-led variant. for sure.

Without that C-shaped daylight, it's not a proper LC :P
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11,316
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Posted By Hicks
easy riding? :D:D dont confuse smooth and slow...

easy riding? :D:D dont confuse smooth and slow riding. The point is that I got worn sides, not the center only.

Good to say, that I'm doing ~50 kms of highways daily as well.. so not a lack of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
look... this is T-NEXT after more than 9000kms...

look... this is T-NEXT after more than 9000kms (5600 miles)... almost any center flattening:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By Hicks
200 000 km on shock absorber without...

200 000 km on shock absorber without refurbishing? :D

great for riders which cant distinguish between EXC and hardtail.

It's risky at best ... the tire does not follow the surface as with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
you dont have to take everything so seriously...

you dont have to take everything so seriously :wink:

Squared off rear tire is a great opportunity to tease forum members ... at least here in CZ :D

I'll take a shot of my rear Tourance Next...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By Hicks
hehe... I can hardly imagine worse sin than...

hehe... I can hardly imagine worse sin than having a R1... IN MUENCHEN :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By Hicks
your japanese bike clearly infected my blonde LC!...

your japanese bike clearly infected my blonde LC! how could you... :D:D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,314
Posted By Hicks
unusually flat center... is definitely a...

unusually flat center... is definitely a signature of a rider :P :D

or.. maybe you use rear brake too much.

I have another problem with Tourance Nexts.. water + VERY thin layer of mud/soil...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,615
Posted By Hicks
with this... it would be almost impossible to...

with this... it would be almost impossible to keep the temperature ALMOST STEADY around 80 deg C, right? But it worked exactly like that before.

It was hard to push the bike out of ~80 deg C.. or...
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