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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
I just compared the price of a new german bike...

I just compared the price of a new german bike produced in Germany with a new german car produced in Germany too.

BMW GS LC vs Mercedes Class A or BMW serie 1 BMW 114i Sportshatch (3 doors)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,985,886
Posted By GSMarc
can you explain how you "overheated" your HP2 ? ...

can you explain how you "overheated" your HP2 ? :ear
what are the damages ?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,985,886
Posted By GSMarc
How did they managed the 11 liters vs 20 liters...

How did they managed the 11 liters vs 20 liters tank ? :ear

@Hun : you're right, sometimes we can get valuable infos on the forums
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,985,886
Posted By GSMarc
Some Dude (BMW Atlanta) did it. You will not...

Some Dude (BMW Atlanta) did it.
You will not have 'hours counter' anymore.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=5012097#post5012097
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,985,886
Posted By GSMarc
is it from a GS-911 diagnostic tool ?

is it from a GS-911 diagnostic tool ?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
yes, there is nothing better than all the GSA I...

yes, there is nothing better than all the GSA I see everydays in the main street 'Rue de la Loi' in Bruxelles.

The perfect natural environment for that big, fat, heavy bike. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
I think a HP2E with the new engine will be too...

I think a HP2E with the new engine will be too heavy. I don't imagine HP2E actual owners selling it for a heavier one with ride by wire etc options.

And 125 hp is useless in forest streets,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
I understand that Motorbike factories can...

I understand that Motorbike factories can continue to sell bikes at the same prices as cars and plenty of persons consider it's OK.

I already had the same thinking when I bought my KTM EXC 450...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
:D:D I understand you want onother subject...

:D:D
I understand you want onother subject about value for money

New 2005 GS1200 cost 14.000 (with ABS)
New 2005 HP2E... cost 18.000 (No ABS)

today,
Used 2005 GS1200 sold at 06.000 ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
When you pay a new BMW bike the price of a new...

When you pay a new BMW bike the price of a new BMW car, you can think about it in only 2 ways :

or the cars are cheap ;
or the bikes are expensive.

I don't take into account the smiles or...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
Jim, I have 4 upgraded HP2.... It's not...

Jim, I have 4 upgraded HP2....

It's not because you can pay that you don't have to reflect a little bit :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
I'm not sure to have understood all the...

I'm not sure to have understood all the arguments.

If we stay at the same brand, for a GS price (or less), you also get a :

Serie 1 BMW 114i Sportshatch (3 portes)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 996
Posted By GSMarc
If you want ABS, avoid first ones. Check...

If you want ABS, avoid first ones.

Check ring
100 holes : avoid
048 holes : OK (since 08/2006)


http://img.xooimage.com/files41/d/5/c/p5090018-800x600--289228b.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
I understand that all people who have bought a...

I understand that all people who have bought a new GS LC will tell us the very good reasons they had to pay that price...

Let emotional reasons apart and begin to compare the 2 objects :

do you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
I don't want to compare the capabilities... ...

I don't want to compare the capabilities...

I just compared 250 kg of German mechanical product with another German 1.400kg product (from BMW or MB).

Sorry but I remain convinced that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
I can admit MB is expensive in UK, but in...

I can admit MB is expensive in UK, but in Belgium, it's 20.950 for the new A180.
Just wanted to hear your thinking about the excessive cost of motorbikes.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
This is the 2015 A class shown in Bruxelles expo...

This is the 2015 A class shown in Bruxelles expo :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
Well, I think that the prices of bikes are too...

Well, I think that the prices of bikes are too high, no real justifications.

"Passion" is the little reason which pushes riders to pay that amount of money for basic bikes (yes, the GS is a basic...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,738
Posted By GSMarc
Pay a car, ride a bike

I'm surprised that buying a GS LC full options is more expensive than buying a new Mercedes Class A 2015 :huh (in Belgium).
Is it the same in your country ?

20.985 R1200GS LC with aluminium...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,105
Posted By GSMarc
I've seen a MM with HP2S engine in Italy, fine...

I've seen a MM with HP2S engine in Italy, fine project.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25510850&postcount=74
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,105
Posted By GSMarc
Thumb :wave Hello , I'm happy to see I'm not alone...

:wave

Hello , I'm happy to see I'm not alone to have some.

I think the HP2S is nothing more than a R1200S with some CF.

It doesn't seem to have all the gap we can find between a GS and HP2E...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,105
Posted By GSMarc
Update title as : " HP2 : who has more than 4 ? "...

Update title as : " HP2 : who has more than 4 ? " :D

http://img.xooimage.com/files110/f/f/5/p8220048-800x600--4849707.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 120,946
Posted By GSMarc
all the HP2E lovers, for sure Moosemeat :clap

all the HP2E lovers, for sure Moosemeat :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
I would say : check all the connectors. ...

I would say : check all the connectors.

http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/download/bmw_g450x_wiring_diagram_13.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
the bike sure was beautiful, I liked it when it...

the bike sure was beautiful, I liked it when it came on dealer's floor.
I'm not a enduro boy, that G450X would have been my 1st just for small journey in the authorized areas.
Finally I bought a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
In 2009, I was following a little an official BMW...

In 2009, I was following a little an official BMW pilot in Belgium.
I made a summary of what he wrotes on his website here.
But this is old story, some dealers BMW now sells blank-yellow-blue KTM ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
to summarize what I can remember : 1) BMW...

to summarize what I can remember :

1) BMW developped the CTS beleiving it was the enduro holly graal ;
2) 10/2007 started competition (Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series)
3) poor...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
we will never know exactly all about the...

we will never know exactly all about the financial reasons of the selling of Husqvarna by BMW to KTM.

But we know that KTM killed Husaberg to promote Husqvarna.

Will KTM succed where BMW failed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
I've read that from the richest business man in...

I've read that from the richest business man in the world :

"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
Bill Gates


I understand this as Cleverness and Humility.
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
In case you would have a major engine failure in...

In case you would have a major engine failure in the future :

http://shop.speedbrain.de/G450-X-engine-silver-BMW
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
I found it but the link fails now. I had copied...

I found it but the link fails now.
I had copied the comment when I saw it 0ct 26 2008 :

"Our network realises that the first and best contact with potential customers is at the track - they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
I'm sure the CTS is a good idea but probably not...

I'm sure the CTS is a good idea but probably not tested as should have been.

(Exactly the same thing with the "revolutionnary" Continental air dumping of the HP2E..
I bet 80% owners have changed...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
I agree, idem for me. But, the amount of...

I agree, idem for me.

But, the amount of money I can afford to loose when changing my bike matters for me :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
I think this is not correct. They were...

I think this is not correct.
They were confident in the CTS, a "revolution" which will let all the others behind...
The results forced them to give up and sell also Husqvarna Italy (Varese - Lago...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
it is possible that garantees were different in...

it is possible that garantees were different in US and EUR.

For not being the same as everybody else, I've some HP2s models :lol3

But when I decided to buy an enduro, knowing that one day I...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
well, I think that in 2009, the price was...

well, I think that in 2009, the price was equivalent to the one of a KTM but
they gave 2 years garantee instead of 6 monthes (if you didn't participate to races).

For the competition, I'm of...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
They expected that, same thing with the S1000RR. ...

They expected that, same thing with the S1000RR.

They declared :

"when we will be champions in WSBK, we will go in MotoGp"
"we have the 1.000cc engine for that"
etc

See what happened : ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
when they invited David Knight, they were...

when they invited David Knight, they were involved at 100% in high level competitions.

I remember having read a comment like this from the responsible of the team :
"we must find new customers on...
Forum: Thumpers 12-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6,290
Views: 1,372,498
Posted By GSMarc
I've followed the adventure of the G450X since...

I've followed the adventure of the G450X since the beginning.

If you just consider the results, let's take Dakar for example :

G450X final positions in :
2009 : 30, 68, 88
2010 : 30, 42...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4,550
Views: 1,985,886
Posted By GSMarc
you wanted to write 125mm I suppose :clap

you wanted to write 125mm I suppose :clap
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