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Old 10-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #3076
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I'll go with them (BMW) being too lazy to over edit their own video. It was clearly used to filter through suspension settings. Of course until a bike hits the showroom or someone helps themselves to a pre-prod manual its all academic. It would seem rather backwards to have the wheel only serve one native function: GPS (last I knew there is no ex works option for a GS radio system).
Find the video Joe! As they say, pics or it didn't happen!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #3077
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I'll go with them (BMW) being too lazy to over edit their own video. It was clearly used to filter through suspension settings. Of course until a bike hits the showroom or someone helps themselves to a pre-prod manual its all academic. It would seem rather backwards to have the wheel only serve one native function: GPS (last I knew there is no ex works option for a GS radio system).

I looked at the video again and now believe that the implication that the multi-controller controls anything other than the nav iv is pure speculation on our part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWA24OA08-c

Pay particular attention around 5:45 and you will see that the demonstration uses the controller but it isn't followed by anything other than manually adjusting the windshield with a turning knob. Somewhat funny that they are playing with the controller at all since there is no GPS on the bike.

Also, the ESC is manipulated at 5:00 with the ESC button and they do then cut to the computer screen showing them toggle through the choices. You might reasonably expect them to do the same thing with the controller if it were actually controlling something on the bike.

Finally, look at 4:30 and you will see that again they have a shot of the the mode switch being used, followed by a cut to the computer screen showing the modes toggled through.

In short, I politely suggest that their editing the use of the controller into the video is the cause of the implication that the controller does anything more than what is described in the literature, ie, that it controls the nav iv. On the other hand, I've not read the article that was mentioned above or do I otherwise have any personal knowledge of how the controller works. Joey

PS- Two things: 1. I still want one! 2. If I do get one and want to use that multi-controller, I'll have to get rid of my 550 because it won't work with it. HAHA

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:57 PM   #3078
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That is why an OILhead.

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Following that logic the new engine is definitely a WATERhead.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:49 AM   #3079
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Look what I found!

https://www.evernote.com/shard/s253/...429911e1716357

Sorry can't get pic to post, click link. Dyno graph for new GS


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Old 10-10-2012, 02:21 AM   #3080
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:09 AM   #3081
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Ah shit. I didn't think of that. Well I know why they moved the exhaust; great way to sell more cases.
Nah, they moved it to match up with the K series bikes. They use the same components. That way they have a stronger unit, and only need one design.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:12 AM   #3082
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Following that logic the new engine is definitely a WATERhead.
You still don't get it.

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See a pattern? Three letters, one syllable, simple and representative.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:41 AM   #3083
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Nah, they moved it to match up with the K seties bikes. They use the same components. That way they have a stronger unit, and only need one design.

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Stronger?
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:47 AM   #3084
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Nah, they moved it to match up with the K seties bikes. They use the same components. That way they have a stronger unit, and only need one design.

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Jim, you are correct.
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:48 AM   #3085
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Stronger?
The K unit is designed for bikes weighing 200 pounds more, with 160+ HP. Yeah, stronger.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:03 AM   #3086
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You still don't get it.

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See a pattern? Three letters, one syllable, simple and representative.
Hey Jim- teach school, do/did ya?
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #3087
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Sorry, but wet head sounds like something you get on a first date if she's hot...
I thought you get leaky head on a first date :)


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Old 10-10-2012, 06:18 AM   #3088
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Don't think I can say "a wet head" when people ask me what I'm riding....
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:30 AM   #3089
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I thought you get leaky head on a first date :)
Hey if I got any h--- ...

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #3090
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I looked at the video again and now believe that the implication that the multi-controller controls anything other than the nav iv is pure speculation on our part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWA24OA08-c

Pay particular attention around 5:45 and you will see that the demonstration uses the controller but it isn't followed by anything other than manually adjusting the windshield with a turning knob. Somewhat funny that they are playing with the controller at all since there is no GPS on the bike.

Also, the ESC is manipulated at 5:00 with the ESC button and they do then cut to the computer screen showing them toggle through the choices. You might reasonably expect them to do the same thing with the controller if it were actually controlling something on the bike.

Finally, look at 4:30 and you will see that again they have a shot of the the mode switch being used, followed by a cut to the computer screen showing the modes toggled through.

In short, I politely suggest that their editing the use of the controller into the video is the cause of the implication that the controller does anything more than what is described in the literature, ie, that it controls the nav iv. On the other hand, I've not read the article that was mentioned above or do I otherwise have any personal knowledge of how the controller works. Joey

PS- Two things: 1. I still want one! 2. If I do get one and want to use that multi-controller, I'll have to get rid of my 550 because it won't work with it. HAHA
We shall see
Id rather not dump my 660 for a nav iv (v?) to enjoy free wheeling. OTOH maybe I could borrow some BMW software...
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