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Old 12-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #3946
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Anyone worried about tire selection for the new size tires?
You don't have choice, water cooled can come in one of three diff tires all same size just diff manufacturer
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:25 PM   #3947
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1. We don't even know what the bike will cost yet, so to extrapolate the cost of plastics is a strange past-time.

2. "Not very much money" is a relative concept, but I've found anything "OEM" isn't cheap at all.
I was using the cost of the parts off of a current model year as the basis for my statement. I would be amazed if they were dramatically different in price, I suppose we'll know the real answer soon. If one wants to change the color of their bike without sacrificing their panels and the resale value of their bike, swapping panels or buying oem painted ones is a cost effective way of doing so. Well, at least I think it is.

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:33 PM   #3948
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You don't have choice, water cooled can come in one of three diff tires all same size just diff manufacturer
Coming from a K16 with a crappy selection of available tires this is the only thing that worries me. Oh well hopefully the manufacturers come out with something by March.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #3949
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:51 PM   #3950
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Yeap! good catch. The BMW rep at the Long Beach show this weekend also confirmed that the LEDs have been DOT approved.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:04 PM   #3951
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Curious about that feature, is it still there?

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Old 12-10-2012, 10:19 PM   #3952
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Montauk: Great pictures!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:11 PM   #3953
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Yeap! good catch. The BMW rep at the Long Beach show this weekend also confirmed that the LEDs have been DOT approved.
They wouldn't be able to sell the bike otherwise. I've got five bikes in my garage of various vintages and every one has a DOT embossed on its headlight(s).

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:34 PM   #3954
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They wouldn't be able to sell the bike otherwise. I've got five bikes in my garage of various vintages and every one has a DOT embossed on its headlight(s).

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Of course they would....without the optional LED headlights. Just the same as they sell bikes in the US without the LED turn signals that come on the same models in the rest of the world because they are not DOT approved.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:34 AM   #3955
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dear forum and bmw people ( if any bmw people actually read these threads )

bmw has hit the ball out of the park with the new r1200gs lc . the 2013 r1200gs lc is the best two wheeled vehicle ever designed by any motorcycle company and instantly obsoletes every other motorcycle presently manufactured including the entire bmw lineup . this bike is built to take abuse in all terrains and weather conditions and last for three hundred thousand miles . the bmw r1200gs lc has exactly everything you want and nothing you don't . it is the modern day equivalent of a luxury suv and will never go out of style . the beauty of this bike is in its total appearance of long lasting dependability and power to spare . there is no better all around motorcycle than the 2013 bmw r1200gs lc . if you want to race -- get a yamaha r1 . if you want to be sporty -- get a bmw r1300s . if you want to be stylish -- get a moto guzzi california . if you are in the market for a two wheeled machine whose appearance is dictated strictly by performance and reliability -- the bmw r1200gs lc is the only real motorcycle available .

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:56 AM   #3956
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Of course they would....without the optional LED headlights. Just the same as they sell bikes in the US without the LED turn signals that come on the same models in the rest of the world because they are not DOT approved.
I don't think it's a deal breaker if it doesn't have LED headlight or turn signals, just disappointing. We all know how fast paced and modern the US gov't is.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:35 AM   #3957
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We all know how fast paced and modern the US gov't is.
Yeah, especially DOT can make the Vatican seem modern, rushed, and precipitous ...
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #3958
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dear forum and bmw people ( if any bmw people actually read these threads )

bmw has hit the ball out of the park with the new r1200gs lc . the 2013 r1200gs lc is the best two wheeled vehicle ever designed by any motorcycle company and instantly obsoletes every other motorcycle presently manufactured including the entire bmw lineup . this bike is built to take abuse in all terrains and weather conditions and last for three hundred thousand miles . the bmw r1200gs lc has exactly everything you want and nothing you don't . it is the modern day equivalent of a luxury suv and will never go out of style . the beauty of this bike is in its total appearance of long lasting dependability and power to spare . there is no better all around motorcycle than the 2013 bmw r1200gs lc . if you want to race -- get a yamaha r1 . if you want to be sporty -- get a bmw r1300s . if you want to be stylish -- get a moto guzzi california . if you are in the market for a two wheeled machine whose appearance is dictated strictly by performance and reliability -- the bmw r1200gs lc is the only real motorcycle available .

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:08 PM   #3959
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Curious about that feature, is it still there?


They were only that way on the 2010-2012 bikes anyhow. Most still added ROX Risers to get more up and back. IMHO Not a big deal.

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:51 PM   #3960
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Or you could have the panels covered in vinyl in a different color or pattern which you could always take off when you eventually sell the bike

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I was using the cost of the parts off of a current model year as the basis for my statement. I would be amazed if they were dramatically different in price, I suppose we'll know the real answer soon. If one wants to change the color of their bike without sacrificing their panels and the resale value of their bike, swapping panels or buying oem painted ones is a cost effective way of doing so. Well, at least I think it is.

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