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Old 03-12-2013, 07:05 AM   #61
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Is the swingarm - wheel on the other side because it's in a right hand drive country?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:38 AM   #62
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Is the swingarm - wheel on the other side because it's in a right hand drive country?
Joke aside, you have read the arguments about why this changed haven't you?
Else, I can repeat (I am here to serve you ...or whatever hahaha).
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #63
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If we got 250 ADVriders to contribute $100 that would be $25,000. We could buy the new BMW together and schedule to keep it on the road or dirt 24 hours a day 7 days a week and be the first to put 300,000 miles on it, see what breaks!!!!

We should do it with every new model.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:55 AM   #64
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Pictures pictures -- where are the pictures of the new bikes?
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #65
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Pictures pictures -- where are the pictures of the new bikes?
Exactly, there must be more than two new owners on here
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Old 03-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #66
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Exactly, there must be more than two new owners on here
that is what I was thinking... this thread has gotten this stale already?
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:36 PM   #67
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Joke aside, you have read the arguments about why this changed haven't you?
Else, I can repeat (I am here to serve you ...or whatever hahaha).
I haven't. I thought it was, one, so the bike looks better on the sidestand (by showing the wheel, instead of the FD), and two, so they can screw the aftermarket companies and sell more OEM accessories (side cases, slip-ons, etc.).
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:50 PM   #68
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I haven't. I thought it was, one, so the bike looks better on the sidestand (by showing the wheel, instead of the FD), and two, so they can screw the aftermarket companies and sell more OEM accessories (side cases, slip-ons, etc.).
Ok what I have "collected" from various sources...

1) It looks better when on sidestand. (BMW comment)

2) It is now inline with other modern BMW (K1300/K1600). (my comment, possibly simplifies manufacturing lines)

3) Actually the oposite of what you say. Indeed you can more easily find 3rd party exhausts as the exhaust is not in the "proper" side as most bikes. (my comment) BMW specialized companies already adapted so this is a non-issue.

4) You won't burn when moving the bike. (so true!) (BMW comment)

5) Helps really differentiating this model with previous gen and they wanted that. (my comment)
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I haven't. I thought it was, one, so the bike looks better on the sidestand (by showing the wheel, instead of the FD), and two, so they can screw the aftermarket companies and sell more OEM accessories (side cases, slip-ons, etc.).
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In contrast to all previous BMW Motorrad boxer models, the swingarm with integrated cardan shaft drive and EVO Paralever (in its third generation and designed using the very latest calculation methods) is now positioned on the left-hand side. This avoids any contact between the rider and the hot exhaust system when pushing or getting on and off the machine. Another pleasing effect relates to the appearance of the vehicle: when the motorcycle is on the side stand there is now a clear view of the redesigned rear wheel. A newly calculated set of bevel/crown gears for the drivetrain meets increased output and torque requirements. In the tried and tested manner, the Paralever swingarm decouples the unavoidable reactive torque of the drivetrain from the swingarm and therefore from the suspension/damping system by means of an additional joint between the rear axle cover and the swingarm. This effectively eliminates the undesirable "elevator effect", i.e. the rising and lowering of the rear when accelerating and decelerating.
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:56 PM   #70
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A question for new GS owners (that have had a previous gen too): Does the final drive make its presence known when you engage? I mean in my GS when I put in 1st gear and let go of the clutch, the final drive has some (little but enough to feel) dead space until the cogs move. Is this still there?
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:05 PM   #71
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Lots of new owners with lovely shiny new bikes, so show us what you've got

OK, I'll go first

The exact same as mine!
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #72
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These 2 found a new home in our garage ��
Is the seat on the background bike the low seat?
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:28 AM   #73
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Come on folks, there's another thread on here to discuss final drives etc. This is for PICTURES of your new LC GS.

























NOW SHOW US YOUR LIQUID COOLED GS's
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:26 AM   #74
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Here's mine sat in my garage while I work for a living

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:32 AM   #75
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Guys, none of them in US yet?
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