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Old 03-23-2013, 10:45 AM   #7216
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Rode one yesterday just around the parking lot.


Friend Demoed one he got some road miles.


Cluch is excelent. Motor is responsive, weight with power is more than noticalbe over a 1150 but that's kinda a "duh" statment. She felt great, do the foot pegs placement bug any one elce when stopped? Did not bug me but they sit right were you want to put your legs down and as such make the inseam of the bike loger than it really is.


Bike is ugly as sin, the demo did not have all the gizmos and the turn signals are all fucked up But over all I will say BMW did a nice job.

Anyone know where I can get hold of those reflectors on the forks in the UK?
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #7217
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Anyone know where I can get hold of those reflectors on the forks in the UK?
That is US DOT regulations or something. Why would you want such an ugly thing on your forks? (ok we don't have to like the same things)

I am sure you can find such things in generic auto-moto shops for like 10 euros or something.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #7218
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I tried the bike today in the showroom (just sit on).
Nice bike.
It was told that the new R1200GS was thinner than the previous GS.

Do you confirm my feeling that it's still larger (between the legs) than our HP2s

Thank you
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:28 AM   #7219
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Is their a cover to act as a cargo platform in place of the passenger seat, or do you have to keep the seat on to cover this area?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #7220
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@RichBMW

I tried the bike today in the showroom (just sit on).
Nice bike.
It was told that the new R1200GS was thinner than the previous GS.

Do you confirm my feeling that it's still larger (between the legs) than our HP2s

Thank you
I cannot confirm (as I don't own HP2 but I've been on it in the past), but I think that you are correct. The difference is the seat. Your HP2 (MM) has a thin "enduro" seat.

That said there is an enduro seat for new GS too (that is indeed thinner than the standard), but don't know how it relates to your seat.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:48 AM   #7221
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Is their a cover to act as a cargo platform in place of the passenger seat, or do you have to keep the seat on to cover this area?
VERY good question. I've seen a black cover for this, but I am not sure if it an extra or it comes with the bike.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #7222
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Enduro pro plugs are being held by the dealer here in Wales until there is a software update for them or for the bike. They didn't mention a timescale.
The new Soft-Ware is out, I did put it in some bikes a couple days ago.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:53 AM   #7223
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VERY good question. I've seen a black cover for this, but I am not sure if it an extra or it comes with the bike.
It's an extra, and like all the other extras, probably not available till the end of April,
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:25 PM   #7224
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The new Soft-Ware is out, I did put it in some bikes a couple days ago.
Good to know. Thanks.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #7225
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Your HP2 (MM) has a thin "enduro" seat.
The MM & HP2E have the same seats, except for the colours
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:33 PM   #7226
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Right, I've been out in the garage and had another look round the bike........
Rich got busy....NICE goodies!!! Thanks for the photos....drooooool.......
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #7227
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The new Soft-Ware is out, I did put it in some bikes a couple days ago.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:02 PM   #7228
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Anyone know where I can get hold of those reflectors on the forks in the UK?
I had a reflector on my fork fall off and I just got a spare from the dealer, for around $10. They are required by DOT, for good reasons, better visibility. Maybe check bikebandit.com? Also make sure the back of the reflector (where the adhesive is) is curved, so it can form fit to the curvature of your fork.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:04 PM   #7229
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How are those adjustable foot pegs working out for you? Does it work with the springs on the rubber in the foot pegs?

Side stand expansion plate, is it the one from Touratech? Does it get close to your boot when standing on the pegs? Maybe a photo!

Max :-)
Foot pegs - they stopped working within a few hundred miles because of the accumulated dirt and my low weight. Besides cleaning, i have to keep them very well lubricated. Then they work fine.

Side stand - i have a small foot, 9.5 US, and do not touch the side stand while standing. I'm however just preparing the bike for a trip and haven't driven a lot while standing. I made some photo's for you. It's indeed the Touratech one.







In this photo i didn't wear the boot so it didn't put any weight on the pegs. In practice it (the boot) will come down a little bit further and closer to the stand.
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Old 03-23-2013, 01:11 PM   #7230
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Is their a cover to act as a cargo platform in place of the passenger seat, or do you have to keep the seat on to cover this area?
The cover you can buy from BMW looks like this:



I have one on order but it isn't available yet.
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