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Old 04-19-2013, 01:12 AM   #8551
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The replacement cost of the led headlight is $1300.00. I am sure anyone can order one if they want.
They are supposed to not break easily though.
Time will show of course.

Yet I consider it part of the cool factor of the bike (and of the distinct differences for someone to replace an older GS), so...
Of course different people have different priorities.
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:35 AM   #8552
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Can anybody translate?
No problem mate, here is what he is saying:
1) His wife’s name is Lucia and he is cheating on her (with the R1200GS)
2) The bike has been provided by Iberian Moto Tours
3) He has absolutely no clue about motorcycles so we shouldn’t pay attention to his opinion
4) He has a 2010 R1200GS
5) The bike is becoming more Japanese (not clear if that is good or bad)
6) He is happy that turn signal controls are now on one side (Japanese style) rather than in two one on each side BMW-style
7) He also likes the new screen height regulation
8) The cooling radiators are too exposed, they need protection
9) Ride by wire is absolutely awesome and the best thing since sliced bread
10) He remembers us again that he knows nothing about bikes
11) He doesn’t like the weight distribution, he thinks it is now closer to a Japanese superbike than a true GS
12) It is obvious that the new bike weights less than the 2010 (he obviously hasn’t checked the specs)
13) unlike previous GSs the clutch now actually works, it is more Japanese
14) Suspension is harder than before, the bike is more road orientated
15) There is less space from peg to seat, he feels cramped
16) The bike is taller than the 2010 model
17) The bike is much better than previous models but is, at the same time, worse
18) He remembers us that he knows nothing and recommends us to read reviews from people who actually know what they are talking about.
19) He closes announcing that spring has arrived
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Old 04-19-2013, 04:45 AM   #8553
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Just back from my first service, dealer about 50 miles away. I am really enjoying this bike. Two weeks old today with roughly 900 miles. Dynamic is FUN!!!!!
It is great fun, but I prefer the road setting an play with the suspension settings. Dynamic has only been used once on curvy french roads.
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Old 04-19-2013, 07:04 AM   #8554
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Powerlet makes these plugs for BMW I believe and you can buy them directly from Powerlet. The fuse on that plug though is only 5 amps or 60 watts. That's not enough to run a heated jacket at high levels. Low probably.

Sandia BMW, our local dealer, installs an SAE battery tender plug directly to the battery and one can use that for heated gear with the correct adapter. Battery tender fuses are usually 15 amps or 180 watts.

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Thanks. Do you have any idea if it the standard BMW plug?

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:31 AM   #8555
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Yes it is.
Thank you for that bit of info.

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Powerlet makes these plugs for BMW I believe and you can buy them directly from Powerlet. The fuse on that plug though is only 5 amps or 60 watts. That's not enough to run a heated jacket at high levels. Low probably.

Sandia BMW, our local dealer, installs an SAE battery tender plug directly to the battery and one can use that for heated gear with the correct adapter. Battery tender fuses are usually 15 amps or 180 watts.
Good to know.
Mine will likely be dedicated to the GPS, and possibly for cell phone charging, and I'd certainly add the under seat plug for higher amp usage.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #8556
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Thank you for that bit of info.



Good to know.
Mine will likely be dedicated to the GPS, and possibly for cell phone charging, and I'd certainly add the under seat plug for higher amp usage.
Why not get BMW own GPS that gets controlled from the handle bar?
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #8557
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Why not get BMW own GPS that gets controlled from the handle bar?
I already have one that does all that I want or need.

So it's hard to justify the cost when I'll need other things more. (Luggage, engine guards, tank bag, etc.)
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #8558
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I already have one that does all that I want or need.

So it's hard to justify the cost when I'll need other things more. (Luggage, engine guards, tank bag, etc.)
Hey, I know how you can save money on your next vacation...
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:22 PM   #8559
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Hey, I know how you can save money on your next vacation...
Me too, but she insists on coming with me. <--- make sure you show her this post and we'll all get a good laugh about it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 09:36 PM   #8560
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Dealership tells me my bike will arrive in 2 weeks. I'll believe that when I see it. Been a long wait.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:04 PM   #8561
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Thank you for that bit of info.



Good to know.
Mine will likely be dedicated to the GPS, and possibly for cell phone charging, and I'd certainly add the under seat plug for higher amp usage.
The one I test road the other day had a pigtail outlet hanging down behind the seat, looked like a connector for a heated jacket - but I forgot to ask.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:13 AM   #8562
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Sandia BMW, our local dealer, installs an SAE battery tender plug directly to the battery and one can use that for heated gear with the correct adapter. Battery tender fuses are usually 15 amps or 180 watts.
Battery tender cables tend to be rated for a max of 2 amps... or less given that some tenders max out at about 3/4 of an amp. A Battery Tender Plus, for example, is rated for 12v at 1.25 amps. You do not want to pull 6-10 amps through such a cable unless you like melted plastic and the chance of fire under you ass.

Just saying that not all cables with terminals at one end and an SAE connector at the other with a fuse somewhere in line are equal. It may look like a battery tender cable, but it's not.
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Old 04-20-2013, 05:25 AM   #8563
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Dealership tells me my bike will arrive in 2 weeks. I'll believe that when I see it. Been a long wait.
Long wait since when?
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Old 04-20-2013, 08:26 AM   #8564
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:32 AM   #8565
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Just came back from the dealership. Still no boxes or engine bars, and still no info when they will be delivered. Got a free BMW roll bag though (they said that all that wait for the vario cases are entitled to a free roll bag or some other bag).
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