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Old 07-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #61
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lc vs ac

Maybe the reason that the hp2 is used as the benchmark is because it's the best bmw, for my needs, ever. I have ridden the standard gs and the hp2 and there is no real comparrison. Until you ride one you have no idea. Richard.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #62
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I just don't like Propylene glycol, or whatever the antifreeze is these days. I'm always afraid a dog will drink it.
Propylene glycol is actually not hazardous...its ethylene glycol that will rip your insides out
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:17 PM   #63
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I think I've seen propylene glycol in salad dressing.

For me, the LC looks like a great, street oriented, sporty touring bike without the overly bulbous fairing of the new RT. I like the riding position and the narrow front of the seat. But I'll keep it within easy reach of a tow truck until the electronics have been fully vetted and keep my 2008 GSA for "adventure" riding. There's less to break and it's easier to work on with fewer tools. Plus, it's paid for.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #64
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What I like about the new LC:
1: More power
2: Shifts better
3: Slipper clutch
4: New updated dash
5: Ride modes
6: Longer sidestand
7: Cruise control
8: Dynamic ESA
9: Handles like a street bike (which is where 97% of you will be riding it)
10: Better windshield

Seriously, what's not to love? As for it losing its "GS'ness" WTF does that mean anyway? Its a whole new bike. And those flappy paddle turn signals on the old ones were dumb. For real. Two hands and three different buttons needed to turn a frikking turn signal on. PLease.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #65
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What I like about the new LC:
1: More power
2: Shifts better
3: Slipper clutch
4: New updated dash
5: Ride modes
6: Longer sidestand
7: Cruise control
8: Dynamic ESA
9: Handles like a street bike (which is where 97% of you will be riding it)
10: Better windshield

Seriously, what's not to love? As for it losing its "GS'ness" WTF does that mean anyway? Its a whole new bike. And those flappy paddle turn signals on the old ones were dumb. For real. Two hands and three different buttons needed to turn a frikking turn signal on. PLease.
Yeah..the new switchgear is soooo...much better...

I love my old paddles...call me nuts..
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:50 AM   #66
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Yeah..the new switchgear is soooo...much better...

I love my old paddles...call me nuts..
I'm with you. I don't understand the vitriol against them? It is intuitive. Turn left, use left thumb, turn right, right thumb, cancel, right thumb. All buttons easily accessible and where they should be.

Crazy.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #67
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I also preferred the paddles. People are beginning to look at me funny because of the number of times I beep the horn instead of signalling for a left turn.
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #68
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I'm with you. I don't understand the vitriol against them? It is intuitive. Turn left, use left thumb, turn right, right thumb, cancel, right thumb. All buttons easily accessible and where they should be.

Crazy.
Not that I'd try and put words in VEGASGSA's mouth but I bet he was refering to how great the reliability of the new switch gear is. The switch gear is one of the well know problem issues with the water cooler.
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Old 07-21-2013, 06:54 AM   #69
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I also preferred the paddles. People are beginning to look at me funny because of the number of times I beep the horn instead of signalling for a left turn.
My one complaint is the new signals Paddles work better for me.
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #70
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I think I've seen propylene glycol in salad dressing.

For me, the LC looks like a great, street oriented, sporty touring bike without the overly bulbous fairing of the new RT. I like the riding position and the narrow front of the seat. But I'll keep it within easy reach of a tow truck until the electronics have been fully vetted and keep my 2008 GSA for "adventure" riding. There's less to break and it's easier to work on with fewer tools. Plus, it's paid for.
A street oriented bike?
Have you seen "the video"?
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #71
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I'm with you. I don't understand the vitriol against them? It is intuitive. Turn left, use left thumb, turn right, right thumb, cancel, right thumb. All buttons easily accessible and where they should be.
Crazy.
In order to hit the cancel button with your right thumb, you often have to reposition your right hand, you know, the one that is supposed to control the throttle. In the meantime, your left hand is doing nothing. Its a stupid design.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:05 PM   #72
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In order to hit the cancel button with your right thumb, you often have to reposition your right hand, you know, the one that is supposed to control the throttle. In the meantime, your left hand is doing nothing. Its a stupid design.
Your opinion. They are obviously favored by many owners. Me included.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:29 PM   #73
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What I like about the new LC:
1: More power
2: Shifts better
3: Slipper clutch
4: New updated dash
5: Ride modes
6: Longer sidestand
7: Cruise control
8: Dynamic ESA
9: Handles like a street bike (which is where 97% of you will be riding it)
10: Better windshield

Seriously, what's not to love? As for it losing its "GS'ness" WTF does that mean anyway? Its a whole new bike. And those flappy paddle turn signals on the old ones were dumb. For real. Two hands and three different buttons needed to turn a frikking turn signal on. PLease.
^^^^^^^^^that.
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