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Old 09-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #10846
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Allow me to add my voice to those who say that heat has not been an issue on the GSW. FYI, I happened to ride it through Townsend on 119 just last week.
Seems a bunch of GSW's are cruising through my home town.

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Old 09-23-2013, 06:55 PM   #10847
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I've ridden in 103 degrees and I didn't notice any hot spots on the bike. This is something I'm actually concerned about, but BMW got this right on this bike.


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Thanks! It's strange how much this issue is bothering me on my S10. I've just never connected with this bike like I did with my Wee (that sounds a bit strange) .

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:19 PM   #10848
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Has anyone waxed the paintwork of their 1200? Obviously the tank/beak panels can be waxed and obviously the mat grey side panels should not, but what about the alu-look fangs/radiator shrouds? Apparently this has a special coating to avoid picking up fingerprints so I don't want to wax it and find out later that it's ruined the finish... Am intending to use a good quality non abrasive carnauba wax.
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:23 PM   #10849
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Hey guys, anybody servicing the bike at home?
Any tricks or tips?
Best oils/ coolant if necessary?
Any word on the new interface for GS-911?
Thanks in advance
BBY has the fluids, but not a full kit yet because there is no aftermarket plugs for it.

The new GS-911 equivalent will be out soon.

There should be a video out in a couple months demonstrating the service processes.

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Old 09-23-2013, 07:32 PM   #10850
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Thanks Jim

Thanks mate, I haven't seen any warnings about using friction modified oils? Id guess don't use though?
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Old 09-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #10851
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Thanks mate, I haven't seen any warnings about using friction modified oils? Id guess don't use though?
"Generally" it is not recommended with a wet clutch, but there are exceptions.

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Old 09-23-2013, 11:32 PM   #10852
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Thanks mate, I haven't seen any warnings about using friction modified oils? Id guess don't use though?
The specs are in the back of the owners manual. SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2

Find an oil that matches and have fun.
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Old 09-24-2013, 04:00 AM   #10853
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I get more heat off my f800gs than my 1200... Not noticed any heat to speak of on either side even when stopped in traffic with the radiator fan going on the right.
I fully agree with that. (had the F8GS too)
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #10854
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no wax but Plexus..

LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff...
Nice one - just googled it... although doesn't seem to be readily available on our island... will keep an eye out.

There seems to be a number of aviation products being marketed for vehicular use, ACF-50 for example, absolutely tip top stuff.
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:00 PM   #10855
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Honda has a product very similar to Plexus- can is white, pink and black

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Old 09-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #10856
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Are there any Wee Strom to LC converts on here? I'm curious if anyone is noticing the heat on the right side of the LC as reported by some. I never noticed any heat coming off my Wee but my Super Tenere is throwing some serious heat off the left side.

I'm mulling over the LC and really don't feel like dealing with another bike blowing heat on my legs.

Before the S10 crowd descends on me and tears me limb-to-limb, I'm in Florida (flipping hot) and yes there's heat and yes it bothers me. I know it doesn't bother some of you. My bike, my call.

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Odd... Commuted daily in Tokyo's sweltering summer on my S10 and experienced no heat-related discomfort.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #10857
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Odd... Commuted daily in Tokyo's sweltering summer on my S10 and experienced no heat-related discomfort.
I get this comment a lot and I have no idea why mine is so different. I have others that is bothers and some stating "what heat?". I'm sorry but there's no way on my bike you can ride it and not notice it.

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:05 AM   #10858
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no wax but Plexus..

LOVE LOVE LOVE that stuff...
Carnuba Wax and poly (Rejex-used in aviation and on Corvettes) all over...no problems
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:07 PM   #10859
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I get this comment a lot and I have no idea why mine is so different. I have others that is bothers and some stating "what heat?". I'm sorry but there's no way on my bike you can ride it and not notice it.

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I to live in Florida but have not noticed any heat issue on my S10 in 20k miles.
Perhaps you should have this discussion with your dealer. Don't think you'll find a fix here.

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Old 09-25-2013, 08:31 PM   #10860
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I to live in Florida but have not noticed any heat issue on my S10 in 20k miles.
Perhaps you should have this discussion with your dealer. Don't think you'll find a fix here.

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Actually this is exactly where I'm going to find my fix.

Like I said some folks don't notice it.
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