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Old 03-06-2014, 09:52 PM   #2311
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Fadec is an acronym for full authority digital engine controll. It is used on newer turbine engines. I have never seen an o2 sensor on a turbine engine. There is no need. The more fuel you pour into a turbine the more power it produces. With out protection devices you could add fuel until the engine oversped or melted. I dont know if GA recips are using anythig that advanced or not.
If I'd known mentioning FADEC would take the thread to the topic of diesel I would never have brought it up. My apologies. But, yes, there are FADEC piston A/C engines that burn avgas. I think the only relevant points raised so far relate to leaded fuels compromising the cat and O2 sensors.

Moving on.......
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:56 PM   #2312
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you aeroplane people need to get a room man !!



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Old 03-06-2014, 09:58 PM   #2313
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I'd settle for a weekend of nice riding weather.
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Old 03-07-2014, 02:07 AM   #2314
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you aeroplane people need to get a room man !!



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True. All this needed a separate topic (a split?).


(actually I was thinking of posting this yesterday, but then thought it could attract some hate, esp. since I don't own a WGSA, which seems to be a prerequisite for some to even have an opinion)
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:48 AM   #2315
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I don't own a WGSA, which seems to be a prerequisite for some to even have an opinion)

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Old 03-07-2014, 03:55 AM   #2316
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I'd settle for a weekend of nice riding weather.
Come here. We have summer temperatures predicted here for the weekend (keep in mind our summers aren't that warm). 20C.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:03 AM   #2317
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Come here. We have summer temperatures predicted here for the weekend (keep in mind our summers aren't that warm). 20C.
18-19 here. I went out and bought some summer gear today.
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Old 03-07-2014, 12:18 PM   #2318
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I've noticed the same thing on mine. I just figured they all do that
If enough riders mention it at service time we might get an update. I am certain this is a fault in the way the computer uses sensor input?
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:21 PM   #2319
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Come here. We have summer temperatures predicted here for the weekend (keep in mind our summers aren't that warm). 20C.
Not so much fun running the twisties in a driving rain.

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Old 03-07-2014, 07:03 PM   #2320
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Guys I apologize if this has been covered but I cannot bring myself to read all 160 pages of this thread.

How does the bike compare to the Watercooled GS? I'm well aware of the equipment differences and fuel range. I'm looking for how it feels compared to the GS. It is noticeably more top heavy? I don't think there will be a demo to ride for another month.

My '13 GSW is very agile and feels much lighter than it is.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #2321
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Guys I apologize if this has been covered but I cannot bring myself to read all 160 pages of this thread.

How does the bike compare to the Watercooled GS? I'm well aware of the equipment differences and fuel range. I'm looking for how it feels compared to the GS. It is noticeably more top heavy? I don't think there will be a demo to ride for another month.

My '13 GSW is very agile and feels much lighter than it is.
i think you feel the added weight at stop, backing and getting it on the stand but once underway you don't notice. the new GSA is incredibly balanced IMO. Have a standard 08 GS, demo'ed a GSW and glad i waited on the GSAW
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:23 PM   #2322
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Guys I apologize if this has been covered but I cannot bring myself to read all 160 pages of this thread.

How does the bike compare to the Watercooled GS? I'm well aware of the equipment differences and fuel range. I'm looking for how it feels compared to the GS. It is noticeably more top heavy? I don't think there will be a demo to ride for another month.

My '13 GSW is very agile and feels much lighter than it is.
Not top heavy! Fuel is low down. Flywheel is heavier which makes it incredible for maneuvering at low speed. Hard to back paddle unless you have long legs.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:48 AM   #2323
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Cant wait for good riding weather here as its still cold and winter like conditions. Forgive me if its already been mentioned in this thread but, does anyone know what BMW uses for the fuel gauge on these new GS's? I won't miss the dreaded fuel strip on my old bike at all.
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:54 PM   #2324
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:49 PM   #2325
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Rubber thingy

I took off the plastic side panels and front fender to start the farkle fest and while removing the right side plastics this rubber thingy fell to the floor. Anybody who has removed the 2014 GSAW side panels remember where this goes? It has an adhesive backing on the flat side.



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