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Old 02-06-2013, 08:28 AM   #4966
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anybody going to the Almeria (spain) BMW testcamp ? they have the LC's setup both in Offroad and onroad.

http://www.bmw-motorrad-test-camp.de/
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:23 AM   #4967
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Called a german dealer for some info, and today the first ones are delivered in Germany
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #4968
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Damn... been 6 years since I had that feeling about something (and it was a GS too).
I envy you guys.

Hope you get them soon and "punish" them appropriately (AFTER running them in).
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #4969
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I've ridden the R1200 a lot, well over 100K miles, and I am considered not particularly slow, though my off road skills are pretty weak. I've never really noticed the dip at 5K like some complain so strongly about. Might be because I live at 5K plus 95% of the time.

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Me too Jim. Also, that graph really overplays the dip...if you change the scale or look at some dyno runs plotted on a different scale the dip is hardly noticeable. But the good thing is the new GS has even less of a dip for those that have an issue with it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:14 AM   #4970
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If you experience a tank slapper, you are not high enough!!

Actually had a track instructor say that you can't get a tankslapper with the front off the ground. That part may have been for humor's sake, but the advice to give a bike with a head shake more gas was the point.

Now, excuse me. I appear to be 10 pages behind on this thread.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:17 AM   #4971
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Better to buy after the fix because BMW usually quietly just changes specs without recalling the earlier problematic parts, like the self-destructing forks on the F650GS made from 2000 to mid-2003.
That "quiet fix" list is a very loooong one...
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #4972
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Amazing how many newly registered no0bs have posted only on this thread, overwhelmingly to toss out fear bombs and misinformation!

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Actually, Jim, my impressions were more like EJ's.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #4973
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Amazing how many newly registered no0bs have posted only on this thread, overwhelmingly to toss out fear bombs and misinformation!

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Actually, Jim, my impressions were more like EJ's.
Not to split hairs, but my actual meaning was that there were a lot of new members that seem to have no other purpose here than to bash on the bike none of us have ridden.

I didn't really mean that there were few that joined to simply participate and learn, though I can certainly see how that is what it looked like.

My apologies to all n0obs that might have been offended.

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Old 02-06-2013, 12:45 PM   #4974
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Maybe to get back on topic. Results of my daily scan for news:



And this showed up:

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall...fected-touches

I wonder, are they talking about the new LC one or the old model.
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #4975
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It says 2013 model year and qty affected 31... I don't think they still mfg old, oilhead, GSs


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Old 02-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #4976
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It says 2013 model year and qty affected 31... I don't think they still mfg old, oilhead, GSs


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Old 02-06-2013, 01:07 PM   #4977
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So that brings up a question....is the new GS going to be a 2014 model?
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:23 PM   #4978
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Maybe to get back on topic. Results of my daily scan for news:



And this showed up:

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall...fected-touches

I wonder, are they talking about the new LC one or the old model.
I'd be amazed if that was the new model as it hasn't even gone on sale yet I'd imagine that recall is on the GSA
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #4979
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Yeah, I was hopeful that the new GS dynamic suspension would be like the dynamic suspension that comes with the HP4. It's dynamic Sachs rear shock you can actually change the compression and rebound damping for each ride mode from a menu button. However, from what I can tell from the reports on the new GS intro, you can only change each ride mode with Hard, Standard, or Soft. No individual compression or rebound adjustment for each shock. I'm hoping Ohlins TTX will soon be available on the new GS, so I'm thinking I'll buy with the crappy stock non dynamic shocks and then change them out.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:54 PM   #4980
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Therefore, I rather concentrate on the question whether I can get away with buying a new bike again, or better, how long I have to wait so that I can get away with it ... I'm going through too many bikes, not like Oalvarez, of course, but he's hard to beat anyways ...


I hear ya there. I've been in the same boat, going through bike after bike trying to find "the one" that ticks all the boxes for me. Thought it was the Duc, but I kept riding it like a testosterone poisoned delinquent and figured I better sell it before something "bad" happened. So far the Stelvio has been great, but I keep my eye out for what's coming next. The GS looks to be awesome, again, which just makes everyone else have to try harder to also be awesome. We all win.

Looking forward to the day the new GS's start finding their way into owners hands and we get some real ride reports. That should put 99% of this other stuff to rest.

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