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Old 02-10-2013, 11:30 PM   #5191
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But I agree, it is concerning to have an issue with the bike already, in addition to the other issue mentioned by journalists which I dare not speak for fear of being shouted down.
The bike sucks. You don't want one. Nobody should even think of buying one.

There, that should help free up some available inventory should I decide I like the bike after a test ride.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #5192
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... it's possible that there won't even be a recall in some countries, perhaps just an internal service campaign by BMW.
I hope so.
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:05 AM   #5193
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I hope so.
With a completely new engine there will always be a couple things not 100% perfect right from the beginning but I wouldn't be too worried.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:18 AM   #5194
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I'm no mechanic so bear with me, but could the oil pressure issue be caused by the bikes being tipped over or placed on one end in the containter whilst in transit?
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:57 AM   #5195
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Not unless it was running at the time. The bikes probably don't have any fluids in them while they are in transit anyway.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:11 AM   #5196
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Not unless it was running at the time. The bikes probably don't have any fluids in them while they are in transit anyway.
I thought they put "running in" fluids in at the factory?
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:35 AM   #5197
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I thought they put "running in" fluids in at the factory?
They are however transported in un upright position.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:49 AM   #5198
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They are however transported in un upright position.
I don't think so. Haven't you seen BMW Motorrad transfer crates?
In all I've seen, the bike is upright, semi open box (so they know what way is up PLUS it is marked) and semi assembled with only things like windshield, one wheel, engine plate and such being "on the side" for assembly by distributor.
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:54 AM   #5199
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I know that they're meant to be shipped upright, but if the crates were accidentally shipped on their side, or on one end, would that cause the oil pressure issue? Obviously the bikes are so well packaged and wrapped, there would be no cosmetic damage once out of the crate.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:02 AM   #5200
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I know that they're meant to be shipped upright, but if the crates were accidentally shipped on their side, or on one end, would that cause the oil pressure issue? Obviously the bikes are so well packaged and wrapped, there would be no cosmetic damage once out of the crate.
Actually I don't think this ever happens.
(except rare cases - accidents)
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:03 AM   #5201
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Actually I don't think this ever happens.
(except rare cases - accidents)
Fair enough, it was just a thought.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:54 AM   #5202
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In fact BMW has same design for bikes that get delivered to other countries. I'm just say'n, ya know. Losing confidence.
So, Sir, if I understand, you were confident, everything was OK and you were looking forward to the new GS?
But becuase BMW is fixing something no-one knew about becuase the bikes haven't been delivered, you are losing confidence.
I would say your confidencde isn't rock solid.

But on to more interesting things: Anyone talked to Vern about making panniers to the new GS?
Link to the panniers-thread is here. Notice, if you like, who made the firsk post and where he took his panniers.

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Old 02-11-2013, 04:22 AM   #5203
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So, Sir, if I understand, you were confident, everything was OK and you were looking forward to the new GS?
But becuase BMW is fixing something no-one knew about becuase the bikes haven't been delivered, you are losing confidence.
I would say your confidencde isn't rock solid.

But on to more interesting things: Anyone talked to Vern about making panniers to the new GS?
Link to the panniers-thread is here. Notice, if you like, who made the firsk post and where he took his panniers.

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I found it strange too (because to me it creates the exact opposite feeling), but I guess everyone has his own measures.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:26 AM   #5204
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A note for people looking up for media concerning new GS.

If you follow the "One World One GS" thing, the videos in BMW Motorrad site are very low resolution.
Make sure to follow BMW Motorrad in youtube, as they have all the videos (all Laos, plus 4 days of NZ up to this moment) in full HD (1080p).

I am sure they will also pop in BMW media site (which is mainly for journalists) in uncompressed form.

I love how the guy four days into the journey still doesn't believe it and has a constant smile on his face a la Jocker. I almost feel ok that I lost the NZ trip (which is which I applied) since he seems to be really happy.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:29 AM   #5205
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Clearly some live in a "Glass half Empty" world rather than a "Glass half Full" world.

At least in my humble opinion, a sad way to live.
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