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Old 03-01-2013, 04:48 AM   #5716
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Yes maybe too many bugs.

I don't have a doubt they will be fixed (and are getting fixed), but indeed makes you laugh about this "million km" claim.

All these issues COULD be to satisfy tiny possibilities of failure.
On the other hand, this is one more issue that someone can easily correlate to Kevin Ash case and/or tank-slapping occurrences.

If the fix is indeed known, chances are the bikes in Morocco got fixed one night, with a tool sent with an ultra-urgent charter flight to Morocco.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:59 AM   #5717
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One World South Africa finished.
BMW Motorrad site has the whole eight days and low-res videos.
In their Youtube channel not all days are posted yet.

(for some reason they switched to 720p from 1080p too)

Next will be America I think (with Shawn).

--- On other news: Anything else more about Morocco?
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:49 AM   #5718
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Next will be America I think (with Shawn).
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It'll be Stephane in America and Stephanie in Europe i think.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #5719
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no official source or proof but that's why this will stay a rumor...

US bikes are about 2 weeks out from the showroom....the bikes are likely in the warehouse and stockpiling so they can all get pushed into the dealer network evenly.

the forks need a tool shipped over to adjust/tighten whatever needs done - this will be taken care of at the warehouses likely and shouldn't delay the arrivals by much if at all
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:05 AM   #5720
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Now I'm curious about that tool - how "special" could it be?
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Old 03-01-2013, 08:10 AM   #5721
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"Motorrad" just compared the 2012 with the 2013. 2013 is better is almost every way, brakes seem to be a bit better on the 2012.
2013 more power above 6000 rpm.
Wonder how much time is spent by the average rider above 6000 RPM?

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Old 03-01-2013, 08:13 AM   #5722
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Wonder how much time is spent by the average rider above 6000 RPM?

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Run it above 6000 rpm to " make the pig sing "
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:19 AM   #5723
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Now I'm curious about that tool - how "special" could it be?
Mmmm... You can't imagine how special.


...

...I am sure this felt wrong.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:02 AM   #5724
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Yes maybe too many bugs.

I don't have a doubt they will be fixed (and are getting fixed), but indeed makes you laugh about this "million km" claim.

All these issues COULD be to satisfy tiny possibilities of failure.
On the other hand, this is one more issue that someone can easily correlate to Kevin Ash case and/or tank-slapping occurrences.

If the fix is indeed known, chances are the bikes in Morocco got fixed one night, with a tool sent with an ultra-urgent charter flight to Morocco.
BMW is run by perfectionists. These are tiny fixes, that probably aren't that significant, but they want to get them done before bikes get signed over to new owners. I mean, issuing a recall because they've designed a stronger plastic clip to hold one of the brake lines on (when the original was fine, but ONE let go during some severe offroad riding), come on guys, CALM DOWN!!!!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:46 AM   #5725
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From italian forum, stop to the delivery of new LC GS.
A problem of the forks.......it's necessary a special tool to solve.
Sorry for my english.



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Old 03-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #5726
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Well we have stickers in the handgard insides from a recall haven't we? (at least my GS generation)
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:47 AM   #5727
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Cycle World has an article on the bike. The author says it's the biggest change in the lineup since he started writing about the GS, beginning with the R1100GS.

Presumably his experience doesn't go back to the R100GS.


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Old 03-01-2013, 10:49 AM   #5728
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Are you going thru Ride West or South Sound? What number are you?
South Sound. Wayne is the man to deal with as far as I'm concerned. Number? I have no idea. All I know is that the bike Im in love with at the moment will be here when it gets here.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #5729
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BMW is run by perfectionists. These are tiny fixes, that probably aren't that significant, but they want to get them done before bikes get signed over to new owners. I mean, issuing a recall because they've designed a stronger plastic clip to hold one of the brake lines on (when the original was fine, but ONE let go during some severe offroad riding), come on guys, CALM DOWN!!!!
Rich, Rich, Rich. I don't know how new you are to the party, but while you may be correct that BMW is run by perfectionists, it is also populated by skilled artists of denial and of saying nothing. It may just be the German way of measured response, but don't think for a minute that their perfectionism would either keep issues (whether small, or large but completely unexpected) from leaking through. Your vocal faith in them is one thing, but focusing your energies on the skeptics (or the fearful) borders on heavy handedness. Enjoy your anticipation, and your new bike. But if you have problems, we all expect you to adopt the same silence as the father company.
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:07 AM   #5730
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Just got back from the dealership. Impressive beast. Fit and finish looks good. LED lamps are amazing. Will be having a go when work / weather allows.
Only down sides - still can't believe the FD doesn't have a breather and at 45, i was the youngest punter in the shop. Looks like the Grey hairs are single handedly putting the economy right..
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