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Old 03-08-2013, 03:08 AM   #6091
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That looks like Thunder Grey, same as RichBMW, right? Nice. I think I am beginning to like the Thunder Grey more tan the Red.

I wonder how it would look with spoke wheels.
Yes, mine's in thunder grey, the best of the selection I thought. My previous GS I've just traded in was a triple black, the wife can't spot the difference. I thought even she would spot it was a new model,but no, which is a shame as I could have put it in the garage un noticed and saved some bike buying wife credits for later fleet acquisitions.

I originally went with the wire wheels but looking at the bikes at the show preferred the cast wheels as they have a 90 degree air valve on one of the spokes like on my K16, it doesn't sound much but it makes life a lot easier, easier to clean as well.

I'll try and pull it out the garage and take some more pictures later, but it's dull and raining here today.

One neat thing I noticed yesterday was the instantaneous fuel flow reading, at a stand still it gives flow in gallons per hour, and on the move in miles per gallon.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:23 AM   #6092
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:36 AM   #6093
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(and yes final seconds is new 12GS)
WOW..thanks for posting...tried to spot a few that I have owned...have had my 2012 GS appx 6 months...do you think my wife would notice if a new LC showed up in the garage Mrjon???
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:55 AM   #6094
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WOW..thanks for posting...tried to spot a few that I have owned...have had my 2012 GS appx 6 months...do you think my wife would notice if a new LC showed up in the garage Mrjon???
I'd say give it a go, and deal with the consequences afterwards, if you get rumbled !
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:03 AM   #6095
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I'd say give it a go, and deal with the consequences afterwards, if you get rumbled !
I have bought a new bike on a couple of occasions without forwarning my wife...as in was talking new bike but just didn't say when..comment was along the lines of "your bike looks different-did you add something to it?"
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:19 AM   #6096
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lucky people... I don't think I could get away so easily

(plus she gets reports on bank balance - although I do the management - she likes to keep them)
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:28 AM   #6097
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lucky people... I don't think I could get away so easily

(plus she gets reports on bank balance - although I do the management - she likes to keep them)
As I recall the couple of times I picked up a new bike without fornotice...I had already gotten the tentative nod "whatever makes you happy"(what a woman)...and the new bike shows up in the garage...you know the LC in blue is similar to the one I have now...hmmm
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:57 AM   #6098
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I have bought a new bike on a couple of occasions without forwarning my wife...as in was talking new bike but just didn't say when..comment was along the lines of "your bike looks different-did you add something to it?"
My fav one from a guy I know: Honey I would like a bike / dog / ... (he used it a lot of times. His wife replies: are you crazy? And after 30 min his wife gives in, he goes outside and puts the new toy inside he allready bought before asking his wife.

I am single, no such problems.
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:07 AM   #6099
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My fav one from a guy I know: Honey I would like a bike / dog / ... (he used it a lot of times. His wife replies: are you crazy? And after 30 min his wife gives in, he goes outside and puts the new toy inside he allready bought before asking his wife.

I am single, no such problems.
My gf rides too, so the only discussion when I announced that I want to order one was 'its not fair, why do you get to ride 1200GS while I have a weestrom ! I waaant onee toooo!' She's the best :)
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:09 AM   #6100
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I will take a new LC for a ride as soon as my dealer gets one in...probably a mistake!!!
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:20 AM   #6101
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New additions to our motorbike family
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:21 AM   #6102
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My gf rides too, so the only discussion when I announced that I want to order one was 'its not fair, why do you get to ride 1200GS while I have a weestrom ! I waaant onee toooo!' She's the best :)
This will change as soon as you move on to have a common bank account and/or kids.
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two?
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:25 AM   #6104
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Holy Boxer, what a sight !
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We always get them in pairs so that they don't feel alone in the Garage
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