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Old 03-09-2013, 04:02 AM   #6196
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Another question to those that have taken delivery of their new 1200GS LC.

On the former 1200GS the user could not change these settings (had to be done by the dealer):

- Delay time/distance for automatically turning off the turn signals.
- Delay time for turning off lights after ignition has been switched off.
- Display of average and current consumption as "liter/100 km" OR "km/liter"

Can the user change any of these settings on the new 1200GS LC or are they only changeable by the dealer?

Just wanted to know before I pick mine up, so that my dealer set this up to my liking, if it is not user managed.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:07 AM   #6197
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The lit that I have states that it operates the Nav functions-zoom(in&out)-repeat voice prompts-volume and move through main pages and menus....the same multi controller on the 1600GT allows access to all systems on monitor..you woulld think it would be similar on GS...any of you happy new owners have the answer
It only controls the GPS. At least it did on the demo bike I tested last week.

Another thing that I was told by my dealer was that the BMW Motorrad GPS only connects with bluetooth to the BMW helm set and NOT other helm sets. I don't know if this is right, so if anyone has more info on this then please make a post.

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:15 AM   #6198
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It only controls the GPS. At least it did on the demo bike I tested last week.

Another thing that I was told by my dealer was that the BMW Motorrad GPS only connects with bluetooth to the BMW helm set and NOT other helm sets. I don't know if this is right, so if anyone has more info on this then please make a post.

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Good question-what about the Schuberth SRC system-I am riding over to dealer this a.m. and see if LC has arrived
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:17 AM   #6199
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The spinning wheel only controls functions on the GPS and doesn't control anything on the on board computer. I THINK the spinning wheel only comes as part of the GPS preparation package and isn't on standard bikes? not 100%
Having both the GS and a K16 I can say I prefer the interface on the GS.For example to zoom in or out on the GS you just hold the wheel to the left or right on the GS , where as on the GT you first have to line select the zoom in or out prompt on the bikes onboard TFT screen menu, which can mean cycling through other menus to get there first. The GS imports a new menu screen into the navigator which has amongst other functions,a handy "go home"
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:20 AM   #6200
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Good question-what about the Schuberth SRC system-I am riding over to dealer this a.m. and see if LC has arrived
On the K16 at least the navigator would patch to the Schuberth, but you couldn't control the headphone's volume using the spinning wheel like you could with the BMW communicator.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:05 AM   #6201
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Well, I'm now the proud owner of an LC GS!

Got to the dealership at 9.30am, went through all the paperwork, paid the balance, and signed a few forms. We then went down and looked over the bike, I put the panniers and bags in my wife's car and off she went.

After a 10 minute run through of the bike (I was itching to ride off, but needed to go through all the features with the BMW guy) off I rode into the sunset. Well off onto wet roads covered in grit, crap and diesel.

Enough of all that, here it is













Initial impressions are that this bike is going to be amazing. Due to the bad weather, brand new tyres and brand new bike, I didn't get a chance to fully explore much, TBH I just wanted to get it home in one piece (the long way round). So, after a few miles, the bike was filthy and in need of a clean.

It's now cleaned (much easier to clean these wheels) tucked up, and I'll be spending the rest of the day fitting accessories, working out how the heck the Motorrad Navigator works, and reading the manual (I need to know what oil it uses!).

Bring on the adventures. I'll report back with as much info as possible over the coming weeks.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #6202
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Let me be the first to congratulate you upon having finally taken delivery......enjoy!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:22 AM   #6203
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Sweet - congrats Rich!

Is that the small or large GS tank bag? Also thought you were getting the Akro?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #6204
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Well, I'm now the proud owner of an LC GS!

Got to the dealership at 9.30am, went through all the paperwork, paid the balance, and signed a few forms. We then went down and looked over the bike, I put the panniers and bags in my wife's car and off she went.

After a 10 minute run through of the bike (I was itching to ride off, but needed to go through all the features with the BMW guy) off I rode into the sunset. Well off onto wet roads covered in grit, crap and diesel.

Enough of all that, here it is

Initial impressions are that this bike is going to be amazing. Due to the bad weather, brand new tyres and brand new bike, I didn't get a chance to fully explore much, TBH I just wanted to get it home in one piece (the long way round). So, after a few miles, the bike was filthy and in need of a clean.

It's now cleaned (much easier to clean these wheels) tucked up, and I'll be spending the rest of the day fitting accessories, working out how the heck the Motorrad Navigator works, and reading the manual (I need to know what oil it uses!).

Bring on the adventures. I'll report back with as much info as possible over the coming weeks.
Very nice!!! Congratulations - gorgeous bike. I know the feeling - when I bought my GSA last year I picked it up on a dreary rainy day. It didn't stop me from going off on a long ride anyway. When I got home I looked at my new baby, which was now filthy, and just had to wash her.

Question - is the new Motorrad Navigator different than the Nav IV that's been out for a few years now?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:36 AM   #6205
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It's now cleaned (much easier to clean these wheels) tucked up, and I'll be spending the rest of the day fitting accessories, working out how the heck the Motorrad Navigator works, and reading the manual (I need to know what oil it uses!).

Bike looks great! Does the GPS come with software that allows routes to be up/downloaded to a computer ?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:46 AM   #6206
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Thumbs up!

Love the color. ENJOY! Not much better than getting a new motorcycle!
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #6207
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Bike looks great! Does the GPS come with software that allows routes to be up/downloaded to a computer ?
Garmin's software free package Basecamp can be downloaded from their website.

Mac users: http://www.garmin.com/en-US/shop/downloads/basecamp
Windows users: http://www8.garmin.com/support/downl...ls.jsp?id=4435

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:17 AM   #6208
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Well, I'm now the proud owner of an LC

It's now cleaned (much easier to clean these wheels) tucked up, and I'll be spending the rest of the day fitting accessories, working out how the heck the Motorrad Navigator works, and reading the manual (I need to know what oil it uses!).

Bring on the adventures. I'll report back with as much info as possible over the coming weeks.
congrats. is that the small tankbag you`ve got?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:22 AM   #6209
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Well, I'm now the proud owner of an LC GS!

Got to the dealership at 9.30am, went through all the paperwork, paid the balance, and signed a few forms. We then went down and looked over the bike, I put the panniers and bags in my wife's car and off she went.

After a 10 minute run through of the bike (I was itching to ride off, but needed to go through all the features with the BMW guy) off I rode into the sunset. Well off onto wet roads covered in grit, crap and diesel.

Enough of all that, here it is













Initial impressions are that this bike is going to be amazing. Due to the bad weather, brand new tyres and brand new bike, I didn't get a chance to fully explore much, TBH I just wanted to get it home in one piece (the long way round). So, after a few miles, the bike was filthy and in need of a clean.

It's now cleaned (much easier to clean these wheels) tucked up, and I'll be spending the rest of the day fitting accessories, working out how the heck the Motorrad Navigator works, and reading the manual (I need to know what oil it uses!).

Bring on the adventures. I'll report back with as much info as possible over the coming weeks.
Is your seat the low profile option?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:25 AM   #6210
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Is your seat the low profile option?
Was it really necessary to quote the entire post to ask that one simple question....
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