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Old 03-23-2013, 05:12 PM   #7246
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Foot pegs - they stopped working within a few hundred miles because of the accumulated dirt and my low weight. Besides cleaning, i have to keep them very well lubricated. Then they work fine.

Side stand - i have a small foot, 9.5 US, and do not touch the side stand while standing. I'm however just preparing the bike for a trip and haven't driven a lot while standing. I made some photo's for you. It's indeed the Touratech one.



In this photo i didn't wear the boot so it didn't put any weight on the pegs. In practice it (the boot) will come down a little bit further and closer to the stand.
Thanks for the photos. It looks like there could be an issue when mounting a side stand expansion plate together with the adjustable foot pegs in the lowest position. I have ordered the adjustable foot pegs and I think that I won't order the side stand expansion plate yet.

Again thanks for posting the photos. Perfect illustration of a small but potential issue.

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:21 PM   #7247
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Anyone know where I can get hold of those reflectors on the forks in the UK?
Haha, over here we hate them and some remove them...I'd send you mine which I removed, but I may need to put them back on if I trade it in.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #7248
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Yesterday I rode the new base model R1200gs. The bike has more power than mine (my bike is '05 and 2 gens older) but felt very similar handling. I did have one complaint. I was virtually impossible to find neutral. WTF?

Anyone else have this problem?

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I've heard this before, but I had no problems at all on my demo ride.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:01 PM   #7249
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The new Soft-Ware is out, I did put it in some bikes a couple days ago.
thanks for posting. How about the transmission oil restrictor...have you done that recall on any bikes and if so, what is involved?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #7250
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Has anyone had the chance to hang a pair of Stitch Tank Panniers on the new bike??
I took mine to dealer today and they will work great. Like everyone else has said, they had a basic White demo and another with Touring and active packages along with spoke Wheels that tagged out at $18,985. They had no Vario's or Tank Bags to look at yet.

I also had my 660 Zumo with me and set it in the mount. It powered up with the key on but I couldn't (didn't know how to) get the wheel deal to make anything happen. Salesman was not much help.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:05 PM   #7251
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Haha, over here we hate them and some remove them...I'd send you mine which I removed, but I may need to put them back on if I trade it in.
Same thing here, removed them.
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:22 PM   #7252
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Same thing here, removed them.
Are they required in Canada as well or does BMW just build all the North American bikes the same?
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:37 PM   #7253
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Water head G/S ride report

Went to Irv Seavers today to ride the new R1200 G/S. They have a base model in red. The bike had people lining up to ride it, and it didn't get much rest all day. First off, the ergo, The seat is adjustable for height and for/aft and tilt. I have a 30" inseam and could touch the ground with both feet on the balls of my feet. On my 07, I have gotten used to putting down my left foot only with my right foot on the break. If I want to put both feet down, it's tippy toe's only. The new abilities are due to a MUCH more narrow front on the seat. The back seat is also now able to be adjusted for and aft with a tilt.
All the features of redesign of the motor have been explained to exhaustion in this thread,so, I won't go into those. Sitting on the bike is at once both familiar and different. The new windshield has a laminar flow plate at the base of it, so air is directed up and over the head mush better than on the older model. It has a adjustment knob that raises it and adjusts the tilt. This shield just works now. As I said the front of the saddle is narrow, so the bike just feels more flickable now. BUT at the same time, it feels way more planted. Let's just say handling, which was never a problem is even BETTER now!
A word of warning........when you blip the drive by wire throttle, make sure that your butt is up against the back seat, your gonna need it to stay on the bike! The POWER this new motor makes is AMAZING!!! It pulls no matter what gear you are in, no matter how low you lug it. Case in point, I was in 3rd gear, ran the rpm down to 2500, hit the throttle, the front came off of the ground about 4 inches!! I did that without using the clutch. Another thing I did was going into a right hander, I came up to it hot, got it whoa'ed down, put it into the corner, hit the throttle a little hard just before the apex, and did not realize that the front wheel had lifted. I unicycled it through the apex!! when I straightened it out the front went down(much to my surprise!!!). Did I mention that this bike takes off like a rocket???Oh wait, I did. I'm thinking that gone are the days that you will feed a Busa a wheel in the corner only. You will be able to feed them a wheel down the straights now as well.
Now with all that go, BMW didn't forget to add the whoa. New radial front brakes(with ABS of course)get the job done in VERY fine fashion. I am no trick rider by ANY means, but I could pull off front wheel stopies! They are THAT good. It case you were wondering, yes they are still partially linked, so the front applies both front and back.
Standing on the bike felt very natural. Some higher bars would be nice to have to do this in total comfort though.
My only real complaint,,,the new switch gear. I honked the horn once while THINKING I was putting on the left turn signal. BMW has given into all the mamby pamby's that didn't like (it's MUCH more intuitive)switch gear. It's now more like a Japanese bike. It will take this rider some getting used to.
The new clutch is very nice! Buttery smooth and easy to modulate. The levers are adjustable as well. One thing I did like about the new bar mounted appointments are the new fluid reservoirs. Finally back to metal with a window instead of out in the open plastic.
I could sit here and wax poetic all day, but what you REALLY NEED to do is get some seat time yourself on the new G/S to truly KNOW how much better this new bike is. I have an 07 G/S. Just as the 05 R1200 G/S was a night and day difference to the R1150 G/S, this new R1200 G/S is a night and day AND a night and day difference again.....if that makes any sense...
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #7254
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Well, got fed up w mushroom treatment by dealer so emailed BMW Motorrad USA. Nice person replied and simply asked for Bike's Production Number. Contacted dealer to obtain production number.....guy gave me the runaround. I am suspecting bike was probably just ordered even after I gave them money a month ago!. Any of you guys out there in the same situation, call dealer, ask for production number and code. Here's BMW Automobile production codes, which I found to be almost identical to the bike production codes:
0Order deleted by NA
17Order not Specified
37Order is at BMW NA
87Production Week Assigned
97Order sent to AG
100Order deleted by AG
101Error in data transmitted
102Special Order (no Prod Week)
105Order out of Prod. Period
111Order Accepted at AG
112Order scheduled for Production
150Production Started
153Assembly Started
155Production Completed
160Released to Distribution
168AG Stock
170Waiting Workshop
172Planned for Workshop
174Workshop Entry
176Workshop Complete
180Waiting for Export Dispatch
181Waiting for Domestic Dispatch
182AG Load No. -- Released to Carrier
193Arrived at Port of Exit
194Selected for Shipment
195Shipped from Port of Exit
196Shipment Arrival -- ATA
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #7255
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Are they required in Canada as well or does BMW just build all the North American bikes the same?
Yup, required and ugly. I'm German so in my case they are only recommended, same with speed limits
If I were riding at night I'd keep them but I don't so I'm OK with front visibility via aux lights and additional Skene Design P3 break LED's for the rear (absolutely great product).
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #7256
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Anything preventing the Fastway pegs be mounted in the lowest position on the new GS?

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Old 03-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #7257
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Though I'd share this for you folks that have not seen it. Your bike is built almost identical to this one (different for obvious reasons).

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Old 03-23-2013, 08:34 PM   #7258
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. The r1200gs WCs seems to have the same mounting for the pegs as on the F800gs. The old adventure ones will not fit.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:29 PM   #7259
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Yup, required and ugly. I'm German so in my case they are only recommended, same with speed limits
If I were riding at night I'd keep them but I don't so I'm OK with front visibility via aux lights and additional Skene Design P3 break LED's for the rear (absolutely great product).
Yep - all vehicles. Reason being, to identify the vehicle when without power, when seen from the side.
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:42 AM   #7260
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I also had my 660 Zumo with me and set it in the mount. It powered up with the key on but I couldn't (didn't know how to) get the wheel deal to make anything happen. Salesman was not much help.
You won't be able to control a 660 with the wheel, it will only control the BMW nav 4.
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