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Old 03-31-2013, 03:23 PM   #7786
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Seams as if the Akra exhaust and lots of other accessories are on back order worldwide. It has again come as a surprise that there actually are customers who are willing to splash the cash to get new toys despite the financial crisis

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One more idea to those that can't get enough farkles:

Source: www.wunderlich.de

Nice spoiler. German engineering

I saw someone posted a video of their new GS with this deflector, but I'm wondering how it mounts given the crease in the center of the GS' windscreen...perhaps the crease flattens out at the top allowing a good mounting point for this, not sure.
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:31 PM   #7787
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Glossy screen cover over the display is annoying in sunny weather.
Should be fine in England then.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:06 PM   #7788
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I'm surprised Touratech or Wunderlich haven't come up with a guard for this area yet - kinda like the oil cooler guards for the pre-WC boxers. Looks like it would scoop a lot of road crap up in there. Is there anything important behind that area that could get damaged?
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #7789
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I'm surprised Touratech or Wunderlich haven't come up with a guard for this area yet - kinda like the oil cooler guards for the pre-WC boxers. Looks like it would scoop a lot of road crap up in there. Is there anything important behind that area that could get damaged?
No not really.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:54 PM   #7790
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:57 PM   #7791
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Thinking about adding some lights to the bike. I really like how the OEM aux light controls and bracket integrates with the bike, would like to use the BMW harness, switch and bracket with other lights.

Anyone know the specs on the OEM Aux LED lights?

I also wonder how the BMW lights are powered, through the Canbus with possible issues of adding lights with a different power draw?
If the Canbus doesn't use any feedback signals from the lights I guess the best way is to just add a relay with a power cable from the battery and trig it from the BMW harness.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #7792
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Thumb tall riders: windscreen options?

Hi all,
At 6'4" w/34" inseam, the OEM screen provides clean air but it's really loud. Has anyone tried something that works to reduce noise for tall riders? If you post about this please note your height and inseam. Thanks.

(I may try taking the screen off entirely as it seems that one either needs a barn door or nothing at all to keep the noise to a minimum.)
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:05 PM   #7793
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I did this and it made the clutch and brake function like my previous GSs. I'll tell my BMW dealer about this in their setup.

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Thanks for the tip! Mine's the same and I hadn't thought of that yet. And nice pic. I see you have the fastest color, red
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I noticed the clutch and brake have rotary lever adjustment settings from 1 to 4. The clutch was set at 4 and I found it wouldn't engage until it was near the end of releasing (the lever). I set it to 1 and now it's perfect for me - the clutch engages as I start to release the lever.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:07 PM   #7794
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I got the Wolfman attached today like the Touratech bag instructions.

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Thanks, I'll take a look at that. After posting about this I checked out the Touratech bags for the LC GS and saw how they wrap their straps around the support for the front of the seat. That might work too but I haven't had a chance to check it out.

With all the other farkling there is to do, I'd be happy to stick with my Wolfman bag...
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I just modified my 'held' tank bag which also has 2 straps. Pick one of two pairs of screws available (the 2 directly toward 6 oclock and the two more lateral but still under the seat) and cut the straps to length. Melt a very small hole in the nylon, add a small washer, and screw 'em down permanent like. Mine are pretty thick rubber so didn't have to use a washer; just screwed them thru the existing buckle hole. When I take the tank bag off I can just tuck the straps and velcro between the seat and tank- easy peasy, low profile, uber secure, and very clean This is of course if you don't want to replace your wolfman (or get another with 2 straps). IF you need a reason to upgrade, well, I completely understand and I'm sure there's something designed to fit in that little catch area between teh 6oclock screws I referenced.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:36 PM   #7795
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Omigosh that is a beautiful picture...way more mechanical presence than my MTS1200S. Just MHO y'unnerstand...

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:23 AM   #7796
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I will go for the '13 1200GS LC. Why?

You have to choose the dynamic ESA for the new 1200GS LC in order to harvest the true upgrade to dynamics and versatility. The engine is upgraded in many ways as you already know but I think that you can sum it all up to: smooth, powerful and more torque through out.

Max :-)
Totally agree with you Max but would also add the Ride Modes and ASC are essential to gain all the benefits. The new GS is the SUM of ALL these parts

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Old 04-01-2013, 12:57 AM   #7797
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Totally agree with you Max but would also add the Ride Modes and ASC are essential to gain all the benefits. The new GS is the SUM of ALL these parts

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Exactly the point.
Someone that plans to go for all new toys (new D-ESA, ride modes, LED) makes perfect sense to go for new bike. People looking for a more "conservative" setup, then the 04-12 looks fine. Remember the GS was the top bike of it's kind for the total of the years it is out (or most). A newer bike doesn't make the previous version cr*p.
(exceptions exist... like MS12 vs MT10)
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:05 AM   #7798
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:37 AM   #7799
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A friend has a similar guard on his GSA's headlight. He's complained that it blocks a considerable amount of light, enough to cast that same pattern on the road at night.
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:41 AM   #7800
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A friend has a similar guard on his GSA's headlight. He's complained that it blocks a considerable amount of light, enough to cast that same pattern on the road at night.
These things are normally for off-road and have quick-release mechanisms when you don't need them.
Of course most are used by wannabe offroaders.
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