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Old 04-04-2013, 03:16 PM   #8056
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You'll still have another 2 trip meters to play with, plus the master odo
What, only four?
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:21 PM   #8057
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I like to use one to monitor my fuel range and another to see overall trip length. A trip that zeros if the bike sits overnight is F'ing stupid.
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You'll still have another 2 trip meters to play with, plus the master odo
As mrjon says
and you can turn off what you don't want to display
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Old 04-04-2013, 03:34 PM   #8058
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I like to use one to monitor my fuel range and another to see overall trip length. A trip that zeros if the bike sits overnight is F'ing stupid.
At others have written the Trip A is IN ADDITION to the Odo, Trip I, and Trip II. It is only on bikes with the Computer Pro option. Along with Trip A you get Overall time, Driving Time, current fuel consumption, and a bunch of other stuff.

Next trip question that I don't think anyone can answer, yet. The hexhead trip meters maxed out at 999 miles. Like bemiiten I like using one for fuel and one for trips. Trips are often more than 1000 miles. I wonder where the new trip odometers roll over.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:46 PM   #8059
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A few interesting details on the 1200GS LC prototype.

Here is the original photo (source: www.mototribu.com):



Bracket for the passenger foot peg has no visible weldings



Sidestand has no extra arm for folding down



Windscreen adjustment wheel is on the left side of the instruments



Fixation point are visible at the top of the front wheel tubes. These are the fixation points (indents in the tube) that that has been the reason for one of the recall actions.



Quite interesting to see that the fixation points actually were on the prototype but they were for some reason not made on the first batch of bikes. After the recall action these fixation points have now been added to all bikes.

I wish they could attach the bracket for the passenger pegs without the ugly weldings.

There are many other differences between this prototype and the production models that are being send out of the factory now. Clutch fluid container is different. Break caliber color is different and so on.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #8060
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A few interesting details on the 1200GS LC prototype.

Here is the original photo (source: www.mototribu.com):


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This is interesting to me:

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #8061
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You'll still have another 2 trip meters to play with, plus the master odo
Good to hear their are still two to work with. Still don't see the point though. If they want to be tricky, how about one that automaticly zeros when the tank is filled. I always trust that more then the miles to empty function.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:13 PM   #8062
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You'll still have another 2 trip meters to play with, plus the master odo
So four ODO meters in the instrument and if you also got the BMW Navigator 4 then here is one more ODO plus a complete GPS track logging system that automatically tracks your every move as long as it is turned on. There will be differences between the ODO on the bike and the GPS ODO since they have different measuring methods. Bike measures wheel turns (ABS ring on the rear wheel) and the GPS measures distance between GPS coordinates.

One should think that five ODO's would be enough to provide input to the good old log book.

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Note: If you use your GPS for measuring for example daily riding distances then you will need to compensate for any distances you travel on ferries etc. with your bike.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #8063
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This is interesting to me:

Here you can all compare a full photo of the prototype and production model.



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MaxReving screwed with this post 04-04-2013 at 06:03 PM
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #8064
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Not the GS, but the 2014 R1200RT!




http://www.motomag.com/spip.php?page...sse#ancrealbum

Looks like an R1200ST of yesteryear!

Jim
One more photo (front page of mag from www.mototribu.com ) without masking film.



I know this is the GS thread but maybe it would be a good time to start a new thread for the new R1200RT LC.

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Old 04-04-2013, 05:47 PM   #8065
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Compare the prototype and production model.



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ummmm....well, that's what I did....
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:01 PM   #8066
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ummmm....well, that's what I did....
Ah, sorry. I just wanted to make a full photo available so that others could compare.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:03 PM   #8067
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One more photo (front page of mag from www.mototribu.com ) without masking film.



I know this is the GS thread but maybe it would be a good time to start a new thread for the new R1200RT LC.

Max :-)

I did, in the road rider forum.

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Old 04-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #8068
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Yes but have you tested and compared the two models THROUGH THE CANYONS? Because else you shouldn't reply.
The new bike is a dog through the canyons. Probably the worst bike to ever roll down tarmac when it comes to canyons. When you reach the river at the bottom of the canyon the damn bike sinks like a stone. BMW certainly should have addressed this like honda did with the airbag on the goldwing. If you haven't ridden your bike onto a raft into the Grand Canyon please do not respond to this post.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:38 PM   #8069
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Picked up panniers today at TT. Ill post pictures after the install.
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:58 PM   #8070
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The new bike is a dog through the canyons. Probably the worst bike to ever roll down tarmac when it comes to canyons. When you reach the river at the bottom of the canyon the damn bike sinks like a stone. BMW certainly should have addressed this like honda did with the airbag on the goldwing. If you haven't ridden your bike onto a raft into the Grand Canyon please do not respond to this post.
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