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Old 04-07-2013, 11:32 AM   #8161
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GS are made to be dropped. As soon as that happens you plastics will have scratches and id think you want replace them. My Honda was the same way. There are numbers on the plastic blinkers inside the lights, but i havenīt checked that any of the other plastics. I wish the make stoppers on the GS aluminum bags where it touches the ground. I know there black rubber corners, but you canīt take them off. I love the those bags it one of my favorite parts of the bike.
I think the new GS is pretty neat your GPS doesnīt block the tach like air there a lot i like about it, but I didnīt want miss out of the old air cooled design by getting a liquid cooled even though the new one is the same sound and it air cooled. I probably going to skip this new R1200GS and get or wait till the new RT with the new engine comes out. I hope they put LED on the new RT like did with the liquid. I do almost all my riding on road. I think BMW will step forward and make one fully liquid cooled, but the next one after the liquid cooled maybe be like the 2 oilairs they made. If you can get over that fact your engine wont be a boxer the F800GS engine is almost perfect. It sounds great and the power in torque and hp are almost perfect. BMW made great new 1200GS everyone liked the F800GS front light but BMW took it another top level with the LEDs on the new liquid cooled. it be nice to get 15hp that probably perfect as far as enough power for anyone. although the air comes close to that.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:21 PM   #8162
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:18 PM   #8163
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Thumb CalSci windscreens

Calsci has just released pics of their new windscreen for the LC GS and I've ordered an x-tall for myself . At 6'4" w/34" inseam, the OEM screen gave me clean air flow but was incredibly loud.

I've taken the screen off entirely (hint, take the wings off first to get at the lower torq screw with a ratchet screw driver (below). It's like riding a naked bike but at least it's quiet. Mark at Calsci said they'd probably start shipping orders by 4/15.

No affiliation with the company other than being a happy customer previously (w/an FJR).

Oh, and the screen comes with a headlight guard included in the price!







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Old 04-07-2013, 06:11 PM   #8164
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At the risk of getting flamed here what is going on (rumors) with the GS Adventure LC? I've seen the new straight GS but would love to hear about the Adventure other than next year you'll see.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #8165
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heres the racks for the TT luggage set up
I think they look pretty good
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:20 PM   #8166
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At the risk of getting flamed here what is going on (rumors) with the GS Adventure LC? I've seen the new straight GS but would love to hear about the Adventure other than next year you'll see.
Nobody knows, no official word from anybody but I guess one year from now we'll see it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:36 PM   #8167
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Nobody knows, no official word from anybody but I guess one year from now we'll see it.
somehow I think the RT will pop up first
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:17 AM   #8168
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somehow I think the RT will pop up first
True.

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:52 AM   #8169
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heres the racks for the TT luggage set up
I think they look pretty good
Personally I think they look seriously ugly and huge. They are nowhere near the bike or the exhaust.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:15 AM   #8170
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Personally I think they look seriously ugly and huge. They are nowhere near the bike or the exhaust.
Same here, but likes are subjective I guess (these adventure types - either true or fake - seem to like this... armor).

On another subject, boy are these turn signals ugly or are these turn signals UGLY?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:17 AM   #8171
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They are nowhere near the bike or the exhaust.
+1. Definitely not a contender for those who can lane-split.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:25 AM   #8172
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Max, do you know whether this chart reflects Motorrad's dyno test results or was put together from the MFG's specs?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:31 AM   #8173
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Max, do you know whether this chart reflects Motorrad's dyno test results or was put together from the MFG's specs?
Both. For BMW it is factory.
It even says so.
Numbers on left "messwerte" are Motorrad. Numbers right "werksangaben" are factory numbers.

You can find dyno measure though published.

Look in the thread.
Here is one (I think it's a bit optimistic though).
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:35 AM   #8174
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Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:36 AM   #8175
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Personally I think they look seriously ugly and huge. They are nowhere near the bike or the exhaust.
Yep, glad I went for the BMW Varios now
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