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Old 04-08-2013, 01:42 PM   #8191
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Top case

Could anyone tell me if the new top case for the LC GS is higher than the previous model ? Will it fit a Shoei Neotec full face helmet ?

The previous model wouldn't hold a full face helmet and this was a pain in the ...

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Old 04-08-2013, 02:07 PM   #8192
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Problem with these is if the pannier gets riped off in a fall, their is no way to strap the box back to the bike.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #8193
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I know it's personal, I totally dislike those bags, looking incompatible with the GS, in comparison I do like the Holan panniers (can't speak function) 100% better.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:22 PM   #8194
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I'm curious...are you guys seeing new GS' at your dealers or have customers taken delivery? My dealer is a top selling dealer here and they still have only received the demo bike and one other bike which was sold to someone on the waiting list. I'm really surprised the bikes are so slow to make it to dealers.

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Old 04-08-2013, 03:36 PM   #8195
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Mine are on order (unpainted aluminum variety... I'm just going to bang them up eventually, anyway). The Touratech or Globe Scout might be a better bag but they both are much wider than my liking. The 38L Holan's are just right for me. YMMV.
I really like the way these are mounted with the balanced design. I contacted Touratech inquiring about the balanced set for the GS LC. They said they were working on it and it would come to market sometime 4th qtr 2013.


Where did you order your Holans, Marchyman? Where you given an ETA for delivery?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #8196
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I'm curious...are you guys seeing new GS' at your dealers or have customers taken delivery? My dealer is a top selling dealer here and they still have only received the demo bike and one other bike which was sold to someone on the waiting list. I'm really surprised the bikes are so slow to make it to dealers.
Considering your location I'd be surprised if you ever were to see one, you might see something else instead :-)
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:52 PM   #8197
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If you're US-based you can order from Jason at http://www.advmotorrad.com/, he's also in the vendor forum here.

Otherwise, just order direct from Holan. www.holan.pl
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:55 PM   #8198
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Where did you order your Holans, Marchyman? Where you given an ETA for delivery?
http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php...product_id=211

I had a question and emailed the owner on Easter Sunday.... he returned my email that afternoon. In the email exchange he said typical delivery is 30-40 days and that mine should be available mid May. That works for me.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:16 PM   #8199
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Considering your location I'd be surprised if you ever were to see one, you might see something else instead :-)
Oh, haha, forgot I put that in there. California!
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:35 PM   #8200
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http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php...product_id=211

I had a question and emailed the owner on Easter Sunday.... he returned my email that afternoon. In the email exchange he said typical delivery is 30-40 days and that mine should be available mid May. That works for me.
Great news, I look forward to your report once delivered. I should be getting my bike around June.
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:08 PM   #8201
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Finally, some light at the end of the tunnel...

Went to BMW dealer who flat out said my bike (my original order) would be here sometime in mid June. I had him look into his system and to please locate a bike like mine not snagged by any other dealer, and to my surprise he located a bike sitting at the Bremerhaven dock in Germany with no one asking for it (I have no idea how that works...but at this point I don't really care! I had to give up the spoke wheels though ), he punched in some data and presto! he tells me the bike is now allocated to his store! It is being loaded onto the ship (he even gave me the ship's name so I could track it on www.marinetraffic.com) and should be on the East Coast by the 20th. That puts the bike in California around the 29th. That puts my trip to Cabo back online!! Yeah baby!!!
Most of my faith in BMW has been restored!
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:22 PM   #8202
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It is being loaded onto the ship (he even gave me the ship's name so I could track it on www.marinetraffic.com) and should be on the East Coast by the 20th. That puts the bike in California around the 29th. That puts my trip to Cabo back online!! Yeah baby!!!
Most of my faith in BMW has been restored!
What ship? I'm trying to figure out what mine is on -- I have a VIN but no shipper.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:16 PM   #8203
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I'm curious...are you guys seeing new GS' at your dealers or have customers taken delivery? My dealer is a top selling dealer here and they still have only received the demo bike and one other bike which was sold to someone on the waiting list. I'm really surprised the bikes are so slow to make it to dealers.
Odd your dealer only got a demo and one other bike. My dealer doesn't even sell that many normal GS'es, they sell about 4 times as many Adventures. This is why they were so late to get any allocated, buildable bikes compared to some other people that are posting. Sucks to have to wait so much longer when I had my deposit down so early.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:39 PM   #8204
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I'm curious...are you guys seeing new GS' at your dealers or have customers taken delivery? My dealer is a top selling dealer here and they still have only received the demo bike and one other bike which was sold to someone on the waiting list. I'm really surprised the bikes are so slow to make it to dealers.
Same story here in Seattle. I'm told its one of the top GS dealers in the states and they've received two LC's - a plain jane demo and 1 blue bike that went to Black Dog Cycleworks. The next bikes are due sometime in the next month, of which one should be mine. Regarding the demo, It's currently sitting in my garage as they let me have it thru the weekend until tomorrow. I'm putting a ride report together now.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:44 PM   #8205
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What ship? I'm trying to figure out what mine is on -- I have a VIN but no shipper.
If yours is being shipped, your dealer can give you specifics as to ports, ship and dates, departure and arrival.
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