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Old 04-10-2013, 07:42 AM   #8281
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Oh man, I called my dealer yesterday and they said these are weeks if not months away. Does that mean they are wrong, and that I will have mine fitted tomorrow on the service?
I don't know where mine has come from then, it's probably a cheap Chinese copy I've just paid 800 quid for
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:56 AM   #8282
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People that OWN the new LC GS for some time (I mean enough time to have refilled it a few times)... How good is the fuel gauge?

Some people cannot forget the issues with that, in previous GS.
Seems pretty good. Refilled a couple of times with app. 20 km remaining, and filled it up with about 18, 19 litres. So it seems to have a bit of spare but not too much.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:06 PM   #8283
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Seems pretty good. Refilled a couple of times with app. 20 km remaining, and filled it up with about 18, 19 litres. So it seems to have a bit of spare but not too much.
How about that "fill when on the sidestand" note in the owners manual? Has anyone filled on the center stand then moved the bike to the side stand to see if they actually could put more fuel in the bike.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:09 PM   #8284
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How about that "fill when on the sidestand" note in the owners manual? Has anyone filled on the center stand then moved the bike to the side stand to see if they actually could put more fuel in the bike.
Actually the opposite seems safer to try. Fill on side stand then slowly center it to see if fuel seems to go lower or stay at same position or what.

VERY good question (I did ask that like 20 pages ago but seems that mr. Als-what's-his-name is coming to me - hope not).
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:11 PM   #8285
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Vario cases mounts on 1200GS 2013

Anyone knows if the mounts are different 2006 and 2013 GS versions for vario cases?
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:26 PM   #8286
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How about that "fill when on the sidestand" note in the owners manual? Has anyone filled on the center stand then moved the bike to the side stand to see if they actually could put more fuel in the bike.
That was something I saw in the English PDF version and posted here a while back. I did wonder about the sense in it. Having read the riders manual which came with my bike, that version does state, correctly, to put the bike on the main stand.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #8287
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That was something I saw in the English PDF version and posted here a while back. I did wonder about the sense in it. Having read the riders manual which came with my bike, that version does state, correctly, to put the bike on the main stand.
!? How can they make such a mistake?
I mean I would understand not mentioning center stand specifically, but mentioning side stand instead?

I would still like someone to check moving the bike from one position to the other (erm... carefully ) when fuel is topped up.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:37 PM   #8288
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Anyone knows if the mounts are different 2006 and 2013 GS versions for vario cases?
If the question is "can you use 2006 panniers on the 2013 W/C GS" the answer is "no". Among other things, the exhaust is on the right now.

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #8289
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!? How can they make such a mistake?
probably copy & paste from the F800GS manual where it states correctly to use the side stand.
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Old 04-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #8290
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Bluhduh

Not ready to buy a WC in the near future..
I'll get one eventually....
I like what I see and read and the test ride only encouraged me.
Nice bike... still too tall for a 5'9er. Oh well.
Always liked the R1200GSs I've owned... but, for my taste, they needed cruise control. Real cruise control.

2 questions.

1. Anybody CALCULATED mgp yet?
I saw 50ish on the computer @ 60-65 mph.

2. Low suspension is not available with the high zoot ESA, right?

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:12 PM   #8291
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The gauge is quite accurate on the top half. The bottom half decreases at different rates. Yes, you can fill just a bit more on the center stand.

35-50 mpg around town (CALCULATED 35 * 50 often indicated); 60+ calculated on the highway at 65 mph... it is still too new to have long mileage for comparison to factory specs. If you follow the upshift / econo indicator, it seems like the engine is turning too slowly ...maybe I am just not used to the extra hp and torque over older models, but we shall see.

Yes, this has real cruise control - very nice to not have to set the right hand bar end cruise for me.

I am converting my top box mount from F/GS to function on the 1200GS-water.

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Old 04-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #8292
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I am converting my top box mount from F/GS to function on the 1200GS-water.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:55 PM   #8293
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Not ready to buy a WC in the near future..
I'll get one eventually....
I like what I see and read and the test ride only encouraged me.
Nice bike... still too tall for a 5'9er. Oh well.
Always liked the R1200GSs I've owned... but, for my taste, they needed cruise control. Real cruise control.

2 questions.

1. Anybody CALCULATED mgp yet?
I saw 50ish on the computer @ 60-65 mph.

2. Low suspension is not available with the high zoot ESA, right?

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low suspension is ONLY available with dynamic ESA
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:27 PM   #8294
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low suspension is ONLY available with dynamic ESA
Thanks for the reply

So, let me get this right...
Low Dynamic ESA is the high zoot suspension, electronically adjustable, just LOWER in height than standard Dynamic ESA.

Meaning, 3 preload settings, and hard, regular, soft for shock damping.

When I buy a WC GS... I really need it lower than the stock suspension version that I test rode.
The WC that I rode had the standard / non ESA suspension. I had it set on minimum pre load, but like prior GSs I've ridden and owned it was just too tall for me to be comfortable.

Last GS I owned was a 2011 GSA. Lowered it 2" with Wilbers WESA.
At that height, wth a Low Sarent Seat, it was just right for me.

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Old 04-10-2013, 04:01 PM   #8295
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Thanks for the reply

So, let me get this right...
Low Dynamic ESA is the high zoot suspension, electronically adjustable, just LOWER in height than standard Dynamic ESA.

Meaning, 3 preload settings, and hard, regular, soft for shock damping.
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