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Old 04-11-2013, 11:27 AM   #8326
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One thing I forgot to point out was that the upper crashbar has a light mount incorporated into the design.

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I like those LED's. What model is that? Flood, Spot, Fog, beam cut-off for on-road use?

Maybe better to add more firepower though.


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Old 04-11-2013, 11:42 AM   #8327
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One thing I forgot to point out was that the upper crashbar has a light mount incorporated into the design.

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Which won't look very nice if you don't plan to add them...
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:10 PM   #8328
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Fitted the small gs tank bag today. Great quality and dare I say it good value.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:12 PM   #8329
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I got a new OptiMate 4 today, it should have the latest firmware. Tried it on my new GS, and the advertised key-less charging didn't work well. Sometimes it wouldn't connect, sometimes it connected but indicated a very low level while the battery was actually almost full. Sometimes it would connect and charge properly. Very inconsistent.
What do you mean by «keyless charging»? The Canbus mode via the bike's socket?

- Do you actually have the Canbus «Dual» Optimate 4?
- Did you put it in Canbus mode (see manual)?

That being said, charging via Canbus does not work well at all with Canbus, even with BMW's own tender. My dealer even advised me against charging through Canbus. So, I use the Optimate 4 directly plugged to the battery terminals, in standard mode, via a permanent extension with as SAE Din Optimate outlet (I use it also for my heated liner), and it works very well.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:18 PM   #8330
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Anyone knows if the mounts are different 2006 and 2013 GS versions for vario cases?
Probably, since the topcase itself is different (bigger.)
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:10 PM   #8331
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I like those LED's. What model is that? Flood, Spot, Fog, beam cut-off for on-road use?

Maybe better to add more firepower though.
The lights on our water cooled R1200GS are Denali DX (Xtreme Distance) and they are a spot beam. They push out to 695 feet as opposed to our 2009 R1200 that with the stock highbeam pushes to 153 feet. What is nice about these is that the focused beam does not travel into oncoming traffic too severely. Just enough to alert them to your presence. We have other LEDs that do an excellet job of filling the road directly in front of you. Most notably the Denali DM1 "Micros".

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Old 04-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #8332
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The lights on our water cooled R1200GS are Denali DX (Xtreme Distance) and they are a spot beam. They push out to 695 feet as opposed to our 2009 R1200 that with the stock highbeam pushes to 153 feet. What is nice about these is that the focused beam does not travel into oncoming traffic too severely. Just enough to alert them to your presence. We have other LEDs that do an excellet job of filling the road directly in front of you. Most notably the Denali DM1 "Micros".

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Thank you, good information.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:23 PM   #8333
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went to my bmw dealer

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i just dropped by my bmw dealer yesterday to check out a new r1200gs wc . there was a new loaded black gs on the floor . i mounted the bike for a simple sit down . the seats are very comfortable . the ergonomics are perfect . i can flat foot while sitting on the gs wc . this bike had all the extras . i am overwhelmed . i will be going back soon for a demo ride using their demo gs wc . the sales guy said i could take it out the door for 20 grand even including taxes prep and everything . i will come back with $18,000 in cash . maybe they will take it . this dealership sells bmw yamaha suzuki ktm and arctic cat . there is a sweet little yamaha 250 with spoke wheels that my daughter liked . it was real low priced . the new black 2013 r1200gs wc is the coolest looking bike ever created in the hundred and twenty year history of motorcycles . just sayin' .

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:41 PM   #8334
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i just dropped by my bmw dealer yesterday to check out a new r1200gs wc . there was a new loaded black gs on the floor . i mounted the bike for a simple

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Technically it must be the Thunder Gray. Black is not an option on the new WC.
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:58 PM   #8335
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i will come back with $18,000 in cash . maybe they will take it .
mmmmm, maybe not. But let us know how it goes!
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:25 PM   #8336
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I like those LED's. What model is that? Flood, Spot, Fog, beam cut-off for on-road use?
Optimus lights by Vision X. There's a thread in the Vendor forum on them with some pretty good pricing.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839163
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:36 PM   #8337
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mmmmm, maybe not. But let us know how it goes!
$18k is plenty for the little 250 Yamaha
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #8338
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Which won't look very nice if you don't plan to add them...
If you look at this picture, it looks like the light mounts are just pieces of flat bar that can be mounted between the front support of the upper bars and the under-beak area. So I don't think they have to be installed if you don't need them.


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Old 04-11-2013, 07:29 PM   #8339
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i will come back with $18,000 in cash . maybe they will take it .
There's people waiting in line for this bike, some for months, I seriously doubt they'll take your offer, maybe next year, but definitely not now.....
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #8340
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i just dropped by my bmw dealer yesterday to check out a new r1200gs wc . there was a new loaded black gs on the floor . i mounted the bike for a simple sit down . the seats are very comfortable . the ergonomics are perfect . i can flat foot while sitting on the gs wc . this bike had all the extras . i am overwhelmed . i will be going back soon for a demo ride using their demo gs wc . the sales guy said i could take it out the door for 20 grand even including taxes prep and everything . i will come back with $18,000 in cash . maybe they will take it . this dealership sells bmw yamaha suzuki ktm and arctic cat . there is a sweet little yamaha 250 with spoke wheels that my daughter liked . it was real low priced . the new black 2013 r1200gs wc is the coolest looking bike ever created in the hundred and twenty year history of motorcycles . just sayin' .

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Good luck! $20 grand sounds like a good deal. I doubt cash will get you a better deal as they'll make less than if you finance.
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