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Old 04-18-2013, 06:21 AM   #8506
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Sorry the BMW NavIV is the equivalent of the Zumo 660 and has no XM support at all.
That does not surprise me. Great if I get this bike I have a GPS set up for a GPS I wont/cant use. Maybe I can have them take it off and get credit for it.

Test road again for a hour today, got it out on the Autobahn and was doing a nice clip of 110mph with out much wind buffet felt very clean compaired to the head buffet I get on my HD. Even got a little rain; again felt protected. Felt like I was getting pushed around a bit with a strong cross wind but noting that worried me. The test bike I had did not have cruise on it which was a bummer so I did not get to try that out, (one of my big reasons for getting a new bike)

I found some dirt and did 3 miles on gravel double track. Had the bike in Eunduro mode was to big a puss to try the Pro mode as I could just see me laying the bike down. Felt very stable zipping along at 40mph with street tires on.

At speed I noticed a good amount of buzzing in the foot pedals is this normal for a bike like this? Bars will need a set of risers at some point and maybe pulled toward me a bit.

Another thing was the mag tires have the air valve in one of the spokes, so I'm for sure going for the enduro rims.

Im still thinking but the dealer says they will hold it till Monday for me.

Few pics of the bike.






Still feels like a big number...
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:49 AM   #8507
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Great report from real experts. Thanks.
Fantastic that they were so honest. Really shows their professionalism (they don't need to feed cr*p).

EDIT: Actually now that I think of this, just your report made them #1 choice to at least one possible client. (for their steering dumper and/or for my current GS)
They expect to have a damper ready for me in a few weeks time. In the end, that was the reason I contacted them and then I found out they were just 10km from my home.

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Old 04-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #8508
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That does not surprise me. Great if I get this bike I have a GPS set up for a GPS I wont/cant use. Maybe I can have them take it off and get credit for it.

Test road again for a hour today, got it out on the Autobahn and was doing a nice clip of 110mph with out much wind buffet felt very clean compaired to the head buffet I get on my HD. Even got a little rain; again felt protected. Felt like I was getting pushed around a bit with a strong cross wind but noting that worried me. The test bike I had did not have cruise on it which was a bummer so I did not get to try that out, (one of my big reasons for getting a new bike)

I found some dirt and did 3 miles on gravel double track. Had the bike in Eunduro mode was to big a puss to try the Pro mode as I could just see me laying the bike down. Felt very stable zipping along at 40mph with street tires on.

At speed I noticed a good amount of buzzing in the foot pedals is this normal for a bike like this? Bars will need a set of risers at some point and maybe pulled toward me a bit.

Another thing was the mag tires have the air valve in one of the spokes, so I'm for sure going for the enduro rims.

Im still thinking but the dealer says they will hold it till Monday for me.

Few pics of the bike.

Still feels like a big number...
That price is quit a lot cheaper than the regular price. I bought my car on the diplomatic market and that was good for a 30% discount (volvo). For my bike I didn't have the opportunity.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:24 AM   #8509
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That price is quit a lot cheaper than the regular price. I bought my car on the diplomatic market and that was good for a 30% discount (volvo). For my bike I didn't have the opportunity.
I've purchased a few autos with the mil discount which makes the bike look so much better
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #8510
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What are the service intervals?

I am sure it is somewhere in these 600 pages but I cannot find it. What are the service intervals on the 2013 R1200GS? I'm probably going to trade my K1600GT on one.

Is the 600 mile just engine oil change, rear drive change and inspections?

Any word on the valves? I'm assuming the heads don't have to be re-torqued?

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #8511
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I am sure it is somewhere in these 600 pages but I cannot find it. What are the service intervals on the 2013 R1200GS? I'm probably going to trade my K1600GT on one.

Is the 600 mile just engine oil change, rear drive change and inspections?

Any word on the valves? I'm assuming the heads don't have to be re-torqued?

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Old 04-18-2013, 09:38 AM   #8512
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Just talked with the dealer about service intervals.

Oil change is 6k miles. Valves, final drive and spark plugs are 12k.
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:42 AM   #8513
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Just talked with the dealer about service intervals.

Oil change is 6k miles. Valves, final drive and spark plugs are 12k.
Is that double than the "old"?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:03 AM   #8514
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Is that double than the "old"?
The math certainly would seem so. Except for the spark plugs which are half. Go figure.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:15 AM   #8515
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The math certainly would seem so. Except for the spark plugs which are half. Go figure.
Yes but they are also half aren't they?
(just two)
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #8516
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Yes but they are also half aren't they?
(just two)
Dealer and I did the same joke. Replace them twice as often but there are half as many to buy so its the same cost in the end.


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Old 04-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #8517
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That does not surprise me. Great if I get this bike I have a GPS set up for a GPS I wont/cant use. Maybe I can have them take it off and get credit for it.

Test road again for a hour today, got it out on the Autobahn and was doing a nice clip of 110mph with out much wind buffet felt very clean compaired to the head buffet I get on my HD. Even got a little rain; again felt protected. Felt like I was getting pushed around a bit with a strong cross wind but noting that worried me. The test bike I had did not have cruise on it which was a bummer so I did not get to try that out, (one of my big reasons for getting a new bike)

I found some dirt and did 3 miles on gravel double track. Had the bike in Eunduro mode was to big a puss to try the Pro mode as I could just see me laying the bike down. Felt very stable zipping along at 40mph with street tires on.

At speed I noticed a good amount of buzzing in the foot pedals is this normal for a bike like this? Bars will need a set of risers at some point and maybe pulled toward me a bit.

Another thing was the mag tires have the air valve in one of the spokes, so I'm for sure going for the enduro rims.

Im still thinking but the dealer says they will hold it till Monday for me.

Few pics of the bike.
*snip pics

Still feels like a big number...
Add ~$500USD for the spoke wheels.
And I wish LED headlights was an option without having to go to a package that removes the chrome pipes*.

FWIW-


* Perhaps it's my harley background speaking but IMO chrome looks way better in the long term than the alternative.

PS This is NOT my bike.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #8518
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The math certainly would seem so. Except for the spark plugs which are half. Go figure.
Guys, we need more people to verify this.
If the intervals are indeed double, this is major for GS.
Everybody was saying that the intervals where the same.

Anybody has the service check lists for K50?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #8519
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Dealer and I did the same joke. Replace them twice as often but there are half as many to buy so its the same cost in the end.


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I wonder though, will they really need replacing every 12K? The Hexhead and Camhead can go double the recommended interval usually.

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Old 04-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #8520
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Guys, we need more people to verify this.
If the intervals are indeed double, this is major for GS.
Everybody was saying that the intervals where the same.

Anybody has the service check lists for K50?
Everything I saw prior to today was nothing more than hearsay. Today though, the service manager showed me his computer. Its the interface with BMW. He puts in my vin and mileage and it tells him what needs to be done and has a little indicator what the interval is in km. We tried to print it out but when its printed the fine print with the intervals disappears.
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