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Old 04-26-2013, 01:53 PM   #8671
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mods for tall riders?

I'm your height and inseam and had a 2010 GS. I've put my old fastway pegs on the new GS and they are a bit lower but not 1". I've also installed an x-tall Calsci screen which is far superior to the stock screen for me.

I'm in line to have a Russell saddle made and will ask them to increase it's height an inch or so and to flatten out the seat horizontally front to rear.

I'm also working with Rox risers and they're making prototypes of a 40mm fixed riser and a 2 1/4" rotating riser but I've not received them yet to try them out (I'm beta testing for them).

I also took the stock screen off entirely and while it was quieter than the OEM screen, the wind was tiring at freeway speeds and windy conditions here in NM in the spring.

You've given me an idea to start a new thread for farkles for tall GS LC riders. Look for it.

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I'm 6'4", 34" inseem, and contemplating getting the '13 GS. If I did, I would get a seat position as on my '10 GS, which is 2" higher than standard, and with 1" lowered pegs. One advantage of being tall is you need less lean angle for same corner speed, so you can get away with lowered pegs.

If you have a second windscreen, I would consider cutting the original one down, such that you can mount the second one over it with like 1" spacers, and say 4" higher. You could try first with pieces of wood. Like a "Givi" but with OEM looks, and reduced pressure on the screen due to the airflow in between

I haven't found buffeting free heaven yet. Even with my length/seat/wunderlich-flowjet/no-screen, I'm only in clean air when i sit with a straight back spine. 1" lower and the turbulent flow hits the bottom of my helmet. And then there's a whole bunch of insects which don't follow the airflow, and meet my jacket. It needs washing after a day's riding. If the standard screen could direct the top of the turbulent flow at my shoulders, I would be happy.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:30 PM   #8672
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Good answers, all.

I have ordered the CalSci XL screen and am keeping my fingers crossed.

My ride-in date at Russell is May 16.

I tried lowering the pegs on my K1600GT and scraped off the feelers. So much for that!

After two years of contortions in tight twisties, I ditched the risers on my '10 GS. I like the slight forward lean and will continue it on my GSLC.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:05 PM   #8673
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Jusy test rode the GSW... All I have to say it is awesome man... the trottle response is so immediate. How much u twist is how much u gonna get. The bike was kitted with all the esa stuff n all n it works. I just can't wait till mine arrives in June(I hope) :(

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Old 04-27-2013, 03:58 AM   #8674
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Here's part one of the Ass Pad Tycoon's ride eval on the new GS:

http://goo.gl/KqtB9
Just ordered mine yesterday 4/26 my 45th birthday this will be my third GS and I will never own any other motorcycle. Love the GS
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:13 AM   #8675
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I'm your ..

I also took the stock screen off entirely and while it was quieter than the OEM screen, the wind was tiring at freeway speeds and windy conditions here in NM in the spring.....
FYI, YMMV etc....

The air hitting you w/o faring is a smooth ( almost laminar) flow as you know. What I did was experiment with the height of the wind screen ( on my 1998 and 2007 GS) by cutting a used w/s until I got it just right. It was short enough to allow for smooth air to hit my helmet, but tall as to reduce air pressure on the chest.

Another big help was to fashion an air dam for the space from chin bar of helmet to chest. I cut a piece of leather, fastened the straight part to the chin bar of the helmet, and cut the part that rests on upper chest in a kind-of U shape. THis keeps air blast and bugs out. I was IRON BUTT ready, just could not get the time off....oh well.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:55 PM   #8676
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Test rode the gsw today. Wow, just wow. When are the dealers going to get bikes 3 and 4?
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #8677
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Test rode the gsw today. Wow, just wow. When are the dealers going to get bikes 3 and 4?
Wow is good. Why wow is better. One thing, does it feel like the oil head? That is the engine vibes different or same? Running noise on the oil head is kind of mechanical...medium loud. Same or smoother like a four cyl?
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:53 PM   #8678
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Wow is good. Why wow is better. One thing, does it feel like the oil head? That is the engine vibes different or same? Running noise on the oil head is kind of mechanical...medium loud. Same or smoother like a four cyl?
Definately retains the Boxter feel but in a much more powerful and refined way without loosing the character. Vibes about the same but without the hard edges e.g the engine braking is very effective without the harsh feel of the previous model (my previous bike was a 2010 GS).
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #8679
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When I was putting 92000 miles on my K1200R, I thought want a great motor for a GS. Well it is close. Lofted the front wheel going to 2nd. Just wow. Since I am only 5'3", I bought a low seat and had it reworked to just a half inch of padding. No more lowered GS for me. Cannot wait for mine to come in. So when are the dealers getting there next few in?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #8680
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GPS cover

How does one get the cover off the GPS mount? I've turned the key and pushed both levers .Don't want to break anything. Thanks.......................Jerry
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:19 PM   #8681
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How does one get the cover off the GPS mount? I've turned the key and pushed both levers .Don't want to break anything. Thanks.......................Jerry
Never mind
I went back out to try it one more time and finally got it. Silly me....................Jerry
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:44 AM   #8682
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Just a report of a new kind of failure, coming from Greece.
(this could be one-off, or building a trend - I write it down to record it)

One of the first people with new GS in Greece, who already made plenty of trips in the mountains/villages around Peloponese, suffered an interesting failure.

While he was riding, Throttle seemed to be stuck (not the turning, the application) to around 2000-3000 RPM.
He stopped on the side, tried to reset things, no fix.

He went to the dealer, electronics didn't show an issue (that was bad), they found out that the right gas valve was stuck closed.
So it was a mechanical failure (not e-gas), the valve got replaced and all is well.

Good thing is that the bike was in "safe" mode while this happened. Strange though that the computer didn't show it.

As I said, this could be an one-off thing, just recording it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:38 AM   #8683
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How does one get the cover off the GPS mount? I've turned the key and pushed both levers .Don't want to break anything. Thanks.......................Jerry
Turn the key
Pull the left lever our
Push the right lever in

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:54 AM   #8684
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Guys,

maybe I have a problem... have to test it further.

While UPshifting to the 2nd or 3rd gear, even when I do catefully blip the throtle -- quite an often -- I hear a clear and intensive metal impact. Sometimes I even fear then the teeths are audible (omfg!).

The problem is... that from the short test of my friends other LC, I noticed no such strong sound (=much weaker)... the similar for some other bike tested by members of our CZ forum.

odo: ~3500km to date.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:42 AM   #8685
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Guys,

maybe I have a problem... have to test it further.

While UPshifting to the 2nd or 3rd gear, even when I do catefully blip the throtle -- quite an often -- I hear a clear and intensive metal impact. Sometimes I even fear then the teeths are audible (omfg!).

The problem is... that from the short test of my friends other LC, I noticed no such strong sound (=much weaker)... the similar for some other bike tested by members of our CZ forum.

odo: ~3500km to date.
Maybe a clutch problem.
With a cold engine, and my clutch lever in the position N°1 (shortest distance from the handlebar) I can't get the bike into gear.
Also, when I engage the clutch lever, 50% of the distance I pull the lever, I have no pressure at all
As I put the lever in position N°2, I can put the bike in gear, but have a real short distance/space for changing gear, and hear this metal clunk as well.

Was at my dealer yesterday, and he asked me to bring the bike in this week, for a check up.

Will keep you informed.
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