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Old 04-30-2013, 11:08 PM   #8746
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How is the new engine in terms of oil usage?

My two GSs have required top ups every 1000-1500km until they were around 25-30,000 km.

Is the same with the new one?
little over 3000km and no oil usage.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #8747
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I like these cylinder head guards. They seem lighter than those that are available and under the TT engine bars more might be over kill. Is there any scuttlebutt on their projected availability?
I don't think they'll ever become available. They are camo equipment. Of course TT may copy this (or maybe they made it).

That said, I also don't see them protecting anything except for little stones (which never where a problem anyway). A plastic guard so close to the cylinder makes sense (because it is soft enough to absorb and deform, but an aluminum guard with no "nerves", so close to cylinder, might be bad).

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How is the new engine in terms of oil usage?

My two GSs have required top ups every 1000-1500km until they were around 25-30,000 km.

Is the same with the new one?
What? What kind of GS?
My 07 GS was topped up 3 (THREE) times between services since I bought it 6 years ago. I even know why I burned oil two out of the three times. I've learned to ignore oil level as long as it is (anywhere) "in the circle".
I ride the bike over 5000 RPM most of the time.
I think you guys baby your motorcycle WAY too much.

New GS I don't expect ANY oil burning. It is semi-water-cooled and takes full synthetic oil. I think the days of burnt oil are over (if they were not over already the last few years...).

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akra ($1330 is what my dealer wants for it)
Remus later as it runs about $900 at my dealer
Your dealer is VERY expensive I think.
At those prices maybe even a private import is better?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:26 AM   #8748
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BTW for BOS fans (if there is any aside myself ), they told me that they of course plan for exhaust system for new GS later this year. Not ready yet.
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #8749
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[QUOTE=atg;21291171]Not only it works perfectly but charges the 660's battery as well !


On my GSW I've swapped the BMW GPS mount for the Zumo 660; not the whole mount just the central part ( with the BMW logo on it ) that that is similar to the one that comes with the Zumo 660

Well I actually plugged a Garmin 660 in today (in Australia) and it fitted straight in to the stock bracket. No modifications required and the locking mechanism works fine. It automatically powers up and charges but needs to be turned off manually - no problems! Brian from GPSOZ helped be out. He even has 1:25 topographical maps that can be uploaded for $200. The controller does not work but you end up with both on road and off road maps for much less than the price of the NAV IV!
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Old 05-01-2013, 02:16 AM   #8750
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Not only it works perfectly but charges the 660's battery as well !


On my GSW I've swapped the BMW GPS mount for the Zumo 660; not the whole mount just the central part ( with the BMW logo on it ) that that is similar to the one that comes with the Zumo 660

Well I actually plugged a Garmin 660 in today (in Australia) and it fitted straight in to the stock bracket. No modifications required and the locking mechanism works fine. It automatically powers up and charges but needs to be turned off manually - no problems! Brian from GPSOZ helped be out. He even has 1:25 topographical maps that can be uploaded for $200. The controller does not work but you end up with both on road and off road maps for much less than the price of the NAV IV!

AT Adventure;

If your GPS is using the original GSW BMW mount, wiring and plugs,and apparently it is as you mention that it automatically powers up, than it will also automatically power off.

However, keep in mind that power off occurs only after its power supply is switched off which happens some 30 or so seconds after you switch the bike off.

30 seconds after the bike is switched off you should notice that the GPS, as result of lack of external power, turns its power demand to the internal ZUMO's battery and after a few more seconds it asks you if you want it to continue to run on its own battery. If you don't reply it switches itself off after 30 seconds.

In short, when you switch your bike off and don't do anything else, the GPS will switch off after about a minute. Try it !

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Old 05-01-2013, 04:18 AM   #8751
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Not only it works perfectly but charges the 660's battery as well !


On my GSW I've swapped the BMW GPS mount for the Zumo 660; not the whole mount just the central part ( with the BMW logo on it ) that that is similar to the one that comes with the Zumo 660

Well I actually plugged a Garmin 660 in today (in Australia) and it fitted straight in to the stock bracket. No modifications required and the locking mechanism works fine. It automatically powers up and charges but needs to be turned off manually - no problems! Brian from GPSOZ helped be out. He even has 1:25 topographical maps that can be uploaded for $200. The controller does not work but you end up with both on road and off road maps for much less than the price of the NAV IV!
Good stuff, told ya!

How much from GPSOZ? I was thinking about dropping into Ryda and picking one up for $527 if they have any left.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:45 AM   #8752
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Has anyone out there purchased the optional led lights that mount under the beak on each side? I will be adding some leds to my bike and these look like they would be a nice clean installation with OEM mounting bracket,wiring and switch. I am interested to see some pics of the completed installation and opinions on their performance. Thanks
Love the Led lights ticking that box is a must.
Mine is White & like the rest I love it & its better looking than the other colors. :)
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:57 AM   #8753
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I thought I liked the thunder gray the best until I saw one at my dealer today. It looks black to me. I'm glad I got the white. Take whatever color you can get and paint it whatever color you want. There are only two pieces to paint. The center tank plastic and the beak.
Good to know - I haven't seen one in person. And I'm with you...just paint or wrap the two pieces that are white.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:17 AM   #8754
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Good to know - I haven't seen one in person. And I'm with you...just paint or wrap the two pieces that are white.

Thanks!
Yeah 1200GS was always pretty easy to paint.

I'd Photoshop myself a few... Thinking of:

- Dark green
- Dark red
- Dark blue
- Orange
- Carbon fiber (-colored or wrapped)
- Pink with cyan polka dots

(ok maybe not that last one)
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:25 AM   #8755
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How is the new engine in terms of oil usage?

My two GSs have required top ups every 1000-1500km until they were around 25-30,000 km.

Is the same with the new one?
Mine used about 150 ml up to the 1000 km service but hasn't used any since up to 4,000 km +.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:01 AM   #8756
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One last post. I finished reading the articles about the new GS in Bike magazine. I think that is the most comprehensive test I have ever seen on one motorcycle. Well worth the cost of the issue IMO. I read it on my iPad. Interesting was that a lot of the maintenance on the new bike is quicker to do than on the old bike-valves and clutch. Although I have two KTMs at the moment, the new GS is looking more and more interesting.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:51 AM   #8757
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Still thinking about bags. I don't want the varios. I'm actually thinking of soft bags (Wolfman -- but there are no racks for them as yet). As bags will probably cover up the exhaust pretty much anyway I may just stick with OEM for a while.
We have side carriers from SW-MOTECH that should work just fine for you. An added bonus is that they are removable. Ride to a trail and drop the luggage and carriers, go play and slap them back on to go home.



The bobbins and catch on the back of the carrier you see in the picture are sold separately and do not need to be installed if you want to thow over some soft bags.

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:11 AM   #8758
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We have side carriers from SW-MOTECH that should work just fine for you. An added bonus is that they are removable. Ride to a trail and drop the luggage and carriers, go play and slap them back on to go home.



The bobbins and catch on the back of the carrier you see in the picture are sold separately and do not need to be installed if you want to thow over some soft bags.

Learn more HERE

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Those open up a whole bunch of cool options for the new bike.

Do the racks fit tight enough that they don't and won't rattle?
(I ask because my Givi top box has a slight rattle (bag mounts not rack rattle) and the 1/2 turn mounts for the Harley bags have a nice piece of rubber that takes up the slack.)
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #8759
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Those open up a whole bunch of cool options for the new bike.

Do the racks fit tight enough that they don't and won't rattle?
(I ask because my Givi top box has a slight rattle (bag mounts not rack rattle) and the 1/2 turn mounts for the Harley bags have a nice piece of rubber that takes up the slack.)
The cam locks have a series of spring washers that add plenty of tension to hold them snug to the receivers. There is no rattle there. They look like this:



Adding even more options is the fact that the carriers themselves have a series of drilled and tapped holes to accept different hardware kits. This allows the side racks to accept the luggage of different models and manufacturers. Some people have been known to run one set of cases for commuting and another set for long trips by changing bobbins on the fly.

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Old 05-01-2013, 09:43 AM   #8760
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We have side carriers from SW-MOTECH that should work just fine for you. An added bonus is that they are removable. Ride to a trail and drop the luggage and carriers, go play and slap them back on to go home.



The bobbins and catch on the back of the carrier you see in the picture are sold separately and do not need to be installed if you want to thow over some soft bags.

Learn more HERE

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Looks like you could use nearly any hard or soft bag on them! Cool!

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