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Old 06-13-2013, 05:43 PM   #9526
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Has anybody mounted a GPS (non $900 bmw option) on their WC yet? Which one and what mount?
zumo 550 in factory location using the original zumo mount attached to the mounting bar with P clips like these. Couldn't be simpler.



I have had a couple of PMs for pics, I'll see if I can do that this weekend but really its pretty self explanatory.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #9527
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zumo 550 in factory location using the original zumo mount attached to the mounting bar with P clips like these. Couldn't be simpler.



I have had a couple of PMs for pics, I'll see if I can do that this weekend but really its pretty self explanatory.
Would like to see pics if possible
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #9528
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Mee too. I've screwed simple things up before
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:25 PM   #9529
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Old 06-13-2013, 07:44 PM   #9530
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Congrats Brian, getting mine Tuesday...can't wait!!
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:47 PM   #9531
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Picked up my new GS yesterday!!

congrats... what I'm seeing -- no led headlight?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:49 PM   #9532
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Watched that video shaking my head the whole time. I can't get over how reckless they drive/ride in Russia.
well.. it can be a publicity stunt.

Also, he does not ride over pavements... how amateurish :P
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:54 PM   #9533
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btw: I've WD-ized controls, shift lever mechanism, side stand, key switchbox, etc.

Now.. the turning lights annoy much less than before :) and the shifting is a bit more smooth
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:04 AM   #9534
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Yeah WD40 is magic.

Does anybody have the time to bring together all the alternative engine guards for comparison?
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:35 AM   #9535
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Has anybody mounted a GPS (non $900 bmw option) on their WC yet? Which one and what mount?
Garman 660 works fine.

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Old 06-14-2013, 12:45 AM   #9536
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:51 AM   #9537
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The cast wheels are much better, look better, and are easier to clean. Unless you're doing some serious offroading, they will be fine. Don't forget that BMW will have tested the cast wheels offroad as well as the spokes, so they will do the job, just not if you're planning on riding down canyons.
I found that the previous GS cast wheels bent pretty easily on the edge of the rims particularly where you lower the PSI to around 20 and there are a few rocks around. The wire wheels are much more robust and for $500 extra are very reasonably priced. Remember it is an Adventure bike!
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:04 AM   #9538
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Yeah WD40 is magic.

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Touratech looks pretty good.. it covers the forward edge of an engine.
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:20 AM   #9539
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I found that the previous GS cast wheels bent pretty easily on the edge of the rims particularly where you lower the PSI to around 20 and there are a few rocks around. The wire wheels are much more robust and for $500 extra are very reasonably priced. Remember it is an Adventure bike!
Yeah, if you are riding where it is necessary to air down, then I think spoked wheels are the way to go.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:39 AM   #9540
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Glad I am not the only one who took a cheesy pic at the dealer ship.

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