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Old 06-25-2013, 09:45 PM   #9691
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Engine guards, highway pegs

I'm sure this has been covered but I want to mount engine guards that will work with highway pegs. I have Altrider guards and pegs on my K1600GT and the combination is terrific.

In the case of our GS WCs, the BMW and Tourance guards seem to be on backorder so I have yet to even see an example in person. Then I'm still wondering if either of those choices will successfully adapt for the pegs.

Any suggestions?

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Old 06-25-2013, 09:53 PM   #9692
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The manual says the low beam is switched on when the engine is started....are you saying that is not the case on your U.S. bike?
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The DRL is switched when the engine is started. The tail lights come on about 7 seconds later.
The low beam is not on at that time unless it is in low light.
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:57 PM   #9693
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I'm sure this has been covered but I want to mount engine guards that will work with highway pegs. I have Altrider guards and pegs on my K1600GT and the combination is terrific.

In the case of our GS WCs, the BMW and Tourance guards seem to be on backorder so I have yet to even see an example in person. Then I'm still wondering if either of those choices will successfully adapt for the pegs.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
The BMW bars are dribbling into the states. The Altrider bars will be available in late July or August. The Altrider bars will be 1.5 inches thick according to there web site.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #9694
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The DRL is switched when the engine is started. The tail lights come on about 7 seconds later.
The low beam is not on at that time unless it is in low light.
So is your bike unique and the manual wrong and my buddy's bike not working properly? Page 51



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Old 06-25-2013, 10:41 PM   #9695
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well said - I just got a new GS and my take on the suspension is the high speed comp is very harsh and there is way too much rebound damping.
Unfortunately all the soft normal and hard seem to effect is low speed comp.
When riding at a normal pace and on decent roads I find the Dyna mode also on the harsh side. The bike wants to stabilize too quick, (which is indeed a rebound issue) and gives you that not-attached-to-the-road feeling..

But every now and then, I take the LC in the mountain sections giving it full throttle and max lean, and also on the race track the Dyna mode gives me a lot of fun right there .
Surely the lc wasn't made for trackdays, but it's still great fun out there
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #9696
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So is your bike unique and the manual wrong and my buddy's bike not working properly? Page 51
Does your buddy have halogen lights or LED lights? I read somewhere that they work different, but perhaps that is a Euro difference.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:52 PM   #9697
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Does your buddy have halogen lights or LED lights? I read somewhere that they work different, but perhaps that is a Euro difference.
We are talking about LED lights on U.S. bikes.
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Old 06-26-2013, 05:30 AM   #9698
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Went to the belgium BMW motorraddays last weekend and there were loads of new GSes. But this was the first time I noticed this: 60% of them were white, 20% red and 20% grey.
Specially since one group existed out of 6 white GS LC's.
In my group there was a white one, a green one and a red one. Al of them were client bikes or company bike of BMW employees.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:48 AM   #9699
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And saturday I'll leave on mine heading to Austria, I'll have 5 days to make it to Garmisch partenkirchen for the BMW motorrad days.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:45 AM   #9700
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The manual says the low beam is switched on when the engine is started....are you saying that is not the case on your U.S. bike?
Here are two pictures.


The DRL is not as bright when the low beam is on.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:51 AM   #9701
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Went to the belgium BMW motorraddays last weekend and there were loads of new GSes. But this was the first time I noticed this: 60% of them were white, 20% red and 20% grey.
Specially since one group existed out of 6 white GS LC's.
In my group there was a white one, a green one and a red one. Al of them were client bikes or company bike of BMW employees.
Say want you want, but we all know by now that grey is the fastest color !
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:51 AM   #9702
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Here are two pictures.


The DRL is not as bright when the low beam is on.
It seems as your camera has changed its ISO settings.

When the engine isn't running the DRL is also in it's low setting. The reason it is lighter at night is not to blind others and if it stays the same light level the EU doesn't consider it to be a DRL and it wouldn't be approved since DRL has to be turned of (or dimmed) to get an EC approval (I am not familiar with the US system).
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:53 AM   #9703
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Say want you want, but we all know by now that grey is the fastest color !
You needn't worry. Mine is grey (or it is beneath the dirt at least).
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:59 AM   #9704
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I've got AdvDesign highway pegs on my SW-Motech bars. Pics here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...6#post21651186

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I'm sure this has been covered but I want to mount engine guards that will work with highway pegs. I have Altrider guards and pegs on my K1600GT and the combination is terrific.

In the case of our GS WCs, the BMW and Tourance guards seem to be on backorder so I have yet to even see an example in person. Then I'm still wondering if either of those choices will successfully adapt for the pegs.

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #9705
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Well I figured out last night that I just don't know how to work the damn thing. I did something to finally make it change and it was nice and soft
going home. I'm begining to think my may have an issue or I just need more training - lol.

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well said - I just got a new GS and my take on the suspension is the high speed comp is very harsh and there is way too much rebound damping.
Unfortunately all the soft normal and hard seem to effect is low speed comp.
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