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Old 08-15-2013, 08:37 AM   #10441
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Photons ain't cheap!

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Check out the Rigid D2s on their website (street price is under $400) ... add a PWM controller if you want variable light output. I have been riding since 1963 and these are the best bang for the buck. Big Sky Motorsports has them in stock.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:25 AM   #10442
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$849? Really?
That is list for the lights plus $250 for the K1600 mounts.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:33 PM   #10443
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I was originally quoted AUS$1300 for the BMW Aux leds , revised down to $997 after a bit of negotiating.

Still too high for what you get IMO.

The clearwater units look good and I think the dimmer feature is worth having.

Now I just have to get the minister of finance on side...
Something's fishy there... If you do your own install they're £350 here for the lights and all the bits including the switch/wiring harness etc... Dealer installed is about £75 more. Pricing listed here (including VAT). BMW Australia is taking the p*ss at $1300!
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Old 08-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #10444
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...,BMW Australia is taking the p*ss at $1300!
Or trying to at least.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:40 PM   #10445
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Or trying to at least.
Don't get me started on BMW Australia prices for bikes, cars, parts, etc.

I get that we have a smaller population and us less volume but really, should our prices be 40% higher than the USA?
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #10446
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Guess that's why we have so many Aussie and Brit ex pats living in the US (a lot in Texas). Taxes are confiscatory in other parts of the former Empire and Western Europe. There are those here who would love to follow that example too.
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Old 08-16-2013, 12:53 PM   #10447
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Guess that's why we have so many Aussie and Brit ex pats living in the US (a lot in Texas). Taxes are confiscatory in other parts of the former Empire and Western Europe. There are those here who would love to follow that example too.
To be fair UK pricing is around US$1,000 less than US pricing. Pre-tax pricing for the 2014 TE plus optional alarm and spoked wheels is £11,654 (or US$18,200). The 2013 US model goes for nearly $20k with the same specification (no 2014 pricing available yet for US models). The TE includes these features:
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • ASC, Road and Rain Riding Modes
  • Left & Right Pannier Fastenings
  • Hand guards
  • Tyre Pressure Control
  • Heated Grips
  • On Board Computer Pro
  • Dynamic ESA
  • Chrome Plated Exhaust System
  • Riding mode Pro: Dynamic, Enduro & Enduro Pro
  • Cruise Control
  • Preparation for GPS
  • LED Indicators
  • LED Headlight
  • BMW Motorrad partial integral ABS (switchable)
  • Main Centre Stand
A couple of these items are optional on the closest equivalent US model (premium plus) such as the chrome exhaust and LED indicators. On the road price, including our horrendous 20% VAT (our equivalent to your sales tax), road tax, registration, number plates, shipping (destination) and predelivery works is £13,985 or US$21,840.

Relevant part of my invoice:
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:28 PM   #10448
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Oooooh!!! Daytime running lights and a center stand?!!! Yay
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #10449
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[LIST][*]Daytime Running Lights
.........[*]LED Headlight
Aren't the daytime running lights part of the LED headlight?
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:23 AM   #10450
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Aren't the daytime running lights part of the LED headlight?
Yup - specifically on the LED, optionally with the regular headlamp, or the low/dipped beam as standard. But above I just copied/pasted the list indiscriminately to save typing it.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #10451
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Booster Plug

Has anyone installed a Booster Plug on the LC yet?
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:24 PM   #10452
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Has anyone installed a Booster Plug on the LC yet?
yes..it is awesome
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #10453
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GPS mount....Who designed this?

I will be taking delivery of my GS in October and I noticed that the GPS mount covers the top portion of the tach. What is up with that oops?

Was this a first year engineer's attempt at design because it isn't working. My dealer says that it can't be rotated and that is the way it is. What?

Has anyone got a workaround on this thing or do I get to wait for round two on the mount R&D?
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:13 PM   #10454
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I will be taking delivery of my GS in October and I noticed that the GPS mount covers the top portion of the tach. What is up with that oops?

Was this a first year engineer's attempt at design because it isn't working. My dealer says that it can't be rotated and that is the way it is. What?

Has anyone got a workaround on this thing or do I get to wait for round two on the mount R&D?
It can be rotated by slightly loosening the two screws on the housing which surrounds the support bar. I had the opposite issue on my 800, the mount had severe erectile dysfunction with the GPS flopping down every time I exceeded 5,000 rpm. Tightened up the two screws and it has maintained its rigidity ever since.

Wow, your dealerships out there aren't on the ball much are they? There are threads left and right full of dealerships not knowing their product...
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:58 PM   #10455
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I will be taking delivery of my GS in October and I noticed that the GPS mount covers the top portion of the tach. What is up with that oops?

Was this a first year engineer's attempt at design because it isn't working. My dealer says that it can't be rotated and that is the way it is. What?

Has anyone got a workaround on this thing or do I get to wait for round two on the mount R&D?
Do you really pay THAT much attention to your tach while riding that this is an issue of significance?? (Serious question, not trying to be a smarta$$)
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