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Old 08-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #10441
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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   #10442
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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   #10443
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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   #10444
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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   #10445
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Oooooh!!! Daytime running lights and a center stand?!!! Yay
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:32 PM   #10446
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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   #10447
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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   #10448
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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   #10449
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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   #10450
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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   #10451
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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   #10452
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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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Old 08-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #10453
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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...
Watch this though...

I got stuck in a wind storm and after moving mine up and back out of the way the storm kept bopping the windshield into the gps and now I have some scrapes and two little divots on the inside of the shield.


I could care less but just warning others..
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:14 PM   #10454
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yes..it is awesome
I had one on my 1150 and it cured all of the same symptoms my LC exhibits as well. Just finished installing it so I will evaluate it tomorrow morning. The installation instructions were terrible but I figured it out and took some installation pictures for anyone else contemplating the addition. Why the manufacturer didn't supply some rudimentary instructions is totally beyond me.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #10455
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I had one on my 1150 and it cured all of the same symptoms my LC exhibits as well. Just finished installing it so I will evaluate it tomorrow morning. The installation instructions were terrible but I figured it out and took some installation pictures for anyone else contemplating the addition. Why the manufacturer didn't supply some rudimentary instructions is totally beyond me.
I installed the Booster Plug about a week ago and found the instructions more than adequate. The install is very very basic and took me about 20 minutes total. Did you go to the model specific instruction page as noted on the main page of instructions?

I haven't ridden the bike enough to give a report on an affect on MPG. But will soon. Other than that it is definitely an improvement over stock fueling although I did not have any problem with the stock setup.

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