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Old 10-08-2013, 03:28 AM   #10936
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Is there any logic that supports some problem involving coolant flow...? or a cylinder running hot for some other reason...? And it seemed intermittent. But was mostly hot. The "other" times may have been offset by cooler temps and/or higher speeds.

This was a rental, I have no idea about the treatment it receives as a rental mule. But it had more than 40K miles on it as I recall.

It was weird, but definitely happening. Started happening on the first day of my trip, so I got worried a bit that I was not going to have much fun on that trip.

Well, if no one else has noticed it....maybe it was just this bike.
I don't notice any exsessive temperatures coming of the cilinders. You can feel it is a bit warmer, but not that bad. After running for a while I can put my hand on the rear of the cilinder without getting burned. In city traffic the fan comes on more often, but the air is blown away from me. Much better than my old bike which blew it all onto my thighs.
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Old 10-08-2013, 06:54 AM   #10937
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It looks so naked. I would have to get used to it.

And please stop posting pictures with the akra (lead us not into temptation ). I told myself I shouldn't get one, I don't need it and it's expensive.
It does look like it went to a fat farm and had some pounds (oops, kilos) removed. I guess I like the bike more with something on the back. GS' look like they should either be going to or coming from Tierra del Fuego in order to look 'right'.

Still am looking at the panniers for my GS; man are there a lot of choices.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:43 AM   #10938
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:42 AM   #10939
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What do you think of the "clean" look, without the luggage rack?
The red fender extender looks a bit weird ...
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:54 AM   #10940
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It does look like it went to a fat farm and had some pounds (oops, kilos) removed. I guess I like the bike more with something on the back. GS' look like they should either be going to or coming from Tierra del Fuego in order to look 'right'.

Still am looking at the panniers for my GS; man are there a lot of choices.
I'm not 100% sure that I like it either, yet! BMW do some blanking plugs, which I've ordered, so I'll fit these and ride it for a while, and see how it looks "in the wild"!
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:48 PM   #10941
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It looks so naked. I would have to get used to it.

And please stop posting pictures with the akra (lead us not into temptation ). I told myself I shouldn't get one, I don't need it and it's expensive.
I was the same so I compromised & got a carbon Leo Vince via eBay A$576 from Italy delivered to my door in about 2 weeks. Smaller & lighter than the Akrapovic. Sound not quite as good but with the baffle removed still a sweet sound.
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:17 PM   #10942
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Question for owners of the new bike. Is there much difference in throttle response between Dynamic and Road mode?
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Old 10-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #10943
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Question for owners of the new bike. Is there much difference in throttle response between Dynamic and Road mode?
In my experience, there most definitely is a difference. The dynamic mode sort of wakes up the hidden sportsbike inside. :-)
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:11 PM   #10944
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Cheers for that.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:46 PM   #10945
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Question for owners of the new bike. Is there much difference in throttle response between Dynamic and Road mode?
Oh yes.
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Old 10-11-2013, 11:35 PM   #10946
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I'm looking forward to a rip on both the GSA and the RT. The RT will probably be more "me" of the 2 though..
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:49 AM   #10947
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I'm looking forward to a rip on both the GSA and the RT. The RT will probably be more "me" of the 2 though..
Are you an old fart then?
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:04 AM   #10948
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My brain is still 11 yrs old - shame that the body isn't...
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:16 AM   #10949
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:52 AM   #10950
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Possibly going with a '14 LC very soon. Those that have and went with Varios, how much did the dealer charge for the panniers? And how much for the trunk set up?

Wondering what list is supposed to be and then did the dealer give any sort of deal?

Thanks in advance!
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