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Old 04-16-2013, 06:37 AM   #256
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That blue is growing on me. Looks really good in the flesh. Is it the same blue as on the S1000RR?
exactly the same... identical color code.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #257
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Congrats!

How do you like the LED headlight? I also noticed cast wheels, not much dirt riding there?
thx... ;)

yep.. the cast wheels were my intention... I'm tired of spoked wheels at the moment + I sincerely do hate that silver rims.

If the rims had been black as on ADV or limited editions, I'd stick probably with spokes... but silver rims are a clear "no go"...

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btw: full LED headlight looks VERY cool and it is a distinctive mark of the LC I think. In the dark.. I like it.. BUT after such a long winter, I'm not objective in this at all. Have to check how the 800's headlight works in the dark.. cant remember at the moment.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:28 AM   #258
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Slow to contribute to the forum and thread, but, here is mine. Drove it off on 3/30, put ~ 250 miles on it before having rotator cuff surgery. Now, I have to stare at it in the garage an plan my first trip after getting out of my brace...

Leaving the dealership (Carolina Euro in G-boro) on the way home...


In the driveway...


Sold back my '05 R1200GSA, no regrets, fantastic new ride...
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #259
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In the driveway...


Sold back my '05 R1200GSA, no regrets, fantastic new ride...
See, I knew the blue looked too much like Carolina blue...

Just messing with ya, nice to see another local rider on here with one of the new LC bikes.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #260
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exactly the same... identical color code.
I thought so. Maybe you should get an S1000RR in the same colour, now that would be cool
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #261
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I thought so. Maybe you should get an S1000RR in the same colour, now that would be cool
have you ever seen a manatee or a seal on a RR?

cant imagine how to reach the handlebars with my sexy figure.. maybe they could move the tank just under the seat
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:44 PM   #262
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Thumb Calsci x-tall screen

I received the first CalSci screen for the LC GS last night and got it on and out for a test ride in some 30+ mph winds w/higher gusts. I got the x-tall per Mark at CalSci's recommendation.

For me, 6'4" w/34" inseam, this new screen makes a world of difference. The noise coming off the screen is significantly reduced and I could ride (if I chose) with the visor on my full face helmet open.

The screen isn't as sexy looking as the OEM screen but that's OK with me in light of its performance.

I did think it flexed a bit too much but 1) it was blowing small animals down the street and 2) when I got home I realized that I hadn't tightened down one of the attachment screws enough. So I'll see next time I get out which may not be until I ride down to Carlsbad to work as a moto ref there this weekend.

Oh, and the headlight guard included in the order is well made.





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Old 04-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #263
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Nice looking

The aesthetics of the new GS are really pleasing to the eye. The design engineers have done a great job in simplifying the lines and, although it's more complicated with the water cooling, it's returning to a clean and simple traditional look, something which German styling is noted for. It looks easier to work on as well, again returning to the simplicity that BMW's were known for in the airhead years.

I think this is the nicest looking GS ever and will be a big hit. Kinda wish I had one. Oh well, my 1200 still looks pretty decent too.

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:21 PM   #264
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I received the first CalSci screen for the LC GS last night and got it on and out for a test ride in some 30+ mph winds w/higher gusts. I got the x-tall per Mark at CalSci's recommendation.

For me, 6'4" w/34" inseam, this new screen makes a world of difference. The noise coming off the screen is significantly reduced and I could ride (if I chose) with the visor on my full face helmet open.

The screen isn't as sexy looking as the OEM screen but that's OK with me in light of its performance.

I did think it flexed a bit too much but 1) it was blowing small animals down the street and 2) when I got home I realized that I hadn't tightened down onefor the attachment screws enough. So I'll see next time I get out which may not be until I ride down to Carlsbad to work as a moto ref there this weekend.

Oh, and the headlight guard included in the order is well made.

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Doesnt look bad. Would you mind taking a pic or two of the bike outside so you can get a better overall look of the bike?

I cant wait to replace the shield on mine but ive been hesitsnt to order a new screen until my warranty issue is sorted and I get the bike back. However, I did place an order for a set of Jesses which I just heard are supposed to ship either Thursday or Monday.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:31 PM   #265
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The concern that I have with an aftermarket screen is the demo bike I rode seemed to have some play in the windscreen mechanism....the screen didn't move around much, but if you moved it with your hand you could feel the play...putting a much larger screen on there could be an issue.
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:35 PM   #266
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The concern that I have with an aftermarket screen is the demo bike I rode seemed to have some play in the windscreen mechanism....the screen didn't move around much, but if you moved it with your hand you could feel the play...putting a much larger screen on there could be an issue.
Weird. Maybe something wasnt tightend down. Both the demo I rode and my bike seem tight.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #267
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unboxing...


I really like this photo; we're all kids at heart.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #268
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I really like this photo; we're all kids at heart.
He's actually just 16, father's a millionaire...
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:52 AM   #269
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He's actually just 16, father's a millionaire...
Bit overdeveloped for 16 eh?
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:29 AM   #270
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I can just see him saying " This is my GS. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My GS is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.
My GS, without me, is useless. Without my GS, I am useless..... "
I bet he has named it Charlene.
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