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Old 05-04-2013, 09:45 AM   #421
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Interesting how those LED are becoming more and more of a signature of the new GS.

Never before most frontal photos had the lights on (because there was nothing to show); instead now most do have them on.

Unfortunately for people that don't find a point having them, this will clearly define the resale value of this model. Mark my words. Most second-hand buyers will say "I want that GS with the weird LED light" or when you show them yours (without) "I thought that liquid cooled GS had those LED lights", "well yeah, they were optional, but I give you mine $500 less", "well thanks for your time, I'll think about it" (famous last words).
That LED is the mark of the future. It's Tron. It's their new look. It's why I waited for my 'real' order when the dealer said he had a similar order with the halogen lights. No Thanks. I'll wait for the slick looking LED that will immensely help resale *if* I sell this bike 5-8 years from now.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:50 AM   #422
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Yes. You are obligated to get you bike to JVB so he can produce the new wethead maintenance DVD.
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Do it Jim! I'm ready to do some maintenance on my GS/LC and I don't even have it yet!
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:22 AM   #423
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Interesting how those LED are becoming more and more of a signature of the new GS.

Never before most frontal photos had the lights on (because there was nothing to show); instead now most do have them on.

Unfortunately for people that don't find a point having them, this will clearly define the resale value of this model. Mark my words. Most second-hand buyers will say "I want that GS with the weird LED light" or when you show them yours (without) "I thought that liquid cooled GS had those LED lights", "well yeah, they were optional, but I give you mine $500 less", "well thanks for your time, I'll think about it" (famous last words).
Most options won't add much resale value, but it will make them much easier to sell.
Since I plan to change mine after 2 years that is something I keep in mind.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #424
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Just fitted the enduro single seat. Pictures to follow tomorrow.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:15 PM   #425
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Picked up today.

is that the remus "titan" version?
do you have a detailfoto from the exhaust?

thx a lot
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Old 05-04-2013, 03:00 PM   #426
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Just fitted the enduro single seat. Pictures to follow tomorrow.
Is it alot higher than the stock seat?
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #427
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Is it alot higher than the stock seat?
I can't tell the difference TBH. I'm 5 ft 10, and have no issues with it.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:28 PM   #428
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Very funny

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yeah, give the man some more stress...

So emack, the bike really is a blast, and with the nice weather coming up this weekend, we won't be posting here since we'll be having a sh*tload of fun on our new GS's
Ass! Just rub it in. No worries, though. I was out on my KLR a bunch today and will be again tomorrow, so at least I'm not totally without.
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Old 05-04-2013, 10:57 PM   #429
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Just got this last Tuesday. Riding the local mountains to break it in. This bike really handles the very technical twisties well.

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:19 AM   #430
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why so tiny pics...
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #431
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is that the remus "titan" version?
do you have a detailfoto from the exhaust?

thx a lot
klaus
Yes it's the titanium version. Didn't take any close ups but its just the can and the little carbon fiber heatshield and the bracket that attaches the can to the frame.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:55 AM   #432
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Here's the seat, which is NO higher than standard, as its slimmer, but not quite as comfortable as the stock seat. For days out, its fine, but you wouldn't go touring with this seat.



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Old 05-05-2013, 11:04 AM   #433
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Yes it's the titanium version. Didn't take any close ups but its just the can and the little carbon fiber heatshield and the bracket that attaches the can to the frame.
Need a sound check clip. :)
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:00 PM   #434
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Picked my TE up yesterday.

This is my first GS having ridden sportsbikes almost exclusively for the last 13 years. A few things I don't like that I'll post about in the near future but otherwise loving it so far. First post so hope the pics come through ok, preview seems to be working as expected...



Shows the Digital Speedo setup in the lower area. I know a few people were asking to see this recently.



My favourite angle showing off the rear.





I'm not convinced the side stand is sturdy enough. Anyone else noticed it deflecting at the weld as it takes up the weight of the bike? Probably just my paranoia given the additional weight of the bike compared to what I'm used to.
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #435
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. I am waiting too. What's the deal?
I wonder why you guys are still having to wait. I just walked in and bought one off the floor two weeks ago. My dealer had two others waiting for buyers to come along.
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