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Old 09-10-2013, 04:33 AM   #61
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I take delivery of GS LC tomorrow. Just realized from the forum what that "wheel" on the left side is. I don't think I will ever use GPS on this bike. If that wheel interferes with the operation of the other components on that side, can it be removed?
I;m with you on this point..I didn't have a choice with GPS prep..it was locked into the Dynamic package.

I think it could be removed BUT I also think the actual bar is slightly longer OR the grip is shorter to allow the GPS wheel to fit.
I could be wrong, may someone with 1st hand experience will chime in soon.

Hopefully it can be.
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Old 09-10-2013, 04:39 AM   #62
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I take delivery of GS LC tomorrow. Just realized from the forum what that "wheel" on the left side is. I don't think I will ever use GPS on this bike. If that wheel interferes with the operation of the other components on that side, can it be removed?
Asked a tech like a month ago.
Short answer: No.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:45 AM   #63
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:53 AM   #64
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:57 AM   #65
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I think it could be removed BUT I also think the actual bar is slightly longer OR the grip is shorter to allow the GPS wheel to fit.
I could be wrong, may someone with 1st hand experience will chime in soon.

Hopefully it can be.
You'd have to replace the right side switch gear to get rid of the wheel, it can't be removed.

My biggest gripe about the wheel is - in my use - it's unless your left hand is placed on the grip right up against it, if you have to reach for the horn urgently, I wasn't able to reach the horn button as I have to bridge the wheel with your thumb with my size 9 hands and my thumb isn't long enough, unless my hand is always placed right up against it.
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Old 09-10-2013, 05:59 AM   #66
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It's like ancient.
Hey, I'm from Mississippi, o.k.?
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:09 AM   #67
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ancient or not I cannot watch that video enough. They did a great job with that and I'm still amazed every time I see it
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #68
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Hey, I'm from Mississippi, o.k.?
don't mind him, he's a self appointed omniscient arbiter of virtually all things GS related or otherwise..
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #69
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I take delivery of GS LC tomorrow.
'13 or '14?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:05 PM   #70
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'13 R12GS LC: Full option minus TPM.
Height: 5' 9"
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Weight: 150 lbs
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I thought I had it good with the F800GS but I ended up trading in both the '09 F800GS and the '09 R1200R for a single '13 R1200GS LC. Funny thing is the trade-in was done without even test riding the '13 R12GS. The dealer actually asked me at least three times to make sure I didn't want a test ride (I don't recommend this for anybody else). The reason for the trade-in was for financial reasons (even though I owned both F8GS and R12R).

I like the 8GS because it was light and nimble. I was tossing it around like it was a 650. I figured I was going to give up some agility when I go with the '13 R12GS. I was also afraid that I would sacrifice the acceleration and top-end of the '09 R12R. Boy was I wrong in both cases. On twisty canyon roads, I found out that I was quicker and more agile than the F8GS (I'm sure somebody out there is going to challenge me and tell me I'm stupid with this comment). I was also I wrong regarding the acceleration and top-end. This new motor is so smooth, sweet and hella fast (yes... I said hella).

This time around, the break-in only really took 600 miles. Unlike the R12R where I had almost 12K miles and it was still burning a bit of oil. Trust me, I wasn't being nice to the '09 boxer motor. The LC is such a nice motor.

Having all the doodads is a really big deal for me. The ability to adjust the bike suspension is a world of pleasure. I haven't had a chance to try out all of the modes yet as I've only been commuting to work. I'm hoping for an opportunity to take the baby to Mammoth Lakes later this month. With the electronic cruise control, I now wonder how I ever did the 500+ miles a day rides in the past.

For this bozo... the '13 R12GS LC rocks! It's so much fun.

BTW, I actually knee dragged on the R12R , but I'm still glad I changed it all for this GS.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #71
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ancient or not I cannot watch that video enough. They did a great job with that and I'm still amazed every time I see it
Agree, awesome even if it's a repeat
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Old 09-10-2013, 10:05 PM   #72
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Old 09-10-2013, 11:14 PM   #73
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You'd have to replace the right side switch gear to get rid of the wheel, it can't be removed.

My biggest gripe about the wheel is - in my use - it's unless your left hand is placed on the grip right up against it, if you have to reach for the horn urgently, I wasn't able to reach the horn button as I have to bridge the wheel with your thumb with my size 9 hands and my thumb isn't long enough, unless my hand is always placed right up against it.
Similar reasons for me...
But I wanted the Dynamic stuff more than I didn't want the wheel... If that makes sense :)
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #74
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Similar reasons for me...
But I wanted the Dynamic stuff more than I didn't want the wheel... If that makes sense :)
I left the wheel but did remove the plastic BMW GPS bracket (the electronics part just unclips). The remianing tubular bracket now holds my Montana GPS via a RAM mount on the tubular bracket.

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Old 09-11-2013, 12:59 PM   #75
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I left the wheel but did remove the plastic BMW GPS bracket (the electronics part just unclips). The remianing tubular bracket now holds my Montana GPS via a RAM mount on the tubular bracket.

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Where did you get power for the Montana???? Looking to make the same change.
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