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Old 02-04-2014, 01:18 PM   #1591
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They say that about every new model :p
It takes time to appreciate the newest model.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:07 PM   #1592
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[QUOTE=DRTBYK;23389278]Any guard is going to reduce the odds of an on the road repair but I'd like to see Before & After coolant Temp measurements at various speeds of the bike and under various loads before I'd use a laser cut plate which is either going to restrict airflow or provide large enough spaces for that small rock to get through and hit an coolant galley: although the odds will certainly be greatly reduced.



Don't forget, the water is only responsible for 35% of the cooling...good point though.
My blue GSA shows up march 20th. In Canada, they won't release it till the BMW great unveiling
even though it will be at the MC show in Toronto this month.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:10 PM   #1593
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Does anyone have USA factory pricing on the new GSAWC? Meaning factory base price and list of available options and price for each. Haven't been able to find it like I could when I bought my 07 (I think they had a build it feature on the web site).

HEre is a link to what you seek...

http://www.bmwmotorcycle.com/2014_bm...nture_info.htm
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:25 PM   #1594
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:42 PM   #1595
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AUX lights

I own a '12 GSA and i feel like my AUX lights are in a good spot. How do the new '14 owners feel about them being lower and farther back? Also are the tucked in any more in the event of a dirt crash?
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:40 PM   #1596
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I own a '12 GSA and i feel like my AUX lights are in a good spot. How do the new '14 owners feel about them being lower and farther back? Also are the tucked in any more in the event of a dirt crash?
I don't have prior GSA auxiliary light experience but I thought they were a bit low and planned to move them up into the loop in the crash bar. However unbolting one and seeing how it would require trimming the radiator shroud or bracketing them out further away from crash protection didn't appear to be a good idea. They don't appear to be all that well protected were they are. Dropping the bike on a smooth flat surface they'd be okay but in an off road situation I'd expect them to be pretty venerable.

Being further back certainly doesn't appear to be any problem. The light get a full beam out in front. I like them now that I've seen them run for a short distance..
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:26 PM   #1597
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Yes, venerable lights they are.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:12 PM   #1598
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Just curious, what's a new GSA cost in Norway?

280000 nok = 33000 euro = 44500 USD... fully equiped (without panniers)
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:15 PM   #1599
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280000 nok = 33000 euro = 44500 USD... fully equiped (without panniers)
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:36 PM   #1600
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...and we can only use the bike 6 months a year...if you can accept at least 3 months of driving in the rain...

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Old 02-05-2014, 01:47 AM   #1601
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280000 nok = 33000 euro = 44500 USD... fully equiped (without panniers)
It has to be a taxes thing. Around 22.000 euros in Spain, and i wouldn't say our taxes are extreme low.
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Its all about the taxes....
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Old 02-05-2014, 05:59 AM   #1603
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Wind protection/buffeting on the water cooled bikes: GS vs. GSA

I'm interested in opinions of those that have put some miles on the new Adventure regarding wind protection and buffeting. Some have mentioned buffeting on the GSA while the GS seems to get kudos universally for wind protection. Is the GSA worse than the GS in this respect, or do GSA owners have different expectations?

Weigh-in here too.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:52 AM   #1604
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I'm interested in opinions of those that have put some miles on the new Adventure regarding wind protection and buffeting. Some have mentioned buffeting on the GSA while the GS seems to get kudos universally for wind protection. Is the GSA worse than the GS in this respect, or do GSA owners have different expectations?

Weigh-in here too.
I have not ridden it yet, but there are no magic bullets. People are built differently and have different levels of comfort. No one screen will fit everyone.

In other words, the only way to know if you will like or dislike the stock screen is to ride one yourself. Someone else of even the same height and weight may find it fine while you may not because you are more sensitive to buffeting.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:59 AM   #1605
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I have not ridden it yet, but there are no magic bullets. People are built differently and have different levels of comfort. No one screen will fit everyone.

In other words, the only way to know if you will like or dislike the stock screen is to ride one yourself. Someone else of even the same height and weight may find it fine while you may not because you are more sensitive to buffeting.
Perhaps, but I would say its the only way to know for SURE. You can get a general sense of how well it might work from hearing what others say. Not everyone can test ride a bike before buying. People's reports of their experience is particularly useful when they provide their height and inseam dimensions. Many of us are average...5'10" to 6'....if someone in this range says its great or horrible, then my experience will likely match theirs....if most or everyone in this range says its good, then I'd be confident it would work or could be easily tweaked to work fine for me.
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