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Old 06-08-2014, 07:33 AM   #2446
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Hello guys,

Anyone here already installed Akrapovic Full System?
Don't mind to share your experience and comment. Thank you.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:20 AM   #2447
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Mine is 4000-4500 in the 75-80 mph range. My 08 hexhead was about the same. You do get some vibes at that speed. I was hoping that the GSA LC would be smoother than my 08 also, but it's about the same.
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Old 06-08-2014, 03:19 PM   #2448
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...I was hoping that the GSA LC would be smoother than my 08 also, but it's about the same.
Interesting. My previous 2012 GSA vibrated slightly more than the 2009 GS I had before that. My new GSAW is *way* smoother than either of them and at all rpm. It's almost like a 4 cylinder it's so smooth.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:50 PM   #2449
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I had a 2010 GSA vibrated 120km @4200RPM after 2H my ass was num...now 2014 GSA smooth 120km@ 4200RPM I also had a 2008 GS speed/RPM like the others less vibration then the 2010 @ 120KM. My wife had a 2008 GS 650 120KM @ 4200RPM
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:46 AM   #2450
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Beautiful motorbike, enjoy it.....
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:08 PM   #2451
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Mississippi River Valley near Hannibal, MO (Mark Twain's hometown)...

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Old 06-10-2014, 07:44 PM   #2452
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What model tail bag is on your bike? Looks nice.


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Old 06-10-2014, 07:51 PM   #2453
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Mine is 4000-4500 in the 75-80 mph range. My 08 hexhead was about the same. You do get some vibes at that speed. I was hoping that the GSA LC would be smoother than my 08 also, but it's about the same.
I'm turning 4250rpm at 75mph. Considering the reports from the GSAW riders, I'm not displeased at all.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:52 PM   #2454
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What model tail bag is on your bike? Looks nice.
Wolfman Peak. $120

Holds everything I need on a day-ride and expandable if needed. Also, I carry a mesh net in the tailbag just in case I need to pick up something during athe ride ride---then I can mesh-net it to the pillion.
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:42 PM   #2455
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Anybody hear of a GSA-LC popping a valve seat??

I popped one down in Mexico a few weeks ago (national BMW rally) and babied it home from Veracruz without more serious issues. Just a tapping noise from the right head. Got it into the shop where they found out why. The valve seat becomes slightly unseated from the head casting after the engine warms up. The bike has never overheated or hit the rev limiter but gas is always a potential issue in Mexico. Although Mexico's premium grade is imported from USA refineries some older stations have contaminants in their storage tanks. I try to avoid those.

Now waiting for Motorrad to authorize the warranty ticket. Fortunately my dealer, Lone Star BMW, is going ahead with the repair so I should get it back soon.

Hopefully just a one-off situation. Will post up when I know more.
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Old 07-11-2014, 09:42 AM   #2456
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Popping a valve seat...

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... babied it home from Veracruz without more serious issues.
Nice job getting your bike home from 900+ miles away with engine problems, major or otherwise.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:02 AM   #2457
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Nice job getting your bike home from 900+ miles away with engine problems, major or otherwise.
Or dumber than a bag of rocks. Take your pick.

Had that valve seat popped all the way out while running it could have done serious damage to the engine.

I was just plain lucky.

(Thanks anyway )
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:15 PM   #2458
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Deposit placed today, bike arrives beginning of September.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:04 PM   #2459
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Deposit placed today, bike arrives beginning of September.
Nice!! Now a couple months of tortuous waiting!
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Old 07-11-2014, 05:03 PM   #2460
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FYI if you want to put on the Altrider headlight guard on the new GSA you need to take off the Blue tank cover, the Black side panels and the front fender..

I installed the AltRider headlight guard and never removed anything...
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