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Old 07-13-2013, 02:33 AM   #16
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I'm calling mine an Oily Cam Head and I love it

No water for me thanks, no radiators to crush, no hoses to blow, no water pump to leak or fail.

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I love AC. I am a naturally hot person by nature.

Wait, AC. is that a NEW name for AirHead, or OilHead, or Hexhead or Camhead?

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Old 07-13-2013, 04:52 AM   #17
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I just refuse to be a first model year guinea pig anymore. Besides, word is the new LC GSA is going to be awesome, so I'm on hold until its released!
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:27 AM   #18
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The LC is my third BMW and also my third dual sport bike. My first BMW was a LT that has been replaced with a GTL that I use for work. In the last year I have gone through a KLR not enough top end, A Triumph Tiger XC 800 too much heat and poor suspension, and now the LC.
While those who are coming from older GSs are not happy about the turn signal controls, I want the cockpits as close as possible when in an emergency. I do not want to have to think I want to work by reflex.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:19 PM   #19
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I have owned '07, '09 and '11 GSAs. Never owned a GS until my '13 GS.

The new GS is a better handling and more powerful bike than my previous GSAs. I really like the adaptive suspension. It really make the ESA option worth the price.

The led headlight is great and the cruise control is from Heaven.

I was very frustrated with the problems my '12 K1600GT (hard left pull, clunky and lots of drive slop) had so I sold it and decided to beta test the GSW. So far so good with 2k miles. The problems with the K1600GT were obvious within a couple hundred miles.

If the new GSA has similar agility and low COG like the GS I will look at getting a '15 model.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #20
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I agree with most everything you said, and currently think I'll jump on the bandwagon with an LC GSA in 2014/15-ish.

Except for this:


It seems like every year the GS cluster gets worse, and with the 2013, they really pulled out all the stops. At the current rate of "improvement", by 2025, the tach will have become so small as to form a singularity, sucking in the Earth, moon, and most of the adjacent planets, ending all life as we know it.

They seriously need to abandon the analog speedo and go to the near universal standard of digital speedo, analog tach.
Do the instrument clusters on the new LC machines 'melt' like the old ones did? I have had mine replaced on my 2010 camhead twice under warranty because the windshield can magnify the suns rays enough to melt the plastic bezel. NOT happy with that particular piece of German engineering!!
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #21
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the new LC GS do not look like an adventure bike , it looks/is a road bike trying to be a dirt bike .

The air cooled GS's look like muscular dirt bike ,which looks way cooler IMO
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #22
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The air cooled GS's look like muscular dirt bike ,which looks way cooler IMO
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:02 PM   #23
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Just about any of the AC's!!! To me the LC feels more like a jap bike. No soul, too much plastic
Kidding right?
That was one of the arguments of 1150GS owners vs 1200GS.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:05 PM   #24
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the new LC GS do not look like an adventure bike , it looks/is a road bike trying to be a dirt bike .

The air cooled GS's look like muscular dirt bike ,which looks way cooler IMO
Yeah right...

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Old 07-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #25
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I like the points on the windshield. Poke out both of your eyes at the same time.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:37 PM   #26
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Yeah right...

Dude, c'mon, that was a road. It was just not well surfaced, and kind of narrow in places.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:53 PM   #27
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Kidding right?
That was one of the arguments of 1150GS owners vs 1200GS.
i've not test rode on the "water" cooled gs yet, I will when I have time, but honestly, I see no reason to go to a newer GS, water cooled more Hp more gadgets has no interest to me at all on the GS, better MPG might. getting some 38mpg is fine, but I liked over 40 better.ut my old shovel head my GSA needs that huge tank,
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:02 PM   #28
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Kidding right?
That was one of the arguments of 1150GS owners vs 1200GS.
Hell that's still a valid argument!!!!



The new LC is a better bike. Minor quibble is the dumb ass turn signals but what ever.

LC's main issue for me is it looks like a vampire duck. The whole head just looks bad. I could not a) afford one or b) force my self to ride it; it's just fing ugly.

The "new" GSA looks MUCH better in the leaked pics.
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Old 07-13-2013, 07:08 PM   #29
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Kidding right?
That was one of the arguments of 1150GS owners vs 1200GS.
That argument is still a valid point. I much prefer the looks of my '03 1150GSA compared to the look of my '13 1200GSA. On the other hand I much prefer the power and handling of the 1200GSA.

Way to much plastic on the new style bikes.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:59 AM   #30
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AC over LC

At the moment I prefer the ac over the lc because I believe less is more, except in the case of money or drugs. That is until I ride one. Then who knows. I understand the things about the wc that make it technically better then the ac. Till then I will suffer with my HP2 and the less is more ideal. Richard.
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