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    No. But I could because I had the locking...

    No. But I could because I had the locking Touratech cradle.
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    I think we tried that as well, to no avail. But...

    I think we tried that as well, to no avail. But we will check again.

    Thank you.
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    Locking the GPS ont the new 2014 RT?

    I have a friend who has ordered a new R1200 RT 2014 for the end of March. Of course, here in Montreal, we can't ride in winter, so, just to calm his impatience and for the fun of it, we drove down to...
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    Well, Castrol oil is not available here. So, why...

    Well, Castrol oil is not available here. So, why is the 1200GS LC available? LOL! My dealer uses Motul 300 5W40, which is supposed to have the same specs as the Castrol.

    At the 10,000 kms service,...
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    Oh, sh... Thank you.

    Oh, sh... Thank you.
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    The instructions manual isn't very clear as to...

    The instructions manual isn't very clear as to how many amps the Canbus will sustain. Is it 7,5 amps? Amps = watts divided by volts. So 100 W. divided by 12 V. = 8,3 A. Also, there may be a risk of...
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    I guess the compression ratio of the new LC is...

    I guess the compression ratio of the new LC is 12,5:1 as opposed to 12:1 for the previous GS 1200 boxer. The manual recommends Super unleaded 95 RON (which is 91 PON in North America), AND up to 10%...
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    I do take my hands off the handlebar from time to...

    I do take my hands off the handlebar from time to time for a few seconds, and I have no head shake problem whatsoever. My bike is rock steady. And if my bike had head shake, it wouldn't disappear...
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    Exactly.

    Exactly.
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    RON is the European standard. PON is the American...

    RON is the European standard. PON is the American standard.

    95 RON equals 91 PON.

    See it here:

    http://thoms1.net/Ford/Reference/RONMONPON.html
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    Good for you you're dealing with BMWNA. Had you...

    Good for you you're dealing with BMWNA. Had you dealt with BMW Canada, you would have gotten this reply: "Sorry, we cannot provide any technical information regarding your motorcycle. Contact the...
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    Allow me to challenge all this. First, why is...

    Allow me to challenge all this. First, why is taking your hands off the handlebar "improper operation"? A well balanced motorcycle will let you take off your hands with no drama, for a few seconds of...
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    The 31/38 L. TT Zega Pro 2 are NOT wider than the...

    The 31/38 L. TT Zega Pro 2 are NOT wider than the handlebar. They are narrower by a couple cms. They have put the whole attachment system outside (no more nut and wheel to turn inside the pannier) so...
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    What third party screen for the LC?

    Of course, I feel the need to improve protection on my LC, but I want to chose wisely. Anybody has fitted a third party screen on their LC? What would you recommend? Givi? ZTechnik? Touratech?...
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    I had my chief mechanic remove some liquid from...

    I had my chief mechanic remove some liquid from the clutch reservoir, and, bingo! shifting greatly improved. That, plus some preload up on the gear lever and very litle clutch action will shift...
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    How are the Holan panniers? Good quality?...

    How are the Holan panniers? Good quality? Waterproof? Is the mounting of the racks easy? Do you have to modify anything to the bike?

    And what capacity are yours?

    Thank you.
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    What I'd like to know, if someone can explain, is...

    What I'd like to know, if someone can explain, is why too much liquid in the clutch master cylinder will cause rough shifting?

    Thank you for this interesting piece of mechanical discovery.
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    Did you try to take some slack in the cable from...

    Did you try to take some slack in the cable from the right, then losen the mount and slide it to the left? Or tilt it upward (glare permitting.)
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    I did 5,000 kms on the Z8s I had fitted right...

    I did 5,000 kms on the Z8s I had fitted right away on my 12 RT, getting rid of the Bridgestone 21 that were factory installed. They are great tires, wet ot dry, but then I changed them for the...
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    I had Michelin PR3s on my RT. Gret match. I...

    I had Michelin PR3s on my RT. Gret match. I preferred them to the Metzeler Z8s. Very confidence-inspiring under the rain. Also, there is a suppleness to the tires that makes them feel like they stick...
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    How ziplock bags can work better than dedicated...

    How ziplock bags can work better than dedicated pannier bags is beyond me.
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    I've only been very occasionnally on gravel roads...

    I've only been very occasionnally on gravel roads with my RT (which I am now trading for the new 2012 R1200 GS LC) fitted with Michelin PR3, and I hated it. Uncomfortable, wobbly and scary. It's okay...
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    I just don't understand why people would buy a...

    I just don't understand why people would buy a $20,000+ motorcycle, plus farkles of all kinds, only to skimp on a pair of pannier bags that will cost them $80. Cee Bailey, RKA, Kathy... Get them and...
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    Have a look here. It'll show you the equivalent...

    Have a look here. It'll show you the equivalent between Ron rating (European) and Pon rating (America.) BMW, being European, recommends Ron ratings. Easily converted here:

    ?½...
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    From RT to 2013 GS LC

    Ever since trading my GS for an RT, I regretted the GS. Not that the RT is not a good bike. In fact, it is wonderful, comfortable, it has tremendous protection in every weather, it is powerful and it...
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