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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: AntVan on April 05, 2014, 10:10:06 pm

Title: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on April 05, 2014, 10:10:06 pm
So, took the bike for a ride, and the following happened:
1. No head shake
2. Water pump did not fail
3. Clutch didn't fail 
4. Engine didn't exit through itself
5. Frame didn't crack
6. Clutch fluid didn't leak
7. Oil didn't weep

Sjoe, I must be the luckiest guy ever
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: kwassi on April 06, 2014, 02:56:23 pm
Het jy saam met Harleys gaan ry en nooit oor 80km/h gery.   :pot:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: COLES on April 06, 2014, 04:00:20 pm

china the only thing you can be great full for is that you ride a great bike
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Post by: Brandt on April 06, 2014, 04:11:04 pm
And you still live to tell it :)

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Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Dcjet on April 06, 2014, 05:50:48 pm
Hey Antvan,
I also have one of these duds - 10 months and 15 500 km later it is boringly safe and reliable - maybe I should trade it for a nut frying 1190.
I just remembered, the rear tyre needs replacing - these bikes are dangerous after all.
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Upgrade on April 06, 2014, 07:29:23 pm
Soos die ouens op die forum te kere gaan, val die bikes uitmekaar. Ek moet se ek vrek oor die bike. Die ding is addictive, ek kan nie van hom af bly nie. Die elektronics werk ook briljant, lekker om nie te moet stop om settings te verander nie.
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Callie GS on April 06, 2014, 08:27:51 pm
Soos die ouens op die forum te kere gaan, val die bikes uitmekaar. Ek moet se ek vrek oor die bike. Die ding is addictive, ek kan nie van hom af bly nie. Die elektronics werk ook briljant, lekker om nie te moet stop om settings te verander nie.

Stem saam 100 % !! :thumleft:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Draadwerk on April 06, 2014, 09:46:58 pm
Het vandag 458 kilos gery in en vanaf Mosambiek terug huis toe, pillion op en panniers met vol bagasie. Vrou het net ons king size bed by die huis vergeet anders was hy ook gelaai.

Toe ek by die huis stop na die dag se ry was ek eers lus vir ry. Ai man, die LC is die beste ding ooit...

Sover is ek seker ook net gelukkig...
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Droopy on April 07, 2014, 03:53:18 pm
Na al die opmerkings van LC probleme (van almal wat nie n LC het nie...) het ek al begin wonder of daar fout is met myne. Nog geen lekke, krake of iets wat afval nie nie, en myne hou van grondpad ry.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on April 07, 2014, 04:37:00 pm
Jis maar die ding raak vuil. Ek kan nie verstaan wat BMW besiel het om so baie stof toe te laat nie...
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on April 08, 2014, 05:36:48 am
One other thing. Two weeks or so ago I go for my weekly ride on Hildr in our backyard, and I come across two dudes on a dirt bike stuck in the mud. Knobblies everything. I think: "oh dear". But you know, after they wrestled themselves out I took the same line and Hildr didn't notice her Anakees were supposed to get stuck. Guess she doesn't read this forum...
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: lecap on April 08, 2014, 08:12:53 am
So, took the bike for a ride, and the following happened:
1. No head shake
2. Water pump did not fail
3. Clutch didn't fail 
4. Engine didn't exit through itself
5. Frame didn't crack
6. Clutch fluid didn't leak
7. Oil didn't weep

Sjoe, I must be the luckiest guy ever

Me too:
1: No head shake
2: Does not have a water pump
3: Clutch still fine after 122,000km
4: Engine also still fine after 122,000km
5: Frame also looks ok
6: Q20 leaks out of the bottom end of the clutch cable every time after I oiled it?
7: Neither weeps nor uses oil

And that with a piece of Jap crap or actually worse, a Suzuki!!!

Praise the Lord, a miracle!!!

:lol8:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on April 08, 2014, 10:23:04 am
Awesome!

(You called it crap, no one here did)
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 08, 2014, 10:26:28 am
Shit! Nobody told me to stay on roads...

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/08/apuzyvev.jpg)
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Draadwerk on April 08, 2014, 11:06:20 am
LKM - jy moet uit die veld uit bly - jy gaan jou bike breek !!! Hy is net gemaak vir teer  :imaposer:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 08, 2014, 07:43:57 pm
Die lyk sommer lekker!

http://youtu.be/hwaQur3pt1I
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: 1190 on April 08, 2014, 08:18:20 pm
Bummer
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 08, 2014, 08:21:27 pm
Het hom gesiem maar kan nie uitwerk wat gebeur het nie. Op die vorige model het die caliper bout uitgeval dan gebeur dit.
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: 1190 on April 08, 2014, 08:27:37 pm
Its the new software upgrade to 150 hp he forgot to upgrade he's back spokes  :imaposer:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 08, 2014, 08:30:00 pm
:imaposer:

Hier's 'n ander hoek:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/09/u9a5y8yr.jpg)
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on April 08, 2014, 08:30:14 pm
Goeie eier. Dit lyk seer
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: 1190 on April 08, 2014, 08:45:09 pm
This happened to me on the way to the buff. Scratched the beak about 5 k damages
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: 1190 on April 08, 2014, 08:47:38 pm
This thing cost a clip - not even sure how to fit it......
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 08, 2014, 08:48:32 pm
Ouch, now I like my cover even more!
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on April 08, 2014, 08:51:57 pm
This thread was more to do with what did not go wrong, and a lighter thread to the usual "it's a crap bike and it's going to break or kill you" religion.  :biggrin: Seems like even those are quickly going downwards


Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 08, 2014, 09:08:53 pm
Well, we did not listen... :peepwall:

...and probably did not care... :pot:

...also, my wheel did not fall off!  :imaposer:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on April 08, 2014, 09:18:31 pm
 :laughing4: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: 1190 on April 08, 2014, 09:30:03 pm
Knor - looks like that guard covers that part that broke on my bike, I thought it acted as a cooler for the LED light. I think there is a fan in there? Where did you get it?
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 08, 2014, 09:32:52 pm
Knor - looks like that guard covers that part that broke on my bike, I thought it acted as a cooler for the LED light. I think there is a fan in there? Where did you get it?

Mine is from BMW
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Sommer Ek on April 09, 2014, 12:49:12 am
Ek het pas 2700+ trip gedoen met "full kit webbing en geweer" en hy loop net al lekkerder.

Vir grondpad, blaas die bande af (tussen 1.9 en 2.1) en kry jou settings reg (enduro / soft) en hy hanteer goed.

Ek het vroeg in die lewe geleer dat jy selfs jou vinger in jou neus kan afbreek as jy net genoeg probeer.
As jy wil jaag, kry 'n resies kar, as jy wil rowwe terein ry kry 'n Unimog. Dieselfde vir motorfietse.

Gebruik hom waarvoor hy ontwerp is en dit sal goed gaan met jou.

Die Toyota, Ford ens. manne verander suspensies, sit snorkels en alles wat kan oop en toe maak op om te gaan 4x4 toer, dieselfde vir motorfietse.

My opinie:
'n Dual purpose / GS met 'n 1200 enjin is nie ontwerp vir 'n baan nie, hy is ontwerp om langafstande grondpad en teerpad te toer. Niks fout met hier en daar so bietjie meer gas gee as wat nodig is nie, jy betaal mos self die bande en die brandstof. So lank jy hom met respek behandel sal hy jou ook met respek behandel.


Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 09, 2014, 05:04:22 am
Ek het pas 2700+ trip gedoen met "full kit webbing en geweer" en hy loop net al lekkerder.

Vir grondpad, blaas die bande af (tussen 1.9 en 2.1) en kry jou settings reg (enduro / soft) en hy hanteer goed.

Ek het vroeg in die lewe geleer dat jy selfs jou vinger in jou neus kan afbreek as jy net genoeg probeer.
As jy wil jaag, kry 'n resies kar, as jy wil rowwe terein ry kry 'n Unimog. Dieselfde vir motorfietse.

Gebruik hom waarvoor hy ontwerp is en dit sal goed gaan met jou.

Die Toyota, Ford ens. manne verander suspensies, sit snorkels en alles wat kan oop en toe maak op om te gaan 4x4 toer, dieselfde vir motorfietse.

My opinie:
'n Dual purpose / GS met 'n 1200 enjin is nie ontwerp vir 'n baan nie, hy is ontwerp om langafstande grondpad en teerpad te toer. Niks fout met hier en daar so bietjie meer gas gee as wat nodig is nie, jy betaal mos self die bande en die brandstof. So lank jy hom met respek behandel sal hy jou ook met respek behandel.

:thumleft:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: lecap on April 09, 2014, 08:54:44 am
Bummer

Does not count. He left the U - lock in and tried to ride off :D

But the lock did not break :lol8:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 09, 2014, 09:05:18 am
Bummer

Does not count. He left the U - lock in and tried to ride off :D

But the lock did not break :lol8:

:imaposer:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: BikerJan on April 09, 2014, 09:47:20 am
I did about 2 200 k's last week around and through Lesotho, with no problems experienced whatsoever. Did a lot of the gravel roads and passes around Lady Grey, Rhodes, as well as the Sani Pass.

Even did an unplanned very rough Jeep track to nowhere in the mountains, with very steep loose up and downhills, rocky terrain with fairly substantial 'steps' etc. Although I missed the 450 BM, the 1200 took it all in it's stride!
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Slaaiblaar on April 09, 2014, 10:06:54 am
My gears did not "Clunk"
No tank slapper
No oil leaks
No water leaks
And no " Moerse smile"

Drove with the car today
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Draadwerk on April 09, 2014, 10:30:08 am
About the clunking gears, I have found that the lower the gear lever is, in other words, the steeper the angle away from the footpeg, you tend to shift quicker and easier, and less clunks strangely enough???
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: lecap on April 10, 2014, 08:10:51 am
I did about 2 200 k's last week around and through Lesotho, with no problems experienced whatsoever. Did a lot of the gravel roads and passes around Lady Grey, Rhodes, as well as the Sani Pass.

Even did an unplanned very rough Jeep track to nowhere in the mountains, with very steep loose up and downhills, rocky terrain with fairly substantial 'steps' etc. Although I missed the 450 BM, the 1200 took it all in it's stride!

Why is the bike on a drip in the second piccie ??? :lol8:
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: Lord Knormoer on April 10, 2014, 11:36:30 am
I did about 2 200 k's last week around and through Lesotho, with no problems experienced whatsoever. Did a lot of the gravel roads and passes around Lady Grey, Rhodes, as well as the Sani Pass.

Even did an unplanned very rough Jeep track to nowhere in the mountains, with very steep loose up and downhills, rocky terrain with fairly substantial 'steps' etc. Although I missed the 450 BM, the 1200 took it all in it's stride!

Why is the bike on a drip in the second piccie ??? :lol8:

Tyreslime!?
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: BikerJan on April 10, 2014, 03:20:40 pm
I did about 2 200 k's last week around and through Lesotho, with no problems experienced whatsoever. Did a lot of the gravel roads and passes around Lady Grey, Rhodes, as well as the Sani Pass.

Even did an unplanned very rough Jeep track to nowhere in the mountains, with very steep loose up and downhills, rocky terrain with fairly substantial 'steps' etc. Although I missed the 450 BM, the 1200 took it all in it's stride!

Why is the bike on a drip in the second piccie ??? :lol8:

Tyreslime!?

No, it is just a co rider having some water after a very tiring and exiting bit of road!
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: AntVan on November 06, 2017, 08:19:15 pm
You know what? Sure Hildr has her issues. I’ve just paid allottamoney to fix her suspension after hitting an animal at night. But then I read about other bikers being scared of a bike above 250 CC. You know what: Hildr allows even someone like me to ride mud, gravel, anything, and then I get on tar and ride the highway as well. And when I want to tour we put SWAMBO on the back and easily ride all the way to Jeffrey’s.

What other bike can do all this?
Title: Re: What did not go wrong today...
Post by: TheBear on November 07, 2017, 11:51:43 am
So, took the bike for a ride, and the following happened:
1. No head shake
2. Water pump did not fail
3. Clutch didn't fail 
4. Engine didn't exit through itself
5. Frame didn't crack
6. Clutch fluid didn't leak
7. Oil didn't weep

Sjoe, I must be the luckiest guy ever

I assume it must have been a very, very short ride!   >:D