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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: OomD on August 04, 2014, 08:51:22 pm

Title: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: OomD on August 04, 2014, 08:51:22 pm
According to the manual the speed and RPM needles are supposed to sweep to full-scale and back again during the self test every time the ignition is turned on.

Mine doesn't, it just remains stationary during the self test. Even so, the speed and RPM work, though.

Do I need to phone Bavarian to have it checked out? Does anyone else's sweep on startup?
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Beeshaas on August 04, 2014, 09:23:40 pm
Al wat hier by my sweep is my bediende, Dinsdae, Donderdae en Saterdae. Flat-taps!
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: GSAZA on August 04, 2014, 10:02:05 pm
Also noticed it,Zambesi service manager said it is not supposed  to move with check up(self diagnostic) :thumleft:
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: silvrav on August 05, 2014, 07:26:43 am
Also noticed it,Zambesi service manager said it is not supposed  to move with check up(self diagnostic) :thumleft:

So why would the manual say it should?
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: OomD on August 05, 2014, 07:56:38 am
Also noticed it,Zambesi service manager said it is not supposed  to move with check up(self diagnostic) :thumleft:

So why would the manual say it should?
Indeed, good question.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: bikegeklap on August 05, 2014, 12:53:22 pm
Al wat hier by my sweep is my bediende, Dinsdae, Donderdae en Saterdae. Flat-taps!

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:  Skerp!!

Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: TheBear on August 05, 2014, 03:15:24 pm


So why would the manual say it should?

Same manual explains how to set your headlight lower and then tell you to reset back, to take it to a BMW dealer!?

Mine, nor Mags' bikes have sweeping needles.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: 1190 on August 05, 2014, 08:48:47 pm
That same manual shows you a pic of two helmets with luggage but it only shows two helmets on the dash? ???.

Is this a thread on how bad the manual is? :laughing4: because the rest of the bike is fantastic  :lol8::laughing4:
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: TheBear on August 06, 2014, 09:26:02 am

Is this a thread on how bad the manual is? :laughing4: because the rest of the bike is fantastic  :lol8::laughing4:

I think they outsourced every third page of the manual to China!   :imaposer:

Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: TheBear on August 06, 2014, 09:29:01 am
So why would the manual say it should?

Manual also states, rather clearly, that all features, etc.  are not the same on all bikes, depending on spec and country of sale.  

I tried to fiddle my on board computer as per manual.  No go.  Just before I declared myself a moron who cannot read a manual, I noted that the SA Beemers are not equipped with On-Board Computer Pro as a standard.  So, the settings I tried to fiddle with is not available to us.  

Maybe sweeping needles are only on bikes in countries without domestics?
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: OomD on August 06, 2014, 10:07:53 am
So why would the manual say it should?

Manual also states, rather clearly, that all features, etc.  are not the same on all bikes, depending on spec and country of sale.  

I tried to fiddle my on board computer as per manual.  No go.  Just before I declared myself a moron who cannot read a manual, I noted that the SA Beemers are not equipped with On-Board Computer Pro as a standard.  So, the settings I tried to fiddle with is not available to us.  

Maybe sweeping needles are only on bikes in countries without domestics?
Which settings are those, André? I gather you're referring to the setup menu? The only thing I found different was the DWS that is not installed on my bike.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: TheBear on August 06, 2014, 12:11:51 pm
Which settings are those, André? I gather you're referring to the setup menu? The only thing I found different was the DWS that is not installed on my bike.

I tried to move the display around, i.e. show the info in different areas on the screen.

DWS not installed?  Oom 2SD would say that whenever one of us is on our bikes DW*S is installed!   :imaposer:
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Slaaiblaar on August 06, 2014, 01:17:25 pm
DWS?
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: OomD on August 06, 2014, 01:25:20 pm
DWS?

Can't remember what it stands for, but it's the alarm system.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Lord Knormoer on August 06, 2014, 08:30:36 pm
That same manual shows you a pic of two helmets with luggage but it only shows two helmets on the dash? ???.

Is this a thread on how bad the manual is? :laughing4: because the rest of the bike is fantastic  :lol8::laughing4:

My bike does everything as per the manual including the two riders with luggage but the needles don't sweep.
Title: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Draadwerk on August 06, 2014, 09:32:09 pm
There was a long thread on the UK forum about this as well. No one had reported that the needle sweep thing works. Manual is obviously wrong

@ LKM- I have only 2 riders setting, and not 2 riders with baggage. You sure you have 2 plus luggage?
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Sprocketbek on August 06, 2014, 10:17:04 pm
- I have only 2 riders setting, and not 2 riders with baggage. You sure you have 2 plus luggage?

FFS......cut the lawyer speak!
Baggage is not an ex, illegitimate children etc.

It's stuff you pack on the bike to camp.

Luggage is when you book into a B & B.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Draadwerk on August 06, 2014, 10:28:54 pm
- I have only 2 riders setting, and not 2 riders with baggage. You sure you have 2 plus luggage?

FFS......cut the lawyer speak!
Baggage is not an ex, illegitimate children etc.

It's stuff you pack on the bike to camp.

Luggage is when you book into a B & B.

Hey man- take your sprocket and go and find a chain to play with 😄

The luggage/baggage icon is not available on the 2 up setting- that is what I meant.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: zacapa on August 07, 2014, 12:07:17 am
Buy a secondhand Honda XR60L. Instruments always work. No seriously take the Beemer back and have them fix it if the sweep is
what it's supposed to do. XR is pretty much analog so I would not understand half the stuff you are talking about. Good Luck  :thumleft:
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Beeshaas on August 07, 2014, 06:28:44 am
When I saw it in the manual I went and switched it on and found it wasnt working, from that day on I have never even touched my bike, im so scared guys. Please make it work!!
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Lord Knormoer on August 07, 2014, 07:13:53 am
When I saw it in the manual I went and switched it on and found it wasnt working, from that day on I have never even touched my bike, im so scared guys. Please make it work!!

:imaposer:
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Slaaiblaar on August 07, 2014, 07:20:32 am
That same manual shows you a pic of two helmets with luggage but it only shows two helmets on the dash? ???.

Is this a thread on how bad the manual is? :laughing4: because the rest of the bike is fantastic  :lol8::laughing4:

My bike does everything as per the manual including the two riders with luggage but the needles don't sweep.

I'm sure mine has 3 setting
Helmet
Helmet and luggage
Helmet and Helmet

Still would like to know the weight for each setup
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: BMW GS Motorrad Fan on September 04, 2014, 08:01:23 am
I've got a 2014 model R1200GS liquid-cooled and my needles also don't sweep to the limit and back as mentioned in the owner's manual.
I have seen on a 2013 model though that the needles sweep back and forth during the initial pre-check process.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: Tp007 on September 04, 2014, 08:34:45 am
Does the bike come with a manual??? :spitcoffee:
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: TheBear on September 05, 2014, 10:03:57 am
Does the bike come with a manual??? :spitcoffee:

Yes, it does, but 50% of the manual comes from China, 25% from Bulgaria and 25% from Germany.
Title: Re: LC needle sweep at startup?
Post by: OomD on September 05, 2014, 11:24:52 am
Does the bike come with a manual??? :spitcoffee:

Yes, it does, but 50% of the manual comes from China, 25% from Bulgaria and 25% from Germany.
I thought the gearbox was integrated with the engine now, which comes wholly from Germany?  :patch: :snorting: