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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => BMW 1200 LC => Topic started by: Mayhem on June 01, 2017, 03:16:59 pm

Title: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on June 01, 2017, 03:16:59 pm
So, I just popped into Donfords a few weeks ago to "look" at the new Rallye and really liked it even more in person than seeing it in pictures (it's got to be the best looking BMW ever built in my opinion.....ummm maybe not I still think the HP2 is better). So sales guy comes out and says take it for a ride, which I do (BIG mistake on my part) and OMG what a great bike to ride. Anyway sales guy says take the Adv for a ride as he will do me a great deal on the Adv if I like it. So off I go and return very quickly, as I just know that I do not want an Adv and it is just not as great a ride as the Rallye and I'm thinking I can't afford it anyway.I get off the bike and sales guy says so what do you think? I say I don't like the Adv. He says OK let's see what I can do on the Rallye. So long story short is that I could not turn down the deal they offered me on my Trophy and the deal is done.
I took most of the accessories off my Trophy and fitted them to the Rallye. These include BMW bash plate, BMW tappet cover protectors, BMW lower crash bars, BMW spot/fog lights, adjustable rear brake peddle and headlight guard.I left the quick shifter and wide foot pegs on the Trophy as the Rallye already has these.

I have had the bike about 2 weeks and yesterday did the 1000 k service so now can ride a bit harder  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:.This bike just fits my requirements right down to the last detail and I have absolutely not a single thing that I would change with regard to power, handling, brakes or looks.

There are just a few things that I need to do to make it perfect. Although I do most of the riding one-up my wife still loves to get out for a ride as well so the single seat is an issue, but not a problem as the stock 2-seat off a std GS will fit so that is in the pipe line. The next thing is the Top Box is positioned to far back and looks crap with the short single seat so that need's to be addressed.
The last thing is the exhaust MUST be sorted, so I grab the SC Projects slip-on that Noneking has up for sale and fitted it last night  :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:
@ Noneking, you never told me that it will be nearly impossible to ride the bike under 5000 rpm... I can see this pipe is going to cost me >:D >:D >:D a fortune in speeding fines as it just wants tooooo rev :lol8:

I have 2 issues that need to still be resolved: very noisy tappet noise on right cylinder and some surging while riding at a constant throttle position.
Noisy tappet is going to be monitored by myself and the dealer and I'm hoping the surging will be sorted by fitting a booster plug ( I forgot to mention to the dealer about the surging so I will still do that)
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: DUSTRIDERS on June 01, 2017, 03:39:32 pm
the best looking BMW

Cannot agree more. If only they had a 21" option too. :thumleft:
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: gee on June 01, 2017, 04:11:38 pm
Good luck with the new bike it looks great me I preferred the adv just my type of riding and traveling

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Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: DavidMorrisXp on June 01, 2017, 04:13:05 pm
Why not get a back pack and leave the seat as is?

The seat and no rack at the back give it that Rallye look, no?
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on June 01, 2017, 04:27:08 pm

The seat and no rack at the back give it that Rallye look, no?
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I agree, I will only use the double seat when the wife is with otherwise the single seat.
I'm not sure what plan will follow for the rear rack/top box.
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Noneking on June 01, 2017, 06:46:36 pm
That SC Project really sounds amazing, hope you enjoy it!!
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: YoungGSer on June 01, 2017, 06:56:37 pm
Beautiful looking bike, congratulations.


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Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: BMWPE on June 01, 2017, 07:19:39 pm
Awesome bike
something  :-\ about that pipe is not looking nice on the bike
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on June 01, 2017, 07:45:20 pm
That SC Project really sounds amazing, hope you enjoy it!!

Still got the Db killer in(don't want to loose an indicator yet) but still sounds great

Awesome bike
something  :-\ about that pipe is not looking nice on the bike

I like the small size and the lack of bling,
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Steven Joubert on June 02, 2017, 04:37:58 am
Realy like the BMW rally enjoy.

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Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Warren Ellwood on June 02, 2017, 09:37:02 am
Awesome, really like the looks of the Rally, if I had the bucks...................

I think the Acro pipe is probably the best looking thing to slip onto any 1200, but when I got cot a couple of emails back re prices, I decided the original looks bloody good and is in fact very sexy.

I wish you many safe miles.
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Manic on June 02, 2017, 09:46:42 am
Awesome bike!! Congrats!!

Lets compare this with a normal GS LC.

What is the difference between the Rallye, and a normal GS ?
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Noneking on June 02, 2017, 11:43:56 am
Awesome, really like the looks of the Rally, if I had the bucks...................

I think the Acro pipe is probably the best looking thing to slip onto any 1200, but when I got cot a couple of emails back re prices, I decided the original looks bloody good and is in fact very sexy.

I wish you many safe miles.


Akra is way too expensive and too bulky, I like the look of the smaller pipes. This SC project pipe makes the Akra sound like a antique Singer sewing machine......
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on June 02, 2017, 04:45:45 pm
Awesome, really like the looks of the Rally, if I had the bucks...................

I think the Acro pipe is probably the best looking thing to slip onto any 1200, but when I got cot a couple of emails back re prices, I decided the original looks bloody good and is in fact very sexy.

I wish you many safe miles.

I had an Acro on my  Trophy for less than 200 km, couldn't warrant the cost so sold it, it is a bit longer than stock pipe and was touching my SW Motec pannier bracket and it is not much lighter than stock. not worth the 16k in my opinion :(
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: BLK on June 02, 2017, 04:57:35 pm
A great looker for sure.

Has it got the raised suspension?

Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on June 02, 2017, 05:12:41 pm
No, this is the standard one.I don't really do very technical riding so the std will be fine for me. The most technical rides for me are Old postal rout and Ouberg pass. For the serious stuff I will use the HP2 :biggrin:
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: BLK on June 02, 2017, 05:14:21 pm
Very nice indeed.

Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Miracle_Salad on June 08, 2017, 04:41:25 pm
I also have a Trophy and it makes clicking(tappet) noises on the left and right side of the cams.

Dealer says its perfectly normal.  ???
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on July 07, 2017, 01:49:55 pm
Here are some pic's of my luggage rack that moves the Top Box forward and can also strap soft luggage to when not using the Top Box off-road
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: OomD on July 07, 2017, 01:53:18 pm
That military Jeep...  :drif: :drif:
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on July 07, 2017, 01:55:18 pm
46 CJ 2 my cage when I need one  :peepwall:
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: OomD on July 07, 2017, 02:19:20 pm
46 CJ 2 my cage when I need one  :peepwall:
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Well, now that you have the bike (nice, BTW!) and neither protects you from the elements... keep me in mind if you ever want to get rid of it.  :biggrin:
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: threeper on July 07, 2017, 03:43:12 pm
i also noticed that jeep lurking in the background.....
Title: Re: My new LC Rallye
Post by: Mayhem on July 07, 2017, 03:49:16 pm
Now now boy's... keep your eyes on the ball :peepwall: The Jeep is another story all together. Busy restoring an M38 (49) at the moment.)