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Offline AlexG

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"2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« on: October 17, 2013, 10:07:43 am »
I was at Northside Motorcycles over the weekend - saw they've got the new "2014" spec R1200GS liquid-cooled in stock ...

Changes made:

1. Steering damper added
2. Switch gear symbols have been changed slightly

I was also shown that Enduro PRO mode has NOT been removed for 2014
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2013, 10:18:40 am »
Any styling changes?  :pot:
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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2013, 10:20:49 am »
No styling changes that I could see ...
Oh and the bike that I looked at was fitted with both the LED headlight and electronic cruise control - retail price was R174,555.00 if I remember correctly!
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2013, 10:22:51 am »
I wanted that particular bike [colour - Blue Fire], but Northside offered me such a terrible trade-in price on my bike that I just can't justify doing the deal  :'(
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2013, 10:25:58 am »
Interesting, I ordered my LC with both LED lights and cruise control. No way I was going to accept the you can only have one or the other!

Looked at some pictures of that steering damper. Not going to be possible to retrofit without spending a lot of money. Wonder if there i smuch difference riding it.

Anyone that knows the 2013 model been out riding this new spec to give us a view?
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2013, 10:33:04 am »
Interesting, I ordered my LC with both LED lights and cruise control. No way I was going to accept the you can only have one or the other!

Looked at some pictures of that steering damper. Not going to be possible to retrofit without spending a lot of money. Wonder if there i smuch difference riding it.

Anyone that knows the 2013 model been out riding this new spec to give us a view?

Having spoken to someone very clued up on the matter regarding head shake, I found out it was due to tyre sidewalls starting to soften and collapse - not the fault of the bike. I can't remember which brand he said was at fault, but I see the newer bikes are coming fitted with different tyres now.
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2013, 09:31:11 pm »
Got these from advrider.com. Clearly will not be an easy/cheap retrofit to the 2013 model.
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 06:50:09 am »
Mine is fitted with dampener. At 180 no problem. Next week it'll go in for 1000km service and will test at higher speed.
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2013, 07:51:02 am »
I have done over 200 with Karoo 3's and Anakee 3's without an issue. There was and should be no problem. Most of us who ride these bikes have failed to recreate the nightmare scenarios so often spoken about. The 2013 LC's behave very well.

I am however curious about any differences in handling between the LC with damper vs without. I fitted all gadgets available that I thought could improve my LC in some way. Even paid for the Acropovic! If the damper makes it better, I want one.

Maybe I should go for a test drive :-)
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2013, 08:32:03 am »
I am also very tempted to fit the Ackropovic. What is your take on it, does it sound better than the stock can?
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2013, 09:11:57 am »
Just my opinion: It sounds awesome!!

Not really louder than stock but rather a deeper more throaty sound which led to me naming the bike "Knormoer". I passed my wife and son recently on the way back from Cederberg. My son called me immediately saying: "Wow, you should hear the bike from behind when you open up!"

Rather costly for a slip on, I hear there are some OEM vendors selling Acro's at more reasonable prices though.

I am actually thinking about getting the Acro headers too. (Asked for pricing this week)
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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2013, 09:20:05 am »
Just my opinion: It sounds awesome!!

Not really louder than stock but rather a deeper more throaty sound which led to me naming the bike "Knormoer". I passed my wife and sone recently on the way back from Cederberg. My son called me immediately saying: "Wow, you should hear the bike from behind when you open up!"

Rather costly for a slip on, I hear there are some OEM vendors selling Acro's at more reasonable prices though.

I am actually thinking about getting the Acro headers too. (Asked for pricing this week)

Busy to buy one from PistonPete at the moment!
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2013, 10:28:23 am »
Geniet hom :-)
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2013, 01:38:48 pm »
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2013, 01:54:39 pm »
I saw this one but still prefer the look of the Titanium Acro.

I also like the change in tone without a change in volume. I may be getting old :-)
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #15 on: October 21, 2013, 07:50:20 pm »
I was watching the RFS Econorun on the Bike Show this weekend and there was one crash. A new R1200GS LC got a tank slapper on a straight road. There have been jornos reporting about a similar issue at the launches so I hope the damper sorts the problem out.

There's a review on IOL including a comment on the crash.

http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/bikes-quads-karts/rfs-bike-econorun-is-not-for-sissies-1.1571794#.UmVoY2thiSM
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #16 on: October 22, 2013, 07:38:23 am »
Tank slapper on a straight road? On an economy run? The article is not clear on any details? Tar/gravel? One wheel? Does not make sense. :eek7:
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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #17 on: October 22, 2013, 07:50:55 am »
I understand that the rider was sitting with one hand on the triple clamp and the other one behind his back, with the speedcruise on, hiding behind the windscreen.  ???
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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2013, 01:30:49 pm »
??! ??? !??
 

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Re: "2014" Spec R1200GS LC
« Reply #19 on: October 22, 2013, 10:54:05 pm »
Alternative to Akra

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=136334.0

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Just to much of an aftermarket appearance for me