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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2016, 07:23:20 pm »
So after getting a great deal on a trophy last year, I gradually pimped mine out with a few extra bits and pieces. (Yes, that was me at the KZN bash) I added cruise control, riding modes and gear assist pro. I feel that I now have the perfect setup and I'm still about R25k better off than a full spec lc. Don't let any dealer tell you it can't be done, just because they don't know how. Happy riding!

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2016, 07:54:27 pm »
So after getting a great deal on a trophy last year, I gradually pimped mine out with a few extra bits and pieces. (Yes, that was me at the KZN bash) I added cruise control, riding modes and gear assist pro. I feel that I now have the perfect setup and I'm still about R25k better off than a full spec lc. Don't let any dealer tell you it can't be done, just because they don't know how. Happy riding!

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I seem to remember Donford in Cape Town told me the bike doesn't have a gyroscope sensor and they couldn't therefore load the other modes.  Does that sound right?
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #62 on: December 15, 2016, 10:22:39 am »
Can the Trophy also work with a dongle like the full spec?
If i had to explain you would not understand anyway......
 

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #63 on: December 15, 2016, 11:29:37 am »
Can the Trophy also work with a dongle like the full spec?

I tried it on mine and the dealer told me it didn't - still inserted though.

Mind you if I switch off in Rain Mode, it starts again in Rain Mode, so maybe
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #64 on: December 15, 2016, 01:28:41 pm »
Can the Trophy also work with a dongle like the full spec?

I tried it on mine and the dealer told me it didn't - still inserted though.

Mind you if I switch off in Rain Mode, it starts again in Rain Mode, so maybe

So no enduro pro mode?
 

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #65 on: December 15, 2016, 03:19:49 pm »
Can the Trophy also work with a dongle like the full spec?

I tried it on mine and the dealer told me it didn't - still inserted though.

Mind you if I switch off in Rain Mode, it starts again in Rain Mode, so maybe

So no enduro pro mode?

Only rain and road
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #66 on: December 15, 2016, 03:27:01 pm »
Can the Trophy also work with a dongle like the full spec?

I tried it on mine and the dealer told me it didn't - still inserted though.

Mind you if I switch off in Rain Mode, it starts again in Rain Mode, so maybe

So no enduro pro mode?

Only rain and road

I was just told by BMW that ESA must be fitted for the Enduro mode
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #67 on: December 15, 2016, 03:35:09 pm »
Can the Trophy also work with a dongle like the full spec?

I tried it on mine and the dealer told me it didn't - still inserted though.

Mind you if I switch off in Rain Mode, it starts again in Rain Mode, so maybe

So no enduro pro mode?

Only rain and road

I was just told by BMW that ESA must be fitted for the Enduro mode

Then theres a reason Danza bike is 25k below a full spec LC and thus more expensive imo
 

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #68 on: December 15, 2016, 04:03:29 pm »
Butt for an old fool like me, i would never be able to tell the difference :thumleft: :-[ :-[ ::)
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #69 on: December 23, 2016, 03:29:53 pm »
So I made the mistake of going to test ride......6 bikes today! 3 GS 1200's and a few other brands.
I've ridden a 2015 GSA before....but test ride a 1200gs LC Trophy today....and I'm in love.
I was going to go Oil cooked older but now riding these guys back to back it's just a different ball game. I test ride a non Trophy as well and that had all the bells and whistles but I'm liking the trophy more.
The one thing that I'm wondering about is that I didn't see Enduro or Enduro Pro on the Tropy. Only Road and Road Plus as well as rain.
I dont care much for the ESA or Cruise control. I have a very cool cruise control device that I use on all my bikes to great effect those throttle hobbies. The question  though is what mode does one use for going off-road on the trophy model?

I rode a few brands.... but I'm going to be going BMW again if I do this.
I must just sleep on it a few days. These bikes are not cheap.
I'll probably trade the NC750x DCT and keep the Xchallenge.

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #70 on: December 23, 2016, 03:41:58 pm »
So I made the mistake of going to test ride......6 bikes today!
I've ridden a 2015 GSA before....but test ride a 1200gs LC Trophy today....and I'm in love.
I was going to go Oil cooked older but now riding these guys back to back it's just a different ball game. I test ride a non Trophy as well and that had all the bells and whistles but I'm liking the trophy more.
The one thing that I'm wondering about is that I didn't see Enduro or Enduro Pro on the Tropy. Only Road and Road Plus as well as rain.
I dont care much for the ESA or Cruise control. I have a very cool cruise control device that I use on all my bikes to great effect those throttle hobbies. The question  though is what mode does one use for going off-road on the trophy model?

I rode a few brands.... but I'm going to be going BMW again if I do this.
I must just sleep on it a few days. These bikes are not cheap.
I'll probably trade the NC750x DCT and keep the Xchallenge.

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ABS & Traction control off I am guessing, that's all I think you can do
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #71 on: December 23, 2016, 03:50:25 pm »
Ah ok that's fine then. I was fiddling with the TCS but I suppose bike needs to be in neutral and standstill for it to be disabled?

On another note: Is the Trophy lighter than the Standard GS's becasue of no ESA? I rode a few now but first time on a Trophy and it felt quite a bit nimbler and quicker than the Standard and GSA's. It could also be my imagination but i did ride them back to back.

This LC engine is seriously amazing ...Im not going to get rid of this itch am I?

I also noticed something I didn't notice on the other ones.
There is an arrow that shows by the gear shifter suggesting you shift up and down?
Whats that?
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2016, 08:26:54 pm »
Ah ok that's fine then. I was fiddling with the TCS but I suppose bike needs to be in neutral and standstill for it to be disabled?

On another note: Is the Trophy lighter than the Standard GS's becasue of no ESA? I rode a few now but first time on a Trophy and it felt quite a bit nimbler and quicker than the Standard and GSA's. It could also be my imagination but i did ride them back to back.

This LC engine is seriously amazing ...Im not going to get rid of this itch am I?

I also noticed something I didn't notice on the other ones.
There is an arrow that shows by the gear shifter suggesting you shift up and down?
Whats that?

The arrow recommends upshifts for the most economical riding. It can be disabled in the setup menu, if you like.
 

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #73 on: December 23, 2016, 08:54:11 pm »
Great stuff thanks :)

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #74 on: December 24, 2016, 12:32:16 pm »
Omninorm you didnt have an 1190 in the mix? I would love to hear about a back to back comparisson between trophy and 1190
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #75 on: December 24, 2016, 02:22:44 pm »
Omninorm you didnt have an 1190 in the mix? I would love to hear about a back to back comparisson between trophy and 1190

Molten I know I would love the KTM 1190. No doubt about it. It will also be better in the more knarly roads. Unfortunately, I won't touch a KTM again while we have the dealership we have here in CT. I was tempted,  but the thought of dealing with them at all again made me cringe.
I did ride an Explorer though. Very nice bike. All the bells and whistles and I loved the engine. I just like the BMW more. I still have my XChallenge for the rough. This will be to take the place of the NC750x and to do longer rides dirt highways and 2 up.

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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #76 on: December 28, 2016, 10:57:16 am »
Yes get that Trophy imo you wont fault it, great bike and great engine.

I for one would just change the rims to the black adventure rims then its looking so much better 8)

Would love to hear what Danza have done to have cruise control on his Trophy? Hooefully the real cruise control and not that Kaoke throttle jobbies.
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #77 on: December 28, 2016, 11:06:38 am »


I for one would just change the rims to the black adventure rims then its looking so much better 8)

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Not sure it's worth the expense, do you think it is?
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #78 on: December 28, 2016, 11:48:43 am »


I for one would just change the rims to the black adventure rims then its looking so much better 8)

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Not sure it's worth the expense, do you think it is?

DIY and its not so expensive. Not as durable as the electroplated OEM versions, but it does the job nicely. The DIY has been shown a few times on the forum now.

I havent seen many pics of the Trophy or normal GS LC with black rims, can people put up some pics please? I did it on my oil cooled and was super happy with the result.
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Re: 1200 LC Trophy edition
« Reply #79 on: December 28, 2016, 12:31:34 pm »


I for one would just change the rims to the black adventure rims then its looking so much better 8)

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Not sure it's worth the expense, do you think it is?

DIY and its not so expensive. Not as durable as the electroplated OEM versions, but it does the job nicely. The DIY has been shown a few times on the forum now.

I havent seen many pics of the Trophy or normal GS LC with black rims, can people put up some pics please? I did it on my oil cooled and was super happy with the result.

I think my Trophy wheels have a rough finish while the GSA I used to own had a smooth finish on the wheels.

Otherwise I would consider the not so DIY approach and get somebody to do it for me.  But my next investment should be the engine guard or a gps.

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