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Offline LionBuell

Question on 2013LC
« on: June 08, 2016, 06:29:21 pm »
Hi Guys. I test rode a GS for a frend who had a crash and is looking for a new scoot! I would know how much vibration and mechanical noise does that engine make?  I ride a tiger and it's smooth. I was quite taken aback by the noise and vibration. This is not a dig at any one. The bike pulls like a train and handles perfect! I'm just not shure. There was also traces of silicone or gasket maker on the big front engine cover. Bike has 28k km on does this cover come off with as service at some point?
Your advice is appreciated.

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Offline m0lt3n

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Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2016, 06:45:25 pm »
don't know how much is much....but its pretty well known as an agricultural bike, oil/liquid cooled both
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Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 08:49:52 pm »
Go test ride another one at a dealer, then you have something to compare it to
 

Offline LionBuell

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2016, 10:17:34 pm »
Fanus that's a plan

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Offline Noneking

Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 02:01:15 pm »
Boxer motors are noisy and do sound agricultural if you're not used to it.... ;D
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Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 10:06:30 am »
I also moved from a Tiger to 2013 LC... Same initial worries with the noise ( sounded like nails churning in the engine compared to the Tiger) but am now used to it... Very happy and haven't looked back  :ricky:

Can't comment on the silicone tho. None on mine, and mine's had its 20 000 k service, and interval service at 25 000...
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Offline LionBuell

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2016, 06:28:05 pm »
Thanks Ant. I will test another LC on Monday so let's see.  Tested  a Suzuki DL 1000 today very nice. Will test the 1200 Tiger also on Monday. Thanks for the feedback.

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Offline silvrav

Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2016, 07:21:52 pm »
Boxer motors are noisy and do sound agricultural if you're not used to it.... ;D

And we love its noises  :ricky:
 

Offline TheBear

Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2016, 07:24:52 pm »
Boxer motors are noisy and do sound agricultural if you're not used to it.... ;D

Possibly no more noisy than any other, but big parts of the noisy bits are completely open to the rider, unlike a V2 engine neatly stashed under the seat and fuel tank.
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Offline Noneking

Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2016, 07:37:37 pm »
Boxer motors are noisy and do sound agricultural if you're not used to it.... ;D

And we love its noises  :ricky:
Amen
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Offline TheBear

Re: Question on 2013LC
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2016, 07:40:20 pm »
Boxer motors are noisy and do sound agricultural if you're not used to it.... ;D

And we love its noises  :ricky:

+1!

In fact. my gripe with the LC is that it is less noisy and shakey than the previous models.
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