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Offline Antois

Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2016, 02:27:17 pm »
Even with shifter I use clutch up to third and then from 4-6th de-throttle slightly because sometimes it do not want to change but tapping down all is fine
 

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2016, 02:50:44 pm »
The 2016 LC ADV is a beast. Had 2012 800 TB (which was a lovely machine).

Took it to the gravel straight from Lynn Schroeder and what a pleasure....Thereafter 4500 km in the first week!! The most epic however was the ride from Port Nolloth to Oudtsies in one sitting....
 

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Re: Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #22 on: September 27, 2016, 08:33:30 am »
Ok getting a white one with the speed shifter  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Got my demo Trophy yesterday, crash bars and headlight guard were my extras.  Not sure I would really benefit from the gear assist pro for the price tag.  If it were R2k I would have done it but not at over R6k


They didn't have one on the floor without the shifter  :biggrin: Price I was quoted is R 5000 @ Zambesi

Seriously?  They about 9k at other dealers

Well that's what the salesman told me, maybe because its factory fitted  ???
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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #23 on: September 27, 2016, 08:38:42 am »
One of the most underated touring bikes out there.Handles like a dream.

Easy to fix punctures,take wheels off,no cleaning or servicing chains.Good air filter system and the list goes on.

Road holding is top notch considering its size=nimble indeed.

Good bike.
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Re: Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2016, 08:41:12 am »
Ok getting a white one with the speed shifter  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Got my demo Trophy yesterday, crash bars and headlight guard were my extras.  Not sure I would really benefit from the gear assist pro for the price tag.  If it were R2k I would have done it but not at over R6k


They didn't have one on the floor without the shifter  :biggrin: Price I was quoted is R 5000 @ Zambesi

Seriously?  They about 9k at other dealers

Well that's what the salesman told me, maybe because its factory fitted  ???
Congrats, post a pic!

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Re: Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2016, 08:48:08 am »
Ok getting a white one with the speed shifter  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Got my demo Trophy yesterday, crash bars and headlight guard were my extras.  Not sure I would really benefit from the gear assist pro for the price tag.  If it were R2k I would have done it but not at over R6k


They didn't have one on the floor without the shifter  :biggrin: Price I was quoted is R 5000 @ Zambesi

Seriously?  They about 9k at other dealers

Well that's what the salesman told me, maybe because its factory fitted  ???
Congrats, post a pic!

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2016, 11:26:27 am »
Congrats!! Enjoy her!!
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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2016, 12:22:37 pm »
I have a '15 GSA for about a month now, traded in a 2012.
Apart from the crap gear changes 1-2-3rd it is a awesome machine!! I must say i think I am getting the hang of it or maybe just use to it!!??
When its cold it chance much better, maybe someone can give me some insight why that is?
But overall loving it and will not go back.

I have a 2016... just been for the 1000km service.  My last trip revealed a nasty issue between 2nd and 3rd.. it would sometimes refuse to change into 3rd at all.  Did it abut 6/7 times.  It would change down into 1st quite easily, even more strange.  Service technician couldn't find fault, so where to from here?

Has anybody else experienced this?  My previous 2014 GSA also used to be a little sticky, but nothing like this..

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2016, 06:48:36 am »
Just came back from long trip for 7 days through Transkei. Had much rain on the road and strong winds.

No problems at all, even with the 1 tonne it was loaded with.

Left spotlight is just dead - read on other forums this is apparently a very known problem. Foglights and water are apparently not friends at all. And strangely enough - 99% of cases it is the left one that goes.

Well, will take it in to dealer this morning, and hopefully just something easy, quick and simple.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2016, 11:20:33 am »
Just came back from long trip for 7 days through Transkei. Had much rain on the road and strong winds.

No problems at all, even with the 1 tonne it was loaded with.

Left spotlight is just dead - read on other forums this is apparently a very known problem. Foglights and water are apparently not friends at all. And strangely enough - 99% of cases it is the left one that goes.

Well, will take it in to dealer this morning, and hopefully just something easy, quick and simple.  :thumleft:

Please let us know what the verdict was.

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2016, 01:18:24 pm »
Nuwe gloeilampie - 3 minute geneem presies. Toe sommer gou 'n lekker bad gekry en al die modder afgespuit vir my wyl ek koffie en muffins genuttig het.

Blykbaar die 4de gloeilamp in 18 maande wat hulle moes vervang, so lyk my die probleem is grootliks uitgesorteer, hopelik... :thumleft:
 

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2016, 01:22:31 pm »
Nuwe gloeilampie - 3 minute geneem presies. Toe sommer gou 'n lekker bad gekry en al die modder afgespuit vir my wyl ek koffie en muffins genuttig het.

Blykbaar die 4de gloeilamp in 18 maande wat hulle moes vervang, so lyk my die probleem is grootliks uitgesorteer, hopelik... :thumleft:
Gloeilamp? Maar die spots is LED?
 

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2016, 01:23:39 pm »
Nuwe gloeilampie - 3 minute geneem presies. Toe sommer gou 'n lekker bad gekry en al die modder afgespuit vir my wyl ek koffie en muffins genuttig het.

Blykbaar die 4de gloeilamp in 18 maande wat hulle moes vervang, so lyk my die probleem is grootliks uitgesorteer, hopelik... :thumleft:
Gloeilamp? Maar die spots is LED?

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2016, 02:49:10 pm »
Nuwe gloeilampie - 3 minute geneem presies. Toe sommer gou 'n lekker bad gekry en al die modder afgespuit vir my wyl ek koffie en muffins genuttig het.

Blykbaar die 4de gloeilamp in 18 maande wat hulle moes vervang, so lyk my die probleem is grootliks uitgesorteer, hopelik... :thumleft:
Gloeilamp? Maar die spots is LED?

'n Volle begrip....

Gewoonlik impliseer "gloeilamp" dat net 'n gedeelte vervang word, daarenteen sou mens verwag 'n LED stelsel word in sy geheel vervang.

Volle begrip. Inderdaad.  ::)
 

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2016, 03:17:04 pm »
Volle begrip, halwe begrip desnieteenstaande, 'n LED behoort vir duisende ure te hou (of so se hulle).  Maar 4 uit honderde is seker nie te sleg nie.
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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2016, 05:11:18 pm »
Klink my dit is maar 'n water probleem volgens dealer. Maar ek is maar bekommerd daaroor. Het op VSA forum gelees van een ou wat syne 4 of 5 keer moes terugvat vir dieselfde probleem. 99% is die linkerkantste een die probleem vir een of ander onverklaarbare rede.

Hulle het selfs hele harnasse vervang maar dit het ook nie die probleem opgelos nie.

Dit het begin in 2014. Weet nie wat uuteinde was nie. Moet thread weer vind en klaar lees.

Ons hoop daar is beter ontwerp op die 2017 model, maar sover lyk dit nie so in my geval nie anyway. Dalk maar een uit honderde hopelik....
 

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Re: Which is more reliable new LC adventure or the old one ?
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2016, 07:00:56 pm »
I have a '15 GSA for about a month now, traded in a 2012.
Apart from the crap gear changes 1-2-3rd it is a awesome machine!! I must say i think I am getting the hang of it or maybe just use to it!!??
When its cold it chance much better, maybe someone can give me some insight why that is?
But overall loving it and will not go back.

My '14 made me crazy with its crap gear changes, especially 1, 2 and 3.  It got better after the software upgrade, but still rather crap.  Now, at about 50 000km it either improved dramatically, or I subconsciously got used to it.
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