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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #180 on: January 14, 2019, 12:12:04 pm »
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You may want to rethink that.  Better the devil you know and all that.

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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #181 on: January 14, 2019, 12:55:00 pm »
I have noticed on pictures on the new 1250 that they have added a type of bash plate on the center stand that looks like it will also deflect air up. Im not sure if that is to help reduce heat on the right side. I cant make out from the pic i saw

I also noticed it and mentioned it in the 1250 thread on this forum to which i was laughed at. In this video
there is a good view of it at 8 min 25 seconds
To me it looks like it will create a vacuum behind it and maybe suck the air down.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #182 on: January 16, 2019, 03:44:39 pm »
I have solved my right side heat issue. So great to ride in this heat without a burning or very hot right leg.

All I did was change the headers to Akrapovic ones. The back piece is still the standard exhaust.

Its too soon to say much about it but the bike feels good and has a slightly deeper sound and I feel absolutely no heat.

« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 03:45:51 pm by Brucet »
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #183 on: January 16, 2019, 03:48:55 pm »
Sorry to hijack here. Is this an issue on the adventure models only or is all the LC models affected?
 

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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #184 on: January 16, 2019, 03:55:01 pm »
All 2017 and newer models with the bigger cats. Prior models also suffer with it but to a lessor extent.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #185 on: January 16, 2019, 04:23:30 pm »
All I did was change the headers to Akrapovic ones.

Just curious, you bought that from your stealer?
If so, and if they'll void your warranty now, I'd be asking questions pertaining to "Then why do you sell these, and make (substantial!) money on them if I may ask?"
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #186 on: January 16, 2019, 04:27:03 pm »
No. Bought from GPS4Africa.

They have to prove that the failure is due to the headers. So for example if the gearbox goes there is no way the headers could affect that so it is still covered.

Im willing to take a chance though.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #187 on: January 23, 2019, 09:39:04 am »
ok after a week of riding in pretty hot conditions and riding harder sometimes than I normally would I can report back that I can still feel very slight heat on my right leg but not noticible if you are not looking for it. Almost like when the sun is shining on the one leg on a hot day. (so I guess it could be the sun as we have had really hot days here - 30C+)

In normal comuting I can not feel any heat at all. Definately not like it used to be and a massive improvement. Bike also seems to have more "get up and go" than what it had before. Fuel consumption I cant tell a difference yet but will be riding to CT with a mate on his 2014 next week so will compare then.

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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #188 on: February 13, 2019, 11:13:07 am »
I am trading the bike in on a 1250 so will be removing the headers and bash plate if anyone is interested in them. Both done around 3300kms and have no damage.

PS. there was absolutely no difference in fuel consumption between my mates 2014 and my bike last week on our trip to CT and back. We filled up at the same time every time. Sometimes he used more than me by less than a litre and sometimes i used more than him by less than a liter. The difference was so marginal I would probably blame the pump attendant more than the actual consumption of the bikes. We were packed the same more or less also.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #189 on: February 13, 2019, 12:17:09 pm »
I am trading the bike in on a 1250 so will be removing the headers and bash plate if anyone is interested in them. Both done around 3300kms and have no damage.

PS. there was absolutely no difference in fuel consumption between my mates 2014 and my bike last week on our trip to CT and back. We filled up at the same time every time. Sometimes he used more than me by less than a litre and sometimes i used more than him by less than a liter. The difference was so marginal I would probably blame the pump attendant more than the actual consumption of the bikes. We were packed the same more or less also.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #190 on: February 13, 2019, 01:54:16 pm »
I paid just under R11k for it so was thinking say R7k as its only a month old. - say R8500 for headers and bash plate (Bash plate was R3k new)
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #191 on: February 21, 2019, 09:14:31 am »
I paid just under R11k for it so was thinking say R7k as its only a month old. - say R8500 for headers and bash plate (Bash plate was R3k new)

Soooo are the headers taken or still available  :drif:  If not I will take them  :deal:
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #192 on: February 21, 2019, 09:31:13 am »
I paid just under R11k for it so was thinking say R7k as its only a month old. - say R8500 for headers and bash plate (Bash plate was R3k new)
Not a  bad price, but out of my range currently. Thanks anyways!
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« Reply #193 on: February 21, 2019, 02:04:20 pm »
I paid just under R11k for it so was thinking say R7k as its only a month old. - say R8500 for headers and bash plate (Bash plate was R3k new)

Soooo are the headers taken or still available  :drif:  If not I will take them  :deal:

They maybe taken already but if the deal falls through I will let you know. Bike is going into BMW tomorrow for all my accessories to be removed and put onto the new bike (whatever fits) the rest will be sold.So can maybe let you know early next week.

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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #194 on: February 21, 2019, 02:07:32 pm »
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I paid just under R11k for it so was thinking say R7k as its only a month old. - say R8500 for headers and bash plate (Bash plate was R3k new)

Soooo are the headers taken or still available  :drif:  If not I will take them  :deal:

They maybe taken already but if the deal falls through I will let you know. Bike is going into BMW tomorrow for all my accessories to be removed and put onto the new bike (whatever fits) the rest will be sold.So can maybe let you know early next week.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #195 on: February 27, 2019, 07:22:28 am »
Sorry Duke916. Im still waiting for BMW to pull their fingers out their asses. Will let you know asap.


Back on topic, the 1250 has the same heat issue although I think to a lessor extent possibly. I had a short ride yesterday on one and could definately feel it and it wasnt that hot. The cat is a different shape on the 1250 and seems like it could be a bit smaller than the 2017 but I could not compare side by side so i could be wrong.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #196 on: February 28, 2019, 10:02:22 am »
Sorry Duke916. Im still waiting for BMW to pull their fingers out their asses. Will let you know asap.


Back on topic, the 1250 has the same heat issue although I think to a lessor extent possibly. I had a short ride yesterday on one and could definately feel it and it wasnt that hot. The cat is a different shape on the 1250 and seems like it could be a bit smaller than the 2017 but I could not compare side by side so i could be wrong.

Thanks  :thumleft:  The wife complained bitterly about the heat over the weekend  ;)
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #197 on: March 07, 2019, 01:22:01 pm »
Heat issue is still there right side on 1250.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #198 on: March 07, 2019, 01:41:36 pm »
Yes but having ridden mine for a while now itís no where near what the 2017/2018 was.
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Re: BMW R1200 GSA LC RIGHT SIDE HEAT ISSUE ??
« Reply #199 on: May 09, 2019, 09:05:47 am »
Happy to report all my heat issues are gone and I have a more responsive bike  :ricky: :ricky:  Pity that top end is still the same  :lamer:
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