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Offline max lange

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R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« on: September 04, 2018, 01:05:27 pm »
So I tried earlier in the year to sell my LC Trophy, took it off the market and recently re-advertised it. I assumed the market was just down but this time round I have comments that the LC's are unreliable and problematic. Mines a 2015 trophy and I havent had a single issue, I not heavy off-road but do a fair amount of dirt, and while I was living in Cape Town commuted daily?


I have only done 30k km's and in the last year only 3000km, hence looking to sell.


What am I oblivious to?
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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 01:42:47 pm »
I guess I am also oblivious to the problem thing.

Between 6 bikes belonging to 5 friends, I know of no issues except the one needed a new battery after standing in a holiday home for 3 months with the charger plugged in but not switched on. Ive heard of some guys preferring the older GS's as there are less electrics but thats just a personal preference i think.

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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 01:56:32 pm »
So I tried earlier in the year to sell my LC Trophy, took it off the market and recently re-advertised it. I assumed the market was just down but this time round I have comments that the LC's are unreliable and problematic. Mines a 2015 trophy and I havent had a single issue, I not heavy off-road but do a fair amount of dirt, and while I was living in Cape Town commuted daily?


I have only done 30k km's and in the last year only 3000km, hence looking to sell.


What am I oblivious to?

Buyer tactics imho...trying to get the sales price reduced
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 02:11:06 pm »
Also absolutely no problem here. Best bike out there now and at any given time.....
 

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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 02:16:10 pm »
The early models (2013 - Early 2014) had a few issues.

2015 on VERY few.  My wife has the 2015 LC GSA and hasn't had a single issue with it since new.  And she rides it like a hooligan!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 03:30:30 pm »
IMHO I would buy your bike if I had the money.
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 03:33:36 pm »
Max just watch the "For Sale" posts, everything has slowed down and folks are not as quick to purchase.

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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 03:35:42 pm »
Blame the poor economy. I struggled to sell a F800GS last year as well. Thank you Zuptas!
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 03:49:19 pm »
Would also like to know, because the obvious step after an AC is the LC
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2018, 08:06:38 pm »
Also absolutely no problem here. Best bike out there now and at any given time.....

What he said.

Ive put close to 40k km on mine this year. Only issues had was the two TPM's
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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2018, 09:53:05 pm »
I heard LCs being unreliable from two different guys. Not sure though what years. The one guy swore to only touch air cooled as he has one. I'm no expert though just what I heard.

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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2018, 10:08:35 pm »
Nothing wrong with a Trophy - best all round GS in my opinion  ;) Economy is just a tortoise....and those with money, want to " steal " bikes.
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 08:03:48 am »
The one guy swore to only touch air cooled as he has one.

Yip and thats how the stories usually start. Let me guess he also mentioned that there are too many gizmo's and electrickery? Some people claim the best is what they currently own until they change and then usually their opinion changes with their purchase.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2018, 08:29:44 am »
1 x 2014 LC (wife's) now on 55000km absolutely problem free.
1 x 2014 LC (mine) sold on 65000km.  Had a few initial glitches, all solved by dealer under warranty.  (Battery, right side switches, stalling issue).
1 x 2015 LC (mine) now on 30000km absolutely problem free.

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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2018, 08:35:50 am »
Also absolutely no problem here. Best bike out there now and at any given time.....

What he said.

Ive put close to 40k km on mine this year. Only issues had was the two TPM's
And being out of warrantee, Donford CT still replaced the parts for free. I paid labour.
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2018, 09:39:25 am »
I had small issues with both my LC GSAs. Dealer sorted out under warranty. Wonderful bikes and if I would still say itís the best adv tourer out there. Very capable and reliable in my opinion

Riding KTM now and miss build quality of the beemers. Pity BMW doesnít build more offroad orientated bikes
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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2018, 10:41:48 am »
 Pity BMW doesnít build more offroad orientated bikes

And it would be so easy to do that. Just put better shocks on a 800 and bring out a 1000 in a twin engine too. :deal:
And bring back a revised XChallenge with proper shocks.
and off course a new HP 2.
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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2018, 02:55:33 pm »
I had absolutely no issues with my LC. Only a clutch slave recall and the stanchions fix.

I then sold my 2015 LC Trophy below my asking price. Everyone wants the "full spec" version, with the features they will only use 1% of the time.

Like Noneking said, I only sold my trophy to get a more capable off road machine for my skills level (Husky 701).

Regarding the sales, my opinion is the economy is not healthy, with people reluctant to buy bikes AND way too many full spec GS LC bikes available on the second hand market.
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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2018, 08:18:42 am »
I have a Trophy with 60 000Kms on it and no problems ever.
Had a bit of rust on the rear final drive coupling - that could have been prevented had I known the problem before but it is lubed and 100% now.
Besides that it hasn't missed a beat.
Why the Trophy? I didn't want that crap suspension package in the full spec version. I am the suspension expert - ergo I will tell my suspension what to do manually not some stupid ECU that is always one or two steps behind.
What I do want though is the cruise control and the quick-shifter which can be retro-fitted. I wish they would make an Adventure version of the trophy nomnomnom.
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Re: R1200GS LC problematic bike ???
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2018, 09:51:09 am »
 Adventure version of the trophy

I thought there was a "plain" LCA model with manual shocks and minimal gadgets.
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