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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-Jan-2017, 04:09 AM (422) Thread Starter
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Cool Tony is a soon to come GS owner

Hi all,

Just found what I believe is a good deal for a 2014 LC. Currently doing the final checks and steps before acquisition, but really looking forward to getting it and exploring the forum, exchanging ideas on the bike etc.

I've been toying with the idea of getting a GS for months now, with long hesitations between models, but it now seems well in line for it to be the LC version.

Hope to chat soon!

best,

Tony
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Welcome to the group Tony! Looking forward to your participation.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-Jan-2017, 07:15 AM (552)
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Tony - I bought a 2014 last spring and found that there many variations of options and packages that affect the value and I found that several of the private sellers I spoke with were unaware of what options they had bought. If you have a clear understanding of what the bike comes with then great but if you would like some suggestions then PM me and we can discuss.
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I'm ticking over 40K on mine shortly. No issues other than TPS and rubber final drive boot failing.
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Thanks ! The bike I'm currently looking at doesn't have ESA, nor does it have cruise control, but fully equipped for the rest, even has the alarm. Ah, the rims are the alloy ones. The accessories also seem to have a massive effect on price (there again not surprisingly - it all adds up). The ESA clearly is a sought after option, and the prices reflect this. Although maybe still not as good (presumably ESA is fully active and works during riding conditions, and not only beforehand when you setup your riding conditions), I figure the normal suspension will be pretty decent, just needs to be manually adjusted beforehand.

I'm pushing my luck (moneywise) getting an LC - so it's either that, or a 2012 fully kitted model. In all fairness, I haven't tried the 2012 model, but the LC is a beast!
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Hi all,

Just found what I believe is a good deal for a 2014 LC. Currently doing the final checks and steps before acquisition, but really looking forward to getting it and exploring the forum, exchanging ideas on the bike etc.

I've been toying with the idea of getting a GS for months now, with long hesitations between models, but it now seems well in line for it to be the LC version.

Hope to chat soon!

best,

Tony
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Thanks ! The bike I'm currently looking at doesn't have ESA, nor does it have cruise control, but fully equipped for the rest, even has the alarm. Ah, the rims are the alloy ones. The accessories also seem to have a massive effect on price (there again not surprisingly - it all adds up). The ESA clearly is a sought after option, and the prices reflect this. Although maybe still not as good (presumably ESA is fully active and works during riding conditions, and not only beforehand when you setup your riding conditions), I figure the normal suspension will be pretty decent, just needs to be manually adjusted beforehand.

I'm pushing my luck (moneywise) getting an LC - so it's either that, or a 2012 fully kitted model. In all fairness, I haven't tried the 2012 model, but the LC is a beast!
So, let me see, that would be a non adventure, (cast wheels) so the fuel tank is smaller, from the sound of it, it's missing the "Touring Package" this includes: Dynamic ESA, On board Computer Pro, The GPS mount, Cruise Control and saddle bag mounts. Is the bike you are looking at have any of these? There is also a "Technology Package" that includes: Tire Pressure Monitoring, Heated Grips, Hand Gaurds, Rides Modes Pro and the LED Headlight? The bike have any of these? "Ala cart" items include: Key-less Ride, Auto-stability control, Shift Assist Pro, and a few other goodies.

Later years have more stuff available. In reality not having these goodies is not in the least going to ruin your ride.

That what I (think I) know. In reality the packages BMW offers from year are sort of nebulous, and the fact (to me) the bike donsent have "rides mode pro" isn't going to make any and difference. It's about the ride, the people, the scenery, the road, the whimsy of the moment. In fact these items not being installed are fewer things to go wrong.

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So, let me see, that would be a non adventure, (cast wheels) so the fuel tank is smaller, from the sound of it, it's missing the "Touring Package" this includes: Dynamic ESA, On board Computer Pro, The GPS mount, Cruise Control and saddle bag mounts. Is the bike you are looking at have any of these? There is also a "Technology Package" that includes: Tire Pressure Monitoring, Heated Grips, Hand Gaurds, Rides Modes Pro and the LED Headlight? The bike have any of these? "Ala cart" items include: Key-less Ride, Auto-stability control, Shift Assist Pro, and a few other goodies.

Later years have more stuff available. In reality not having these goodies is not in the least going to ruin your ride.

That what I (think I) know. In reality the packages BMW offers from year are sort of nebulous, and the fact (to me) the bike donsent have "rides mode pro" isn't going to make any and difference. It's about the ride, the people, the scenery, the road, the whimsy of the moment. In fact these items not being installed are fewer things to go wrong.

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Indeed, cast wheels, dynamic + confort + technology packs, and were later added the alarm and pro-shifter. It has the GPS mount, but not the wheel controller that goes with it (I guess I can order that and add it on later). It has topcase, the left travelcase (need to invest in the right one), and aftermarket cylinder head crash guards (the bars - not the covers) Apart from that from what I can tell, it's missing :
- Dynamic ESA (that's potentially the "biggy" - although I have mixed feelings about it, it seems to add a fair bit of value to the bike. Not sure how a pair of Ohlins slapped on would compare!)
- Keyless ride (the one I'm looking at was produced in March 2014, keyless ride wasn't around yet)
- Preparation for navigation system (controller missing)
- Cruise control

In the RSD, "Pro Shift Assistant (0222) is greyed out, I'm not sure why? The shifter was added later on and configured via BMW, it seems to work a treat!

What options can be added after production? Some seem obvious, like the spoke wheels I'm sure would be easy to switch over to, but what about cruise control, navigation controller thingy, and of course ESA? (Pretty sure keyless ignition is out)

Thanks for the advice. This would be my first GS, and coming from a 20 year old 500cc Honda, I'm sure it's going to be a slap in the face regardless of missing options! My only hesitation would be going for a 2012, either considerably cheaper with no options, or slightly cheaper with the whole package. But the bike I'm looking at seems like a good deal, only 14000km, no signs of abuse, still under warranty (until sept 2017), and only 1-2k more expensive than the 2012 models being sold. It's currently being serviced and the owner will contact me as soon as that is done, which is great as it leaves me time to look into everything (like that RSD tool - amazing).

Thanks again for your advice !

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Tony...go to www.bmwvin.com and enter the serial number...this will show what the build options were from the factory and date of production...very handy site.
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Tony...go to www.bmwvin.com and enter the serial number...this will show what the build options were from the factory and date of production...very handy site.
Hi,

Thanks for that, but I took a look at the official RSD which gave me all of the info above
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