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Thread: Swap to twincam or LC? worth it?

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    If you have a remapped 09 bike you won't see much difference with a TC. If you're happy with what you have stick with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnfat View Post
    Ditched my LC and went back to a TC and just love it. Fitted with AF XIED units, it is all I need. Smooth, punchy and with bags of character.
    +1 also went back to a TC from a LC GSA.

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    I had several GS's from the early 1100's to the latest 2013 WC. I had a 2012 TC and was talked into taking the latest WC out for a test ride.

    Naively I was seduced by it's slightly nimbler feel, maybe due to it having a lighter flywheel, and ended up swapping my well sorted TC.


    One of my biggest biking mistakes. The TC was a well sorted bike with low mileage. The WC turned out to be nothing but a headache and after 16month's I was well pleased to get rid of it. I have not returned to BMW since.

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    I had a 90th edition TC and it was a superb machine, did everything amazingly well, I sold it purely because it was such a good specimen and I didn't want to bin it as I started taking it onto roads less travelled, so I sold it and bought an off road dedicated machine, I miss the old girl, she wasn't a looker though. Then I saw the spy shots of the GS Rallye and I totally fell in love, in my eyes one of the best looking GS's out there, and a few years later I got myself a 2017 model, and I absolutely love the bike, its rides good and looks good, its suffered from the loose spoke issue and I had the rear wheel replaced but the service I received when this happened meant I wasn't put out at all. Im personally very happy with my choice.

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    There’s very little difference in performance between the 2008/9 MU and the 2010-13 TC. The TC is a bit more flexible, but it’s not a quantum leap forward like the LC.

    I kept my 2009 MU for two years and I got rid of it as I found it a bit dull. I’ve had my 2014 LC since new and still love it. It’s a much better bike in all respects except maybe the gearbox in he first three gears

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrinkleyowlie View Post
    I had several GS's from the early 1100's to the latest 2013 WC. I had a 2012 TC and was talked into taking the latest WC out for a test ride.

    Naively I was seduced by it's slightly nimbler feel, maybe due to it having a lighter flywheel, and ended up swapping my well sorted TC.


    One of my biggest biking mistakes. The TC was a well sorted bike with low mileage. The WC turned out to be nothing but a headache and after 16month's I was well pleased to get rid of it. I have not returned to BMW since.
    Sorry to hear that, I’ve had& still have a few bikes, they’re all different, I was lucky with my first Wc a late 20113 model, never needed warranty except the heated grips were total crap, which Bmw never fixed. I now have a 2017 Rallye & it’s ace. I can only surmise the new 1250 will be excellent, I’m sure they tested the crap out of it as they now do a 3 year warranty.
    Onwards & upwards as they say..

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    I have had similar considerations as the OP I have a 2006 GSA, with close to 60k on the clock which is very high for over here.

    A few years ago i wanted to trade it for a new 2014 GSA LC but couldn't get a decent price for mine from the dealer so it all fell through, at the time i was quite gutted.

    A friend let me test ride his 2014 LC GSA, It is a beautiful bike and has better acceleration to mine has a few things that would be handy like cruise control and paddle wheel. I was willing to part with about £9k plus my bike for one just like it at the time , that's a lot of money for a few (to my mind) minor improvements.

    My bike does exactly what any new 1200 GSA can do, although may not quite have equal performance.
    Its been and still is a fantastic bike, its very easy to maintain and i love it for me its a keeper.

    On reflection the deal breaker I was so gutted about by the dealer did me a huge favour. The £9K is still in the bank and i still have an awesome bike.

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