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Old 10-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #2491
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Whoever has $25,000 burning a hole in their pocket, can't wait to buy a new GS and wants to unload their "old" 2010-2012 fully farkled R1200GS for $10-12,000, please PM me! At least some of the thousands I have in farkles on my '05 will transfer over!
If they had reduced the weight without decreasing the power rather than porking up and adding power - I might have been that guy.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #2492
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Yep...maybe the world is big enough for...let's say...2 forums discussing the same thing?

As long as it doesn't turn into an OIL FORUM...
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:09 PM   #2493
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If they had reduced the weight without decreasing the power rather than porking up and adding power - I might have been that guy.
The additional weight is due to going to a watercooled system which is being driven by EU emissions standards for the net add of 24 pounds, it negates 3 HP. In the end, the bike will be faster but a tad heavier but still lighter than the old 1150GS.

If you want lighter... they have a bike for that... the F900GS
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:10 PM   #2494
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I'm sorry but that is one fucking ugly motorcycle.

The fangs on the front and the horible radiator guards.

I'm not that impressed. All the electronic crap and those horible turn signals.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #2495
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I'm sorry but that is one fucking ugly motorcycle.

The fangs on the front and the horible radiator guards.

I'm not that impressed. All the electronic crap and those horible turn signals.
Hey Josh, should make for lots of parts sales though!

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #2496
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What does "windshield with one hand operation" mean? Is this operation performed while riding?
I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.



But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM   #2497
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Well, not that any of you donkey dicks care about what a dude like me thinks, but I like it. There are always some design cues that bug me with every bike, but overall, this is a tidy little package.

I think it looks badass, especially with the wire wheels (in the picture of the dude crossing the bridge).

Love the throttle-by-wire, slipper clutch, cruise control, and LEDs.

Any idea when we'll have details on the GSA? I've got a feeling I'll love that bike so much I'd take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.


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Old 10-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #2498
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I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.



But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
Looks like the fuel sensor strip has already crapped out on this one.

No engine temp guage on default display? No tire pressure display? I want my toys dammit.

I do, however, like that windscreen adjustment knob.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #2499
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Yep...maybe the world is big enough for...let's say...2 forums discussing the same thing?

As long as it doesn't turn into an OIL FORUM...
Soooooooo, which OIL for the wet clutch?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #2500
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What does "windshield with one hand operation" mean? Is this operation performed while riding?
Check out the BMW video, it shows...certainly looks like it could be operated while riding.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #2501
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #2502
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Should we take a vote?? How long will these FD last? and with all these new designes do you think they fixed the fuel strip issue too??
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:44 PM   #2503
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Final Drive Crapped Out on my 2013 GS

Just thought I would be first to kick off the thread
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:50 PM   #2504
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I really like that cockpit and the windshield adjustment mechanism, totally engineered and quality looks.


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I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.



But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:54 PM   #2505
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I really like that cockpit and the windshield adjustment mechanism, totally engineered and quality looks.
Agreed. Also, just noticed a power outlet lower right below the adjuster knob. Nice.

I really don't care too much what the bike looks like. Its how it rides/performs. If I want pretty, I will buy Italian.
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