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Old 10-10-2012, 04:16 PM   #3121
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I haven't been on the ball lately, but I promise that the GSpot FAQ will use Wethead without exception.
If you want: Call a vote and watch me not change my mind.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:00 PM   #3122
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So wethead it is them . Jim was right bubble head was to many cylibals. Can we still call it the bubble boxer though. It's got a good ring to it
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #3123
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Maybe you were right after all Jim, it seems that there's already a special edition helmet.

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Old 10-10-2012, 05:37 PM   #3124
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I like "Wasserboxer" better, what's a wethead?
The BMW marketing dude said that the new engine is "precision cooled" and not merely water cooled, haha...
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:51 PM   #3125
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Wethead for me, lets move on.
Others who have sexual issues with it, need a partner, not a bike.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:10 PM   #3126
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^ yes, please, let's move on.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:19 PM   #3127
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I do admit that I like what I read. Still, the Tiger is an absolute blast to ride, and in some ways better for me than the GS was. The suspension on the GS was too harsh for me - 72kg isn't the typical Bavarian build ...

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Sadly 110kg aint a regular size either..... if you're not in that sweet zone, ESA's a bitch as it means I ride around with single rider and luggage mode on....

Be nice if you could option for a stronger preload.....

*(yes I know, lose weight, but I bench more'n I weigh, got to, just to get the GSA upright! )
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #3128
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I think it's partly the stupid exhaust valve thing that kicks in at certain RPM for German noise regulations. I never actually noticed it on the 2010 I had:



It certainly looks pretty bad, but I really never noticed. I noticed the hacking, kicking, and bucking of the Multi below 3.5k rpm (Disclaimer: the one I tested was super bad, there seems to have been improvements and the 2013 adds a lot of improvements for this, too) much more and it annoyed me much more than the weird torque curve of the boxer.

I had a 2010 R1200GS and this curve was barely noticeable when riding. There was a bit of a dip around 5k rpm, but it wasn't bad or so. And in normal riding, the behavior below 5k was much more important for me. I'm not certain how much you'll actually feel the dips on the new one. Time will tell.
OK, I put together a table using values from the above chart and the Woxer torque curve I previously posted. Here are the torque values for each and the % increase for the Woxer engine:

Nm Torque

RPMCamheadWoxer% Inc.





3,000 991088.3%
4,000 1091122.8%
5,000 1131228.0%
6,000 1201221.7%
7,000 10812313.9%

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Old 10-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #3129
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...just like the rest of us, there's simply nothing that compares with it right now, right?
I've been reading this thrad for a long time now, I now believe BMW have released a youtube video brain washing you all. "ze stupid peoples vill never know Vy zay shtopped liking ze Triumph, he he"
Don't get me wrong I'm a GS fan and have ridden boxers almost exclusively for the last 15 years. But Jeez the hedonism in this thread is driving me away. Lets get some real world tests before anouncing it has taken over from sliced bread.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #3130
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The Woxer looks like real a torque monster from the get-go, can't wait to try it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:23 PM   #3131
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I think it's partly the stupid exhaust valve thing that kicks in at certain RPM...
Does the wethead have that valve?

I think it was more for extra back pressure to increase torque at low RPM a la Yamaha's EXUP system than it was for noise.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:27 PM   #3132
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I've been reading this thrad for a long time now, I now believe BMW have released a youtube video brain washing you all. "ze stupid peoples vill never know Vy zay shtopped liking ze Triumph, he he"
Don't get me wrong I'm a GS fan and have ridden boxers almost exclusively for the last 15 years. But Jeez the hedonism in this thread is driving me away. Lets get some real world tests before anouncing it has taken over from sliced bread.
Good point.
Actually as much as I like what I see I'm also 100% happy with my 2010 camhead. There's nothing I miss when riding it.
Personally I wouldn't jump ship without having seen the real thing, too much money...
Do I think that the 2013 will be a success? Almost 100%.
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Old 10-10-2012, 11:59 PM   #3133
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I like "Wasserboxer" better, what's a wethead?
The BMW marketing dude said that the new engine is "precision cooled" and not merely water cooled, haha...
+1
Been calling it the wasserboxer already for 2 years, when it became clear Motorrad would move into that direction.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:08 AM   #3134
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Does the wethead have that valve?
Yeap.... "Innovative exhaust gas system with electronically controlled exhaust flap for optimum performance characteristics and an earthy boxer sound. "

Earthy!
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:29 AM   #3135
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I think it's partly the stupid exhaust valve thing that kicks in at certain RPM for German noise regulations. I never actually noticed it on the 2010 I had:



It certainly looks pretty bad, but I really never noticed. I noticed the hacking, kicking, and bucking of the Multi below 3.5k rpm (Disclaimer: the one I tested was super bad, there seems to have been improvements and the 2013 adds a lot of improvements for this, too) much more and it annoyed me much more than the weird torque curve of the boxer.

I had a 2010 R1200GS and this curve was barely noticeable when riding. There was a bit of a dip around 5k rpm, but it wasn't bad or so. And in normal riding, the behavior below 5k was much more important for me. I'm not certain how much you'll actually feel the dips on the new one. Time will tell.
As an owner of both bikes I completely agree with your comments.
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