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Old 12-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #3856
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I will be there on Saturday before noon. BTW, Long Beach BMW is having a special event in the morning.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:02 AM   #3857
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Definitely wire wheels. Went cast on my 1200 and wished I went the other way. No problems but wire is stronger and looks more appropriate. I have yellow now, prefer grey, but white is growing on me.
I'm sorry but I think the whole thing looks as ugly as a hat full of stretched %#@&*$ ! I'll stick with my 2009 GSA or get a late model GS.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 AM   #3858
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I'm sorry but I think the whole thing looks as ugly as a hat full of stretched %#@&*$ ! I'll stick with my 2009 GSA or get a late model GS.
The R1200GOATSE?
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:47 AM   #3859
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I'm sorry but I think the whole thing looks as ugly as a hat full of stretched %#@&*$ ! I'll stick with my 2009 GSA or get a late model GS.
And which GS isn't ugly? There aren't any beauty contest winners in the entire GS line. Great bikes, butt ugly.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #3860
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I'm sorry but I think the whole thing looks as ugly as a hat full of stretched %#@&*$ ! I'll stick with my 2009 GSA or get a late model GS.
I think the word is utilitarian
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:52 PM   #3861
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So who's going to the Long Beach Motorcycle show this weekend to see the new GS?
Looks like I'm not going to make it, I'm having back surgery next Thursday. Only the second time I've missed since the mid-ninties.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:39 PM   #3862
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The R1200GOATSE?


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Old 12-06-2012, 02:22 PM   #3863
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I think the word is utilitarian

You misspelled Farmall.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #3864
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Does anyone know what this is?
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:03 AM   #3865
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Jim! Are you getting the new Wet Head? I'll be doing my own repairs, so would love to see you diving into the bike. Maybe I can offer help with video/editing.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:03 AM   #3866
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Lookng at the recently released photos of this new powerplant, I am pleased that it gets the multiplate wet clutch, and access to the clutch internals seems to easier than any previous boxer twin. Looks to be a simple matter of draining the oil, popping off a cover, with only needing a new gasket and oil to put back together.



My Airhead GSPD can have the clutch accessed by removing the transmission & Paralever assembly with the motor in place. It is my understanding that Oilheads require complete removal of the engine/transmission assembly to access the clutch. Clutch work should be rare on this new unit, and easy to perform, without major disassembly of the motorcycle.



My question is, could the transmission be as easy to service? Looks to me that one could remove the Paralever assembly and pull the rear cover while the motor/transmission case are still in the frame (think "trap door" transmissions, like the old Harley Sportsters). Not that this type of access should be necessary very often, if ever, in the life of the motorcycle, unless they leave a circlip or something out of this new transmission.....!

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #3867
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Anyone care to comment on the possibility that heat radiation from the radiators onto the rider's thighs might be problematic in warm weather?
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:52 PM   #3868
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Anyone care to comment on the possibility that heat radiation from the radiators onto the rider's thighs might be problematic in warm weather?
Yes, it'll be too hot. You won't like. Leave the first year bikes to the ones who don't care ...
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:54 PM   #3869
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Yes, it'll be too hot. You won't like. Leave the first year bikes to the ones who don't care ...
Come on, really? Give the BMW engineers some credit. They are afterall some of the best in the world. I'm pretty sure they thought about that and did extensive testing...
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:02 PM   #3870
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Come on, really? Give the BMW engineers some credit. They are afterall some of the best in the world. I'm pretty sure they thought about that and did extensive testing...
Pssst. Ever heard of irony?

This whole topic about too hot ... I have never rode a bike that was too hot to ride in proper riding gear. And I rode a few ...
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