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Old 02-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #181
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Folks, just a heads up that I will once again be offline for a few days, starting sometime tomorrow. Jim at RawHyde has graciously put together a little R&R ride and fun for the staff, to take place in Baja. Basically our annual company party.

If any other questions come up, I will be sure and get answers on the thread as soon as I return. Until then… ROCK ON!
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:17 PM   #182
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Shawn what you wrote was BY FAR the best analysis on the new bike I've read from any source.
Thank you VERY much.
You are too kind... Thanks buddy! I know I've said it before... But I very much appreciate the support the folks here on ADVRider have offered up. You folks Rock!
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:36 PM   #183
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I know it's stupid ;) Just wondered whether this water cooling helps. Probably does in some tiny extent.
I think I read somewhere that this water cooling AKA BMW "precision cooling" is only 35% (wasn't it 25% oil cooling before?), the rest you need air for so you can't have the engine idle for a prolonged time without overheating/melting.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #184
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Folks, just a heads up that I will once again be offline for a few days, starting sometime tomorrow. Jim at RawHyde has graciously put together a little R&R ride and fun for the staff, to take place in Baja. Basically our annual company party.

If any other questions come up, I will be sure and get answers on the thread as soon as I return. Until then… ROCK ON!
Have a great time and thanks for the review.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:08 AM   #185
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Hey Shawn, thanks for the awesome report. This is way better than the crap I usually reed in magazines.
The only question I still have is what or who should I rob to pay for the damn German toy. Till I have that question covered, I will enjoy the hell out off my old GSA.

Thanks Shawn.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:20 AM   #186
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In fact I know a guy that started an 1100 boxer in his garage, then left on another bike to get fuel. While at the gas station he ran into bloke he knew, and they chatted it up for a good 20-30 minutes. He returned to an inferno. Apparently he had left riding gear draped on the bike, which caught fire from the heat of the headers. Took out his garage.
Bummer!
I find it really frightening that there are people that stupid out there...
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:49 AM   #187
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I find it really frightening that there are people that stupid out there...
Yeah there are.

Didn't read about the old lady that wanted to travel 60Km to get a friend from the airport and in the end managed to make (IIRC) 1500Km and pass through 3-4 countries?

EDIT: There...
http://indian.ruvr.ru/2013_01_13/Old...vels-1-500-km/
EDIT #2: Better link...
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2475220.html
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #188
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Thanks for the review Shawn, it was good to get so much helpful info
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:01 AM   #189
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Shawn, I agree 100% on your write up, the best info ever. I am on schedule to get San Jose's first WC R1200GS.

Thanks again.
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:55 AM   #190
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Well done! Best review i've read out there.

Thanks for sharing and bringing us along.
Many of us dream at a chance like yours.

Cheers Dave
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #191
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Back from Baja... Got a call from BMW, with possibly another opportunity to ride and review the new GS... (!) Super-ultra-top-secret at the moment, still awaiting details & the green light to talk it up. Sweeeeeeet!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:26 PM   #192
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... Got a call from BMW, with possibly another opportunity to ride and review the new GS... (!) Super-ultra-top-secret at the moment, still awaiting details & the green light to talk it up. Sweeeeeeet!
Canadian dealers intro is next month in Morocco.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #193
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Back from Baja... Got a call from BMW, with possibly another opportunity to ride and review the new GS... (!) Super-ultra-top-secret at the moment, still awaiting details & the green light to talk it up. Sweeeeeeet!
I'm going off you, fast
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:18 PM   #194
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Any chance you are going to Morocco?
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:50 PM   #195
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Hiya fellow Adventurers,

So, I am finally able to write about my next Adventure on the new BMW R 1200 GS. You will find the thread here:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865982 (Sweeeeeeeeet!)

My knee-jerk on this round to ask you folks for advice on what to write about this time… I will have a chance to put the new GS through its paces on some home-grown terrain this time, and I want to cover any bases I missed in South Africa. Thoughts?
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