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Old 10-16-2012, 09:25 AM   #3271
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If I had a nice camhead like yours I wouldn't be in a rush to buy a first year waterboxer.
I won't but I'm tempted for sure. Next time I'll definitely go with the GSA, to me being very tall it's a step up from the current GS I'm riding. Did a one day 850Km ride lately in 10h's in Northern Washington state. Not having to think about fueling up after ~300Km is nice especially for the longer North American rides...
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:27 AM   #3272
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I'm taking delivery of a new 2012GS in the spring. Main deciding factor was the free luggage I got for buying in Sept, which helps cut down on farkle expense.

I think the only two things on the 2013 that I would like to have on mine would be the wrist comfort of cruise control and the mental comfort of a wet clutch - I'm moving up from a KLR (first bike).

I'll re-evaluate what I want out of motorcycling in general and a bike in particular in a few years and decide from there where to go next, since I've no brand loyalty to anyone in particular.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #3273
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I will keep my '10 Camhead R12GS and have San Jose's first Wethead on order.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #3274
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I remember when the 2005 came out and I saw the thread:

Dealer wants $95 for oil filter removal tool?

Maybe the LCB will need a $150 radiator cap tool.

I hear the Adventure model will have an 8 gallon radiator.

I thought I rode my 08 a lot. Some of you guys had an 2008,2010, and 2012
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:21 AM   #3275
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Seems like a limp home mode in case of coolant loss should be doable. Hope BMW considers it.

Over in the TEX thread I point this out to one of the GS naysayers who was bad-mouthing BMW for not creating a "real" water cooled engine. Funny, it was not met with any response....I asked what his bike will do when something springs a leak and his coolant is in a puddle under the bike.

With a significant portion of the cooling done via air, I would guess you could ride slow for a small distance, stop and cool, repeat. Certainly a last resort, but nonetheless a true adventure bike feature IMO.

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Old 10-16-2012, 10:25 AM   #3276
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I wonder about this as well. I just purchased a new '12 GS Adv and will probably end up trading in a few years on a new model.

I think there is a strong enough following to the older models that retail should stay fairly strong. At least that's the lie I'm living to feel better about my purchase! Lovin' my Sam Adams Oktoberfest right now....
Agree there's a strong following, but just by looking at the list you can see that there will be a lot of late model machines hitting the market all at once. It doesn't matter at all if you love the ride you have; nothing's changed. If you need the latest and greatest and sell it on, it will be worth less money. I'll guess used values on late model twin cams just took a 10 to 15% hit, but it's just a guess. Some people will prefer the older ones of course, and who knows what will be seen as the definitive ride down the road?

Doesn't matter as long as you enjoy what you ride, and the GS series has always been a versatile and satisfying ride. I'd have a '12 in a heartbeat myself.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:35 AM   #3277
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #3278
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Doesn't matter as long as you enjoy what you ride, and the GS series has always been a versatile and satisfying ride. I'd have a '12 in a heartbeat myself.

That sums it up pretty well. So far I can't imagine needing anything more. The only real gadget I miss, and only because my Harley spoiled me, is cruise control. The current model's "Pro's" are far heavier than any "Con's". And the new model "pro's" don't have me wanting to jump ship right away.

The flip side is, I've never considered resale value of a bike as a reason to buy a particular model.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #3279
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I may have missed comments on the new tires, being such a lengthy post. The thread pattern and a closer look a the photos I seem to read Anakee in some and Metzeler in others 120/70 R19 and 170/60 R17 for the new Water Box versus 110/80 R19 and 150/70 of the oil heads.
So that means we get to use the newer tires on our current bikes? any information on this new tires?
same tire sizes as the new KTM 1190 ADV, so the tire mfg will ramp up with availability.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #3280
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What's so nice on this here little forum are the self appointed experts and the democratic way we decide on things without back stabbing or name calling.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #3281
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What's so nice on this here little forum are the self appointed experts and the democratic way we decide on things without back stabbing or name calling.
Yes, and as the worlds foremost self appointed expert Im going to elect myself to proclaim that henceforth itll be der sporkenator

/seriously any new news about it (The bike not whatever Tage and JJ ultimately name the subforum)
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #3282
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:24 PM   #3283
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again with the bike's/forum's name.....

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Old 10-16-2012, 12:26 PM   #3284
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again with the bike's/forum's name.....

Wheres that video with that Austrian guy with the Chaplain mustache getting all bent about certain things?
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #3285
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To me it will always be a "WaterBoxer" or "H2O-Boxer" but I can certainly live with a "Wethead" if I have to. I'm a pretty tolerant person
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