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Old 10-17-2012, 05:05 AM   #3301
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Motorrad is calling it a Wasserboxer and also a Wasserkuh.
I thinc...not. Why in the world would BMW refer to their new gem as a "water cow?" Puhleez. I suppose the designation of the Adventure model will be "wasserschwein?"
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Old 10-17-2012, 06:18 AM   #3302
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I thinc...not. Why in the world would BMW refer to their new gem as a "water cow?" Puhleez. I suppose the designation of the Adventure model will be "wasserschwein?"
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:54 AM   #3303
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OK, I'm ready for the first press rides. Hopefully, that's not 3-4 months from now.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:24 AM   #3304
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OK, I'm ready for the first press rides. Hopefully, that's not 3-4 months from now.
When the new hexhead GS was introduced, didn't they have a press intro with riding in South Africa, during what would be the winter months to us in the northern hemisphere? I hope they do something similar to that again. It only makes sense to help generate demand before the season arrives in the western big-bore bike buying world, IMHO.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:07 AM   #3305
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OK, I'm ready for the first press rides. Hopefully, that's not 3-4 months from now.
For what i am concerned i am ready to go and have look at that new R12GSWC at my dealer tonight, 5 minutes from home! Guess what, i am going right now!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:08 AM   #3306
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For what i am concerned i am ready to go and have look at that new R12GSWC at my dealer tonight, 5 minutes from home! Guess what, i am going right now!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:18 AM   #3307
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I have not researched this, would you care to elaborate and explain any benefits you see as a result?
I see less parts and mainly a lower stress angle on the front joint of the final drive......I have only a few partial images that show part of the final drive cutaway to work with. Also haven't seen anyone discuss this but if I calculate the number of rotation changes throughout the new final drive it comes out to +1 in favor of the counter direction of torque. The boxers have always had that torque twist to the chassis when throttle was applied or removed with the final drive on the right side versus the left that just added to the problem. It appears if I count the number of gears I can see everything in the cutaways, that the direction is now opposite the torque of the engine providing a counter torque balance. Just an observation.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #3308
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Yes the counter rotation has already been mentioned earlier. Trouble is that it isn't on the same plane as the crank and it's doubtfully there is enough mass to counteract the rotation. It was actually touted in some of the press as the reason for swapping sides.
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Old 10-17-2012, 03:01 PM   #3309
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I really liked it at the Intermot. Especially the way you turn up and down the screen

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Old 10-17-2012, 06:11 PM   #3310
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That "spork" thingy is very ugly. Really, what were they thinking/smoking/banging????


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Old 10-17-2012, 06:27 PM   #3311
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I see less parts and mainly a lower stress angle on the front joint of the final drive......I have only a few partial images that show part of the final drive cutaway to work with. Also haven't seen anyone discuss this but if I calculate the number of rotation changes throughout the new final drive it comes out to +1 in favor of the counter direction of torque. The boxers have always had that torque twist to the chassis when throttle was applied or removed with the final drive on the right side versus the left that just added to the problem. It appears if I count the number of gears I can see everything in the cutaways, that the direction is now opposite the torque of the engine providing a counter torque balance. Just an observation.
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Yes the counter rotation has already been mentioned earlier. Trouble is that it isn't on the same plane as the crank and it's doubtfully there is enough mass to counteract the rotation. It was actually touted in some of the press as the reason for swapping sides.









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Old 10-17-2012, 08:08 PM   #3312
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What is the dial on the left hand grip? Looks like it rotates and turns in and out. Thanks
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #3313
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What is the dial on the left hand grip? Looks like it rotates and turns in and out. Thanks
That is correct, that is what it does. It controls the GPS while on the RT it controls much else.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:35 PM   #3314
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That "spork" thingy is very ugly. Really, what were they thinking/smoking/banging????
It looks great.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:24 PM   #3315
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OK, I'm ready for the first press rides. Hopefully, that's not 3-4 months from now.
Me too...can't wait to read some reviews.
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