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Old 11-04-2012, 07:42 AM   #3556
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Welp, I got to sit on the new girl yesterday at the Progressive International moto show. I must say, it felt nice between my legs. You know, it actually feels smaller than other GS's, but maybe I'm just crazy?! I'm about 5'9'' and I'm still on the balls of my feet. The adjustable windshield is very nifty, but the windshield is tiny, so we will see how well it does in a real world scenario. BMW finally put on a belt guard on the tank, so you wont scratch the tank when you get on the bike. There is also an auxiliary jack in the guages for a GPS, charging station for devices or heated gear.
I talked with Bob, the head hancho at BMW Atlanta and asked him if he had any more info on price. He said he doesn't expect it to be more than $500 (stripped down, naked bike of course) than the 2012 camhead; but that's still a guess. I asked him if they got to hear the bike start up or see the display on the guages. He said nope, they just got to show the bike and then it's onto the semi for the next moto show in another state.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:46 AM   #3557
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This was a feature I'm excited about. The oil filter sits right below the left head. Super easy to access and remove, no need to take off the brush guard. I'm currently riding an 05 GS, so I don't know if this feature is already on the newer cam heads.
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:56 AM   #3558
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^ Khale thanks for the pics. The bike does appear smaller under (your) foot and maybe due to the seat being narrower? As for the oil filter, it resides in the same area as yours on the current model camheads.

Looks good,
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:13 AM   #3559
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^ Khale thanks for the pics. The bike does appear smaller under (your) foot and maybe due to the seat being narrower? As for the oil filter, it resides in the same area as yours on the current model camheads.

Looks good,
You sure about that? I don't have a cam head but my recollection is its on the bottom of the engine and still needs the bash plate off to get at it where the new one comes out the side and is uncovered. I am probably wrong of course :-\
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:39 AM   #3560
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^ ah....I was referring to it being in the same place as his 2005 GS which is most definitely underneath the bash plate and on the bottom of the motor.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:58 AM   #3561
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Is Touratech there also at the show? Any products by them for the new WC GS?
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:57 PM   #3562
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When is this thing hitting the dealers?
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:28 PM   #3563
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When is this thing hitting the dealers?
I am thinking about the March April time frame.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:01 PM   #3564
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This was a feature I'm excited about. The oil filter sits right below the left head. Super easy to access and remove, no need to take off the brush guard. I'm currently riding an 05 GS, so I don't know if this feature is already on the newer cam heads.
Well, unless you change your filters without draining the oil, the brush guard will still need to come off. This new position looks likely to drip oil on the exhaust header.
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Old 11-04-2012, 05:49 PM   #3565
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^ Fair and good point....going to need a homemade "oil ramp/slide" it would seem.
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Old 11-04-2012, 06:31 PM   #3566
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Is Touratech there also at the show? Any products by them for the new WC GS?
I was there as well and touratech was not there.
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:37 PM   #3567
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While writing that comment I was also thinking how retarded my Harley is since the cruise control is also on the right hand....which is REALLY silly to try and hold throttle and then reach over for the "Set" button.
Are you serious? I can use my thumb to set my Road King's cruise control without loosening my grip on the throttle. And I've got fairly small hands.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:03 PM   #3568
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Are you serious? I can use my thumb to set my Road King's cruise control without loosening my grip on the throttle. And I've got fairly small hands.
I can also use my thumb to cancel the signals on the BMW without irritating my throttle grip. Pretty much every BMW rider learned that within a few days.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:56 PM   #3569
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Well, unless you change your filters without draining the oil, the brush guard will still need to come off. This new position looks likely to drip oil on the exhaust header.
I love it!!!! The brush guard takes less than one whole minute to remove too.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #3570
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Never seen engine heads from the top before, look at it seems like right side engine is a tad bit behind while left is tad bit forward. Is that an accurate observation?

Obviously it does work, but why like that? Maybe my current oil head s like that too.
No!! The pistons sre directly across from each other and the connecting rods share the same journal on the crank too!!
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