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Old 01-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #4231
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So, if the cy.inders are cast as part of the case,,,

So, if the cylinders are cast with the case, doesn't that mean a potentially more costly amount of damage in a drop? Also makes it limiting to rebuild. Yikes...

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:17 PM   #4232
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Right, I forgot so no Africa Twin. Had a 91 Transalp as well, I'm pretty sure I'll get the Wassserboxer, sooner than later
Me too. At some point. But not so soon. Just waiting to get back on my Tiger.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:00 PM   #4233
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So, if the cylinders are cast with the case, doesn't that mean a potentially more costly amount of damage in a drop? Also makes it limiting to rebuild. Yikes...
How often do you think a drop damages a cylinder? Valve covers and sometimes heads get damaged in a drop. Cylinders not so much. Oh, it can happen. It's just not something that I'd worry about. If the cylinder is damaged I'd be more worried about the state of my leg than how much it will cost to repair the bike.

As for rebuilds... who rebuilds oilheads/hexheads?
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:03 AM   #4234
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Hi Guys,

The new 1200GS being readied for the press launch in South Africa.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...796#msg2239796


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Old 01-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #4235
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The picture just lacks a christmas tree over the bikes

I just wonder when there will be first articles about how the bike actually performs for all we know for now is just marketing stuff.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:17 AM   #4236
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Hi Guys,

The new 1200GS being readied for the press launch in South Africa.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...30.0;topicseen

Oooooo. Props to the photographer that risked it taking a pic!
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:22 AM   #4237
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Oooooo. Props to the photographer that risked it taking a pic!
Unless it's BMW releasing "spy" pictures to hype everybody up a bit ;)
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:36 AM   #4238
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Oooooo. Props to the photographer that risked it taking a pic!
Can't see it. Says I have to log in.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #4239
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Can't see it. Says I have to log in.
Haha, wow. Looks like the 'Wilddog' forum sniffed too many advrider web traffic and wants people to register for the site now.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:43 AM   #4240
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #4241
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Can't see it. Says I have to log in.
Some one is going to have to register on that site, copy and save the pic and upload it to another image hosting site.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #4242
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Some one is going to have to register on that site, copy and save the pic and upload it to another image hosting site.
Done.

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Old 01-15-2013, 03:23 PM   #4244
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How often do you think a drop damages a cylinder? Valve covers and sometimes heads get damaged in a drop. Cylinders not so much. Oh, it can happen. It's just not something that I'd worry about. If the cylinder is damaged I'd be more worried about the state of my leg than how much it will cost to repair the bike.

As for rebuilds... who rebuilds oilheads/hexheads?



Well ... in my misspent youth (late 70's) a friend and I went to look at a BMW and he noticed that there were signs of exhaust gases at the base of one of the cylinders. Turned out that it had been dropped and the bolts holding the cylinder on were bent.

Today, of course, we all use crash bars.

And I did have an oilhead engine rebuild into a short block after someone backed into my bike while it was sitting on the center stand. A year later the block developed a crack where the center stand was mounted to the engine case - a fairly common piece of damage under similar circumstances.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:49 PM   #4245
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I'm sure you already know this, but there's always going to be people who gripe. It's just the nature of consumerism. I rarely pay mind to people that bitch about an already fantastic brand and product.

New company policy. We only work on Tuesdays, same salary as before.

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