ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-26-2013, 11:57 AM   #5611
tallguy-09
Smile 4 Miles
 
tallguy-09's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver
Oddometer: 1,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by cug View Post
I don't think you'll ever get an agreement on tires. I liked the Conti Road Attack 2 on my old GS. Worked great for me.
I think I'd go for the Metzeler if I could choose:
"Metzeler have launched their third-generation street enduro Tourance Next tyres, which are fitted to the new BMW R1200GS. Sizes are 120/70 R19 and 170/60 R17"

tallguy-09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #5612
Emoto
Sure, why not?
 
Emoto's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: SE Mass
Oddometer: 18,022
What's the best kind of blinker fluid for the new GS? Synthetic?
__________________
Eventual Master of the Obvious
2005 R1200GS | 2013 R1200GSW | SOHC4 208 | DoD 2032 | BMWMOA | BMWRA | YB
Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun.
Smugmug Discount: https://secure.smugmug.com/signup?Coupon=mStnWv71mNkjo
Support .orgs that work to protect your rights: ACLU, NRA, EFF
Emoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #5613
tallguy-09
Smile 4 Miles
 
tallguy-09's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver
Oddometer: 1,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by Emoto View Post
What's the best kind of blinker fluid for the new GS? Synthetic?
Get lost!
tallguy-09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 12:07 PM   #5614
dmac57
Beastly Adventurer
 
dmac57's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 2,891
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sltx1050 View Post
Honz @ Gateway BMW in St. Louis, MO, is running the Anakee 3's and is happy so far with there performance. He said the hook up decently in the gravel and might but them above the Tourance in that peformance realm.
Honz would know.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Emoto View Post
What's the best kind of blinker fluid for the new GS? Synthetic?
BMW only recommends synthetic muffler fluid. Conventional mineral blinker fluid (available only at your dealer) is required to maintain the vehicle warranty.
__________________
"Everybody's got to believe in something.
I believe I'll have another beer."
- W. C. Fields
dmac57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 12:20 PM   #5615
tallguy-09
Smile 4 Miles
 
tallguy-09's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver
Oddometer: 1,436
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmac57 View Post
Honz would know.



BMW only recommends synthetic muffler fluid. Conventional mineral blinker fluid (available only at your dealer) is required to maintain the vehicle warranty.
You guys need a check-up from the neck-up
No other GS news, arriving at dealers, more recalls?
tallguy-09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:08 PM   #5616
paco fernandez
Mexico
 
paco fernandez's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: URUAPAN, MICHOACAN. MEXICO
Oddometer: 64
recall

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/02/0...sion-oil-leak/

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/02/0...sion-oil-leak/
paco fernandez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:09 PM   #5617
madefrtv
Gnarly Adventurer
 
madefrtv's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2007
Location: The Emerald City
Oddometer: 427
I just changed mine to fire blue at South sound. Apparently going in to production in the 13th week.
The tires are going to get ridden off it and if theres recalls when it gets here, then the dealer will be able to do them.

Whos got pictures? anything interesting?
__________________

whoa, dude...
madefrtv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 01:40 PM   #5618
Marki_GSA
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Scotland
Oddometer: 550
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmac57 View Post
Honz would know.



BMW only recommends synthetic muffler fluid. Conventional mineral blinker fluid (available only at your dealer) is required to maintain the vehicle warranty.
Haven't heard an complaints about the fact that it isn't water for coolant rather something far more expensive http://www.evanscoolants.co.uk I give you waterless coolant, at a premium price of course
Marki_GSA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 02:48 PM   #5619
Beefeater Steve
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Viva LV
Oddometer: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichBMW View Post
Chill out, there's about 50 posts in this thread about the tyres. Bring something useful to talk about to the table then.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bazgab View Post
People getting the bike give a "rip". It is one of the OE tires and is a new tire offering so it is pertinent to the discussion.
And you're telling me to chill out? Buddy, switch to decaf. It's not like I insulted your family.

Talking about tires for a bike that isn't even available yet is just conjecture--even more conjecture than talking about a bike with little real world experience.

Jus' sayin'.

We could talk about using urine in the LC in an emergency--that would be more interesting than another tire discussion.
Beefeater Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:02 PM   #5620
Bazgab
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Bazgab's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: Raleigh, NC
Oddometer: 192
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beefeater Steve View Post
Talking about tires for a bike that isn't even available yet is just conjecture--even more conjecture than talking about a bike with little real world experience.

Jus' sayin'.
Sure it is conjecture, but the tires are new and have just become available so it is still a valid data point of discussion. Not that I enjoy hearing people argue over which tire is best, but news has been slow the last several days.
Bazgab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:27 PM   #5621
NLS
My bike needs washing...
 
NLS's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: GREECE!
Oddometer: 3,144
Steve?

Anything real to contribute?
Else switch back to lurker mode.
__________________
NLS
My Blog
When the going gets tough, the tough get going...
NLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #5622
tallguy-09
Smile 4 Miles
 
tallguy-09's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver
Oddometer: 1,436


Not sure what toothpaste you are using but no question should be too stupid to ask, iIn my case I can totally tolerate everything as long as there is some intelligence provided
tallguy-09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:35 PM   #5623
NLS
My bike needs washing...
 
NLS's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: GREECE!
Oddometer: 3,144
Quote:
Originally Posted by tallguy-09 View Post
as long as there is some intelligence provided
sh*t, that rules me out
__________________
NLS
My Blog
When the going gets tough, the tough get going...
NLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #5624
Beefeater Steve
Banned
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Location: Viva LV
Oddometer: 197
Quote:
Originally Posted by NLS View Post
Steve?

Anything real to contribute?
Else switch back to lurker mode.
It's Beefeater Steve.

And no, not really. I've been watching / reading this thread for months now, thinking of some way to get this new GS. Begging, borrowing, stealing--nothing has been ruled out.

I make decent money, have 5 kids, no debt, and am looking for a new(er) bike. With anything I buy, I have two rules:

1. Only if I can pay cash money for it.
2. Value is one of three "keys" to buying anything.

Yes, I can pay cash for the new bike, but doing so would crap all over #2 because I don't mind a gently used bike if I can avoid the depreciation.




All of this is a long way to say: I'm getting a 2010 GSA because I love it and the value is good--therefore, I have no reason to keep obsessing over the new bike (or this thread).

Sorry I ruffled feathers, fellas. Ride safely.

B.S.
Beefeater Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2013, 05:47 PM   #5625
EJ_92606
Rider
 
EJ_92606's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Oddometer: 1,779
Quote:
Originally Posted by tallguy-09 View Post
Is there an agreement on the "best" tire for the new GS for mainly on-road usage?
Which tire causes the least head shake? Oops, I said it.
EJ_92606 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015