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Old 04-03-2013, 04:00 PM   #8011
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I just noticed that there's NO cooling fan behind the left radiator while there's one on the right. After a 50-mile ride, I tried to feel the temperatures and the right radiator (the one with a fan) felt noticeably hotter. So the right cylinder runs hotter than the left?
Only KTM needs 2 coolers, all boxer thermal energy is converted into much needed hp
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:03 PM   #8012
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I'm thinking that the rear removable foot-peg mount is welded somehow differently. All weld pictures that I've seen of that mount looked especially weird.
Maybe has to do with the angle the mount is welded onto the tubular frame? I care more about the positive fact that the read foot-peg mounts can be removed.
My guess is Vietnam or Mainland China....
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:07 PM   #8013
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Cooling flow is out of the top of the engine into the left radiator, over to the right radiator, and then into the lower front of the engine were it feeds BOTH cylinder heads. It is not one radiator/cylinder.

Thanks, it looks like BMW didn't forget one cooling fan on my bike
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:10 PM   #8014
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Both are used in line.
The important thing is, did you feel heat from the fan on your knee or anything?
I never felt any heat anywhere but only had 100 miles on the bike so far.
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:14 PM   #8015
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You guy's will drive yourselves nuts over analysing the new bike just get out there and ride the bloody things.
I wish I could ride it all day long, but only managed to sneak away from work for one hour today
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:10 PM   #8016
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You guy's will drive yourselves nuts over analysing the new bike just get out there and ride the bloody things.
These guys are on to something, I'm sure BMW never R and D'd the bike. They just slapped it together and dumped it on an unsuspecting public
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #8017
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I just noticed that there's NO cooling fan behind the left radiator while there's one on the right. After a 50-mile ride, I tried to feel the temperatures and the right radiator (the one with a fan) felt noticeably hotter. So the right cylinder runs hotter than the left?
That explains why jurno's were saying that they felt heat on the right side of their leg. Methinks Shawn Thomas also noted that.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #8018
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My guess is Vietnam or Mainland China....
Could also be some East Berlin workshop?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:54 PM   #8019
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For a report on my 20 minute tryst with water cooled fantasy go here: http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33381
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:12 PM   #8020
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That explains why jurno's were saying that they felt heat on the right side of their leg. Methinks Shawn Thomas also noted that.
Shawn was writing about heat from exhaust.

But seriously people, I can see a trend here of falling into a deeper and deeper paranoia. Headshake, breakes, ASC, oil consumption, suspension, cooling. What should we take next ? Ohh... So, what about final drive ?
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:25 PM   #8021
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For a report on my 20 minute tryst with water cooled fantasy go here: http://www.pashnit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33381
RE: handguards, they are optional as they've always been.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:28 PM   #8022
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Shawn was writing about heat from exhaust.

But seriously people, I can see a trend here of falling into a deeper and deeper paranoia. Headshake, breakes, ASC, oil consumption, suspension, cooling. What should we take next ? Ohh... So, what about final drive ?
I guess I don't see the paranoia..perhaps its a language issue. If you don't want to hear what others think about the bike I don't think this is the place for you.
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:55 PM   #8023
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Here is a video from Hechlingen Enduro Park where the guys are getting familiar with gravel and the new 1200GS LC. If you look at the video you will notice that all the new 1200GS LC are fitted with Metzeler Tourance Next tires. It seams that even the people in Hechlingen have not been able to get the new knobbies from Metzeler. My tire supplier has just changed the expected delivery date for the new Metzeler Karoo 3 from mid April to July 1st. This is not good news.

Has anybody been able to get a set of Metzeler Karoo 3 or other knobbies for the new 1200GS LC?

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Old 04-03-2013, 11:58 PM   #8024
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EJ, that's not the point. I've been following this thread for several hundred pages now, sharing all the findings and gossip. This thread got me to order one.

I'm just laughing about the depth of the analysis of every single detail here and people being worried about one of the radiators being warmer than the other.
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:10 AM   #8025
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EJ, that's not the point. I've been following this thread for several hundred pages now, sharing all the findings and gossip. This thread got me to order one.

I'm just laughing about the depth of the analysis of every single detail here and people being worried about one of the radiators being warmer than the other.
Well, for those of us that live in warmer climates than Norway, the heat coming off the radiator on water cooled bikes can be uncomfortable. It's not an uncommon topic at all in other forums and I think perfectly reasonable for people to wonder if it will be an issue on the new GS, particularly since it has been mentioned in at least two published reviews that I know of. Delusional? I think not.
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