New R1200GSA WC

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by roadtrip22, May 6, 2013.

  1. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    On the plus side they have run the crash bars round the cylinder heads. A massive oversight on the previous model imho. I always recommend the AdvDesigns extension bars as they've saved me countless times.

    The inevitable LED technology is cool, but not really sold on the looks.

    I have a 2010 GSA, and I'll keep running that instead. More power on the road would only chew the tyres faster, well, maybe get me into trouble as well, whereas the current GSA I'm juuuuust safe (especially when the cops pop up over crests). Gravel, off road, pah, the oily one is plenty enough of a handful... no extra power needed.

    Suspension... replaced the BMW ESA with Ohlins ESA... hopefully Ohlins et al come up with something for the new one, coz we all know it's going to need replacing :D
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  2. SharkMan77

    SharkMan77 Shark on land...

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    A quick and dirty white version... I like it!

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  3. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Do you think we will get lucky and be able to carry over the BMW Adventure aluminum panniers from the oil cooled to the water cooled?

    Certainly the bracket from the bike wouldn't swap over, but if they make the mating pieces from pannier to bracket the same, it should work.

    How nice would that be? It would certainly ease some trade-in pain. I still plan to keep the oiler through its warranty period...the new WC looks like it will bring what I wanted from the Duc Multi in to the BMW. I absolutely refuse to get on one at the dealer. Not doing it...nope...not gonna happen.
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  4. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    Think silencer
    think right vs left
    think about where the cut out is.
    Those dastardly clever engineers put the silencer on the wrong side!
    Sell more panniers :evil

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  5. Farkleberry

    Farkleberry Been here awhile

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    I hope that the larger adventure windscreen is interchangeable with the non-Adv models.

    I really like having the adventure windscreen on my non-Adv bike and would like to do the same in the future. The stock screen is just a bit too small for me.
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  6. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    DOOHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! ***echoes throughout eternity***
    I'm an idiot!

    the devil is in the details.
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  7. littonlad

    littonlad Adventurer

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    Wow...I really disliked this in the MCN shots I'd seen, in red. But in white (thanks Sharkman). I love it! I'm shocked at my own reaction. Now I need to grow longer legs (scratch that. The second things I need to grow longer are my legs).

    Anyone else notice the two holes drilled in the upper crash bar? For the lights perhaps? It's going to be interesting how this evolves.

    ....ever get the feeling we are a cheap focus group for our Bavarian brethren?!...release a picture, sit back with a cool Konigsbacher and wait for the reaction!:wink:
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  8. DiamondLie

    DiamondLie Banned

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    The RT is next. Probably 2015 for the GSA but I have it on good authority from a dealer/friend that it is indeed coming.
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  9. U2U

    U2U Adventurer

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    Someone doesn't want current GS Adventure owners holding out for a WC Adventure. Might adversely effect sales in the short term. They know they have a market for the Adventure model so they will leak what mis/information needed and will time the release of the new Adventure so as to maximize overall revenue.

    Will anyone here go from 1200 to 800 if they don't do a 1200 Adventure?
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  10. Pickup man

    Pickup man Been here awhile

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    No way. There is no replacement for displacement. Cant go from a shaft drive to a chain either.
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  11. CanadianX

    CanadianX Oh!? That is deep.

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    Issue with fitting the rad hoses etc could be solved if they took out the telever front end and replace it with some high end HP2 shocks :wink: and a factory 21 up front.
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  12. paco fernandez

    paco fernandez Mexico

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  13. paco fernandez

    paco fernandez Mexico

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  14. wonderings

    wonderings Long timer

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    Have to say I really like the look of the LC GSA. Not a fan of the LC GS, something about the styling just does not work for me.
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  15. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    I'd have to agree with you. The LC GSA looks so much better. I really like the new look but I like my 08 better becuase its cheaper haha.
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  16. MANXMAN

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    As far as the looks of the new Adventure goes, I like it much more than the base model with those Gladiator helmet things over the radiator.

    One thing I really like about both the LC GS models is the improved gearbox. My 09 has a very clunky gearbox and way too much drive line slack making riding off pavement a real pain.

    Had hoped that BMW would have put the narrower wheels from the previous model on the Adventure but sadly the didn't. Thankfully Woody's Wheel Works is ready to re-lace the hubs with narrower rims from the old model and has already done a 21" front wheel for those of us who would prefer that size.

    There appears to be more clearance between the lower fork brace and the front tire and that is a great thing.

    The higher rear luggage rack doesn't seem to be a step in the right direction though. I guess it could easily be taken off and a guy can make a rear plate
    that will be flush when the passenger seat is removed.

    All in all, I like most of what I see in that picture and am looking forward to riding it and see how it compares to the existing model.
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  17. TBob

    TBob Offroad Fab Guy

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    X2!!

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  18. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    BMW, P L E A S E , P L E A S E , P L E A S E offer the option of a 21" front wheel or better yet, just offer it as standard for the Adventure model.
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  19. MANXMAN

    MANXMAN Overlander

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    You, me, and about 16 other guys think that is the way to go but thousands think we need smaller wider front wheels and thousands trump us few.

    Bummer.:bluduh
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  20. sa_adventurer

    sa_adventurer n00b

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    is it just me or does it look like LED lights installed on the crashbar just in front of the cylinder head, looks like 3 small led's there.
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