New R1200GSA WC

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

  1. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    I'm doubting the LEDs. If you look closely you will see those crash bars will need to come off for valve checks etc, and the whole lower side appears to be one piece, adding a wire disconnect in that just seems unreasonable.

    So yeah they probably are LEDs :D
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  2. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Taken a look at the assortment of current tires for these these things? Everything is going in the other direction- road biased. Check out the number of water cooled 12s that come with wire rims- seems to be diminishing every year. Thank your highway peg, cruise control, ESA, ABS, TPS, plastic bag brethren- Not enough of the market for these bikes is demanding that they be light, simple, dirt capable. Hell- even KTM is giving in to the demographic tidal wave. These are road bikes at this point. If you want to beat the shit out of it (and often yourself) off-road.... go for it. They're happy to sell you replacement parts when you need 'em.
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  3. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    :scratch
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  4. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    To that point, I hope nobody looks up any of my posts when I go to sell my beloved 09 GSA someday. Planning to list it as a garage queen that made weekend trips to Starbucks.

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  5. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Crash one with those bags off road- go ahead.....Bring duct tape, straps, and cash
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  6. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Ah! Ok, I saw "plastic bag" and all I thought of was like a zip lock sandwich bag. I didn't think of saddlebags. :baldy :lol3
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  7. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Many moons ago there were umpteen threads on here about changing locks on "system" cases. The system apparently involved replacing a lot of broken lids and bases!~
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  8. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Having managed to break a case on an R1100RS, I do know how that goes.

    Jesse bags now. Mo bettah.
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  9. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    I'm on my second set of Jesses- never going back to plastic or side loading again
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  10. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Am on my second set, too.
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  11. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Personally I'd simply not spend the equivalent of a decent car to "trash" it in the dirt. Why not a naturally way more capable 600 single cylinder? Most multi cylinder dual sports are road bikes. If there is demand supply will follow... I guess I'm one of the more on-road kind of guys :-)
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  12. little foot

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    when can i order one??
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  13. aGremlin

    aGremlin Been here awhile

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    Buy a F800GS Adventure...
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  14. ADV Shark

    ADV Shark Banned

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    Where do you buy The guard that covers the side of the fuel tank on the crash bars been trying to find these for some time thanks btw bad ass adv
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  15. VolInGA

    VolInGA Been here awhile

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    But if you want/need to ride comfortably on the interstate for 1,000 miles to get to the dirt you want to trash it in, you can't beat the big Adventure!
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  16. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    More photos (an "accidental" leak of info) in this article.

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  17. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    This pig is so ugly it almost looks good again :D
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  18. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    I like it more and more the more I see it.. The fucker grows on you... This thread could get expensive
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  19. jdmetzger

    jdmetzger Lone Wolf

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    Something about that beak makes it look (to me) like it got punched in the nose. :lol3
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  20. Drachenfels

    Drachenfels Wayfairing Stranger

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    Seen on line. 4 images at the link below.

    http://motoring.ninemsn.com.au/showroom/glance/8692640/bmw-adventure-images-released-accidentally

    "The pictures originate from a design patent BMW accidentally allowed to be published. They show the Adventure from every angle making it possible work out what changes have been made.

    Most significant is the larger fuel tank, big enough to match the current Adventure’s 33 litre capacity. If correct, expect a two-thirds increase in capacity over the base R1200GS, boosting range from around 300km to over 500km.

    The normal Adventure formula appears to have been followed stringently with the bike’s ride height increased by around 30mm and the stock GS optional wire wheels fitted as standard. Another base GS option shown is BMW’s LED headlight. The luggage rack has also been replaced with a simpler version allowing for fitment of a wide range of aftermarket luggage.

    The bike is clearly fitted with BMW’s Dynamic ESA semi-active suspension, but it’s unknown if this is standard equipment. If so, it will allow BMW to program specific settings for the bike’s extra weight and the potentially larger luggage load. The firm’s Enduro ASC traction control is sure to be fitted, as well as the matching ABS set-up which allows anti-lock to be used even when the GS is off-road."