Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GS / GSA

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by RichBMW, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Does TE stands for Touring Edition? I've seen TE mentioned before, even RichBMW has his registration same.
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  2. schisi

    schisi Adventurer

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    If the bikes ever got stolen, I know it was you ��

    Our neighbour on one side is a policeman with a police dog (not kidding), the neighbours on the other side once called the police (while we all were on vacations) because they thougt our mower got stolen.. although we only put it inside for winter.
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  3. mrjon

    mrjon Been here awhile

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    Yes, it's just a UK marketing thing,3 trim levels standard, enduro and touring edition,with the TE having the majority of the options applied.
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  4. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    So if you want cruise control you have to go all the way with the options.

    :baldy

    The new Guzzi might call me instead.
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  5. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    Cruise is standalone $350 option, if that's how you want it.
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  6. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    Ooooh! :clap
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  7. enduro963

    enduro963 Pasion por las Motos!

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    Beautiful bike.

    That license plate is huge!!
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  8. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    The cat as always is in the tube where the two sides merge.
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  9. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Well with 40k to burn, I am sure you could get better phones than iPhone5 (of which there are plenty now) or a proper digital camera to get less grainy photos next time eh? :D

    (not sure you'll appreciate the joke, sorry it is how I talk, yet indeed the photos are very grainy...)

    BTW again: GREAT bike, congratulations to both.
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  10. marcus-st12

    marcus-st12 frenchy

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    No spoked wheels? Just asking.
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  11. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    They are extra like the last 9 years.
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  12. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    I've rarely seen spoked wheels while riding in europe. There costly in the states but I suspect there even higher priced over there.
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  13. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    They are a bit more than 400 euros.
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  14. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    They are around £200 IIRC, but I went with cast wheels as they're easier to clean, and look sportier:evil
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  15. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    And they have the air valve facing the side, so easier to check pressure/add air.
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  16. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Exactly. The spokes have the traditional valves
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  17. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    It's the first time I am looking at a GS with cast wheels.

    IMHO the last version of cast, sucked. I always thought of GS having spoke wheels.

    But having spoke wheel bikes for the last 11 years, I can say that indeed spokes are a pain in the a**. Since my enduro is like 1% of the bike's life nowadays (something I am ashamed off, but Real Life makes its own rules without asking me), I think I would go with cast wheels this time because:

    - Of the small percentage of personal enduro as mentioned above.
    - Of them being lighter.
    - Of them being a more proper color (graphite ain't they?) unlike the spokes that do NOT come in black yet.
    - Of them being more stable. Spoke wheels are inherently off balance to a greater extend.
    - It comes cheaper! (BMW since they are factory option should NOT charge for them, but they do)
    - The new design is actually very nice and the thin brackets "simulate" spoke wheel look to a point.
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  18. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    I never knew that. The spokes do get in the way at times.:D
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  19. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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  20. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    It really comes down to personal preference. The weight issue has been discussed at length in other threads. Aluminum rims are cheaper, but the $500 US extra for spokes is small compared to the full cost if you wanted spokes later.

    A couple thoughts though. I've subjected my rims to more abuse on the road than off. The potholes around here can be awful, with deep, sharp edges. My light off-roading is probably easier on rims than a 40mph impact on a road crater.

    And I just liked the way the spoked wheels look, even "silver". I can make a practical justification for it, but like so many things it comes down to what looks better without sacrificing anything (except $$$).
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