The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  2. brownsr

    brownsr Been here awhile

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    that looks like total crap!
  3. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    Give it a set of knobbies and a radiator guard, I'll be the official Oz test rider.

    BMW? You listening??? I will be sure to try it in varied conditions.:evil
  4. rvt

    rvt Big Fat Trail Bikes

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    A centralised fuel tank may give better balance for day to day riding, but will in my opinion stuff up the load carrying ability for big adventures. Too much rear tyre load would equal rapid rear tyre wear.
  5. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW R1200 GSA LC rider

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    Whats with that beak? And that radiator will be full of mud in no time.
  6. slowoldguy

    slowoldguy Tire Tester

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    You can be the OZ tester, but I call dibs on NA. They need me as a tester. :D
  7. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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  8. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Can someone please PM me those pics? I don't mind hosting them online for a bit and will certainly take them down promptly if asked by the copyright
    holder.

    Where are you guys saying that the new clutch is located? I am having a hard time understanding the architecture.

    OTOH, if it were like, say, a CBR, it used to take me just a half hour to swap out clutch packs. Such ease of serviceability on a BMW would be wonderful.
  9. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    That's one ugly artist rendering and the cooler looks like the new oversized oil cooler on the R1200R

  10. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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    BMW clones the Ducati beak. TT should get on this right away with a mask.
  11. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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  12. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Proof again that you can be a "good Illustrator" (this dude is not even that good, bad shadows, scale, etc) and have no Clue about design, style and sense of proportion.
  13. K u r t

    K u r t Been here awhile

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    Pardon me, but is there confirmation this new engine is 1300 cc? Where did that figure come from?
  14. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    On the first picture, I don't know if I'm mistaken, Plus with out the transmission to compare is hard to tell, But looks to me like the crank shaft is pretty High in relationship to the block (higher than on the current engines) If that is the case, do you guys think the Input for the tranny will be "Above" the gearbox making it far more compact, well shorter to accommodate a even longer swingarm and/or a shorter wheel base:eek1
  15. Basic_Gerd

    Basic_Gerd Gerd

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    Here it reads as follows:
    • 75 stroke x 100 bore => 1178 cm³
    • 75 x 102 => 1225
    • 78 x 102 => 1274
    "Confirmation"? You really ask for "confirmation" - by whom? BMW? :rofl
  16. Basic_Gerd

    Basic_Gerd Gerd

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    So the cylinders are part of the engine crankcase. OK. Can you imagine how the pistons are installed...? When & where shall the piston pins be pushed in...?

    Overhauling... :eek1? You think that clutch changing is a MCA? You ain't seen nothing yet.

    Well, since the Nikasil days way back in the airhead mesozoicum, the excessive wear of pistons / cylinders (meaning regular boring and oversized pistons) is more or less over. But think of all the tuning shops selling their "fablulous super hi-pro performance big-bang pistons" ... better think of something new, guys. Betta getta EPROM burner. Machining? Forget it - learn C#...:lol3
  17. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Yeah how do they do it....:huh

    I was wondering about that too, Do they install them when the cases are "Split", Man what a pain in the butt, Even more if you ever need to work on them and/or replace anything even a job as simple as the rings.:eek1
  18. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    :huh

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  19. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Then again the target audience for this bike, Will not keep the bike for more than a few years (even A Year like you sadly see around here all the time) so is a None Issue at least for them....

    Disposable Engines My ASs :puke2
  20. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    You could be right, Ricardo. And, from an engineering standpoint, I suppose that not having to keep seals tight at joints between cylinders and blocks, is a plus for the idea, but who the hell wants to pull the motor and split the cases to re-ring or put in a new piston. :nono