The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. razcob

    razcob Dromedary

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    BMW probably came out with a liquid cooled engine after they developed a proprietary antifreeze/coolant that they can sell for three times the cost of anything else. And, it will void your warranty if you use anything else.
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    haha and the properly spec'd version won't be available in the US and the dealers will tell you to use something other than what BMW specs and there will be a 1000 post thread on ADV debating the issue. :evil
  3. g_e_young

    g_e_young Born to ride

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    Hmm, seems fishy. My money says these -drawings- represent THE bike, or are at least very very very close. Time will tell.

    g-
  4. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    The drawings aren't even consistent...check out the exhaust header on the last picture compared with the previous ones...completely different.
  5. erkmania

    erkmania Still Adventuring

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    OMG. That's hilarious! Now, along with the "which oil" threads, we'll have the 'which coolant' do you use threads. Now that's progress. :rofl
  6. Russ

    Russ Super Moderator Super Moderator

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  7. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  8. Bionicflite

    Bionicflite Adventurer

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    Swap out your shocks for Ohlins,add a slipper clutch.full Akro pipe with PV5&Autotone = completely different bike.

    Can't believe such a heavy dual sport can be made this much better...keep your water cooled '13 and learn to tweak what is a proven ride.

    It just gets better!
  9. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    I think it was on the BMWMOA boards but I believe they already have a thread started for what water/coolant they should use.:eek1
  10. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Yep.
  11. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    In a boxer twin, rocking couple is introduced because of the con rod offset.

    BMW uses an inline six for their automotive products, which is far, far smoother than a boxer motor. I would say that an inline six is far smoother than a boxer.
  12. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    My K1600GT with the inline 6 is FAR smoother than any of the 5 boxers I've had. The Gt is the smoothest bike/engine I've ever experienced. Amazing bike.
  13. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Seriously? a 6 is smoother than a twin? Never would have guessed that. :1drink
  14. rdcyclist

    rdcyclist Long timer

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    I'm shocked, I tell you, shocked. Is that why they use more cylinders on those engines? Maybe we should be after BMW to make a six cylinder GS?

    Yes, there is rocking couple in the Boxer twin. That's a different component of engine balance from harmonics. For a given power, displacement and cylinder count, the boxer motor is going to have less vibration than an inline or V configuration. I know this: All of my GS's have been smoother than my 4 cylinder FJR at cruising velocity. I sold the FJR because: The only thing the FJR did better than the GS was go 150mph...
  15. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    That's why I sold the F800GS, totally annoying buzzing vibrations at cruising speed. Boxer is much nicer in that regard.
  16. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo TeeMarrZee

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    My 09 GSA was buzzy. My HP2E without the counterbalancers is smoother. Go figure.
  17. sflash868

    sflash868 Been here awhile

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    Really? My buddies F800 is one of the smoothest bikes I've ever been on. I love that thing. It's like the top 3 best motors I've ever felt on a bike. For the new GS I was praying they would dump a 1250 version of that F motor into the GS. That would have been the perfect bike in my opinion.
  18. BiG DoM

    BiG DoM African Adventurer

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    An F motor WTF? - this was one of the silliest illogical nomenclatures BMW came up with as they had already used it for the Rotax engined 650 Funduro and not the same power-plant!? I will never understand what happens in those BMW boardrooms. Why not have given it it's own identity? Anyway I digress and yes is a beautiful engine being reimagined into the Husky Nuda and hopefully a proper DS version.
  19. mantan

    mantan Been here awhile

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  20. sflash868

    sflash868 Been here awhile

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    I don't know.. maybe it's silly but I really like it. driving that F800 is really enjoyable to me. Tell you what I hated though was the old G650 engine..