The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retiree

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    I like what I see in the spoked wheels. The rim is so much easier to clean and the spokes are straight rather than right angle variety used by Triumph and Yamaha. Straight spokes are much stronger and not prone to fatigue or break.
  2. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    if it's getting hard to clean just use a toothbrush. That way you show your wife that you love your bike more than her. At least that's what my Gf told me the last time she saw me doing that :lol3
  3. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    What is the story with these pics? Are they leaks from Wunderlich? Or just some photoshop nonsense. I'm sure Wunderlich has seen the bike so it these are leaks, this very well may be the bike in it's final form, along with Wunderlich bits.

    g-
  4. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    They are photoshopped from wunderlich per their Facebook
  5. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    fxd
  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Except for the crash bars I really like these pictures. Anyway in exactly 28 days we'll see the final version :eek:)
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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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-
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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  13. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  14. 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!
  15. 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
  16. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Yep.
  17. 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.
  18. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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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.
  19. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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

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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...