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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Really good German food - um, isn't that contradiction in terms?
Wießbier, OK, but food?
But there is good foods in Germany. Love Italian as well. Would definitely be the reason for a trip to Italy. Screw culture.
Now back to the original topic. Any bets on now much the new bike weigh?
Beer aside, currywurst is delicious (for fast food) and sauerbraten can be. Besides any culture that can turn pigs into so much delicious sausage has something going for it. Also beer.
USN, CA-148, USS Newport News was my last duty assignment.
Now hear this, Intermot training begins at 1800 hours. Lay to. That is all!
Mutiny carries with it severe penalty...be careful.
One already exists...it called the Goldwing and it's water cooled.
Remember, as RPM changes, the pistons weight influence changes. Also, as the connecting rods reciprocate, a portion of their mass is able to be offset with crankshaft counter weight. But then, the connecting rod mass changes as its reciprocating mass becomes rotation mass....multicylinder engines can be made much smoother and their crankshafts can be made smaller and these engine can rev higher with fewer forces trying to tear them apart.
Take a look at a 4 row radial P&W or Wright aircraft engine sometime if you want to study the dynamics of force and mass in a piston engine.
An electric motor or a turbine is best. There are no reciprocating parts meaning balance is not a problem.
And of course legend has it that BMW had a water cooled four banging boxer on the drawing board when they got wind that Honda would have the Goldwing engine on the market first. BMW didn't want to be accused of copying Honda, so they started over. Thus the Flying Brick came to be.
Radials are things of beauty and the English sleeve valve radials were enormously complex.
Or, viewed slightly differently, balance is a big problem if a turbine wheel or rotor is not in balance, but I digress.
I add nothing to the conversation, but I was moved to speak. Hmm. My new sig line. It's fitting.
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I would be all over this.
Make it about 100lbs lighter than a 1200, air cooled, with a strong subframe.
Sweet looking bike. I do regret selling my HP2 I'm just hoping their will be another in time.
Yeah me too and give it a catchy headlight like the other GS's
Oh, and no mambo-jambo one side paralever please. Even better, they should hire this S-Kraft guy, as his sketches always make more sense than BMW's. Sorry BMW.
Hope they fix the seat.
This actually kept me awake for a while last night... serious....
Picture having about 65 HP with a nice fat torque curve, nice and light (365lbs or so) with the utility of a 1200, scaled down......simple design, easy Maintainence, lots of ground clearance,,,,strong subframe.....oh Man....
This would be the bike I would take to Central and South America.....
Lol! I like that seat....great for offroad work.... I hope they would put a real fender on the front tire though....
Holy shit, I think Batman is driving the new GS. Damn. g-
and Bane rides the F800GS: http://vimeo.com/46587712
How dare you knock My Fatherland!