The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Parigi

    Parigi Hoinar

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    Even though this seems like a nice concept, the alternator would not generate power if the bike is stationary with the engine on.
  2. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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    I think this drawing is several years old and does not represent the new engine in several way. note the head and valves...
    This is not the current CAM head and it would seem the new water cooled engine would incorportate that technology. The intack and exhaust lacation do not seem to match the most current spy pictures.

    When I was googling the water head a few weeks ago there were a couple of other drawings that seems to more accurately collaborate the spy pictures.
  3. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    There is a lot more than that wrong with the concept. Pushrod valves for a start
  4. DannyZRC

    DannyZRC Been here awhile

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    Not that it matters, but in that drawing the alternator could easily have a hollow shaft and be driven together with the clutch basket from the primary reduction, with the clutch pack driving the countershaft which passes through the alternator shaft.
  5. bonox

    bonox Tryin Hard

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    where has the exhaust gone?

    It looks like a bit more than new heads if the swingarm has changed sides. At least the oil filter is easier to change :) I'll have to get used to bashing my head on the other side to check tyre pressures now.
  6. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    Keep up that man, it's a whole new bike/engine and not just heads :D
  7. bonox

    bonox Tryin Hard

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    while i did backtrack 10 pages, I guess i was hoping for more recent pictures then from 1995 :)
  8. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Sooo tired of waiting!!!!! Just had to say I am way anxious to see this bike. And I just bought my new GSA a month ago!!

    Still can't believe they've kept such a tight lid on things.
  9. texzen

    texzen BMW Engineer

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    I just hope the panniers and seats can transfer over.....


    My dealer says they aren't being given any GS allocations for orderer until March......and have zero information on pricing....
  10. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    Depends on the panniers but if it's the type that has the slot for the exhaust they aren't going to work cos the exhaust is on the other side
  11. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Unfortunately, I have a feeling this bike is going to be wayyy different and not have much of anything transfer over.

    I'm new to BMW, but have certainly followed them for several years. I think the loyal owner's have grown very much accustom to having the same basic model for many years. This will be a real change.

    I weighed this as I just bought a new '12 GSA 6 weeks ago...if I love the new water-boxer and decide to trade in a couple or three years, its going to be back to square one regarding getting the kit all setup.

    I enjoy setting up a new bike, but who are we kidding, its expensive.
  12. mkletecka

    mkletecka Been here awhile

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    I've owned an 09 GS (my best and favorite BMW or others, because of its usable power, handling, comfort and relative ease of maintenance) and I'll be getting another 2012/13 in the next few months. I wish the new WC version were available to test drive so I could do an A/B comparison, but I don't see it that happening. Anyway, I'm sure that the new "WC" will be great in the same way Porsche was when they introduced their WC version (yea, there were a lot old timers like myself who felt it was blasphemy, However, it was a "much" better real world, everyday performer and I bet the new WC-GS will follow suit).

    Will accessories from the current GS commingle with the new WC version? I "one reporters opinion" think not (well, maybe certain "soft" luggage systems). Because of that, I betcha numerous aftermarket companies are licking their chops to start developing/producing accessories,however that "might" be cut short if the new WC/GS is so "overall" good/better/improved, causing buyers to not look any further, than BMW's catalog (if ya know what I mean).

    To all, have a good day and enjoy your ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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    I would bet that TouraTech has already started developing tank bags and bolt-on protective parts already :deal
    They have a very close relationship with BMW, and already had parts available for the F800GS when it hit the market :1drink
    I'm also gonna predict that TouraTech already have mounts designed for their Zega panniers, and are testing them in Africa now (or already have) :nod
  14. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Touratech always gets a bike from bmw before the launch so that they already have parts when the bike is coming to the market =)
  15. rattis

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    On tuesday according to my dealer, is the official release and showdown.
    So then we can all drool over pics of the real Macoy.
    I've ordered one anyway:D
    I don't give a ....... if my present farkels don't fit.
    I can always buy some new stuff.:freaky
  16. texzen

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    Yeah most likely the aluminum bags wont fit due to the pipe relocation, But its the seat im really wanting to go over... i have a 1200 dollar russell day long tha was custom made,...... My dealer say the frist batch will most likely be GS's in March with GSA coming in late april.....
  17. Stub deToe

    Stub deToe Stub deToe

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    Yes, Tuesday is the official announcement, but only for the Press. Lucky me, I scored a press pass, so 10 am is when B!W takes the stage. I will post here as soon as I can get to a wifi connection. Stay tuned.

    Also Loutre, Wunderlich has a similar relationship as TT to the factory, I wouldn't be surprised that some day one of them becomes the official upgrade supplier to Motorrad. Knock-off companies like Holen wait to copy what W and TT design. Porsche has Ruff, M-B has AMG, BMW cars has AC Schnitzer now, so it is just a matter of time is my guess.
  18. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Will the forum get a new subcategory for the "waterheads" ?




    :D
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    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    It's a "kinda" relationship between Wunderlich and BMW. BMW don't recognize them as "official" accessoire maker as they recognize Touratech. But anyway I'm waiting for your pics! That is going to be exciting after 150pages and one year and a half of waiting we'll finally see the beast :eek:)
  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    WETHEADS!:deal

    Probably not.

    Jim :brow