The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. JoshBMW

    JoshBMW Been here awhile

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    I'm sorry but that is one fucking ugly motorcycle. :huh

    The fangs on the front and the horible radiator guards. :puke2

    I'm not that impressed. All the electronic crap and those horible turn signals.
  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Hey Josh, should make for lots of parts sales though!:evil

    Jim :brow
  3. genka

    genka SUV hater

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    I think that the windshield can be adjusted by turning the knob on the right from the dashboard.

    [​IMG]

    But what happened to the color LCD display like on 1600?
  4. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    Well, not that any of you donkey dicks care about what a dude like me thinks, but I like it. There are always some design cues that bug me with every bike, but overall, this is a tidy little package.

    I think it looks badass, especially with the wire wheels (in the picture of the dude crossing the bridge).

    Love the throttle-by-wire, slipper clutch, cruise control, and LEDs.

    Any idea when we'll have details on the GSA? I've got a feeling I'll love that bike so much I'd take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant.


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  5. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Looks like the fuel sensor strip has already crapped out on this one.:lol3

    No engine temp guage on default display? No tire pressure display? I want my toys dammit.

    I do, however, like that windscreen adjustment knob.
  6. Lensgrinder

    Lensgrinder Long timer

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    Soooooooo, which OIL for the wet clutch?:lol3:rofl:evil
  7. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Check out the BMW video, it shows...certainly looks like it could be operated while riding.
  8. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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  9. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    Should we take a vote?? How long will these FD last? and with all these new designes do you think they fixed the fuel strip issue too??
  10. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Just thought I would be first to kick off the thread:lol3
  11. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I really like that cockpit and the windshield adjustment mechanism, totally engineered and quality looks.


  12. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer

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    Agreed. Also, just noticed a power outlet lower right below the adjuster knob. Nice.

    I really don't care too much what the bike looks like. Its how it rides/performs. If I want pretty, I will buy Italian.
  13. k1w1t1m

    k1w1t1m Kiwi

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    Pictures or it didn't happen :D
  14. Chat Lunatique

    Chat Lunatique aka El Gato Loco

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    Pretty small HP increase for going wet. Here's why perhaps... a very small cooling ring around the point of TDC. Jugs are now finned for cooling. Hmmmm...

    [​IMG]
  15. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    I'm with this guy...

    I think its a fine looking motorcycle. Not sure I need all the modes for rain/snow/sleet/hail/concrete/asphalt/cinders/loose-gravel/rocky-road/vanilla/choclate/tin-roof/etc., but I like it overall.

    Seems to be a fair amount of complaints for the radiator guards, etc. Not sure what those folks were expecting. Its now watercooled and has a radiator...so it now needs radiator protection....and it's one extra thing to get broken when you drop it or put it down for a nap in the middle of the creek...I think we have to "deal with it". Just my blathering .02.

    Overall, a great technical leap forward and no doubt its going to be highly reliable and ready to tour.

    Anxious to see the Adventure model pics!

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  16. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    In one of the news releases, it talks about only cooling the "necessary parts". Its truly an air cooled/oil-cooled/water-cooled engine.

    My initial thought was is this something that would allow you to run in a "limp" mode if you lose coolant due to damage. Say your 100 miles off the trail and drop the bike and bust the radiator...any number of scenarios, obviously.
  17. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retired Engineer

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    Found: Variable valve timing on fwd end of exhaust valve. Also possible VVT on the aft end of the intake cam.
    Found: Counterbalance shaft coaxial to the clutch output shaft which also drives the right side cam chain.

    The placement of the clutch on a shaft counterrotating to the crankshaft will in part lessen the torque induced twist of the engine in the chassis during engine acceleration. A good thing!
  18. hillbillypolack

    hillbillypolack Grumpy Old Goat

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    Hey! Just noticed what appear to be coffin-style reservoirs on clutch and brake sides of the 'bars. Good thing or bad for y'all?
  19. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Well, I like it, too.

    The toothed beak is goofy, but I suspect something along the lines of the ADV addition will be available (and sell like mad). The silver panels on th sides make no sense except in full profile, where they match the lines okay. I really like the cockpit, and pretty much like the headlight. The first pic of the muffler looked like it needed to be lanced :huh , but the larger pics look better. It sounds good in the video anyway, but I expect brisk aftermarket sales.

    As to power, not that I need more but somehow 125BHP is a letdown. 28 extra pounds gives one pause, but looking at the way it's built, I bet you won't feel the extra tonnage. I'm happy that they've moved the standard forward in terms of tire sizes. No doubt the rest of the class will follow.

    FWIW, I fully expect one to take up residence in my garage.


    Five years from now.:thumb. :ricky. :slurp
  20. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retired Engineer

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    Note engine HP is max at 7700 rpm, yet tach indicates redline at 9000 rpm.