The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. edeslaur

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    You'd think so. :D

    I still do 6k oil changes, per BMW - not.sure.why the assertion oil changes should be more frequent, that's what the oil filter is for. BUT! - no more Mobil 1 (speaking of.oil threads) since.it.doesn't have friction modifiers needed for the wet clutch. And one does NOT want to put new.plates in this clutch (ka-ching!) from.ruining them.with the wrong oil.

    The wedge.motor wet clutch (k12/13) is very spendy, parts alone north of $1600, and some folks seem to run theirs pretty hard, requiring.frequent replacements. I'm at 64k miles and.am not looking forward.to replacing it when.it.wears.out.

    At 76k on my dry clutch KRS, the disc showed little wear when the rear main seal let go. At the 56k interval I had.a cam chain jump guard installed on this bike, requiring.pulling the clutch -, this one will not last as long as the dry disc did for.me... YMMV.
  2. RL Lemke

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  3. edeslaur

    edeslaur San Diegan

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    There's the.clutch!

    So... still have to.do.spline lubes? :norton
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    I doubt that heat will be any worse, and might be better with water cooling around the valves.

    Mechanically, and for power, I see this as a big forward step. Design? We will see!

    Jim :brow
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    Sure hope these images help with the understanding of the new bubble head.

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    Yup, clutch on the front.

    I wonder how exposed that ridge on the bottom is? Looks like the oil drain is the lowest possible point. Good for draining oil, very exposed if the bash plate isn't very strong.

    Jim :brow
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    RL, are you adding hex and oil head photos to the mix on purpose?

    Jim :brow
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    It works for me assuming the alternator is reliable. Looks like it is permenant magnet so no brushes to wear out. It will have a separate external diode pack so the only thing left to break are bearings if there are any and they could be oil fed from the box. Clutch on the other hand is a consumable part so will at some point need replaced which is a real pain on the current bike.
    What I haven't seen anywhere is the starter motor. The only stuff I have seen mentioning it is the blurb about how the exhaust valves have auto decompressors making the engine easier to start so a smaller starter is needed. It will be there somewhere just I haven't spotted it.
  16. RL Lemke

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    Funny how BMW is offering engines that look different on their site, different from the whole bike photos.
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    +1.
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    I like the blue!

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    No, I'm downloading the engine photos from the BMW site, and they have a mix of generations on the new GS page. I deleted the earlier designs. Sorry.