The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

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    :lol3

    I am a chain guy as I like simplicity and light weight, even if that is going to cost me more. I also like low unsprung weight as I like drifting on the loose stuff.
    And by the way, I have as many miles under my belt on a GSA as I have on the KTM I replaced it with and so I appreciate both bikes strong points, but I ain't getting any younger!
    Speed is indeed irrelevant, what counts for me is how you get there and this is where the LC8 shines. Anyway, nough said, different strokes for different folks, bla bla bla, I hope we will both be able to ride both these new hoties and discuss what we think.
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Ya, I keep hearing this about the MS, but man all the mechanical problems with that bike scare me. The latest being an issue with Ohlins suspension failure that they don't seem to be able to fix and now porous heads?
  3. Beemerlover

    Beemerlover Been here awhile

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    No more splitting the bike? Did you notice that the alternator is covered by the tranny case now? Not really sure how great that's gonna work.
  4. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    They better have as KTM is bringing it real strong coming in from the other side, more street friendly.
  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    i believe it's a stronger unit from the K bikes.
    it's BMW of moving forward w/o admitting the old way had issues.
  6. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey 99% bullshitter...the other 1% is just lies

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    I thought I read in one of the gazillion press sheets that by switching sides, they were able to reduce the rotational effects of the crank/drive shaft..... :dunno

    -SM
  7. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey 99% bullshitter...the other 1% is just lies

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    So when your cylinder/head smacks a rock, now you get to replace the entire engine when the base of the cylinder cracks..... :eek1

    :lobby

    :hide

    -SM
  8. g_e_young

    g_e_young Born to ride

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    Definitely photoshopped. ;-)
  9. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    They realized they'd been putting it on backwards all these years, hence the failures :evil
  10. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    That rider is about 4'10 and the windshield is fully extended....BMW how about making a windshield that really works!
  11. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    My MS1200 made me do Very Bad Things..... :eek1:eek1

    I will miss my little Red Italian Mistress. :evil:evil





    My R1200GSA is definitely more docile, but she serves a well defined purpose for me now that the MTS could not.
  12. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Argh, US version looks terrible. So the LEDs are not even coming on the euro model? I also hear that the LED day time running light may not meet DOT specs and hence will be unavailable in the US....bahhhh
  13. erkmania

    erkmania Last of the red hot left pipers

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    Yes. Wet clutch in the front and gear driven by the crank.

    The alternator is directly driven/attached to the crank and the gear you see is also attached to the crank. That gear is for the starter. One of the other phantom views shows the same gear plus the gear reduction group for the starter.
  14. sleepyOwl

    sleepyOwl Long timer

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    You have obviously skipped all the threads on BMW problems on the internet then? Is everyone assuming that the new GS will have "zero" toothing problems? I dont think so. They have added electronic trickery which has not been tested long term as was the Ducati's on the launch of the MS.

    I have had an MS from 2010 and very happy with it. Similar to the new GS I thought it was ugly when launched but now after a few beers she is looking lovely.

    A fantastic bike that is not in any way up against the GS for sales. Two very different bikes.

    I am however strangely drawn to that BM icon.
  15. MotoADHD

    MotoADHD Adventurer

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    Water cooled BMW boxers = end times. Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near!
    The 1st horseman of the apocalypse will be Airheads muttering "You gotta a water leak" & giggling as one when the new GS's roll in to Salem next summer at the BMWMOA.
  16. DrunkWombat

    DrunkWombat GS and Proud

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    At least they put the sight glass on the same side as the oil filling point. It's one of the few things that annoys me on my cam head
  17. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    I gotta stop looking at this thread. In twenty four hours I've gone from "I'm happy with my 08 GSA to that new one looks pretty cool. Thank god the GSA model is not available yet, but I might just have to get on a GSA preorder list

    Pete
  18. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    So what are we gonna call this new beast?
    Waterhead? Hydrohead?

    After seeing the some of the tech info I'm really interested to see how the adaptive suspension is gonna work off road!
  19. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer

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    Bubblehead.
  20. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retiree

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    The valve cover actually has 7 sides, making it a Hepta Head.