The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    Except the title should be "2014 R1200GS ....." :lol3

    2013's are already in production with the 2012 build spec's and it'll be May '13 before these hit the USA shores is my bet, which means 2014 model year designation.
  2. radon222

    radon222 1150GS-ADV

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    Awww come on... JVB's ST has a good excuse for its ummm looks... it was totaled when he bought it :rofl
  3. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    So, were they all totaled before they were sold?
  4. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :baldy




    :lol3

    Jim :brow
  5. Jedi5150

    Jedi5150 Road Warrior

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    Hmmmm.....
    I'm glad I just bought my 2012 GS. I'm not much of an engine guy, and the stats on the new bike may be great. But aesthetically, I prefer the current GS by a wide margin.
  6. Andrewmc

    Andrewmc Been here awhile

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    Actually it's looking like these are going to be for sale next year as a 2013. No guarantees, but thats the verdict at the moment.
  7. SkiFly01

    SkiFly01 Govna Racepipe

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    cruise control, adjustable windshield while mounted, the iDrive wheel thingy, clutch not in the bowels of the bike, no overheating (hopefully).

    Curious to see what the Adventure model will be.
  8. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    My MS makes my GS feel like a pig!! The only reason to get a GS over a MS is if you do alot of two up long hauls or alot of off road. The MS can do just about everything else much better. And smoking sportbikes is my favorite MS hobby.
  9. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    Valve adjustment is just as hard or easy as on the 2010-on camheads !
    I also like the clever combined chain/gear driven cams !
    Makes the engine more narrow,easier to pull the heads and less wear on the timing chain adjuster rails because the chain makes a wider radius compared to the camhead...:clap
    No leaks on the cylinder base either since the cylinders are part of the cases !
    I really love the new engine design !!!
    Especially the new position of the clutch and the E-gas;always perfect synchronisation.
    No more splitting the bike...:clap
    Can't wait for the ADV and RS versions of the new boxer !
    All BMW forgot was hydraulic valve adjusters and a true underseat pipe for 2 big sidecases...:lol3
  10. ACD

    ACD old nOOb

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    This was probably been discussed before, but given the size of this thread I ask you again:

    Why exactly they swapped FD and exhaust positions (other than forcing us to mod previously acquired bags)?
  11. 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.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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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
  17. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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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
  18. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    Definitely photoshopped. ;-)
  19. 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
  20. 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!