The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. erkmania

    erkmania Still Adventuring

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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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. RL Lemke

    RL Lemke Long timer

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    Bubblehead.
  10. simoneau

    simoneau Biker/Adventurer/Retiree

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

    RomaDakota Illuminatus!

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    Yea, this one still baffles me.
  12. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Been here awhile

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    I wonder what the alternator output is going to be.
  13. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    lmao!!!!
  14. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Awesome! I love the look and you wait until you see one on the road. It's going to be a very eye catching bike. I'm not about to give up my Multistrada but that's the first GS since the 1150ADV I've desired.

    :thumb
  15. Callisto224

    Callisto224 Long timer

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    I bought my 2009 in Jan. 2010 because there were no 2010's yet.

    Great pics RL. Thanks for posting them! :clap
  16. JasonF

    JasonF Been here awhile

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    Great photos, thanks! As previously mentioned, a lot of good updates and improvements, such as:

    -Wet clutch, accessible from front
    -Higher air intakes for deeper water crossings
    -Exhaust moved to right side of bike, leaving more space in the most-used left side pannier.

    I'm not really digging the "spork" beak shape, however

    Jason
  17. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    clutch is in the front

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  18. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  19. jfslater98

    jfslater98 Been here awhile

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    Anyone else seeing a little of this from the front of the bike?

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    I'm sure it will look better in person. And this...

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    This is a hot mess right here: "No I don't want to see how much fuel is left, I just need to.. aw shit I've turned on my flashers.. could I just.. WHERE THE FUCK IS THE HIGH BEAM!?!?!!!"
  20. hammick

    hammick Long timer

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    Pretty sure the Adventure came out in 2006 and was white and had servo brakes.