The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I read somewhere that base price will be at or below current base prices....but there are lots of options, so I'm sure it will add up.
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I don't think the turn signals are LED...if you see LED signals in some of the pictures it is because they are accessories. Low Beam LED is optional. High Beam is also LED.
  3. darmahman

    darmahman "Illogically Deluded"

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    Somewhere in the specs I read something about the canbus system being compartmentalized. That might be a hint as to why they can lower the overall output. Electrical guru's chime in...


  4. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    Better mpg is definately another byproduct of watercooling.
    While the old air/oiled hex/camheads ran at around 110 hp at their max cooling abilities (even if R1200S/HP-S made 122/133hp) the new watercooled engines will be able to run even leaner (more mpg) while making more power without reliability issues due to better cooling abilities of water compared to oil.
    Looking at the fact that new new boxer-twin is pretty much a 1/3 of a Porsche 911 engine it is safe to assume that future variants will make up to 150hp safely...
    Maybe we will see hydraulic lifters in the future,too.
    The only flaw I see in the design of the new GS that the side mounted pipe still robs valuable space of one saddle bag.
    I don't know if I ever sell my TB-GS-ADV but I definately know that I will get a new water-boxer...:D
    I already love it...:clap
    Yesterday I hated the looks but it did not take long to warm up to it...
    More power,no alternator belt,no expensive clutch/seal issues,what's not to love...I'm such a whore...:lol3
  5. LowOnFuel

    LowOnFuel In the crapper

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    Now it looks like the bike will need to be split in half to replace the alternator instead of the clutch. Am I seeing this right?
  6. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    I think you see that wrong because there is a cover that should be easy to access/remove after the plastic tank is off...
    Also no alternator belt is definately another big plus !
    Like I said all I can see for improvement to make it a "no maintenance engine" like in the cars of today where you only have to replace fluids,filters,sparkplug sans the belt are hydraulic lifters or direct injection for even better mpg.
    But if you eber tried the new Scion GT-86 or Subaru BRZ and how slow that thing revs even blipping the throttle I don't know if DI is a good idea...
  7. g_e_young

    g_e_young Been here awhile

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    Good points. BMW spent some serious $ engineering this thing. Can't wait to ride it.
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  8. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    After reading all the new posts and seeing more pics I want it more badly than yesterday:rofl
  9. Boxer-lust

    Boxer-lust Banned

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    I'm glad the ADV version is not out yet because if it was I definately would be a beta-tester...:lol3
  10. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Deposit is down, now will I be able to hold out till Marchish or find an irresistable 1200RT:freaky
  11. GSBruce

    GSBruce Been here awhile

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    I'm in, wet clutch pushed me over the fence. I'm supposed to get the first one at my favorite Houston dealer. Can't wait until the order forms are ready to be filled in and sent off to Munich.
  12. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    How the hell are you guys preordering?! My dealers at Blue Moon in Atlanta and Touring Sport in Greenville, SC haven't even mentioned pricing or preorders. I've been burning up their phone lines trying to get in line!:fitz
  13. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I don't think anyone can order yet, it's just getting on your dealer's wait list.
  14. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    1. Call Dealer/make deposit/find out youre #2 ><
    2.???????
    3. Profit

    Technically I guess as above, this is more a waitlist than pre-order.
  15. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    Looks like changing the alternator is gonna be a pretty big job... but it seems like clutches fail more often...

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  16. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    I stand corrected. I wuz just being a smartass. And I failed. :cry

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    Zarted n00b

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  18. GSBruce

    GSBruce Been here awhile

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    Will the 2013 R1200GS need the tedious/ridiculous spline lube operation like the oilheads do?
  19. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    I swear it looks like the elephant is about to charge the GS :eek1
  20. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    Neat video.