The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    Me too. One of the dumbest things I've ever done. Stuck with an outdated bike with poor resale while all of my friends were riding around on the new ones and not having any problems at all. The too many bugs to be sorted out just isn't that true anymore in this era of CAD design and simulation.
  2. Ua the Destroyer

    Ua the Destroyer Been here awhile

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    I agree. Also I would bet this is the most engineered/tested model of BMW motorcycle ever. It's predecessor has been the best selling model of all time, and I doubt they want to fubar it with a terrible first year on the new one. (probably why the long wait for this machine) Like all new machines though, it will still have some quirks that will show up as its weak points. You never know even some of the best tested vehicles have major flaws, but that has been decreasing every year. Also keep in mind that the development phase and costs of motorcycles is small compared to the automotive industry, since the sales numbers are so much smaller.

    If I had the extra loot I would buy one of the first ones. I really like the looks of it in white with the wire wheels.
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :nod

    I have a first year R1200ST, and had a first year R1200GS. Both fine bikes well over 50Kmiles.

    Jim :brow

    PS I also had a first year (Beta)1994 R1100RS, well past 70K miles with only one issue, not related to being a Beta.
  4. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    And I purchased a first year 1150.

    It got an engine replacement
    replacement battery
    replacement front calipers
    replacement master cylinder


    Just say'n is all

    JJ
  5. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I like that seat, looks like you can move back easily, also looking ok without luggage rack (plastic?)

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    Definitely nice video:

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  6. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Someone told me they have been working on the water boxer engine for five years. Not sure if its true, but I hope so. But very good points about the fact that its BMWs best seller and they can't afford to have bad press on it. Fingers crossed as I'm #2 at my dealer.
  7. Desert2202

    Desert2202 Been here awhile

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    Even though I did buy this last of the model run to get a "bug free bike", the gearbox failed anyway after just 1,000km and had to be rebuilt.

    It was a fault in the selector drum and shift fork !! Maybe the tools were wearing out in the factory huh !!

    It really is just bad luck if you get the odd one that does have a fault. BMW were great about it, if fact they went above and beyond what they had to.

  8. Russ

    Russ Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Have I got a PD for you :lol3
  9. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I predict you will sell it within 2 months to replace it with Skyhook equipped machine. You may as well place an order on that as well.

    D.

  10. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    and with the front fender extension
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  11. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    There is a front shot of a test bike doing the rounds which appears to have a wide adventure type tank on it. I will track it down and post here. It might be all crap but it might also be right.
  12. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Mine is a 2005 with 63,000, HARD miles, dropped MANY times, redlined MANY times, airborne MANY times and never a single breakdown or broken part, except a very deformed skid plate due to my stupidity...

    I'd love to have a new one but it's not in the budget right now and I'm not spending ANY serious money until I see what happens in November!... Life is way too short to "wait" a few years until "the bugs are worked out" If you can afford it, BUY IT NOW! Ride the shit out of it, if something breaks, fix it, move on and repeat...
  13. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    That white bike is sweet!!!!
  14. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    Perhaps this one ?

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  15. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    That's the one :thumbup:
  16. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I think that might have just been a plastic shroud to conceal the appearance of the new model.
  17. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    well lets hope not, that looks sweet
  18. radon222

    radon222 14GSAW

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    Just remember that it took 2 model years for the Hexhead GSA to show up...it could be the same for the Wethead GSA's?
  19. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW R1200 GSA LC rider

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    Some more ADV pics, maybe

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  20. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I even deleted the ABS on my 07. Only thing I had were heated grips and driving lights.

    Less shit to go wrong...

    M