The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    I'm start thinking there's no be an Adventure model :cry probably just a Rallye edition. There is no place to add a larger tank. I think they only are going to add all the guards, front bake, aux lights, rear rack and that's it.
  2. /dev/null

    /dev/null Been here awhile

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    Isn't electronic preload adjustment the source of several pounds of weight as well? I thought the motor for this had to be good sized to deliver to the required torque. (Asking this as a question, don't have enough data to affirm this is the case.)

    Edit: and if so...given that all weights are quoted without ESA, this could mean an optioned up bike is closer to the '12's weight.
  3. highermath

    highermath code wrangler

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    In Europe, there is one "Model" with three "Variants" — Touring (like the last GS), Dynamic (kinda/sorta adv-like), and Enduro (vaguely reminiscent of HP, but prolly w/o the P). Seems like trim differences.

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/bike/enduro/2012/r1200gs/r1200gs_packages.html?prm_action=


  4. I GS 1

    I GS 1 I 90S I

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    Must say a bit of heat from the jugs is welcome in our climate. We get a little more from the airheads.
  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Trans or final drive?

    Trans, absolutely not. FD, of course.

    Jim :brow
  6. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Any idea if you can order a stripped down version without all the electronic doo-hickeys (like I did with my 07 GS-Adv)?

    Don't want ASC.
    Don't want ESC
    Don't want...

    :nono

    :ear

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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I hope so! All I want is heated grips and ABS!

    Jim :brow
  8. Desert2202

    Desert2202 Been here awhile

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    From what I've seen so far, I'm glad I bought one of the last air/oil cooled 1200's.

    I would never buy the first of a new model, too many bugs to be sorted out, that's one reason I have one of the last of the last generation :D
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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?)

    [​IMG]

    Definitely nice video:

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  14. 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.
  15. 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.

  16. Russ

    Russ . Super Moderator

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    Have I got a PD for you :lol3
  17. 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.

  18. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    and with the front fender extension
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  19. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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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.
  20. 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...