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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    Sure oil still provides some cooling, but my understanding is that the water radiator has replaced the oil cooler, correct?
  2. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    GSA?

    When looking at the area around the throttle bodies this looks a lot wider but it's camouflaged so who knows...

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  3. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    Hello Matti.

    Congrats on the wet t shirt bike juggerfest :rofl
    The all new GS.

    I cant wait to see my pick the GSA in Iceland anyway.

    Give the corp my best on design and it looks like they did lisen to ADV on this matter.
    Apart from the water cool i love the high air inntake.

    The bike is a winner 3 times over the rest of the bunch in ergo design and specs.
    Anyway Now i want a Diesel version in 2015 :D

    I rate this bike the best by far. And thank you for the cruise control BMW.

    All my best from the adventure country Iceland

    McFury.
  4. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff Man of Mystery

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    Sure seems to be that way...the oil flow schematic shown in post 2747 doesn't show an oil cooler.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19743805&postcount=2747

    I like the bike...it sort of puts the GS back on the map for me. The wet clutch is key. I think it looks good...in a modern way...I could do without the forked tounge on the beak though. Since all the lights are now LED, the reduced alternator output is a non-issue. And having the oil fill and the sight glass on the same side..genius:norton ! The instruments look tidy--but I would have preferred a digital speedo. The wind protection looks like it could be better --the screen seems to be closer and more angled back toward the rider with bigger ears (the dark grey plastic down low).
  5. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey 99% bullshitter...the other 1% is just lies

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    There's no oil cooler, only the two-sided water radiator (with single fan on the right side). According to the design brief, the ratio went from 22/78 (oil/air cooling) to 35/65 (water/air cooling). Whether there is an internal oil/water heat exchanger like what is found on the new Suzuki VStrom 650 is TBD....unless someone here already knows the answer to that? :ear

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  6. radon222

    radon222 14GSAW

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    Hey,

    I just realized that they finally moved the oil sight glass to the same side of the bike as the oil fill! :evil
  7. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    speaking of...anyone know what the oil capacity of the new bike is? I won't dare to ask for speculation on viscosity for fear of sparking an oil thread outbreak ;-)
  8. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    The LED lights are an option so what happens if you don't have that option? There are three headlight options. Similar to what we have, the same but with an LED day light and the full LED light. There are already rumours that the US can't have the LED lights.
  9. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    As long as I can use my small EUR-LED turn signals from the 2010 and don't have to get used to these awful long things :D

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  10. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    Not to worry. No electrics will be needed for the heated gear I am busy working on right now in the Geerage. You will simply plug in several quick disconnects into the water cooling system and warm water will be circulated thru a miles worth of plastic tubing inside the gear. And for your passenger, so you don't have to leave her at home, she will simply plug her outfit into yours. You guys will be like additional little radiators. Heck, in colder climates, you might be able to get rid of the radiator and those stupid looking little shroud things all together. Weight savings, better aerodynamics and warmth all in one. Stay tuned.:D
  11. Midnullarbor

    Midnullarbor Been here awhile

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    Wow, Tallguy-09 . . . can that wind tunnel photo really be showing the width across turn signals of 3m!

    Perhaps that measurement was taken with a 3M tape(measure) which needs recalibration.
  12. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Same experience with us.

    05 GS and RT
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    Never had any issues with any of them.
  13. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    Higher level Panigales have them, as do several cars.
  14. Beemerlover

    Beemerlover Been here awhile

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  15. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Hey, I'm German so pretty much a "detail-guy", didn't want to write something like 95.35mm, haha.
    It lotally doesn't matter on the GS I guess.

  16. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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  17. sbrownn

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    The voltage regulator turns the field current on and off so the alternator cycles between doing nothing and producing current. The alternator does not run at full power all of the time and the excess is not dumped off as waste heat.
  18. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    If the Multi had shaft drive and I could rest assured it was reliable, I would buy it over the GS if only for the cost savings. But I also like its looks, sporty feeling and hp.
    How much is this thing (GS) going to cost? It looks like everything is an add on and my bet is that it will be an add on to 20k, which gets you everything in the Multi. Is this thing going to cost 28k for everything the Multi has for 20?
  19. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    Not that I would be in the market for this bike ( love my 1100 too much to get rid of it ) , but I can't help but wonder why BMW did not mount the radiators like Honda did with the VFR and the Super Hawk. Seems like it would have tucked them in more to the bodywork, made them less obtrusive and less prone to off road damage and made it easier to put a set of crash bars around them. Could it be that BMW is reading the magazines and building their new off road bike a little less off roadable and more streetbike, like the new Triumph ?
  20. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    You're not the first person to say that in this thread. It confuses me, though. My hexhead R1200GS has the sight glass and the fill on the same side. So did my oilhead R1100RS. What am I missing here? :scratch