The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    They have been making small bearing cranks for years without there being issues. In the same specs you will see the crank is made of different material. It's all in the name of lower friction better fuel economy. Lower friction to me says lower wear. In a perfect world the crank should never touch the bearing. Large bearings are from the days of poor oil and pumps. Will you be able to use the old 20w50 dino juice? Probably not. Wait this is going to turn into a which oil now :-(
    It's quite funny really, there are two distinct camps. One who wants things to stay just the way they are with no advancements. Just leave it in the past and they will be happy. The other camp that want all the new stuff and the benefits it brings. First there was the I don't want electronic ignition, points are where it's at. Then there was I don't want fuel injection and now it's woh eth me they have gone and made an electronic headlamp!

    CAN bus never has and never will stop you putting anything on your bike. It's a data network similar to say your Internet connection. Would you blame your Internet connection when something in your house screws up? It's the ZF unit that stops you messing about. Simple enough to bypass with your own fuse box off the battery should you wish.
  2. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    Everyone just relax about CANbus. It's a fine system.
  3. Beemerlover

    Beemerlover Been here awhile

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    Yeah. If they make the 14 GSA in matte purple with chartreuse accents, a neon-yellow frame and a huge, leaky plastic tank (12 gal. or so), that'll be just perfect!! :clap
  4. cug

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    People do, and especially people here will. No doubt about that. None at all. They will blame BMW if their shit looks different after having a test ride on the new GS. People are stupid. It's mainly a matter of HOW stupid and in what topic whether you can endure them or not.
  5. erkmania

    erkmania Still Adventuring

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    FWIW, don't forget to consider that the flywheel, pressure plate and clutch no longer hang off the back of the crankshaft. :deal
  6. Beemerlover

    Beemerlover Been here awhile

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    Wow! Pretty self-righteous aren't you?

    If "people are stupid" then I guess you're including yourself in that group too, huh?
  7. cug

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    Of course I do. I do stupid things all day long. But I generally try to do less of them and I try not to blame others first and myself last.

    If you have worked with people in general, you will likely have learned that as soon as you put two people together you have reached critical mass for idiotic discussion and behavior. Pretty much doesn't matter what two two people you chose, there will be situations or topics where they behave like idiots. One person alone is often better, but in modern times the second guy is always there "on the net".

    From experience I'm an absolute cynic in terms of how stupid humans in general (and myself in particular) can be and I'm totally with Einstein on this: "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about th’universe!"
  8. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Omg. This bike has been picked to death already. How bout this: when it shows up at your dealer, just go ride the dang thing. It's going to be effing awesome.
  9. cug

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    That's what I figured ... I'll certainly give it a try and there is an about 50% chance I'll get a 2014 or so.
  10. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    materials and oils are better now, so bearings can be narrower. Also with liquid cooling, they can put in tighter clearances because of less temperature extremes, lighter oil can be used, which will make more efficiency.

    I do not think this will be a worry.

    Rod
  11. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    I'm going to put another 30k miles on my '11 GSA and let the dust settle. There needs to be a gearhead smiley btw. :jose
  12. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    :clap This!

    Oh the horror, a new model is new:lol3
  13. NoobIAm

    NoobIAm Far, far from the Garden.

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  14. v8turbo

    v8turbo When in Doubt.... Gas it.

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    bout time..... it is 2012...
  15. joenuclear

    joenuclear Planning.....

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  16. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    HD already patented a similar design to BMW's a couple years back.

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    "...radiators relatively small and can be repositioned by customer..." Bha-haha-ha :)


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  19. GB

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    "CUSTOMISER"... reading is hard. :lol3
  20. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    The most hidden place to put the radiators is around the rear wheel, but I think someone already did that, Aprilla maybe. So not in the patent. But smaller companies without deep pockets can sell relocation kits, and get away with it.

    Rod