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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    Stick a spork in it...this GS is done....now gimme mine!
  2. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Or Voxer as a nod to the fatherland. :wink:
  3. cug

    cug --

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    It's "Wasser" in German.
  4. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    I don't know, but the thought of it getting gummed up with mud, malfunctioning and needing replacement scares me! What will THAT cost!? :eek1
  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    But as anyone who's watched Hogan's Heroes knows, they pronounce the W like a V. :wink:
  6. cug

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    True. That's why people look completely confused at Germans when they order a weggie pizza ... :rofl
  7. 762nato

    762nato Adventurer

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    Hydro Head power using water
  8. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    I dunno, call me a traditionalist. :wink:

    But wet head or sporkbike works well for me

    And sporkbike is growing on me more and more.

    JJ :evil
  9. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Actually, that would be Feggie.
  10. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    Moisturecycle. :lol3
  11. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Problem is the head was wet before as well, with oil. How about Sporker? :D
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That is why an OILhead. Don't over think it. It is a Wethead.

    Jim :brow
  13. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    Put some kirsch in that and you have part of a good fondue:rofl

    Death by a thousand sporks? I'd rather avoid anything that would relate to the worlds biggest consumer of sporks (aka KFC).
  14. Gun Smoke

    Gun Smoke Banned

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    I've got a new name for the radiator cowlings. "Sideburns" I absolutely love the looks of the new bike. It's gorgeous imo. I trade my bikes before the warranty is out so I'm not to worried about the reliability of the LED's and other tech. I wonder though is the new motor a compromise. It's my understanding water cooling was implemented to meet emission and sound requirements in Europe. I hate compromises. Does anyone describe why water cooling is that much better trading complexity for emissions? Before some butthole chimes in about how this has been discussed at length; I'm not going to spend the next week reading 3000+ post. It looks as though the bike uses the same cases. If so that's refreshing. $2000 bucks is a lot to invest in new cases. Jesse cases my be great function but they are butt ass ugly on the bike and the mounts are but ass ugly when you leave the cases at home. Can't stand em.
  15. Gun Smoke

    Gun Smoke Banned

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    Yup... no one cares. The Tenere is an 800# piece of shit btw.
  16. cug

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    Totally agreed. Not that it matters though ...
  17. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yes, that is the phonetic of Woxer. I think SporkHead has it beat though!
  18. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Kiss your cases good bye, at least the side cases as exhaust has moved to other side. I don't think top case will work either, but not positive on that.
  19. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Not sure where your local paper got that info as I've read every word of the detailed press info from BMW on the GS and don't see that. I talked to a friend that has an RT with Multi-controller and he says it ONLY controls navigation and radio...that's it. On the K1600 it handles everything...Nav, ESA, radio/Sat, heated grips & seat, and all the on-board computer functions. So, I hope it does more than just navigation, but I'd suspect not.
  20. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    I'll go with them (BMW) being too lazy to over edit their own video. It was clearly used to filter through suspension settings. Of course until a bike hits the showroom or someone helps themselves to a pre-prod manual its all academic. It would seem rather backwards to have the wheel only serve one native function: GPS (last I knew there is no ex works option for a GS radio system).