The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Gun Smoke

    Gun Smoke Banned

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    Ah shit. I didn't think of that. Well I know why they moved the exhaust; great way to sell more cases.
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Find the video Joe! As they say, pics or it didn't happen!
  3. joeybeats

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    I looked at the video again and now believe that the implication that the multi-controller controls anything other than the nav iv is pure speculation on our part.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWA24OA08-c

    Pay particular attention around 5:45 and you will see that the demonstration uses the controller but it isn't followed by anything other than manually adjusting the windshield with a turning knob. Somewhat funny that they are playing with the controller at all since there is no GPS on the bike.

    Also, the ESC is manipulated at 5:00 with the ESC button and they do then cut to the computer screen showing them toggle through the choices. You might reasonably expect them to do the same thing with the controller if it were actually controlling something on the bike.

    Finally, look at 4:30 and you will see that again they have a shot of the the mode switch being used, followed by a cut to the computer screen showing the modes toggled through.

    In short, I politely suggest that their editing the use of the controller into the video is the cause of the implication that the controller does anything more than what is described in the literature, ie, that it controls the nav iv. On the other hand, I've not read the article that was mentioned above or do I otherwise have any personal knowledge of how the controller works. Joey

    PS- Two things: 1. I still want one! 2. If I do get one and want to use that multi-controller, I'll have to get rid of my 550 because it won't work with it. HAHA
  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Following that logic the new engine is definitely a WATERhead. :deal
  5. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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  6. ADZ

    ADZ Been here awhile

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  7. JimVonBaden

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    Nah, they moved it to match up with the K series bikes. They use the same components. That way they have a stronger unit, and only need one design.

    Jim :brow
  8. JimVonBaden

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    You still don't get it.

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    See a pattern? Three letters, one syllable, simple and representative. :deal

    Jim :brow
  9. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Stronger? :ear
  10. Deans BMW

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    Jim, you are correct.
  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    The K unit is designed for bikes weighing 200 pounds more, with 160+ HP. Yeah, stronger.

    Jim :brow
  12. dmac57

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    Hey Jim- teach school, do/did ya? :lol3
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    I thought you get leaky head on a first date :)


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  14. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Don't think I can say "a wet head" when people ask me what I'm riding.... :uhoh :rofl
  15. dmac57

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    Hey if I got any h--- ...

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  16. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    We shall see:evil
    Id rather not dump my 660 for a nav iv (v?) to enjoy free wheeling. OTOH maybe I could borrow some BMW software...
  17. Thinc2

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    Made sense the first time around. Still makes sense now.
  18. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Ok, that is a reasonable line of logic. Where I start to wonder is when I read in the press materials words to the effect of "optimized light weight" drive shaft. In other words, how sure are we that this is really the same unit as on the big K16? (if that is what you were saying.)
  19. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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    Look up the part numbers.
  20. Lunchboxer

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    I may have missed comments on the new tires, being such a lengthy post. The thread pattern and a closer look a the photos I seem to read Anakee in some and Metzeler in others 120/70 R19 and 170/60 R17 for the new Water Box versus 110/80 R19 and 150/70 of the oil heads.
    So that means we get to use the newer tires on our current bikes? any information on this new tires?