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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.
Problem is the head was wet before as well, with oil. How about Sporker?
That is why an OILhead. Don't over think it. It is a Wethead.
Put some kirsch in that and you have part of a good fondue
Death by a thousand sporks? I'd rather avoid anything that would relate to the worlds biggest consumer of sporks (aka KFC).
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.
Yup... no one cares. The Tenere is an 800# piece of shit btw.
Totally agreed. Not that it matters though ...
Yes, that is the phonetic of Woxer. I think SporkHead has it beat though!
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.
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.
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).
Ah shit. I didn't think of that. Well I know why they moved the exhaust; great way to sell more cases.
Find the video Joe! As they say, pics or it didn't happen!
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.
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
Following that logic the new engine is definitely a WATERhead.
Look what I found!
Sorry can't get pic to post, click link. Dyno graph for new GS
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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.
You still don't get it.
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