The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Jim, you are correct.
  2. 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
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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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  5. 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
  6. dmac57

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

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  7. 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...
  8. Thinc2

    Thinc2 Paciugo

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    Made sense the first time around. Still makes sense now.
  9. 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.)
  10. slipknot

    slipknot Been here awhile

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    Look up the part numbers.
  11. Lunchboxer

    Lunchboxer Adventurer

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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?
  12. BordenBmw

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  13. ricochet

    ricochet Been here awhile

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  14. dmac57

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    So, got access to that, do ya?

    :rolleyes. :nah. :csm
  15. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    given how i intend to use the bike, Continental Road Attack 2s will be adorning mine.
  16. kvr929rr

    kvr929rr Been here awhile

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    Given the silliness we experienced last time, has anyone heard about the Heidenau K60 availability for this bike? Will it be in time for the next gen of the WetHead when they change the tire size again? :D
  17. Rinty

    Rinty Been here awhile

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    I just noticed the angles in the new bike's exhaust header. I wonder if this is as efficient as the header on the current 1200s? Or did the engineers have to compromise a bit of flow at the outflow side to get improved efficiencies on the intake side?

    I haven't read this entire thread, so my apologies if this is a repeat.
  18. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    I haven't been on the ball lately, but I promise that the GSpot FAQ will use Wethead without exception.
    If you want: Call a vote and watch me not change my mind.

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  19. TuonoBiker

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    If memory serves me, I believe I read on the spec sheets and used my math skillz to determine the wheels on the New R1200GS for both front and rear are a half-inch wider than the current model.

    Conceivably you could squeeze the new tire sizes on our rims, but not likely. I know a 5.5" rear and a 190 do not work, but a 6.0" rear and a 190 will...
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