The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    good to hear, EJ....and hope to meet you over at Irv's one of these days, most likely next spring :wink:

    i get asked that same very question many times, and the most succinct and to the point answer i can give is "the GS is everything that the Multistrada 1200s is not." and like others here on the board have said, if i were to have just one bike, the GS would probably be it. the question i ask myself is, would it be an oil or the new water cooled one? :norton :1drink :D
  2. dougpaw57

    dougpaw57 Adventurer

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    I got the spokes on my 2009 because I remember all the problems in the mid-to-late 90's when everyone was bending/breaking BMW cast wheels on potholes. I just figured that even riding on the road, the spoked wheels just might be cheaper in the long run.
  3. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    You went haywire buying new bikes this year, didn't you! :lol3 :thumb :super
    Was it the CA Lottery funding it? :wink:
  4. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    They changed the alloy wheels with the introduction of the hexhead. Some oilhead alloy wheels would bend if you looked at them wrong. I helped pound out some dents on bikes belonging to friends... then never felt whatever it was they hit/ran over. On the other hand I've abused the alloy wheels on my '05 hexhead and they are still fine.

    That said, I'll probably go wire wheels next bike just because. I'll come up with some bogus reason as to why, later. :lol2
  5. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    this year? hahahahahahahaha :lol3
  6. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    Translation : Every year ! :D
  7. rattis

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    A couple of mpgs more or less is for me of no consequence, that's not the big moneydrain.
    It's the trips and the hotels and the sundowners and....the FARKELS.
    Life is short so I'll live with it even it the mileage is poor the pure joy of riding makes up for it. :clap
  8. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    It's not the money I worry, the higher the mileage, the further you go for 5.3 gal (20L). At the current 42mpg of my bike (non-GS) that has only 4.5 gallon tank, I get tired of stopping for gas and worrying about the next fillip in the desert riding. Too many fill ups on a 500 mile day trip.
  9. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Agreed. I'm chagrin'd to not have any long days to speak of on the '12 12GS, so I don't know how much the range is reduced compared to the eleven-fiddy. But they both suck hind tit compared to the R90, which when in proper tune would be on the high side of 250 miles before the reserve, and 300 on an optimum tank.
  10. TuefelHunden

    TuefelHunden Been here awhile

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    I have found that when riding twisty roads of the Appalachians, I average about 45 mph. (that's not snail speed either) I get about 220 miles to the running on fumes point, 200 if I'm really cranking the wick. That works out to be about four plus hours in the saddle. Just between you me and the outhouse, that's too frickin' long without a break, especially when hitting the turns hard. Not everyone is traversing the Gobi, Sahara, Mohave, or Oklahoma. :D A gas stop every two or three hours ain't all that bad.
  11. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Agree there. My max range is around 170 miles, and after riding for two hours (120 miles), its time for break. I end up filling 'cause ill never make it to the next break if I don't fill up. When done filling and recoding mileage, my riding buddies are already finished their break. It's not fun when you have to rush every thing and every time.

    It would be nice to stop and not worry about gas fill ups.
  12. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    You do know the new liquid cooled GS comes with a built in catheter bag, right? :rofl
  13. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    The optional ammonia recycling kit so the rider can piss right back into the fuel tank. :lol3:evil
  14. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I agree about time for breaks but in the 12,000 miles of my GS ownership I've come very close to running out of gas several times......gas stations are few and far between on back roads in the western U.S. But having said that, I still prefer my bike over a GSA's massive tank...just wish it got slightly better mileage or had a slightly bigger tank.
  15. taran1900

    taran1900 n00b

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    Bigger tank=freedom to take that longer, lonlier road. When I went through Wyoming the 8 gallon tank and great mileage on my RT allowed me lot of that. At altitude the RT does over 55mpg so I didn't start to get worried about running on fumes until the 380 mile mark. I didn't plan on that, it's just not all the gas stations that show up on the GPS out west are still in business. Big tanks rock.
  16. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Well it's water under the bridge so lets hope we get good mileage. I don't expect on a GS tank to be bigger say 25L, (6.6 Gallon) up by 5L in the next 4 - 5 years.
  17. edeslaur

    edeslaur San Diegan

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    There's no rule you have to wait until it's empty to stop. :lol3:lol3 I'll take all the range I can get.
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  20. khale

    khale ride dirty

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