The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. kirkmoon

    kirkmoon Making up for lost youth

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    Really? I've been on more than a few that were very toasty.

    This is a potential problem on any bike with high mounted (most commonly side mounted) radiators that discharge their heat load along the side of the bike. The Yamaha FJR had this problem for many years. I'm sure there are others.

    Never, ever had an issue with heat riding on my GS1200 oilheads.

    I suspect that given the relatively minor role that the water cooling plays vs.air cooling it will not be a problem. Time will tell.
  2. kirkmoon

    kirkmoon Making up for lost youth

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    Thanks. If the heat discharge is directed low and laterally enough it shouldn't be a problem.

    I've just been on a few bikes with high lateral radiators where the heat from the radiator dumps right on the legs, either while in progress or, worse, when the fan is running while stopped. Not usually an issue on normal or cool days. Can be unpleasant on hot days.
  3. cug

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    Really. And I rode Honda STs, FJRs, and others that are supposed to grill their owners. Never noticed. When it was that warm, I had other issues. But I wear full gear 99% of the time. Even in heat. I rather sweat than loose my skin ...
  4. kirkmoon

    kirkmoon Making up for lost youth

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    : ) Nice try.

    I am really intrigued by this bike. First one to get my juices flowing in quite a while. I somehow managed to miss getting down to the local motorcycle show a few weeks ago so I don't think I'll be seeing one of these babies in the flesh any time soon. : (
  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I plan on it!

    I am trying to justify it for the business you know! :lol3

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    The R-series oil and hex heads do not need the motor removed to replace the clutch. It is the same as the airheads. The new Wethead looks like it will be like most modern bikes in that you will be able to do it without removing the trans at all.

    Jim :brow
  7. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Good news, confirmation at the Long Beach Show tonight that DOT has approved LEDs for U.S. :clap

    Here is a pic from the show!


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  8. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    If anything feels heat (and I don't think it will) it will be your knees, not your thighs.

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    What you can't tell from that picture is how far out (toward the viewer) the heat is directed.
  9. kirkmoon

    kirkmoon Making up for lost youth

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    Nice shot. Thanks.

    With the bike in motion the air flow around the bike is going to drive the heat flow from the radiator straight back, towards the knee and calf, regardless of how the discharge channel is structured. The only question is how hot the discharge is going to be. Hopefully it won't be much.

    In cold weather, that bit of heat will be welcome, I'm sure. It hardly ever gets hot in my neck of the woods, so I suppose the question of heat discharge is kind of silly for me to even be worrying about.

    I guess I'm trying to find an excuse to NOT buy one of these things. So far, I'm not coming up with much. :lol3
  10. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    FANTASTIC, definitely one of the accessories that I really wanted!
  11. marchyman

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    My bank account is hopping that I won't like the eventual test ride I'll take. :deal :rofl
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    Boy, is that the truth!
  13. Desert John

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    Today I sat on my next bike, the 2013 Liquid Cooled R1200GS. It was truly awesome!

    In person, at the Long Beach show, the bike appears thinner and perhaps even shorter than my 2010 R1200GS. The LED lights are super bright (no need for Denalis, Glendas, etc. or any other triangles) and the seat (which like all BMWs must be replaced) moves up and down and lower and higher in front and/or back. The corporate guy from New Jersey quietly told us what he could (and stalled us when he couldn't or shouldn't) about the bike's attributes, which are many.

    I cannot wait for mine.
  14. EJ_92606

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    Can't wait to see it tomorrow. Did he say when dealers here would see their first bikes?
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    ^ hope to see the bike this weekend as well
  16. Deans BMW

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    Dealers will see their first bikes some time in March/April.
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    Does it look like the Vario cases from the current GS's will fit on the new GS?
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    Exhaust is on the other side


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    We're going to have to buy new Varios (or other brand) cases and new Russells, too.
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    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    You can't simply flip the cases?