The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    +1 I have a Surefire 6px tactical light and let me tell you, that thing is a beacon of light. I have no doubts about the new BMW LED headlight.
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Don't you think you might want to ride it first before making this almighty proclamation? :1drink

  3. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Fuel injector? I heard they don't inject fuel at the TB, but instead, right before the intake valve - sorta a cross between TB injection and direct injection.

    - Mark
  4. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Looks to me like the spark plug cover.

  5. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    I think he drank the Koolaid. It may be a great bike but that awaits your own personal road test.

    Personally, having owned a 2008 and 2010 GS, I don't care for the exhaust sound. And what's that smoke coming out of the tailpipes?

  6. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    For a brand new bike straight out of the crate, I don't think it would be surprising to have some assembly grease/oil being burned off.
  7. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    So I've elected to get the new GS in red, and I was having a discussion with my girlfriend regarding paint jobs on cars and the classic discussion on car color came up: "If you own a red (sports) car, your insurance premium is higher and you have a higher chance of getting pulled over by a cop" Both points in that statement maybe bunk, but it had me considering the actual pros and cons of having a red trimmed motorcycle. I'm coming from a blue 2005 GS, which I love the color and would even love it on the new model, but the new blue is a little too 'electric' for me.

    My thought on Pros: better visibility to other cars, aesthetically pleasing
    Cons: better visibility/susceptibility to cops, visual attractiveness leading to vandalism/theft

    What are everyone's thoughts? Is there any actual data out there in internet land that goes over the psychology of a red vehicle and whether or not it costs you more money annually or jeopardizes your safety on the bike or attracts theft?

    I'm not a fan of the white or blue in the slightest, so my back up plan is the grey trim.

    It's too bad Click and Clack are off the air. It would have been a good question for them.
  8. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Doubtful. The main spark plug is still in the center of the head with the large plastic cover over it like the current hexhead. It could be an secondary spark plug, I suppose, but some of BMW's tech literature says they've gone back to a single plug design without the secondary plug. My money is still on it being a fuel injector sitting right over the intake valve.

    [​IMG]

    - Mark
  9. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    the nice thing is that if you tire of the color you could always swap or buy oem painted plastics for not very much money.
  10. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I've ordered thunder grey, but quite like the white, and my wife likes the red.:D I keep changing my mind, and am now torn between all 3 colours:lol3
  11. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yeap, I think so.
  12. CrustyAPO

    CrustyAPO Been here awhile

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    The oil filter position looks like it is going to make for messy oil changes.
  13. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Ya, i know where the spark plug is, but you see where the spark plug wire goes once it exists the valve cover? under the plastic piece and around the cover....
  14. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    there is nothing special about where the injector is. It is in a better place than it used to be but it is now where virtually every other engine has its injector. Even the first Kawasaki 750 turbo engines had the injectors there. Its certainly no where close to being DI
  15. EJ_92606

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    I think we could both be right...clearly the spark plug wire runs up in that area as can be seen in this pic, but there is also clearly a port to the intake for either a sensor of some sort or injector.

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  16. EJ_92606

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    Found a better picture of the intake....yes, definitely an injector as can be seen by the light blue color signifying gasoline.

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  17. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    From image posted by EJ_92606 (just realized that you are in my backyard, I am north of Hwy 5), this means, that the thick cable is carrying fuel and not fuel vapor. Leaving it exposed to outside prankster to cut the cable. Further, it seems that they fastened it with 1 screw.

    But the good thing is that they placed it where it would not easily break through accident of some kind. I hope extreme heat from the cylinder do not cause problems with the cable while it sits on top. It looks like it is touching the cylinder.
  18. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    If you include the carburated R bikes bikes the fuel line has been in the open for the past 90 years. How is this any different (other than unlike the carburated bikes you can't drain the tank by cutting this line).
  19. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Montauk: Great pictures!!!
  20. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    1. We don't even know what the bike will cost yet, so to extrapolate the cost of plastics is a strange past-time.

    2. "Not very much money" is a relative concept, but I've found anything "OEM" isn't cheap at all.