The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Kevin Dixon

    Kevin Dixon Motorrad Abenteurer

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    Anyone worried about tire selection for the new size tires?
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    You must have missed the 'swap' part. In addition, I thought his point was a good one. There are only a few panels, unlike a car...take em off and have em sprayed if you don't want to buy new. If a few hundred bucks is an issue, I think you shouldn't be looking at a $20k bike.
  3. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    You don't have choice, water cooled can come in one of three diff tires all same size just diff manufacturer
  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I was using the cost of the parts off of a current model year as the basis for my statement. I would be amazed if they were dramatically different in price, I suppose we'll know the real answer soon. If one wants to change the color of their bike without sacrificing their panels and the resale value of their bike, swapping panels or buying oem painted ones is a cost effective way of doing so. Well, at least I think it is.

    Thanks EJ.
  5. Kevin Dixon

    Kevin Dixon Motorrad Abenteurer

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    Coming from a K16 with a crappy selection of available tires this is the only thing that worries me. Oh well hopefully the manufacturers come out with something by March.
  6. tallguy-09

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  7. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yeap! good catch. The BMW rep at the Long Beach show this weekend also confirmed that the LEDs have been DOT approved. :clap
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    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Curious about that feature, is it still there?

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  9. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Thank you.
  10. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    They wouldn't be able to sell the bike otherwise. I've got five bikes in my garage of various vintages and every one has a DOT embossed on its headlight(s).

    - Mark
  11. EJ_92606

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    Of course they would....without the optional LED headlights. :huh Just the same as they sell bikes in the US without the LED turn signals that come on the same models in the rest of the world because they are not DOT approved.
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    all I can say http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rNXP2ndT9M
  13. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    I don't think it's a deal breaker if it doesn't have LED headlight or turn signals, just disappointing. We all know how fast paced and modern the US gov't is.:rofl
  14. cug

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    Yeah, especially DOT can make the Vatican seem modern, rushed, and precipitous ... :lol3
  15. Aldebaran

    Aldebaran n00b

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    :rofl Good one ! I really like your sens of humour ! at first I thought you were serious ! :lol3 Thanks , you made my day !!! :poser
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    They were only that way on the 2010-2012 bikes anyhow. Most still added ROX Risers to get more up and back. IMHO Not a big deal.

    Jim :brow
  17. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Or you could have the panels covered in vinyl in a different color or pattern which you could always take off when you eventually sell the bike:D

  18. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Been here awhile

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    They were on at least 08-09 as well. My 09 has them.
  19. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Very true and great suggestion. There is a shop locally that does this sort of thing on the most exotic of cars. They even 3M filmed my matte painted Multi and you could never tell it was covered. A big business in the making for sure.
  20. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Jim got a point, I'm still using Rox Risers...
    Maybe this setup was a bit expensive so BMW went back to the standard also using 2 through bolts (more stable?)
    than on the "rotate-clamps" before with only one bolt on each side screwing everything down if you know what I mean.