The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    It's virtually identical:wings
  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It's a technique. You need to learn how to throw your weight into it.

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  3. Cycling101

    Cycling101 Adventurer

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    I was at the Seattle show today and asked the question point blank to the BMW rep. The answer was that Dynamic ESA and low suspension are not compatible.

    It would be awesome if it was though. But it didn't stop me from putting down $$$$ to get in line. It felt good to sit on and can't wait for the first test ride. Red seems to be my color of choice. So far..
  4. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    Interesting the clutch is in front of the engine
  5. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yeap and it's the same clutch as the S1000RR uses, so it's pretty beefy.
  6. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Hearing that each dealer will receive (at least?) two bikes upon the first delivery, one of which will most likely be used as a demo.

    Thoughts?
  7. Dusty Kiwi

    Dusty Kiwi Kia Kaha

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    I use a 12 liter fuel bladder for longer runs here in Western Australia with my 800 GS. Two if its a real stretch. When you don't need it role it up.
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  8. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Looks like cross spoke wheels are not included with the Touring pkg? I wonder if you have to add the additional options to the Enduro pkg or the spoke rims to the Touring?
  9. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Included in the Enduro pack, but a £320 option on the TE. I'll stick with cast I think!
  10. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Option packages for the U.S. have not been announced. May be the same as UK or not. Typically U.S. is different.
  11. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    You can say that again!:lol3:rofl
  12. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I have no regrets of the emigration pattern of my UK ancestors :D:clap
  13. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Sounds like a leaf blower!


  14. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    its zippy zappy high end sound is odd... the low growl is nice...
  15. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Could just be the recording. When I play guitar I think I sould a little like Eric Clapton. When I play it back on my phone not so much!

  16. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I hardly think a mobile phone microphone is going to give the best sound quality:deal
  17. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    I don't know. The sound at idle is OK but when the throttle is blipped, it sounds like someone's passing gas :hide. I've had an 08 and a '10 GS and those mufflers sounded much better than this one.
  18. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I think the difference is that we are hearing an engine that spins up a lot faster than the previous boxer motors. Also an unloaded engine is going to sound a lot different than when you are riding. Have you really stood behind your bike and had someone rev it to 6k or more and listened to it? I know I haven't. Also, it seems that this engine was probably cold, which could also impact its sound.
  19. nzcvlh

    nzcvlh Been here awhile

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    too much blue smoke on that start up. doesn't appear they totally fixed the oil consumption problem.
  20. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    I think we are all quite excited about the bike and one little thing we hear, we start o dissect. Nothing wrong with that, I am glad that we are hashing everything, 'cause that keeps me entertained.

    My take on these two issues - sound and smoke are that it's premature for any conclusion. I like the leaf blower sound at idle, not sure If I like the reving sound though. Of course recording devices make a big difference as someone already pointed out.

    When riding you won't necessarily hear it with ear plugs, so it doesn't matter. But then again, there is Akropovic (sp) exhaust to fancy your needs.