The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. 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.
  2. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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

    EJ_92606 Rider

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

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Sounds like a leaf blower!


  5. RocketJohn

    RocketJohn Hook em' Horns!

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    its zippy zappy high end sound is odd... the low growl is nice...
  6. 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!

  7. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I hardly think a mobile phone microphone is going to give the best sound quality:deal
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. nzcvlh

    nzcvlh Adventurer

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    too much blue smoke on that start up. doesn't appear they totally fixed the oil consumption problem.
  11. 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.
  12. Moronic

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    Pretty hard to fix that on this engine design. Big variations in crankcase pressure (from the pistons' boxing), and a combustion chamber that is gravity-fed oil when the bike is on the sidestand.

    The amazing thing is that they drink so little oil.
  13. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    It depends, but it could be my old designed bike.

    On 2004 R1200C, when I stop the engine, I stay on it for about 30-60 seconds and then put it on the side stand, to allow oil to drain below instead into the left cylinder. This consumes less oil. Now if I put it on the side stand immediately after turning ignition off, it can consume about a quart for 3,000 miles. Furthermore, it also becomes little harder to start due to accumulation of oil in the cylinder.
  14. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    What problem? I've owned oilheads/hexheads since 1995 and have only added oil one time between changes.
  15. kencc

    kencc Been here awhile

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    You must change it a lot
  16. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    No, 3-5k.
  17. paladinwest

    paladinwest Been Around

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    I have a R1200GSA and an HP2 Sport, neither burns any measurable amount of oil. The HP2 was raced for half it's life (before I got it) and it shows no change in oil level in the 4-5000 kms that I put on it each year. The GSA is changed at 10,000 km intervals and it hasn't used oil since the first 8000. My K100RS goes 7500 kms between changes and the drop in oil level at the sight glass is also not measurable. Just don't park it on the side stand, especially after making a hard left turn. If you allow it to cool down a bit chances are you will see some serious blue smoke - along the lines of an old ringding two stroke from the 60's.
  18. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    That picture looks just like a space alien standing on a flying wasser-boxer, warding off all foes with palm-beam death rays.
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    PirateJohn Banned

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    The death rays will be an option in the USA. Or so I hear. :deal
  20. RetrogradE

    RetrogradE Banned

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    It looks like the inside of my balls.



    . . .as far as my imagination is concerned. I've never actually looked inside my balls.