The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    Count on it. Ask the guy who bought my 1150.
  2. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    :lol2 It would be nice if I could blame the tires, but this was 100% rider error.

    Error 1a: it was a hard pack road with little sand or gravel. This road could easily be done on a powered wheelchair. It was so easy I wasn't paying attention. I was sitting on the saddle, not standing on the pegs, and most emphatically not looking where I was going.

    Error 1b: Not looking resulted in the bike aiming for the only spot of maybe 2" deep soft stuff on the entire road.

    Error2: When I finally noticed where I was going I cut power to ensure that the front end would dig in as deep as possible into the little sand that existed.

    The pig is heavy. The new LC sounds like it will be just as heavy. I can only hope that if I'm going to keep doing stupid stuff like that the LC will be easier to pick up.

    Merry Christmas, all.
  3. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    This setup (street rear with knobby front) is how many riders roll, especially in western USA... The long distances eat the rear knobbies, and the front wheel is the one that benefits most from the added traction.


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  4. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Don't you need the traction where the power is, i.e. rear wheel?
  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Back slides can be controlled but if the front washes out you usually crash. That said, I prefer knobbies on both ends for offroading.
  6. Kenbike

    Kenbike Been here awhile

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    How soon will we get a test by a bike mag on the 2013???
  7. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    February is the press day.
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    True. On a large trailie the front is most important. The rear though, wears twice as fast as a front knobbie, so a standard GS style tire will last about the same as a knobby front, meaning you can get close to 10K miles from a set, and still do plenty of pavement.

    Jim :brow
  9. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    Yes, but... the knobbies are not very good as knobbies after about 8K miles. They are fine as street tires as long as you don't mind a somewhat rougher ride for the last 2K. At 10-11 K the knobs have turned into a wedge, with one edge having lots of lift and the other edge at the wear bars.

    I suppose I should head down to may favorite dealer and remind them that I exist as well as tell them to call when they get an LC in for test rides. It's been a long time since I stepped into the show room.
  10. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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  11. zzrwood

    zzrwood Adventurer

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    International Press Launch is in South Africa starting January 19th
  12. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Hmm, I heard Morocco at end of February followed by dealer launch in early March in Morocco as well.
  13. zzrwood

    zzrwood Adventurer

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    Maybe BMW are splitting the launch for Europe and America, because according to Kevin Ash (UK journalist) he is heading to SA in January.

    http://ashonbikes.com/forum/bmw-r1200gs-0#comment-18815
  14. Tiggersteve

    Tiggersteve Adventurer

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    Mate has placed an order and demo / first delivery is expected for 2nd March (UK)

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  15. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Another thing learned today, thanks!
  16. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Interesting...we'll be able to read some reviews earlier than I thought then. :clap
  17. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    I knew this bike was in the pipeline but only this week have seen pictures.

    then I saw a walk around on youtube. holy cow this thing is wild looking.

    the side shots do it no justice but man from the front or this angle. :huh

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  18. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I'll bite :D

    That is basically a "side shot."

    What is it that you're trying/wanting to say?
  19. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    That it does not suck :wink: :lol3
  20. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    what part of "holy cow this thing is wild looking" don't you quite get?