The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    You had said that the side shot did it no justice and then commented with a curious emote on what is basically a side shot.

    Yes, you say that it's "wild looking;" have you formed an opinion whether you like what you see or not yet?
  2. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    no that is basically a 3/4 shot.

    this is a side shot and you can't see the dynamics of the entire nose from the side.

    [​IMG]

    yes I love it.
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Has anyone seen pictures of the full bare naked frame with forks and telelever attached? The vid above shows the front and rear subframes attached to an engine case, but no forks or 'lever. All the other pictures hide the telelever with those cheeky radiator guards.
  4. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Fixed it for ya, 'Flug. :wave
  5. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    yay, this thread comes back alive.... :clap By the way, the new Multistradas are on the street and they have the same sachs active suspension as the new GS....anyone heard much about it? There was a brief review I read in another thread, let me see if I can find it.
  6. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    The A arm of the telelever attaches to the engine, no?
  7. nachtflug

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    [​IMG]
  8. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    Thanks 'Flug and RL, that's exactly what I was looking for.
  9. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    pretty much any picture you could want is on page 176 of this thread.
  10. Andrew

    Andrew Optimus Primer Super Moderator

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    I'm late to the party. RL's pictures started at post 2593, on page 173... fantastic, thanks RL.
    Lots to digest there, I got some catching up to do.
  11. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    7 weeks and 6 days to go:clap:lol3
  12. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Cruiser tires? Are you objecting to the extra width?

    - Mark
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    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Maybe the profile of the new anakee 3 :puke1
  14. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    The cruiser tire are for the american market,
  15. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 -U-

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    KTM has done the same stupid thing with the new 1190 Adventure.

    The first thing Joe Pilcher did before he left for Madagascar was have the hubs re-laced to 990 size rims.
  16. cug

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    Should have bought the Adventure R then ...
  17. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    According to German "Motorrad" the new engine is better than the old one (of course).
    They compared the 2013 GS on paper with 8 contenders and of course only the GS has no defficiencies (red points), all is green :-)
    - quicker revving engine
    - better engine sound
    - better shaft drive
    - even lower weight
    - full electronics program

    ...
  18. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 -U-

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    He does have an R and it has the same silly-assed wide rims.

  19. slowinfastout

    slowinfastout Halfway to nowhere in particular

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    I am amused by this...

    I have owned both a R1200GS and a KTM 990 Adventure. The KTM is absolutely and unquestionably totally superior for a big bore twin dirt bike as soon as you leave the pavement. It's not even close. However, the GS is by far the better road bike. Long distance rides on the KTM 990 Adventure on blacktop were not fun.

    Stick either one into a mud bog or launch one into a ravine 6 feet down from the trail and you will realize that both really suck as dirt bikes. They are both FAR too heavy to extract without a small army or winch to help. Been there, done that on both as well.

    For the record the new GS (which I LOVE!) has the fuel tank down low, its the airbox that is on top now.
  20. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I think you misunderstood my post..... :huh