The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. marchyman

    marchyman DR and GS

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    How often do you think a drop damages a cylinder? Valve covers and sometimes heads get damaged in a drop. Cylinders not so much. Oh, it can happen. It's just not something that I'd worry about. If the cylinder is damaged I'd be more worried about the state of my leg than how much it will cost to repair the bike.

    As for rebuilds... :dunno who rebuilds oilheads/hexheads?
  2. corriej

    corriej Adventurer

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  3. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    The picture just lacks a christmas tree over the bikes :D

    I just wonder when there will be first articles about how the bike actually performs for all we know for now is just marketing stuff.
  4. khale

    khale ride dirty

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  5. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Unless it's BMW releasing "spy" pictures to hype everybody up a bit ;)
  6. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Can't see it. Says I have to log in.
  7. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Haha, wow. Looks like the 'Wilddog' forum sniffed too many advrider web traffic and wants people to register for the site now.
  8. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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  9. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Some one is going to have to register on that site, copy and save the pic and upload it to another image hosting site.
  10. corriej

    corriej Adventurer

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    Done.

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  11. Dorsicano

    Dorsicano Adventurer

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    spokes everywhere
  12. PirateJohn

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    Well ... in my misspent youth (late 70's) a friend and I went to look at a BMW and he noticed that there were signs of exhaust gases at the base of one of the cylinders. Turned out that it had been dropped and the bolts holding the cylinder on were bent.

    Today, of course, we all use crash bars.

    And I did have an oilhead engine rebuild into a short block after someone backed into my bike while it was sitting on the center stand. A year later the block developed a crack where the center stand was mounted to the engine case - a fairly common piece of damage under similar circumstances.
  13. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    New company policy. We only work on Tuesdays, same salary as before.

    "Question, Every Tuesday?"
  14. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  15. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Getting impatient waiting for the first reports now:D
  16. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I'll second that and say that they'll have nothing but praise for the bike on-road.
  17. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    It's been how long in the making? 5 years, it's Bavarian, it better be good! :-)
  18. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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    :1drinkThe development of the new BMW R 1200 GS (1/3)

    <EMBED height=315 type=application/x-shockwave-flash width=560 src=http://www.youtube.com/v/tVQH9Bd5URA?version=3&hl=en_US allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></EMBED>
  19. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Nice video, but as usually the feed us just a bit, to make us more hungry ;)

    I wonder when there be first tests published online. The press release is tomorrow, right ?
  20. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    That new motor does sound bloody sweet..