The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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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.
  2. scooteraug02

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

    "Question, Every Tuesday?"
  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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  4. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Getting impatient waiting for the first reports now:D
  5. 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.
  6. 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! :-)
  7. BordenBmw

    BordenBmw TheFrenchRider

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

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  8. 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 ?
  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    That new motor does sound bloody sweet..
  10. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    They sure are teasing us! Kevin Ash says that he's going to the press event on the 19th, but its always possible they have several different groups of people at different dates.
  11. Moronic

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    For a bike as significant as this one that is much more than possible. But it is likely they will be scheduled on successive dates.
  12. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yeap, so it could be happening already or perhaps Ash is in the first group on the 19th. There is another event in the later part of February in Morocco to be followed by US dealers introduction in early March in Morocco.
  13. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    Next part is up:

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  14. Parigi

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    Nice videos, but I noticed that all of them rode older models, airheads, oilheads.....
  15. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    One thing I find amuzing is how these videos show off the bikes capability both track/street and off-road. How do all the people that trash talk the capability of these bikes off-road explain these riders??

    My conclusion is that yes, there are probably better off-road bikes (they're called dirt bikes) out there, but if you suck at riding off road, don't blame your sucky-ness on the GS. These guys prove the bikes all around capability. From dirt road jumping, sliding, overall hard riding to cornering hard on the track/street.

    Very cool videos....anxious to see real world reviews later this year.
  16. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    What? There's a new GS coming out?!? When did that happen?!?


    (Just skidding.)
  17. mkletecka

    mkletecka Been here awhile

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  18. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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  19. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    Saw it, sat on it, had a close look at it.......
    NICE MACHINE!
    Test ride is next.:deal
  20. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Giggity!!