The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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    Sad but very true. All of the first deliveries will be entering Belgium on the 18-19th of march. Then there's the customs paperwork, and at the 23rd there will be the national bmw open house weekend. No LC will be allowed for pre-delivery before the 23rd.
    The local dealer sold 18 LC's and delivery for most buyers is planned on Sunday morning the 24th, or later in the next week for some non-stoked lunatics :D
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    268 Been here awhile

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    Yes, could be right.

    Dealer told it takes about 10 minutes to reset, but due to little time between delivery for the first LC's into the shop, and the number of people wanting their bikes ASAP, and the break in of 1000kms in which almost nobody rides their wheels of the new baby, resettings are scheduled after 1000kms.
  3. IB1

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    Antwerp moto store?

    I should hear about that from my dealer soon. Normally they should be very well informed. All I know is that mine was ordered No 8 and that it most likely will arrive before the demo bikes. Production was end of februari if I remember well. To bad I'll have to wait for delivery. In the NL the launch weekend is 2 weeks earlier. And I do have to get the extra's attached...

    I was hoping to get the 1000km service out of the way before March 29th.

    But you should see them on the road before. The demo bikes need to have 1000km before they are used for testrides (starting the 23th here).
  4. RichBMW

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    FFS, give it a rest. You've made your point umpteen times over the last few pages. We've all read your posts. People are now back to talking about the bike again, then you drag the "issue" up again. Gees, chill out man.:deal
  5. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Well since news are slow and if you have a slow day too, I suggest you people revisit the first 50-100 pages. :huh :D
    Not detailed reading of course, just browse. It is interesting (or funny) to read how people felt with the first leaks, theories they made (and how close they were or not),

    Someone noticed the change in turn signal buttons and one actually noticed correctly the little cruise control button!!!
    (man you are cool!)

    Also we see where the renderings where totally wrong or where the "spy" photoshop cleanups missed the point.

    I am sure it would be interesting to see who was positive (and eager to buy), who negative and how and if those people react after official release. (no I didn't actually check this, didn't have that much time or curiosity)
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    Ludwig motors @ St. Nilkaas.
  7. IB1

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    Didn't know that was such a big store. Mine comes from BMW Brussels.
  8. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    I have one on order here in Arizona and yesterday was told to expect delivery at the end of February.
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    268 Been here awhile

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    Not that big, but well known for its honesty :D
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    268 Been here awhile

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    You're gonna be the first one here to have the new toy ?
    Keep us, who still are in the dark ages, informed :bmwrider
  11. GB

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    Please don't stifle the discussion... in 1968 andy warhol said: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." If he was still around he'd also add that "and on the internet everyone with a keyboard will be an expert on all things".. :lol3

    As long as it's on topic and the discussion is civil, let's hear from all the keyboard experts. :rofl
  12. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    I'm with ya....and will add that conversing and wanting to learn about the subject is a lot more interesting to me than what color and option package everyone is going choose.

    Fwiw, my first choice is white...EJ, what's yours?
  13. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    The dealership had three of them about a month and a half ago as an advertisement agency was doing a photo shoot here in AZ for print ad purposes. That dealership now tells me that they are due to receive four bikes (one demo and three for sale, one of which is apparently a low suspension bike) at the end of Feburary. I will believe it when I see it. I had expected end of March but they say the bikes are on the east coast of the US now and due to be shipped shortly.



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    I have one on order here in Arizona and yesterday was told to expect delivery at the end of February.
    You're gonna be the first one here to have the new toy ?
    Keep us, who still are in the dark ages, informed
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    You mean throwing out more and more speculation, inaccurate by their very nature, all the uninformed ranting and trying to read crap into things that aren't very clear, plus the completely useless "it does shake vs. it does not shake" blah blah is interesting to you?

    You lost me somewhere after the first two posts about it ... before there are any official infos about Kevin Ash's accident and before we have bikes in owners hands that actually ride it normally (whatever that means), there is absolutely no way a useful discussion can happen without going downhill from the second post on.

    Personally, I don't give a lot about what the journalists say. I've seen a group of them "testing" bikes in the Alps over 10 years ago when I was on a two week trip there, they were in the same hotel for a couple days - I wouldn't have been surprised if half of them hadn't returned alive and healthy from that trip. They were riding like complete idiots (to avoid harsher words), risking their own, their peers, and other motorists health and life.

    After what I saw there I never gave a second thought about any "handling issues" or whatever else they dug up on a bike - it's completely useless information for me and probably 99.99% of the riding community.
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    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    ^ Tonopah, sounds as though we're all receiving the same (dealer) notice here in the western region. Should be a couple more weeks before my dealership sees theirs.
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    Um, OK then:eek1:lol3
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    Thanks NLS, That's good info.:1drink
  18. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I'm reticent to say for fear the majority won't agree and will attack :puke1 I've never had a red bike and my current GS is white, so I think red, although I am warming up to the white.

    Great post Moronic and thanks GB for jumping in before the majority completely pummeled us 'headshakers', as we were labelled, into the ground.

    By the way Moronic, I think the number of issues with headshake/tankslappers is actually 4 out of 8 reviews so far...so that's half that experienced this issue in a one day 280km ride which I'm estimating from looking at a map of the route was no more than half on dirt. Now there were 20 bikes as I understand it on the ride that day...I will remove the two crashed bikes from the calculation to respect the moderator that asked us to refrain from speculation as to the cause of their crashes, so even if none of the other journalists experienced a headshake or tankslapper that day (likely?) that would change the ratio to 4/18 or 22% experiencing the issues on a one day ride.

    How to explain this? I'm baffeled....since I'm not an engineer or tech I don't really know...Could it be as simple as a bad batch of tires or wheels, assembly error or a production part tolerance that differs from the preproduction ones...I have no idea, but I can tell you that I don't appreciate being labelled a troll for discussing this issue. A friend calls me a BMW fan boi and blind faith serial buyer...yes I've purchased 10 BMWs (bikes and cars) in the last 15 years. As I've mentioned I'm #2 on the list at my dealer so I'll have to make a decision in the next few weeks if I get the bike and hope that my bike doesn't experience the same issue or that BMW steps up and fixes it after the fact or if I wait and see. Frankly, with no word from BMW on the subject, I'm probably more in the camp of waiting and seeing.
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    This is my take on the "expert" journalists' reports as well. Haveing met several, and seen their behavior around a new release. It is like watching a group of teens in a rental Corvettes!:eek1

    Jim :brow
  20. EJ_92606

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    I'm a big fan of the LED and really want it. BMW has offered LED headlights for a few years in their cars (high end option) so I'm hoping they have it figured out. Would have been nice for a journalist at the South Africa event to take one out after dark though to check out the beam and review how it compares with the halogen. I read that the halogen beam/reflector has been significantly improved so the LED may not offer much more illumination, but I still want it.

    The other question is, since there was an apparent delay in US DOT approving the LED for US bikes, did they build the first batch of US spec bikes with only the halogen headlights.....

    Any of you guys want the LED so much that you'd wait for it if they have the identical bike that you want in stock, but no LED? I think I would, but would be tough to wait.