The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Girthy Knobkers

    Girthy Knobkers Running on reserve

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    Hey BigTodd, I see me in that first pic, where else but by the bar! :D
  2. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I was told in Italy traffic lights (especially the red ones) are only a recommendation (recomendazione), is that so?
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  3. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    hmm, am I seeing two different crash guards on the One World bikes?
  4. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    never whinged

    just made a statement

    take
  5. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    Why is that? (seriously). Do all vehicles have such a premium, just German imports, or...?
  6. avalher

    avalher Life is Good.

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    schisi, did your bike have the telelever "retooled" and the transmission oil pressure restrictor installed by the dealer?
  7. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    From the BMW Media Guide:

    The first motorcycle in the world with main headlight featuring full-LED technology including integrated daytime running light for even greater safety when riding during the day and at night.
    For decades now, BMW Motorrad has been regarded as a frontrunner when it comes to issues of safety in connection with motorcycling. With its innovative strength, BMW Motorrad established itself as a trendsetter very early on and will continue to offer additional safety benefits for motorcycling.
    The latest example of the innovative power of BMW Motorrad in this area is the first ever full LED headlight with integrated daytime running light to be used in serial motorcycle production, available as an option for the R 1200 GS. Globally unique, this LED main headlight with daytime running function illuminates the road with a level of brilliant clarity not previously known.
    The headlight’s LEDs are strikingly distinctive and powerful with their double glass lenses. The option also includes a rear light with two light bands, making for an even more high-quality rear view.
    The switchover between daytime running light and low beam can be set to automatic in the instrument cluster menu.
    With daytime running switched on, the motorcyclist benefits from significantly increased perceptibility in the daytime and therefore increased safety. In addition, there is the striking look of the horizontal “U” which - like the light rings in the K 1600 models - will soon become an unmistakable trademark of the new GS.
  8. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    We, as in Norwegians, believe in high taxes. It ensures that Norway is considered a nice place to live, also for those who are not rich.

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  9. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    When I arrived in Italy, I was told that Never, ever walk on red. It is marginally less dangerous to walk on green.

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  10. schisi

    schisi Adventurer

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    You don't. It's the same, only from different angles...
  11. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    I looked again -- perhaps -- but they sure look different to me.
  12. schisi

    schisi Adventurer

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    It wasn't done by the dealer, a specialist with the tool is travelling across the country to fix these issues on bikes that have already been delivered to dealers.
  13. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    and this

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  14. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Haha, BMW has hired a mobile mechanic to fix their bikes :D

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  15. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    All of them, cars, bikes etc. Bigass import tax + the 'one time payment'. So basically my bike costs 165000 NOK + 100 000 NOK of extortion money to the govermernt. Add huge fuel prices + yearly road tax + quite good income and we have a Norwegian model.
  16. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    It sounds like Rauven has not completed his programming successfully :rofl
  17. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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  18. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Meh, dunno. I can live with that. It's not as bad as it sounds. Don't get me wrong, earning money here and spending... well... wherever (upside, everywhere is cheap :D ) is a dream. Earning here and spending here (at least with more or less entry level software dev paycheck) gives a very decent living standard. Mone is good, prices are a nightmare, but and average 'consumer shopping cart' comes out very nice. F.e. GS is my 6 months income. So not cheap, but something perfectly managable.

    I would love though if as a permament resident in Norway I would be allowed to drive a bike registered in lets say Germany or Poland and save up 50% ;)

    Sorry for the crapy grammar and flow of thoughs but after the surgery I'm ever so slightly high on painkillers ;) They are good though. If tomorrow feels as good I might go and visit my bike at the dealership :)
  19. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Only BMW can charge extra for an "On Board Computer Pro" as nobody wants to be left behind with the "Rookie Computer".
  20. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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