The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. stin987

    stin987 R1200GSA

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    dceggert

    I agree with you. I will not buy a 2013 bike though. I will never buy the first year production of anything if I can help it. I've been their and done that. Their is always some type of issue and get revised. Every new bmw car that is new in production has always had issues with it, some worse that others. My 2010 F800GS has been perfect. I know that statement is not always true but 80% of the time it is.
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    The pistons are fine....its the fuel pumps that need tearing down :eek1
  3. stin987

    stin987 R1200GSA

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    I agree. The regular fuel pumps are crap but the high pressure fuel pump are just total shit.
  4. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    I've got to disagree with you on that one. I think the hex head oil cooled bikes will hold their value better than you think. Sure there will be a ton of guys trading for the water cooled bike but there will also be plenty who want the chance to own the last oil cooled GS. Don't expect to steal one and I wouldnt be surprised if their resale increases slightly.
  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Like what happened with the Oilhead when the Hexhead came out?:ear

    Jim :brow
  6. JACIII

    JACIII Been here awhile

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    All my 1150 needs is a bit more traffic power. Let's face the fact that most GS's spend most of their time on the road and while it is plenty fast enough it lags a bit in the acceleration desirable for quickly passing that semi safely (relatively) on the two lane backroads. It handles lightyears better than my old GPz1100, but the traffic mobility 120HP or so gives you is hard to live without.
  7. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Jim, I dont think you can compare the death of the oil/air cooled boxer to the transition from oilhead to hexhead. This will be the end of an era of engines which had its roots way before we were on this planet!!!!
  8. jdbski

    jdbski old but getting younger

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    no more like Porsche 911 air cooled - water cooled. The air cooled are hard to come by and you definitely pay a premium for the last year.

    Just saying
  9. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Yeah, just to have a slower car that looks better through rose tinted sunglasses!:lol2

    The new 911, like the new GS will be after the first couple of years, will be better in every way...

    If we weren't willing to advance, we'd all still be riding R60's with 25 HP and drum brakes!
  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Maybe not so drastic, but the same comments were made with the intro of the Hexhead about the oilhead value actually increasing. It disn't happen.

    Jim :brow
  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :thumb

    I bought the first year R1200GS and R1200ST, neither have had any major issues related to their "beta" status. I am confident the Wethead will also be similarly reliable, and will likely be an early adopter of it too.

    Jim :brow
  12. WannaGS

    WannaGS n00b

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  13. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    This thread seems to be dead, nothing new.
    DasMatti? What are you doing? :-)
  14. Dorsicano

    Dorsicano Adventurer

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    probably fired by now...:cry :cry :cry
  15. DasMatti

    DasMatti Been here awhile

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    fortunately not :)

    was an awesome week at UX :evil
    Was able to talk to some engineers by now.
    No marekting-blabla involved, they told me, the motor will be very reliable, cause it won't get out with it's full reachable power. But, although some people tell otherwise, it will get heavier!

    Also saw the revised 1000RR and 800GS.

    Still thinking about how to proof all this is true, but still no idea.

    greetings
  16. Dorsicano

    Dorsicano Adventurer

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    Glad to hear you are still employed DasMatti !:D

    did they mention a HP number?
    heavier? how much heavier?
    is there going to be a normal GS and an Adventure?

    thanks!
  17. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I was thinking the same but then I saw his thread :-)
    DasMatti: Keep out of trouble, we'll be enlightened sooner than later. The EICMA will hopefully bring some news.
  18. Lars

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    Revised 800 GS??? new bike or just new colurs??
  19. maucing

    maucing Adventurer

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    What about this one???
  20. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I like it, good work!