The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. specs

    specs n00b

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    Hi new on here.

    Enduro pro plugs are being held by the dealer here in Wales until there is a software update for them or for the bike. They didn't mention a timescale.
  2. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Anyone know where I can get hold of those reflectors on the forks in the UK?
  3. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    That is US DOT regulations or something. Why would you want such an ugly thing on your forks? (ok we don't have to like the same things)

    I am sure you can find such things in generic auto-moto shops for like 10 euros or something.
  4. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    @RichBMW

    I tried the bike today in the showroom (just sit on).
    Nice bike.
    It was told that the new R1200GS was thinner than the previous GS.

    Do you confirm my feeling that it's still larger (between the legs) than our HP2s :ear

    Thank you :clap
  5. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Is their a cover to act as a cargo platform in place of the passenger seat, or do you have to keep the seat on to cover this area?
    [​IMG]
  6. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    I cannot confirm (as I don't own HP2 but I've been on it in the past), but I think that you are correct. The difference is the seat. Your HP2 (MM) has a thin "enduro" seat.

    That said there is an enduro seat for new GS too (that is indeed thinner than the standard), but don't know how it relates to your seat.
  7. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    VERY good question. I've seen a black cover for this, but I am not sure if it an extra or it comes with the bike.
  8. norseXL

    norseXL Been here awhile

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    The new Soft-Ware is out, I did put it in some bikes a couple days ago.
  9. mrjon

    mrjon Been here awhile

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    It's an extra, and like all the other extras, probably not available till the end of April,:cry
  10. specs

    specs n00b

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    Good to know. Thanks.
  11. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    The MM & HP2E have the same seats, except for the colours :nod
  12. avalher

    avalher Life is Good.

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    Rich got busy....NICE goodies!!! Thanks for the photos....drooooool.......:thumb:thumb
  13. avalher

    avalher Life is Good.

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    Work for BMW?
  14. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    I had a reflector on my fork fall off and I just got a spare from the dealer, for around $10. They are required by DOT, for good reasons, better visibility. Maybe check bikebandit.com? Also make sure the back of the reflector (where the adhesive is) is curved, so it can form fit to the curvature of your fork.
  15. pklop

    pklop Motorcycle addict

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    Foot pegs - they stopped working within a few hundred miles because of the accumulated dirt and my low weight. Besides cleaning, i have to keep them very well lubricated. Then they work fine.

    Side stand - i have a small foot, 9.5 US, and do not touch the side stand while standing. I'm however just preparing the bike for a trip and haven't driven a lot while standing. I made some photo's for you. It's indeed the Touratech one.

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    In this photo i didn't wear the boot so it didn't put any weight on the pegs. In practice it (the boot) will come down a little bit further and closer to the stand.
  16. pklop

    pklop Motorcycle addict

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    The cover you can buy from BMW looks like this:

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    I have one on order but it isn't available yet.
  17. oldspice1972

    oldspice1972 Been here awhile

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    Took the bare-bones demo out this afternoon for a quick romp. BMW is going to sell a lot of these. That engine is a hoot and pretty much gives you power anywhere you need it. I was in 6th (which is a rare place to be on the RT unless I'm slabbing it) and just gave a tiny little blip of the throttle and I was OFF! Same thing in each gear. The throttle took a couple minutes to get used to, but man, is that thing responsive.

    Coming off the RT, it was abundantly clear that the wind/weather protection was nowhere near as complete, but that was to be expected. I had to run the grip warmers on high, which I very rarely need to do on the RT. Handguards would have definitely helped. Temps were int the low 40s/high 30s. The handlebars are pretty wide, again, compared to the RT, and overall, the GS was very comfortable. Can't wait to see this engine in the new RT form-factor sometime in the next year or so.

    Again, BMW is going to sell a shit-ton of these.
  18. CaptMorganism

    CaptMorganism Adventurer

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    I am just back from the closest dealer to me in Baton Rouge, LA. They had the owner out doing a break in run on the demo. There was another of the 2013's there as well. I only sat on it and compared to the "2013" right next to it (2013 in name only, it was a 2012 style). I found it to be narrower where the seat meets the tank but the bar reach and view seemed similar as did the felt weight. The quickly adjustable wind screen and electronic cruise seemed very nice.
    A new one didn't come home with me because apparently I was expected to pay full MSRP without discussion.....:rofl Yeah that aint gonna happen.
  19. boulderbobo

    boulderbobo Adventurer

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    Yesterday I rode the new base model R1200gs. The bike has more power than mine (my bike is '05 and 2 gens older) but felt very similar handling. I did have one complaint. I was virtually impossible to find neutral. WTF?

    Anyone else have this problem?

    Bob-
  20. pklop

    pklop Motorcycle addict

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    Yes. Most of the time i can find neutral without too much effort.
    Sometimes it is however very difficult to find neutral.
    One time at a stoplight i just gave up trying to find it.