The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. KankakeeBenjamin

    KankakeeBenjamin Been here awhile

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    Who knows when this new bike or WETHEAD is going to be unvielled? Will it be at a motorcycle show in europe?? Sure look forward to it. I googled the frankfurt motocycle show and it appears to be in March some time. I am ready for a new gsa lets go BMW chop chop!
  2. ikonoklass

    ikonoklass Kountersteering Krew

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    Nothing new? Come on, the Triumph guys are all atwitter about the new Explorer!
  3. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I'm not a fan of it, it's not a BMW, don't like the details.
  4. x_hog_ridr

    x_hog_ridr Been here awhile

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    If they are putting the wethead in the GS, are they also going to be putting that engine in the RT?
  5. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Isn't the past pattern to release a new drivetrain in one model and then over a period of years have it trickle out to others?
  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    The GS was first, but the RT was nearly the same time when the CamHead was introduced.

    Jim :brow
  7. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    I....er....ah... suspect you will see a similar occurance.
  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :lol3

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  9. Murkidi

    Murkidi R1100GS adict

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    +1

    LOL :lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:thumb:thumb
  10. Spoke

    Spoke Wing Ding

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    You think I should use the green or the orange coolant?:huh
  11. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    Exactly! :D And what is the coolant fluid service interval? :rofl

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  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Lifetime!:evil

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  13. AsphaltTom

    AsphaltTom Adventurer

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    When is the show? November in Milan?
  14. Boxerwrench

    Boxerwrench Been here awhile

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  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Maybe the radiator will have no drain and will have to be removed and turned upside down. :lol3
  16. dialdn

    dialdn Been here awhile

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    Oh crap! Are you telling me that I will need to take the rad apart and lube it as well? If I hold the rad at 9 and 3 and shake it, will that tell me when I need to change the coolant? :evil

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  17. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Does adding all those components really help me appreciate the GS even more?
    Maybe but most probably not.
    The only real benefit I can see is the added legroom for my super long legs.

    Radiator
    Antifreeze
    Cooling Fan
    Thermostat
    Water pump
    Expansion tank

    Complicated!
  18. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    I think BMW had two options with this model. 1) Add the complexity of water to the engine or 2) stop making the boxer engine. It's my understanding that with the latest round of European emission requirements it's impossible for a manufacturer to meet using a plain old air cooled engine.
  19. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    It's a pity because what made the GS so successful in the first place is about to disappear.
    The Boxer with it's unique design simplicity, well the Boxer remains but the simplicity disappears.
    The Long Way Round might be shortened to the next coffee shop?
  20. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    I made the mistake of reading that on my phone in public, and got stared at for laughing out loud. Worth it. :rofl