The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    They have to have enough things to differentiate it from the GSA when it comes out.. and wider footpegs will be one of them..
  2. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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  3. MaxReving

    MaxReving Been here awhile

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    Heidi Klum is hot but she is also very tired. She has been running around in my dreams all night :evil

    You are not allowed to stand up on the pegs :evil

    Max :-)
  4. Bazgab

    Bazgab Been here awhile

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    Obviously, I didn't think the Chinese part was what was being discussed, my mistake.
  5. MaxReving

    MaxReving Been here awhile

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    I can only comment on my own findings and I have never had problems with oil consumption and the people that I ride together with have also not have had issues like oil consumption close to one liter per 1000 km. This doesn't mean that other people doesn't have issues. BMW Motorrad has made a lot of GS over the time and you will always be able to find horror stories. This is true for almost all products.

    Again I have never had an oil consumption issue. I have looked through my bike logs and last year I did 51.000 km and used 1,5 liter oil for topping up.

    I may be lucky but I don't think it is pure luck.

    Max :-)
  6. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Thanks.
    Front is missing.
    Now all three versions?
    (ok kidding... :D or am I?)
    Hahaha. I might do that in the weekend (except if you beat me to it).

    I think the scaling is (tiny) off btw...
    Proper scaling is done by relating the real wheelbase number difference to pixel difference.
    For front and top pictures, the same relation but using handlebar width.
    This will need some time to be done properly.

    Thanks for the comment, I think my black 07 looks nice. :D

    (I like the new one better though - contrary to the widely spread in the forum, "consumer-self-defense")
  7. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    So that I upped oil three times (that I even know why I burned some oil in all three cases) in 6 years on my own bike is "denial"?

    Erm... ok.
    Whatever you say.

    :deal
  8. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    Having had my bike for a few days now, I have noticed the following -

    The DRL is very bright when it is the only active light.
    When the dipped beam is on the DRL is also on BUT at reduced brightness.
    I think the lower brightness DRL takes the place of what used to be the sidelight/parking light which you can see when you turn the key but don't start the engine.

    Have a play and see if your observations are the same?
  9. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    I can't comment about oil consumption because I have only done 150 miles in the two days I have had the bike. However, I can say that the oil level in the sight glass shows no variation no matter how I have stopped the engine, even when started for a minute or two and then stopped - previous boxers would show NO oil in the sight glass under these conditions.

    Conclusion? maybe we will have no more messing about with 'apparent' changes in oil level. In an earlier post of mine I wondered whether these inconsistencies were due to oil being trapped in the oil cooler and associated pipework.

    Anyone else noticed the same?
  10. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    You can read the forums as well as I can. Your individual experience does not make a very good statistical sample. There is a lot of variability in the boxer engines and some burn a lot of oil. Overall, I'd say boxers burn quite a bit more than other engines. Hopefully the new one will be improved in that regard.
  11. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    True. Still, mine doesn't burn oil and none that I personally know.
    Yes I can read the forums.
  12. RichBMW

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    Have you posted pictures on here yet Paul? :deal:D
  13. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Mine was burning through about a quart every few thousand miles when it was below 20k miles... It ain't doing that anymore at 39k.
  14. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    Ermm, no not yet :eek1
    Only took two pics on Sunday when I collected my bike but they aren't that good (unlike yours) so decided to keep quiet. Hopefully, when I'm out over Easter??
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    khale ride dirty

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    From a smaller guy to a small guy. I ordered mine with low suspension. It is lower than my current beamer.
    And I weigh about the same as you and are (if I can convert it correctly) about 5"7 (or even a little less).
  17. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    The SW-Motech crash guards on my 08 GS prevented damage to the head when I got blown over by a 60+ mph wind gust while stopped and on the shoulder of a road while officiating a bike race a couple years ago. The guards and my Jesse bags were essentially unscathed after the tip over. I don't think Toutech's engine guards would've helped in this instance.

    Will I get a set of engine guards if I get a new GS? You betcha. Of course, YMMV.

  18. Bazgab

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    I have both the cylinder guards and the crash bars on order, don't know if it is overkill or not but I figured I would give it a shot (as well as a few other smaller things, like the radiator guards). I had the upper crash bars on preorder as well but I couldn't get over the look of them so I took them off my order. Last I heard, everything in my order is in stock other than the crash bars, but it doesn't matter as it is looking more and more like it will be mid-May before I see my bike.
  19. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    OK RichBMW, mine is a red TE with panniers, BMW engine bars and the 'high' seat.

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    Added the following myself . . .

    Cross brace from a previous GSA

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    Tax Disc - especially for you :evil

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    Power socket fed from battery (fused)

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  20. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Yes, don't expect the same kind of protection as crashbars.
    These are mostly for cosmetic damages. In a serious crash I believe they are even a liability (as they can push and hit the cover).