The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Same thing... twice.
    One car drove out from STOP sign right ON TO me.
    40 days later, police car opened the door right in front of me hitting it EDGE first (not 90 degrees open!)...

    In both cases boxer then my H&B crash bars saved the day.
    (and I still have right foot)
  2. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Nice one, thanks Paul. I do like it in red:evil
  3. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    Man, it's quite unfortunate you guys have to have a 'tax disc' on your bike. Really kills the aesthetic...
    Great looking bike tho! I'm getting the same color :D
  4. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    I'd definitely go with the TT crash bars. Looks like they offer better protection for the injectors then the factories offering. http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-045-516X/Engine-Crash-Bars-BMW-R1200GS-2013-on-Water-Cooled
  5. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Ya, what's with the tax disc? Why not just a sticker on the plate like we have here in the states? Heck your plates are big enough!
  6. khale

    khale ride dirty

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    So antiquated! Haha, just messin with ya Rich and Paul! You guys got your GS's before us rednecks in the states :D
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  7. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    No, you are right - antiquated and typically British. In a year or two they will finally be unnecessary. They can be a pain to fit on some bikes, legally in the UK they should be fitted on the left hand side and forward of the handle bars - what a palaver :rofl

    As you say, we have got our bikes. Bad news is we are surrounded by snow, most unusual for us at this time of year.
  8. mrjon

    mrjon Been here awhile

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    Why what's happening?

    Paul, do you own a R1100S BCR and an HP2S by any chance?
  9. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    This pic was taken yesterday in North Wales about 25 miles from where I live. It is likely to be as bad over the Easter weekend

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  10. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    I read somewhere that they will no longer need to be displayed. Not sure exactly when but in the next year or two. The other change will be that part 2 of our driving licences will be abolished.

    I am a one bike man so no, that is not me
  11. mrjon

    mrjon Been here awhile

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    Ah, good, I suppose with all the ANPR around there's no real need now.

    I met a BMW collector at the organic farm shop just down from the Pondarosa last year on his pristine BCR, he was from your neck of the woods and a customer of Southport super bikes, I thought it could have been you.
  12. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    This may be a repost -- hadn't seen this one before

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  13. Jaqen H'ghar

    Jaqen H'ghar Valar Morgoulis

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    Nice video but I would have loved to hear that motor when he was accelerating onto that highway.
    But more importantly, tomorrow I order my 2013 GS with premium plus pkg. That will include the LED headlight but not the alarm, I figure I won't be needing an alarm since I plan on sleeping with it every night. In my garage. Right on top sitting upright. OK maybe not but I will be out in the garage late that first night planning my farkel wish list. Mine will be without spokes, love the look of the alloy wheels, I know their not technically as strong as spoke but for me, they will be just fine since I only plan to go on fire roads once every blue moon.
  14. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I'd go with the alarm, well worth it, no? Would you ever consider buying a car theses days without it? Higher resale value and piece of mind I'd say.
  15. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I'm going to skip it. The key already has a coded chip in it and the alarm entails having an extra fob and I've heard negative things about issues with it. Anyone else that has had the alarm care to elaborate?
  16. aladin

    aladin Adventurer

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    I had a steering damper from Hyperpro on my oilhead GS and loved it. On windy days or off road, the damper added a lot of confidence when the bike was being pushed around by either wind or ruts.

    I checked with Hyperpro and they suggested I check back in early April for an ETA for the 2013 models.

    My Thunder Grey is expected in late April so I am struggling with the wait but I know that I am not alone.

    I was curious if anyone else was prioritizing a steering damper on their farkle list.
  17. Crilly

    Crilly Been here awhile

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    :norton. Alarm: If like the gtl you can turn it off and leave it off.

    Steering damper: If front is as light as in the past, I well be looking for one. I liked the hyper pro on my '10 GS.

    I get a blue one with spokes, in about two weeks.
  18. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    What's American Ponderosa name doing in UK? We had Ponderosa Steak hose in Canada and USA, now I believe there are non-existence here.

    Paul, you should be able to ride on the snow, like police do in Netherlands, the ride with spikes on their tires.
  19. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    I've heard alarm being pain in the rear. Now if BMW had come with keyless ignition, then I think it wouldn't be a bad idea. Not sure why they didn't make it keyless already. What's the holdup?
  20. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Keyless ignition has its downsides. I've ridden off on my Road King only to realize later that I left the transponder in the garage. Had to input a PIN code through the turn signal switches to start it.