The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Have you posted pictures on here yet Paul? :deal:D
  2. 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.
  3. 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??
  4. khale

    khale ride dirty

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  5. IB1

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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).
  6. 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.

  7. 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.
  8. 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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  9. 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).
  10. 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)
  11. RichBMW

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    Nice one, thanks Paul. I do like it in red:evil
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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!
  15. 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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  16. 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.
  17. mrjon

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    Why what's happening?

    Paul, do you own a R1100S BCR and an HP2S by any chance?
  18. 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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  19. 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
  20. 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.