The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    Good point, well made. I am sure you are correct on the pulse width modulation to control power output (same as LED lights) and a simple software upgrade. Let's nag the life out of dealers until we get what we want :wink:
  2. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Re the apparent "Slipping Clutch".

    The new GS's have a slipper clutch, or "Anti Hopping" as it is called in Europe.
  3. airhawk1

    airhawk1 Asspad Tycoon

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    I rode for about 45 minutes yesterday with my grips on high on the new GS. This is something that I never did on my R12R. I would get them warmed up on high, then I would have to go to low because they got too hot. This hasn't happened yet on the new GS.
  4. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    So it is pretty much common observation that the heated grips suck on new GS. :)

    I really hope this can be fixed using software (I am not so sure).
    I wonder how they missed this when Germany is a cold country...

    More and more things seem to have slipped. Someone inform this guy:
    http://www.autoevolution.com/
    ...as he absolutely loves to bash GS (behind an "objectivity" curtain).

    I can already see his next blog entry: "LC GS failures pile up! Frostbite from messed up heated grips! 6th recall soon? (he seems to add recalls in doubles) Will they do it right this time or burn the fingers of their customers?"
  5. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    Nah, they just failed to adapt the heated grips to the demographics of the buyerspublic... Those old guys have bad circulation and need very warm grips... :rofl

    On my previous Beamer I only put them on the low stand, that was enough for me. Almost time to try it out on the GS LC.
  6. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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    Already heard something on your delivery ? Over here it sadly stays quiet..:cry
  7. mtbenson

    mtbenson Been here awhile

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    My electric vest works fine running in through the canbus.
  8. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    Time for a walk (to the dealer). I'll drop off my cylinderheadprotection and ask them to mount it.
    I got the papers on Tuesday. They didn't have the bike yet. License plate and insurance are already ok.
  9. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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    Lucky you :clap
    Don't forget the pics :wink:
  10. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Adventurer

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  11. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Erm... yeah right.
    I think CX500 actually is better.

    Anybody care to translate properly the article? (and videos)
  12. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    :D
    Personally I don't use them often, sometimes early mornings it's nice to get them hot.
    Could also have to do with the new electronic throttle / potentiometer in the grip, maybe the grip simply doesn't like it that hot anymore?
  13. wildy

    wildy The Highwayman

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    I already stated on my test ride that the heated grips are crap. Surely you would think that all the technical engineers working on the bike would have noticed it. The million kilometres must have been done in a nice sunny location. Nice work if you can get it hope that the BMW bosses send them all off to the Russian front for making such a cock up.
    Collect the new bike tomorrow and I will pray that BMW will do a recall and fix the grips. Here in the UK it's Baltic so they are a necessity. :nono
  14. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    Have any of you new owners measured the fuel consumption? I'm curious about range...

    Thanks.

    --Doc
  15. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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    main message :
    some (water + sand) ===> electronic controls K.O but all other bikes working fine in same conditions
  16. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    I wouldn't say they are crap. A little less hot than others I have owned BUT riding round the past few days at temperatures of 2-4 Celcius they keep my hands nicely warm using winter gloves. Previous heated grips would eventually get too hot necessitating going down to the lower setting which was then too cool, back up to full heat etc etc.

    For me, with my choice of winter glove (BMW Pro Winter), I am happy. Maybe others prefer thinner gloves?

    What we really need is the range of temperatures that others have mentioned available on the K1600 series which would suit more riders with different types of glove etc! Probably all controlled by software so let's all keep the pressure on BMW
  17. IB1

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    Ok, update: my bike has arrived. Picking it up tomorrow morning. :clap

    Pictures??? Don't know yet. My camera is here (planned to take some pics), but my cases haven't arrived yet, so I might not be able to transport my camera. Worst case scenario I will have to use my phone.

    Problem for the garage is planning the deliveries. it is non-stop.
  18. 268

    268 Been here awhile

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    yihaaa!!! lucky you :clap:clap
    weather is gonna be cold but dry :D http://www.meteo.be/meteo/view/nl/65239-Home.html

    I'm happy for you.
    Called my dealer and my bike should arrive tomorrow, but all the paperwork & licenseplate still have to be done, so hopefully next week for me...:deal
  19. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    OK, now we need the R1200 GS LC TURBO!

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  20. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    all this viedo needs are the guys from american chopper in the back ground.