The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Hi Rich,
    Thanks for the reply. The folks at Rox think the 2" risers would fit/work and the chap I spoke with said he'd sold some to new 2013 GS owners. So I was hoping someone would be on this forum.

  2. Racegun

    Racegun Single Track Mind!

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    you say that, and with all due respect, you are most likely correct... but in todays economy and uncertain future, ALL big Corp.'s are trying to make every buck they can. BMW KNOWS !!!! that the GSA is one of their best sellers. I would not be the least bit surprised if the GSA is available in the FALL2013, or Early Spring2014...jus sayin
  3. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Agree, I'd bet it's available for sale next spring.
  4. pklop

    pklop Motorcycle addict

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    I don't think they suck. They do an adequate job of keeping my hands warm at temperatures around zero C while wearing thick gloves. What more should i want.
  5. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    We'll see.

    I give 0% for Fall 2013 and 30% for Spring 2014.
    Most likely Spring 2015.

    BMW sales fantastically crisis or no crisis, competition or no competition.
    They have a model that works and follow... for ever.
  6. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    Spring 2014 or fall 2014 is my guess (as a MY 2015)
  7. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Can't quite decipher this. Is the new clutch easily modulated like the dry clutch? The tractor like power and perfect clutch action are the hallmark of what makes the GS so adept hooking up and negotiating technical terrain. Hope they didn't screw this up.
  8. MaxReving

    MaxReving Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your answer. I haven't been able to find the "optional remote" in the WebEPC (BMW Motorrad Electronic Parts Catalogue). The parts numbers for the anti-theft alarm for the new 1200GS LC (K50) and the alarm unit for the former 1200GS (K25) is NOT the same. In the catalogue it shows a remote unit for the former 1200GS (K25) but not for the new 1200GS LC (K50). I tend to believe that you will not be able to get a remote for the 1200GS LC (K50) anti-theft alarm system.

    Max :-)
  9. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I don't think the clutch is going to be as much of an issue in technical terrain as is the touchy throttle....at least the one on the stripper bike I rode without ride modes.
  10. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Look what followed me home today :D

    I've been reading about the new GS for a while now but wasn't going to get one without a test ride. Did that yesterday and Sandia BMW had a red GS w/ESA that nobody had reserved. Triumph Explorer is now up for sale.

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    Do I look like a happy camper or what?



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  11. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    That's a shame, I'd prefer to not have to go through the menus every week, but guess I'll get used to it
  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    and that being said they don't have to rely on the bikes... they always make the big bucks out of the cars. That's why they treat their motorcycle section as "Stiefkinder"
  13. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Nice bike, congrats.:clap So what's the full spec of yours?:deal
  14. dsavage

    dsavage Been here awhile

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    Bought one yesterday from Lonestar in Austin. Rode it 200 miles today on the best roads Central Texas has to offer. In the more than 60 bikes I have owned and the four other GS's this is by far the best and most fun one ever. I have read complaints and concerns over the throttle response, suspension, and the other nit picky issues we can all find with a bike. However, this time BMW got it right. Really right.
  15. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I like it too!
    Sometimes I'm wondering if BMW could have done something different with the beak?
    When it first appeared on the Suzuki DR800 (Dr. Big) I didn't like the beak but gotten used to it I guess.

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  16. Sal61

    Sal61 n00b

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    Yeah, yeah..
  17. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    Very nice...congratulations. Looking forward to hearing reports back (and I'm jealous at the difference in weather between you and me right now).
  18. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Awesome! What options did you get? And give us a comparison of it with the explorer when you have time. :clap
  19. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Congrats...post up some pics when you can. Does yours have the ride modes? No complaints about the throttle ?
  20. ktrout01

    ktrout01 Been here awhile

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    If I trade in all three bikes I may have a decent down payment. Maybe freeing up the garage space will convince the wife.