The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. cristi-mic

    cristi-mic Adventurer

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  2. 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)
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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...

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  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    OK, now we need the R1200 GS LC TURBO!

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  11. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    all this viedo needs are the guys from american chopper in the back ground.
  12. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    MHZ or MIA will be your plate, depending upon the speed of request... I had my papers on Tuesday and the bike was probably delivered at the dealer on Wednesday.

    BTW, it just started snowing here as we speak.
  13. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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  14. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I knew someone was going to chime in with this...but you've seen many posts on here of people saying that theirs didn't, right? With a 5amp max, the most you can draw from that plug is about 60watts. Most heated gear will exceed that.
  15. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Wasn't there a limitation to 5 Amps on the system before it shuts down? One vest might work but not the other.
    CanBus is the network protocol exchanging data between the controllers. We use it as a synonym for everything bad, it's a BOSCH product and most vehicles use that protocol also to reduce wiring to a great extend. Ultimately it's a good thing I'd say.
  16. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I agree...canbus gets blamed inappropriately...yes the system only allows a limited Amp draw from the power adapter and many people have run into issues using it. I assume the new GS has the same limitations but don't know for sure.
  17. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Yup, I believe Rich was referring to the "key fob".
  18. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Since we are on the topic of heated grips being not warm on the LC GS. I may add, that on my 2004 R1200C, the left side heated grip is quite less warmer than my right side. Although my bikes heated grips have nothing to do with LC GS, but it does create a question as to how BMW routes supplied heat to them.

    Has anyone noticed any difference in warmth between the left & right grips? Are they at the same level?
  19. Montauk

    Montauk Been here awhile

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    Nope. On a treadmill :lol3
  20. Sal61

    Sal61 n00b

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    Bought mine in Antwerp too, mid of january and delivery stiil scheduled on time: end of april.