The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    haha, the testers strapped the bikes to treadmills to run up the odometers while they went to the bar and drank :D Seems like they would have been better off giving a few bikes to ADVers and journalists and let them do the testing!
  2. RichBMW

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    I was told when I collected the bike that there would be an alarm remote, but they were waiting for confirmation from BMW. If your dealer heard that there won't be one two days ago, then go with that. It's a bit if a shame though, as I like to have both options.
  3. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I went with the new Touratech risers, as they don't involve chopping up cables. They didn't offer the 2" version of their risers for this reason.
  4. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    ...should have extended the water cooling loop to include the handlebars, would have kept them nice and comfy if you ask me :D
  5. IB1

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    Mine was deliberately bought prior to the autoshow. Officially ordered min on Jan 2.
  6. spook120

    spook120 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone know or can predict when the GSA liquid cooled version will be available? Thanks in advance. Spook
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    268 Been here awhile

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    Yup, snowing again here as well :huh
  8. IB1

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    Hell no, that would be a disaster in summer (even though summer seems so far away).
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    268 Been here awhile

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    The pre-enjoyment of waiting should still be on your site :D
  10. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    But the last week is stress. :evil
  11. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    One to two years from now.
  12. 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.

  13. 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
  14. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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

    pklop shit happens

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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.
  16. 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.
  17. IB1

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    Spring 2014 or fall 2014 is my guess (as a MY 2015)
  18. 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.
  19. 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 :-)
  20. 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.