The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    Omigosh that is a beautiful picture...way more mechanical presence than my MTS1200S. Just MHO y'unnerstand...

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  2. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    Totally agree with you Max but would also add the Ride Modes and ASC are essential to gain all the benefits. The new GS is the SUM of ALL these parts

    paul
  3. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Exactly the point.
    Someone that plans to go for all new toys (new D-ESA, ride modes, LED) makes perfect sense to go for new bike. People looking for a more "conservative" setup, then the 04-12 looks fine. Remember the GS was the top bike of it's kind for the total of the years it is out (or most). A newer bike doesn't make the previous version cr*p.
    (exceptions exist... like MS12 vs MT10)
  4. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Ooh, I like the look of that:evil:D
  5. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    A friend has a similar guard on his GSA's headlight. He's complained that it blocks a considerable amount of light, enough to cast that same pattern on the road at night.
  6. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    These things are normally for off-road and have quick-release mechanisms when you don't need them.
    Of course most are used by wannabe offroaders. :D
  7. paulW

    paulW Been here awhile

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    Makes me think of an Apache attack helicopter - very apt for the GS, in yer face, go anywhere bike

    . . . not that I would do anything other than VERY light offroad on my own :eek1
  8. GSMarc

    GSMarc Long timer

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  9. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    More videos...

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    (maybe posted before?)

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    (you don't get to see much actually :D)

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    (ok this guy has a weird sense of what a video is)
  10. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    What do you expect from the dutch? :wink:
  11. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    I have the TT guard on my Tiger 800. Although it does project a shadow on to the ground, I dont think it blocks enough light to be a problem. Admittedly, the Tiger does use twin headlights though.:1drink

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  12. tau

    tau Adventurer

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    Though it looks like being welded, it is not!

    That "sub frame" represents the panniers fastenings which can easily be replaced / added.
    That's depending on the package ordered - with or without them. I had the same felling - meaning that's welded - but Saturday I've spent (only) three hours around it in my dealer's showroom and I've been told the above mentioned.
  13. Japanviking

    Japanviking Been here awhile

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    But it doesn't change the fact that the welds look like they have been done by a 6year old :huh
    I guess the Touratech engine guards are a good match judging from the pics on their website....

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  14. tau

    tau Adventurer

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    I can see that still nobody has answered my questions; therefore I'm asking you another one: would you buy it / order it without ESA?

    Please explain your reply. Just to be frank with you guys, I'm willing to order it without ESA, as:

    - I consider the manual adjustment being more suitable / accurate.
    - lower replacement cost

    My main problem / concern the case I order it without ESA, is the front suspension which ... can not be adjusted ...!
  15. tau

    tau Adventurer

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    Based on my previous - and good - experience with Wunderlich engine guard, I would go on them.
  16. MaxReving

    MaxReving Been here awhile

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    Hurra for handmade stuff :evil

    Ohh my God those weldings don't look nice. They might hold the subframe together but they sure look like someone had a very bad day at the welding factory. Maybe BMW Motorrad has subcontracted the welding but they still have to have some kind of quality control of all the subframes no matter if they made them themselves or if it was made by subcontractors. This for sure does not look like German engineering.

    Max :-)
  17. IB1

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    Found the first made in Taiwan sticker :eek1 ... On some of the wiring leading to the headlight.

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  18. Nick 187

    Nick 187 Been here awhile

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    Currently I'm riding a 2010 R12 GS with a low factory low suspension. The older bikes with low suspension were not available with ESA. As I understand it there is a factory low suspension option however does anyone know if the riding modes and ESA is available on the 2013 low suspension model?

    Thanks

    Nick
  19. MaxReving

    MaxReving Been here awhile

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    Touratech vs. Holan weldings

    Touratech

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    Touratech

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    Touratech

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    And then this one from Holan. Maybe they are not better at welding at Holan but they sure are better at doing an extra effort to make the final result look a lot better than the stuff from Touratech.

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    Well, you be the judge!

    Touratech = German Engineering at its best! Not so much.

    Touratech may just have won an award for being best brand from the German magazine "Motorrad" but maybe the big chief Herbert should spend less time posing with awards and more time kicking some ass in the welding department at Touratech.

    Max :-)
  20. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Took you long enough. :rofl
    At least is from Taiwan specifically (which is still considered quality manufacturing) not China in general.