The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I don't like this color combination a bit, do you?
    Confusing colors, white upper handguards, seat and stickers on tank, silver rims...
  2. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    I'll disagree, I really like it. I'd love to see the silver tank leading edges be also done in the pearl white and the graphic extended onto them. Nicely updated classic look. It's too bad the engine is so much physically larger in the frame.

    JC
  3. dmac57

    dmac57 Long timer

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    I like it. A lot.

    It's clearly a placeholder model. BMW hadn't done a special version since the Triple Black (which they continued into the 2012 MY), so they needed something to spark some interest until the water boxers show up later in 2012. I hope they have a presence at the US shows, and bring one of these along. They did with the HP2S before those were available. :tb
  4. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    There you go, we all like something else, the red frame reminds me of a Ducati...but it's a GS.
    Personally I prefer these colors, well, it's only the color.

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  5. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Give me the red seat on the new Rallye model!
  6. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    How could the engine be larger in the frame? I don't think either has changed. :huh
  7. mkletecka

    mkletecka Been here awhile

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    As for the GS, be it black on black, over black, then dipped again in black, or this new Rallye paint job, or white, red, water cooled/aircooled, well as the saying goes..................

    You simply can't please everyone. What do you think of this cup holder?
    I like it.
    I don't
    It should be moved here.
    No, it should be moved there.
    No, there should be two of them.
    No, just one, but make it bigger.
    Make it smaller and put it there.
    No, have a big one there and two smaller ones here...

    Mike K.
  8. Codewheeney

    Codewheeney Hoopy Frood

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    Sorry, I meant compared to the original GS.
  9. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    Nicer with red seat Goes with the older model and makes it a collection bike.

    And good red frame to seal it in.

    And have the GS logo in the seat.

    My 2 cents.

    McFury.
  10. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    DasMatti:

    Now that the Eicma is on and the scotter is already old news we definitely need
    more intelligence on the new Wazzer cooled GS...:D
  11. vintagerider

    vintagerider Long timer

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    Already discussed? Apologies if this has already been covered.

    Location of port for hydronic heated gear?

    Links for technical details;
    - warranty

    - anti-freeze coolant, water pump lube thread, cooling fan controller

    - drive line particulars

    - spline lube, clutch replacement thread

    - f.i. fixes

    - alternatives for proprietary BMW battery

    - weird stuff that will require regular expensive replacement such as stick coils, fuel pump controllers and antenna rings.

    - lighting

    Thanks
  12. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Joking, right?

    The bike has not even been officially announced, no one has real good photos, and you want warranty and tech specs? :huh

    Jim :brow
  13. vintagerider

    vintagerider Long timer

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    We may not have answers today but we certainly know what the questions will be. Mods, may we please have sticky's now with fill in the blanks ready for release day? A few suggested thread below:

    "Wasser Battery thread"
    No need to to wait for stranded riders. We''ll need suitable replacements for BMW proprietary odd size. My prediction "Holly cow it's amoeba shaped with a Canbus battery case shape sensor and cut-off"

    "Coolant and water pump lube thread"
    How to remove crystalline silicate from the water passages w/o removing the engine case from the frame?

    "Plun-nPlay night riding w/o night Vision goggles"

    "Spline thread and Clutch thread"
    Many will be pulling their gear boxes on day 1 to apply the lube that BMW will forget to apply at assembly. We are wise to the dry splines lasting just until the warranty just expires.

    "Aftermarket Wasser Parts"
    Some of us won't be buying the $40 oil filter

    "So and so isn't sold separately."
    "I just bled the brakes and the Wassser caliper bleed nipple broke off. BMW wants $900 for a new caliper, Any fixes"

    "Based on previous BMW warranty experience , "Will you buy this mc even if a 100K miles/10 year drive train warranty is not offered?"

    We just aren't going to have the bandwith on here for redundanr questions., so hoping that the necessary threads can be started and indexed during the norther hemisphere winter riding season.
  14. NZRalphy

    NZRalphy Been here awhile

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    Gee if you hate the GS so much (as the above is saying) perhaps you should buy a Yamaha
  15. Wandering Nomad

    Wandering Nomad Obsessive Traveller

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    What he said. +1
  16. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Oh, he doesn't hate the GS, he is just a ludite that thinks the pinicle of the GS was the 1100!:deal

    He is also a little bitter at times that BMW had the nerve to change his beloved perfection of an 1100GS!!:lol3

    Jim :brow
  17. Geoffster

    Geoffster Fool - Born This Way

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    Awwww. I thought the post was clever.

    I love the boxer riding experience.

    The boxer ownership experience, not so much.
  18. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    Do you need bandaid for that :lol3:lol3:lol3

    McFury


  19. portablejohn

    portablejohn Sociophobe

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    Let's just hope that BMW does better with it than Volkswagen did. Or maybe they will copy Subaru or Honda...

    John
  20. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    i dont follow
    Please lay it on the line since we dont know what happend .

    My best regards McFury.