The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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  2. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    enjoy! :p

    btw: I've pre-ordered the LC about 2 years ago.. being the first.
  3. nickgoa

    nickgoa Adventurer

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  4. airhawk1

    airhawk1 Asspad Tycoon

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  5. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    This catalog is also available in Greek Nick.
  6. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Just fitted these this evening, just under £40 for the pair from BMW, lets see if they do their job.:augie:D

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  7. atg

    atg Been here awhile

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    I, as well, really like to carry tools on my bike.

    I found that the black plastic box that the 2 AA Maglites come packaged in fits perfectly under the passenger seat on the 1200 GSW. I use it for my tools.

    As I can't seem to be able to post pictures in this forum, if any one is interested please send me an email and I will send pictures of it.

    Andre (andre@avaprojecta.com.br)
  8. nickgoa

    nickgoa Adventurer

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    If you can find me Greek prices of the items in the catalog, ill be a happy camper. It's the prices I was having difficulty sourcing.
  9. Dirt_Boy

    Dirt_Boy Been here awhile

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    Hey Team just took a blue R1200 GS for a quick test ride, this afternoon. Didn't go far or fast but that bike will help you lose your licence in a flash if you are not careful.

    It seemed vary fast and stable, this thing only had a hand full of kilometres on it and people ere waiting for it to get back. Seemed very quick and nimble and it lofted the front wheel a couple of times. It and just wanted to rev...It was hared to keep it down to our 60 KM / 35 MPH local speed limit...These will fly out the door....

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    Artsy...now with new lightness

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  10. Gompie

    Gompie Been here awhile

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    I'm 6'4", 34" inseem, and contemplating getting the '13 GS. If I did, I would get a seat position as on my '10 GS, which is 2" higher than standard, and with 1" lowered pegs. One advantage of being tall is you need less lean angle for same corner speed, so you can get away with lowered pegs.

    If you have a second windscreen, I would consider cutting the original one down, such that you can mount the second one over it with like 1" spacers, and say 4" higher. You could try first with pieces of wood. Like a "Givi" but with OEM looks, and reduced pressure on the screen due to the airflow in between

    I haven't found buffeting free heaven yet. Even with my length/seat/wunderlich-flowjet/no-screen, I'm only in clean air when i sit with a straight back spine. 1" lower and the turbulent flow hits the bottom of my helmet. And then there's a whole bunch of insects which don't follow the airflow, and meet my jacket. It needs washing after a day's riding. If the standard screen could direct the top of the turbulent flow at my shoulders, I would be happy.
  11. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    I'm your height and inseam and had a 2010 GS. I've put my old fastway pegs on the new GS and they are a bit lower but not 1". I've also installed an x-tall Calsci screen which is far superior to the stock screen for me.

    I'm in line to have a Russell saddle made and will ask them to increase it's height an inch or so and to flatten out the seat horizontally front to rear.

    I'm also working with Rox risers and they're making prototypes of a 40mm fixed riser and a 2 1/4" rotating riser but I've not received them yet to try them out (I'm beta testing for them).

    I also took the stock screen off entirely and while it was quieter than the OEM screen, the wind was tiring at freeway speeds and windy conditions here in NM in the spring.

    You've given me an idea to start a new thread for farkles for tall GS LC riders. Look for it.

  12. Desert John

    Desert John Desert John

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    Good answers, all.

    I have ordered the CalSci XL screen and am keeping my fingers crossed.

    My ride-in date at Russell is May 16.

    I tried lowering the pegs on my K1600GT and scraped off the feelers. So much for that!

    After two years of contortions in tight twisties, I ditched the risers on my '10 GS. I like the slight forward lean and will continue it on my GSLC.
  13. Aggroman

    Aggroman Adventurer

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    Jusy test rode the GSW... All I have to say it is awesome man... the trottle response is so immediate. How much u twist is how much u gonna get. The bike was kitted with all the esa stuff n all n it works. I just can't wait till mine arrives in June(I hope) :(

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  14. ejschulz

    ejschulz Adventurer

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    Just ordered mine yesterday 4/26 my 45th birthday this will be my third GS and I will never own any other motorcycle. Love the GS
  15. Racegun

    Racegun Single Track Mind!

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    FYI, YMMV etc....

    The air hitting you w/o faring is a smooth ( almost laminar) flow as you know. What I did was experiment with the height of the wind screen ( on my 1998 and 2007 GS) by cutting a used w/s until I got it just right. It was short enough to allow for smooth air to hit my helmet, but tall as to reduce air pressure on the chest.

    Another big help was to fashion an air dam for the space from chin bar of helmet to chest. I cut a piece of leather, fastened the straight part to the chin bar of the helmet, and cut the part that rests on upper chest in a kind-of U shape. THis keeps air blast and bugs out. I was IRON BUTT ready, just could not get the time off....oh well.:cry
  16. Crilly

    Crilly Been here awhile

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    Test rode the gsw today. Wow, just wow. When are the dealers going to get bikes 3 and 4?
  17. cjack

    cjack Been here awhile

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    Wow is good. Why wow is better. One thing, does it feel like the oil head? That is the engine vibes different or same? Running noise on the oil head is kind of mechanical...medium loud. Same or smoother like a four cyl?
  18. At adventure

    At adventure AB

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    Definately retains the Boxter feel but in a much more powerful and refined way without loosing the character. Vibes about the same but without the hard edges e.g the engine braking is very effective without the harsh feel of the previous model (my previous bike was a 2010 GS).
  19. Crilly

    Crilly Been here awhile

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    :norton When I was putting 92000 miles on my K1200R, I thought want a great motor for a GS. Well it is close. Lofted the front wheel going to 2nd. Just wow. Since I am only 5'3", I bought a low seat and had it reworked to just a half inch of padding. No more lowered GS for me. Cannot wait for mine to come in. So when are the dealers getting there next few in?:clap:clap
  20. jerryj

    jerryj Lets Ride

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    How does one get the cover off the GPS mount? I've turned the key and pushed both levers .Don't want to break anything. Thanks.......................Jerry