The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. atg

    atg Been here awhile

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    Not only it works perfectly but charges the 660's battery as well !


    On my GSW I've swapped the BMW GPS mount for the Zumo 660; not the whole mount just the central part ( with the BMW logo on it ) that that is similar to the one that comes with the Zumo 660.

    The Zumo 660 has 2 wired headphones outputs: one is on the left side of the GPS under a rubber cap and the other, on a pig tail connected to the 660's mount. When mounted on the GSW GPS mount the unit's plug is not accessible as its blocked by the BMW's mount.

    I did this so I can listen to music and driving informations through wired headphones (attached to the pigtails plug ) as I find bluetooth headphones cumbersome and with low audio quality.

    It is fairly easy to do this as the mount is hold with 4 screws and nuts. I had to remove the right the bike's fairings to conect the power wires and to attach the headphone female plug to the bike where I plug the headphones.

    Just thought I would share the idea.

    Andre
  2. At adventure

    At adventure AB

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    Excellent thanks for that!
  3. At adventure

    At adventure AB

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    Another great tip! Very helpful thanks. The cheese and kisses thinks that blue tooth will fry my brain so I will try this.
    Regards
    AB
  4. Double_U

    Double_U n00b

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    I use my 660 on my previous bike wired too. Do I need to cut cables to switch mounts or can I simply disconnect the wires from the BMW mount? Can you post pictures how you did this? Tnx!

    Wouter
  5. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Just got back from an hour long test ride.

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    This bike had all the bells and whistles. I liked most of it. My regular ride is an 1150GS first registered on the 29th of April, 2003, I've put 180000km on it since then.

    It felt light, powerful and manoeuvrable. Everything worked easily. Because I am used to a tighter throttle and clutch lever, it took me a while to get more used to this, but an hour wasn't enough.

    Things I liked:
    Ergonomics, so much better, seat on high, nice and narrow.
    Power, shit it goes.
    Brakes, outstanding
    Wind-shield, nice
    Sound, much better than the old standard exhaust sound.
    Cruise control, loved it.
    Suspension

    Things I can take or leave:
    Gearbox, the way it shifts
    Adjustable suspension, have not used the bike on gravel, so not sure.
    The water-cooling, completely unobtrusive, didn't bother me at all.

    Things I didn't like:
    Instruments, it's harder to see what's going on, dials too small
    Throttle, takes a while to get used to
    Brake leaver, seemed to pull too far in, but was probably adjusted for a shorted fingered midget.
    A lot of plastic, still like the over all look , though

    Would I buy it? Yes, I would. However, the old bomber is still going strong and I like how it squads down and goes around corners.

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  6. TommyHolly

    TommyHolly Teaparty member

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    Does anyone know if owning a 2008 BMW R1200GSA counts towards a loyalty discount for a BMW X5? They are advertising both the X5 and the R1200GS on the American website but even BMW call center doesn't know??
  7. Larch

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  8. atg

    atg Been here awhile

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    Wouter;

    Sorry I cano not post pictures yet... However, I wrote a tutorial on the procedure. Hope it will shine a light on how to do it.


    Tutorial on how to switch the BMW Navigator IV for a ZUMO 660/665 on a R 1200 GSW

    1 I suggest that before starting a photo is taken of the original GPS mount, with and without the GPS mounted. This way you will have a future reference to its position on the bike. The picture should be taken straight on showing also the bike's dashboard, again for future position reference.
    2 Reove the left side fairing to gain access to the GPS connector. Notice that the GPS cable has 2 connectors, however only one is used.
    3 Uncrew the 4 screws that hold the mount together. Be careful not to lose that back nuts. For future reference notice that these crews are only lightly tightened as the GPS's mount is rubber mounted.
    4 Remove the mount and take to a clean, well lit area.
    5 Unscrew all the philips crews that hold the front and back of the mount together.
    6 Very carefully open both halves as there are 2 springs inside. One pressurizes the left side lever and the other pressures the top locking tab. Notice the springs positions.
    7 To the same to the original ZUMO mount as it is necessary to switch the left side levers. On the BMW mount this lever is longer than on the ZUMO and its necessary to have the longer one to be alble to remove the ZUMO from the BMW mount.
    8 Reassamble both mounts and safe keep the BMW original mount now with the short left lever.
    9 Mount the modified ZUMO mount on your bike. Notice that if yoy adjust its angle properly it will be unlikelly that it will block the tach. (rpm meter).
    10 If possible, instead of the original nuts, use self locking nuts with a nylon insert. As these shouldn't be over tightened the original nuts may come off.
    11 You may either connect the ZUMO's wiring straight to the bike's battery or to the original BMW's GPS plug.
    The first method has the advantage of leaving the bike's original wiring intact but the GPS will not be switched off by the ignition.
    The second method requires that you cut and splice the ZUMO's wiring to the original BMW's wiring ( that was my personnal choice ).
    12 Obviously the multi switch on the left handlebar will continue to not work with the ZUMO.
    13 If you want to use the wired audio output, in fact the only reason to switch mounts, you may attach it to a convenient location for easy plug in. On my GSW I mounted it on the low black fairing turned down as to prevent rain to infiltrate.


    Sorry abou eventual spelling mistakes but English is not my maiden language...

    André
  9. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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  10. Perfpup

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    Mine does the same thing and seems to be worse when deaccelerating in that same speed range. Wondering if it is the tires mine are the metz next tire?
  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Nice yard!:evil

    Jim :brow
  12. IB1

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    Metzlers here to.
  13. hammick

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    Same for me with Tourance Next. Very little oscillation. Nothing compared to my '05 LT.
  14. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Is this what the journalists whined about in S. Africa?
  15. emack

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    So I went to a local dealer (about an hour away in Lititz, PA) on Friday to ride their demo bike and absolutely loved it! It feels much better/sporty/lighter/comfortable than the Tenere and the Explorer, and I wanted to put $$ down on one as soon as I got back from testing it out. Problem is, that dealer doesn't have any coming in with the options I want (comfort, dynamic, cruise), so called around after I got home and found one that's almost perfect - everything except the color (white instead of Thunder grey). No big deal, so I put money on it right away. It's about and hour and a half away and gets to the dealer in about ten days. I can't wait!

    Sorry to see my KLR go, but it's going to a friend so I know it's going to a good home. :D
  16. Velociraptor

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    Possibly a repost but there was a big comparison test of the WC GS in Bike magazine. Bottom line was the KTM 1190 was more fun but the GS was the better overall bike and won the comparison. I am leaning towards the KTM, but there is a good chance I will pass on getting any big Adventure bike!

    Of more interest was their dogged attempt to get the GS to do the dreaded bar swapping speed wobble that happened during the initial test in South Africa. They could not get the bike to do it despite their best efforts.
  17. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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  18. PirateJohn

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    Does the new KTM have cruise control?


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  19. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Dunno... but I can tell you KTM is not made for cruising. :evil
  20. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    ...erm... I wonder why. :rofl