The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    I find it interesting when I am at the service centre for my European car and am listerning to the first time owners having a whinge becase the indicator switch is on the wrong side and for the price of entry it should have been perfect for them? I buy Euro for the engineering and design, not with any expectation it wil be perfect. I buy German engineering becuase it seems to be better than Austrian or Italian.
  2. kindofblue

    kindofblue Ride it like you stole it

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    Rox risers may help. They did for me.
  3. pauljm

    pauljm R1200GS WC

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    Why not order online then. I saw them both on Revzilla & I am sure there must be many other US sites that probably offer them. Just an idea.

    Can't get them in OZ at all yet, none have reached our shores yet.
  4. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    It can also be argued that the RT is far better at LD superslab and, depending on how big the rider's stones are, can still go offroad... :deal

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  5. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Sure, I've taken the RT off road. It feels like the bike is taking a beating with all the plastic rattling around. Plus, if it goes down, it's going to costs hundreds of dollars to fix it. No thanks!
  6. steelerider

    steelerider Southafricanamerican

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    Put a deposit on an inbound GSW today. Now to wait 2-3 weeks!! Ugh!! It's one of the most well designed bikes I've ever ridden. Amazing.
  7. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    >Why not order online then. I saw them both on Revzilla & I am sure there must be many other US sites that probably offer them. Just an idea.<

    The front TKC-80 120/70 R 19 is not in stock at Revzilla. I also checked A&S Cycles, Sierra BMW and GOAZ and no one has it yet.

    I am familiar with running TKC-80s on my bikes and love them (except for the mileage, of course). What I wondered about is whether the 110 /80 R19 that is available would be a problem on the highway on the '13 R12GSW. Seems that it will be okay off pavement even though it is not exactly the right size but I gotta do a lot of highway with a loaded bike to get to the off pavement part. Maybe I should just ride the Anakee lll's and not overthink this.
  8. pauljm

    pauljm R1200GS WC

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    They had the karoo 3s last time I looked. Probably a better option by the sound of them if your doing a lot of blacktop. I really liked the karoo T's on my f800gs.
  9. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    Yep. Karoo 3's are there. My mistake -- gonna order them.
  10. CheesyRider

    CheesyRider Been here awhile

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    My wife took a GS out for a long demo ride today. She came back with a big smile on her face! She was quite impressed with how light it felt compared to her Bandit. She loved the brakes, the easy clutch pull, and the handling. Unfortunately, her long ride meant there was only time for me to take a short spin. The most surprising thing for me is how much I liked the engine. I loved the sound and was quite pleased with the power. The engine had just the right blend of character and refinement. After riding the GS, it's going to be hard for me to go back to the "whirly" sound of my FJR.

    I can tell this thing is a wheelie machine. I accidentally got the front end up a bit, so I held back a little after that. Does the GS have wheelie control? I forgot to ask the salesman when I got back.

    I'll need to take another demo ride, but I have a feeling a GS is in my future.
  11. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Traction control should do the trick.
  12. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    As an Englishman i never thought i'd ask this question - but how is the GSW holding up in the heat?

    (We are 3 weeks into what passes as a heatwave here BTW).
  13. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Been cracking up reading the DM about this "heatwave." Temps hit 90, panic ensues. :rofl
  14. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    That is what passes for news here. "Pisses down for 4 months straight" isn't a headline here.

    Upside - lots of good bike time.

    Downside - Fat women with sunburn.

    :puke1
  15. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    No problems with heat so far, I have had it out in temps that are over 100.
  16. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    I have a deal with my wife. If I get a new bike, she gets a new purse. When I got the GSW, she got a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM. She never complains about me getting a new bike now.
  17. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    I've ridden mine in 103ºf (39.4ºc) heat and it was great.
  18. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    I've been looking for the Anakee wilds and have not found a store that has them. I was told the Karoo 3 are a short-lived tire. Sticky, but short-lived. And they aren't cheap. I don't mind paying $200+ for the rear, but I want it to last more than a few weeks of riding.

    I know people that run an Anakee 2 on the rear and a TKC80 on the front of their '07 R1200GSA. They like it and they're hard on tires.
  19. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Sweet.

    Here's one for the collective.

    I've ridden the GS - i'm interested in either the GSA or RT (LC) - but i'm not really all that fussed about all the bells and whistles gizmos (heated grips and a race can and i'm sorted).

    Now 2 dealers i've spoken to go into tooth sucking mode when i say the above - "Oooh Sir - but all our patron's want the fitted Jacuzzi and fondue machine.."
    ..and then start going on about rider demographics and potential resale value.

    Is it really that big a deal having all the bolt ons?
  20. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    I've got a friend who didn't like the previous ESA and preferred to install Ohlins instead. But it came bundled on his GSW and he rates it really highly. The LED headlight is also worth splashing out for imo, far better than the halogen.