The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. carlsberger

    carlsberger ManyPauser

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    OK I know I only paid $25K for this thing but why every time anyone brushes against the front turn signals does the rubber mount pop out. Talked to buddies with other models with same issue, what's the fix ??
  2. pauljm

    pauljm R1200GS WC

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    That's not the new Adventure apparently it the current model in disguise. Old pics. The Adventure spy pics have a zebra type of camo.
  3. pauljm

    pauljm R1200GS WC

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    I rode a Multistrada on the Weekend & the main thing I noticed was how clunky the gearbox was. Way more than my GS, also it kept hitting a false natural when shifting into 1st.
    Gimme the GS shifting any day.
  4. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    How are the matte finish spoke wheels working out? Was surprised to see that change- and frankly, they look cheaper than the ones that have traditionally been oem on a GS
  5. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    They are probably cheaper.
  6. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    They certainly look like it- as does the muffler
  7. GDD

    GDD n00b

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    I quite like them and have had no problems.
  8. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Yep, mine are great, and much easier to clean. I may get them powdercoated black over the winter.
  9. IB1

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    I should have taken a better pic of it, but this really appealed to me.
    Including black wheels.

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  10. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    That's nice. Just needs a black frame, shaft and engine.:evil

    As soon as they release a triple black with these in black, I'm in.:D My wife probably won't notice the difference either.:lol3
  11. IB1

    IB1 Long timer

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    The conversion to all the black here is 2400 Euro's. It's worth considering.
    At home they can't spot the difference between the oilhead and the wethead if it doesn't have the LED.
  12. pauljm

    pauljm R1200GS WC

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    The Matte works fine. In fact it attracts dirt very well.

    Might just leave mine till they turn black saves on cleaning.
  13. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    :dg


    whats the penalty if you pull $15K out of a 401K?
  14. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Flug, do a 401k loan instead.
  15. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    I'll bet that thing squares up and rips all things considered.
  16. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    :beer
  17. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Turning 50 next year.....new w/c GSA slated for release..... Coincidence?......Might make for a fine birthday present to ME!
  18. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    Oh my...please say no to that!!!
  19. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Well, mine now looks more authentic as it fell off the side stand in a lay by.:cry At least the engine bars work.:D
  20. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away

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    Just a note, we drove up to Max's in NH today and, yes, they had a tank bag. I went along to look at potentially buying a bike. They also told the SIL that they had the panniers he wanted and said they'd install them if we could wait an hour our so (because they were backed up). Well, two hours later that told us they couldn't sell the kid anything because the he didn't buy the bike there and they needed them in case other customers bought new bikes. Now if they had just said that up front, it would have been OK but they made us wait several hours to find out. Is there anything quite so stupid as pissing off potential customers ready to part with some serious money?