The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    I don't feel the adv field is becoming in any way homgenized, with inline triples, vertical twins, L twins and the as always unique, boxer layout. BMW learned and admitted, that with development of the HP2S dohc air / oil cooled format, it had reached the peak outputs this motor could yield, without sacrificing reliability.

    The sad fact in this evolution is that BMW, with their finger in seemingly every damn piehole segment of motorcycling, won't have the flexability to maintain production of two distinct boxer formats, for any given length of time. I don't see the air / oil cooled motor staying in production long, once the w/c boxer is up and running and yes from a purist standpoint, that is a shame. But this same cycle has been repeating, since the dawn of motorcycling and usually the biggest antagonists of change, are the one's most impressed with the demo rides. :wink: :thumb

    I still have BIG ISSUES, with the Castiglione bros pulling the plug on the Mille bevel, immediately after assuming ownership of Ducati, but that ship sailed a long time ago... :2cry :lol3

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  2. McNeal

    McNeal Long timer

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    Isn't that what the F800GS is targeted at?
  3. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    Not to turn this into an oil-thread, but could it be that the new GS won't be water cooled but rather have a large oil cooler with a fan?

    [TaSK]
  4. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    I get tired of this kind of crap about the GSA. Based on the last paragraph you don't want a GS at all. Just get an RT.

    I have a GSA and ride it off road quite a bit and I am 5'8" and wish I was built like a linebacker. A GSA a Hummer? You've got to be kidding. It has a tank that holds a couple extra gallons and has some extra travel. How does that make it a hummer? It weighs less dry than my old 1100 GS!! So don't give mr this crap about it being so big. I use that extra suspension and I use the extra fuel capacity and love the fact it has both.

    Just ride what you like and don't bash others rides.
  5. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    Dear Tuscan.

    I was dancing with tear in my eyes and you pull this shit:lol3 Oil with a Fan Shit.:eek1
    What A good Strong Left Hook jabb. It did stop me in my steps dancing :D
    What am i going to think now Will i get a RR 1300 GSR ? to push over the lava up here in Viking land ?*
    What will Santa have to say about that ?

    Will it have low profile tires and a spoiler this new OIL FAN :lol3 RR1300GSR then i can use knee skid pads.

    I prefer METAN / Helium / Hybrid drive better with a touch of Salt.

    McFury Who can wait for the New Water / OIL / Metan R1300GSR.

    My best McFury.

    Crying with tear in my eyes.:D

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  6. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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  7. BMWRich

    BMWRich Sout'side Scooter Jock

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    ...and LOADED with :topes
  8. Shorty

    Shorty carpe'diem ona motorcycle

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    You may be right, but I may be crazy.

    :hmmmmm I don't see a water pump or hose either, looks like maybe an oil cooler and line up front. :dunno
    Some finning in front of cylinder/head also.... could still be called a "wethead"
  9. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Long timer

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    dmac57 left a question on the table that I would like to hear answered.

    School me. :ear
  10. Meeni

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  11. marchyman

    marchyman Cam Killer

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    Are you assuming that the tank is that thing in front of the rider? If BMW moved the air box forward for a straight shot to the heads the tank may be someplace else. :dunno

    The BAR-DESIGN image? That's an artists conception based upon what can be seen in the early spy photos and an existing bike. Based upon the latest photos they got at least some things wrong. Note the windshield, for example.
  12. McFuryMcNugget

    McFuryMcNugget me specie in dea ist

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    The Brand new RR1300GSA.The new name for the bike in Iceland

    Juggerfest.

    Ladies and Gentelmen.


    tattttattaaaaaaaaaaa.

    Drum roll.

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  13. vtbob

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    In looking at these pictures I do not understand why the exhaust pipe needs to be bent forward and then loop around back again. Seems needless bends, length weight. The place meant of the foot peg, brake or shifter seem far enough back so there would be not interference. Might it be a heat thing?

    My guess, vote also be for the large wide tank thing is a combo radiator ducting, air box, with the fuel tank and battery under the seat and maybe further back like the F800s. The picture sure do make that tank/radiator thing wide...nearly as wide as the cylinders.

    PS in the previous post I was not taking a shot at the GSA...just some fun at the parking lot ballerinas tip toeing around.
  14. Dorsicano

    Dorsicano Adventurer

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    Hey! hey!! hey!!! Talking about me?
  15. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    Someone care to teach us about the thermical properties of oil vs water?

    [TaSK]
  16. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Dont know the exact #'s, but there is quite a significant difference between the 2 in the ability to shed heat.
  17. Spoke

    Spoke Wing Ding

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  18. Meeni

    Meeni Adventurer

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    The bar-design image shows a significantly different bike.


    I'm refering to the picture Spoke reposted, not the first ones in the thread, of course :D
    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/6457357-post83.html
    http://forums.pelicanparts.com/6458854-post112.html
  19. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Well that's different. At 5'8" I am definitley tip-toeing around! I am definitely more graceful moving Vs. stopped!:evil
  20. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    Now were getting somewhere. Best shot yet. Kinda looks like the oil filter below the cylinder.