The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. smithdt

    smithdt Adventurer

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    And the white spring/s... Do u know the build date?
  2. Rauven

    Rauven I like the cold...

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    Does anyone know whether the damper is retrofittable to the '13 model?
  3. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    That one no (the mount points are missing), but 3rd party solutions most probably can.
  4. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Financially unviable might be more accurate - you'd need to replace about €1,500 of suspension parts and then buy the damper (no cost currently listed) if you wanted BMW's.
  5. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Indeed.

    Plus, if you wanna do all this, better get a better one anyway (adjustable).
    (which will eventually happen with the stock mount points anyway by some 3rd party)
  6. blackcap

    blackcap Been here awhile

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    hi all, im a bit new to the whole GS thing. i was wondering if there is a way to stop the tyre pressure warning indicator from going off when dropping the tyre pressures for offroad use?
  7. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Yes in the settings - see below:
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  8. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    My heated grip switch and mode button are not working. Has anyone been into the right hand switchgear to see how things hook up. Any idea what size torx driver is needed to take it apart?
  9. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    I don't know why anyone would bother retro fitting one.:huh

    It's a good excuse to change bikes once the special editions come out next year!:D I've already warned my wife that this WILL happen!:rofl
  10. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Torx drivers are devil spawn

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  11. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Special editions next year? Why?
  12. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Perhaps, but I've never stripped a torx bolt... ever.

    Philips, hex... rubbish.
  13. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Why faff about with it? Get it warrantied. Nokia obviously had a bad run with Rev 1 switches but the failing switches seem to have been resolved in later (Jul onwards) builds.
  14. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    I'm surprised she's not threatened to turn you into a eunuch trading in the bike after only a year! :D
  15. Centurion210

    Centurion210 Pilot in command

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    There is a guy with a 1600GT that took apart and fixed his switchgear. Since they are similar to those on the GSW, you may want to check that out:

    http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw...tomy-lefthand-combination-switch-failure.html

    The procedure will undoubtedly void the warranty on the switchgear. If you are not in any kind of a rush, I would just have the dealer replace it under warranty.
  16. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    My 1150 came with a bunch of over torqued Torx. Use a torque wrench, people!

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  17. cug

    cug --

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    So, what do you prefer? Over-torqued Torx or stripped Allen heads? :lol3
  18. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Maybe she plans to trade HIM for an... anniversary model.
    :evil
  19. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yes, loving the bike...just wish I had more time to ride. Let us know how the test ride goes, particularly interested in your thoughts on the steering damper.
  20. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Actually the only one that can tell us something real about the dumper is an '13 owner that either switched to '14 (yes there are such consumer nuts or filthy rich people out there) or a '13 owner that has test-rode a '14 with exactly this test in mind.

    Anybody out there?