The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    It is a tapered bar. The center is 28mm and the ends are roughly 22mm or 7/8.

    Kev
  2. cug

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    Are you sure about the 28mm? 28mm is 1 1/8 inch. And the new bars are 1 1/4 inches as far as I know.
  3. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

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    Nope. You're right. I just pulled out the calipers and measured the bars. they are 32mm or 1.25" in the center.

    Kev
  4. cug

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    Thanks for checking - mine is still on the boat or I would have gone to the garage to check it out ...
  5. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    1 1/4" on mine; I had to return Rox risers that were the wrong size - even though I eye-balled the bars and risers and told the parts fellow that they didn't look to be the right size. So, many are unfamiliar with the new GSW specs - even those who sell bike specific parts.
  6. cug

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    Let's put it that way - for people not used to metric it's often not easy to quickly double check whether the 1 1/14" are 28 or 32mm. It's just a completely brain dead system, no, not the metric - that one actually works.
  7. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    I just know it is somewhere during early August.
  8. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
    Use your last 7 VIN digits (also on registration papers?)...
    See if you got the one you ordered. :D
    (for example I didn't back in 2007... I never knew before checking here... They swapped parts in the reseller as it seems - which I don't care since they were surface parts like seat, covers etc.)
  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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  10. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    What a surprise.
    Also the unlimited sport category... big surprise.
    (not)
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  11. paco fernandez

    paco fernandez Mexico

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    Piia bracket over Touratech crash bars

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  12. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    The reflection of the tiles (too clean!) gives an interesting paint job idea.
  13. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    Same mount in the same location works well for me.
  14. pauljm

    pauljm R1200GS WC

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  15. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    If you have Trip A enabled, you might be interested in what I have figured out. You probably know that Trip A measures total mileage for the day.

    I find this an interesting number to know, so I like having Trip A enabled.

    So, here's what I just noticed: Trip A will retain the last day's total when you turn on the ignition the next day, allowing you to see how far you rode. However, as soon as you start the engine for the first time on that new day, it will reset to 0.
  16. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    really?
    that seems so odd?
    so "trip b" can be used like a "tradition" trip meter?

    remind me:
    do i have to SET THE DATE when i get the bike for the first time?
    i know that IF i have the GPS... it will communicate with the bike to make sure the CLOCK is always the correct time.
  17. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Trip 1/2 are user-resettable trip meters - Trip A automatically resets each day.

    With the navigator iv/v (and the corresponding setting switched on in the bike's setup) the gps will set the time/date automatically when it has a fix. However, the bike will have the time/date set from the factory (or by the dealership which does the PDI).
  18. ClearwaterBMW

    ClearwaterBMW The Examiner

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    thanks for the reply
    so...
    and i'm sorry for being a moron
    there are 3 trip meters
    1, 2, and A?
    sorry to be so stupid and i know i should wait until i get mine and figure it out for myself... :rofl
  19. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Yes - 3 :D

    For the record I have disabled Trip A, Trip 2 and Consumption 2 on my display as I never use them, even on trips. But I know lots of people like to keep track so it's nice to have the option.
  20. cug

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    Yes, with the OBC Pro option it gets the A. Standard as 1 and 2.

    It's mentioned in the rider's manual which you can download from BMWs site. That might help you through a few more hours.