The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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    I see now. The GS's brackets are indeed bolted on and not really shown otherwise in the photos. This would seem to offer further options for luggage racks and mounts.
  2. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    So... I am having some kind of electrical problem that seems to be somehow associated with having installed extra circuits to power accessories. I made a new thread here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=930088

    Would appreciate any of you with electrical skills taking a look. I'll be back out in my garage later today looking at it again, but for now I have no answers.
  3. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    I asked my salesmen if it had ride height sensors so the bike is level depending on how much load, and he said no.
    here is why I asked:
    Manual, page 65.
    Dynamic EAS Electronic Suspension Adjustment
    - with dynamic ESA

    Adjustment Options
    Using the electronic suspension adjustment, dynamic ESA you can conveniently adjust your motorcycle to the load.
    Using leveling sensors, dynamic ESA detects movements of the running gear and responds to them by adjusting the damper valves.
    (this says Damper Valves, not Spring rate)

    Now on page 67, under section about Adjusting Chassis (that starts on page 66).
    At very low temperatures, unload the motorcycles before increasing the spring preload, and have the passenger dismount if necessary.
    This makes me think there is no ride height sensors, and it sounds more like a "pre set" spring load change.
  4. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    as i said,

    :)
  5. JetSpeed

    JetSpeed Naviator

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    This would explain why the other day (coldest day I've ridden the bike yet) the ESA just blinked when I set it to Medium height (Helmet and Luggage) I was sitting on the bike.
    Later in the day the ESA worked fine when it warmed up.
  6. rollster

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    Hi
    Is that the BMW headlight protector that you have intalled? If so, any helpful hints as I didn't get any instructions from the dealer, and wondering if there is something easier to install. I just received a packet of hardware and the lens itself. Thanks.
  7. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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  8. notacop01

    notacop01 Adventurer

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    The carbon fiber blades can be seen on the bike in the picture 2 posts up ^
  9. Random-Water

    Random-Water Been here awhile

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    I think that is carbon fibre vinyl wrap, but I could be wrong.
  10. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    Yes it is the BMW headlight protector. BMW does not provide any instructions for any of their accessories. You need to get them from a dealer.
    The short arms Install above the headlight and the long ones go below the headlight. Here are some pictures.

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  11. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    These are the Hornig Carbon blades. They are not a wrap. The price was high but I just had to have something different. I may add a few more items over time but nothing as big as the blades.
  12. DMilan

    DMilan Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I was aware of that
    Wasn't sure what they were though.
    And that particular pic, no knock to the owner/photographer, doesn't really show them off / showcase them very well.
    In the side-on pic at the Hornig link I think they look fantastic.

    Looking back at that Hornig pic today, I guess what I like about the carbon/black radiators guards is that they don't visually jump at me as much. Just sorta blend in.

    That's just me though.

    I might like 'em just fine in a simple satin black.

    d'milan
  13. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    So are you agreeing with me or are you still not understanding what it means :1drink
  14. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Hi EJ! :lol3
  15. mefly2

    mefly2 Long timer

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    Isn't that just what we said ... now get those accessories bolted on!
  16. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    You can see the sensors on the bike. My guess would be is that they provide feedback for the on the go damper adjustment and perhaps they balance the spring pre-load front to back as well.
  17. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yes, there are sensors, but not for preload just for dynamic damping.
  18. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    Yes, that is probably true.
  19. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Sorry chaps I’ve been away...

    You’re both right - the preload adjuster is separate from the damper, using a motor/pump to increase/decrease the spring compression hydraulically and steplessly. I should have differentiated this clearly, as my previous description excluded this distinction. You can see the individual chambers and how the components slide against each other in the cutaway below.

    Ironically my bike is going in on Monday to have the preload system checked/potentially replaced as it intermittently refuses to change settings. After riding in solo mode, if I stop the bike (to wait for someone, for example), then restart it and change to 2-up mode, the indicator flashes indefinitely with no change to the preload. This happens probably 1 in 3 times... a bit annoyed, but at least my dealership has been helpful/understanding and have involved HQ engineers in Munich.

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  20. ShaftEd

    ShaftEd Long timer

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    Iv'e got to admit, the while I find the GSW Dynamic ESA to work very good overall, the limit of only 3 options for preload is frustrating. Unless you weigh the ideal 175lbs, the icon settings are way off. Fully geared up, I'm about 230lbs. Put the preload in solo(one helmet) and it is very soft (no cases on the bike). Too soft. Handles pretty bad. So, I have to set icons to solo with luggage, which is a bit too much preload, but a lot better than the one helmet icon only. Is this BMW's way of telling me to go in a diet, and what if you're a lightweight and only way 140lbs? If we could tailor the icon settings to match rider weight, or the bike could do it itself. It has travel sensors, it could add preload when it realized that sag is too much. Maybe the aftermarket will help us out someday with custom springs.