The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    At least get your info straight. They made about 55bhp at the rear wheel.
    They weren't doggy in the context of their competition at the time.
    Context, you've heard of that, haven't you?
    I didn't say anything about them being a modern bike. It's 30 years old.
    And unlike today's BMW's, 30 year old designed Honda's driveshafts didn't blow up. :norton
    It was a much more modern bike in respect to the issue of hydraulic valves that you brought up.
    And Honda's didn't lose their throttle sync after a few thousand miles.

    The worst thing about experts is that they can never accept that they aren't expert in all fields.
    Enjoy your orange juice and apple sauce this morning.

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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I got my information directly from a web site. 80 hp is what that site said.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CB700SC

    The R1200 series TB sync almost never goes out, and the newer bikes rarely need a valve adjust.

    Oh, and speaking of correct information, that much overused photo as an example of a burned up FD is BS too. The brake rotor overheated and caught the gaitor on fire. Not a FD failure that the haters like to claim.

    So, you are right, "experts" surely do not know everything! Fortunately I never, ever, claimed to be an expert!:deal

    Jim :brow
  3. HateRyder

    HateRyder Schtool

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    So, you are right, "experts" surely do not know everything! Fortunately I never, ever, claimed to be an expert!:deal

    Jim :brow[/QUOTE]

    Just a bad ass!:clap
  4. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I'm bored.
    I want to read more about the R1250GS LC, can't wait to get one and start farkeling all over again :-)
    How long before the accessories (seats, shields...) will be available?
  5. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    I've heard rumors to the effect that outfits like Touratech get motorcycles in advance of public release in order to be able to design accessories. IF this is true, maybe contacting them would yield a little more info? :evil
  6. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Apparently so :-) Somebody shall check out the containers at Touratech :-)
  7. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    Having worked where we actually did get pre-release products to design parts for, the huge non-disclosure agreements would prevent anyone from answering.

    Rod
  8. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I agree...Can anyone figure out what the tacked on 2 pieces of metal is going to the front fork? I know this is pre-production, but just trying to understand what it could be for? Is it disguising the telelever?
  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    That was how BMW handled the F800/650GS. Wouldn't surprise me. But they would be fools to leak info on it less they jeapordize the deal.

    Jim :brow
  10. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    BMWleaks? I'm willing to listen :ear
  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :photog

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  12. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    It's not going to the fork. It's mounted to the lower edge of the radiator shroud, side pod, or whatever you want to call it. It also looks like it has some sort of sensor mounted as there appears to be a wire and a zip tie.
  13. Dorsicano

    Dorsicano Adventurer

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    This is very quiet... whatever happened to DasMatti, our man in München?

    The dealer in Luxembourg told me das wasserboxer will not reach clients until 2014... Grosse disappointment, man.
  14. bobobob

    bobobob badbadbad

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    It's taking extra time to design the thermostat strip. coolant overflow bottle and the three radiator caps.
  15. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    The press intro of the upcomming WaterBoxer will be this comming November/ December/ time frame someplace warm.
  16. Aviatordoc

    Aviatordoc BMW R1200 GSA LC rider

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    Oh for heavens sake, bring it on already.
    I keep checking this thread.
  17. KankakeeBenjamin

    KankakeeBenjamin Been here awhile

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    +++++++1
  18. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    I have a theory......
    The GS will be a Wasser boxer but the GSA will remain as is for the near future, maybe this is what BMW hinted at when they said the air cooled motor would be around for some time yet.
  19. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    If this is the case it sorta implies that the new Water Works motor will add weight. As the GSA is already fairly plump the extra weight is most likely not a benefit even with more horses.

    I'd like more info as I'm keen to own a GSA , I sorta think that with 130 ponies I'd ditch two bikes and replace with just one.
  20. Marki_GSA

    Marki_GSA Long timer

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    Good theory other than the pictures of the new bike all have a big tank and spoked wheels. Suggests to me that it's a GSA that they are doing the testing on. Could be the GS is staying aircooled right enough but I would doubt it.