The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

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

  1. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    Sorry, but having been a Honda mechanic when there were lots of these around and coming in for me to service, I thought the Nighthawks (CB650SC and CB700SC) were an excellent machine. Quite powerful, agile, responsive and fun to ride.
  2. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    I like how the swing arm is displayed prominently when my bike is on the side stand. They switched sides so now it's hidden. :puke1
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Agile? I have to admit I had not ridden one, but if they are anything like the 750 Nighthawk, they are neither quick nor agile IMHO. Maybe I just have a different level of expectations.

    Jim :brow
  4. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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    No, they're very different. Shorter wheelbase (IIRC) and faster steering.
  5. thehomealien

    thehomealien Been here awhile

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    CB650SC? Powerful and fun, but not agile or responsive. Every non-cruiser I've ridden could run circles around my '84 Nighthawk.

    Wait, what is this thread about?
  6. 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.

    :brow

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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    Apparently so :-) Somebody shall check out the containers at Touratech :-)
  12. 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
  13. 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?
  14. 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
  15. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    :photog

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  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.