The New BMW R1200GS Press Launch - My "EPIC" Journey to South Africa

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  1. ShawnWorks

    ShawnWorks Rock on!!!

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    Folks, just a heads up that I will once again be offline for a few days, starting sometime tomorrow. Jim at RawHyde has graciously put together a little R&R ride and fun for the staff, to take place in Baja. Basically our annual company party.

    If any other questions come up, I will be sure and get answers on the thread as soon as I return. Until then… ROCK ON!
  2. ShawnWorks

    ShawnWorks Rock on!!!

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    You are too kind... Thanks buddy! I know I've said it before... But I very much appreciate the support the folks here on ADVRider have offered up. You folks Rock!
  3. tallguy-09

    tallguy-09 Smile 4 Miles

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    I think I read somewhere that this water cooling AKA BMW "precision cooling" is only 35% (wasn't it 25% oil cooling before?), the rest you need air for so you can't have the engine idle for a prolonged time without overheating/melting.
  4. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Have a great time and thanks for the review.
  5. DetoX68

    DetoX68 Been here awhile

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    Hey Shawn, thanks for the awesome report. This is way better than the crap I usually reed in magazines. :thumb
    The only question I still have is what or who should I rob to pay for the damn German toy. Till I have that question covered, I will enjoy the hell out off my old GSA.

    Thanks Shawn.
  6. zzrwood

    zzrwood Adventurer

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    I find it really frightening that there are people that stupid out there...
  7. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Yeah there are.

    Didn't read about the old lady that wanted to travel 60Km to get a friend from the airport and in the end managed to make (IIRC) 1500Km and pass through 3-4 countries?

    EDIT: There...
    http://indian.ruvr.ru/2013_01_13/Old-lady-from-Belgium-travels-1-500-km/
    EDIT #2: Better link...
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/sabine-moreau-gps-belgium-croatia-900-miles_n_2475220.html
  8. RichBMW

    RichBMW Long timer

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    Thanks for the review Shawn, it was good to get so much helpful info:thumb
  9. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Shawn, I agree 100% on your write up, the best info ever. I am on schedule to get San Jose's first WC R1200GS. :clap

    Thanks again.
  10. mint julep

    mint julep Been here awhile

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    Well done! Best review i've read out there.:clap

    Thanks for sharing and bringing us along.
    Many of us dream at a chance like yours.

    Cheers Dave
  11. ShawnWorks

    ShawnWorks Rock on!!!

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    Back from Baja... Got a call from BMW, with possibly another opportunity to ride and review the new GS... (!) Super-ultra-top-secret at the moment, still awaiting details & the green light to talk it up. Sweeeeeeet! :D
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    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Canadian dealers intro is next month in Morocco. :1drink
  13. RichBMW

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    I'm going off you, fast:lol3
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    feldjäger Been here awhile

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    Any chance you are going to Morocco?:evil
  15. ShawnWorks

    ShawnWorks Rock on!!!

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    Hiya fellow Adventurers,

    So, I am finally able to write about my next Adventure on the new BMW R 1200 GS. You will find the thread here:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865982 (Sweeeeeeeeet!)

    My knee-jerk on this round to ask you folks for advice on what to write about this time… I will have a chance to put the new GS through its paces on some home-grown terrain this time, and I want to cover any bases I missed in South Africa. Thoughts?
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    clawdog60 Been here awhile

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    Hard work does pay off! See.