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Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2012, 06:07 PM
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Posted By peter-k
I don't need and I don't use iphone, Starbucks...

I don't need and I don't use iphone, Starbucks (yucks, I have to protest raping coffee like that). But I do like ABS, fuel injection, canbus, etc etc.

A few weeks ago the German magazine MOTORRAD...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2012, 01:31 AM
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Posted By peter-k
It won't happen. It's in the same garden as the F...

It won't happen. It's in the same garden as the F 800 GS.

But how about a lightweight R 1200 GS 'Classic'? Traditional forks, a 90 hp fuel consumption optimized engine, no main stand, lighter...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2012, 05:41 PM
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Posted By peter-k
The R 1200 engine weights 71 kg without clutch...

The R 1200 engine weights 71 kg without clutch and gearbox. I do not know how much is the weight of the K 1300 engine. Compare, a KTM 990 engine is about 58 kg.

BMW says the new R 1250 will not be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11,394
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Posted By peter-k
@ rforrester that was one of the top 3 posts in...

@ rforrester that was one of the top 3 posts in the 103 pages thread. Good example also regarding the difference in between our adventure tourer and a sit-up sports tourer.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By peter-k
Then why do those people who like sit-up...

Then why do those people who like sit-up sport-tourer bikes don't simply buy sit-up sport-tourer bikes? Why buy a GS and then tell everyone "I just use it as a tourer?"
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2012, 09:22 PM
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Posted By peter-k
Did you try with a better rear shock? While I am...

Did you try with a better rear shock? While I am not saying it reduces the unsprung weight, it does reduce the rear wheel trampling.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2012, 09:57 PM
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Posted By peter-k
I am a very average rider. But for example...

I am a very average rider.

But for example I've done some distance on OZ outback roads, with my wife and luggage for 4 weeks loaded. I am not sure if I would have been able to do this with my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2012, 07:31 PM
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Posted By peter-k
Someone in the German forum claimed he has...

Someone in the German forum claimed he has recently seen the 1250 LC engine personally, without giving details about where and when.

He said the cylinders appeared being huge and they are casted...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2012, 05:37 PM
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Posted By peter-k
The difference in between an R 1200 GS and the...

The difference in between an R 1200 GS and the SUV, is one really can, the other one looks only as if.

We can agree to disagree.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2012, 12:31 AM
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Posted By peter-k
If that was true then why people do not buy all...

If that was true then why people do not buy all an RT, and make this model to the No. 1? I think what you are doing here is giving the perfect example of misleading with figures.

It may be true...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2012, 11:09 PM
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Posted By peter-k
That thing looks a lot lighter than it is. As a...

That thing looks a lot lighter than it is. As a Varadero replacement it does make sense, indeed. As a GS replacement - not.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11,394
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Posted By peter-k
Good job! Just two minor corrections. They do not...

Good job! Just two minor corrections. They do not really change the meaning which you did capture. Well of course really good English is still something else.

The new EU guidelines for type...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2012, 09:42 PM
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Posted By peter-k
My opinion: Forget about your motorcycle press....

My opinion: Forget about your motorcycle press. Most if it is rubbish. Sorry for being not diplomatic anymore.

May be the one or the other can understand a little German. Or just use a translation...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 06:10 PM
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Posted By peter-k
A Swiss graphic designer did this. One of the...

A Swiss graphic designer did this. One of the MOTORRAD early bird photos is the basis.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2012, 12:12 AM
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Posted By peter-k
After many years working in China all I can say...

After many years working in China all I can say is, all my hope is that this is not the future. For mankind.

But now lets get back to the 1250 LC.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 08:23 PM
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Posted By peter-k
That applies for me, too. So far only the...

That applies for me, too.

So far only the cast wheels, the battery and may be a few washers came from China.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 08:36 AM
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Posted By peter-k
My guess is the new one will cost a couple of...

My guess is the new one will cost a couple of hundreds more than the "old" one.

MOTORRAD writes the gearbox comes from China, Getrag does not want to make motorcycle gearboxes anymore. There might...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2012, 10:01 PM
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Posted By peter-k
It seems versions with up to 150 hp are planned,...

It seems versions with up to 150 hp are planned, albeit not as a GS but more a Touring-Supermoto, similar to the Multiblabla.

Some years back I thought that KTM would be the toughest future...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2012, 06:08 PM
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Posted By peter-k
The German magazines write about a cooling for...

The German magazines write about a cooling for the head area and especially the exhaust valve area. MOTORRAD used the word collar. The graphic may be still a bit "unsharp" at this point of time.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2012, 09:41 PM
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Posted By peter-k
+1 BTW., the new w/c boxer costs less...

+1



BTW., the new w/c boxer costs less to produce. Everything is in one casing, cheaper clutch. The relatively small water collars and the few extra parts are cheap.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 11,394
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Posted By peter-k
Yo. Me, citing from me old memory: And he does...

Yo. Me, citing from me old memory:
And he does not sound unhappy. They have been long wanting a serious competitor. No competition kills the market on the long run. A catastrophic scenario for BMW....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 06:07 PM
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Posted By peter-k
Yep, that's what Mr. Motorrad Boss said,...

Yep, that's what Mr. Motorrad Boss said, predominant are the thermal issues and he competitive situation. He sees the Tiger Expl. as the one and only serious competitor.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 09:47 PM
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Posted By peter-k
Where you are getting these information from,...

Where you are getting these information from, it's wrong.

Mr. von Künheim says the company is perfectly capable of getting the air-cooled engines through not just the next round of Euro...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
About 70 people from here participated. Thank you...

About 70 people from here participated. Thank you very much for your votes! :thumb


I say good bye for now ... and thanks again, as well to those who did contribute positively to this thread....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
Does anyone know why...

Does anyone know why http://www.bmwfinaldrive.com/ is down?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
A 2009? Now, yes actually just right now. ...

A 2009? Now, yes actually just right now.

Vote, people, vote, and stop guessing.

clicky...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By peter-k
Interesting. The base price of the S1000RR...

Interesting.

The base price of the S1000RR in Germany is U$ 20,800. You will find the German price quite high in your world. I suspect even this German price is not set to include the usual...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2010, 11:02 PM
Replies: 143
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Posted By peter-k
Learning about certain facts and issues in...

Learning about certain facts and issues in conjunction with BMW manufacturing their motorcycles in Berlin I was surprised, too.

The boxer engine for example is very expensive to produce as...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2010, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By peter-k
I am with the others, the battery. Now that it...

I am with the others, the battery. Now that it has turned cold in Germany and UK I noticed a few dead battery reports, incl. '09 models.

The German forum has a couple of people who found a Yuasa...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
BMW did once. They gave ABS failure data from...

BMW did once. They gave ABS failure data from their in-house records during the big ABS-servo debate. In Germany people jumped into their face shouting "liar". A PR-disaster.

Someone tell me, why...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By peter-k
If that is out of their technical expertise they...

If that is out of their technical expertise they should not be a BMW dealer. Are they?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
Not at all. I myself am not too happy with...

Not at all.

I myself am not too happy with my English. See how many of my posts are showing the italic "changed " line underneath. My English teacher was very good. But 1. that is 35 years ago and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2010, 01:22 AM
Replies: 143
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Posted By peter-k
The 2011 Stelvio has a 32 tank, better engine...

The 2011 Stelvio has a 32 tank, better engine management and a few other things updated. Should be pretty close to the ADV now (albeit not really cheaper).

I think my R 12 GS is a brilliant...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
Version A: You said it is useless, so: no use. ...

Version A: You said it is useless, so: no use.
Version B: Very serious use (since you say the data can be misused). I plan for publishing the collected data via Weakileaks. For example you would...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
Thanks for your response, appreciated! You...

Thanks for your response, appreciated!

You seem to think (as most others do) that I want to capture data against someone or something. What makes you all think that? I never said that, nor can it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 101
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Posted By peter-k
The cast wheels until '07 come from BBS, a...

The cast wheels until '07 come from BBS, a company in Germany renowned for high quality car cast wheels.

The wheels since '08 come from China. They weight together ~ 2 kg more.

To maintain...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,964
Posted By peter-k
The Trail Attacks are super-moto style tires...

The Trail Attacks are super-moto style tires optimized for sharp handling. The trade-off is, they tend to provoke shimmy, especially on the R 1200 GS's before '08.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 96
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Posted By peter-k
A Honda Transalp. Or in your country, bcs the...

A Honda Transalp. Or in your country, bcs the Transalp is not offered, a Suzuki DL650.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
It is really not my intention to offend you, why...

It is really not my intention to offend you, why should I, I do not even know you.

But that remark is rather stupid. It is not possible finding anything someone could do bad with the help of such...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,935
Posted By peter-k
Honda? Yes. Yamaha? Ok. But not every machine....

Honda? Yes. Yamaha? Ok. But not every machine. Suzuki? No, thanks. Not for me anymore. Before I'll be going that route again, I'd rather buy a Royal Emfield Bullet from India. I will get a lot of...
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