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Old 10-09-2012, 07:55 PM   #3061
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Here is my list of names. Pick the one you like the best and let's run with it. Make it official right now.

1. Agua Strasse
2. Wassa Boxer (pron: Vass-ah Box-ah)
3. Golanda Wassa
4. Das Steam Vagon
5. Das Veener Sliden
6. Slicken-Zee-Dickens
Moisturecycle.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:59 PM   #3062
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I dunno, call me a traditionalist.

But wet head or sporkbike works well for me

And sporkbike is growing on me more and more.

JJ

Problem is the head was wet before as well, with oil. How about Sporker?
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #3063
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Problem is the head was wet before as well, with oil. How about Sporker?
That is why an OILhead. Don't over think it. It is a Wethead.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #3064
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It's "Wasser" in German.
Put some kirsch in that and you have part of a good fondue

Death by a thousand sporks? I'd rather avoid anything that would relate to the worlds biggest consumer of sporks (aka KFC).
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #3065
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I've got a new name for the radiator cowlings. "Sideburns" I absolutely love the looks of the new bike. It's gorgeous imo. I trade my bikes before the warranty is out so I'm not to worried about the reliability of the LED's and other tech. I wonder though is the new motor a compromise. It's my understanding water cooling was implemented to meet emission and sound requirements in Europe. I hate compromises. Does anyone describe why water cooling is that much better trading complexity for emissions? Before some butthole chimes in about how this has been discussed at length; I'm not going to spend the next week reading 3000+ post. It looks as though the bike uses the same cases. If so that's refreshing. $2000 bucks is a lot to invest in new cases. Jesse cases my be great function but they are butt ass ugly on the bike and the mounts are but ass ugly when you leave the cases at home. Can't stand em.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:17 PM   #3066
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Fellas,



I'm a little tired of BMW progressing their tech to the point of over-complication. My 1150 was cake to work on. The 1200 was harder because of CANBUS but still not a big deal. But I fear this new bike is going to be $20k plus the sexy options that I want and that's just too damned much.

At this point, I'm thinking a used 1200GSA or finding a used Tiger Explore or Tenere. The Tiger has a wet clutch, triple cyl, etc.

Anyway, not that any of you care. . .

Yup... no one cares. The Tenere is an 800# piece of shit btw.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:22 PM   #3067
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That is why an OILhead. Don't over think it. It is a Wethead.
Totally agreed. Not that it matters though ...
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:37 PM   #3068
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Or Voxer as a nod to the fatherland.
Yes, that is the phonetic of Woxer. I think SporkHead has it beat though!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:39 PM   #3069
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I've got a new name for the radiator cowlings. "Sideburns" I absolutely love the looks of the new bike. It's gorgeous imo. I trade my bikes before the warranty is out so I'm not to worried about the reliability of the LED's and other tech. I wonder though is the new motor a compromise. It's my understanding water cooling was implemented to meet emission and sound requirements in Europe. I hate compromises. Does anyone describe why water cooling is that much better trading complexity for emissions? Before some butthole chimes in about how this has been discussed at length; I'm not going to spend the next week reading 3000+ post. It looks as though the bike uses the same cases. If so that's refreshing. $2000 bucks is a lot to invest in new cases. Jesse cases my be great function but they are butt ass ugly on the bike and the mounts are but ass ugly when you leave the cases at home. Can't stand em.
Kiss your cases good bye, at least the side cases as exhaust has moved to other side. I don't think top case will work either, but not positive on that.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:43 PM   #3070
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According to a two page report in today's local daily the multi controller is not only connected to the navi but also to a ride modes feature (4 different types), ESA and computer. It comes as an optional extra as does the LED headlamp and DRL and several other things.
Not sure where your local paper got that info as I've read every word of the detailed press info from BMW on the GS and don't see that. I talked to a friend that has an RT with Multi-controller and he says it ONLY controls navigation and radio...that's it. On the K1600 it handles everything...Nav, ESA, radio/Sat, heated grips & seat, and all the on-board computer functions. So, I hope it does more than just navigation, but I'd suspect not.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #3071
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Not sure where your local paper got that info as I've read every word of the detailed press info from BMW on the GS and don't see that. I talked to a friend that has an RT with Multi-controller and he says it ONLY controls navigation and radio...that's it. On the K1600 it handles everything...Nav, ESA, radio/Sat, heated grips & seat, and all the on-board computer functions. So, I hope it does more than just navigation, but I'd suspect not.
I'll go with them (BMW) being too lazy to over edit their own video. It was clearly used to filter through suspension settings. Of course until a bike hits the showroom or someone helps themselves to a pre-prod manual its all academic. It would seem rather backwards to have the wheel only serve one native function: GPS (last I knew there is no ex works option for a GS radio system).
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:14 PM   #3072
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Kiss your cases good bye, at least the side cases as exhaust has moved to other side. I don't think top case will work either, but not positive on that.
Ah shit. I didn't think of that. Well I know why they moved the exhaust; great way to sell more cases.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:24 PM   #3073
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I'll go with them (BMW) being too lazy to over edit their own video. It was clearly used to filter through suspension settings. Of course until a bike hits the showroom or someone helps themselves to a pre-prod manual its all academic. It would seem rather backwards to have the wheel only serve one native function: GPS (last I knew there is no ex works option for a GS radio system).
Find the video Joe! As they say, pics or it didn't happen!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52 PM   #3074
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I'll go with them (BMW) being too lazy to over edit their own video. It was clearly used to filter through suspension settings. Of course until a bike hits the showroom or someone helps themselves to a pre-prod manual its all academic. It would seem rather backwards to have the wheel only serve one native function: GPS (last I knew there is no ex works option for a GS radio system).

I looked at the video again and now believe that the implication that the multi-controller controls anything other than the nav iv is pure speculation on our part.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWA24OA08-c

Pay particular attention around 5:45 and you will see that the demonstration uses the controller but it isn't followed by anything other than manually adjusting the windshield with a turning knob. Somewhat funny that they are playing with the controller at all since there is no GPS on the bike.

Also, the ESC is manipulated at 5:00 with the ESC button and they do then cut to the computer screen showing them toggle through the choices. You might reasonably expect them to do the same thing with the controller if it were actually controlling something on the bike.

Finally, look at 4:30 and you will see that again they have a shot of the the mode switch being used, followed by a cut to the computer screen showing the modes toggled through.

In short, I politely suggest that their editing the use of the controller into the video is the cause of the implication that the controller does anything more than what is described in the literature, ie, that it controls the nav iv. On the other hand, I've not read the article that was mentioned above or do I otherwise have any personal knowledge of how the controller works. Joey

PS- Two things: 1. I still want one! 2. If I do get one and want to use that multi-controller, I'll have to get rid of my 550 because it won't work with it. HAHA

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:57 PM   #3075
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That is why an OILhead.

Jim
Following that logic the new engine is definitely a WATERhead.
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