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Old 10-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #3496
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Those are some pretty ugly looking welds on those pricey head guards. You'd think they'd do up some nice ones for the photo session ;-)
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #3497
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The crash bars are a BMW option and not touratwat they just do the small aloy covers behind them that seem pretty pointless to me. If you crunch through those crash bars your going to need more than aloy plate to save the heads.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:44 AM   #3498
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So if those bars aren't Touratechs, are they factory BMWs? I haven't seen factory BMW engine guards and I didn't know they were available yet so that would be interesting.

Still though, those ugly welds are the first thing I noticed too. If a company is going to highlight their product, you'd think they would make damn sure everything in the photo was perfect instead of looking like it was welded by a blind man.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:48 AM   #3499
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BMW also offers crash bars for the current model 1200 GS.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:49 AM   #3500
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On second thought, I went back and looked and BMW does have photos of engine guards for the new bike. However, those ones with the crappy welds are certainly not BMW ones as the style is all different. It would only seem logical those are also Touratechs.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:03 AM   #3501
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The wet head tool kit is rumored to include JB Weld.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:05 AM   #3502
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On second thought, I went back and looked and BMW does have photos of engine guards for the new bike. However, those ones with the crappy welds are certainly not BMW ones as the style is all different. It would only seem logical those are also Touratechs.
They look like the bars I have seen on the UK site under the options avaliable for the wc
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #3503
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The crash bars are a BMW option and not touratwat they just do the small aloy covers behind them that seem pretty pointless to me. If you crunch through those crash bars your going to need more than aloy plate to save the heads.
Read the text, the crash bars are Touratech, not BMW
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:21 AM   #3504
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My guess is GSA refers to GS ABS model. When I was a dealer, and before they made an Adventure model, GSA simply meant GS ABS, though on this and other forums the Adventure model was referred to as the "GSA". Internally, it was "GSA Adventure".

There's no way the Adventure is only $400 more!



QUOTE=khale;19904980]And the GSA is $21,390, a mere $400 more? I smell something fishy.[/QUOTE]
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:10 AM   #3505
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The wet head tool kit is rumored to include JB Weld.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:58 PM   #3506
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The crash bars are a BMW option and not touratwat they just do the small aloy covers behind them that seem pretty pointless to me. If you crunch through those crash bars your going to need more than aloy plate to save the heads.
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Old 10-31-2012, 08:15 AM   #3507
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Tourashylock is also apt especially when they have different pricing between Sweden an Das Vaterland.
Then again I'm problably envious of their profits
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:24 PM   #3508
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Those are some pretty ugly looking welds on those pricey head guards. You'd think they'd do up some nice ones for the photo session ;-)
Looks like they hired some high school welding class washout to do those welds. No way I'd buy that shit!
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:47 PM   #3509
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Looks like they hired some high school welding class washout to do those welds. No way I'd buy that shit!
I like them... seems rustic... German...
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:58 AM   #3510
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German MOTORRAD showed some engine pictures, saying BMW using a lot of their automotive know how in castings at their Landshut factory.

Cast integrated oil channels instead of more expensive drilling/machining.

Oil pump has 2 rotors now, one for lubrication of the main and connecting rod bearings, the other only for the clutch lubrication and for engine cooling.

There are 2 cooling circuits, basically integrated hear exchangers in the front area of the cylinder head.
This sounds like a typical BMW press release copy and pasted by the magazine. Since the first 1100 motor in 1994 the oil pump has had 2 rotors, one rotor only for the cooling circuit, and the cylinder heads have had cast-in internal oil cooling passages.

But since the wet clutch is now part of the oil cooling circuit, it somehow supports the claim of "all new". 


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