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Old 12-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #3931
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Looks to me like the spark plug cover.
Doubtful. The main spark plug is still in the center of the head with the large plastic cover over it like the current hexhead. It could be an secondary spark plug, I suppose, but some of BMW's tech literature says they've gone back to a single plug design without the secondary plug. My money is still on it being a fuel injector sitting right over the intake valve.



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Old 12-10-2012, 01:25 PM   #3932
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I'm not a fan of the white or blue in the slightest, so my back up plan is the grey trim.
the nice thing is that if you tire of the color you could always swap or buy oem painted plastics for not very much money.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:01 PM   #3933
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So I've elected to get the new GS in red, and I was having a discussion with my girlfriend regarding paint jobs on cars and the classic discussion on car color came up: "If you own a red (sports) car, your insurance premium is higher and you have a higher chance of getting pulled over by a cop" Both points in that statement maybe bunk, but it had me considering the actual pros and cons of having a red trimmed motorcycle. I'm coming from a blue 2005 GS, which I love the color and would even love it on the new model, but the new blue is a little too 'electric' for me.

My thought on Pros: better visibility to other cars, aesthetically pleasing
Cons: better visibility/susceptibility to cops, visual attractiveness leading to vandalism/theft

What are everyone's thoughts? Is there any actual data out there in internet land that goes over the psychology of a red vehicle and whether or not it costs you more money annually or jeopardizes your safety on the bike or attracts theft?

I'm not a fan of the white or blue in the slightest, so my back up plan is the grey trim.

It's too bad Click and Clack are off the air. It would have been a good question for them.
I've ordered thunder grey, but quite like the white, and my wife likes the red. I keep changing my mind, and am now torn between all 3 colours
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:20 PM   #3934
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Looks to me like the spark plug cover.
Yeap, I think so.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #3935
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The oil filter position looks like it is going to make for messy oil changes.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #3936
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Ya, i know where the spark plug is, but you see where the spark plug wire goes once it exists the valve cover? under the plastic piece and around the cover....
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:11 PM   #3937
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there is nothing special about where the injector is. It is in a better place than it used to be but it is now where virtually every other engine has its injector. Even the first Kawasaki 750 turbo engines had the injectors there. Its certainly no where close to being DI
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:12 PM   #3938
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I think we could both be right...clearly the spark plug wire runs up in that area as can be seen in this pic, but there is also clearly a port to the intake for either a sensor of some sort or injector.

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Old 12-10-2012, 04:28 PM   #3939
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Found a better picture of the intake....yes, definitely an injector as can be seen by the light blue color signifying gasoline.

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #3940
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I couldn't figure out the purpose of this plastic thing sticking out on the left side above the cylinder


From image posted by EJ_92606 (just realized that you are in my backyard, I am north of Hwy 5), this means, that the thick cable is carrying fuel and not fuel vapor. Leaving it exposed to outside prankster to cut the cable. Further, it seems that they fastened it with 1 screw.

But the good thing is that they placed it where it would not easily break through accident of some kind. I hope extreme heat from the cylinder do not cause problems with the cable while it sits on top. It looks like it is touching the cylinder.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:51 PM   #3941
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Leaving it exposed to outside prankster to cut the cable. Further, it seems that they fastened it with 1 screw.
If you include the carburated R bikes bikes the fuel line has been in the open for the past 90 years. How is this any different (other than unlike the carburated bikes you can't drain the tank by cutting this line).
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:31 PM   #3942
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #3943
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the nice thing is that if you tire of the color you could always swap or buy oem painted plastics for not very much money.

1. We don't even know what the bike will cost yet, so to extrapolate the cost of plastics is a strange past-time.

2. "Not very much money" is a relative concept, but I've found anything "OEM" isn't cheap at all.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:58 PM   #3944
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Anyone worried about tire selection for the new size tires?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:04 PM   #3945
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1. We don't even know what the bike will cost yet, so to extrapolate the cost of plastics is a strange past-time.

2. "Not very much money" is a relative concept, but I've found anything "OEM" isn't cheap at all.
You must have missed the 'swap' part. In addition, I thought his point was a good one. There are only a few panels, unlike a car...take em off and have em sprayed if you don't want to buy new. If a few hundred bucks is an issue, I think you shouldn't be looking at a $20k bike.
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