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Old 01-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #4291
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Hmmm, with the heads rotated 90 degrees on the new bike will I still be able to do this on cold rides?



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Old 01-21-2013, 06:20 AM   #4292
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Hi Guys,
The new 1200GS being readied for the press launch in South Africa.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/inde...796#msg2239796

Any news ??
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:05 PM   #4293
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So they must have picked a resort with no cell reception and they shut off the wifi ;-)
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:30 PM   #4294
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So they must have picked a resort with no cell reception and they shut off the wifi ;-)
I've seen something here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854607
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:05 AM   #4295
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Same here, same show I think.
Worked the clutch and gear lever, everything very smooth. The gear lever didn't seem to have any play in it and the first and second went in like butter. I also like that knob that adjusts the windshield and the handlebar controls.
Lots of room on this bike if you're 6'7.
Speaking 6'7 to 6'7 : How is it compared to 1200 GS (inseam wise)?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:12 AM   #4296
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Speaking 6'7 to 6'7 : How is it compared to 1200 GS (inseam wise)?
Are there any real tall guys, 6'8", out there that have had the pleasure to sit on the new beast?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #4297
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Speaking 6'7 to 6'7 : How is it compared to 1200 GS (inseam wise)?
Seat was in the low position, from the short moment I sat on the GS I'd say similar to the old one, lots more lower leg room due to no intake in your way.
Tank nice and small (compact) where your legs touch. Inseam? Not sure how the preload was set but again similar to before, I'd go with the single Enduro seat (bench) at least you can easily move front to rear.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:59 AM   #4298
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Are there any real tall guys, 6'8", out there that have had the pleasure to sit on the new beast?
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:02 AM   #4299
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Seat was in the low position, from the short moment I sat on the GS I'd say similar to the old one, lots more lower leg room due to no intake in your way.
Tank nice and small (compact) where your legs touch. Inseam? Not sure how the preload was set but again similar to before, I'd go with the single Enduro seat (bench) at least you can easily move front to rear.
Thanks. Do you know perhaps if the "bench" type seat is higher than the ADV standard seat (also height adjustable?)?
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:38 PM   #4300
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Thanks. Do you know perhaps if the "bench" type seat is higher than the ADV standard seat (also height adjustable?)?
I've asked the "BMW-Canada Dude" about that and he said the Enduro seat has the same ride height as the standard seat. I like the fact that you can remove the rear passenger footpegs incl. mount. I'm riding solo so the Enduro seat makes sense for me (I guess). I was thinking of getting the Enduro seat later on. I'm still confused with the 3 option packages they are offering and what can be added later on, LED for example.

Sometimes in 2013 or in spring 2014 I'll ride to the dealer on my 2010 R1200GS and do a test ride on a 2013/14 R1200GS, what will be the difference/improvement when jumping from old to new?
Will I wait for a possible/probable 2014 GSA? I think so.

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:21 PM   #4301
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Sometimes in 2013 or in spring 2014 I'll ride to the dealer on my 2010 R1200GS and do a test ride on a 2013 R1200GS, what will be the difference/improvement when jumping from old to new?
Will I wait for a possible/probable 2014 GSA? I think so.
Same thinking, I will try the WC GS in spring and then probably wait for a WC GSA.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #4302
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There's a lotta new stuff going into the water boxer, not just the motor either. After owning a 2010 multi (first year) I'd either get a 2013 air/oil or wait til at least the 2nd model year of the waterboxer. I didn't have the problems many owners had but I was worrying about it in the back of my mind. Or, buy an airhead GS that you can work on and will run for ever
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #4303
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There's a lotta new stuff going into the water boxer, not just the motor either. After owning a 2010 multi (first year) I'd either get a 2013 air/oil or wait til at least the 2nd model year of the waterboxer. I didn't have the problems many owners had but I was worrying about it in the back of my mind. Or, buy an airhead GS that you can work on and will run for ever
Well, I don't think the Multi's problems were fixed in the 2nd model year...But I hear ya. My '11 camhead has been completely trouble free and a great bike.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:38 AM   #4304
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There's a lotta new stuff going into the water boxer, not just the motor either. After owning a 2010 multi (first year) I'd either get a 2013 air/oil or wait til at least the 2nd model year of the waterboxer. I didn't have the problems many owners had but I was worrying about it in the back of my mind. Or, buy an airhead GS that you can work on and will run for ever
Not sure that I will be wanting to wait too long

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:25 AM   #4305
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Very sadly, the press launch for the R1200GS water cooled has taken a tragic turn. Kevin Ash, respected UK motorcycle journalist has died during the event.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-Ash-dies.html

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Was a really nice guy.
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