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Old 01-25-2013, 06:36 PM   #4396
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I'd like to know how they protect the water cooling radiators. To my eye, they stick out exactly in a most sensitive place. A tip over may not be a problem as it will rest on engine crash guard, but topple further and radiator will be next.
Would the boxer make it with just oil air/cooling to the next village.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:42 PM   #4397
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I'd like to know how they protect the water cooling radiators. To my eye, they stick out exactly in a most sensitive place. A tip over may not be a problem as it will rest on engine crash guard, but topple further and radiator will be next.
Would the boxer make it with just oil air/cooling to the next village.
been discussed ad naseum earlier in this thread....I think most of us are worn out talking about it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 07:43 PM   #4398
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I went back several pages and can't find if the valve check intervals are further out than 6K on the new model. Anyone know? Thanks
The heads are remarkably similar to the Camhead, so I suspect that the valve check intervals will be the same. I don't remember any official word on it.

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Old 01-25-2013, 07:46 PM   #4399
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The heads are remarkably similar to the Camhead, so I suspect that the valve check intervals will be the same. I don't remember any official word on it.

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At one time I'm sure BMW will find a way to eliminate that procedure altogether but I think it's not that easy with the mandate to keep head height in check.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:40 PM   #4400
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The WC model that can be used for major off-roading will be called the WC Fields version.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:38 PM   #4401
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A new review...sounding good! http://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial.../#.UQJmEr-6cfU
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:44 AM   #4402
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The WC model that can be used for major off-roading will be called the WC Fields version.




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Old 01-26-2013, 10:18 AM   #4403
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2013 R1200GS Review in Motorcyclist Online

Hey fellow oil heads! If you've been waiting to read your first review of the liquid cooled GS by someone who A. Has actually ridden the bike, and B. Is a pro journo, then you might want to check this out. Apologies if it's been posted before...

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fi...gs_first_ride/

Happy reading :)
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:21 AM   #4404
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By the way, the talented UK journalist Kevin Ash died in an accident on this South Africa press event. I for one will miss his brand of irreverent and knowledgeable writing. My thoughts and in prayers go with his wife and three daughters.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:29 AM   #4405
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #4406
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based on the opening paragraph i'm happy that i put a deposit down......

back to the article.....

edit: could this be the bike that replaces my MTS and GS?
Re edit: I think this might be that bike!!
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:41 AM   #4407
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http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/01/23...ace-kevin-ash/

Hoyer reported they were riding on a straight, dusty, gravel road.

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Old 01-26-2013, 10:42 AM   #4408
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The WC model that can be used for major off-roading will be called the WC Fields version.
I need to steal that.




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Old 01-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #4409
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http://www.cycleworld.com/2013/01/23...ace-kevin-ash/

Hoyer reported they were riding on a straight, dusty, gravel road.
Already posted three days ago.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:00 AM   #4410
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Re edit: I think this might be that bike!!
i have that feeling too, Fixin....
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