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Old 01-25-2013, 04:56 PM   #4396
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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
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #4397
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The new WC GS MC must be better than the old one. Something would be wrong with the way I look at this world if that would be any different :-)
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:28 PM   #4398
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The bike is going to run, and very well at that......... It's going to be a fuckin ruckus bike.
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Yes, the new WC might be better looking and have more power, but will it have "good" power delivery, ride and handle "better" than the previous version......
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?...I think the bike looks better then the previous generation, (Obviously a subjective thought) offers more bang for the buck with cruise, adjustable screen, dynamic suspension etc.... and I predict it will be an excellent motorcycle that gets good reviews overall.
Exactly my thoughts too.. In my opinion the new GS is going to be a much better package, and yes, relative value is for the prospective owner to decide. It will make more power, the on-road feel should be much improved (impossible for it not to be given the new components), and then you have the LIST of items beyond what Motard points to (engine, frame, and trans re-design, chassis length, wheel dimensions, etc) which go to justify some of the difference in price. I really think that it's going to be a MUCH better on-road motorcycle which will create a much more enjoyable riding experience versus the GS of today. Worth the difference in price? I think so. Do I want to pay for that difference? I don't know yet myself.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #4399
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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, 06:42 PM   #4400
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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, 06:43 PM   #4401
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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, 06:46 PM   #4402
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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.

Jim
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, 08:40 PM   #4403
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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, 10:38 PM   #4404
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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, 05:44 AM   #4405
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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, 09:18 AM   #4406
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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, 09:21 AM   #4407
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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, 09:29 AM   #4408
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:37 AM   #4409
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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, 09:41 AM   #4410
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