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Old 10-29-2010, 11:24 AM   #46
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I'm surprised the wire wheels are centrally laced and not cross laced like on the GS which takes tubeless tires. So, this means it's got tubes, I suppose?

And they're still using the old intuitive switch gear..
Yeah, tubes!

Glad they kept the old style switch gear.
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For peak hp, you need a different bike.. the DOHC has a flatter torque curve than the engine it replaces, so your torque range is extended, service intervals are doubled for valve checks, and it's certainly capable of cruising at 140 km/h with ease, if you like to ride that fast.. more hp gets you to go to higher speeds but for a roadster, that's plenty fast (~85mph)
Having spent a little tim on an 11 R1200GS I can honestly say that redline being 1000 higher, and the flatter torque curve, makes a world of difference. It is MUCH quicker than even my R1200ST, and smooth! I never felt like I was kitting the redline too fast, and wheelies in 3 gears was nothing but a twist of the wrist away!

Maintenance in a snap too. I've done a full 36K service, and it was just as easier, easier, than the old R1200.

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Old 10-29-2010, 11:38 AM   #47
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The red bike looks awesome! I may be going back to the RR. Had an 01 1150R, non-ABS. I like the fact that the RR is no longer a low-end boxer with no options except ABS.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:25 PM   #48
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Yeah, tubes!



Maintenance in a snap too. I've done a full 36K service, and it was just as easier, easier, than the old R1200.

Jim
Jim,

How much of an issue is the valve adjustment? It would seem like you would need a whole set of the shim doohickies to set the clearances properly.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:29 PM   #49
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Motorrad writes that there will be 5 seats to choose from, from 760mm to 830mm height (2 4/5 inch difference).

Seems like they got a blinged up classic version and the normal version.

I like it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 12:35 PM   #50
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The first valve CHECK is at 6,000 miles and every 12,000 miles after. The check is very easy as is the adjustment. there are reports of going over 24,000 miles with out any need of adjustment.
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Old 10-29-2010, 01:17 PM   #51
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And they're still using the old intuitive switch gear..
Wish they'd go back to that on all bikes.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:28 PM   #52
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I like screw and locknut valve adjustment - probably because I'm comfortable with it, but I'd buy the new one just to avoid the vertical stacked clocks. I always thought they looked tacked on and kind of cheesy. The new ones look much better. I'll take the black one with the stripe and cast wheels please.
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Old 10-29-2010, 02:33 PM   #53
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Those are some funky looking cast wheels on the new one. And even though I'm a cast wheel fan, I like they're offering spokes. One thing I don't like is the deeply dished seat. I must have a peculiar ass - it likes the stock seats on my air head and scrambler. Flat seats you can move around on without being locked into one place.

I like the R. I haven't ridden one, but I sat on an 09 when I traded by 05 GS for an 09 GS early this summer, and it felt good.

Congrrats on your new ride.
I would put money on it that thats the low seat option

I love the black and white one!!!!!
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:01 PM   #54
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The first valve CHECK is at 6,000 miles and every 12,000 miles after. The check is very easy as is the adjustment. there are reports of going over 24,000 miles with out any need of adjustment.

Dean,

I understand that the checks and adjustments are at longer intervals, but that still begs the questions of what happens when you need to make an adjustment. I'd hate to have to take it into the shop, just because I can't figure out which shim I need when the time comes and I expect buying a full set would be an expensive proposition.
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Old 10-29-2010, 04:09 PM   #55
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Here is a link to a pictorial of the adjustment procedure. Chris at San Jose BMW put it together.

http://sanjosebmw.smugmug.com/Other/...10976964_bHf66

It is very easy to do.

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Old 10-29-2010, 05:57 PM   #56
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Jim,

How much of an issue is the valve adjustment? It would seem like you would need a whole set of the shim doohickies to set the clearances properly.
IF you need one, you can order them individually. They run about $4.50. You can also swap them around to keep them all in range, or just put it back together and order what you need. Changing them is so easy you could swap one out in 15 minutes.

However, from all accounts, they very rarely go out of adjustment.

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Old 10-29-2010, 06:32 PM   #57
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Here is a link to a pictorial of the adjustment procedure. Chris at San Jose BMW put it together.

http://sanjosebmw.smugmug.com/Other/...10976964_bHf66

It is very easy to do.

Thanks for the link. That certainly looks doable and lot easier than pulling the cams.
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Old 10-29-2010, 07:09 PM   #58
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[QUOTE=vander]In fact, they did released the 2011 model yesterday





Wow. Just wow...
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:41 PM   #59
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I really like this one!

I may come back to BMW with this new R1200R. This is one sweet bike. I really like the matte gray color. The valve adjustments look to be a snap also. 2011 could be an expensive year for me. Ha!
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Old 10-30-2010, 04:29 AM   #60
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I'm liking it. I have frequently said I'll not sell my '07 R12R, and I still will not. However, I think when I get my HD paid off in a couple years I may be looking for a used '11 RR. I really like the black motor.

I do have a stupid question though: what the hell are you talking about old intuiitive switch gear???
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