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Old 02-06-2013, 03:39 PM   #4996
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BTW the recall seems to be for the first one and possibly 31 bikes (!), possibly the first delivered on the planet. :)
Not what the note says. It indicates this recall of 31 bikes is announced by Transport Canada. Only the bikes in Canada are affected by THIS announcement. They are expecting the recall to be announced shortly for the US by the NHST (more bikes will be affected, of course, so the number "31" will go up). It probably is affecting all 2013's that have left the production line before the restrictor started being installed. Although the announcement indicates that "transmission oil pressure on certain BMW R1200GS units may get too high, resulting in a leak". So the word certain may indicate that not all bikes are affected or it is just language to state that they have not observed that on all bikes, but chances are it could - like on mostly all recalls. The restrictor is the solution found to avoid the leak in the output shaft sealing ring.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #4997
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In any case glad they found this thing and fixed it.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #4998
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http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xxb...o#.URLt5oOTxcw

COOL short VIDEO!
Prefer 1080p. ;)

I expect further analysis from engineers here. ;)



Also, was this review posted here already?
http://bmwmotorcyclesoftampabay.com/...r1200gs-review
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:12 PM   #4999
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Not what the note says. It indicates this recall of 31 bikes is announced by Transport Canada. Only the bikes in Canada are affected by THIS announcement. They are expecting the recall to be announced shortly for the US by the NHST (more bikes will be affected, of course, so the number "31" will go up). It probably is affecting all 2013's that have left the production line before the restrictor started being installed. Although the announcement indicates that "transmission oil pressure on certain BMW R1200GS units may get too high, resulting in a leak". So the word certain may indicate that not all bikes are affected or it is just language to state that they have not observed that on all bikes, but chances are it could - like on mostly all recalls. The restrictor is the solution found to avoid the leak in the output shaft sealing ring.
Good news!!

I will leave you lot alone for six months and see how things are going then...

Bummer.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:15 PM   #5000
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"re-looking" forward to the new GS' arrival at my dealer/dealers.....Shawn's ride report is quite comprehensive, I'll have my turn soon.


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Old 02-06-2013, 04:19 PM   #5001
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Actually BMW released two new videos (I haven't found the second in public) plus about 200 more press photos. :)
(from S. Africa I am guessing... still downloading)
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #5002
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Missing low end grunt is better handled by slipping the multiplate wet clutch at higher RPM, anyway. You get better control that way.
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The light clutch allows a better driving technique. A really nice upgrade!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #5003
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:10 PM   #5004
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Wonder if the new liquid cooled R1200GS parts would be backward

i wonder if we can get the caliber breaks put on my 2012 R1200GS?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:18 PM   #5005
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50% of GS' to get Anakee 3

This is interesting.... Hadn't heard the 50% number before. http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/02/0...t-motorcycles/
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:05 PM   #5006
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So... what happened to YOUR GS?
Well, my '06 Dakar is still sitting in the garage. Pretty much trouble free at 29,500 km except for having to replace a leaky radiator and a burned out fan. Sold my 1100GS some years back, pretty much trouble free except for that pesky hall sensor.

I have no brand loyalty but wanted a wet clutch and liquid cooling so I got the S10. Now that BMW has gotten on board in those departments, I'm watching closely to see how the new GS pans out over the next few years.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:32 PM   #5007
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The recall is for 31 bikes of the current model GS, not the new LC bike.

Think about it for a bit... The recall is about transmission pressure. The LC bike doesn't have a separate transmission with its own transmission fluid that can experience high pressure.




Missing low end grunt is better handled by slipping the multiplate wet clutch at higher RPM, anyway. You get better control that way. That's not something you want to do with your camhead.

Anyone ever ride dirt two-smokes way back when? The technique was to wind out the engine until it was in the all-too-short power band and then use the clutch to control acceleration.
You'd think motorcycle.com would get it right but no...

http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/02/0...sion-oil-leak/

"The 2013 BMW R1200GS is almost entirely new, including the transmission which is fully integrated into the engine casing, so there’s no worry about this issue affecting previous model years."
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #5008
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One World One R1200GS

My old 1150GS discussing all this new "head shake hype" with two very flash watercooled brothers. (Not sure any of them know too much about it)
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:15 PM   #5009
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The number plate that Herbert makes mention of in his write up of the preparation day for the Oceania leg of the "One World. One R 1200 GS" tour. (What I especially liked was that he described my old 1150GS as "magnificent")
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #5010
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Our friend Eric (or "Frog") joking, having fun, meeting new people, visiting new places and loving it.
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