ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > GSpot > GS Boxers
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-08-2013, 02:26 AM   #10936
IB1
Studly Adventurer
 
IB1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Brussels
Oddometer: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichBMW View Post
Its fantastic. Much louder, especially without the baffles. Looks good too. What do you think of the "clean" look, without the luggage rack?
It looks so naked. I would have to get used to it.

And please stop posting pictures with the akra (lead us not into temptation ). I told myself I shouldn't get one, I don't need it and it's expensive.
IB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 02:28 AM   #10937
IB1
Studly Adventurer
 
IB1's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2013
Location: Brussels
Oddometer: 793
Quote:
Originally Posted by kjazz View Post
Is there any logic that supports some problem involving coolant flow...? or a cylinder running hot for some other reason...? And it seemed intermittent. But was mostly hot. The "other" times may have been offset by cooler temps and/or higher speeds.

This was a rental, I have no idea about the treatment it receives as a rental mule. But it had more than 40K miles on it as I recall.

It was weird, but definitely happening. Started happening on the first day of my trip, so I got worried a bit that I was not going to have much fun on that trip.

Well, if no one else has noticed it....maybe it was just this bike.
I don't notice any exsessive temperatures coming of the cilinders. You can feel it is a bit warmer, but not that bad. After running for a while I can put my hand on the rear of the cilinder without getting burned. In city traffic the fan comes on more often, but the air is blown away from me. Much better than my old bike which blew it all onto my thighs.
IB1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 05:54 AM   #10938
Surveyor1953
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Surveyor1953's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Camarillo, CA
Oddometer: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by IB1 View Post
It looks so naked. I would have to get used to it.

And please stop posting pictures with the akra (lead us not into temptation ). I told myself I shouldn't get one, I don't need it and it's expensive.
It does look like it went to a fat farm and had some pounds (oops, kilos) removed. I guess I like the bike more with something on the back. GS' look like they should either be going to or coming from Tierra del Fuego in order to look 'right'.

Still am looking at the panniers for my GS; man are there a lot of choices.
__________________
2002 Honda ST1100
2005 HD Road Glide
2014 BMW R1200GS
Surveyor1953 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #10939
kjazz
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Oddometer: 204
I like the fuzzy license plate warmer.......
kjazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #10940
cug
--
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Sunny California
Oddometer: 4,714
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichBMW View Post
What do you think of the "clean" look, without the luggage rack?
The red fender extender looks a bit weird ...
cug is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 10:54 AM   #10941
RichBMW
Beastly Adventurer
 
RichBMW's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Surrey, UK
Oddometer: 1,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Surveyor1953 View Post
It does look like it went to a fat farm and had some pounds (oops, kilos) removed. I guess I like the bike more with something on the back. GS' look like they should either be going to or coming from Tierra del Fuego in order to look 'right'.

Still am looking at the panniers for my GS; man are there a lot of choices.
I'm not 100% sure that I like it either, yet! BMW do some blanking plugs, which I've ordered, so I'll fit these and ride it for a while, and see how it looks "in the wild"!
__________________
2015 BMW R1200GSW (on order)
2014 BMW R1200GSW TE (current)
2015 BMW S1000R Sport (on order)
RichBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #10942
pauljm
R1200GS WC
 
pauljm's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2011
Location: Cronulla NSW Australia
Oddometer: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by IB1 View Post
It looks so naked. I would have to get used to it.

And please stop posting pictures with the akra (lead us not into temptation ). I told myself I shouldn't get one, I don't need it and it's expensive.
I was the same so I compromised & got a carbon Leo Vince via eBay A$576 from Italy delivered to my door in about 2 weeks. Smaller & lighter than the Akrapovic. Sound not quite as good but with the baffle removed still a sweet sound.
__________________

R1200GS LC
pauljm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 11:17 AM   #10943
Paulvt1
Beastly Adventurer
 
Paulvt1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Wolverhampton. England.
Oddometer: 3,449
Question for owners of the new bike. Is there much difference in throttle response between Dynamic and Road mode?
Paulvt1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 11:28 AM   #10944
Sergie
Adventurer
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Location: between Haute-Savoie and Oberfranken
Oddometer: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulvt1 View Post
Question for owners of the new bike. Is there much difference in throttle response between Dynamic and Road mode?
In my experience, there most definitely is a difference. The dynamic mode sort of wakes up the hidden sportsbike inside. :-)
Sergie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 12:11 PM   #10945
Paulvt1
Beastly Adventurer
 
Paulvt1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Wolverhampton. England.
Oddometer: 3,449
Cheers for that.
Paulvt1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 01:46 PM   #10946
RichBMW
Beastly Adventurer
 
RichBMW's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Surrey, UK
Oddometer: 1,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulvt1 View Post
Question for owners of the new bike. Is there much difference in throttle response between Dynamic and Road mode?
Oh yes.
__________________
2015 BMW R1200GSW (on order)
2014 BMW R1200GSW TE (current)
2015 BMW S1000R Sport (on order)
RichBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #10947
Paulvt1
Beastly Adventurer
 
Paulvt1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Wolverhampton. England.
Oddometer: 3,449
I'm looking forward to a rip on both the GSA and the RT. The RT will probably be more "me" of the 2 though..
Paulvt1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #10948
RichBMW
Beastly Adventurer
 
RichBMW's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Surrey, UK
Oddometer: 1,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulvt1 View Post
I'm looking forward to a rip on both the GSA and the RT. The RT will probably be more "me" of the 2 though..
Are you an old fart then?
__________________
2015 BMW R1200GSW (on order)
2014 BMW R1200GSW TE (current)
2015 BMW S1000R Sport (on order)
RichBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 05:04 AM   #10949
Paulvt1
Beastly Adventurer
 
Paulvt1's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Location: Wolverhampton. England.
Oddometer: 3,449
My brain is still 11 yrs old - shame that the body isn't...
Paulvt1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 03:16 AM   #10950
RichBMW
Beastly Adventurer
 
RichBMW's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Surrey, UK
Oddometer: 1,689
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paulvt1 View Post
My brain is still 11 yrs old - shame that the body isn't...
__________________
2015 BMW R1200GSW (on order)
2014 BMW R1200GSW TE (current)
2015 BMW S1000R Sport (on order)
RichBMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 09:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014