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I found this blog about the service record of a 1200GS that has now done 126,600 miles:-
2005 BMW R1200GS Service History
The blog owner has eased off on his riding and says that he may "abandon" this blog; so worth a scan now for anyone with an interest.
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Anyway,
I had a 2005 GSA model and did 50.000km on it, ZERO problems, nothing, really NOTHING. I loved the bike. Sold it, went for something else and regretted it afterwards.
Bought again a GSA, a 2009 model and after 28.000 BMW changed the following things, at their cost, as it all went faulty between 20 and 28k:
- 2 (!!!) drive shafts
- gearbox
- rear suspension
- battery
- 3 brake disks
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Did this stop me from touring around with it? Did it stop me from going off road with it? Hell no! Everything can brake, it's just about luck, misfortune and personal behavior!
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Better than the (original?) video about the VFR?
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Water cooled jacket ...............

.................... that has to be cool (every pun fully intended).

Anyway, this thread should be brought up to date with the official release of the BMW 1200GS in the UK last weekend; grapevine says that the initial batch are sold out here with delivery now scheduled for around May 2013.
This should lead to a glut of second hand earlier oilhead versions on to the dealer forecourts, just in time for the spring sales peak and for those who have always pined for one (even if secretly) but saying that they can't afford it!!

I wonder if this model will become known as the "waterhead"? It shouldn't since the water cooling jacket design doesn't cover the head?

More grapevine says that BMW Motorad provided 100 of these for the dealers to try them out in Maroc, with road tyres and AT tyres fitted for the different conditions - is there another manufacturer who goes to that extent for the launch of a new model?
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I wonder if this model will become known as the "waterhead"? It shouldn't since the water cooling jacket design doesn't cover the head?
The heads are watercooled. I've seen both waterhead and wethead used.
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More grapevine says that BMW Motorad provided 100 of these for the dealers to try them out in Maroc, with road tyres and AT tyres fitted for the different conditions - is there another manufacturer who goes to that extent for the launch of a new model?
They do this for every new major release most of the time in spain though
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