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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2013, 10:53:56 am »
I don't know. It is really strange to me that these things happen as I have not experience it at all, in the 3 000 odd k's I have been riding to date.

Do you know which tires were fitted to his bike?
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2013, 12:50:20 pm »
It worries me slightly when bikes are getting too advanced for their own good.

What's next, Free Norton Anti-Virus with the 2015 GS1200?
I worry sometimes that computers will crash on a bike, resulting in a potential lock-up or engine having to be "re-booted".

Solid State Boxer engines with HDMI inputs? LOL

Interesting news...
I just googled it and found a list of all the changes (the rest seems to be software related)
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/bmw-announces-the-2014-upgrades-for-r1200gs-62964.html

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2013, 01:55:31 pm »
I don't know. It is really strange to me that these things happen as I have not experience it at all, in the 3 000 odd k's I have been riding to date.

Do you know which tires were fitted to his bike?

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2013, 02:05:28 pm »
That is the same tires which GSing experineced the headshake? As far as I recall this issue was resolved after new tires were fitted to his bike.Could it be the tires causing this?
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2013, 02:10:54 pm »
That is the same tires which GSing experineced the headshake? As far as I recall this issue was resolved after new tires were fitted to his bike.Could it be the tires causing this?

It could be, we had a similar problem on the facelift LT with some tyres.
It would appear that all bikes that have had the head shake have had the Metzelers on. I was at Pauli yesterday and he tried it with the new Karoo's on and it was fine.

I also rode 1500Kms on another LC and didn't have one hassle, also testing it for Economy so riding similar to Reg.
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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2013, 02:17:05 pm »
I am glad the Karoo's were fine. Where can I get hold of a set?
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013, 10:12:18 am »
None available as far as I know?
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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2013, 04:51:13 am »
After watching a couple of 1200 LC bikes around the Country Trax oval the previous weekend, I can just say that I am 100 % convinced that the so called "tank slap" problem on the bike is 100% rumor.

A specific bike came sideways around a corner, was immediately lifted into a wheely on the short straight before being taken around the next corner, again side ways, with no indication of a head shake or any instability. 
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2013, 06:07:32 am »
After watching a couple of 1200 LC bikes around the Country Trax oval the previous weekend, I can just say that I am 100 % convinced that the so called "tank slap" problem on the bike is 100% rumor.

A specific bike came sideways around a corner, was immediately lifted into a wheely on the short straight before being taken around the next corner, again side ways, with no indication of a head shake or any instability. 


The dangerous  and notorious headshake will only happen at higher speeds.
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2013, 06:16:09 am »
After watching a couple of 1200 LC bikes around the Country Trax oval the previous weekend, I can just say that I am 100 % convinced that the so called "tank slap" problem on the bike is 100% rumor.

A specific bike came sideways around a corner, was immediately lifted into a wheely on the short straight before being taken around the next corner, again side ways, with no indication of a head shake or any instability. 


The dangerous  and notorious headshake will only happen at higher speeds.

Really, what speeds would those be? What conditions would those be? I have 10,000km on my LC, not once have I experienced a "dangerous and notorious headshake".....

I have ridden anything between 20 - 160 on gravel (with Metzeler Next) which varied from sand, stones, ruts and combinations of all these in places! No head shake, no tankslap.
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2013, 08:32:53 am »
After watching a couple of 1200 LC bikes around the Country Trax oval the previous weekend, I can just say that I am 100 % convinced that the so called "tank slap" problem on the bike is 100% rumor.

A specific bike came sideways around a corner, was immediately lifted into a wheely on the short straight before being taken around the next corner, again side ways, with no indication of a head shake or any instability. 


The dangerous  and notorious headshake will only happen at higher speeds.

Really, what speeds would those be? What conditions would those be? I have 10,000km on my LC, not once have I experienced a "dangerous and notorious headshake".....

I have ridden anything between 20 - 160 on gravel (with Metzeler Next) which varied from sand, stones, ruts and combinations of all these in places! No head shake, no tankslap.

I have exactly the same experience than HermanH, although just more than 3000 Km's of it, most on dirt and jeep tracks.
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2013, 02:37:32 pm »
Lyk my Herman het een van die stadiges gekry , my gs loop lag - lag 240 op die klok.
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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2013, 02:40:34 pm »
Lyk my Herman het een van die stadiges gekry , my gs loop lag - lag 240 op die klok.

Fookit, 240!  :o Myne raak maar bietjie uit stoom uit hier rondom 220
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2013, 02:48:59 pm »
After watching a couple of 1200 LC bikes around the Country Trax oval the previous weekend, I can just say that I am 100 % convinced that the so called "tank slap" problem on the bike is 100% rumor.

A specific bike came sideways around a corner, was immediately lifted into a wheely on the short straight before being taken around the next corner, again side ways, with no indication of a head shake or any instability. 


The alleged dangerous  and notorious headshake will only happen at higher speeds.
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #34 on: October 12, 2013, 07:42:39 am »
After watching a couple of 1200 LC bikes around the Country Trax oval the previous weekend, I can just say that I am 100 % convinced that the so called "tank slap" problem on the bike is 100% rumor.

A specific bike came sideways around a corner, was immediately lifted into a wheely on the short straight before being taken around the next corner, again side ways, with no indication of a head shake or any instability. 


The dangerous  and notorious headshake will only happen at higher speeds.

R1200GS LC's only tank slap in your dreams.
And it's a malicious rumour that BMW is patching up the R1200GS LC by deleting suspension settings and adding a steering damper ::)

I jumped ship of this discussion a long time ago ::)
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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2013, 07:27:05 am »
 :pot: someone said the tankslap/headshake only occurs in the heads of those who don't own the bike or have never riden it  :pot:
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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #36 on: October 13, 2013, 07:33:11 am »
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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2013, 09:30:57 am »
After watching a couple of 1200 LC bikes around the Country Trax oval the previous weekend, I can just say that I am 100 % convinced that the so called "tank slap" problem on the bike is 100% rumor.

A specific bike came sideways around a corner, was immediately lifted into a wheely on the short straight before being taken around the next corner, again side ways, with no indication of a head shake or any instability. 


The dangerous  and notorious headshake will only happen at higher speeds.

R1200GS LC's only tank slap in your dreams.
And it's a malicious rumour that BMW is patching up the R1200GS LC by deleting suspension settings and adding a steering damper ::)

I jumped ship of this discussion a long time ago ::)

Would you please be so kind sir to elaborate on your claims regarding the suspension settings being deleted?
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2013, 01:19:06 pm »
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The most vocal of the critics has long since lost his credibity in my eyes
No point in asking to subsantiate claims. The loudest crits all quote the internet writings
I would like to know if any of these internet experts have actually done any time on the bike they are slating?
I guess my time spent actually riding my bike counts for very little, as i am by no means an expert rider
 

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Re: New BMW R1200 GS (2013) “Tanks slap”
« Reply #39 on: October 30, 2013, 08:57:33 am »
Bastid... I just bought mine last week, came without steering damper, suppose the salesman didn't know about this.......

It really doesn't matter cause mine feels perfect. 

Any of you know if it's electronic or normal type of damper?

Maby all off us should complain about the tankslaps and see if bmw's will fit all our bikes with it! Just in case, and to add a tad resale value...

I did however slap my lc's tank myself, but that was for thanking her for the wonderful ride, always wanted to do it to my wife as well... Lol.
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