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    Any mention of the new block still having a sight glass for the oil checking drill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Any mention of the new block still having a sight glass for the oil checking drill?
    It's an electronic sight glass that shows up on the computer so you don't have to lay on the ground to read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    Any mention of the new block still having a sight glass for the oil checking drill?
    If you spin the bike around to the right side, it looks like you can see a sight glass.
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    Here's a better picture.
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    that's a serious circlip as well ...thanks!
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    Has anyone come across a photo of a GSA with the wasser boxer engine?
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    Did anyone notice the new Michelin Anakee 3's on the new bike? Haven't heard anything about them but the pattern looks different.
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    This email is from a longtime BMW-addict friend of mine:

    "By the way, saw a 2013 GS Adventure in Bentonville, AR last week. There are some 2013 GS's in the pipeline that have the current camhead engine. Dealer's can also order 2013 GS's with the watercooled engine. Glad to see the air/oil cooled versions available for one last year -- means they will be available on the used market for a while longer."

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    Has anyone come across a photo of a GSA with the wasser boxer engine?
    Didn't they say next year?
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    From what I hear, the new GS will probably be labeled as 2014, even though it will become available in March 2013. Current models are for 2013. However, I read somewhere that BMW has indicated that as of end of October, Motorrad will cease production of current GS, to make room for the new GS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montauk View Post
    From what I hear, the new GS will probably be labeled as 2014, even though it will become available in March 2013. Current models are for 2013. However, I read somewhere that BMW has indicated that as of end of October, Motorrad will cease production of current GS, to make room for the new GS.
    I wonder if the 2013 models will be sought out and sold at a premium price because they are the last of the oilhead GS or if they will be discounted to clear them out because they are being replaced by a "new and improved" wethead?
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    Our local dealer told me today they expected to have a demo bike by April.

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    Didn't they say next year?
    I saw 2 years in one of the early announcements. Seems like it will be a real design challenge to get more GSA fuel capacity on this bike with the 2 side radiators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by k75s View Post
    I saw 2 years in one of the early announcements. Seems like it will be a real design challenge to get more GSA fuel capacity on this bike with the 2 side radiators.
    They'll probably come with a little tanker trailer with a twenty gallon capacity. As an option it will have a built in fuel pump and transfer switch. The poor people will have to use a hand pump (also optional), but the dealers won't have those until the following year due to a engineering snafu at the plant in Kenya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montauk View Post
    From what I hear, the new GS will probably be labeled as 2014, even though it will become available in March 2013. Current models are for 2013. However, I read somewhere that BMW has indicated that as of end of October, Motorrad will cease production of current GS, to make room for the new GS.
    I have also been told that only the Rallye and Triple Black versions will be the only '13 camhead/ac models produced. Has anyone heard differently?
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    Quote Originally Posted by osbornk View Post
    I wonder if the 2013 models will be sought out and sold at a premium price because they are the last of the oilhead GS or if they will be discounted to clear them out because they are being replaced by a "new and improved" wethead?
    Great question and one that I'm curious to see how it plays out. My thought is that the remaining silver and white ones (GS) will garner a bit more demand than the TB that has been in circulation for a while now. My feelings are mixed regarding the Rallye version.
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