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Old 03-13-2011, 11:39 AM   #49
Joined: Mar 2011
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First post! I picked up my F800R about a month ago and am loving it so far. I've upgraded from an SV650.

Here is what I love about it:

- Unique looking, I love how mechanical and 'industrial' it looks
- Great build quality, especially compared to the SV
- feels narrow and light between the legs
- smooth, even pull
- dips right into the corners and holds steady
- good mileage and range
- 2 up works better than expected
- options (ABS, heated grips, TPM, etc.) are nice
- added rad shroud, sliders, BMW OEM LED turns, center stand, pazzos

What I don't love so much:

- Definitely more vibey than my SV over 5K
- Isn't as much a power upgrade from the SV as I thought it would be
- Wish the speedo was digital, minor

What drives me a little nuts:

- I have to be moving almost 10-12 mph to fully release the clutch in 1st without the engine bogging, makes putzing around town a bit cumbersome (the SV never had this problem) since your always feathering the clutch
- Clutch engages really late, maybe in the last 1/4 or 1/5 of the lever travel (played with the cable play a lot and bought pazzos to help, but they don't really solve the issue)

Anyone know if there's anything that can be done about the last 2 issues?
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