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Old 02-19-2011, 09:46 PM   #16
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How did you get white wheels?




I arranged for the wheels to be powder coated close by in Sacramento, A&S removed the bearings and tires, Ted took care of getting them there and back.

$220 for the work from Powdercoat It
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:59 AM   #17
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Great bike, man. I've had a 2010 Alpine White version since August as my very first bike. I love it, and it's 100% clear to me that I made the right choice! I had to get the higher seat (I'm about 6'4") but it's a fantastic ride.

The only real mod I think I need is a pair of grip puppies.

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Old 02-20-2011, 02:30 AM   #18
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Nice thread, I've liked the 800s since the S/ST came out in 2006.

Quick word about the stalling; the 800S allegedly has a small flywheel, which means it needs to be revved harder that one might think, otherwise it has an annoying habit of stalling. I've no idea if the 8R has the same issue though.
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:20 AM   #19
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Thats a beautiful motorcycle! A seat bag and a decent bug killer/screen and I'd have an awesome commuter/back road scorcher.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:03 AM   #20
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1st Post Corbets! welcome to the party!

How about some photos of your White 8R?....
Don't worry, I agree somewhat about the crash bars, but function over form for a new rider who might drop the bike more often than others... for what they are they are pretty unobtrusive IMO, plus they give me a goal to see if I can get down that low and scrape them in the canyons, like I have with the valve covers on my 1200R.

This is a 8R's owners thread, meaning if you own a 8R by all means voice whatever opinion you have, show us where your ride, or what custom work you've done, or how you maintain it.... and the rest of you FF's keep up the good work of sharing your displeasure for the bike your've never ridden elsewhere.

Any fellows on the other side of the pond set up the 8R for touring yet?
Would love to see what others have done before we get her ready for some long rides....


And to keep the images flowing and keep Ted happy, here's Nancy sitting on her bike for the first time this past week. How lucky am I !




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Old 02-20-2011, 08:06 AM   #21
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The bike only it's mother would love...and several millions of others. I love it.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:17 AM   #22
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Great looking bike!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #23
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[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Yellow"]1st Post Corbets! welcome to the party!

How about some photos of your White 8R?....
Yeah, I've been a member here for a while, but I visit the F800Riders forum more regularly, since it's focused on my baby. I'm traveling this week, but when I get back I'll try to post on or two photos!

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Old 02-25-2011, 04:34 PM   #24
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Those are the handlebars that belong on the R12R (imho). Look so much better to me.

Enjoy the new ride!
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Old 02-25-2011, 06:38 PM   #25
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great. just when i was thinking i didn't need a new bike this year.

beautiful bike! nice work.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:16 AM   #26
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Great Topic thanks for starting it. Here is mine new one, sorry it is a bad quick Iphone pic.
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:18 AM   #27
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:48 AM   #28
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Chi, nice job on the mods thus far. As a suggestion, and maybe you've tried it already along the way, have you thought of using a ram ball, handlebar stem bolt instead of the u-bolt on the bars that you're currently using? i personally love how clean that kind of setup looks.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:10 AM   #29
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Nice MJZ!

PLease tell us about that seat bag you have.






And oalvarez, Nancy and I are sitting here having coffee, checking up on the thread...... she says " yeah, that is cleaner, why didn't you get that instead?.....

Gee Thanks!









And to keep it real on this honeymoon.....

Nancy's bike is in the shop after continuing to occasionally stall unexpectedly while riding down the road. It seemed to do it more often when the gas level was lower in the tank, not too often, but once is too much if it's an error with the bike.
The weird thing is the bike would not start unless you cycled the ignition, just keep cranking over.
Same symptom it had 15 minutes into Nancy's first ride.
I took the bike to our local dealer, Ventura County BMW, explained all the symptoms and brief history.
As soon as I said how it wouldn't start until you reset the ignition, the service manager bluntly said "It's a bad fuel pump".

He explained how there was a bad batch of pumps on earlier f800s/st bikes, the pump would pull too much current, tripping the CANBUS. Once you cycle the ignition, you reset the CANBUS "breaker"... and off you go. Hopefully this one is a fluke.

Of course this is covered under warranty, and fortunately Nancy's working and it's been/supposed to rain in SoCal for now anyways, so no real major inconvenience. The one day fix turned into 3-4 because there's no new fuel pump available in the USA, so it's being shipping from the Motherland VOR.

But I can't help but wonder why didn't A&S Powersports techs catch this problem when I told them repeatedly how it wouldn't start until you reset the ignition?............
Instead they blamed it on Nancy for dropping the bike and "flooding the charcoal canister"....


I just know Nancy's looking forward to not being worried about her bike stalling, as it usually did it at a very inconvenient place like in heavy city traffic.
Next week we'll be taking a short camping trip, so more new photos to follow!






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Old 02-26-2011, 09:13 AM   #30
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great. just when i was thinking i didn't need a new bike this year.

beautiful bike! nice work.
I'll buy that R65 back, now that you've fixed everything.
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