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Old 05-02-2012, 12:32 AM   #436
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I have the Puig screen on mine, Ermax also make one. I like the Puig, and much more stable once I'd added the Wunderlich instrument / screen supports. Not to big but just enough to knock the blast off. I ran with the stock cockpit screen for a couple of months when I first had the bike, but it's not enough once your going 70+. The small Puig allows me to sit at 90 comfortably, with minimal blast and noise. It's 2 poisition adjustable, moves my about 20mm, mines in the lower position.

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Old 05-02-2012, 05:33 AM   #437
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I like those bags, pretty cool.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #438
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I like those bags, pretty cool.
They are Italian, the tank bag is a FAMSA FA270 Mini - it fits onto their standard FA244 tank bag base, I use the small one for running around day to day, and the bigger one on trips. Had it on a few bikes now, just switch the base out.

The rear carrier bag is also from FAMSA and is just handy for those bits and bobs I carry on the bike.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:22 PM   #439
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Back on page 12 I was asking about what type of crash bars were being used in a video (last post on the page). They turned out to be SW Motech's so I ordered some up. After 2 months of waiting for them to be imported I was very unhappy to find that they will not fit a 2012 model F800R. Over all the bars them selves were high quality and very well made. They are thicker and heavier duty steel than the OEM crash bars with a better paint job. But since this year the fairings run down along the radiator they conflict with the bars. I had to remove the fairings to install the bars and can not reinstall the fairings with the bars in place. Now I have to pay to return these things out of my own pocket and they aren't light. These bars WILL fit any bike prior to 2012 but will NOT fit a 2012 thanks to those extended fairings.

Edited to add that A&S BMW Motorcycles in CA where I ordered them from is awesome! Not only did Josue (sp?) act as my single point of contact and left me messages with status updates while they were being imported and shipped but he's also going to provide me a shipping label so I don't have to pay for thier return which is probably not going to be that cheap. Great service should always be supported.

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Old 05-02-2012, 04:01 PM   #440
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I post some pictures in this thread of the interferance issues and a comparison between the SW Motech's and BMW crash bars. http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...189#post635189
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:12 AM   #441
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Too bad, SW Motech is a good company. The Wunderlich's were a bitch to fit too but are nice bars. Haven't had to rely on them for protection so far though, knock on wood. A&S is trying to make a business on the net so you should be able to count on them for customer service. Good for them coming through for you.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:02 AM   #442
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Eek Ktm??????????????

Is BMW trying to be a KTM ??????????????????
Ha ha ha ha ha lol

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I have the Puig screen on mine, Ermax also make one. I like the Puig, and much more stable once I'd added the Wunderlich instrument / screen supports. Not to big but just enough to knock the blast off. I ran with the stock cockpit screen for a couple of months when I first had the bike, but it's not enough once your going 70+. The small Puig allows me to sit at 90 comfortably, with minimal blast and noise. It's 2 poisition adjustable, moves my about 20mm, mines in the lower position.

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #443
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Anywhu, I'd be VERY careful with buying an exhaust for a parallel twin, and the BMWs sound make them even more 'specific', so you might end up with a very bad investment (subjectively).


I had a Remus on an F650GS and it sounded great. We had the Akra's on a couple at work and they sounded really good too.
Seems like what works on the boxers works well on the F series too.
Akrapovic and Remus sound the best to me too.

Hard to find a good sounding exhaust for an F series if you like the way
SV650 sounds, though.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:35 AM   #444
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Is BMW trying to be a KTM ??????????????????
Ha ha ha ha ha lol
Not really, the colour is similar, but other than that it's comfy, fuels really well, doesn't snatch around town, has proper Brembo brakes with 4 pistons in each caliper, doesn't need a step ladder to get on, is economical and goes more than 130 miles on a tank of gas.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:38 AM   #445
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Not really, the colour is similar, but other than that it's comfy, fuels really well, doesn't snatch around town, has proper Brembo brakes with 4 pistons in each caliper, doesn't need a step ladder to get on, is economical and goes more than 130 miles on a tank of gas.
And it doesnt need maintenance every 12 minutes.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:17 AM   #446
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rear tyre replacement; trip planned

So, I think I used up 2 of my lives with the double flat tyre on my '11 f800r rear. The second, suspect patch, is no longer holding and I'm now looking to buy a new rear tyre (2600 miles on it).

I thought the factory tyres were ok, fairly sticky, no rear tyre chicken strips left, some on front. The front did get a bit squirrely a couple of times (suspension suspect?).

What is the general recommendation out there for a replacement rear tyre?

I am tempted to go with the Michelin PR2, which I have on my other (running) bike.

Incidentally, I'm planning a trip to Cloudcroft NM soon (when, which route, etc. ??) from the SF Bay area. So far I've only ventured into the PNW, and some CA Sierra wonderful rides - nothing in the S/W. Suggestions for that also welcome - I was thinking one week, but now think I should allow for more time.

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Old 05-14-2012, 10:09 AM   #447
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Karhnage and I just did a instructional track day this last Wednesday and had our suspension adjusted by the suspension guy there. Hey cranked them way more than what BMW recommended. We had them turned to the recommended values and on his he cranked at least an extra 9+ and on mine it was at least an extra 6+ measureing the sag with and without us. Worked much much better. The suspension on these things is pretty bad, way too soft. I had the bike go squirrly under me a few times both in accelerating and in braking so I think it's the suspension more than anything.

What were your facotry tires? Our Pilot Powers are holding pretty good and they did great on the track. I was leaned over as far as you could lean that thing over without going down. I've been thinking about getting a set of PR3's in the winter because the amount of water on the roads we get out here but I'd imagine they'd wear out quick in any other season.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:35 PM   #448
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My F8R, before I installed the Wunderlich radiator guard and instrument panel reinforcers.

Also on the list of future mods:
-Slip-on Exhaust (haven't decided which yet)
-BoosterPlug
-Eliminate the tail on the back(should be done by the end of the week, I'm custom fabricating an aluminum bracket.)
-Ermax windscreen
-Engine Spoiler
-LED indicators and Taillight
-Red Shorty Pazzo's
-Solo Seat cowl
-Rear hugger


When I get the hugger, spoiler and seat cowl, I'm going to repaint everything to Black or dark silver more than likely


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Old 05-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #449
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So how many turns back, counterclockwise, from full on did he turn it?@
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:17 PM   #450
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Clockwise and I think the BMW recommendation was 11 and 12 for our height and weight if I remember correctly so what I wrote earlier was added to that.
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