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Old 11-13-2012, 10:36 AM   #646
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It was the rear the slipped out and then caught that caused my issue although that particular track didn't do well with my constantly bottoming out front since it was nothing but tight, fast, technical turns with lots of elevation difference on half the turns.
ouch, sounds like a recipe for high-siding.
suspension is more important than many people realize or appreciate, and having the front and rear 'balanced' wrt to each other is critical.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:22 AM   #647
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So I screwed up. It wasn't a Progressive rear he suggesed but a Penske rear shock. And I did highside.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #648
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Yeah, I thought that he'd have recommended a higher end shock than Progressive. Penske is excellent. When I go to update my F8, my list includes Penske, Elka, Wilbers, Hyperpro, and Ohlins. They're all going to be close, cost wise, so it comes down (for me) to the service from the seller. I'm going to save up to do both ends at once, probably next winter.
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:16 AM   #649
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so, is the general consensus to go with the progressive emulators on the front?
i emailed progressive and they said they had nothin' for the f800r,
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Old 11-14-2012, 12:20 AM   #650
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No I screwed up, I was thinking insurance company. Progressive doesn't really make good shocks/springs. I've seen RaceTech used on the front of these bikes 3 separate times now.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #651
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I've used RaceTech springs and gold valve emulators in a couple of my bikes previously and will be the route I'll take if I decide to keep my bike next year, of which there's a very good chance, still riding and enjoying it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:55 AM   #652
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Traxxion Dynamics has a version of the replacement valve stack (like the Emulators). Kyle Racing is in CA, and may be a suspension service center as well. I know they're a big Ohlins dealer.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #653
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Here's a thread on suspension for the ST's which are close enough to be identical to these. http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...s-for-the-F800
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:11 AM   #654
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Howdy folks,

Any of you taking these bikes to the more dirty side??? scrambler like?

Maybe not this extreme, but you get the idea. I have had a 800ST and a 800GS and I have an interest in the new 800R as a light, nimble all-rounder.

Mostly one up in Upstate NY, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

Something like this,
http://www.visordown.com/image.aspx?.../Huge/1992.jpg
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:07 PM   #655
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I would love to hear more about this bike from actual owners, anybody out there? Especially the 2012-13 version, but any really. I have been back and forth between this and another 800GS. But for some reason this one has me hot and bothered.

Looking specifically for how you like it? What bike you came off of?
What don't you like. Accessories that work or don't work. I would go the factory bags myself.

Any Medium distance touring. I don't mind touring on an unfaired bike. I put 11,000 miles on a R12R last summer. 7,000 of it on one trip. Only missed the fairing on one day.

I may try to snatch a demo tomorrow from Max, since I'll be in Albany for business anyway. But being it is supposed to only be a high of twenty, I'm not sure how that will go.

Thanks for your help with this.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:21 PM   #656
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Check out this site: http://f800riders.org/forum/forumdis...00R-Discussion

I own one, bought it this fall so I don't have a lot of miles on it. I'm only 5'4" so the pull backs are a must for me for comfort. Sometimes being short sucks! I came off an F650GS and did a free one day off road clinic here in Denver (through Rawhide Adv) on it. Did just fine, but even with the bars rotated up, it wasn't high enough to be comfortable standing.

If I remember right this tread had loads of pics of a lady taking hers on dirt roads and such.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #657
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If you go back to the earlier posts you'll find a ton of discussion and pics of things you can do to this bike. There are limited manufacturers for aftermarket parts but that has all been discussed earlier. I have used mine for touring and it's quite enjoyable. The one thing you'll notice is that it's a bit crampy because the pegs are comparatively high. I'm 5'8" and I notice it. A 6 footer might find it uncomfortable.

I posted some pics of things I added starting at post #367.
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:57 AM   #658
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Thanks Folks,

Actually, I read this thread cover to cover. I have been following it since it's inception when Joe unveiled their bike.
I always enjoy his straight forward style and excellent photography.

That being said, I have recently developed more of an interest in actually owning one. Hence the request for more info.

I am and have been a member on the F800 Riders forum since I bought an ST years back and have posted a similar question over there as well.

It seems the bike has failed to catch on here in the states. But it seems to be doing well elsewhere. That being said there does seem to be a core group of rider that have discovered the 800R's attributes and appear to be enjoying it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:32 AM   #659
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It seems the bike has failed to catch on here in the states. But it seems to be doing well elsewhere. That being said there does seem to be a core group of rider that have discovered the 800R's attributes and appear to be enjoying it.
The 800R hasn't sold well in the UK either, which makes the bikes a bit of a bargain on the used market. But, I also had a R1150R which was also a bit of an unloved bike in the BMW range. The reality is that for road riding both these bikes offer more than their more glamourous siblings in the GS range.
I see it as "being scene but not herd".
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Old 12-01-2012, 09:23 AM   #660
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I like that, and know what you mean about the scene,

I'm not entirely new the the path of the Roadster.

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