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Old 01-27-2012, 12:58 PM   #166
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. i've not tried going over 100 on mine, but the more i ride it, the smoother if feels. it fits like a fine glove, almost like it's tuned into one's psyche, effortless and in sunc with self.

how tough are aussie LEOs? ............

...............the orange reminds me of the ktms, and you and the orange beast seem to have been made for each other!
Sorry ferenc I should have made it clearer for translation, my speeds quoted were k/h. 120k/h is 75m/h.

LEOs? Police?

The Flame Orange is the same as the KTM. I like a colour that stands out against the grey road.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:54 AM   #167
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Sorry ferenc I should have made it clearer for translation, my speeds quoted were k/h. 120k/h is 75m/h.

LEOs? Police?

The Flame Orange is the same as the KTM. I like a colour that stands out against the grey road.
hey, i 'read' to fast - you guys still ride on the LHS of the road?
sorry for my lingo, but you got it:
L aw
E nforcement
O fficer

good to have one around when you need them, for sure.
funny thing is the only orange part on my bike is the f800r sticker, and, and accent color does look great against the gray/black/titanium/silver. i had my eyes set on a yellow bike (had a black and yellow honda many years ago).

your roads, even if wet, don't seem to have much debris on them, unlike the local roads i ride.

enjoy,
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ps my semi-retired bike is a vx800, and there are some hardcore vx800 afficionados in your neckadawoods. great to see others with the same passion, even if half way around the world.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #168
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almost done

crappy pic but let's see if I can load it
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:51 AM   #169
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very impressive!
all you need are some tyre studs and you're ready to ride!
is the snow so hard packed that the bike's center stand does not sink, or is there something frozen under the snow that 's keeping it up?

hang in there,
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:58 AM   #170
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Hey Pete, nice write up! I feel exactly the same about mine (pushing 2 years old now), and the PR3s I put on last summer are heavenly. I do prefer the white, though.
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:15 AM   #171
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very impressive!
all you need are some tyre studs and you're ready to ride!
is the snow so hard packed that the bike's center stand does not sink, or is there something frozen under the snow that 's keeping it up?

hang in there,
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About two inches of hard packed snow over a paved driveway. I've got it stored in a friend's heated garage across town. Once the sun gets high enough to shine on the driveway I'll try to get some better pics.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:27 AM   #172
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Nice looking set up ADVBMR but I'm not sure about the snow. I guess on the up side you've got plenty of time for tinkering with the bike during winter. I went for a boys run on Sunday, 400ks over the Blue Mountains (hills) and back. First decent run with the F800R which handled the trip very comfortably. Good to put it through the fast twisties. Very impressed.





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Old 01-31-2012, 03:32 AM   #173
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Ive got lots of friends who are giving me a hard time for climbing aboard a Beema, not that I care but the F800R seems to cop it from the die hard BMW riders, "Its not a Beema, coz its got a chain" to other riders who think its akin to owning a Harley.




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Old 02-03-2012, 06:22 PM   #174
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How sweet it is

Love the feel of this orange Beastie
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Old 02-04-2012, 06:47 PM   #175
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Cool photos! It's neat to see the bike in action.
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:19 PM   #176
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crappy pic but let's see if I can load it
Loving this! Colour is bland, but otherwise perfectly farkled! I was wondering when someone would make a screen for these similar to the K1200R's.
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:57 AM   #177
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Yeah, the color is washed out in the shadows and looks gray. It's actually the lightest silver I could find. After I painted it I started thinkng a black metal flake might be fun, maybe a winter project for next year.

ZTechnik got it right with the windscreen, I think. And it was a really easy install.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #178
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What can I say, sold. Put down a deposit yesterday and I've got my dealer on the look out for one and my buddy just got one as well. For those of you with the crash bars, are you finding them to be sufficiant? That is will they protect the side farings as well or will those side pieces be damaged if it happens to fall over? Can't decided if the aftermarket ones are any better than the stock ones.
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:55 PM   #179
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The Givis probably stick out a little more than others and cost the least, but they are perfectly adequate. I put the Wunderlich crash bars on and you can see them in the pic above. Pretty spendy and stick out a bit, but less than the Givis. If I remember the BMW OEM are relatively close to the sides, also spendy. Can't remember who else makes them for this bike. As far as protection, it depends. If you simply drop the bike, the crash bars should prevent any other damage except to possibly the handle bar. If you go down at speed, all bets are off.

Congrats on the new bike.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:31 PM   #180
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Anyone happen to know what bars these are? These seem to be highter up on the frame and would do a better job of protecting things.

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