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Old 02-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #181
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maybe these? on an S model - SW Motech

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:48 PM   #182
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I think you are right, thank you!
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #183
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hi, expcting 4.2 gallons and having averaged 49mpg, '11 f800r ran out of gas at 178.5 miles.

dealer now tells me that the tank is actually only 13.5 Gallons USABLE volume.
they are still advertising 4.2 gallons on the us site ...

ARRRRGGGH,
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #184
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Here's a couple recent photos of the 8R, the first two from a local day ride this week, Nancy's still very much liking the F800R as am I.
Having about 7,000 miles on it the engine is starting to loosen up and is feeling good.
















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Old 02-18-2012, 09:53 PM   #185
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Thanks for those pictures. How are you both liking the factory crash bars? Has she put it over on them yet? They seem a little low on the bike to be as useful as some of the other aftermarket bars.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:00 PM   #186
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Just purchased one of these myself. Here is the factory color scheme.

Here it is with fairings removed for painting.

And the final product. I like how it turned out.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:02 PM   #187
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Next up will be to bring it home and ride, ride, ride.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:33 AM   #188
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Sweet. Good choice in colors.
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:22 AM   #189
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Hey Lost Rider-

Looks like you swapped out the tires. What tires are you running now?
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Old 02-19-2012, 02:52 AM   #190
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Hey Lost Rider-

Looks like you swapped out the tires. What tires are you running now?
Look like Pirelli Scorpion Sync's to me -



Got them on my Guzzi and Multistrada and quite like them, hadn't thought of them for my F800R until now though.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:30 PM   #191
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Q1: when is 4.2 gallons 3.5 gallons?

A: when you run out of gas on a BMW 2011 F800R ...

When I first asked the BMW mother ship about why my bike only took 3.5 gallons after running out of gas and being filled up with 178.5 miles on the tripmeter, they said they could not figure it out and suggested i take it in to a dealer.

The BMW Motorrad USA site still advertises a 4.2 gallon tank on even the current 2012 models, but the inside information BMW dealers only have indicates that the USABLE tank is only 13.5 liters (appx. 3.5 gallons).

The dealer did a thorough job searching their internal factory data and said 3.5 gallons is all it will hold (they actually filled the tank for me), unless possibly one were to remove the fuel pump ...

Q2: How do I go after this blatant misleading advertising?

Bummed Motorcycle Westcoaster who wants a real 4.2 gallon tank,
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:32 PM   #192
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A: when you run out of gas on a BMW 2011 F800R ...

When I first asked the BMW mother ship about why my bike only took 3.5 gallons after running out of gas and being filled up with 178.5 miles on the tripmeter, they said they could not figure it out and suggested i take it in to a dealer.

The BMW Motorrad USA site still advertises a 4.2 gallon tank on even the current 2012 models, but the inside information BMW dealers only have indicates that the USABLE tank is only 13.5 liters (appx. 3.5 gallons).

The dealer did a thorough job searching their internal factory data and said 3.5 gallons is all it will hold (they actually filled the tank for me), unless possibly one were to remove the fuel pump ...

Q2: How do I go after this blatant misleading advertising?

Bummed Motorcycle Westcoaster who wants a real 4.2 gallon tank,
Ferenc
a STripleR in my future?
Its the difference between the Imperial Gallon and the US gallon they are differerent. The imperial gallon is actually bigger, so you have a lower number for the same volume.

Either that or get used to it, because the 675 has a 3.6 gallon "usable" before the gas light comes one. I have one.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:41 PM   #193
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Its the difference between the Imperial Gallon and the US gallon they are differerent. The imperial gallon is actually bigger, so you have a lower number for the same volume.

Either that or get used to it, because the 675 has a 3.6 gallon "usable" before the gas light comes one. I have one.
the bmw usa site:
http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html
clearly states 4.2 gallons usable tank volume

US does not use imperial gallons, but if it did, I should expect a ~5 (US) gallon tank!

really bummed,
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ps someone on the sport-touring forum said his stripler had a 4.6 gallon tank. the expected range on the stripler according to the 5/2011 issue of cycleworld was 175 miles, and 197 miles on the f800r. the 3/2011 mcnews pegged the f800r range at an average of 218+ miles, which is about 40 more than i get, even at 50mpg.
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Old 02-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #194
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My FZ6 has a 5.1 gallon tank, I will trade you straight-up for the F800R.


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Old 02-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #195
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Usable tank volume 4.2 gallons (16.0 liters)
The BMW specs say clearly and unambiguously that the usable tank volume is 4.2 US gallons.
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