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Old 03-11-2012, 11:39 PM   #256
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As ADVBMR said - More pic's please.
We've just moved out of summer down here so I'll post some pics for all you snow bound crew to drool over.
















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Old 03-12-2012, 09:37 AM   #257
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That aught to distract them petegailey!

Very nice orange bike!






Bad news for Nancy's F800R, the insurance is totaling it.

There's a ding (not bent) on the main frame, and the passenger footrest got a (very) little tweaked so the subframe is considered bent. Add to it that the main wiring harness got cut by the windscreen bracket near the headlight and the bike is considered totaled. The wiring can be fixed.

We have the opportunity to buy the bike back for a real good price from the insurance but are still undecided. We could use a nice small DS bike in place of the 8R....

Anyone have any idea what this bike, in good working order, with a salvage title, would be worth? In other words would a salvage title scare you away from ever buying this bike even though it doesn't suffer from any real damage that would make the bike perform any different, or make it unsafe.
The dealer service department says there's nothing wrong with the bike mechanically or structurally ...

Anyone want to buy a salvage titled F800R for less than half price?
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:27 AM   #258
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Wow, that's too bad. It's also too bad that I just bought one less than a month ago! That would be a great deal and wouldn't have detoured me. It's really a shame that they're totalling it. Heck, buy it back and keep it, then get the DS a little later!
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:44 PM   #259
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That aught to distract them petegailey!

Very nice orange bike!






Bad news for Nancy's F800R, the insurance is totaling it.


We have the opportunity to buy the bike back for a real good price from the insurance but are still undecided. We could use a nice small DS bike in place of the 8R....
Yeah Lost rider, I'm totally bonding with my orange beastie. One of the nicest balanced motorcycles Ive ever ridden.

Its a shame about the F800R. Its amazing how easily they write bikes off. What sort of DS bike are you thinking about? I used to have a Suzuki DR650 but it was way to tall for me, had to stand tippy toes and couldn't hold it up if it went over on the trails. Ended up dropping it several times in the bush, usually at low speeds going down steep tracks. I reckon it was much harder to handle at low speeds than the F800R or the Bonneville that I replaced it with. A motard set up with a smaller front wheel and lower seat might have been more user friendly. As far as Nancy's F800R I'd consider buying a pranged bike if it still ran straight without my hands on the bars but Id be expecting a good price discount. Good luck with the search.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:54 PM   #260
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That aught to distract them petegailey!

Very nice orange bike!






Bad news for Nancy's F800R, the insurance is totaling it.

There's a ding (not bent) on the main frame, and the passenger footrest got a (very) little tweaked so the subframe is considered bent. Add to it that the main wiring harness got cut by the windscreen bracket near the headlight and the bike is considered totaled. The wiring can be fixed.

We have the opportunity to buy the bike back for a real good price from the insurance but are still undecided. We could use a nice small DS bike in place of the 8R....

Anyone have any idea what this bike, in good working order, with a salvage title, would be worth? In other words would a salvage title scare you away from ever buying this bike even though it doesn't suffer from any real damage that would make the bike perform any different, or make it unsafe.
The dealer service department says there's nothing wrong with the bike mechanically or structurally ...

Anyone want to buy a salvage titled F800R for less than half price?
hey, i'd be interested, especially if i keep my f800r ...
on the plus side, bikes are replaceable, people are not ...
let me know if you need a temp ride,
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #261
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hey, that orange looks great!
in deferrence to the non-fuel tank folks i have a snapshot of my new love, small fuel tank and all,
albeit in my front yard:
http://s1078.photobucket.com/albums/...t=IMG_5405.jpg
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #262
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Anyone have any idea what this bike, in good working order, with a salvage title, would be worth? In other words would a salvage title scare you away from ever buying this bike even though it doesn't suffer from any real damage that would make the bike perform any different, or make it unsafe.
The dealer service department says there's nothing wrong with the bike mechanically or structurally ...
That's too bad. I would imagine you'd need to put the new parts on it to get any interest in it except if you want to sell it really, really cheap. What about fixing it up, then trying to sell it? You'd get to use it, then decide whether to replace it.
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #263
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in deferrence to the non-fuel tank folks i have a snapshot of my new love, small fuel tank and all, albeit in my front yard:
That sure is a sweet looking bike. I don't know about the small tank. That spare you got on the back looks to be about 5 gallons or so!
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:29 PM   #264
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We've just moved out of summer down here so I'll post some pics for all you snow bound crew to drool over.
Thanks for the pics. Looks great down there. Got me so inspired I went to the store and got 40 pounds of ice melt (salt) to make a little path out of my driveway. Looking like another month to go!
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #265
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We could use a nice small DS bike in place of the 8R....

Anyone want to buy a salvage titled F800R for less than half price?[/QUOTE]

I have an NX250 that qualifies. pm sent.

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Old 03-13-2012, 02:18 PM   #266
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That sure is a sweet looking bike. I don't know about the small tank. That spare you got on the back looks to be about 5 gallons or so!
thanks, even if it's not yellow - i sure do like the looks of it - perhaps we shoulda traded before you modified yours.
thanks for helping me with the search.
lol - the spare 'tank' i think is about 4 times the advertised tank of the f800r, and i believe is 'water' tight! so far, i've only tried to keep water outside of it,
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:20 PM   #267
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That's too bad. I would imagine you'd need to put the new parts on it to get any interest in it except if you want to sell it really, really cheap. What about fixing it up, then trying to sell it? You'd get to use it, then decide whether to replace it.
i recall when the insurance company offered to sell me my totaled 05 wee, i declined, because i was not sure what structural damage there may have been after that roadsign hit me and bent the forks. perhaps it was not the sign itself, which did some damage higher up, but its holder that came tumbling after that bent the forks, but they wound up selling it on ebay for about half of what they wanted me to pay them ...

what are your plans now?

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Old 03-17-2012, 06:12 AM   #268
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hmm, lotsa f800r ebay parts from sf, e.g.,
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Engine-motor...sories&vxp=mtr
wonder what may come in handy?
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Old 03-17-2012, 10:59 AM   #269
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We love photos :)

First a picture of a 16L fueltank.


And a picture of Givi Engine bars on my bike

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Old 03-17-2012, 05:30 PM   #270
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I know this has nothing to do with the fuel tank size but...
I wasn't a big fan of the large factory license plate assembly so I removed it and relocated the light assembly.
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Then I drilled the triangular plate that is under the seat.
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Then installed the light assembly.
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4 wholes total. 1 for the light bulb, 1 for the bolt, 2 for the index pins on the light assembly.
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Final product looks like this.
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I drilled the license plate out and use two of the stock license plate assembly bolt locations (with new bolts) to remount the license plate as shown.
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