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Old 12-10-2012, 12:48 AM   #676
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It's not a real BM anyway... no shaft drive!
Check with your dealer - maybe they thought about that and made
the chain drive implode on itself over time too, for that hi-end
boxer feel for folks who can't afford one.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:56 PM   #677
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A buddy of mine got me thinking the other day........

Has anyone ever thrown some "offroad" tires on an R adn seen what it can do off road?

My buddy bought a GS and wants me to do some "adventuring" with him, but I'm a bit nervous. lol
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:37 PM   #678
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A buddy of mine got me thinking the other day........

Has anyone ever thrown some "offroad" tires on an R adn seen what it can do off road?

My buddy bought a GS and wants me to do some "adventuring" with him, but I'm a bit nervous. lol

G,

Think you mean this?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...0scrambler.htm

Interesting, could be fun, but I think I'd just go the F800GS or 7..
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:39 PM   #679
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Check with your dealer - maybe they thought about that and made
the chain drive implode on itself over time too, for that hi-end
boxer feel for folks who can't afford one.


Having had 20 of the bigger brothers I've been lucky with only ever two final drive seals.

I was hoping to get the 'surge' package but that's been discontinued with the single plug R series... o well... Just have to wait for some other internet fuelled minor problem to turn into "bigger than ben-Hur" problems..
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:52 AM   #680
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Having had 20 of the bigger brothers I've been lucky with only ever two final drive seals.
Only 20?
That doesn't count.

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Old 12-11-2012, 12:53 AM   #681
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G,

Think you mean this?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...0scrambler.htm

Interesting, could be fun, but I think I'd just go the F800GS or 7..
Aren't people reporting all over the place that the 800R is a bit top heavy.. ?
I'd go for the GS in any version for that too (even the G).
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:02 AM   #682
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G,

Think you mean this?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/mod...0scrambler.htm

Interesting, could be fun, but I think I'd just go the F800GS or 7..
The Touratech goodies are nice, but as always, pricey. The rear set pegs would make standing difficult. But I bet it would be fun on gravel roads. Most likely the same results could be acheived with just the tires. But what fun would that be.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:22 AM   #683
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Has anyone ever thrown some "offroad" tires on an R adn seen what it can do off road?
No, but have been thinking about its capabilities.
Test-drove a GS before I bought the R to feel how they handle different.

Like others posted, I think on gravel roads, even muddy roads, it should be ok, as long as you can keep going and keep some speed in it.
For the more extreme offroad work where you have to drive real slow, stop and manouver, it's less suited, indeed not balanced well for that.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:12 AM   #684
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Finally picked up my F800R yesterday.
Riding it back from the Dealers in the pouring rain was so much fun even did some sailing on it going through about 2 ft of flood water. will post some pics when it eventually stops raining
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:44 PM   #685
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Congrats on the new bike,

Definitely post some photos,

What color is it?
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:52 PM   #686
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Thank you LostViking Mines the same as Brysters Racing Blue and White :)
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:21 PM   #687
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I'm getting rid of a few things for mine if anyone is looking for something.

http://f800riders.org/forum/showthre...408#post681408
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:47 AM   #688
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A buddy of mine got me thinking the other day........

Has anyone ever thrown some "offroad" tires on an R adn seen what it can do off road?

My buddy bought a GS and wants me to do some "adventuring" with him, but I'm a bit nervous. lol
No need to be nervous, check out this (maybe this has been posted before):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlrkTbbV_bQ
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:39 PM   #689
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ok a few pics of my Bike

First Look at my Bike at The Dealers look at the Rain

The Sun Does Shine occasionally in England
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #690
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Congrats! Looks awesome.
First rain on a new bike sucks, I experienced that the other day.

Now do me a favour and look after it! (always nice to know where to get parts! )

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