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Old 04-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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Most Important Farkels?

Just Ordered a Triple Black (arrives on the 10th) Traded my 990A with every conceivable extra but I had to chip in a few dollars. I don't have much money left for extras, which are the most important in order of must have to nice to have and which ones should I get from Beemer if any?
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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Just Ordered a Triple Black (arrives on the 10th) Traded my 990A with every conceivable extra but I had to chip in a few dollars. I don't have much money left for extras, which are the most important in order of must have to nice to have and which ones should I get from Beemer if any?
I'd say:

- wind screen
- bash plate -- the stock alu one (exhaust pipes on 800GS are paper-like -- need protection as high as possible)

and for me personally -- Scottoiler.

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ad. seat... I have lowered original one.. combined with my sexy narrow ass... any problem so far.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:06 PM   #4
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SW Motech engine guards......or another that protects the VERY expensive radiator
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #5
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Crash Bars…
Touratech or Altrider, both are excellent.
I prefer the TT Crash Bars and Crash bar upper extension, because they attach directly to the frame not the engine. Look them up… www.touratechusa.com

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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if you plan on riding it off-road AT ALL, buy:
Bashplate
hand guards
Crash Bars
Tires

If you plan on riding on the street
Windscreen
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:41 PM   #7
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if you plan on riding it off-road AT ALL, buy:
Bashplate
hand guards
Crash Bars
Tires

If you plan on riding on the street
Windscreen
Seat
Yeah, what he said :
This guy too;

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I'd say:

and for me personally -- Scottoiler.
The oiler is pricey and makes a mess, but I have found it significantly improves chain life - take your pick
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:42 PM   #8
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Thanks - the best part about getting a new toy is buying all the stuff to go with it Mmmmm... maybe I can sell my KTM watch
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:45 PM   #9
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Yeah, what he said :
The oiler is pricey and makes a mess, but I have found it significantly improves chain life - take your pick
it changes how the bike behaves... the ride is MUCH more smooth, even the engine response is quicker.

that's the key feature for me... you can use a lower rpm range without twitching.
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Old 04-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #10
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it changes how the bike behaves... the ride is MUCH more smooth, even the engine response is quicker.

that's the key feature for me... you can use a lower rpm range without twitching.
How does it do this simply by keeping the chain oiled?
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #11
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if you plan on riding it off-road AT ALL, buy:
Bashplate
hand guards
Crash Bars
Tires

If you plan on riding on the street
Windscreen
Seat
What he said, only I would add the hand guards even to the street riding, they'll keep the wind and the rain away
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #12
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ergonomics and personal preferences aside, you want the bike to breathe correctly and it comes very lean from the factory, so:

1. UNI or other brand aftermarket airfilter
2. New muffler of some kind, and headers if you want to get rid of the heavy restrictive cat
3. PC-V and Auto-Tune to wake up the EFI and get the lean out

Neglecting engine tuning is second only to neglecting suspension tuning: they deliver the bike in sub-optimal condition to pass EPA and the suspension is not very adjustable and generally just sucks all around. Tune both and then start on the peripherals.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:26 PM   #13
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How does it do this simply by keeping the chain oiled?
the spray never lubricates chain as effectivelly as the Scottoiler. It doesnt include that glue/gum part to keep stuck on and in the chain.

the difference is really evident... I have my fifth chain... think I can compare.

at least for broad use... it gives the 800GS true kardan feel.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #14
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ergonomics and personal preferences aside, you want the bike to breathe correctly and it comes very lean from the factory, so:

1. UNI or other brand aftermarket airfilter
2. New muffler of some kind, and headers if you want to get rid of the heavy restrictive cat
3. PC-V and Auto-Tune to wake up the EFI and get the lean out

Neglecting engine tuning is second only to neglecting suspension tuning: they deliver the bike in sub-optimal condition to pass EPA and the suspension is not very adjustable and generally just sucks all around. Tune both and then start on the peripheral.
the stock suspension is poor... no doubt about it... but I've never understood those engine-tuners especially in the case of 800GS.

the engine IS imho NOT neglected... it can be wilder, but thats the same for any engine with cat.

Without cat, your bike stinks.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:38 PM   #15
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