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Old 12-12-2014, 01:41 AM   #1
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Finally stepped up... F700GS

I have been lurking for awhile and joined not long ago... took me awhile to decide on a bike, until I finally took a MC class; which changed my outlook some. I have had dirtbiking background and wanted a very dirt friendly dual sport. But I started to think that I needed something I would be happy with on the road, as well as be able to touch some dirt. And then I stepped up and found my new 2015 F700GS!

Bought her this evening after a few test rides on a couple nice machines. I tried to get out the door before dark, but ended up riding home in in the dark and rush hour traffic. It was great! And then my buddy wanted to do a ride with me and it couldnt wait... so we took a night ride downtown Denver and had a blast!

Sorry no pics, I will correct that asap tomorrow. Planning on a decent day ride to really get to know the bike, maybe hit the mountains up a bit...
Thanks for all the stories, knowledge, and ride reports to get me here ADVRider!

*wow thats why dont post at 1am.... thanks for the correction. Sorry about that!

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Old 12-12-2014, 04:22 AM   #2
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Good choice. I love me 650 single but if I was riding longer or more roads I'd be all over the 700. We're shut down here in vt for a while till the snow clears. Cheers
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:46 AM   #3
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Err, no such thing as an R700GS is there? You probably mean F700GS...
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Old 12-12-2014, 05:52 AM   #4
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That's what I was going on!
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Old 12-12-2014, 06:20 AM   #5
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Fill out that profile noob
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:26 AM   #6
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OP~

Have you noticed the vibration in the grips/pegs?

I rode one for about 2 hours a coupla years ago. Bike rode fine but vibration became an annoyance. Whatever you, don't ride a Tiger 800...
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:27 AM   #7
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Oh yeah, one more thing. You might want some additional illumination. These ppl know their stuff~

http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDe...mNumber=497083
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Old 12-12-2014, 11:22 AM   #8
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Your going to love it! For me it's the best do it all bike. I can get 60 mpg if I keep it under 80 mph. This set up works for me and no issues.
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Old 12-13-2014, 08:37 AM   #9
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Best all around bike I have ever had and I have went through a few of them.

Let the customizing begin.

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Old 12-16-2014, 12:15 PM   #10
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Sorry for the late reply....

...been busy with a lot of riding and getting myself and the bike ready.

Norty01 - I have not noticed any vibrations at all yet. I definitely did while test riding the 650gs... but so far it has been a dream both around town and on the highway.
Also, Thank you for the link! I will definitely be looking into some lights...

K7TNT - Wow you have an amazing setup! Love the protection you have with those bars... I am trying to get some today, and a skid plate.... your bike really is gorgeous though...

Time to go check out some tires and pick up my new helmet... I will try and get a pic or two up soon...
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:42 PM   #11
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Congratulations Sickboymoto! Enjoy the hell out of it.
K7TNT....... very nice set-up. The economy thanks you for your assistance. Cheers.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:24 PM   #12
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Congratulations!

Ride and enjoy...oh and post pics when you can.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:21 PM   #13
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Bike Pics finally.....

Rode almost 100miles today, mostly in the mountains..
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:22 PM   #14
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:23 PM   #15
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