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Old 03-20-2009, 08:14 PM   #1
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My F800GS almost ready, PICS!

Hi fellow riders. Did not see an intro thread so I thought I would start here. I have been following this forum since September of 2008, which is when I got my first adventure bike the F800Gs. I put a deposit down on it 6 months in advance and received it in September 08. Although I have had it for over 6 months now I did not want to post pics until I received and installed all my mods, I am still waiting on a few but for now this is my baby:

My 2009 F800GS


Wide Screen from BMW



Cortech Stap on tank bag: (Not very big put fits the style of the bike)


Wunderlich Cruise Control With Stock HandGuards (Works Great)



Touratech Left and Right Swingarm Covers (These just clip on)


Touratech Guard for brake fluid container



Thats it for now. I have a temporary top case but I did not like it so I am going to order the Trax top case and side bags. I think the black ones go nicely with the bike. Does anyone have the Trax top case on their yellow f800GS? Still want to get the engine guards (can't decide which ones yet) and the bash plate. I have only seen aluminum bash plates, has anyone seen any black ones? Oh and I got a airhawk seat cushion as well, just did not upload a pic of that.

Doing a trip in June from Texas - Panama and want her to be ready for anything It is my first big trip and I will be riding with 1 1200 Adventure and 2 GS650's. So this will be my first post out of many, hope to learn allot and contribute to this forum.

P.S. If anyone can recommend a good GPS for the 800 I would love to hear your suggestions. I am looking for one that mounts in the middle and not on the sides of the handle bars.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Welcome Nice bike! I want one! Zumo Filloucher profile
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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Puuuurty!!!! I'm diggin' the yellow.....
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys :)
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:06 PM   #5
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:21 PM   #6
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Nice bike

might want to check the adjustment of that chain, looks a tad tight


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Old 03-20-2009, 09:25 PM   #7
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Nice bike

might want to check the adjustment of that chain, looks a tad tight
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I just had the dealer tighten it last week because it was to loose but you might be right, I will give it a little more slack..
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:51 PM   #8
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I just had the dealer tighten it last week because it was to loose but you might be right, I will give it a little more slack..
time to learn how to do it yourself

That bike needs some offroad damage in the worst way.
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #9
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....I have only seen aluminum bash plates, has anyone seen any black ones?
Nice luv machine you got there! Congratulations!

Here's a link to some month-old shots of my bike with the Adventure Spec bars, bash guard and luggage carrier, plus Jesse's:

http://www.starling.com/moto/index.htm

Since then I've added Pivot Pegs, handguards, tank bag, side stand plate, Hyper-Lites for brakes and head lamp guard but don't have new photos of it all yet.

I think I'm heading over to Death Valley this weekend to dust mine up a bit... it's time... plus we're already in the mid 80's here in Las Vegas so in the next few weeks DV will be cookin'.

Have fun!

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Old 03-21-2009, 01:19 AM   #10
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Nice luv machine you got there! Congratulations!

Here's a link to some month-old shots of my bike with the Adventure Spec bars, bash guard and luggage carrier, plus Jesse's:

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Love your bike Rob.... Where did you get the bash plate? Thats exactly the one I am looking for. Once you get some new shots of your bike with the newly added mods please post them I would love to see them :)
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:17 AM   #11
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Nice set up. Is that the 10 or the 14 ltr Cortech tank bag?
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:17 AM   #12
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Nice F800 in the right color!

Nice scoot. Fill out your profile so we know if we are going riding Tuesday..
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:35 AM   #13
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Nice set up. Is that the 10 or the 14 ltr Cortech tank bag?
looking at the cortech site, I think it's the 6.5 L Super Mini Tank Bag
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:44 AM   #14
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If anyone wants the super mini, I've got a new in the box f/s for $49 shipped in conus. Decided to go with a different tank bag.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:18 AM   #15
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Love your bike Rob.... Where did you get the bash plate? Thats exactly the one I am looking for.
Thanks for the kind words!

That's the Adventure Spec Bash Guard; very very stout, well designed and well finished. Even all the BMW dealer guys, mechanics and "bigboy 1200 riders" drool on the Adv-Spec stuff. I got the crash guards/bars, bash guard and luggage rack for about $500 +/- USD total and that included two day DHL shipping from the UK. Ordered on Monday, installed on my bike by Thursday.
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