2013 F800GS and F700GS merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by The Jinx, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Nope regular height and there is only one 800 the other 2 are our 650's

    What tipped us in favor of the BMW's versus the Triumphs? More bang for your buck, we have luggage we can transfer to the new bikes....savings of over $4000....LOVED the Triumph seats! Hate the BMW plank but it was a trade off. No handle bar controls on the Triumph more "modern" convenience on the Beemers. Also, we sat on the Triumphs before buying these bikes and did not feel them that day...but yeah those gel seats that Triumph sells....made us really think twice but BMW won. Also, 3 year warranty...this has prompted us to buy new bikes to begin with...our bikes are running out of their warranties.


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  2. JRWooden

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    I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet...
    While I'm tall enough for the F800GS it might encourage writing checks I should not be trying to cash.... :lol3
    I'm waiting on a call from the dealership with some more numbers in it!
  3. montanaman

    montanaman Traveler

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    Wow... that new 1200 looks amazing ! That might move me from my 800 in the future! Are those real shots and when is that coming out?
  4. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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    These Rxx GS pictures do look good..but if you look closely you can see that they are photo shopped by wonderlich.
    There are some inconsistancies photo to photo.

    If these are infact representative of the new big GS...I note that the oil pan is Much shallower than the old. by it seems acouple of inches. This means the bike could be lower by that amount and still have the same clearance....ie not so tall for us with short inseams. I hope there is a significant weight reduction too.

    Could the get the big GS weight close to the F800?
  5. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    the new 1200 will be released Oct 3 I believe.
  6. Motorfiets

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    thats the plan atleast... :evil
  7. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    Not expected in North American dealers until March 2013
  8. mokel

    mokel n00b

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    Just saw the post on #282, the blue bike. If these pics are from the Eugene dealer on 8/25 then that's my machine. Absolutely love it. After riding a Road King for 10 years and before that a Husky 250 this is breath of fresh air.

    Just got a set of TKC 80's yesterday, off to the hills. YA!!!

    MO
  9. Dano7619

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    What brand and model tire is that on your 800? How are they on the dirt?

    Thanks
    Dan
  10. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Dan who are you asking this question?
  11. Dano7619

    Dano7619 Adventurer

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    I was asking you two, but I sent a PM
  12. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    never got the PM...Heidenau K60 Scouts:D We use them all the time on and off road
  13. GS-rant

    GS-rant New Adventures

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    I have added to the F700GS crash bars, skid plate, luggage rack, head light guard and hand guards all which were F650/800 GS after market parts and had no problems.
  14. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    we just installed our Jesse luggage mounts and top box from our 650's on the 2013 F800GS and fits perfectly. As well as our TT GPS mount...hand guards do not fit from our 650's to new 800 and they are BMW guards.
  15. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    were the hand guards compatible from the old 650 to the old 800? maybe that was a problem before (not the same length or something like that)?
  16. JRWooden

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    I am 99% sure that the handlebar diameter was different between the old 658 and the old 800.... (7/8" dia. vs. 1 1/4" diameter or ... something like that...)

    Not sure what they have done on the 700 vs. 800
  17. Inelastic

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    Seriously! I thought I was going crazy, what is that....
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  18. LukasM

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    Not compatible, 650 uses 22mm bars, 800 28mm.

    You might be able to buy the bar clamps separately though.
  19. Snowy

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    Ok.....sure. I'll play this game.

    So what happened to baseballs that split their stitching with little or no use? Ones that didn't bounce right? Ones that were out of balance and wouldn't fly straight? Did balls used by "professional" baseballers fall apart because they were used "too hard"?


    Were they part of an acceptable warranty failure rate?

    Did people keep on buying those brands regardless?

    A new ball kept in a glass case and not used is "perfect"...yes?


    Not changing something does not equate to it being "perfect".

    It just means they couldn't be fucked changing it. It just means they know they can sell you shit by saying it tastes just like chocolate.


    Mmmm chocolate....see....now you're thinking about chocolate....not shit...that's how they do it.
  20. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    We have been told that even TT and Barkbusters have found the new F800 to have changed slightly that they have to reconfigure their own hand guards made for the 2012 and earlier F800. They are working on it.