2013 F800GS and F700GS merged threadfest

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

  1. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    "Just took delivery on the 2013 800GS last Friday. It is taller than I expected. After three years on a 650 GS I was growing a hunchback. I'm 6'2" and was getting very tired of how short the 650 was starting to feel"

    So straightening your legs a little helps prevent a hunchback?? GH
  2. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    So sad ... it has no one to talk to.... :cry

    Do you have time to pop the seat and take a shot of the top shock mount ... :evil
    I am in agreement with recent chatter that it would be nice to know if BMW has done anything in this regard....
  3. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    Not sure what you are looking for but here are some pics. Hopefully I captured what you are looking for...

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  4. skamikazee

    skamikazee Novi├žo

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    :eek1 Oh whow! So.....clean!

    Thanks but in order to show the fixation point you'd have to remove the filter panel, cut those zipties around that plastic piece wich holds the canbus conector and also remove it.
    I was just asking out of curiosity, it's not worth all the trouble!

    Cheers :freaky
  5. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    LOL forget that..it's Cheryl's bike...
  6. Jon_PDX

    Jon_PDX Long timer

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    Thanks for the reply about the switches. I had not thought about all the extra stuff in the switch assembly forcing them to make them smaller. I guess time will tell if the switches on the 800 and 700 will also have issues.

    The auto-cancel feature is handy,

    Jon...
  7. Vagueante

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    You've answered better than me . Good point!:rofl
  8. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    I have only had my F650 for ten months and my testosterone levels are so low I have scheduled a sex change! I figure when they cut my balls off I can get closer to the tank and my hunchback will go away! I am sure I will feel more comfortable on my bike as a girl. GH
  9. Vagueante

    Vagueante Adventurer

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    GH41, i just couldn't get your point, don't need to be upset :)

    If there's a thing in which bikes are the same it's the driving position.

    Relax and ride safely
  10. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    Anybody else find it odd that there has been so little info online about the F700GS
    since the July 2nd announcement? US BMW doesn't even have pricing on their site.
    I don't expect the mags to have tests yet, but after three months you would expect
    some online tests to start appearing.
  11. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    I usually get my MSRP pricing information from San Francisco BMW.

    http://www.bmwmotorcycle.com/2013_bmw_f700gs_info.htm
  12. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Patrick:
    Thanks for that pricing link!

    General:
    Somehow I glazed over on the "comfort seat" option .... has that been discussed / pictured and I missed it?
  13. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    I do find it weird no one has a first ride report yet on either of the new Beemers.
  14. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Pretty sure I'm picking up a F700GS Thursday. It's a 230 km ride home, so I'll have some impressions by the time I get home. The shop also has a 1200GS.....always thought they were too tall...but if they have a low seat (31") I might be headed home on that instead....ya just never know.
    Lyle
  15. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    Do a ride report and pics and shop it around to the mags and websites.
    You might be the first. :lol3
  17. Tonopah

    Tonopah Been here awhile

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    skysailor: I have an '11 F650GS (13K miles) and an '09 R1200GS (35K miles). I am 5'8", 170 pounds with a 29" inseam.

    The F650GS has been modified with Ricor valves in the forks and an aftermarket shock in the rear and this improved the the bike a lot. I also raised the forks a tad (4mm) to shift a little more weight up front. I can flat foot the bike and it is a really nice ride with what I think is a great motor. When on dirt roads I think that first gear is a little too high and have to use the clutch a fair amount. Very easy and satisfiying bike to ride though.

    The R1200GS has a Sargent Low seat that is a great improvement for me. I can't flat foot but I don't exactly tippy toe either. The R1200 is probably about 60 pounds heavier than the F650GS but it carries the weight low and is really easy to ride including on dirt roads.

    Of the two bikes I honestly prefer the R1200. Try both the F700GS and the R1200 and keep an open mind.
  18. Emperor Norton

    Emperor Norton Kilroy was here

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    The bike in this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=828912) has a comfort seat on it.
  19. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    Thanks ............... that looks more comfortable than stock .... I wonder why it ISN'T the stock seat? :lol3

    If I upgrade from my F658GS to the 700, I'll order the comfort seat for $145 I think it is ... then figure out whether to keep my Sargent or the comfort with the new bike!
  20. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    still contemplating eh?:D