2013 F800GS and F700GS merged threadfest

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

  1. JRWooden

    JRWooden Long timer

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    I was waiting for the local dealer to call me back with the list of options/prices, which they did not have when I was in the shop... Well ... now that PatrickM has posted the link to BMW of SF's web site I guess I need to get on it or find a new stalling tactic ... :lol3
  2. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    we were only able to negotiate $500 off each bike with all the options...hope you can get a better deal but I doubt it:cry
  3. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    I doubt dealers will have trouble moving these 700 & 800s at msrp.
    soph9, was the $500 off the bike, options, accessories or all of the above?
  4. Angryrican

    Angryrican know nothing all

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    and don't forget you bought two in one shot:D
  5. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    just $500 off...no specific reason..and yeah we wanted more since we buy two of everything but no go...we did get a discount on the K60 tires and free mounting...15% accessories too
  6. bobobob

    bobobob IN HOC SIGNO VINCES

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    Sounds like a good deal considering how they move out of the dealerships.
  7. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Probably got a better deal than most. You bought two bikes.
  8. Woody2627

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    You can probably feel the torque because the 800 is geared 10% lower than the 650...
  9. Jon_PDX

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    Really $145.00 for the comfort seat? I'm assuming that's the upgrade charge. I paid $445.95 for the comfort seat but that was after buying my bike.

    Regarding the "comfort" part. I discovered that the comfort seat on my 658 sloped down towards the front more than the stock seat so I have to keep sliding back in the seat so I don't crush my nuts :cry

    Other than that, it is more comfortable. I'll probably take it to a local seat guy and have them level the rider section of the seat out. For now I put the stock seat back on.

    Oh, the comfort seat is a little higher than the stock seat if that makes a difference to you.

    Jon...
  10. JRWooden

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    Thanks Jon!
    Yes $145 is the "option cost" not the "full" cost...
    The extra height would not bother me, but based on your review ... it does not sound like the ideal solution ....
  11. JRWooden

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    On the F658GS the valve stems were "conventionally" located on the inside center of the rims.
    On the F700GS the are located up a bit on one of the spokes with the valve stem pointing out sideways,
    which I have to say I like better .... this means they probably have changed to a different design for the TPM module?

    On the F658GS the battery in the module was not designed as a replaceable item, which meant that when the battery went dead in 3-5years you would have to buy new sensors and then have the dealer pair them up with the OBC.
    Anybody know if that is still the case?
  12. Jon_PDX

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    Your welcome....

    Take my review of the comfort with a grain of salt since I'm only about 150 lbs and it could be that the seat is designed to carry more weight.

    Most of the reviews I read were positive so I was surprised by my results.

    Jon...
  13. LSHAPNEK

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    Dear Guavadude,
    I've got a loaded Grey/Blue 2009 F650GS for sale in the Flea Market. It may be a step up that works for you, from the G650 for less money than new. It is a lowered suspension (just had the dealer look up the vin this afternoon). Perfect for <= 31" inseam. I took the opportunity to ride a F700GS while I was there. It is peppier, yet turns just as crisp as the F650GS. Thinking of trading my F800GS and the F650 GS for it. Take care.
  14. soph9

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    subtle differences in the suspension...but comfy mode I like best commuting:wink:
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    I second Woody's 9-28 pos, 100% true. I have a 2009 F650GS and a 2010 F800GS. Factor gearing results in ~4350 RPM at 70 mph indicated on the F800 and ~4000 RPM on the F650. I rode a F700GS this afternoon out of the showroom and it showed ~ 4100 RPM at 70 mph indicated. They have really worked to find a happy medium for the 700, it seems to corner as well as the 650 and has more pep!
  16. JRWooden

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    So what is it really doing there can you tell ... is it softening up the rebound damping?
    Are there more things under ESA's control than just the rebound damping?
    .... it can't change the spring preload right - that's still manual?

    < ... mutters under breath ... evil woman will talk me into upgrading to F700GS yet ... AND extra farkles ... :lol3 ... >
  17. soph9

    soph9 Would Love to ride ALL the TIME

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    exactly...softening up the riding suspension....comfy is much more loose...makes it easier to touch the ground :D....and yes, you still have to crank the preload but we never really touch that unless we have luggage on the bike.
  18. JRWooden

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    Amazing ... something on the bike works the way I suspected it would ... that won't happen again.... :rofl
    Thanks!
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    As i noticed i did not see any yet, i have the following question:

    Does anyone installed what ever aftermarket screen on his new F700GS?
  20. Scapadu

    Scapadu Motomaniac

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    Found it myself. Here below on the picture you see how BMW did choose the way to fixe larger windscreen with a special metallic bracket:
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