F800/650GS Ride Reports

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Bartron, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I

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  2. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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  3. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    Roonie, JI)Money and tmex - thanks for your contributions. I've updated the list with your adventures.
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  4. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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  5. Ron Wardman

    Ron Wardman Beemerguy

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    Just returned from approximately 3000 ride from my home on the Southern Oregon coast north. Left here and rode to Port Angeles WA the first day...530 miles with the usual slow going on the north coast of OR due to tourist. After crossing the Columbia River, it was free flying on up to P.A. Took the ferry from PA to Victoria and rode on up to the Port Hardy the next day. Took the ferry from P.H. to Prince Rupert. Great ferry ride. They have great tie downs bikes are very secure. I have had my bike tip over on the ferry to Victoria as it can be quite the side to side rocker and I had it tied to the side.

    Next day rode 16 east then 37 north to 37A. At this time, 37 is closed further up because of forest fires. The 40 miles to Steward/Hyder are well worth the entire trip. The views are amazing. Took the usual pictures of entering Alaska. Next day rode out and to Prince George.

    The ride south for P.G. to Hope was quite smokey with visibility reduced to less then 2 miles as there are over 300 fires going on in B.C. From Hope, crossed into the US at Sumas with is an easy crossing due to little traffic. Rode on the Aberdeen and back onto 101.

    My F800GS ran great. Mileage was between 55 and 61 mpg. It now has over 28,000 miles.
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  6. kazi77

    kazi77 Adventurer

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    This is not a real report, only a short video of a trip from Hungary to the Atlantic Ocean in France through Slovenia Austria Italy and Germany.

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    A report will follow, when i have the time.
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  7. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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  8. Damir

    Damir AKA Pudla

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  9. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    I'm on a tour of Scandinavia and the Baltic States here. It's off to a slow start Ride Report-wise but should warm up next week when I get to Norway to ride the Trollstigen and Geiranger. Feel free to say "hi" in the RR; some of the European RRs drop off the radar pretty quickly in comparison to some of the others. :deal
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  10. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    GoneAgain, Ender, Damir and Wildman - your contributions have been assimilated into the collective.
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  11. edge2edge

    edge2edge Evil Scotsman

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  12. RamblerTim

    RamblerTim Been here awhile

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  13. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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  14. MotoLara

    MotoLara ADV rider wannabe

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    [​IMG]The Plan: Ride our BMW motorbikes to South America from British Columbia, Canada.


    How: First we (Naomi and I) will ride the Continental Divide Trail through the United States of America with my father-in-law, Graham. We will continue to ride through Mexico, Central America and South America with the goal of reaching the tip of South America before the weather gets to unfriendly. After that we will return to Peru to explore and relax.

    our blog: http://nomi-beto-adventures.blogspot.com/

    Alberto.
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  15. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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  16. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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  17. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Thanks John :shog I'm in the process of buttoning it up tonight.

    I'm impressed with the general popularity of the F800GS, I think it has really caught on as a true adventure bike! I still love all the stares I get on the roads when I'm commuting on my dirty scratched up monster :evil
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  18. Spinalcracker

    Spinalcracker former redriderofma

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  19. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Here's a new one of a four day trip from Oregon to Utah to ride the White Rim Road.

    [​IMG]

    Enjoy!

    David
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  20. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/15443412?portrait=0" width="800" height="450" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/15443412">Awesome Players Ride Sept 19, 2010</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/motoriley">Motoriley</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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