F800 GS Adventure

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Gaucho del Norte, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. WarLlama

    WarLlama belligerent cameloid

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    What happens when you have panniers on it? Refueling could be tricky then.
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  2. Marvin the Martian

    Marvin the Martian Long timer

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    Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change
    No because I like to park my motorcycle on the center stand thats why had one installed. My gas fills include chain lube, oil level, and tire inspection. Motorcycles I have ridden without center stands piss me off.
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  3. earthroamer

    earthroamer Stuck in Pindadesh

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    Depends on the panniers.

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  4. Uriel

    Uriel Adventurer

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    I believe it was 270 and he said if he hadn't picked up the pace at the end to beat the others, he reckons he could have gotten 300 from it.
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  5. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    "Bike's" conclusion:

    "I have 225 miles on the clock and a claimed 73 miles left in the tank. With a less enthusiastic last stint I could have got 300 miles out of the 16.5 litre tank. That'd be over 80mp(British)g Incredible."
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  6. easyman05

    easyman05 Been here awhile

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    I do not believe it. He should ride till the empty to be exact. My wife's F800ST has the same engine and tank and plastic panels, which gives more dynamic shape and allows to save fuel, is unable to do 300 miles. 300 km - maybe.
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  7. Marvin the Martian

    Marvin the Martian Long timer

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    Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change
    I agree those numbers net about 70 miles/usg which seems pretty high, not impossible but very high. The DL650 has is 150cc smaller and won't net much more than 60 miles/usg
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  8. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Whatever.
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  9. SS in Vzla.

    SS in Vzla. Totally Normal? I'm not!

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    The "under the seat tank" is nothing new.
    The F650GS/Dakar have had it since the year 2000.
    People like Worldrider have been riding these bikes hard without any problems (from the tank).
    It's just something different when compared to most bikes and IMHO a good thing that keeps the CG down.
    I've ridden several Single Cylinder F650GS (with and without panniers) and never had problems filling the tank. The correct way to do it (on this type of bikes) is on the side stand... You can always roll the bike a couple of yards after refueling, put her on the center stand and then go about lubbing the chain.
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