F800 problems?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Byrdman, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. Byrdman

    Byrdman Fat guy on a little bike!

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    Is it me or does the F800 just seem to have a lot of problems/issues?

    Maybe it's new model-itis, maybe F800 onwers are overly abusive, or just maybe BMW didn't design enough safelty factor into the bike but it seems that 80% of the threads around here are about F800 problems.

    Just curious..........
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  2. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    Ugh.

    How about a search prior to posting up a new thread? This has been addressed / discussed ad nauseam.

    For every F800GS owner who's had an issue there are 10 others with none.

    Done and done.
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  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    My guess is that the ratio is more like 100:1. But this is the Internets. :rolleyes

    David
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  4. Bushwhacker

    Bushwhacker Dirt, Sweat & Gears

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  5. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    Yeah, every bike has it's fair share of problems. Look at the KLR's infamous doohickey. That thing's been known to rip apart engine internals. The fact is this: do a search in Google for any "bike name" and "problems" or "issues" and you'll find just as many issues.
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  6. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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  7. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Here we go again! Let's see how long it takes for this one to go to the basement, aka Jo Momma.

    LINKY
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  8. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    It's you...

    And the anoying re-posting of the same subject over and over is also YOU :puke1
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  9. AHS

    AHS Adventurer

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    Why would you post to say that you're bike is working perfectly fine?
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  10. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Dunno... But I did! :evil :clap :freaky Lovin every mile I ride... Best bike I ever owned or rode
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  11. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    My dealer has taken care of every problem/recall/TSB item without a hitch. Every new model has its share of issues, don't think the GS8 is out of the ordinary. Mine worked flawlessly on last month's 9-day adventure tour so you won't find it in CycleTrader anytime soon. :lol3
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  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Flawless, and it has taken some snot.
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  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Yeah, I've got almost 16,000 miles on mine, and rode it the length of the Great Divide Trail (2450 miles) this July. Funny, I don't remember having to do any trail-side repairs, or duck into any dealers for recalls. I did fall down a couple of times, though. Must have been BMW's fault! :bluduh

    David
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  14. acejones

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    Why don't we start an oil thread ?
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  15. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Or a poll on whether or not you think one should rotate the air in their tires from summer air to winter air!!! Hey, it's important!!!!! You don't want old air in those tires. It upsets the chassis to leave old, worn out air in there like that!!

    :ricky:ricky:ricky
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  16. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    I love my F800GS too!!:ricky

    Most fun bike I've ever ridden.
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  17. pelvis_98

    pelvis_98 Havin A Time

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    Love the bike, have not had one problem.
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  18. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    FYI, in case some didn't want to click or didn't see the poll results-

    86 total votes and only 1 vote for displeased. (as of now).

    I voted very pleased. :D




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  19. skamikazee

    skamikazee Novi├žo

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    The only problem, is that us ,F800 riders, spend way to much time on the internet.

    Any 1 in a million problem get's discussed by hundreds and viewed by thousands.
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  20. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    That, and the load of riders who don't/can't ride an F800 yet and try to feel better by bashing it...
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