F800GS / F700GS / F650GS Twin pics

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by baboon, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Frostbit

    Frostbit Is it cold in here?

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    Eagle River, Alaska
  2. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,014
    Location:
    Nature Coast, Florida
    This is torture

    I've got full-blown YELLOW FEVER!!!

    Ordered mine beginning of Sept. and was told maybe early Nov.

    Until then, I look at pictures of yours.

    More! MORE!!!
  3. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,014
    Location:
    Nature Coast, Florida
    Thats pornography right there.
  4. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    land of the swamps!, Cajun Country LA
  5. FatBuoy

    FatBuoy Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    232
    Location:
    Austin, Tejas
    Damn! How many watermellons can you fit in those anyway???
  6. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2006
    Oddometer:
    733
    Location:
    Berthoud, CO
    Who makes that tank pannier? Does it obstruct the radiator cooling? What's it effect on the handling? Tks
  7. Frostbit

    Frostbit Is it cold in here?

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,050
    Location:
    Eagle River, Alaska
    These are made in Park City, Utah by Mountain Sun Touring Company. They're Sherpa 28 L models. I have used tank top bags in the past and a friend gave me these to try out and I'm really pleased with them. There's zero effect on handling and provides a nice wind block on these double butt cold riding days. I think that they might restrict the airflow of the radiator a bit but I'm counting on the SW Motech crash bars (if they ever get here) to hold the bags out far enough to take care of that.

    Hope that help,
    Tracy

    [​IMG]
  8. DoctorIt

    DoctorIt vrooom!

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,673
    Location:
    Springfield, MA
    Why is there a skateboard ramp attached to the corner of your bag?

    :lol3



    Hard to tell from the photo. How much further does the pipe-side bag stick out due to the offset?
  9. Navaho

    Navaho Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,056
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    I rode plenty of easy dirt roads last weekend on the 650, and I'm liking how it handles in the dirt but can't wait to get the knobbies on next week.

    [​IMG]





    [​IMG]
  10. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2008
    Oddometer:
    673
    Location:
    Gone fishin'.
    What crash bars are you running, Navaho? I may have to visit my sister in Baton Rouge next summer and meet up with you and HTC for an Abida!
  11. klarue

    klarue Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Oddometer:
    235
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    Yup - Varios are the BMW panniers - really nice in the city. Very convenient.

    The screen is the BMW Tinted screen - that's all. Nice, but small and standard.
  12. klarue

    klarue Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2007
    Oddometer:
    235
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    A little dawn run up near Ramona, CA (east of San Diego). Still in the break-in period... :evil


    [​IMG]
  13. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,653
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    HOW TO MAKE YOUR WOMAN HAPPY
    a four-step guide


    STEP 1
    [​IMG]


    STEP 2
    [​IMG]


    STEP 3
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    STEP 4
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    SUCCESS
    [​IMG]


    :D

    This is an absolutely brilliant bike, btw. I picked it up yesterday at Morton's BMW in Fredericksburg, VA and rode it 50 miles back home for the big surprise. Even though I was keeping it below 4k rpms for the break in and riding the whole way on the 95 (I had to get back quickly before my cover story wore thin!), I had a stupid grin on my face the whole time. The motor just purrrrrs along. The shifting is ... um ... smoother than my 1150? OK, that doesn't say much, but it's really, really smooth. Nice pep, GREAT sound coming out of the pipes, and my oh my oh my is it a gorgeous shade of red.

    My fiancee (Violagal around these parts) was QUITE pleased. She's upgrading from an F650 classic (aka a "Funduro"). Great bike, but she was ready to move on. Too bad the weather stinks this weekend, but I suspect we'll be out there anyhow!


    Oooh, OK, one more pic. The caption for this is "ooooh, electronics!"
    [​IMG]
    The amount of gadgetry on this bike is crazy! (In stark contrast to her carbureted and very, very analog Funduro!) It puts on a pretty impressive light show when you turn the key.
  14. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    19,485
    Location:
    New Hampshah
    Nice work, Jake!! :clap :clap



    Hope life is treating you well down there. :freaky
  15. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,653
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Howdy, Nate! :wave

    Looks like you're getting a new one too! Very cool. That beautiful bumblebee paint job is gonna get reaaaaally muddy up there!

    Life's never been better. I've got a decent job and a wonderful woman with a new bike. What more could I ask for? (Awww yeah ... should be arriving from New Mexico in in about two weeks. It was between that and the F800GS, but the test ride did me in. :evil)
  16. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    19,485
    Location:
    New Hampshah

    :nod :wings






    Beauty! :thumb If you ever make it back up this way, we'll have to go out and tear it up. :webers
  17. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,653
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Absolutely. We're planning a big tour around the US for our honeymoon next summer, and we'll definitely be passing through MA/NH/VT. Lots of family and friends up there. Some SLUTty riding will most certainly be in order.
  18. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,528
    Location:
    Shenandoah Valley
    what kind of handguards are those???

  19. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2005
    Oddometer:
    19,485
    Location:
    New Hampshah

    Don't talk about your future wife like that! :huh




    :lol3
  20. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Oddometer:
    19,210
    Location:
    The Kingdom of Kent
    Look like standard BMW handguards with the spoiler removed.