F800GS / F700GS / F650GS Twin pics

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

  1. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    2.75" wider on the left ...total 41.5 inches wide.
  2. Navaho

    Navaho Long timer

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    Those are SoWestMoto bars.

    Come on down. Love that Abita too
  3. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    Come on down!!! love that Abida also!:clap I have a good camp out spot.. loft above the carport for visitors!
  4. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Was looking at those bags at the dealer for mine. Do you think the plastic is strong enough to withstand some crash impact? And, do you know if they are available online? At 1200 at the dealer, I wouldn't mind saving some money.
  5. Dr. Zaius

    Dr. Zaius It's a mad house

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    Beautiful day out on the bike!! Twisties, gravel & amazing scenery...I did not want to come home!

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  6. K1200LT

    K1200LT Been here awhile

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    Just got back from Boise from the Iron Butt Association RTEEE - Normally a RTE (ride to eat) but we had three eating opportunities. Was asked to ride this bike to the Chiliburger RTE during the weekend. Enjoy pictures of the new Happy Trail panniers for the F800/F650. Bike also has GPS, Camera, and SPOT tracker mounted.

    The bike
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    Front View

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    At the Chiliburger RTE

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    Steve
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  7. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Looks like the Clif-Cut Teton 7" models. Any chance you can measure the width of the set-up?

  8. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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  9. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    How does the 800 compare to the Dakar on the single trail stuff? Can't believe they managed to keep the 800 the same dry weight as the Dakar. The Dakar can do it but it's a hand full.
  10. Gillies

    Gillies One Decade In

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    Said many times before, "Depends on who's riding it." A 455 pound bike is what it is on single track - just like a 250 pound bike is what it is on the freeway.

  11. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Good, because they didn't. The 800 weighs 185kg dry, making it a bit more than 17 lbs heavier than the Dakar (177.2kg) according to BMW's website.

    More relevant, the 800gs weighs 207kg ready to ride, while the Dakar weighs just 192kg, or 33lbs less.

    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html
    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/specpages/F650GSdakar.htm
  12. btko

    btko Adventurer

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    Hey great pictures!

    I was looking at the hight but can't really tell if I would fit on the 800GS.
    I'm 5'7" - anyone have an idea?

    Thanks, :ear
  13. Wildman

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    Inseam/inside leg measurement is what matters.
  14. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    My new ride with stock BMW luggage installed yesterday. These are special F800GS panniers with dedicated inside cutouts and must not be confused with GSA ones.:freaky

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  15. a7an

    a7an Adventurer

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    Hello Bluebull2007-

    Greatly appreciate your post with photos of "field use"!

    Very curious...
    What brand are your crash bars?
    These appear to offer the most protection of any crash bars to date.

    THX
  16. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

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    They look like the Adventure-Spec prototype, but they're not in production yet, AFAIK. I e-mailed them yesterday to find out when they'll be available and how much to ship the bash plate to the States. I'll post their response. If there is a US fabricator who wants to tackle this, let us know! I for one would be interested in buying a set.

    -Rob
  17. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Bluebull2007 put a lot of stuff here about his "farkles": http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=354910

    Don't think they're Adventure-Spec, Rob. Wonky's still working on those I think.

    Edit - found the post: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7805207&postcount=73
  18. btko

    btko Adventurer

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    Ah, okay thanks.
  19. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    So what's yours?
  20. btko

    btko Adventurer

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    I took a rough measurement with a tape-measure and got 30 1/2 inches. Thanks