F800GS: Off-Road ?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Tigrou, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    No worries most of my riding is on the road:norton
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  2. kkug

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    WOW any pictures of the river crossing ?:cry
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  3. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    There was no way to make it though the river, we had to turn around.:1drink
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  4. Tigrou

    Tigrou Been here awhile

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    My Dealer don't want to take my R1150GS with 87.000 miles if I buy a 800GS :cry So I'm going to have again 2 bikes at home it seems. Few years ago it was Ducati now BMW :wink:

    Many thanks for your answers, If you have others OFF Road pics, post ir :clap :clap
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  5. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Hey Karel,
    How do you like the Touratech seat?

    Did you ride with the stock seat?

    Comparison?
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  6. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher R1200GSA

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    as an owner of an R12GSA who has ridden the 800GS let me tell you the little voice inside your head is right, 800 is a much better adventure bike. But if you're doing mostly road riding I'd take the 1200.
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  7. Karel

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    Hi John,

    It's the BMW Rally seat. It's higher than the stock seat and I like it a lot. No more sliding forward and it's much softer. I was riding with the stock seat for about 3000 miles and it was a painful experience.:cry
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  8. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Thanks.
    That's what I wanted to hear. For $450 or whatever it is, I want to feel a significant improvement.
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  9. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    The BMW Rally is only :rofl$360
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  10. frog

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    I guess thats the best video they have.:huh Kinda makes me want to go trade my 990 in on one.............................................. NOT.
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  11. DolphinJohn

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    Do you really think your 990 would have done much better in that stuff?

    (not trying to be a dick, serious question)
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  12. MonsterJ

    MonsterJ I have motopsychosis

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    (trying to be a dick) :D

    Do you really think your 990 would have done much better in that stuff?:rofl

    I'm pretty sure the only reasonable two wheeled weapon for that kinda sand would be a big bore 2 stroke with a paddle tire!
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  13. The Griz

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    Oh, the ongoing 990 Adv vs. F800GS debate.....The 990 Adv is 65 pounds heavier (456 lbs dry) than the 800GS (392 lbs dry). I'll take the 800GS, please. And that's one of many reasons why I did! 65 pounds is a BIG deal off-road. Besides the fact that the 990's (and most KTM's for that matter) look god-awful fugly.:puke2

    Besides. When you compare bikes, you compare the 990 Adv and the R1200GS. Those two bikes are in the same weight/power/market class. Not the F800GS.
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  14. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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    :rofl:wingsAmen
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  15. frog

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    Not trying to be a dick at all. You would honestly run out and buy an 800 after watching guys drop them for 5 mins????:huh

    Do I think my 990 would do better yes. Is it ugly yes. Is it heavier then a 800 yes. Does it have more power yes. Does it have better suspension yes.

    I don't care what it looks like I care what it rides like and I've had mine in silt, deep gravel washes, sand dunes, single track you name it.

    I'm not trying to get into a which bike is better debate. I am saying is that video is a joke if they are trying to sell bikes by having people watch it. they need to rethink things.
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  16. frog

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    Are you scared to compare the 800 to the 9x0? Why not compare them, it's more of a dirt bike then the beastly 1200.
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  17. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    Hey guys can we keep this thread on topic. I'm sure Yo Momma has room for one more thread. Can't we just all get along.... :kumbaya
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  18. bubwould

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    After much analysis paralysis, lurking on this site, and trying to decide what would fill the gap in my current stable... I finally got a 800GS. It is great for running around the mountains, fire roads and easy single track.... but it aint no dirt bike! But for what it is, I love this bike! And it fills the gap between my dirt bike and road travelin bike.
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  19. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Hey bubwould, welcome to the asylum! I see that you're at the top of California. Well, I'm right across the border at the bottom of Oregon. Great place to ride, ain't it? When it's not raining. :bluduh

    David
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    bubwould Redneck Hippie

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    Thank you David. This has been a very educational and entertaining place to visit! I love the Ashland, Jacksonville area and visit there from time to time. Been wanting to go to the OHV park west of Jacksonville but.....

    I work in Redding and live about 10 miles east of there. And you are right, there is some awesome riding in the State of Jackson! God made a road just for motorcyclist and named it Hwy 36, been thinking of moving to Fortuna just so I could commute on that road to work....:lol3
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