F800GS Touratech 20lt fueltank - Who's got one???

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Wildman, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    I just noticed, on your first picture it appears the black plastic piece that fits between the headlight and beak is missing. It fills the space between the beak and the headlights. The panel was originally fitted by BMW and should have been re-fitted with the tank. This item is shown on page 8, photo 23 on the Touratech installation instructions. These instructions are listed for download on their website if you don't have yours. I think that panel prevents the problem you have heard.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=428565&page=4
    First picture post 47 shows the part I am talking about.

    Hope this solves the mystery
  2. Bill the Duck

    Bill the Duck Unwitting Accomplice

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    Could be a general airflow issue. The tank removes the surround bits around the ignition and the ducts on the sides, so airflow is definitely different. I would have noticed it prior I'm pretty sure. It was pretty loud.
  3. reinerka

    reinerka Been here awhile

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    I couldn't agree more. I'm expecting the bike back tomorrow from the shop with the TT installed. It was delayed a week as the part for the clutch (which did give up two weeks ago) hasn't arrived in time.

    When riding with 2 bikes my wife is on the ADV and hates it when I request a gas stop with the 800. Plus I now should be able to commute 3 days before needing to fill up.

    Reiner
  4. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    I expect pictures when you have it back. I think the tank will really improve the bike's performance if you are a long distance rider. I am always interested in seeing how others have handled the paint and color scheme on this modification.

    Bill, did you check to see if the installer replaced the plastic panel under the headlights? If not that might be the source of your noise.
  5. reinerka

    reinerka Been here awhile

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    Just got the bike back from the shop (BMW of Santa Cruz County). They did a fantastic job installing the tank.


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    I personally think the F800GS looks better in red now.

    Reiner
  6. gr8ridn

    gr8ridn Been here awhile

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    This looks really nice. You managed to give it a factory quality appearance. While I am going with a satin black with the factory yellow theme, I can only hope to come close to what you ended up with. Great job and easy to spot if I see you on the road. Have fun with that set up!
  7. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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    Does anyone have a link to english version of the install instructions? I keep finding German which would be great but I don't speak Germany:deal
  8. reinerka

    reinerka Been here awhile

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  9. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV Long timer

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  10. drrags

    drrags Dorkus Malorkus

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    Even though I'm straying from the thread title...

    For the Caribou Cases and Wolfman/Berg mounts atleast, there is plenty of room for the Touratech 2L bottle and bracket. Yes, I've been forced to use it many times.

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  11. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    Here folks is the 10 litre (2.5 gal) $15.95 solution


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    Sorry, couldn't resist, the TT solution is 2 grand in OZ.
  12. reinerka

    reinerka Been here awhile

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    I've got no problem with the fork springs and the TT. Granted I'm not riding the bike as an off road bike either but what I can say is that on the freeway the bike is more planted with the TT full than with it empty.

    I won't worry about replacing the front forks until they are worn out.

    Reiner
  13. guzzimike

    guzzimike Long timer

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    Woops!
    Next stop for you Ben = Twalcom.
    Wow 27 hundred eh? Is that the painted version?
    Makes my 16 bucks look even better.
  14. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    If 2700 AUD is for the unpainted version that is absolutely nuts. You could buy one here in Austria and even with shipping to Australia, it would save you a grand or so.

    If one of you fellow Advriders needs help let me know.
  15. sijohnston

    sijohnston LiverpoolFC

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    i like it! ;)

    honestly, there's just more disposable income floating around the US.

    ok, so it's a bigger country than the UK, but having lived there for a time, i also happen to know that they like to put gas stations at every stripmall, which are around every 2 miles, so i can't understand why you'd fit this over-priced TT piss-take to your bike? horses for courses i s'pose. i'll be bringing a 5L plastic jerry can to mongolia this summer! if TT designed a 'kilt closet' for the GS, there's be some nutter who'd have to have it.

  16. reinerka

    reinerka Been here awhile

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    I guess you've not been to the "countryside" of the western US. While it is easy enough to find gas in major cities - with the exception that I wouldn't want to stop at some places which don't look to inviting.

    Along I-70 in Utah there is a stretch where gas stations are 110 miles apart. Granted you can make it with a full tank on the GS but if you include exploration you quickly get limited on what you can do.

    Explorations in Death Valley can get you into some VERY remote places that I don't want to get stranded without gas. There are 2 gas stations in Death Valley and there are far more roads to explore. Having to plan a trip based on gas availability is not what I want to do.

    Some people like to carry gas cans to prevent the problem - I don't. It is up to the individual to decide if the Touratech Tank is the right choice. But saying that because it doesn't work for one person it is crap is complete BS.

    Reiner
  17. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    IF that were true......it would be a very very bad thing!
  18. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    There is no "Kilt Closet" in the current Touratech catalog. The Sporran Mount however is nice. It holds a 21" inner tube and a set of tire irons. Only 696$.

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  19. Maddaddy

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