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

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  1. SBloke

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    According to my German catalogue it's €899 unpainted and €1199 painted in either black/yellow or darkmagnesium.
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  2. zaner32

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    That's enough to make you cringe and make your eyes look like the headlights on the damn thing. Almost $2G CDN.:eek1
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  3. Dave92029

    Dave92029 Been here awhile

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    BMW is a low volume m/c mfg so my guess is that maybe 2000 f650/800GS have been built and sold worldwide. Of that 2000 units in the market place how many do you guess would want and be willing to pay us $1600 for extra fuel range? 10 to 20 maybe? :huh

    It has got to be aweful hard to recover the development and tooling costs even at these amazing prices. :norton

    If someone want the extra range then the way to go is to mount a fuel cell on the rack behind the passenger seat. That would cost approx. $300-400.

    TT & BMW have a tendancy to over engineer solutions. The end product may look nice but it's not affordable for the majority of thir customers.
    :freaky
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    Or for those on a tight budget...
    mount the 33oz. bottle's like this with $3.99 fire extinguishers mounts, rubber from a old tire's sidewall and a hose clamp.


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    Personally I think that TT tank thing looks like a photoshop creation, and also believe that it's looks ridiculous. It is a high/bad/vulnerable place for 4 gallons of gas. But hey, that's just me and who cares what I think. :wink:
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  6. Wildman

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    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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  8. kktos

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    Doh !
    There was a thread about it ! Sorry. :shog
    But u guys fixed it up. well done ;)
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  9. Wildman

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    Thanks Harald! :thumb
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  10. JRWooden

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    Anybody know if that windscreen will make it to the USA?

    If so ... I hate to ask, but is there an estimated price?

    Thanks,
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  11. Wildman

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    It's £562 in the UK if that helps.
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  12. Bigem

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    Is that a joke??

    Sorry, its TT we are talking about isn't it?

    It is a joke!!
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  13. PackMule

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    I'd wager Britannia Composites could make it for a heck of a lot less. Shall we lobby Ian to make an 800GS screen? :deal
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  14. Round-I-Go

    Round-I-Go I won the Pullet Surprise

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    OK, this'll get mixed reviews ... don't shoot me for having an opinion ...

    After seeing the recently posted pics of the TT tank conversion, I LIKE the way it looks! It's a cleaner, more homogenous look. Way better than the factory setup, IMHO, but then no one could accuse BMW of eye pleasing designs. As for the scalloped sides, I think that's some German guys idea of attractive, but it serves the main purpose of adding strength. They do that in car design all the time. A flat side panel would most likely "oil can" unless the material were extremely thick which in this case would partially defeat the purpose of holding more fuel. The photos give the impression of a very well engineered piece of kit.

    And the cost, well that's another story. I guess it's like the bike itself ... if you like it and can afford it, you buy it ... ?!

    Just my $.02 ... from a guy who doesn't even have an F/GS ... maybe someday ...

    Oh, and a question ... Is the dark gray the unpainted version for EU300 less?
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  15. The Jester

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    I currently have a small firm of fabricators (2 blokes with loads of experience who are just setting up their own business) working on a rear mounted auxiliary tank for the g650x bikes. Because they are a new firm they don't have much work yet and are getting this moving very quickly. If there is a demand, I should be able to get hold of an f800gs on demo from my local bmw dealer so they can attempt to measure it up for a tank as well. After they have finished the GX tank of course.

    Keep an eye on the GX thread to see how the tank turns out and let me know if you're interested.

    Iain
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  16. Wildman

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    I don't think so. It's probably the "Magnesium Gray".
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  17. TreeFarmer

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    Hey Yall,
    I'm still trying to find out what might be the best way to plumb up an aux tank to a 800GS. Anyone here have any advice? My application would put the tank about the same level as the existing tank. Was hoping to just put a "T" in the line coming out of the tank, but I am pretty sure that will not work.

    Thanks
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  18. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    Hm. That's US$850... Not nearly as bad as I thought it might be, if it makes it to the US at that price. I'd heard it was going to be US$1,600.

    I wonder if the Adv-Spec crashbars will fit with it....:ear

    Rob in Seattle
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  19. Wildman

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    The £562 is for the screen. i think $1600 is probably going to be right for the tank.
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  20. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    :eek1 Back to the Rotopax idea....

    Anyone heard from Neduro lately, about any progress on his tank for the F800GS?

    Rob in Seattle
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