Most Important Farkels?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by 990, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. 990

    990 Krap To Maintain

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    Just Ordered a Triple Black (arrives on the 10th:lol3) Traded my 990A with every conceivable extra:eek1 but I had to chip in a few dollars. I don't have much money left for extras, which are the most important in order of must have to nice to have and which ones should I get from Beemer if any?
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  2. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    An aftermarket seat! Corbin seat with a noise job!
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  3. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    I'd say:

    - wind screen
    - bash plate -- the stock alu one (exhaust pipes on 800GS are paper-like -- need protection as high as possible)

    and for me personally -- Scottoiler.

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    ad. seat... I have lowered original one.. combined with my sexy narrow ass... any problem so far.
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  4. machinebuilder

    machinebuilder Long timer

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    SW Motech engine guards......or another that protects the VERY expensive radiator
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  5. IQm3

    IQm3 Adventurer

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    Crash Bars…<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    Touratech or Altrider, both are excellent.<o:p></o:p>
    I prefer the TT Crash Bars and Crash bar upper extension, because they attach directly to the frame not the engine. Look them up… www.touratechusa.com<o:p></o:p>
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    Hope it helps :D
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  6. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    if you plan on riding it off-road AT ALL, buy:
    Bashplate
    hand guards
    Crash Bars
    Tires

    If you plan on riding on the street
    Windscreen
    Seat
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  7. greenthumb

    greenthumb b00b

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    Yeah, what he said :rolleyes:
    This guy too;

    The oiler is pricey and makes a mess, but I have found it significantly improves chain life - take your pick
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  8. 990

    990 Krap To Maintain

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    Thanks - the best part about getting a new toy is buying all the stuff to go with it:lol3 Mmmmm... maybe I can sell my KTM watch:D:D
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  9. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    it changes how the bike behaves... the ride is MUCH more smooth, even the engine response is quicker.

    that's the key feature for me... you can use a lower rpm range without twitching.
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  10. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    How does it do this simply by keeping the chain oiled?
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  11. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    What he said, only I would add the hand guards even to the street riding, they'll keep the wind and the rain away :clap
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  12. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    ergonomics and personal preferences aside, you want the bike to breathe correctly and it comes very lean from the factory, so:

    1. UNI or other brand aftermarket airfilter
    2. New muffler of some kind, and headers if you want to get rid of the heavy restrictive cat
    3. PC-V and Auto-Tune to wake up the EFI and get the lean out

    Neglecting engine tuning is second only to neglecting suspension tuning: they deliver the bike in sub-optimal condition to pass EPA and the suspension is not very adjustable and generally just sucks all around. Tune both and then start on the peripherals.
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  13. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    the spray never lubricates chain as effectivelly as the Scottoiler. It doesnt include that glue/gum part to keep stuck on and in the chain.

    the difference is really evident... I have my fifth chain... think I can compare.

    at least for broad use... it gives the 800GS true kardan feel.
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  14. Hicks

    Hicks der Überluber

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    the stock suspension is poor... no doubt about it... but I've never understood those engine-tuners especially in the case of 800GS.

    the engine IS imho NOT neglected... it can be wilder, but thats the same for any engine with cat.

    Without cat, your bike stinks.
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  15. astrolump

    astrolump Been here awhile

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    if i may be so bold....the king of farkles.

    [​IMG]
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  16. señormoto

    señormoto Supermoto Abuser

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    YES! :1drink



    Have you ridden a F8 after the EFI was tuned? It's a fact the bike comes from the factory in a lean condition to pass EPA - that's also why it comes with a charcoal canister in the USA and not anywhere else. If you look at the stock EFI map vs a map that has been customized to maintain a 13.x AFR then you would know what I'm talking about, but it sounds like you're operating on conjecture here. While true that the F800GS engine feels good and powerful in stock form that does not mean it is not lean, and the difference in operation when it is properly tuned is dramatically different.

    If you want to neglect the AFR on your engines that's fine, but you're missing out on having the engine perform as it was designed - not as it was neutered by the EPA requirements; cat or no-cat.
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  17. HappyHighwayman

    HappyHighwayman Been here awhile

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    To remap it, does one ideally need a Power Commander, or some BMW specific tuning device?

    The stock suspension may "suck" compared to a light dual sport, but for me it's great. I may have the forks re-sprung because I note when I brake at highway speeds the front end really dives.
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  18. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    Hicks, are you a stock holder? How can that device do anything I can't do? How does the oiler put oil on every inch of your chain while riding down the road? The oiler may work but I don't understand what it does that I can't. Does it use majic oil? How much does the majic oil cost? I guess if a person is too sorry to lubricate his chain it might be worth something to him. GH
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  19. ZachZ

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    The windscreen is worth it, just make sure it is tall enough for you.

    You can modify the seat shape yourself and/or buy an Airhawk cushion. *

    The $1.99 Caterpillar O-ring works fine for a throttle cruise control.

    A 15T counter sprocket is a cheap way ($25) to improve the acceleration. *It reduces the top speed by about 5-8mph in each gear. *It makes the bike a little more fun around town and it's easy to swap out.

    The Leo Vince muffler looks great, reduces weight and sounds sweet. Very happy with that farkle.*

    Get a tank bag or tail bag. Very worth it for daily convenience.

    Handle bar risers are nice if you are tall.

    Grip puppies are cheap and make the hands more comfortable.

    If you intend to use a hard-wired gps, heated gear, fog lights, etc. then you should consider a fuse block.

    Those are the most cost effective mods I can think of and they cover a broad range of comforts.
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  20. IQm3

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    I think that my last post needs an update…<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    You need to get a TOOL KIT; the “tools” that come with the bike can use a "little" upgrade. <o:p></o:p>
    Two excellent options: Adventure Designs or Cruz Tools.<o:p></o:p>
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    <o:p>There is a post about the tools that you may need for the bike.</o:p>
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    Safe riding :D
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