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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by biodieselandon, Sep 19, 2012.
Out the door price was $14,529 after tax, title, and licensing and all the other hoo haw.
Are you using them on yours? I tried some similar ones on my G650GS and the fork brace didn't allow enough clearance to install them.
what is included on the bike besides ASC and ESA?
It also included Saddle Bag Mounts, Center Stand, Heated Grips, and On Board Computer.
My 2010 doesn't seem to be rich. I've had it from 500' to 12000' and haven't noticed a mixture problem.
The gearing is tall for trail riding. I've been getting used to it, but along with the sensitive throttle make it behave like a R1200GS. The fix should be easy with a 15 tooth sprocket. The one I bought from TT had splines that weren't machined out enough and wouldn't slide on. Maybe try a Renthal 15T.
I have the TT desierto screen and like the adjust-ability. I have the TT big fuel tank too. I don't know if this bike really needs it. I have a solid 400 mile range though.
I figure eventually I will get a set of Excel wheels and have a different sprocket on the wheel so I can change between the wheels depending on what type of riding I am doing.
I really like the look of the desierto fairing and I will get that as soon as it comes out for the 2013 model (if it's any different).
The larger gas tank would be nice but can you use crash bars with it installed?
Also I read a lot of complaints about the suspension and how there is nothing you can really do about it. It seems pretty good to me, a little on the soft side. What is the best option for suspension upgrades?
I only went with the AltRider crash bars. I'm not a fan of any particular manufacturer unless that manufacturer has the best product, or at least best bang for the buck. I'll wait 6 months for a Shrockworks bumper for my 4Runner, and won't complain over $90 if it does a better job.
The Touratech crash bars look like they're hung by simple tabs compared to the AltRiders which actually insert into the frame and are mounted with the same screws. I also liked the design of the connector between the two halves (aluminum insert) of the AltRider versus exposed tabs of the Touratech. The AltRider protects the fairing in the advent of a lay down versus another $110 for the same protection from Touratech (extensions)
AltRider, on a bike.
And check out how the AltRider mount to the frame, they actually insert into the frame itself, at all mount points, to help create a very secure mount. I couldn't quite tell if the Touratech mounts were as solid.
Here's the Touratech ones. Look close at the mount tabs where they mount to the frame. The yellow arrow is showing the upper extension which is another $109.
For me, the AltRider ones appeared superior. Second on my list would have been to do a bit more looking into the SW Motech ones.
That MOD side stand plate is not bad! The Touratech ones were in stock at Sierra BMW when I had my bike first serviced, so went with them. The Touratech was cheaper than others (Ilium, AltRider, etc.) and was in stock. If MOD was a stocked item at Sierra BMW and cost about the same, I would have checked out the design a bit closer (as I've lost side stand plates before...)
$100 for the BMW headlight protector. It's a lot like the headlight guard that Touratech had for my Sertao. Easy to remove and works well. Plus there's no question about fit. The main detractor is the "offroad use only" sticker on it. When I was looking, nothing came close in price (for a piece of plastic and a couple of bracket mounts). I played with an AltRider one at San Jose BMW and had a hard enough time putting it back together so said no.
The shop on San Carlos?
The tank is very durable and can act as a crash bar except for any pretty paint. My X Challenge can been over many times and has the big TT tank. It gets scratched but can take a licking. The motor seems pretty well protected without bars. Bike is heavy enough without them.
Yuppers! If the AltRider headlight guard is a bit loose on one side, it wasn't me...
I spent pretty much all summer in San Jose so I know that shop pretty well. Was trying to have them fix an oil leak under warranty on my 650 and a bunch of cop bikes came in so they put me way down on the list and I never had a chance to get it fixed. I was pretty disappointed.
Thank for information. Do AltRider made the bars for 2013 model already? I've seen that only Touratech released ones.
Well, they fit w/o much incident. She fell over once, scraped metal so used some spare black I had lying around to stop annoying me with the exposed shiny silver metal. Note how high they come up, how much of the fairing they do protect.
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Here's the side after getting "smooshed" by some baby-head creek rocks. Off center as measured by/in the middle separation by ~1".
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And here's the left side. Shifted a little, but still plenty of protection. Pivot pegz, 2 touratechs and a MOD skid plate.
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Again, solid piece of work that covers high up enough and protects not only the engine, but the fairing. And when you do drop it and it shifts... good luck. Those things are solid and won't accordion, but shift right-left (or vice versa)
Just notice the centrestand looks like a different design to the old one? Is that aftermarket or new BMW OE? Looks like it would have better ground clearance to prevent decking on spirited road-rides.
Stock OEM. Solid straight legged design so you have one less wear point too.
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I have the Remus Hexacore with the larger diameter headers. A aftermarket skid plate will not fit over these headers without modifications. I used The BDCW Skid plate. I had to remove with a 45 degree angle grinder, material off the skid plate to accommodate the Spring on the Connector of the lower header pipe, grind off a portion of the plate to accommodate the spring travel on my center stand, and grind out an area to keep the upper header pipe from vibrating on the side of the plate. I also lined the plate with heat resistant rubber tiles, to muffle the echo from the engine - the plate is so inclined to produce. I also bought a Scotts Stabilizer because my TKC80s were giving high speed wobbles on the freeway, and I just slapped Heidenau tires on, and I like them better. Because the front forks are non adjustable, I bottom out easily, so I do not ride crazy in the dirt to warrant the TKC80s. I got 6000 miles out of mine, and I will not be buying them again. I bought aftermarket lighting. Clearwater Glendas and Kristas. That I would recommend to anyone, if they can swing the price. I put brighter bulbs in my regular headlights as they made it seem dangerous to drive at night. Rock chip guard for the headlight, a larger kickstand foot was a necessity for off road parking, and I bought a brake pedal enlarger and BDCW Footpegs. Those are great! Anyway. Thats my take.
Hey another Spokanite! I got an '10 f800gs 30th anniversary month ago and I'm loving it. We'll have to hook up and do some riding.
I went with the Adventure Spec crash bars ($337 shipped from UK in 2 days) because they come way up on the plastic (2nd choice was Alt riders), also got a Wunderlich rear brake lever extender and kickstand plate. I would recomend all three of them.
Personally I like my Ram Horns, They have a fairly large surface area, and still work well on softer surfaces. But they are kinda ugly on the bike, and apparently they break, but mine is still good.
Definitely! I am always looking for people to ride with around here. What area of Spokane are you in?
I had been keeping my old Scotts damper that I'd kept when I sold my KTM but I ended up selling it. I just bought an 800GS a week ago and was considering picking-up another damper. Where did you source yours? Don't know whether I want rebound damping. Did you go for their street or dirt version? I was also considering replacing the stock bars when swapping mounts but haven't yet determined if Renthal or anyone makes a set that will work on this bike.