My New Purchase: 2013 F800GS in Cordoba Blue!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by biodieselandon, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. runnin4melife

    runnin4melife Been here awhile

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    Interesting tidbit, looks like the beak is permanent party on this model. It was what I looked at first as I am currently changing mine.
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  2. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    Well the fun didn't last very long. Just a few weeks ago I was on my way back from my parents' house in Tonasket, WA (about 150 miles from where I live) and I was about a mile from my house at midnight when I hit a deer doing ~60 miles an hour. Due to the fact that I was wearing all of my BMW riding gear, and also pure luck, I walked away unharmed. The bike is a different story. I was actually able to ride it the rest of the way home. The damage isn't really that bad considering how far the bike (and I) slid on the pavement. So far the insurance company is determined to fix it but BMW hasn't even released part numbers for the '13s yet. Anyways just thought I would share how tough this bike really is with only cosmetic damage, and also to remind everyone to always wear proper gear. I used to ride without gloves when it was hot out, but looking at how well my BMW Rallye 3 gloves saved my hands I will never ride without gloves again. If I had been wearing jeans I would have probably lost my knee cap, broken my hip, and at the very least scraped up my entire right leg. The BMW Boulder 2 Neon jacket protected my right elbow and arm, as well as my belly and my back. Not saying everyone should go out and buy BMW gear, but at the very least wear something that is abrasion resistant.

    Here is a pic of the damaged side of my F800... Oh yeah, the deer did not survive.

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  3. DolphinJohn

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    Glad you're ok. Bikes are replaceable.

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  4. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    Very true...
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  5. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    I got a chance to really look close at an F800 that was farkled with BDCW products. Looks like their skid plate covers a lot more of the engine and even protects the headers. Where did you get the heat resistant rubber? I really like the BDCW products and I think I will use their skid plate. My question is, it looks like it covers quite a bit of the bottom of the engine so is there any need to get the Touratech engine guard extension that bolts to the center stand? I would go with TT for the skid plate but it doesn't cover very much and in the pictures I see it leaves the headers completely exposed! Also, I do plan on eventually going with the full Remus system. Can you provide more details on what material you had to remove to make the BDCW plate fit?
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  6. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Happy you walked away with the scare! You'll get that bike better than before with a lot of farkles :eek:)

    how did the ASC work out for you btw :lol3?
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  7. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    It works great. I haven't done anything aggressive enough on the pavement for it to kick in, and when I am offroad I disable it because I love how well the rear end slides around on the 800!
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  8. fractalsource

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    I bought mine off the internet from Scotts.
    They asked me what I was putting it on.
    I included the info -The F800 GS - and they custom built the bar clamp for my bike.
    They set it for on / off road dampening.
    It can be adjusted for all road or all dirt - in many different ways - as described in the instructions.
    I had BMW install it.
    See:
    http://www.scottsperformance.com/St...6148&Year=2012&Size=800&Fred= GS&BI_ID=163558
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  9. WERA456

    WERA456 Been here awhile

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    You were able to get the Altrider bars to fit your 2013. I got a used set from some one in the flea market. They don't fit. I looked on the Alt rider website and looks like they have a new design for my 2013.

    Are your bars for the 2013 or old bars you made work on a 2013.

    Any opinions on Altrider crashbars vs. Adventure Spec crash bars?

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  10. moulin6801

    moulin6801 Been here awhile

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