New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by bjorn_dakar, May 2, 2013.

  1. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    Did they change the voltage regulator or just the mounting bracket/location? It looks the same as the 2013, but definitely different from my 2010.. at least at a glance it looks different.
  2. MustMoto

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  3. moulin6801

    moulin6801 Been here awhile

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    Thanks MustMoto for your review!!! I was waiting for something like it!!!
    Cheers!
  4. moulin6801

    moulin6801 Been here awhile

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    By the way... have anyone put thought into the KTM1190 vs 800GSA.. all #s seem to be about the same, except engine displacement...
    I was about to go test drive the 800GSA, and possible trade for my 1200GSA,, but this morning I was looking at KTM and even though it is a bigger bike, it seem to be only 10lbs heavier, better suspension 1190R. Given, it is not a BMW, but for about the same amount of $$, I am thinking.....
    What are your thoughts????
  5. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Doesn't have it since it's not ride-by-wire (electronic acceleration). You still can get manual cruise control on it. Have it and works great.
  6. mmmmbeeeeer

    mmmmbeeeeer Adventurer

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    I'm looking at upgrading from my KLR sometime before the end of the year and I'm wondering - would you be better off getting a normal F800GS and using the extra money for farkles/suspension upgrade?

    Seems 2013 800GS demos with around 1000K are available in OZ for around $17,500 OTR whereas I understand the OTR cost for the adventure is around $22,000.

    I'm leaning towards the standard F800GS and using the difference to upgrade it. I think I'd prefer Altrider or TT stuff anyway and you can currently get more to fit the standard 800GS.

    It seems to me the only things you couldn't add to a normal F800GS would be the larger fuel tank and the Enduro mode. Are they worth it?

    Thoughts?

    Cheers,

    P
  7. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    I can't tell you about the enduro mode, haven't had the chance to test ride one but regarding the fuel tank:

    One of our members has designed a aux-fuel tank for about 500$ that will take 7 liters fuel in it. WAY cheaper than the ADV model or the Touratech version for the previous GS's. Before spending the extra cash on the ADV model, how about a standard GS with farkles + fuel tank IF you need it.

    In your position I'd take the old GS, farkle it and don't worry about the enduro mode. ABS can be disactivated and ASC isn't worth the money on that bike (IMHO)... wouldn't take an ESA version too but that is just me, prefering to buy an aftermarked suspension.
  8. mmmmbeeeeer

    mmmmbeeeeer Adventurer

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    Thanks - that's pretty much what I as thinking although I'd be surprised if there are any in Australia without ASC and ESA.

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  9. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    can't you order one from factory without these options? I know in France it takes about 4 weeks to get what you want from factory.
  10. slowpoke

    slowpoke Been here awhile

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    I'm just waiting to order an new brake pedal. It should fit my 2010 hopefully.:D
  11. mmmmbeeeeer

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    Yes, but that would be a special order and if you want to pick up a demonstrator you have to take what's available. I haven't seen any without it.

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  12. Icy Roads

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    I guess I'll just keep my 2009 F800GS pack gas and save a stack money.:freaky
  13. sbn

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    How long will it be before one of the big companies makes a tank crashbar like the one on the 1200 gsa?? Will TT be first?
    [​IMG]


    Went to a BMW dealer yesterday... Im totally in love with this bike... for reference Im 6' and 207 pounds (184cm 94kg)

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  14. NanookWolf

    NanookWolf MeAndMyCamel

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    Just curious if you're finding the short seat to make a big difference? I am similar inseam and thinking the short set will better for in town riding. Looks like there is a 1.2 inch difference which doesn't sound like a lot but perhaps it is? Cheers!
  15. terrible0ne

    terrible0ne n00b

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    yo, so how much exactly were these lights? can you control them independently from high beams? does the indicator light up on the dash? Do you have a separate switch to control them? Look amazing!
  16. Jhawkins

    Jhawkins Adventurer

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    The aux lights work awesome, especially for lighting up the shoulders of the road ahead. They do operate independently, on a thumb switch, and yes, there is an indicator on the speedo that lights up when they're on.

    Not sure how much extra they were.


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  17. G-Mac

    G-Mac Been here awhile

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  18. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Well for BMW the OEM aluminium bashplate is a "real bashplate", otherwise you've to keep the plastic one... I agree with you that it doesn't look like it could take much. It sure is fine for sand but not for rocks...

    But I have to say other than the tank I like the foglights. Well integrated... but I don't think that the windshield alone would be sufficient. Seems like it would generate more buffing than before.
  19. MCMXCIVRS

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  20. scottmac

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    [​IMG]

    A hard hit to those crash bars will transfer straight to the engine case.
    :huh