New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

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

  1. Gumbeaux

    Gumbeaux The Chameleon

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    I like it for what it is. BMW knows what works and what will sell for the most part, so they have delivered just that in a nice package that combines a couple real developments with a lot of pretty wrapper.

    Fuel tank and the electronics like the "on the fly" adjustable suspension/traction control seem to be the real developments here. I would love to try out the electronic adjustment features, but not worth it to buy a whole new F800.

    Otherwise, it's just "farkled" a little with footpegs, windscreen, luggage rack, crash bars, etc.

    Does all this electronic suspension stuff mean you no longer can or will need to upgrade the suspension for offroad duties?

    Did they reinforce the top shock mount so you no longer bend the bolt? :deal:amazon:hide
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  2. DS Rider

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    +1

    I'm wondering why its so wide in the front end. New radiator perhaps?
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  3. JRose

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  4. JRose

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  5. rmhrc628

    rmhrc628 Long timer

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    I think you could be right. I mean how many riders actually use the bike in a way that is real adv riding? The threads on here suggest only a small subset of buyers actually use the bike in the way it's marketed. As we know it has some serious shortcomings when used in serious adv riding.

    I tend to agree with the view that the normal f8 is just fine. My goal is to change wheels and suspension so anything connected to that is pointless.
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  6. Snowy

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    Possible. With all the first gear fire trail work 2 up that I do, mine could use a bigger radiator. I was thinking of pulling apart the oil/coolant intercooler to see if I can rig an external oil cooler.

    The tank is the same as an idea I was kicking around. I wonder....if my tank got "damaged"..could I claim it on insurance and just pay the difference for the bigger one?

    Hmmmmm....
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  7. Snowy

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    Camels...I hate camels.

    I spent nearly a week close to the border between Somalia and Ethiopia searching the loads carried by camels for weapons.

    Dirty, cranky, biting, spitting, flea and tick infested bags of fetid gas.

    I am going to price that tank though.
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  8. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    I can tell you this much. The tiny tank on mine is pretty damn annoying even for street riding. I thought when I upgraded from the G650GS I wouldn't have that problem anymore, but it's worse! Whether I am travelling with my brother on his Yamaha FZ6 or my dad on his Multistrada, I am always the one that needs fuel long before everyone else. I do carry an extra gallon, but still.

    I don't know about the ADV model, but the ESA on mine is pretty worthless. It only controls damping on the rear shock. It's good for street riding, but for off road I would prefer more adjustability. I'm going to end up just gutting it when I get the new Touratech shock.
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  9. lakota

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    i do like the windscreen/GPS mount. wonder when that will be available?
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  10. biodieselandon

    biodieselandon Been here awhile

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    So if they made the underseat tank larger, what is the point in fattening up the side of the bike? Is there more fuel in there too? Or are they just trying to make it look like the R1200GS ADV?
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  11. Snowy

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    Fattening up the side where? The sides of the tank, or the sides of the radiator? The sides of the tank is where the extra fuel goes. The sides of the radiator? Maybe a bigger radiator?

    Either way, it's no leap forward.
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  12. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    FFS... I promised myself not to be jealous, not wanting to exchange my old 20010 GS... Now I won't be able to look my bike in its weird eyes..
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  13. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    They had to reinforce the rear frame so you'd have to order a new rearframe too =/
    but I had the SAME idea :lol3
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  14. rmhrc628

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    The body work has changed so that the front is wider. Who knows if radiator is wider. The rear of the bike is certainly is taller to accommodate the bigger fuel tank.

    I tend to think the 8 liter side tank that's removable is probably the way to go.
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  15. lostON2

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    don't like it. makes me happy I went with the 2012 model. 100% convinced for the touratech tank with even more range.
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  16. lostON2

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    is it just me or are the GS's becoming less masculine by the year?
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  17. ebrabaek

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    I was actually thinking the same. Looks bulky, and fat in the rear. I refer to the bike itself, not with the luggage, but It has lost it's lines. Not doing it for me.
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  18. lostON2

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    EXACTLY :clap
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  19. lostON2

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    FAT IN THE REAR ... that is what I was thinking. Business wise this was an excellent decision on BMW's part for a first time potential 800gs buyer, but this is NOT the bike to convince previous owners to switch. Looks like it will have to be a 900 GS with upgraded suspension at minimum.
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  20. Loutre

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    Imagine the 800GSA + Touratech tank + 7.5l Camel tank :raabia
    36l + 8l + 7.5l = 51.5l... That's what I'd call UNSTOPPABLE enduro :lol3. What I'd dislike is paying for 51l fuel... and that every 10 fuel stations you need to see your dealer for an 100€ oil change :lol3
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