New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

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

  1. motorcyclekarma

    motorcyclekarma Been here awhile

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    Hi MplsMoto
    I'm wondering why you said the TT risers didn't work, as I'd thought about ordering some

    "Wunderlich 20mm bar riser (Touratech risers didn't work)"
  2. MplsMoto

    MplsMoto Wheels

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    I couldn't get them tight. Wonderlich's were about .020 taller and snugged just fine.
  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    There is a thread here about how to get them tight. Loose the spacers will help (or smth like that :lol3)
  4. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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    I am looking @ this model for a few months...

    Currently I have a 2010 F800GS, 50.000kms done.
    3 things are annoying: seat comfort, handlebar vibrations and windshield.

    I checked today (visually) a F800GSA and: seat is changed, windshield is higher.

    Does anybody knows about if they fixed vibrations that occurs around 5000rpm?
  5. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    They have not, as that is a perceptual issue...... Take 10 riders, they will have 20 ideas of what vibration exist. I dont have any....( '09 8GS) my friend rode mine.....same.... he rode his..... a little he thought... I rode his... None. It's a ghost, AND a dirt bike, imho. So to answer your question, Nothing has been done to the vibration.
  6. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    Its a motorcycle, they vibrate.
  7. peteace

    peteace Adventurer

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    I changed from '08 F800GS to new F800GSA at June. I can confirm the seat and windscreen are much better.

    Vibrations are the same as before, obviously there are no changes to affecting components. I have never found them annoying (or felt that "they should be fixed") on either model, but it's a perceptual issue as ebrabaek said.
  8. BYKEGUY

    BYKEGUY Lets Roll

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    I to can confirm the seat is comfortable the wind screen does a fairly good job for I am 6ft 1'' and I seem to have no vibration at all.
  9. 7seas10

    7seas10 7seas

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    No vibration, windshield is awful ( I am 5'11" 32 inseam) and the seat is oK for 200 miles.

    My 02.

    Safe riding
  10. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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    Okay guys, you convinced me: paid $500 deposit on Baby Shit Tan colour. :evil

    Traded-in my 50K 2010 F800GS. Good bike: no dramas what-so-ever ...

    Too bad Garmin Navigator 5 is not available in Oz ...
  11. itsybitsyspidy

    itsybitsyspidy Adventurer

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    Took delivery of my new bike yesterday.

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  12. djborden

    djborden Been here awhile

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    Congrats!!

    David
  13. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    Congrats mate, it looks awesome ;)
  14. 7seas10

    7seas10 7seas

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    Congratulations!
    Welcome to the GSA8 club :)
  15. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    Dont bother with touratech or swmototech or any brand like thats spacers.. you are set to one size..

    I ordered a set from the UK of adjustable ones with spacers for 20-25-30-35mm for about $50aud ($47usd) delivered off ebay.. comes with different bolts and everything so you dont need to be bike specific, just measure your handlebars with a vernier guage to see what thickness they are, they will either be 22mm or 28mm + or - .3mm

    I had swmotech's on my ktm at 30mm and my arms felt weird when i was sitting through traffic, when the adjustables and love them, set at 25mm, if im going full stick on long days standing, ill switch to the 35mm (which i carry in my toolbag)..
  16. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I'll just keep my 650GS.
  17. Aquafire

    Aquafire RMSR

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    Vibes are still there. You always know when passing through about 4500 RPM's; all bikes have their quirks, this is an "F800 thing".
  18. MplsMoto

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    This bike is all about compromise. It doesn't do anything particularly well, but it does everything.
  19. speed_racer

    speed_racer Been here awhile

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    I wouldnt say it doesnt do anything well, It depends on how you treat it.. treat it like a dirt bike and you will find it will get through most of what a dirt bike will get through.. Might take a little more effort but it will do it.

    in terms of off road, it does it better than a tiger xc.. but then the tiger does on road better..
    Its just a bike thats built to take on an adventure.. wherever that adventure may take you, you will know soon enough if you have picked the right bike for the adventure.. :)

    as far as vibes from the engine.. its smooth enough, it aint an electric ;)
  20. BanhXeo

    BanhXeo Been here awhile

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    I am having a bit of trouble finding heavier springs for my '13 F800 GS and thought i'd check out the adventure thread to see if any of you guys have swapped springs in favor of something for a 200lb+ rider no gear or if the springs that come stock on your bikes are setup proper out of the gate. I'm about to have a local suspension guy pull the springs/measure and get some that fit my weight made up seeing as we can't find any off the shelf from the major players. New cartridges are out of my price range right now so thanks for any ideas. :thumb