New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

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

  1. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    With the GSA windshield, does anyone with TT handguards know if they contact the screen at full steering lock?

    Just wondering.

    Cheers
  2. MplsMoto

    MplsMoto Wheels

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    Nope, no clearance issues.
  3. fnatic

    fnatic Been here awhile

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    :clap Thankyou...
  4. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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    6000Km review

    I did 6K Km since I bought the new F800GSA.

    Positives:
    1. Seat is damn comfortable this time
    2. Fuel range is good. I get the reserve light after 500+ Km. (Fuel consumption is approx 4.5 - 4.7% litre/100km)
    3. Looks good :) :evil


    Negatives:
    1. I want more power for road, at least extra 15HP. Off-road is fine.
    2. They nailed the windshield, they made-it so well -> nothing comes on the rider. When is 30+ Celsius outside (for USA: Damn hot), I am turning in a slow-cooking-meal. No wind comes on my chest => no ventilation
    3. 5000rpm gives a funny resonation sound from plastics. Have to use ear-plugs :ear

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    Snowy - 20140103-2.jpg by Baiazid, on Flickr
  5. coffee guy

    coffee guy roaster of fine coffee

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    Just bought yesterday and will take delivery in a few days. Really looking forward to putting in some miles on/off road. Now it will no longer be necessary to put in 500+ mile days on the Ducati GT1000!
  6. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    Where was the pic taken?

    It looks familiar. They are my mountains after all.
  7. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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    Hi, probably near Batemans Bay ...
  8. Snowy

    Snowy Long timer

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    Aha.

    There are some interesting tracks all along the eastern edge of the range.

    I took a run through there just before Christmas.


    Some good river crossings when you get in far enough. A lot of the tracks haven't been cleared for a while, over grown and a lot of trees down. Leaf litter was pretty deep in places.

    If you go further South you can get to Bendethra Caves. I come in from the top at Snowball. Long, long descents. Steep constant grades.

    To get to the caves turnoff there are 8 river crossings in a return journey from the turnoff on the main trail.

    I took wifey down there camping.

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    Plenty of camping space. This is part of one of the camp grounds, there are about a dozen.
  9. mmmmbeeeeer

    mmmmbeeeeer Adventurer

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    Hi all,

    I'm getting close to being able to upgrade from my KLR and am looking at 800GSA or 800xc.

    Have any of you owners had any mechanical or warranty problems with your 800GSAs so far?

    Cheers,

    Pete
  10. 60HzShuffle

    60HzShuffle Been here awhile

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    It's an 800gs with a bigger tank that has lost some room under the seat, so same as an 800gs....
  11. Pstmstr

    Pstmstr Adventurer

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    No problems with my GSA but it's only got 2500 miles so far.
  12. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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    6000Km on my 800GSA and no dramas with it. Love the new seat :)
  13. Razta

    Razta Adventurer

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    Dats why I went red. My other BWM F650 Funduro was red too. Had to negotiate getting the knobbies though. The red seems to ship with street tires.
  14. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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    In Australia you can get only the enduro package.
  15. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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  16. Fj401972

    Fj401972 Adventurer

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    Best dual sport I have ever owned [​IMG]
  17. Baiazid

    Baiazid Been here awhile

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    I changed the sprockets to test:

    Original topic: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23391269&postcount=25

    Feels much better with this ratio! Almost wants to do wheelies alone :) Drawback is that on highway, I have to rev-it higher, therefore fuel consumption is higher.
    But off road -> feeling is much better than before:deal
  18. Sfladvrider

    Sfladvrider Mr.n00b

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    new risers

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  19. Jeepin87

    Jeepin87 Adventurer

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    I was torn between a standard F800GS and the GSA until I added the price of a better wind screen, crash bars, better seat, bla bla bla...I bought the GSA for that reason. Dealer let a buddy and I test ride and we were hooked. I've ridden all kinds of bikes and this is by far my favorite. This bike is like a Jeep, I can do almost anything with it. I can't believe I didn't get into these bikes years ago.

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  20. coffee guy

    coffee guy roaster of fine coffee

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    I just had the 600 mile break in service done and I am headed from cave creek, AZ to Austin, TX via big bend national park and the Texas hill country. So far I LOVE this bike. CONGRATS.....wise purchase!