who is planning on getting an 800gs?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by cba191, Dec 10, 2007.

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are you getting one?

  1. the bumblebee, with money down.

  2. the asphalt one, with money down.

  3. on the list for one.

  4. gonna wait and see.

  5. screw the 800gs. it's not orange!

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  1. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    with over a bazillion posts over the course of 2+ years, i am wondering who is actually getting one. money down, whatever.
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  2. cheff

    cheff Been here awhile

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    I love the bumblebee F800GS, and love the bike over all. I am going to wait a bit though and see how they perform and how the over all reliability works out. Maybe get an '09 or a late '08 once the hype is down and prices more reasonable.
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  3. crazybrit

    crazybrit Long timer

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    Good to see that "it's not orange" is crusing into a impressive 40% lead at present :1drink At last weeks CycleWorld bike show I was checking out the (*very* nice looking) R800GS and happened to opine to the guy from BMW N/A my views on the total lack of adjustment on the front suspension. His reply was that if you wanted adjustible front suspension you were "supposed" to be getting the R12GS. Obviously in BMWs book, $11k doesn't admit one to the adjustible suspension clique (or it only gets the rear end of you in there) and the cost for that is $14.5k. Oh well, I'm sure TT will offer a variant of their WP suspension kit from the 650GS for the R800 and the faithful will rush to buy it, only another $2800 or so .... pass the cool-aid please, gulp.
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  4. kadesean

    kadesean eyesuck

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    already have one:D
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  5. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry The most suave of stooges

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    It's got a chain :cry .
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  6. DADODIRT

    DADODIRT Long timer

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    You need to add an option for "Waiting to get a used fully farkled 800GS in 2010"
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  7. pilot

    pilot Slacker Moderator Super Moderator

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    How about a plain old "NO"? I don't like orange, either.
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  8. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    I want one. I will almost undoubtedly sell my 08 KLR when they come out if I can get my hands on one. Love the KLR, but this thing is just what I want. Faster than the thumper, smaller than the liter ADV bikes.

    Cheff you have to get the bumblebee so when I get the grey/black we don't have a fashion fopaux. Where to buddy?

    :freaky
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  9. soloyosh

    soloyosh Dad and husband

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    Maybe the forks off one of the G (450/650) bikes will fit?
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  10. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    so many modern bikes shift like shit, some bmws included. Euro 3, closed throttle fuel cut or whatever. So as much as i like the looks of it i will wait. Homey dont go for no snatchy clunk.
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  11. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    My 06 Ducati Monster has some E3 BS like that. Runs like a pissed off rodeo bull below 5k RPM. Technology is getting better, but most of the new bikes will be subject to these restrictions sooner or later. Even Jap bikes will all be FI by 2010 I hear rumor of.
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  12. ShortOnSkill

    ShortOnSkill Long timer

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    No time to ride for the next 12 months. Going to watch the 800gs. If it's not exactly what I want, will go for two bikes, one of which will be KTM's 690 Adv.
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  13. atoms

    atoms drunk

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    I would LOVE an 800 GS with an air cooled boxer engine. (or air and oil if we have to). Don't fancy a chain much though.

    Other than that... what was the question again?
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  14. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    I think I'm gonna get one! Need to get rid of the big fat yellow pig below :thumb
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  15. jetdocX

    jetdocX Orange Curious

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    :rofl You funny man, CBA!
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  16. alprosound

    alprosound HappyMan

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    I was ready to put my money down and changed my mind. I'm going to give it a couple of years and then consider buying a used one after it's depreciated.
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  17. cba191

    cba191 wanna buy a monkey?

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    sorry JD. i forgot to mention green. :freaky
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  18. CrackerJim

    CrackerJim Adventurer

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    I sold my 1200gs after about a year. It was good on the road but just too heavy in the dirt. Also, didn't like those shin bangers hanging out there. :D

    I bought a used 650 gs earlier this year. I commute to work on paved roads (low 60's mph fastest) and finish on a rough gravel road. I like the lighter bike as it's more nimble and no shin bangin'.

    This 800 could be the sweet spot as it looks to be similar weight to the 650, perhaps better suspension and a little more power for around town.

    I voted wait and see. See how many teething problems it has and wait for a good used one that someone trades in for a 1200 :D(that's how the 650 I bought became available).

    Jim
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  19. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    I don't know what kind of slippery footwear you must be wearing, Jim, but I put more than 72,000 miles on my old R1100GS and never once banged my shins on those jugs. If anything, it was a comfort to know that if I aimed wrong those big hunks of metal would hit any protruding obstruction before my shins did. Plus, they kept my feet nice and toasty during cold-weather riding. Not so fond of them in the summer, though.

    But the old 1100 has moved on, and long live the new 800 (grey, ABS) I'll be getting. #4 at my local dealer.

    David
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  20. CrackerJim

    CrackerJim Adventurer

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    Yeah, I agree on them being heaters hanging out, did nice in the cold.

    We get a lot of sand down here on the trail "roads" and when you've got to dab your foot in a turn, the jug is where your leg wants to be...:eek1.....must mean I was going too fast.

    I commuted to Marco Island (1 -1 1/2 hr one way) for a job for a while and it was grand on highway, back roads.

    Jim
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