Who's on their second F800GS?

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  1. alexcorral

    alexcorral Long timer

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    Had to sell my Grey 2009 when we moved from Venezuela to Chile. We've been a month in Santiago and I have already reserved ($2000) an Orange 2011.

    This is the best bike I have ever ridden and I can't wait to get back on one (I spent 6 months off any bikes after a radius distal fracture while snowboarding which required surgery and some ti implants)
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  2. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    There is an 80% chance I will be on my second GS in about a month... I'm sad though :cry I like yellow...
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  3. JoelWisman

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    Which color? I'll stick a sold sign on it first thing in the morning :)

    Wait! It's against regs to poach from another dealer :(

    Ah well, will sell out either way.

    You can always trade your yellow panels onto the new bike. That's probably what I will do when I'm done riding the wheels (not literally, my wheel bearings have held up fine) off of mine.
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  4. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Ack, Joel you break my heart! :cry It is my yellow panels that are literally totaling my bike (along with every other part that is scratched). The bike runs fine, I still have to hear from my dealer if there is any serious damage (seemingly it is not that easy to determine if the forks and frame are actually damaged... I know the subframe is).

    Luckily I have full coverage and my dealer has some bikes in the different colors. Honestly I don't care for lava and even less for white. I love the bike so much I know I will get another one (if I don't work out buying the salvage, etc, my insurance hasn't even gotten back to me on the estimate).

    Hopefully within a few weeks I will be on a lava, white, beat up yellow, or a color of my choosing (I don't know any painters but I can finance some beer drinking sessions!).

    If my bike goes to auction I may post up in here in case anyone wants to bid, depending if posting here is legal or if I want it... My friend the attorney may be buying a new suit after all is said and done.
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  5. LukasM

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    Do yourself a favor and buy the bike when it goes for auction. You won't have to worry about dropping it any more and will have a well running bike with a known history for little money.
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  6. SlowRide13

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    +1 or part the thing out!$!$!$
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  7. alexcorral

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    Early in the year is a great time to head south... nice and warm weather. I'll get my bike on Nov 10th so I'll have had some chance to ride around and know the terrain/riders
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  8. DaZbrah

    DaZbrah start me up

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    I loved my 09 for 5k that I painted alpine white before BMW stole it and put stupid red stickers on:puke1:puke1

    Sold it to a buddy and got an 09 1200GS now with just 6k and heading your way. Air cargo to Buenos Aires and follow the Dakar until the 8 day rest stop and then head home to Los Angeles:clap

    Come up north January 7/8th and help me with my bad Spanish:lol3
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  9. cashelvale

    cashelvale Been here awhile

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    Am on my second GS - not by choice but - lost the first one (along with everything else) in a flood back in May after I had ridden it for only 50km !!! Bought a new one in June and it's still sitting at the dealers - waiting to get time to pick it up !!!!!!!!!
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  10. Captain Beardylocks

    Captain Beardylocks travelling beardo

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    YUP. if it's running, buy it back and use that fucker til it completely shits the bed. THEN buy another.
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  11. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Roger that! That is what I did this morning.:freaky

    Now I just have to decide how to fix it! It is finally all mine though.:D
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  12. GoneAgain

    GoneAgain Huh?

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    am at least 3 months away from being able to get on a bike again...maybe longer depending on healing/surgeries etc...

    but i recon i'll end up with another 800 :clap


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  13. LukasM

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    How much did you have to pay to buy it in the end?

    Are the forks still straight? I see a set of WP 48mms in your future. :D
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  14. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Heal up fast man! Hope you end up fully function so you can enjoy another F8!





    The bike was $3500, I bought it through the insurance company for the price they would get from salvage. The lady had to spend some time looking up the price and I think they either called someone or had a book... I asked about the flexibility of the price but there was none and I didn't argue much. $3500 seems reasonable, it probably would have gone for more in auction... :dunno


    Not sure about the forks but I'm optimistic :D. When I actually get my bike back in my hands and measure stuff I wont hesitate for a new fork set if they are bent. Always a good chance for upgrades!!! :clap

    The one part I'm kinda worried about is the actual frame.... I didn't hit hard enough to do any obvious damage to the forks but I'm not sure how to check for invisible frame damage...
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  15. LukasM

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    I'd say that's a great deal since the damage is probably mostly cosmetic. :thumb A few days cleaning and a few hundred in paint and you could sell her for double that.

    The frame itself is a very stout piece, the other parts would be way more fucked up before it would be affected. You saw the pictures of my bent/broken forks right? I have since had the bike checked by GMD Computrack and it was all within factory specs.

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    The new forks should hold up a bit better, though... :wink:

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  16. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Phew, that is quite a relief. I feel better about continuing knowing the frame is relatively sturdy, of course I will still be checking! :clap
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  17. JoelWisman

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    Check your welds! The frame is boron steel and very resistant to cracking. If it's bent, someone that knows what they are doing can bend it back but it needs to be done right. The welds are the only points I would worry about checking very carefully. Use a optical scope and go over each weld carefully.
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    If Weatherford isn't too far from you there is an awesome painter there. Mike Patterson at TGD (Totally Graphic Designs). He rocks. Tell him "Weeble" sent you.
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  19. The Griz

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    That looks downright awesome Lukas! :clap

    I'm seriously jealous of those forks!
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  20. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

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    Cool! Boron steel is really neat, here is an interesting article about it:

    http://www.keytometals.com/page.aspx?ID=CheckArticle&site=kts&NM=214

    Here is an excerpt from that article:

    "The type of boron steel used on vehicles today has extremely high strength. The boron steel used on Volvo cars has a yield point of about 1,350-1,400 MPa (196,000-203,000 psi). That’s about four times stronger than average high-strength steel. But the process used to make it that strong takes away some of the steel’s workability properties, such as being able to straighten it."


    By the way... what is an optical scope? When I searched for them I only got rifle scopes. Will my local BMW dealer be able to check my welds or should I strip my bike to the frame and bring it to my local foundry :evil




    Good tip, hmmmm.... why does that name sound familiar?
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