09 F800GS disappointedly pleased.

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by zuit, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. zuit

    zuit n00b

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    I don't see what the big deal is with backorders on this bike, I just walked on into BMW of Hollywood and bought one. It wasn't even the bike I wanted, I wanted a Stelvio, and it's my first GS. I'm a Guzzi guy and this thing just seems like trouble for my drivers license.

    There's alot to like about the F800GS, but nothing to love. There's nothing to think about on this bike, and doing engine upgrades seems challanging. I just listen to my radio (chatterbox) and cruise untill I get bored and lock up the breaks at 70MPH just to see what happens or veer off the freeway into a corn field out of highway boredom, or take the sidewalk to work (through the park) with my girlfriend.

    For my 3,000mi I’ve got on it, it’s not very interesting. this bike just seems a little too worry free and newish to my likening.. It's not a guzzi motor for sure, there will be no bonding with my motor on long trips and it has no charater. and.. it feels like it’s going to take flight at 130MPH, and I keep scraping the kickstand on the track, it's not a racer.

    Now I get to spend a fortune on a touratech light system, I went through the Mojave with stock lights and couldn’t see a thing. I've got PIAA Bright bulbs, and I’m adding PIAA 510’s to tailgate grandmothers on the 405, and the Touratech lights because I just like light, but whatever. My pocket book is the only one complaining.

    This bike is over simplified with ZERO charater untill I ride on sidewalks.

    disappointedly pleased,

    -Brian
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  2. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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    Yeah, just think-- if you got the Guzzi you'd probably have an arm's length of "character" corrections and to-do's and comments; and another 25,000 miles to go before it was broken in (as opposed to just broken) :lol3
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  3. Wildman

    Wildman Long timer

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  4. Jim Bud

    Jim Bud Long timer

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    Please, Please, Please, Pleasse, Pleeeeaaaasssseeeee don't tell me it feels like a ....................................




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    Honda

    Cause then I will barf:D
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  5. vasculopath

    vasculopath You are not your bike Supporter

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    But then some would complain even if you hung them with a new rope...:D
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  6. alpiv

    alpiv Sr. nOOb

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    Meow!





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  7. JohnG.

    JohnG. Long timer

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    Felt the same about my Caponord...'till I gutted the airbox & exhaust cans,
    & beefed up the suspension...'love it now,Well sort of..:wink:
    Maybe we should be looking at a Buell Uly?...love that pushrod donk :clap
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  8. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    I rode one for just a couple of blocks today. I think I have to buy one. I'll help her with her "'character".
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  9. BBurton

    BBurton Been here awhile

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    Troll?????
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  10. johnnycombat

    johnnycombat Adventurer

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    Gee ya think....guys joins yesterday to complain about what?
    He doesnt say anything important anyway....
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  11. hetman

    hetman Been here awhile

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    Were those couple of blocks down the sidewalk like the OP recommended? :rofl

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  12. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

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    Probably a jealous KTM owner!
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  13. McB

    McB Long timer

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    It's kind of dark in here and my eyes haven't adjusted from being outside.
    Is this the new V-Strom-only forum?
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  14. Norsman

    Norsman ...a GSophile

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    Well, it's not what you'd consider an historical GS... try a R100, 1100, 1150 or 1200. It's not even worthy enough to be found in the GSpot section of ADVrider. Nevertheless, the bike has a purpose and does it well... just doesn't sound like your purpose.
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  15. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    Who buys a bike they don't want. :scratch The blame is all yours my friend, not the bike.
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  16. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :thumb I think others are taking you too seriously. By the way, I posted a thread on my ride impressions and I concur with much of what you say. My 1200GS was a bike I admired but didn't love. My 1150GS was a bike that had flaws but I loved. Go figure. :dunno
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  17. 40cu.in.of.furey

    40cu.in.of.furey Something clever

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    I think he's being sarcastic. :dunno
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