BMW's new parallel twins - F800/650GS (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by kejago, Oct 11, 2005.

  1. Hipster-Dufus

    Hipster-Dufus Swim the East River

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    I'll take you up on that ride offer in the future. I don't have any Dual Sport friends and my Bro isn't too big on taking his Harley off road.

    I have time to wait for my GS. I was # 12 total and # 4 on the second allotment. Moved to #11 (thanks to you!) and they got their second allotment last week. Scheduled production date is mid November...

    Hopefully you had a decent time coasting down the mountain with no clutch lever...

    tom
  2. twuelfing

    twuelfing Adventurer

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    well the lever is designed so that just the tip brakes off so i still had 75 percent of the lever.
    I ordered another from MAX BMW out east as the dealer here seems to take forever to get anything in stock. it was 90 dollars! ouch, where are those handlebar guards i ordered!
  3. skyfish

    skyfish Adventurer

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    A unique sight now, but hopefully a common sight in the future... Dr. Zaius and Skyfish rode a 160-mile loop around Mt. Hood, Oregon today in a perpetual drizzle, but the weather didn't diminish the enjoyment of the ride on two exceptional machines.

    Most of our ride today was on paved roads and hard-packed gravel with a few washboards, but the bikes handled spendidly. Both Dr. Zaius and I are completely convinced that these bikes are confidence-builders in wet riding.

    One very memorable moment of the ride... We stopped briefly for fuel in Hood River, Oregon this morning. Obviously the two F800GS' were noticed on our way into town. On our way back out of town we were flagged down by a guy standing in the middle of the street pointing to our bikes and yelling for us to pull over, (which we did). As expected, the guy hadn't seen the new F800GS' yet, and thought we were motorcycle tourists from Spain.

    We answered all of his questions, and I think he was quickly on his way to his local BMW dealership to order one for himself.

    For all current or future owners of the F800GS. Be prepared to answer a lot of questions about the bike whenever you stop anywhere. But, if you're anything like Dr. Zaius and I, you'll love the bike so much that you're happy to talk about it for hours.

    Ride safe all, and we'll see you out there. [​IMG]
  4. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    Yay! Great Trip, Great Ride, Great Friends!
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    not forgetting...

    GREAT BIKE! :lol3
  5. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    For some reason I cannot find the interval for oil/filter changes in the F800GS owners manual.

    I normally change my oil/filter every 2000 miles.

    When I got my bike back from the 600 mile check they said the next service was at 6000 miles.

    I can't believe 5000 miles between oil changes....

    Cowboy2:ricky
  6. slide

    slide A nation with a future

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    Probably the engineers who designed the bike and spec'd that interval didn't know as much as you.
  7. ]I)Money

    ]I)Money D NOT I Supporter

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    "the oil in this final drive never needs to be changed"

    Some apparent engineering decisions are actually marketing decisions.

    It may be perfectly safe to go to 6k, but I'm doing mine at 3k, because an oil change is about the oil, not the bike.
  8. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Where is the guy who changes his every 500 miles? He's got you beat.:lol3
  9. Dr. Zaius

    Dr. Zaius It's a mad house

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    Great fun and great ride! :clap :clap :clap


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  10. Dr. Zaius

    Dr. Zaius It's a mad house

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  11. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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  12. rhicks

    rhicks Been here awhile

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  13. Karel

    Karel Been here awhile

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  14. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    I picked mine up on Wednesday! I put a deposit down the first day you could, back last November. Almost a year of waiting. Here we are at Smarty Pants last night:

    [​IMG]

    I picked up the Rally seat. WAY better for me. About an inch and a half higher, and no sliding forward. Got the BMW bashplate, which fits nicely. More pics later. Now, to install the Metal Mules....

    Rob in Seattle
  15. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    Congratulations Rob. We must see better pics of the Rally seat. Thanks.
  16. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    +1 :nod
  17. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    You bastards! I live and work in Hood River and have my order in on a 800 and have YET to see one in person, which isn't from any lack of looking believe me.

    Ugh, delivery isn't scheduled till December.
  18. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Would it make you feel any better if I told you my deposit was on the 4th one coming into the shop and they bumped me to 2nd when that guy pushed his delivery date to January due to medical issues? It was 13 days from deposit to delivery.

    No? Oh, sorry about that.




















    :hide
  19. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    I put my deposit in on Sept. 9th and picked up my bike on Oct. 2nd :dunno
  20. Motoriley

    Motoriley Still riding like crap after all these years.

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    Lineups seem longer hear in Canada. Sadly I don't want to pay for my bike till next year so I'm happily waiting. Not really that happy but waiting none the less. Enjoy your new rides FFs.