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

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

  1. sgopher185

    sgopher185 Been here awhile

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    [quote='Flagger]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.




















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    I got ya beat... Put a deposit on a monday and it arrived on a wednesday. I rode it home on a thursday:evil I was the only one to put money down to reserve one at my dealership at the time. Just luck really.

    I really like the bike. My akra pipe just arrived today and I will install it tomorrow. Looks awesome.

    EDIT:

    I just noticed you are in Hilliard :) I will have to hook up with ya as I am in Plain City. I got my F800 about 6 weeks ago. Just had the 600 mile service done.
  2. 'Flagger

    'Flagger ..this space for rent..

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    Were you running north on Cosgray a couple of days ago, maybe Tuesday or Wednesday? Broke my heart to see another 'Dewalt' GS on the west side. :lol3
  3. MoToad

    MoToad Been here awhile

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    Springfish, have hope.
    I was still ranting like you just a couple of days ago and, lo and behold, my dealer got two. Spoken for, of course but non the less. And they were able to, for the first time, give me info on mine. I'll be ridin the first week of Nov. I notice the distribution across N A seems to be very similar now so, check again. You may be seeing them very soon.
  4. sgopher185

    sgopher185 Been here awhile

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    [quote='Flagger]Were you running north on Cosgray a couple of days ago, maybe Tuesday or Wednesday? Broke my heart to see another 'Dewalt' GS on the west side. :lol3[/quote]
    Yep. That would be me. I work across from Tuttle Mall, so I take the back roads from Plain City to work. Makes for a better commute :D The bike is a blast. You will love.
  5. JakeCWU

    JakeCWU The Notorious H.O.G.

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    So the wife and the weather finally peeled me off the new wheels long enough to post some pics. Here she is.

    G-

    The first day home:
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    Mmmmm, long rides:
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    It's about as adventurous as I get on the ol' battlewings:
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  6. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    The red really looks nice. Good pics!!:freaky
  7. skyfish

    skyfish Adventurer

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    Whoops, sorry fish. I promise it won't be our last trip through Hood River. I'll PM you before we pass through your town again. :D

    Cheers,

    Dave M.
  8. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

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    Is that FT Casey out on Whidbey? I was stationed at NAS my first six years inthe Navy.

    -Rob
  9. JakeCWU

    JakeCWU The Notorious H.O.G.

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    No but close. It's the Kenzie battery at Fort Warden in Port Townsend. Points for local geography though.

    G-
  10. robhar54

    robhar54 Been here awhile

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    OK, here's a couple, er, three:

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    Rode 500 miles on it this weekend, up and over the Olympics from Shelton to Copalis Beach, and then north on 101 around the Peninsula back to Seattle. About a third fire roads, a third back roads, and a third highway. My backside was ready for a break after three or four hours the first day, and much less the second...but I think it's more about me being out of riding shape. Longest ride I've done this year (long story). I like the seat. It's much more straight across than the stock seat--no sliding forward. And it's about an inch and a half higher. MUCH better for us longer-legged folks. (I'm 6' 2", about a 34" inseam.

    Rob in Seattle

    PS JakeCWU - Did I see you today, maybe on 104 or near the Hood Canal Bridge? I was headed east towards Kingston... RH
  11. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    Thanks for the pics Rob! Looks great!

    Being that I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam, I'm already on my tip-toes with the standard seat so I don't think this seat will be an option for me.


    Thanks again for the pics!
  12. JakeCWU

    JakeCWU The Notorious H.O.G.

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    I was cruising around Kingston yesterday, but not on the bridge. Day before I was, I did a cruise all around the peninsula. Are you local? Check out my posting, mid-week escape ride in the PNW thread.

    G-
  13. skyfish

    skyfish Adventurer

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    Obviously, most of the new or soon-to-be-new F650GS and F800GS view here, so this is an opportunity to swap stories or answer questions about your upcoming bike with fellow owners. I'm presenting a Meet-And-Greet for fellow F800GS and F650GS owners in Hillsboro, OR on Oct. 25th at the McMenamis Cornelius Pass Road House at 1:00pm. Come rain or shine, I will be there. For more info, PM me or call me Dave at (503) 341-5419.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395447
  14. TreeFarmer

    TreeFarmer Tree Farmer Adventurer

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    Skyfish,

    I will put it on the calendar, but not too sure if I can make it. Sounds like a great time though. Would be great to see 4-5 800's running around togther and through some great country.

    TreeFarmer
  15. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    what kind of seat is that and how do you like it?
  16. CrazyMike

    CrazyMike ***42***

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    Rob already has a post that covers this:
  17. Dert Gerl

    Dert Gerl Been here awhile

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    Great idea! I'm supposed to get mine on the 24th ... might be cutting it a bit close.

    I can't wait! Whoooo Hooooo!
  18. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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  19. Dr. Zaius

    Dr. Zaius It's a mad house

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    I am going to do everything I can to make it as well. :clap

  20. TheCowboy

    TheCowboy back in the saddle again

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    I start up the engine, plug my gerbings vest and gloves into the socket on the faux tank and turn the heat control knobs on. They blink amber and red for a couple seconds then go out completely. No heat.

    WTF???

    The shop tells me the BMW will not handle the amps of both the gloves and vest... you gotta be shittin!! this is an expensive BMW, these are expensive Gerbings gear.... now what?

    Cowboy2:ricky