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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by kejago, Oct 11, 2005.
I got the GIVI crash bars.
GIVI srash bars
i'm thinking about buying a f800gs to do the TAT. I was curious if anybody had any input on this, or if anybody's been able to take the 800 on a trip yet. I'm assuming itd be the ideal bike to do the transamerican trail on.
I've been away from advrider for a while, and haven't really been staying up to date on this bike. sorry if this has already been discussed ad nauseam.
I've toured but this is probably the best report other than RTW's thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388111
i've been away so long, i didn't even know his thread existed. thanks. yours was also great. between the two of you, you've answered all the questions i had.
now that i think the 800gs is the bike i need, i'm just in the throws of a mental debate with myself over whether or not i need it.
Nice, how was installation?
Does that seat use the stock pan? Hows the comfort so far?
That's the BMW Rally Seat. So it's a whole new deal. ~$350 I think it was. I got it the day I picked up the bike--South Sound happened to have one in stock and in the spirit of the moment (having spent $12K+ already!) I went for it. I'm very happy with it. It's about 1.5" taller, and narrower, up front especially. Biggest plus is that it doesn't slope down in front like the stocker. I'm 6'-2" with about a 33" inseam. My experience is limited, but it was ok for a 300 mile day the fourth day I had the bike, and I think it's getting better--breaking in a bit. Or else I'm getting more used to it. It feels a lot like the Renazco I had on my Xchallenge. (Except a little harder, and not suede. )
Rob in Seattle
Very easy, there is only I think 7 bolts. Tool me about 15min.
Ahhh I'm tempted.. does it use the stock pan? ie. it has those little nooks for the tools and slot for the first aid box? thanks!
Ah--now I understand what you were asking! Yes, it's the stock seat pan with all the nooks and crannies. That slot is for the extended tool kit...or first aid kit I guess. I gotta take some pictures of that tool kit. It is scrumptious.
Rob in Seattle
I got the extended kit thats why I asked
blackie, can you show a picture of the toolkit in place under the seat?
When I get the coin, I'm going to have Renazco build me a seat that matches the profile of the Rallye. Best of both worlds.
Dirt Rider Web Riding Impression
This is pretty off-road biased and from my experience on the bike in Tunisia at the GS Trophy
And there is a thread about that too with great photos as well.
Enjoy, get pissed, rejoice, get on with it.
Or just go ride.
Thanks for the link.
Nothing but honest info from someone in the know.
Any idea if the front springs on your ride were stock or not?
the specs sheet after your article, says Showa front fork, should be Marzocchi
Nice writeup, Jimmy. Wish more US mags were as honest as you.
Your report identifies the forks as Showa on the bike you rode. Is this true or simply a journalistic error?