F 800 GS In Australia

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Russ, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. nevgriff64

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    Why do you think he had to consider a KTM?
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Never know what it would be like without it but after 40,000+km the Best Rest top shock mount support did its job

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    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Because KTM’s seem to be popular where there is a lot of off-road riding, such as in Australia....
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    Ugly is a start. ;)
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  6. nevgriff64

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    I've met him a couple of times and I didn't find him totally hideous.
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  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    i guess at the end of the day, wearing GS tshirts and drinking banana smoothies just doesn't go with KTM fanboys so thats the end of that :D

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    the af-xied fueler is on, but I don't really want to fit much else from that pic, I might put the best rest on later just for insurance seeing as i have it.

    I want to keep the ESA rear shock on the new one.
    I have fitted my original revalved and preloaded stock fork cartridge and put the new bikes stock cartridge in the old one.
    put the 19” front on and swapped my Anakee adventures over that have only done 2000km along with stainless wheel spacers.
    I had some touratech 20mm bar riser that i put on.
    Swapped touratech handguards over
    I had already swapped akro, bashplate, headlight protector, bright white headlight bulbs, sidestand foot over when i bought it home

    so unless Im going to revert back to using it as my adventure bike im not fitting the ohlins or damper
    One i sell the red one ill fit the mccruise

    just waiting for an adaptor plate that drops the GPS 50mm and its done

    less k’s on the clock than my T7
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    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Just have to paint it that nice gloss red now.
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  11. nevgriff64

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    As luck would have it - I have the red one that he needs.

    I’ll swap it if he throws in the Ohlins rear shock to sweeten the deal. :-)
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Hmmm, are you trying to tell me I could have gotten away with swapping these bikes over without telling the wife :-)

    i thought the WR’s were the only place I could that
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  13. nevgriff64

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    Haha - I would have put myself out and done it for you mate. :lol3
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    same but different, same things I like and same things that make it not a perfect bike

    the engines quieter, as you’d expect I suppose given mines over 50,000km and this has less k’s than my Tenere.
    The throttle is very very nice, and smooth, not that I dislike the cable.
    You have to twist it a bit more for same result as cable throttle.
    In fact for the first couple of hrs I thought it was geared higher especially on take off, was riding the clutch a bit more, until I realised all it was just the fact you had to twist a bit more.
    Even the akro (Swapped from my gs) sounds quieter, not sure how, I think the 17+ were a different euro spec so maybe cat or header is slightly diff.
    The akro barks a bit more on start up, more like the 1200 did, but then is a touch quieter when riding.
    It didnt quite turn a twisty as good as mine, I noticed it tipped in easier but ran a little wider, shows my 19” def does make a difference and what I really want for this bike, I have my 19” front on now ands its great.
    It’s buzzed a bit more, once again convinces me af-xied works, It has reduced already with only 150km of the AF-XIED on.
    I rode my GS yestetday, and now its doing what I felt the GSA doing before I swaped the 19” front and af-xied over, so they both are doing what I want.
    Felt a bit more heat on my legs, could be the above or just fairing shape, dunno.
    Overall rides pretty much same,
    Can feel the better wind protection, mostly like it, time will tell about the screen, some time with my road bike helmet should prove the high screen is better for want now.
    I’ll just keep it at 16-18 ltrs fuel unless I really need more
    It does feel a bit physically bigger wheeling it around in my carport.
    If you add the weight differences between the 2 including extras on GS and with same fuel amount its actually only 3kg diff in weight.
    It’s very nice, I like it, feels like a new bike, but just like the old one.
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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Fantastic spot to stop and sit in the quiet, the amount of bird life making noise that just echos amongst the trees, and then cow noise in the background, very peaceful

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    see ya red devil

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    some front end goodness

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Nice day for a up the coast, home through the back roads loop

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    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Only 790,000km to go

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