F850GS / F800GS / F750GS / F700GS / F650GS Twin pics

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Angelo B, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Paulie M

    Paulie M Been here awhile

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    Here is a picture of my "new to me" 2011 f800GS, all "FARKLED" up. Just went for a little spin in the Canadian Rockies, put on 1100km in a day. Great bike.

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  2. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Great choice for that area. I’m jealous with all your beautiful scenery. Enjoy!
  3. Juozaz

    Juozaz Juozaz F800GS Blonde

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    GSA on the action :) : vlcsnap-2019-07-27-23h36m08s966.png
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  4. decinois

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  5. rrittner

    rrittner Expand your sphere of awarness

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    Quick overnight trip to Blue Mesa Reservoir, near Gunnison, CO IMG_1357[1].JPG
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  6. terryaki

    terryaki BMW

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    F800GSA Best bike ever. IMO. 1st BMW with everything Japanese and 1 KTM (bad mistake). 39 years riding. Heading towards the 1st service. Riding excitement has returned to my life.
  7. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    This came home with me today, and it was a bit of a homecoming for me as well.

    The key points: used, not perfect, '15 F800 GSA, 7700-ish miles, a few marks here and there on it...it looks used, but not abused. Fine with me.

    In what seems like a past life, I had an early F800 GS. Out of all the bikes I've had, that's the one I regret selling. In my defense, I was seduced by some spicy Italian supermodels, but I always missed the F800.

    Then the F800 GSA came out, and I wanted one. But the time was never quite right...too much money, changing situations, blah blah blah...it never made sense to get one. But recently, the husband and I agreed that we should have just two bikes in the garage, and they should be good all-around bikes. Nimble around town, but still suitable for highways and weekend trips. The V1K we have is all over that mission, is a generally fantastic bike, and is going to be my husband's primary bike now. For me, I just picked this one up today. Got a lot of cleaning to do, a little maintenance, and some farkles are in order.

    But I'm back on an 800, and I'm glad. Pic is from a brief pause at Moss Landing, on the way home today. Naturally because it's a BMW, I completely ignored the No Parking signs.

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  8. Jugghead

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    Beau parapent! Je vous recommande La Route des Grandes Alpes du Menton a Chamonix!
  9. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    I have to say the same. I've had many bikes and I've loved trying out different makes but there are few I really miss. One is my F800.

    Sure it's boring powerwise and the suspension needs setting up but it really suited me and after owning KTMs etc I'm now looking to buy a used GSA. Just an all round, simple, good bike.

    The key thing for me in an ADV bike now after seeing some things go down with other bikes is reliability. It has to start. I looked at a used F800 that had been sitting in a shed for years yesterday, it burst into life immediately, the KTM even when new took a bit, some times a couple of goes and to me that was kind of symbolic :lol3

    I also don't think the new F850GS is appealing at all, to me it looks cheap, tacky and made in India. The older ones to me are the last of the true BMs
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  10. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    I get what you mean about the looks of the F850, but that thing is incredibly refined...far more so than the F800. The suspension feels softer in the rear, ever so slightly firmer up front, but it works well. It's a great bike, but I didn't connect with it on the test ride I took on it like I do the 800.
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  11. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    I feel the same about my F700. Simple, reliable and does everything I need it to do. I keep looking at other bikes and have owned many others, but this bike simply does everything so well. Just jump on and go, where ever, when ever. Smooth surface, rough surface or off road makes no difference.
  12. Fearless Whetu

    Fearless Whetu Aussi Kiwi

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    I realise I am coming from a point of ignorance on the 850 as I have yet to ride one. I was scheduled to do the local ride day and try it as well as the new 1250 but work got in the way.
  13. decinois

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  14. burangs

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  15. soldierguy

    soldierguy Been here awhile

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    Those new 850 GSAs are so refined...really nice bikes.
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  17. decinois

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  19. adventurebound9517

    adventurebound9517 Long timer

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    looking at buying a 2012 BMW F650GS. Very low miles at 1600 miles. Any advise for me?
  20. burangs

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    Indeed. I am thrilled with 99% of it. So much so, that it could be the last bike I may ever really need. It has everything that I love about the RT sitting behind it and none of what I don’t. My only gripe might be a rather buzzy engine which I was not expecting from a 270 throw parallel twin. Two (slightly numb) thumbs up!