F850GS / F800GS / F750GS / F700GS / F650GS Twin pics

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

  1. spencermarkd

    spencermarkd Been here awhile

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    *debates going back and deleting a previous post to mess with you... decides to not be that guy...*

    You win another F800 picture! Specifically this one from my beer run last night.
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  2. Rumbln

    Rumbln Rumbln Supporter

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  3. rrittner

    rrittner Racing for not last

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    This is up above Rifle, Co. On the edge of the Roan plateau.

    All this fuss about the KTM 790, I feel BMW was way ahead with 800gs. Suspension isn't good and the upgrade from Touratech isn't cheap. Yes the KTM is more dirt orientated, but the 800gs is very good. I like the size kinda a step above a thumper but not the monster off road like my 1150 gsa is.

    I would like the option of putting a high fender on it, I've already ripped mine off in some Utah clay. The conversion for a high fender is way involved for my taste, I think I'll just make some spacers / risers for the low fender.


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  4. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    From all the reports I’ve read, barring any major catastrophes, the BMW will get you there and back every time while KTM is a big maybe. I see extreme brand loyalty in their threads while describing the endless variety of failures? In all fairness, I read reports of owners never having issues of any kind, but not as many as those who have. I like the 790 ADV and would love to get one, but I compare reliability based on what I’ve read with my F700 and the KTM takes a distant second place. As much as I’d like to pick up a 790, the few positives over the F700 simply aren’t enough to tip the balance. Did I mention my F700 is a lot better looking?

    It also makes no sense whatsoever to take a perfectly good, like brand new F700 and shell out $4k-5k for the switch.
  5. rrittner

    rrittner Racing for not last

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    Added some bar end mirrors on a set of rottweiler handguard mounts and a set of pivot pegs. Took the bike on a short rocky ride and liked the mods. Had two falls on the same side and the mirrors were fine. I realized with the pivot pegs that I need to shorten my shifter and break pedals.

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  6. runnr548

    runnr548 BMW Pilot

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    Hartford Road exit... prior to entering The Gorge into North Carolina a few years ago.
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  7. mistermouse

    mistermouse Adventurer

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    My new to me 2016 GSA. Looking forward to the summer here in New Zealand. Question tho, I want to get liners for the GSA panniers ! What size are they ? Same as 1200? I can’t buy and other bits till I sell my Triumph Scrambler tho. 3A89AEC7-D01E-41D2-B4E2-C82F824FD17E.jpeg 4BB215BD-9306-44AF-8AA4-AE498C2CE19F.jpeg
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  8. bigheadfred

    bigheadfred Do it in the Dirt! Supporter

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    Is that seat lower than the low BMW stock seat?
  9. maineDave

    maineDave Long timer

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  10. burangs

    burangs Javenturer

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    From another post on the same topic ... “I ordered the low from Sargent. Though dimensionally taller, it actually rides just about the same as the OEM low. The fact that Sargent can produce a low saddle that is as comfortable as a standard height seat says a good bit about their product.”
  11. zero war

    zero war Zee

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    New lights on my Claudia!

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  12. NOVA_F850GSA

    NOVA_F850GSA Stogie smokin' Whiskey drankin' Suthirn' "Outlaw"

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    My Kriegwagen...I miss my KLR650 but this machine is leaps more powerful, has a superior suspension, tech, and is very comfortable.

    But I think I'll pickup a spare KLR650 just in case SHTF and everything electronic craps out


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  13. Jimbobvfr

    Jimbobvfr Jimbob

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    Help, I've fallen for the 790R and I can't get up! j/k... I fell madly in lust with that bike, only 8k miles after I bought my NEW(to me) '17 800GSA. GSA is loaded with all the goodies, full front bars, extra lights, Cyclops LED, TT bash plate, rear shock cover, panniers, Great Loop 35L bags, , and a bunch more stuff. And I already paid $400 to TT to lower it 35mm. If that weren't enough, Georgia charges an Ad Valorem Tax, which is 7% of purchase on top of the already 7% sales tax. So I already got bit for $1k already this year, don't want to do it again. Scenario with the 790 - pay full price( after selling GSA) then pay for all the KToom farkles, 600 mile maintenance, more farkles, recalls, and pray my clutch doesn't STB...
    Guess I will stick with the GSA Mini-G for now, it seems to work just fine.
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  14. Jimbobvfr

    Jimbobvfr Jimbob

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    And a pic

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  15. NOVA_F850GSA

    NOVA_F850GSA Stogie smokin' Whiskey drankin' Suthirn' "Outlaw"

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    SMART DECISION KEEPING YOUR GSA!

    You'll thank Yourself in the long run financially!
  16. bikeymikey70

    bikeymikey70 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Hot Dry and Dusty on the weekend, but was keen to get out on the 750 in my local forest, only 10 minutes from home, Temora Australia
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  17. WQFTruckster

    WQFTruckster Adventure Engineer

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    From a recent trip to Prentice Cooper State Forest with some friends.
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  18. SSW 1266

    SSW 1266 Adventurer

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  19. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    I'm not an off roader, but I've been going through the same mind games with the street version of the 790 Adventure. Lots of positives and overall appeal. What concerns me though is reliability factor. My 2017 F700 is pretty much bullet proof. The seat and screen issues are fixed with nothing else requiring changes for me. In my opinion, it's the best looking of the 14 bikes I've owned. So, it looks good (much more so than the Adventure), runs great, rides great and is nearly perfect for my wants and needs. What really tips the balance for the BMW is the money. I can easily afford the KTM, but paying upwards to $5k to replace my perfectly good F7 with a potentially less reliable KTM makes no sense whatsoever. I have yet to ride the 790 Adventure, only the Duke version. If I ever do, it'll have to be a huge step up from my F700, which I seriously doubt will be the case. The Duke was an instant thumbs down. It really was not a whole lot different than the 690 Duke. Fun, but twitchy with lots of engine vibes and something you could never relax on. I've read posts describing the Adventure as being more rideable than the Duke, but would it really be better than the BMW? That would take a lot.
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  20. SSW 1266

    SSW 1266 Adventurer

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    I am still new here so go easy on me......I went through the same process when i brought my F 800 GS 2016 , it was between the KTM and and Honda. my f 800 gs is my first adventure bike. ( did have a DR650 once)., Like a complete goober i waited for 3 years for the Africa twin to come out. Rode it and found it wasn't for me. I walked past the KTM and brought the F800. The number one reason i brought the GS was that BMW has being building that bike for many years. So hopefully all the bugs are ironed out....I would never buy a first model bike , BMW , KTM ( but that just me)

    My BMW which is young ( 18,000KM ) does almost all touring/easy dirt and has a average speed of 84KPH over that 18,000km ( I dont know how to reset. it)
    Not once hs it let me down or even thought about it. Carry pillions no problem and also all my gear.

    I keep my bikes for 100,000km usually then off load them. ( dont see many KTMs with 100,000 kms on them but i am sure there are some )

    I remember some one saying to me ( Very experienced ADV rider ) Australia is a big country and we need reliable bikes that will do vast distances only certain bikes fit the bill down here....

    Lastly the prices for these new bikes are border line ridiculous. This is why i also have one of the these in the carport.... two for the price of one..... IMG_1593.JPG
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