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F850GS / F800GS / F750GS / F700GS / F650GS Twin pics

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

  1. PNWet

    PNWet Long timer

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    I ordered all the usual stuff, all SW Motech:
    • Skid plate
    • Crash bars
    • Headlight cover
    • Hand guards
    • Pro pannier racks
    • Rear rack
    • Kickstand pad

    I also added a double USB and Atlas throttle lock.

    Skid plate, kickstand pad, and crash bars installed:
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    As others have said, the crash bars do mount tight to the bodywork, but there is no contact. I can see some light between the two, maybe the thickness of cardstock.
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  2. Scud Runner

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    Not sure if I’m posting this in the right place. Wednesday at noon I’ll be a new to me 2017 F 800 GS Trophy edition owner. Bike has less than 1500 miles on it. Anything in particular I need to check on this new of a bike before handing over the check? It’s been serviced at the BMW dealership where the gentleman bought it. It’s pristine like it was never ridin. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Tigershark48

    Tigershark48 My other BMW is a Roadster.

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    Do not hesitate to ask key questions. Has it been in any accidents or had any major damage? Has it had any major mechanical issues or any reoccurring problems requiring service? Has it ever been stolen? If the answers are all no and it looks and runs great, you should be good to go. 1500 miles is essentially brand new and it should look as good as any new models in a dealer showroom.
  4. GS4All

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    My 2010 F800GS always meets or exceeds my expectations. A wonderful adventure tool! C98B477F-3847-4F16-A482-3D1D9E83712E_1_201_a.jpeg
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  5. Scud Runner

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    Thanks for the reply. All good suggestions. I had been set to buy a new Tenere 700 but Yamaha can’t seem to get it together in getting them out to the public. I also wanted a bike that could comfortably cruise at highway speeds for long periods of time. I think the F 800 edges out the Tenere in that category.
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  6. PNWet

    PNWet Long timer

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    Agreed. I think I'm about 4600 rpm at 75 mph. It's very stable, though I get a little more handlebar buzz at 80+.

    I too was considering the T7. IIRC, what I read was it was about 6500 rpm at 75 mph. I didn't verify this and have never even seen a T7 in person.

    A friend rides an F850GS, and he told me he's at 4400 rpm at 75 mph.
  7. Scud Runner

    Scud Runner Adventurer

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    That sounds about right on the T7. I was watching videos and looking closely at the tach and speedo. That MT-07 engine is pretty bulletproof though. Valve clearance check at 40,000 miles. It’s a tough little engine. Hey I’ll take a little buzz at 80 mph. It’ll be better than the earth quake I get to enjoy on my KLR at that speed.
  8. decinois

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  9. PNWet

    PNWet Long timer

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    I saw the video on YT of the guy in Spain pass 750k km on his F800GS , and a little chatter on the forums here about it too. I'd say that's a pretty robust engine.

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/600-000-kms-f800gs.1318256/
  10. Scud Runner

    Scud Runner Adventurer

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    I agree. That’s pretty incredible. I bet he was Johnny on the spot when it came to routine maintenance.
  11. Scud Runner

    Scud Runner Adventurer

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    My new to me 2017 F 800 GS Trophy. It’s immaculate.

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  12. Scud Runner

    Scud Runner Adventurer

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    For those on here who’s bike display engine temp. Is it normal for the temp to rise to 220 degrees after idling for a while? The fan kicked on and dropped the temp to 185 degrees. I shut it off after the fan stopped running. While riding the temp was 184 degrees. Being new to this machine just looking for normal range of temps. Thanks for any helpful info.
  13. Red Sand

    Red Sand Been here awhile

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    Ride safe, ride often, enjoy!
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  14. decinois

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  16. SuhoMeso

    SuhoMeso Two wheels Supporter

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    Installed a driving light setup and an adjustable Puig fairing today. The bike is finally getting dialed in thanks in part to everyone here who was selling their goodies.

    Just waiting on fork seals from Fast Bike, then rebuilding the fork with Andreani offroad cartridges, and adding a GPR V4 stabilizer.
  17. Scud Runner

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    Who made your engine crash bars.
  18. SuhoMeso

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  19. Scud Runner

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  20. SuhoMeso

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    Yes, they have really nice coverage. I’d keep them if they didn’t bother me. I’ll let you know!