New 2018 750/850GS merged threadfest

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by GS-A-Day, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I don't believe they even released it in the US as a 2018, and I am not aware of any difference.
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  2. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b Supporter

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    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/glob...sion-measures-for-model-year-2020?language=en


    • BMW F 750 GS / F 850 GS / F 850 GS Adventure.
    • Price reduction of 15% for optional equipment, e.g.
    • - Dynamic ESA: 455,-€ -> 390,-€
    • - Riding modes Pro: 410,-€ -> 350,-€
    • - Comfort package: 770,-€ -> 650,-€
    • - Dynamic package: 730,-€ -> 640,-€
    • Style names „Rallye“ and „Exclusive“ now shown in tapes.

    so I guess if you piece-meal your build, you'll save some mone.
  3. iamadventurous

    iamadventurous Adventurer

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    Well several reasons I drop the bike:
    1. I am a newish rider
    2. I am short.
    3. These bikes are too damn heavy.
    4. My bike is the low suspension model and does stand way too upright on the side stand.

    Thanks @AdamChandlerI will look into the shorties off eBay!
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  4. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Take your kickstand off the bike and go to any shop that does welding, they can easily cut a half inch or inch out of the middle and weld it back together for you.
    I had a shop do it for me on the side and they charged me just 10 bucks.
    Easy, cheap, keeps it near-stock.
  5. mazocar

    mazocar Been here awhile

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    On the subject of dropping bikes, the other day my girlfriend and I went for a ride.. about an hour into it I decide to stop so she can have a rest and as I pulled into a parking spot, I stop .. try to get the kickstand down and my laces get stuck on the little lever/knob that sticks out. Foot is stuck, we both start leaning that way, can’t get the foot out and boom to the floor we both go. Had a really good laugh, crash bars got scratched up and so did the mirror.

    Note to self, let her get off .. then look for kickstand.
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  6. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    Laces???
    WTF... Real boots have buckles and they are on the outside away from anything that they can get caught on.

    https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle...535JzhkCeeVVPQUyyGxohMTIFwHflN44aAgEREALw_wcB
  7. mazocar

    mazocar Been here awhile

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    Real RIDING boots like my garnea have straps but I would be a tool to rock those almost knee high boots on a stroll with my girlfriend. I was wearing redwing 1907s which have laces, which made me fall, which made me laugh uncontrollably.

    Plus my bike got a few scratches which should trigger the owners that baby their adventure bikes :)
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  8. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Ouchie!
    Shit happens!
  9. Jimbobvfr

    Jimbobvfr Jimbob

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    While I feel bad about your tipover, there was s really nothing funnier, than watching a rider kick and kick, trying to free his lace, as the bike, slowly tips over. I know I'm going to hell for that, but it was sooo funny
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  10. mazocar

    mazocar Been here awhile

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    You my friend got the point of my post lol it was really funny man. It all happened in super slow-mo to me but I’m sure I kicked at least 10 times trying to free my damn boot
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  11. Phoenix101

    Phoenix101 Long timer

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    there is a club... we have t-shirts and hats...
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  12. Xyzzy

    Xyzzy Adventurer

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    I already have a small blemish on my headlight lens so I decided to install the BMW headlight guard.

    It was a pain in the ass, but now that I know and understand the process I could do it again very quickly. The way BMW engineers stuff is real weird to me, but I guess it works!

    You need a T10 Torx driver. I found one at Auto Zone.

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    Here is the front of the bike with the headlight removed. Note that even through the service manual insists you have to remove the side wing air deflectors, you do not.

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    Here it is installed.

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  13. Xyzzy

    Xyzzy Adventurer

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    For science, I tested to see how much fuel economy I could get, just in case I ever ran low on fuel. I chose 45 MPH in 5th gear. After about 100 miles I averaged 67 MPG. I know 35 MPH will yield better MPG but that is just too slow. So, if you ever need to stretch a tank out just slow down a bit!

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  14. jmcarter

    jmcarter Been here awhile Supporter

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    Head wind and 75mph kicked my range in the butt yesterday. Anyone know exactly how far into the range forecast you can go and still be able to pick up fuel? Would like to be able to go 350 miles on the ride to Alaska in June(yea, I’m an optimist) but I’m now thinking 325 may be tops.
  15. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I rode to negative 15 miles once!
    There were at least three people with fuel cans with me, so I decided to go for it.
    We finally hit a gas station before I ran out.
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  16. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    It doesn't actually read negative, but after it hit zero it was all smiles per miles. Like getting a free ride.
  17. That.guy

    That.guy Been here awhile

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    On a 750? I can’t think of a way that’s possible with only a 4 gallon tank. My best tank average is 69mpg, so running it dry is still less than 300 miles.
  18. jmcarter

    jmcarter Been here awhile Supporter

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    Should have clarified, no I’m on a 850 Adventure so I have a bit more cushion....
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  19. KSbinder

    KSbinder idiot

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    How in the sam hell does a guy reset or turn off the service required pop up nonsense on a '19 F850GS? I now have two warnings, one initial one and now an "overdue" message......and I'm actually neither.
  20. dolomite

    dolomite Adventurer

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    You'll need a diagnostic tool like https://www.gs911usa.com/ but I'm sure someone can chime in with a cheaper solution?