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New 2018 750/850GS merged threadfest

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

  1. osufrdave

    osufrdave Been here awhile

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    There is also more wind protection (wind shield size, winglets, and leg coverage) and 1 inch of suspension.
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  2. apexal

    apexal Been here awhile

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  3. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    Just took advantage of the BMW 0% financing and traded my 2019 750GS in for a 2020 850GSA.
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  4. tarheel rider

    tarheel rider Tight Lines Supporter

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    Bought a ‘19 F850gsa GSA in January and sold both a G650gs & R1200 GSA. This is the perfect do all bike for me and my travels. Farkling has been a pain due to how new this bike is and lack of shipment due to The virus. All good now!
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  5. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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  6. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    I believe last year we determined that yes you can mount it, but It interferes with the GSA windscreen adjustment lever.
  7. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Would be interested in your back to back impressions of the differences between the 750 and 850... Mine is not a GSA so less interested in the things specific to the A...
  8. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    I rode about 50 miles on the 850GSA today (I can’t actually pick it up until Tuesday) and then hopped back on my bike and headed home. I instantly felt like my bike was smaller and my knees were higher. The 850 felt bigger but no less nimble when riding. The standing position was much more natural because of the different pegs and adjustable shifter and rear brake where as the 750 never felt comfortable standing. Thats my very first initial feeling.
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  9. tarheel rider

    tarheel rider Tight Lines Supporter

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    I have the Motorrad VI above the TFT screen. Yes the windshield henge interferes with the locking mechanism. Lower the screen and you can lock/unlock the GPS. Raise the screen and the henge mechanism blocks the key lock. It is not clean but it is workable. This will do until there is an after-market solution.
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  10. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    So I always used premium 91 octane (91AKI) fuel in my 750GS because the dealership told me too when I bought it. I was just looking over my 850GSA owners manual and it states I require regular unleaded 87 AKI. I wasn’t 100% sure what AKI stood for so I researched it and it’s Anti Knock Index and US fuel uses octane as synonymous for AKI. That kinda surprised me. Now I’m curious if I didn’t need 91 in the 750.
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  11. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    Also here is a follow up. I purchased the mount specific to the 850GSA off eBay. Fit was great and no interference with the flip lever after I moved my usb plug to the top port. IMG_5677.jpg
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  12. PSYOP SGM

    PSYOP SGM Adventurer

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    My 750GS manual says 87 Octane on the back cover. I was used to putting premium in my Harley so it kind of surprised me.
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  13. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Wait, my 850gs manual says 90 aki.
    What's going on... Why would the GSA be different?

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  14. mazocar

    mazocar Been here awhile

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    Cause HURSPOWER DATS WHY. I put 93 in it always so I guess it’s whatever lol. I’ll check my manual when I get home
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  15. mazocar

    mazocar Been here awhile

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    19 850gsa
  16. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    I always use the highest grade available where we stop...
  17. Serp

    Serp Been here awhile Supporter

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    When we bought my wife's 700GS years ago, the shop asked if she wanted the computer set (detuned) to run lower octane. I would assume that option is still available for the 750/850GS series as well. We've just stayed with premium in both bikes because of bad experiences with lower grade fuel (going bad very quickly).
    Also, back in our sport bike days, a friend had a problem with his bike overheating in CA when the air temp was really high and he was running lower grade fuel - when he switched to premium, the overheating problem went away.
  18. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    Ok gentleman and miscreants, which skid plate fits the 850GSA with the OEM crash bars without requiring modification. Are there any?
  19. heatmizr

    heatmizr n00b-tastic

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    Just who are you calling a "gentleman"??
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  20. sfsmedic

    sfsmedic Been here awhile

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    I included the other than gentles men’s!