Question about F800GS ?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Dirtmoover, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. Dirtmoover

    Dirtmoover Just a big boy

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    Hello everyone.

    Will a F800GS be big enough, both engine and comfort, to go touring with 2up + tent and all ?, both my whife and I do not belong to the small people ! (And it does not mean that we are tall) :evil
    The 1150 GS I have now makes it very fine, but sometimes I think that it is too big and heavy, when I commute from work.
    I've tried a F800GS and I was crazy about it, it was light , nimble and fast and then it had a very nice sound.

    Give me some opinions :ear
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  2. Possu

    Possu de-nOObed!

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    If you're both "heavy for your height" & carrying lots of gear, I'd stick with the 1150.
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  3. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    I agree. The 800 really works well as a solo mount. Sure you could load it with a passenger and gear, and it would do it, but you'd have lost most of the advantages of the 800.

    Simple solution, sounds to me like you really need two bikes in the garage.
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  4. tslewisz

    tslewisz Long timer

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    There are few problems that can't be solved with more bikes. :deal
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  5. conrado

    conrado Been here awhile

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    No.
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  6. tmex

    tmex Long timer

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    Thinking out of the box here. You could go with the F8 and sleeker model for the pillion. Just don't know how many variables you have under your control.
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  7. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    two up...stay with the 1150.
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  8. Dirtmoover

    Dirtmoover Just a big boy

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    LOL ........ Believe me it is not an option, I will not fint a new wife who will "allow" me to spend so much money on motorcycles,Furthermore, it is she who take the largest paycheck home ....:evil
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  9. Bigem

    Bigem Long timer

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    Why not 1200GS? 30kg lighter than 1150 with more power, and will go 2-up without a hiccup!!
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  10. dholaday

    dholaday Been here awhile Supporter

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    +1 What Bigem said. The R12GS is only 50# or so heavier than the F8.
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  11. Dirtmoover

    Dirtmoover Just a big boy

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    Hello All.

    Thanks for your input, i will keep my 1150 a few years :D ,
    or until I run into a cheap used 1200GS/A :evil
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