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Old 03-17-2010, 03:51 PM   #69
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
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Originally Posted by Dirsuper
Thanks bro, that only adds more fuel to the fire....clearly whoever they sourced my rims from produced a faulty product......and will continue to do so if this issue is denied.
You think you're steamed... my old man just shat the diesel injectors in his Nissan truck. Nissan say "bad fuel, no warranty". Shell say "prove it". Up for $6000 for new injectors, pumps and labour.

Basically, I'm sorry you're having a bad experience with your 800GS, but it is a good bike. The reason there's so much lively discussion on this forum about "what bike" is because there just isn't a perfect, tough, light, agile, fuel efficient, long-range, sweet-handling pack mule out there. Every ADV bike has a compromise.

A lot of people buying into the 800GS seem to be buying their first dirt tourer - either upgrading from an enduro, or making their first foray into the ADV world. These people have grossly unrealistic expectations as to what to expect - the 800GS is a travel bike, designed for touring Australia or riding to Africa.

The glossy PR pics of some bloke leaping around an MX track on it don't make it a dirt bike, any more than Harley's choice of the Phillip Island MotoGP circuit to launch the new Rocker C in Australia makes that a track bike.

Out of interest, if you'd hit a patch of loose sand, got into a tank-slapper, and high-sided it, would you be blaming BMW for the resulting damage?
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