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Old 09-27-2012, 07:03 AM   #231
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Originally Posted by runnin4melife View Post
I have a 2011 F800GS, I have stock rims (about the only thing left on the bike that is stock). I ride very aggressive off road and have not suffered any dents, I have done more damage changing my tires than any of my riding has. I have also ridden about 10miles on a flat rear and suffered no damage. Is this an issue with years, lots, or just user dependent? In terms of use I utilize my bike more like a much lighter weight MX machine and haven't had any issue? When will my reckoning occur? I am always worried about this because I am planning a long distance (Alaska ride) and cannot have something like this occur but given that I haven't had any issues yet should I fret it?

I too am in the same situation.... Woody seemed to think that they could have stiffened up the rims in later years. (several pages back) I have a 2010, and no bent rims... knock on wood...

2010 F800gs (Mine) 2011 F650gs (Wifes)
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