Well thanks for the advice guys!! I'm now a proud owner of a 2009 F800GS US edition with 13k miles!!!!
Now for the next stupid question.
I'm still under warranty (by a week or so) and the fine people at BMW are swapping out my cracked tank. I believe they are replacing it with a Euro/Canadian tank. Does that mean I lose the charcoal canister and the problems that go with it?
Glad to join the club!!