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Old 05-07-2013, 05:13 PM   #11
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Location: Bonney Lake, Washington
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Originally Posted by Bumbobee View Post
Thanks for the replies guys.

Im coming from riding a Harley and on my other forum some bikes had specific issues like squealing rear brakes, leaking master cylinders, or faulty fuel gauges. I searche around but I couldn't find anything of the sort with the F800GS.

Should I get the suspension mode add on and traction control?

I'm debating whether I want a lowered one or not, when I sit on a regular one my feet aren't completely flat, I'm like 5"10.
The F800 had a bunch of issues when the came out, to be expected with a completely new line. BMW pretty much fixed them. For the height you really need to get on the bike. In my option if you plan on riding off road a lot you need the 21" front wheel if riding more road the F700 is a better bike. I personnley don't care for the electronic ride control but I ride off road more and prefer the bike to be set up for off road. Good luck on your purchase and let us know which direction you went.
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