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Old 10-12-2008, 06:12 AM   #17
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Location: Ontario, Canada
Oddometer: 625
Originally Posted by fallzboater
I don't buy that. What do they charge for prep?

I wasn't real impressed by the motor on the F800S, but it's probably better suited to this type of bike. I think that they really should be priced OTD less than a 990 Adventure, though.
Me neither. I've never, ever seen that happen. They are usually overtorqued from the factory and/or some type of loctite on them.
I do like the design of the bike and the sound of the motor, especially on the Akra piped one I saw Chris Pfeiffer stunting on, but I've read about some odd sounding issues, and is this a Rotax or Kymco built motor? A fair # of teething issues for a bike that was delayed so long and had lots of other 800 variations before it.
2008 GasGas TXT250, 2009 Aprilia Shiver, 1974 Montesa Cota 247, 1969 CL350 restoration in progress)
Fairly recent gone and missed: 1999 VFR800, 2002 640 Adventure, 2006 GasGas EC300
Old history: a mixed of about 30 other dual sport, street, MX and trials
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