Thread: 800GS vs 1150GS
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:13 PM   #8
divingbiker
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Location: Louisiana Gulf Coast
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I had both

I sold my '04 1150GS after purchasing my F800GS. I really loved the 1150GS and took it on some great trips. On one of the trips we took a 200 mile dirt road excursion through Utah where I found that I wished I were on a bike that was "dirtier". (We were completely loaded up with camping gear, and supplies for a couple of week on the road)

Now that I own the F8GS and have put a couple of thousand miles on it I am very pleased. While I would not describe it as a "dirt bike", it is a outstanding dual sport bike. Blasting down the road at 80 MPH or moderate trail riding at slow speed is not a problem. Bottom line, for me and my riding style, I love this bike.

I have installed the following stuff:
GIT skidplate and engine guards
Throttlemister
Barkbuster hand guards
Cal Scientific windshield (large)
Jessie safari saddle bags and large top box (with quick release)
GPS mount

I am waiting on the following:
Comm system (StarCom digital)
Sargent seat (I'm on the list)

Planned trip:
Alaska, late June '09 from LOUISIANA
(that would be from the Gulf Of Mexico to Prudeau Bay)
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