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Old 05-24-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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Just picked up my new F800GS!

Well its nearly new, its got 400 miles on the clock already, not even run in and I actually picked it up about 2 weeks ago but didnt take any good pics of it, so here it is now! complete with ABS, Centre stand, computer and heated grips. Not sure if its got the clear indicator lens or not, the ad said it did, but I havent noticed them different to any others (well I havent looked to be honest...)




waiting to go down its first trail (my first trail too)

Its pretty hard to find trails in the UK, there are no massive areas of wilderness like in the US. We do have tracks called 'Public Byways' but its just finding the damn things. Im lucky to have this one on the way home from work, but its less than a mile long. Better than nothing! And one more pic because the colours in the first one are a bit odd:

as you can see I dont even have luggage for it yet, just got a back pack strapped to the seat! Awesome bike though, Im loving it and just had to share the pics
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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Brilliant! It's looking great.

Collect mine in two weeks. Can't wait.
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Old 05-24-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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Slashdog,

Please post more high resolution pictures. That's all we here in the States will have until autumn.

Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:44 PM   #4
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Congrats! I see you've added a mud flap extender, how did you do that one?
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:14 PM   #5
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I like those mirrors. I wonder if they would fit on my 07 1200 GS without giving me a nice view of my elbows?
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:13 PM   #6
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well well well... at least you can sleep tight knowing that the majority of us who are bitterly jealous are across the pond....

what kind of exhaust do you have on it?
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:52 PM   #7
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Congrats! Nice looking bike!

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Old 05-24-2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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Great looking bike, congrates. Thats the color I'm getting
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:27 AM   #9
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well well well... at least you can sleep tight knowing that the majority of us who are bitterly jealous are across the pond....

what kind of exhaust do you have on it?
The whole bike is standard at the moment, I think the exhaust sounds pretty good.

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What's with the bobble head on the handlebars? Other than that I want one.
The bobble is a weird one alright, its the brake fluid, but with a great looking bike, well designed, why the hell is it sitting right up there! Touratech do a aluminium guard for it, but I think it makes it stick out even more. I've just put up the larger resolution pic of the first image, i'll get some more when/if the sun comes out
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:28 AM   #10
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I've just put up the larger resolution pic of the first image, i'll get some more when/if the sun comes out

Saw it, great picture. I can't wait to see one in person.

How's the power?
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #11
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How's the power?
Well I wouldnt call myself an experienced biker with a lot of knowledge to compare it to, but power seems fine. I took a test ride on the F650GS before this one and the difference was huge, bigger than I expected. The engine does 'stutter' occaisionally, not sure if thats the right word to use. Basically if I slow down and am driving in too high a gear the engine kinda coughs. I saw on another forum that this also happens on another one of the BMW bikes that uses the same engine. Its no big deal though and I actually quite like the sound
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Old 05-25-2008, 09:07 PM   #12
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Thanks for the larger picture, Slashdog. Please keep them coming. You are adding to my wallpaper.
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Old 05-26-2008, 01:51 AM   #13
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...its the brake fluid, but with a great looking bike, well designed, why the hell is it sitting right up there! ...
To stop vibrations putting air in the fluid?
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:40 AM   #14
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I still get a funny feeling in my pants when seeing my bike

I've had mine for exactly one month now. Done a quick 300 km ravel round trip yesterday. Went from Swelledam to De Hoop nature reserve, over a pont to Witsand, and back to Swellendam. Dit was donners lekker. I will send pics later. I struggle to attach. Every time it says time out error.
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Old 05-25-2008, 05:14 AM   #15
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Congratulations! Great looking moto. Keep us posted on how it rides and post more pictures.
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