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Old 10-02-2009, 11:46 AM   #1
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F800 problems?

Is it me or does the F800 just seem to have a lot of problems/issues?

Maybe it's new model-itis, maybe F800 onwers are overly abusive, or just maybe BMW didn't design enough safelty factor into the bike but it seems that 80% of the threads around here are about F800 problems.

Just curious..........
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:49 AM   #2
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How about a search prior to posting up a new thread? This has been addressed / discussed ad nauseam.

For every F800GS owner who's had an issue there are 10 others with none.

Done and done.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:53 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by springfish
For every F800GS owner who's had an issue there are 10 others with none.
My guess is that the ratio is more like 100:1. But this is the Internets.


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Old 10-02-2009, 11:56 AM   #4
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See this thread on F800Riders -
09 F800GS ABS Yellow/Black

When you look like a rude, crude, scum sucking cretin, people tend not to ask you stupid questions!
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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Yeah, every bike has it's fair share of problems. Look at the KLR's infamous doohickey. That thing's been known to rip apart engine internals. The fact is this: do a search in Google for any "bike name" and "problems" or "issues" and you'll find just as many issues.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #6
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Bushwhacker

FYI, in case some didn't want to click or didn't see the poll results-

86 total votes and only 1 vote for displeased. (as of now).

I voted very pleased.


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Old 10-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #8
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The only problem, is that us ,F800 riders, spend way to much time on the internet.

Any 1 in a million problem get's discussed by hundreds and viewed by thousands.
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