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Old 09-10-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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What a great bike the 800GS is!

Just felt the need to share some love for my 2 year old GS. I usually ride more dual sport rides in Arizona and Montana but yesterday I had the bike here in the LA area and took it up the famous" Crest" highway to Wrightwood. 60 miles of mountain twisties and I was blown away how much fun I was having on it and how well it handled that kind of aggressive riding with Heidenau's front and rear. Other bikes on the ride were a Street Triple , a KTM 950 adventure, a Harley Street Glide and my old 1100 Ducati Hypermotard. I kept up or led all of them and even though it is not the most powerful bike out there it sure does everything very well. I also have a new Multistrada and yes that bike is awesome but I still love my 800GS and so far it has been problem free. There are so many negatives out there .. I just thought I would say something good. Not selling it.. thats for sure
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #2
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Just felt the need to share some love for my 2 year old GS. I usually ride more dual sport rides in Arizona and Montana but yesterday I had the bike here in the LA area and took it up the famous" Crest" highway to Wrightwood. 60 miles of mountain twisties and I was blown away how much fun I was having on it and how well it handled that kind of aggressive riding with Heidenau's front and rear. Other bikes on the ride were a Street Triple , a KTM 950 adventure, a Harley Street Glide and my old 1100 Ducati Hypermotard. I kept up or led all of them and even though it is not the most powerful bike out there it sure does everything very well. I also have a new Multistrada and yes that bike is awesome but I still love my 800GS and so far it has been problem free. There are so many negatives out there .. I just thought I would say something good. Not selling it.. thats for sure
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:35 AM   #3
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that kind of "critics" are always welcome in a place where "problems" and "issues" are our daily bread.

How many miles do you have on your 800?
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:18 AM   #4
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+1 on what a great bike this is. I am just not smart enough to even understand half of the mods and concerns on here. I just ride it, and am enjoying the hell out of it. It does everything I expected and then some. The bike is just plain fun. I had two R12GS's. They are awesome bikes as well, but just didn't put the same smile on my face. Now if I can just get the TKC80's to last a little longer, LOL.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:59 AM   #5
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that kind of "critics" are always welcome in a place where "problems" and "issues" are our daily bread.

How many miles do you have on your 800?

8k. I know not a lot but I have the luxury of a Multistrada and a Husky 250 so I rotate a bit.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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Agreed
Just got back from 3 1/2 days 900+ miles and had a blast.
Twisty pavement, dirt, gravel, you name it, we did a bunch of it all.
Chased a 950 ADV (hit a bear!?!?) and a 950 SE all weekend.
Lost count of close encounters with deer.

This bike kicks butt.
28k and counting.
Replaced ABS pump under warranty, that's it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:15 AM   #7
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who cares how many miles you do with your bikes? As long as you are happy with it everything is fine :o) We aren't running a competition (maybe we should ) here

I just asked the question to know how many trouble free miles you got out of the bike
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