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Old 09-22-2012, 01:35 PM   #361
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"Just took delivery on the 2013 800GS last Friday. It is taller than I expected. After three years on a 650 GS I was growing a hunchback. I'm 6'2" and was getting very tired of how short the 650 was starting to feel"

So straightening your legs a little helps prevent a hunchback?? GH
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:12 PM   #362
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Garage looks empty with only one '13 F800GS....number 2 hopefully will arrive in a few weeks...
So sad ... it has no one to talk to....

Do you have time to pop the seat and take a shot of the top shock mount ...
I am in agreement with recent chatter that it would be nice to know if BMW has done anything in this regard....
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:14 PM   #363
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Not sure what you are looking for but here are some pics. Hopefully I captured what you are looking for...







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Old 09-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #364
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Not sure what you are looking for but here are some pics. Hopefully I captured what you are looking for...


Oh whow! So.....clean!

Thanks but in order to show the fixation point you'd have to remove the filter panel, cut those zipties around that plastic piece wich holds the canbus conector and also remove it.
I was just asking out of curiosity, it's not worth all the trouble!

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #365
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LOL forget that..it's Cheryl's bike...
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:46 PM   #366
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You know BMW - they never give a reason.

My guess is that they've made the switches so small to fit in the cluster that they've become fragile. Both the K's and now the RT's have had problems. My buddy's K went thru 4 switch clusters before he finally dumped it (for a different reason). He bought an RT and was disappointed it came with the same cluster. It's also on the 1600's. Those bikes have extra switches in that cluster for the windshield and ASC on the K, RT, and K1600 so they may be smaller, but they look the same to me.

Why not just let the auto-cancel take care of it. The signals stay on a few seconds longer but ........... I do that about 1/2 the time because by the time I've made the turn and cycled a couple gears, the auto-cancel has turned it off anyway.
Thanks for the reply about the switches. I had not thought about all the extra stuff in the switch assembly forcing them to make them smaller. I guess time will tell if the switches on the 800 and 700 will also have issues.

The auto-cancel feature is handy,

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Old 09-24-2012, 05:45 AM   #367
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"Just took delivery on the 2013 800GS last Friday. It is taller than I expected. After three years on a 650 GS I was growing a hunchback. I'm 6'2" and was getting very tired of how short the 650 was starting to feel"

So straightening your legs a little helps prevent a hunchback?? GH

You've answered better than me . Good point!
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Old 09-24-2012, 06:03 PM   #368
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You've answered better than me . Good point!
I have only had my F650 for ten months and my testosterone levels are so low I have scheduled a sex change! I figure when they cut my balls off I can get closer to the tank and my hunchback will go away! I am sure I will feel more comfortable on my bike as a girl. GH
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:04 AM   #369
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I have only had my F650 for ten months and my testosterone levels are so low I have scheduled a sex change! I figure when they cut my balls off I can get closer to the tank and my hunchback will go away! I am sure I will feel more comfortable on my bike as a girl. GH
GH41, i just couldn't get your point, don't need to be upset :)

If there's a thing in which bikes are the same it's the driving position.

Relax and ride safely
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:08 AM   #370
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Anybody else find it odd that there has been so little info online about the F700GS
since the July 2nd announcement? US BMW doesn't even have pricing on their site.
I don't expect the mags to have tests yet, but after three months you would expect
some online tests to start appearing.
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:16 AM   #371
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Anybody else find it odd that there has been so little info online about the F700GS
since the July 2nd announcement? US BMW doesn't even have pricing on their site.
I don't expect the mags to have tests yet, but after three months you would expect
some online tests to start appearing.
I usually get my MSRP pricing information from San Francisco BMW.

http://www.bmwmotorcycle.com/2013_bmw_f700gs_info.htm
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #372
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Patrick:
Thanks for that pricing link!

General:
Somehow I glazed over on the "comfort seat" option .... has that been discussed / pictured and I missed it?
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #373
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I do find it weird no one has a first ride report yet on either of the new Beemers.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #374
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Pretty sure I'm picking up a F700GS Thursday. It's a 230 km ride home, so I'll have some impressions by the time I get home. The shop also has a 1200GS.....always thought they were too tall...but if they have a low seat (31") I might be headed home on that instead....ya just never know.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:06 AM   #375
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I usually get my MSRP pricing information from San Francisco BMW.

http://www.bmwmotorcycle.com/2013_bmw_f700gs_info.htm
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