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Old 09-26-2012, 05:44 PM   #1
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2013 F800GS forks and rims

Since it has been a lot of complains regarding F800 forks and rims, do anyone knows if these issues have been resolved on 2013 model?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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Since it has been a lot of complains regarding F800 forks and rims, do anyone knows if these issues have been resolved on 2013 model?
From my understanding - it's a different front fork.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:03 PM   #3
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From my understanding - it's a different front fork.
Really? Where did you here that? I'm not being a smart-ass prick, I just hadn't hear that before. If it's true I'm curious what they swapped to.
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:52 AM   #4
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Same Rims, but the forks are WP.
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Old 09-27-2012, 02:33 AM   #5
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Really? Where did you here that? I'm not being a smart-ass prick, I just hadn't hear that before. If it's true I'm curious what they swapped to.
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:54 AM   #6
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I am curious to know this as well as I am soon to be purchasing either an 800 or the KTM. Really like the 800, but needing to upgrade suspension and wheels on an already pricey bike seems like a bad plan.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:07 AM   #7
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I am curious to know this as well as I am soon to be purchasing either an 800 or the KTM. Really like the 800, but needing to upgrade suspension and wheels on an already pricey bike seems like a bad plan.
FYI the KTMs have the same wide and soft rims if you are talking about the 950/990 Adventure.

I still doubt that BMW has done any real upgrade to the forks like - gasp - making them adjustable or even just not crimping the cartridges so that they could at least be revalved...

But maybe PatrickM will expand on what he heard and where.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:02 AM   #8
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Specs say 43mm diameter now over the old 45mm. Same 230mm travel.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
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Specs say 43mm diameter now over the old 45mm. Same 230mm travel.
No they don't. Bad source.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:09 AM   #10
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No they don't. Bad source.
Straight from the horses ass

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #11
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I would say the horses mouth is in Germany, and this is what the Motorrad DE site says:



I'd bet money on the fact that the forks are the same between the US and Germany, and that Motorrad USA simply screwed up.

Wanna bet against me?
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #12
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I would say the horses mouth is in Germany, and this is what the Motorrad DE site says:



I'd bet money on the fact that the forks are the same between the US and Germany, and that Motorrad USA simply screwed up.

Wanna bet against me?
I'd bet against you. And I'd win. Care to know why? The US site didn't screw up. That international site OTOH did.

The US site (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html) lists the forks as 45mm so it's the same as the German one.

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #13
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I'd bet against you. And I'd win. Care to know why? The US site didn't screw up. That international site OTOH did.

The US site (http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html) lists the forks as 45mm so it's the same as the German one.
Is that your way of saying that you agree with me that the forks are still the same shitty cheap 45mm Zokes?
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #14
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Is that your way of saying that you agree with me that the forks are still the same shitty cheap 45mm Zokes?
Yup
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:08 PM   #15
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New fork, why do I say this? This was a recollection from about two weeks back, but I'll try to explain what I do remember.

This came in from my dealer when the bike was in for her first service (9/15). He noticed a leak and proceeded to tear down the fork.

At that point he noticed that the fork seal was a different size, and I want to say 43mm. He went looking in the US for a replacement seal and there weren't any in the CONUS. He checked the parts diagram and saw that the Germany site wasn't up to date with the new 2013 model and that there were only 10 (5 sets) of those seals in DE anyhow (so he requested an overnight of a set of seals). In addition, because of the different size of the seals he said BMW hadn't released an official tool to do the job.

They cleaned it up and put it back as best they could. Told me to keep an eye on it and if it happens, be prepared to take it in again.

In conclusion..

1. No fork seals available in the US
2. No updated tool to manage/replace/repair the seals
3. Only 10 available in Germany
4. Having to overnight replacement seals

This leads me to believe it's a different fork. If it were the same fork and seal, they'd be able to swap it out with the parts they had/have on hand.

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