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Old 10-01-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
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Picking up a brand new bike is an experience some find nerve wracking. A lot of accidents happen right in the lot. Do what makes you comfortable.
Seriously? I think it's better than sex!
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=Loutre] Seriously? I think it's better than sex!


Depends where you're getting your sex!!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:17 PM   #18
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"Most customers ride around the parking lot a few times before hitting the road to get comfortable or else just load it in a trailer"

I have been riding for 40 plus years.. When I bought my F650 last December from a dealer 300 miles away I took my trailer. I didn't want to become familiar with the new bike on the interstate! GH
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #19
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My dealer was 2 hrs. away. If its a 2013 F800GS make sure you can shut off your ABS and ASC. This is not something that you normally check with a new bike. Mine indicated that they were switched off according to the lites on the dash I was almost the whole way home when I realized I had an electrical issue. Once I hit the dirt roads I knew something was wrong.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:22 PM   #20
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When accepting the delivery of the new F800GS what would you recommend to check on the bike before driving it off the dealer's lot?
Make sure they give you a roadside assistance number, for free towing.
May I add, Check to make sure the forks aren't leaking. Bounce up and down on them and look for oil. -
My friend just took possession of a 2013 F800 and both forks were leaking on the 3rd day. May have been leaking the whole time. No one checked until we saw the mysterious liquid on the front rim. Kind of a buzz kill when your 100's of miles from home and your whole trip comes to a screeching halt. We cancelled the adventure, on Saturday. - Limped it back home, and now we are waiting for the BMW Dealership to fix the seals and they are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Update: 10-25-12 Bike available for pick-up.
Fork seals were on order for over 3 weeks. - Apparently there was only one set available in Germany for the whole wide world. - 3 weeks into waiting.
BMW agreed to give my friend a $500.00 gift certificate for OEM part and accessories only. - For her inconvenience.
As the last days of fall slipped away into the cold.
Then. Someone passed on to the service department at the BMW shop, - that on rare occasion, the factory may accidentally put too much fork oil in the cylinders. The service department at the bike shop decided to check it. Re-measure the fork oil. After a test ride, the forks stopped leaking as of now. They agreed to install the new seals next "check-up." Bike is back in our hands. Practically a month later. -Just sayin?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #21
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Warranty

Read all the fine print in the warranty book!!!!! Not everything is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles, Have the Dealer go over what is covered and what has limited coverage (example brake rotor warp-age). Congrats on the new ride.
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