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Old 09-28-2012, 08:09 AM   #391
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TPM sensors / batteries?

On the F658GS the valve stems were "conventionally" located on the inside center of the rims.
On the F700GS the are located up a bit on one of the spokes with the valve stem pointing out sideways,
which I have to say I like better .... this means they probably have changed to a different design for the TPM module?

On the F658GS the battery in the module was not designed as a replaceable item, which meant that when the battery went dead in 3-5years you would have to buy new sensors and then have the dealer pair them up with the OBC.
Anybody know if that is still the case?
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Old 09-29-2012, 12:18 AM   #392
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Thanks Jon!
Yes $145 is the "option cost" not the "full" cost...
The extra height would not bother me, but based on your review ... it does not sound like the ideal solution ....
Your welcome....

Take my review of the comfort with a grain of salt since I'm only about 150 lbs and it could be that the seat is designed to carry more weight.

Most of the reviews I read were positive so I was surprised by my results.

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Old 10-02-2012, 08:50 PM   #393
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F650GS or F700GS option...

Dear Guavadude,
I've got a loaded Grey/Blue 2009 F650GS for sale in the Flea Market. It may be a step up that works for you, from the G650 for less money than new. It is a lowered suspension (just had the dealer look up the vin this afternoon). Perfect for <= 31" inseam. I took the opportunity to ride a F700GS while I was there. It is peppier, yet turns just as crisp as the F650GS. Thinking of trading my F800GS and the F650 GS for it. Take care.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #394
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Liking the comfort mode on highway

subtle differences in the suspension...but comfy mode I like best commuting
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:57 PM   #395
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I second Woody's 9-28 pos, 100% true. I have a 2009 F650GS and a 2010 F800GS. Factor gearing results in ~4350 RPM at 70 mph indicated on the F800 and ~4000 RPM on the F650. I rode a F700GS this afternoon out of the showroom and it showed ~ 4100 RPM at 70 mph indicated. They have really worked to find a happy medium for the 700, it seems to corner as well as the 650 and has more pep!
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:04 AM   #396
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subtle differences in the suspension...but comfy mode I like best commuting
So what is it really doing there can you tell ... is it softening up the rebound damping?
Are there more things under ESA's control than just the rebound damping?
.... it can't change the spring preload right - that's still manual?

< ... mutters under breath ... evil woman will talk me into upgrading to F700GS yet ... AND extra farkles ... ... >
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:57 AM   #397
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So what is it really doing there can you tell ... is it softening up the rebound damping?
Are there more things under ESA's control than just the rebound damping?
.... it can't change the spring preload right - that's still manual?

< ... mutters under breath ... evil woman will talk me into upgrading to F700GS yet ... AND extra farkles ... ... >
exactly...softening up the riding suspension....comfy is much more loose...makes it easier to touch the ground ....and yes, you still have to crank the preload but we never really touch that unless we have luggage on the bike.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:48 AM   #398
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exactly...softening up the riding suspension....comfy is much more loose...makes it easier to touch the ground ....and yes, you still have to crank the preload but we never really touch that unless we have luggage on the bike.
Amazing ... something on the bike works the way I suspected it would ... that won't happen again....
Thanks!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:02 AM   #399
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Afetrmarket screen on the 700GS?

As i noticed i did not see any yet, i have the following question:

Does anyone installed what ever aftermarket screen on his new F700GS?
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Old 10-15-2012, 12:17 AM   #400
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Found it myself. Here below on the picture you see how BMW did choose the way to fixe larger windscreen with a special metallic bracket:

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:00 PM   #401
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subtle differences in the suspension...but comfy mode I like best commuting
Let me jump in and say that I completely agree! I'm really happy with the bike so far. The ESA is more than just window dressing, which was a pleasant surprise.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:29 PM   #402
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:57 PM   #403
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Congrats on the new bike Leslie. The long wait is over. Enjoy
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:07 PM   #404
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Congrats on the new bike Leslie. The long wait is over. Enjoy
thanks!

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Old 10-15-2012, 07:54 PM   #405
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Let me jump in and say that I completely agree! I'm really happy with the bike so far. The ESA is more than just window dressing, which was a pleasant surprise.
Did we figure out if ESA adjusts both spring preload AND damping or only the damping?

If so, sorry .... I apparently have impaired the neuron carrying that information.......
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