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Old 12-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
westy1717 OP
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: CANADA
Oddometer: 21

Hi folks,

Im stumped.

I started looking for a new or new to me bike a couple months ago and originally had a budget of "about" $3500.

The budgets changed multiple times - but started looking at Honda XR650L's and then Kawasaki KLR's and then KTM's and now 800GS. (My budgets change frequently with vehicle purchases)

I really like the looks of the 800GS and, to be honest, would use it probably 85/15 (hiway/gravel roads).

I know there may be bikes more suited to 85/15 - but my question is more about the reliability of the 800GS.

Im looking at a 09 800GS with approx 19,000 kms which is apparently like new... TBD

The bike is still under BMW factory warrantly until 4/13.

Questions is:

What should I look for on this model/year? (besides the obvious - I've had bikes before).

What are the common issues with this model?

Any insight is appreciated!
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