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Old 01-03-2013, 02:55 AM   #451
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On another note—has anyone noticed that the NA 2013s have longer front indicators than the EU versions? Any idea why? The pre-facelift F800GS appeared to use the same indicators worldwide...
That's our wonderful laws. A few years ago, in Canada anyway, the 12GS's had a recall because the front signals were something stupid like 2 mm too close together. BMW went overboard to the point you could barely get enough loose wire to stretch into the new stalks. Might be the US law and us Canucks just follow big brother.
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:06 PM   #452
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That's our wonderful laws. A few years ago, in Canada anyway, the 12GS's had a recall because the front signals were something stupid like 2 mm too close together. BMW went overboard to the point you could barely get enough loose wire to stretch into the new stalks. Might be the US law and us Canucks just follow big brother.
Makes sense then if they are simply fulfilling market-specific regulations like the red/amber side reflectors the rest of the world misses out... I'm curious to see the NA versions of the optional LED indicators which are lower profile in the EU than the incandescent ones... if they're available in the NA market - BMW Canada seems to be 7 months behind schedule on updating the F800GS page on their website... shame on them!

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #453
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On another note—has anyone noticed that the NA 2013s have longer front indicators than the EU versions? Any idea why? The pre-facelift F800GS appeared to use the same indicators worldwide...

2013 NA (Leslie—hope you don’t mind me nabbing part of one of your pics!)


2013 EU—the was the best pic I could find, even at this angle it's obvious how much shorter the indicator stalks are
Don't mind and I do not like hard BIG the signals are on our bikes to be honest. Canada laws but in time we will change them to a smaller LED....not a high priority now but in the future.
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Old 01-04-2013, 02:57 AM   #454
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The manufacturers have to stick to the letter of the law but once it's in your garage... Sensible mods don't get a second glance 99.9% of the time. If you're riding like an idiot and get pulled over you might get the book thrown at you tho.

Most cops here have better things to do. (insert joke here)
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:08 AM   #455
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yep I live with a cop we know they rather be doing other things than pulling over bikers because their signals are not legal.
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well I have a theory going in that direction but the poll is still running
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:41 AM   #458
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2013 F800GS Sprockets...

I know it's early in the model year, but has anyone taken the front sprocket cover off yet?

My dealer states that the 2013 F800GS has been changed to a 17 tooth sprocket in the front and that, if I want to tame the RPMs down for the highway, all I need to do is change the rear to a 42.

All the documentation I can find is that the 2013 still has a 16 tooth front.

Anyone have any "correct" info??

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:53 PM   #459
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So he's implying they changed to 17/45 in 2013? Seems unlikely.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:06 PM   #460
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So he's implying they changed to 17/45 in 2013? Seems unlikely.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:07 AM   #461
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2013 comes with 16/42
Yeah, that's what I thought. My dealer must be incorrect because at 67 mph the RPM in 6th gear is indeed over 4,200 on my 2013. Going to the 17/41 combo should bring it down to about 3,900 on the highway, at which point the bike hasn't yet kicked in the vibes under the seat.
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #462
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Hey may have confused it with the F700GS that went to 17/42 this year from 17/41 last year?

Who knows ... a "real" BMW would have a drive shaft right?
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #463
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Turn Signals 2013 800GS

It looks to me like you could buy the rear signal mounting bracket, $15, and use it on the front to pull the signals in almost to the fairing. I haven't tried it yet but will soon.
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:33 PM   #464
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Apparently I'm allowed on dumb question a year, so here's my quota - can you fit the F800 wheels on the F700?
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:40 AM   #465
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Apparently I'm allowed on dumb question a year, so here's my quota - can you fit the F800 wheels on the F700?
You don't like them alloy ones do ya, Mark.
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