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Old 01-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #16
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Love mine!

Why did you add Techron and what issue needs to be sorted?

Crash bars served me well, as did the bash plate, not a scratch on the paint anywhere.

Here is mine yesterday...




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Old 01-21-2013, 12:06 AM   #17
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Love mine!

Why did you add Techron and what issue needs to be sorted?

Crash bars served me well, as did the bash plate, not a scratch on the paint anywhere.

Here is mine yesterday...



best color I've seen yet for the 700GS, nice pic(king up)!
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:02 AM   #18
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Forums say techron helps with injector issues releated to ethanol/water in fuel.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:39 AM   #19
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Great bike!

So nice and so shiny. Congrats on a ride that you will love. We have both the 800 and a 650 twin. I love the 800, but truthfully the 650 is just a nicer (smoother) running machine. Hope that you find the same with the 700.

Get the bash plate and the crash bars asap. Nothing sucks more than tipping the bike over and ruining all that "newness" or catching a rock in the oil filter.
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:59 AM   #20
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Was the side stand an option which you did not take?
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:05 AM   #21
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Front fender extension

Looks like you need a front fender extension to block out those mud on the radiator. My Pyramid extender works perfectly and it cleaner. Btw Nice Beemer you have.


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Old 01-22-2013, 06:27 AM   #22
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Looks like you need a front fender extension to block out those mud on the radiator......
I agree. It's one of the first things I add on a GS.
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:10 PM   #23
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Really? Bash plate first? It was 4th on my list (of course my bike came with panniers...):
first get a seat, then a screen, then crashbars, then the plate
Be careful about the screen. I bought a givi screen, assuming that an F800GS screen would fit my F700GS. But no. They are different.

Does anybody need an F800GS givi screen ?
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Old 06-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #24
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Crash bars encourage crazy, testosterone-driven, too fast riding. I've only fallen on bikes WITH crash bars. Just say "NO" to crash bars.

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Old 06-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #25
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Be careful about the screen. I bought a givi screen, assuming that an F800GS screen would fit my F700GS. But no. They are different.

Does anybody need an F800GS givi screen ?
Buy the (overpriced) BMW brackets so you can use the old-school screens.
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:16 AM   #26
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How you farkle out depends on how you want to use the bike.

I ride paved secondary roads and dirt roads. No, real off road and very little single track(only when I make a wrong turn).

I have no need for a bulk, weight or cost of a skid plate. If you ride dirt roads, i do recommend you get a shield for the oil/water heat exchanger...that thing that sits along side of the oil filter. It is farly fragile, and expensive in a big stone dings it.

ps I do not lower my pressure for riding dirt roads...I see little need....and there is a big down side. If you are riding 40 or 50 mph and hid a deep pot hole, lower pressure makes in easier to ding/bend your rim. Riding with proper pressure pretty much preclude that type of damage.

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