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Old 05-02-2013, 05:13 AM   #31
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Fattening up the side where? The sides of the tank, or the sides of the radiator? The sides of the tank is where the extra fuel goes. The sides of the radiator? Maybe a bigger radiator?

Either way, it's no leap forward.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:17 AM   #32
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FFS... I promised myself not to be jealous, not wanting to exchange my old 20010 GS... Now I won't be able to look my bike in its weird eyes..
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #33
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Possible. With all the first gear fire trail work 2 up that I do, mine could use a bigger radiator. I was thinking of pulling apart the oil/coolant intercooler to see if I can rig an external oil cooler.

The tank is the same as an idea I was kicking around. I wonder....if my tank got "damaged"..could I claim it on insurance and just pay the difference for the bigger one?

Hmmmmm....
They had to reinforce the rear frame so you'd have to order a new rearframe too =/
but I had the SAME idea
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:26 AM   #34
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Fattening up the side where? The sides of the tank, or the sides of the radiator? The sides of the tank is where the extra fuel goes. The sides of the radiator? Maybe a bigger radiator?

Either way, it's no leap forward.
The body work has changed so that the front is wider. Who knows if radiator is wider. The rear of the bike is certainly is taller to accommodate the bigger fuel tank.

I tend to think the 8 liter side tank that's removable is probably the way to go.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:27 AM   #35
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don't like it. makes me happy I went with the 2012 model. 100% convinced for the touratech tank with even more range.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:32 AM   #36
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is it just me or are the GS's becoming less masculine by the year?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:37 AM   #37
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is it just me or are the GS's becoming less masculine by the year?
I was actually thinking the same. Looks bulky, and fat in the rear. I refer to the bike itself, not with the luggage, but It has lost it's lines. Not doing it for me.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:41 AM   #38
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Didn't we already cover this in another thread. The pics are of a Wunderlich mock up?

In my humble opinion, unless the GSA version were to have proper high end WP suspension, it'd be the same crap heap with some decorations and more weight. Just what we need.
EXACTLY
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:46 AM   #39
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I was actually thinking the same. Looks bulky, and fat in the rear. I refer to the bike itself, not with the luggage, but It has lost it's lines. Not doing it for me.
FAT IN THE REAR ... that is what I was thinking. Business wise this was an excellent decision on BMW's part for a first time potential 800gs buyer, but this is NOT the bike to convince previous owners to switch. Looks like it will have to be a 900 GS with upgraded suspension at minimum.
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don't like it. makes me happy I went with the 2012 model. 100% convinced for the touratech tank with even more range.
Imagine the 800GSA + Touratech tank + 7.5l Camel tank
36l + 8l + 7.5l = 51.5l... That's what I'd call UNSTOPPABLE enduro . What I'd dislike is paying for 51l fuel... and that every 10 fuel stations you need to see your dealer for an 100 oil change
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:46 AM   #41
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Laugh

I'm happy.

I'm happy that my Lukas special is still the bike to have!
I don't like the lines at the rear... I do like the front screen assembly....
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:48 AM   #42
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Imagine the 800GSA + Touratech tank + 7.5l Camel tank
36l + 8l + 7.5l = 51.5l... That's what I'd call UNSTOPPABLE enduro . What I'd dislike is paying for 51l fuel... and that every 10 fuel stations you need to see your dealer for an 100 oil change
hehe. but it will move like a slug !!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:53 AM   #43
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hehe. but it will move like a slug !!!
Well ok lets begin the whole thing again but lets start this time with "wow what a nice move from BMW taking the 900cc engine from the NUDA"
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:01 AM   #44
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Well ok lets begin the whole thing again but lets start this time with "wow what a nice move from BMW taking the 900cc engine from the NUDA"
starting a sentence with 900cc and ending it with GS is the only way BMW will get into my pockets again for the F series. for now touratech will get my $ until we see a BMW 1200 GSA wethead
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:09 AM   #45
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Sharp looking bike, I'm curious how much of a premium the 800 ADV model will be over the regular 800 GS.

Personally I like dual sports for the riding position primarily (easier on my back), and secondary to that is the ability to take gravel/dirt/fire roads with confidence. Everyone has their own priorities, but it's hilarious reading some of the comments about the buyers remorse for a less-than-year-old bike, or others denigrating it with a sniff "My farkles are better than BMW's OEM stuff... pah, n00bs!".

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