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Old 08-05-2013, 12:32 PM   #1831
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Hence my decision to begin again. There are a few last little tasks to finish before I plaster the billboards.
But, the decision has been made with no regard to what my heart says. These are just motorcycles.

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But...but....you had so many miles on it.........the forum demands an accounting for such an action!
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #1832
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:52 PM   #1833
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Put it up for sale.




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Old 08-05-2013, 09:03 PM   #1834
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Oil change and replaced the valve cover gasket. And washed off the oil oil leaking from the gasket. Drank two beers and had a cigar. Was a good night.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #1835
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:12 AM   #1836
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Hence my decision to begin again. There are a few last little tasks to finish before I plaster the billboards.
But, the decision has been made with no regard to what my heart says. These are just motorcycles.
Bullshit. Cars are just cars. But motorcycles... It's more intimate.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:32 AM   #1837
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I've been thinking of selling mine and going 800GS Adventure.
Yeah, I did that too. You'll notice I'm back.

If you're thinking of switching because you think it will be a better dirt bike, I'd urge you to take one for a spin in the dirt.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:35 AM   #1838
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I've been thinking of selling mine and going 800GS Adventure.
I went the other way. Couldn't stand the freeway ride to work on the 800 so I bought the 1200GSA and have no regrets. And that 800gs seat is a torture device
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:29 AM   #1839
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And that 800gs seat is a torture device
I have you talked to your ass lately on the 1200GSA
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:42 AM   #1840
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I have you talked to your ass lately on the 1200GSA
I had to stand on my pegs after 2 hours on the 800. The stock GSA seat I could tolerate for about 6 hours straight. Got me a Sargent for the 800 and now for the GSA.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:44 AM   #1841
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Yeah, I did that too. You'll notice I'm back.

If you're thinking of switching because you think it will be a better dirt bike, I'd urge you to take one for a spin in the dirt.
Interesting... I have a DV trip in the works for October and ALL riders are on singles... with the big 1150, I feel excluded from most tracks... I thought : well, maybe with an 800, I could go a bit further into the desert... Yeti, the 800 is clearly more road than dirt in your opinion?
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #1842
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+1....
Had the 800 and am much happier with my R1200GS. Better all around for me and I ride 50/60% dirt with my R1200 too.

The seat on the F800GS is the worst seat ever put on a motorcycle.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #1843
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Today I DROVE, (I know, I know... ) California Highway 58 for the first time, from Bakersfield to California Valley and back, to head out to a job interview. When I'm hired, the 58 will be my daily commute! Woot!! I'm so stoked! It was a blast in a cheesy econo-box rental car, I cannot wait to RIDE the 58... It was truly epic!
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:45 PM   #1844
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It's not so much that the 800 is more road than dirt (although to some degree it is) as it is that the 800 is not that much better in the dirt than the 1150. I was actually disappointed how the 800 did in the dirt. It took a lot of suspension work to make it appreciably better in the dirt than the 1150/1200.

The only big bike I have ever felt was really good in the dirt was the KTM 950. It's scary how good that bike is in the dirt. Somehow, it seems to defy physics.

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Interesting... I have a DV trip in the works for October and ALL riders are on singles... with the big 1150, I feel excluded from most tracks... I thought : well, maybe with an 800, I could go a bit further into the desert... Yeti, the 800 is clearly more road than dirt in your opinion?
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #1845
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