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Old 08-17-2008, 08:34 AM   #16
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Beautiful, but what's it like?

I'm intensely curious about the F800GS. Any of you lucky owners with the great pics care to give your poorer cousins across the pond any reviews on your bikes?
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:31 AM   #17
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I'm intensely curious about the F800GS. Any of you lucky owners with the great pics care to give your poorer cousins across the pond any reviews on your bikes?
Start here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...00456&page=421

Also check out UKGSers and F800Riders forums. Lots of good posts on the UK site of real-world owners...
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:39 AM   #18
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Start here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...00456&page=421

Also check out UKGSers and F800Riders forums. Lots of good posts on the UK site of real-world owners...
Jeez, sorry I missed that. Thanks
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:47 PM   #19
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Pure as the day she was born

Here are first-day pix of my 650GS Twin, on the dealer lot before lift-off on June 30.

Views with maybe a twist:













And finally, a more traditonal view:





Love this bike. But it's still kinda naked because I'll have to wait till next spring to begin the dress-up. I'll be away all winter, leaving end of September. I'm conserving cash for the trip and will simply have to wait to personalize my machine.
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Old 09-04-2008, 02:32 PM   #20
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Great looking bikes. Thanks for posting those.

Anybody fit some real tires and get one muddy yet? I'm curious how they hold up to more aggressive off-road.
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Old 09-04-2008, 07:42 PM   #21
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My baby, I picked her up today








And then straight out to the woods





Before



After



We have an ST, and I have to say that in it's own way, it's better. The forks are awesome.
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Old 09-04-2008, 11:22 PM   #22
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New F800GS in San Diego, CA

F800GS numero uno has been prepped and ridden in SD, CA. Picked it up this afternoon. A few pics below at the dealership. Got dealer-installed bashplate and crash-bars (more pics later). Wow. What a bike. What a gear-box. What power (way more than my old K75S!). Can't wait to get past the break-in period...

Huge grins - this is a SUPER bike.


Just before take-off at San Diego BMW Motorcycles.


Getting the scoop - probably on the Varios at this point. What a SWEET bike!
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Old 09-05-2008, 02:26 AM   #23
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Pics of my test drive of a (dropped) 800 at BMW NC:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/n8foo/s...7607037663181/

I loved the bike, mine is on it's way. No real complaints, on a hot day it might get warm...blows hot air on my legs. I don't really like the BMW controls, but I guess I'll get used to them...otherwise, the bike rules. Motor is great, transmission is great, can't wait to get mine!


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Old 09-05-2008, 03:20 AM   #24
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Too bad Steve didn't put THAT pic on the Morton's homepage
I asked him to take it and he was gracious and took it for me, but I don't think that they would have appreciated it being posted on their website.
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Old 09-05-2008, 03:50 AM   #25
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Mine having fun before summer!
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Old 09-05-2008, 05:37 AM   #26
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Mine having fun before summer!
Wooooo-whooo!
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:39 AM   #27
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F800GS numero uno has been prepped and ridden in SD, CA. Picked it up this afternoon. A few pics below at the dealership. Got dealer-installed bashplate and crash-bars (more pics later). Wow. What a bike. What a gear-box. What power (way more than my old K75S!). Can't wait to get past the break-in period...

Huge grins - this is a SUPER bike.


Just before take-off at San Diego BMW Motorcycles.


Getting the scoop - probably on the Varios at this point. What a SWEET bike!
Sweet! I see you went with the SW Motech bars
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Old 09-05-2008, 04:41 PM   #28
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Awesome thread keep em coming.
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:32 PM   #29
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Here's my cheeky "glamor shot" from this afternoon's ride... this photo was 9 months in the making! Loving the bike thus far.

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Old 09-06-2008, 05:33 PM   #30
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Here's my cheeky "glamor shot" from this afternoon's ride... this photo was 9 months in the making! Loving the bike thus far.

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