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Old 09-25-2008, 05:07 PM   #121
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Why is there a skateboard ramp attached to the corner of your bag?





Hard to tell from the photo. How much further does the pipe-side bag stick out due to the offset?
2.75" wider on the left ...total 41.5 inches wide.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:34 PM   #122
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What crash bars are you running, Navaho? I may have to visit my sister in Baton Rouge next summer and meet up with you and HTC for an Abida!
Those are SoWestMoto bars.

Come on down. Love that Abita too
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Old 09-26-2008, 05:53 AM   #123
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What crash bars are you running, Navaho? I may have to visit my sister in Baton Rouge next summer and meet up with you and HTC for an Abida!
Come on down!!! love that Abida also! I have a good camp out spot.. loft above the carport for visitors!
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:58 AM   #124
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Was looking at those bags at the dealer for mine. Do you think the plastic is strong enough to withstand some crash impact? And, do you know if they are available online? At 1200 at the dealer, I wouldn't mind saving some money.
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Old 09-28-2008, 06:35 PM   #125
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Beautiful day out on the bike!! Twisties, gravel & amazing scenery...I did not want to come home!
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:21 AM   #126
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My loaner bike at IronBUTT RTE - Boise

Just got back from Boise from the Iron Butt Association RTEEE - Normally a RTE (ride to eat) but we had three eating opportunities. Was asked to ride this bike to the Chiliburger RTE during the weekend. Enjoy pictures of the new Happy Trail panniers for the F800/F650. Bike also has GPS, Camera, and SPOT tracker mounted.

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Old 09-29-2008, 03:28 PM   #127
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Happy Trails width?

Looks like the Clif-Cut Teton 7" models. Any chance you can measure the width of the set-up?

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Old 09-29-2008, 03:40 PM   #128
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Looks like the Clif-Cut Teton 7" models. Any chance you can measure the width of the set-up?
Nevermind, I called them and found out for myself. See here for the answer:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=11
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:29 PM   #129
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How does the 800 compare to the Dakar on the single trail stuff? Can't believe they managed to keep the 800 the same dry weight as the Dakar. The Dakar can do it but it's a hand full.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:27 PM   #130
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Said many times before, "Depends on who's riding it." A 455 pound bike is what it is on single track - just like a 250 pound bike is what it is on the freeway.

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How does the 800 compare to the Dakar on the single trail stuff? Can't believe they managed to keep the 800 the same dry weight as the Dakar. The Dakar can do it but it's a hand full.
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:02 PM   #131
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How does the 800 compare to the Dakar on the single trail stuff? Can't believe they managed to keep the 800 the same dry weight as the Dakar.
Good, because they didn't. The 800 weighs 185kg dry, making it a bit more than 17 lbs heavier than the Dakar (177.2kg) according to BMW's website.

More relevant, the 800gs weighs 207kg ready to ride, while the Dakar weighs just 192kg, or 33lbs less.

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/specpages/F650GSdakar.htm
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:21 AM   #132
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Hey great pictures!

I was looking at the hight but can't really tell if I would fit on the 800GS.
I'm 5'7" - anyone have an idea?

Thanks,
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:43 AM   #133
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Hey great pictures!

I was looking at the hight but can't really tell if I would fit on the 800GS.
I'm 5'7" - anyone have an idea?

Thanks,
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:53 AM   #134
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My new ride with stock BMW luggage installed yesterday. These are special F800GS panniers with dedicated inside cutouts and must not be confused with GSA ones.
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Old 09-30-2008, 08:03 AM   #135
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Crash Bar Source???

Hello Bluebull2007-

Greatly appreciate your post with photos of "field use"!

Very curious...
What brand are your crash bars?
These appear to offer the most protection of any crash bars to date.

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