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Old 08-29-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Have pics of new F800Gs to upload

Can someone help this NOOB upload some shots of the new F800GS? I visited Beaudry MotorSports in Post Falls, ID after getting a call that they had their first 800GS on-site. right after I got there, the new owner called, so it is gone by now. In fact, the next half dozen or so already have deposits on them. No idea when the next one will show up there.

First impressions is that the 800GS is a beautiful, but very tall bike. The one I saw was gray with black frame, engine, etc., very impressive. Two cylinder engine, dual front brakes, beautiful design. One of the pics shows Mike Kassarjian, one of the sales reps, standing behind the bike. I am guessing he is around 5'10" or so. It looks like his crotch is an inch or two below the seat. The bike is running on a set of Bridgestone tires.

I also have a couple pics of a new 650 X Country. they just got two in stock. Think the cost is $8,500 each. The X Countrys come with Metzler Sahara's front and back. Mike told me that they have an auto lowering device than dropped the bike and inch or so. When he first got on the X, just the balls of his feet were on the ground. When it was lowered, he had almost full-foot contact.

A guy came in with a KTM 990 Dual Sport (?) that I checked out. Believe he said he traded his Adventure in for it. Is it just me, or are the KTM 950/990 Adventures' seats a bit lower to the ground than the BMWs? They feel a lot different in the saddle too.

I'd like to get these pics up so that some of you KTM 650 Adventure or 650GS or Dakar owners would put your bikes up for sale. You get a new ride, and I try to locate a ride around here in the Spokane, WA area.

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Old 08-29-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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Can someone help this NOOB upload some shots of the new F800GS?
First. Fill out your profile. next go to and read the link below.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

Also: To sell a Dakar to get a 800 GS would be stupid IMHO.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:02 PM   #3
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Thanaks for help.

Personally, I would agree with your feelings about selling the Dakar for an 800GS. But, I have talked to a couple folks that are contemplating just that or something similar. In fact, one is advertising a Dakar on this site right now.

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Old 08-29-2008, 03:08 PM   #4
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one more thing

800gs belongs in BEASTS not GSPOT

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Old 08-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #5
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A couple quick pics of the F800GS

don't have too much time at the moment. Will just add two quick and small pics to the site for now.

Here is #1.
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Old 08-29-2008, 03:57 PM   #6
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Last pic for now

Here is #2. The guy in the pic is probably under 5'10". So you will get an idea of how tall the seat on the bike is.

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Old 08-29-2008, 04:12 PM   #7
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800gs belongs in BEASTS not GSPOT

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Moved it to Beasts. Congrats!
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Old 08-29-2008, 04:13 PM   #8
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Yeller is better... (even if the ugly-as-sin "GS" needs to come off the side)

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Old 08-29-2008, 05:13 PM   #9
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Yes, Yellow is great!

Well, now I feel a little stupid. Thought I was helping out trying to get the first pics of the F800GS in the Spokane area up here. Put it in the Gspot (thinking what is the "GS" in F800GS for?), but then told it belongs here in Beasts instead. I shoulda looked into this area first.

Oh well, I tried.

BTW, now that I'm here in the right spot, I do agree, the Yeller is better!

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Old 08-29-2008, 05:53 PM   #10
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i still have my dakar, and i got an 800. i think that the dakar will be nothing more thana memory before too long though.

ps. i love the 800
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Old 08-29-2008, 05:59 PM   #11
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They look absolutely fantastic in person don't they? Much better than the pics.
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:41 PM   #12
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Looks like a real dirtworthy ADV bike with those Battlewings and NO skidplate.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:12 AM   #13
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Looks like a real dirtworthy ADV bike with those Battlewings and NO skidplate.



The exposed exhaust pipes are a new BMW safety feature. Once you bash them up you can't go any further down that gnarly trail, thereby protecting you and the bike from more serious damage.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:28 AM   #14
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GS decal gone

The GS with out the GS decal
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:22 AM   #15
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Like the GS lettering

My personal preference would be to leave the GS lettering on. But then it's not my bike!
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