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Old 09-22-2008, 11:31 AM   #16
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Just a suggestion:

Could we limit this thread to questions for RTW and his answers? For the first 10 pages or so this was a fantastic, concentrated source of real-world experience and information on the F800GS. It's getting less and less useful and more and more diluted once we get into pricing questions, merits of the bike compared to this and that, etc, etc, etc. There's the 8,000 post thread-fest for that kind of banter.

Just a suggestion....

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Old 09-22-2008, 11:50 AM   #17
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Just a suggestion:

Could we limit this thread to questions for RTW and his answers? For the first 10 pages or so this was a fantastic, concentrated source of real-world experience and information on the F800GS. It's getting less and less useful and more and more diluted once we get into pricing questions, merits of the bike compared to this and that, etc, etc, etc. There's the 8,000 post thread-fest for that kind of banter.

Just a suggestion....

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Old 09-22-2008, 11:52 AM   #18
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Attn Mods...

Can we split this thread into two...

1. Meaningful F800GS information
2. Who the fuck cares how much you paid for your GS?

Thanks
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Old 09-22-2008, 11:53 AM   #19
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+1

This thread separated itself from the other one by actually being useful lets not ruin it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:12 PM   #20
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Just a suggestion:

Could we limit this thread to questions for RTW and his answers? For the first 10 pages or so this was a fantastic, concentrated source of real-world experience and information on the F800GS. It's getting less and less useful and more and more diluted once we get into pricing questions, merits of the bike compared to this and that, etc, etc, etc. There's the 8,000 post thread-fest for that kind of banter.

Just a suggestion....

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That's a fine idea, +1. I was going to suggest it myself until I got sidetracked on the pricing issue
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Old 09-22-2008, 06:32 PM   #21
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Sat on an F800GS. nice ergos and pleasantly much lighter than the 12GS. I still cant understand how a company can make bikes with such terrible seats. The 800 seat slants towards the tank and looks to be a nut crusher.
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Old 09-22-2008, 07:06 PM   #22
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Sat on an F800GS. nice ergos and pleasantly much lighter than the 12GS. I still cant understand how a company can make bikes with such terrible seats. The 800 seat slants towards the tank and looks to be a nut crusher.
Try the low seat. Mine came with it, else I'd have never tried it. It's real comfy, and no slide-to-the-front issues. Oh, and I'm 6' even and it doesn't feel too low.
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Old 09-23-2008, 03:34 PM   #23
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Attn Mods...

Can we split this thread into two...

1. Meaningful F800GS information
2. Who the fuck cares how much you paid for your GS?

Thanks
so how fucking much did you pay for 800 GS?

and as for meaningful information well one is a yellow color and the other is sort of silver gray dapple
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:16 PM   #24
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And actually, I care how much you paid. Up here in Canuckistan, mine is gonna be over 16 out the door. Is it a tax difference? Seein our dollar is pretty well about on par I'm wondering who is stealing my money.
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Old 09-24-2008, 09:40 PM   #25
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16? Shit, so much for that this year.....
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:42 PM   #26
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And actually, I care how much you paid. Up here in Canuckistan, mine is gonna be over 16 out the door. Is it a tax difference? Seein our dollar is pretty well about on par I'm wondering who is stealing my money.

As I understand it, the pricing was set from the initial (speculative) anticipated release date. Even though the world money markets have changed a bit since then, they stuck to the pricing.


That's why I'm buying mine this year, even though I'd really rather have waited until next season. I expect them to be a fair bit more once prices are adjusted (in the US market, that is).
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:32 PM   #27
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My base is $12 250. PDI makes $13. Then theres addons and tax.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:47 AM   #28
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What are you guys bitching about, mine is costing me $18130 with OBC,centre stand, heated grips and all on road costs, but no ABS, thats an extra $1265!!! If you want getting ripped off, Australia is fucking king!!
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:14 AM   #29
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What are you guys bitching about, mine is costing me $18130 with OBC,centre stand, heated grips and all on road costs, but no ABS, thats an extra $1265!!! If you want getting ripped off, Australia is fucking king!!
I have a good friend in Aussie and I have to admit you guys get shafted!!!! Take any MSRP here in the states, cut that price in half, add that back to the MSRP and you have yourself the Aussie price!!
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