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Old 10-14-2008, 07:50 AM   #16
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does anyone but me think the tranny should be a wide ratio box with the same sixth and a lower 1st?
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:39 AM   #17
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Hope this helps...

Dave M.
Oh, I'm not seeking solutions. Just complaining per the thread title. I've already worked around the issues I have in those three areas.

But if I were considering the F8GS, I would like to have this kind of feedback, including the contradicting opinions. It's healthy and helpful for sizing up these machines.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:24 AM   #18
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Say what? the 1200 GS and GS adventure with spoked wheels have tubeless tires. bmw changed their mind with the 800 for some reason. probably because there's not a huge selection of 21" tubless front tires.
It might be tire selection but I also heard from my local dealer that BMW went with the tube tires on the 800GS to keep the price under $11k. I am guessing that is also why they did not include basic handguards. I'm not sure if it true but it makes since.

My brother picked up one of the first F800GS's in Cali and loves the bike. I road with him off-road and I was impressed with how the bike performed.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:01 PM   #19
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New Complaint: Oil

So I get home from work today and decide to check the oil....2200 miles and not a drop used.

I'm concerned. I've owned 5 BMWs and have never experienced this. What should I do?
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:33 PM   #20
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Oil usage

Oddly enough my Ural has burned less oil during break in than my 1150GS did. The 1150 eventually dried up after 20,000kms or so. Did you try loosening the oil filter a bit?


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So I get home from work today and decide to check the oil....2200 miles and not a drop used.

I'm concerned. I've owned 5 BMWs and have never experienced this. What should I do?
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:02 AM   #21
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So I get home from work today and decide to check the oil....2200 miles and not a drop used.

I'm concerned. I've owned 5 BMWs and have never experienced this. What should I do?
Stop your complaining and thank your lucky stars it's not a 69 airhead ...
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:30 PM   #22
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Fuel Mileage Complaints???

Are there any. Many non-owners have commented on the spartan 4.2 gallon capacity. I might be in the market for this F8GS and would like to know REAL-WORLD mpg figures. I have seen 45 as a low mark and 62 as a high. What are you getting??? Ideally I would like to hit 200 miles BEFORE reserve, looks not possible on this bike. I was at 275 on my R80G/S with PD tank today when I had to switch to reserve.

I did get to ride the F8GS at BMW of Grand Rapids and was impressed in every way.
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Old 10-15-2008, 01:39 PM   #23
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Are there any. Many non-owners have commented on the spartan 4.2 gallon capacity. I might be in the market for this F8GS and would like to know REAL-WORLD mpg figures. I have seen 45 as a low mark and 62 as a high. What are you getting??? Ideally I would like to hit 200 miles BEFORE reserve, looks not possible on this bike. I was at 275 on my R80G/S with PD tank today when I had to switch to reserve.

I did get to ride the F8GS at BMW of Grand Rapids and was impressed in every way.
I've easily gotten 200 miles per tank...but not before the reserve light has come on. It's really going to depend more on how and where you ride.

Commuting I get closer to 200 miles per tank.
Traveling, I get closer to and upwards of 250 miles per tank (depending on what roads I'm traveling) .
Both of these figures are without me breaking a sweat about whether or not I'm going to make it to the next gas station.

Obviously, YMMV.
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Old 10-15-2008, 04:18 PM   #24
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The tranny is notchy. Don't pull up to a stop in 6th and expect to downshift to first easily. I realize that I am used to dirt bike trannies and this is my first BMW so it's probably me. There is no pipe protection! I went out around Mt. Hood on some dirt roads and came home with a dent in my pipe. I ridden 2 strokes all my life so that's considered normal. I probably should have waited for my skid plate to come in but I had to get it dirty. Overall it's a solid bike.
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:01 PM   #25
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The tranny is notchy. Don't pull up to a stop in 6th and expect to downshift to first easily. I realize that I am used to dirt bike trannies and this is my first BMW so it's probably me.

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Old 10-15-2008, 06:14 PM   #26
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Don't pull up to a stop in 6th and expect to downshift to first easily. I realize that I am used to dirt bike trannies and this is my first BMW so it's probably me.
Please, update your profile. I'm curious about which bikes allow you to pull up to a stop in 6th gear and downshift to first while stopped, easily ...
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:13 PM   #27
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Did BMW overcompensate in the 2009?

I find my '09 leans pretty damn far over when on the sidestand. No problems deploying from the saddle...
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Old 10-16-2008, 07:26 AM   #28
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So I get home from work today and decide to check the oil....2200 miles and not a drop used.

I'm concerned. I've owned 5 BMWs and have never experienced this. What should I do?

That's the best complaint yet!

You should probably get one of those locking oil filler caps from Touratech.
Somebody must be sneaking oil into the bike while you're sleeping...
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:01 AM   #29
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Locking oil cap

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That's the best complaint yet!

You should probably get one of those locking oil filler caps from Touratech.
Somebody must be sneaking oil into the bike while you're sleeping...
I have seen this item for sale as well.

Is there really a need?

Is there some phantom group that goes out to steal oil via the dipstick on bikes???

Is this a European thing?

I just have never heard of someone having their oil "stolen"

Gas, yes. Oil no.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:30 AM   #30
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The tranny is notchy. Don't pull up to a stop in 6th and expect to downshift to first easily.

It's not a good plan to go from 6th to a stop w/o downshifting on a street bike, anyway. Use the engine braking to help you slow down -- this has the added benefit of putting you in the right gear should you need to take off or change your plan suddenly along the way (eg the cage behind you isn't slowing down, somebody pulls out, etc).
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