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Old 10-16-2008, 10:55 AM   #31
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I wouldn't listen to anything PackMule says! Heh.

(Hi Nate, it's me, from your VFR-riding past) Good to see you online! Hope you're doing well.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:57 AM   #32
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6'2" 190lbs so no.

I find the cateye shape cuts the upper lobe off, so balancing the the look angle for rear and side is difficult. You can have one or the other (without having to change body position) but not both. I prefer both.
Hey Dieselboy, I'll trade you mirrors! I just bought a new G650X Moto and it has the round mirrors used on GS's for many years. I like the shape of the new F800GS mirrors and the threads are the same so if you wanna trade, let me know.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:55 AM   #33
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sidestand foot

Where can I get a large side stand foot for my 800 GS. I have a stone and gravel driveway and it "sinks in" quickly!

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Old 10-16-2008, 12:04 PM   #34
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Old 10-16-2008, 12:05 PM   #35
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I wouldn't listen to anything PackMule says! Heh.

(Hi Nate, it's me, from your VFR-riding past) Good to see you online! Hope you're doing well.




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Old 10-16-2008, 12:34 PM   #36
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Hey Dieselboy, I'll trade you mirrors! I just bought a new G650X Moto and it has the round mirrors used on GS's for many years. I like the shape of the new F800GS mirrors and the threads are the same so if you wanna trade, let me know.

Thanks, but I've loaded triangular blindspot mirrors on them and have them working.
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:16 PM   #37
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Thanks, but I've loaded triangular blindspot mirrors on them and have them working.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:07 PM   #38
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Complaints

I upgraded from the f-650 single and I absolutely love the suspension and power that the 800 has. On the down side, I don't like the mirrors and I think that the rear sprocket should have a few more teeth on it (the stock one is great for on-road and around town). Another problem I've got is its crash survivability...http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...51#post8235051 I'm definitely going to invest in some SW Motech crash bars very soon.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:11 PM   #39
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Hey Dieselboy, I'll trade you mirrors! I just bought a new G650X Moto and it has the round mirrors used on GS's for many years. I like the shape of the new F800GS mirrors and the threads are the same so if you wanna trade, let me know.


Solace, I was actually thinking about swapping out my mirrors for the round ones. If you still want, I'll be willing to trade mirrors when I get my 800 back from the shop.

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Old 10-29-2008, 06:59 AM   #40
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Has anyone noticed any issues with the location of the ignition while you have a tank bag on the 8oo?
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:41 PM   #41
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PIX?
Jesse(here)'s the picture you asked for:








I bought them at Advance Auto in Florida. I find them quite useful. I don't have to rotate my head to check the blind spots so my concentration stays on what's in front longer. Especially good if you are avoiding unexpected obstacles.
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Old 10-29-2008, 06:44 PM   #42
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serious issue

I've only put 200 miles on it in 4 days....



Mirrors suck, I concur. BMW switch gear is a little funky, takes a while to get used to. Bike is too damn fun to ride.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:47 PM   #43
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Eh? F800gs fuel spray

Has any one else been sprayed with gas while filling through narrow filler opening? Seems to build up internal pressure which cannot escape fast enough around the nozzle, spraying gas out around nozzle and all over the attendant, me! (good thing I quit smoking) I halve to be real careful to put side pressure on the nozzle when filling to create a larger gap for vapor to escape.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:31 PM   #44
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Has any one else been sprayed with gas while filling through narrow filler opening? Seems to build up internal pressure which cannot escape fast enough around the nozzle, spraying gas out around nozzle and all over the attendant, me! (good thing I quit smoking) I halve to be real careful to put side pressure on the nozzle when filling to create a larger gap for vapor to escape.
Yes. I finally started putting a paper towel between the tank and the seat to keep the fuel spray off the seat. I was at my BMW service center the other day and the guy had a plastic part that you can insert into the tank during fill-ups. The downside is you have to carry this thing around with you everywhere but for some it may be an option.
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Old 11-11-2008, 04:35 PM   #45
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Has any one else been sprayed with gas while filling through narrow filler opening? Seems to build up internal pressure which cannot escape fast enough around the nozzle, spraying gas out around nozzle and all over the attendant, me! (good thing I quit smoking) I halve to be real careful to put side pressure on the nozzle when filling to create a larger gap for vapor to escape.

Yep I've experienced that also. I've learned to fill the tank slowly or suffer from fuel spraying the seat and everything else. Seems like a pretty snug fit for the nozzle or something.
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