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Old 11-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #46
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Fuel spray

I get the same thing on my Ural so it's not a hi-tech problem. On my 1150GS I drilled some holes in the filler neck to let the air out. Worked fine.


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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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Old 11-11-2008, 06:46 PM   #47
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Yep I've experienced that also. I've learned to fill the tank slowly or suffer from fuel spraying the seat and everything else.
Sweet. I thought I was the only incompetent one.

FWIW, I've found that if you hold the filler 'gun' above the seat and sort of aim into the tank away from the seat, you don't get the splash back.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:52 PM   #48
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Sweet. I thought I was the only incompetent one.

FWIW, I've found that if you hold the filler 'gun' above the seat and sort of aim into the tank away from the seat, you don't get the splash back.
That's what I do too. I learned quick.

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Old 11-11-2008, 06:56 PM   #49
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Well, I've only filled up my F800GS once so far, but i used the same technique as I do for all my bikes: I let the nozzle go full blast until the tank is 1/2 full then dramatically slow down the flow and let the remainder trickle in.

It takes a few minutes longer, but I've never overfilled or splashed any fuel out on any bike.

Just a thought...
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:53 PM   #50
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The torque is hard to control on the gravel roads. touch the throtle and your spiting gravel...left off an you having super engine braking...it takes getting used to. nothing like the old r1150gs or the f650gs.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:07 PM   #51
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The torque is hard to control on the gravel roads. touch the throtle and your spiting gravel...left off an you having super engine braking...it takes getting used to. nothing like the old r1150gs or the f650gs.
It's a bit of a challenge on a deeply rutted hill climb. I'm guessing that it's the down side of fuel injection.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:34 PM   #52
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It's a bit of a challenge on a deeply rutted hill climb. I'm guessing that it's the down side of fuel injection.
the R1150gs and F650gs are fuel injected...I would attribute the reason to power to weight ratio. I try shifting to a higher gear but the speed becomes a little too fast for my comfort. Candy ass syndrome? Yes that is a possibiliy.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:47 PM   #53
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:20 PM   #54
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So this is the complaint thread where we get to whine about the little things that bother us? No bike is perfect and I expect to modify about any bike, but I suppose what bothers me are the things that BMW could have made better at little to no extra cost and it makes me go "huh?" Plenty of things that are less than perfect but these seem like no brainers.

The seat. Need I say more? ANYONE actually think it's really good?


How about the OBC? Some of the displays are a novelty (lap timer etc) for most of us, an that's fine, but where's the voltmeter? Something we could actually use, very practical and it couldn't be hard to make the screen display something that's already being monitored. Speaking of the display, what's the deal with the bars that represent fuel and coolant temp? My eyes are still pretty good, but I have to squint and stare an actually count the bars they're so small and close together. Other bikes I can glance and know the status in a fraction of a second, the 800 I have to take my attention off of the road.

Computer won't allow bump starting.....stupid.

EWS Immobilizer isn't an option, but mandatory...thanks alot. A real adventurer appreciates a bike that can be hot wired.

There. I'm sure I'll whine more about other things as I discover them. And really this isn't so bad. I suppose this will keep my karma in balance after all the enthusiasm I've shared over this bike.

Oh, an for the guys having trouble with the throttle an managing power, go ride a big two stroke for awhile an the 800 will feel like a kitten
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:34 PM   #55
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Computer won't allow bump starting.....stupid.


I hadn't realized that. Thanks for pointing it out. Looks like I'll have to add some "jumper" cables to the toolkit.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:21 PM   #56
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I officially hate my seat like the big guy sitting next to me in jail.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:24 AM   #57
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I hadn't realized that. Thanks for pointing it out. Looks like I'll have to add some "jumper" cables to the toolkit.
Actually I have to try it myself still, I've just read that on the forums. Seems I'm having so much fun everytime I take this bike out I forget to try it.....next ride .
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:10 AM   #58
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I am in the minority here, but I do like the seat. Stocker allows my 6'4" frame to find plenty of varied positions. I've never owned a bike that had a seat that allowed you to stay in one place for more than an hour or so without having to move a bit. Coming from a sportbike and racing background, my ass is pretty tolerant of hard seats.


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Old 11-12-2008, 09:20 AM   #59
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...but where's the voltmeter? Something we could actually use, very practical and it couldn't be hard to make the screen display something that's already being monitored. ...
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:03 PM   #60
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The seat. Need I say more? ANYONE actually think it's really good?
Yeah not the best seat I've sat on, but I've sat on worse. Hopefully some viable options come along that don't cost 500+ smackeroos. I like the looks of the Touratech one from the pics on the site but wow its pricey.

Anyone have experience on how it works?
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