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Old 12-15-2008, 05:05 AM   #1
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BMW F650GS, F700GS, F800GS & F800GSA “Twins” Thread Index & Links

Welcome to the index that aims to keep a tab on the best information relating to the BMW F650 & 800GS Twins. Here’s how it works:

If you want to nominate a thread or a link, PM me and if I agree that it should be included, I’ll link it. If you don’t like my decision, well, try harder to convince me next time.

Posts, threads or sites linked in the last month or so are marked as New!

Once linked, please try to keep off-topic questions and general banter out of these threads. Thanks.

F800GS ... Touring Screens. You got one? Let's see 'um!
Desierto 3 Fairing for F800GS, whose got one? inc. Install
Low cost, high quality alternative to Desierto III...

F800GS seat project ... dishin it out! & Another crack at modding the stock seat
The F800GS Seat
BMW Comfort Corbin Renazco Russell Sargent Sargent Enduro Touratech

Other Ergonomics: Pegs, Handlebars, Risers & Grips
BMW F800GS Ergos and Adjustments-- Fastway Footpegs & Touratech bar risers, etc
F800GS Rox Riser Install & New Rox Risers for F800GS / F650GS with ABS
Cure for BMW 800GS skinny grips
F800GS with 30" inseam?
Aftermarket foot pegs

F650GS (Twin) suspension question
F800GS Lowered Suspension
F800GS Bitubo Fork Kit inc. Bitubo cartridge install video
F800GS Ralle-Moto shock brace and Hyperpro spring installed & F800gs and Hyperpro review
F800GS Fork conversion??? & F800GS - RXV Shiver'ed Fork Conversion
Fork seal replacement

Hard Luggage: Panniers & Top Boxes
F800GS Pannier Design Considerations inc. Pictures of all options
F800GS Metal Mule Panniers
F800GS/F650GS Micatech cases coming soon!
F800GS top cases
Carbon/Kevlar rear luggage boxes.....It has begun....

Soft Luggage: Tank Bags & Tail Packs
F800GS Tank Bags ... Got one you like? Tell us about it!
BMW F800GS & F650GS (twin) Moto-Sport Panniers Luggage
Giant Loop Moto "Great Basin" Bag for Beasts (on a F800GS)
800GS Tail bags - What're you using?
Bags on crashbars?
Which luggage rack should I buy

Hard Part Protection: Bash Plates, Crash Bars & Hand Guards
Crash bars on your F650 / F800 inc. ADV member crash "tests" of Adventure-Spec and Givi bars
What hand guards work on BMW GS800?
F800GS Handguards? You got them? Let's see them! Pics please!
Compendium of Skidplate Options

Powertrain: Engines, Throttles, Clutches, Gears, Sprockets & Chains
F650GS Gearing
F800GS 15 Tooth CS Impressions & Questions
800GS Blown Clutch Replacement Surgery - DIY
Rekluse Auto Clutch for F800GS
F800GS Valve Adjusting step by step.
Throttle fix options: Throttle Tamer, Accelerator Module & Power Controller
D.I.Y. Cam Chain Replacement
F800GS - Chain thread
Dynojet PC-5, with Autotune, and full exh. system Tune...

F800GS front brake rotors
F 800 GS Brake Pads
F800GS with ABS or not?

Cooling & Exhaust System: Radiators, Cats & Mufflers
F800GS Air Filters
F800GS Exhaust Pipes
How to break an F800GS radiator
800GS Charcoal Canister

Wheels: Rims, Spokes, Tubes, Tires & Tyres
The 800GS Tire Thread (Oh, no you didn't!) inc. BMW recommendations
F800GS Tubeless
Tires for the F800gs .. who sells them and what do they look like!!!
New Wheels
TKC80 Heidenau Karoo 3 Kenda Mitas

F800GS - show us your lights
F800GS Driving Lights inc. Xenon lights installation - F800GS
Hid install .....With pictures......

Batteries & Horns
F800GS CANBUS Stebel Quandry & F650/800 New Horn
Replacement batteries for F800GS & F658GS
What kind of battery for adventuring, is Lithium up to the challenge?
Battery recommendation

Other Electrical
F800GS/F650GS Electrical System Capabilities
New 800GS owner with (electrical) questions
BMW F650GS/F800GS What's On-Board Computer Add?
How to replace ews antenna
F800GS/650GS: Source for switched power for power farkles?
F800GS / F650GS Twin Ignition Panel Powerlet Socket Installation
zumo 550 hard wire....

Fuel, Economy & Additional Fuel Options
F800GS Gas Mileage: What Ya Gettin'?
F800GS/F650GS Tank Conversion
ADV tank installation on F650GS / F800GS for extended range
Remapping the 800GS to run on regular pump gas
F800GS Filler Neck - removal?
Camel Tank- F650/700/800GS
Carrying extra fuel

Miscellaneous Adaptations, Add-ons, Farkles and Bling
Got a GPS on your F800GS? Let's see it!
F800GS Steering Dampener
Ralle-Moto Steering Damper F800 GS
F800GS Urine sample replaced w/ Rizoma
F800GS High Fender "How-to"
How to wrap your F800GS in Carbon Fiber......
Custom snub nose F800GS
Inexpensive Folding Shift lever
Dash back plate the way BMW would have wanted it to look...

Trip Preparation
Adventurizing my F800GS
Recommendation for spare parts to carry on long distance, remote-location trip
RTW Prepping the F800GS Build Report
Prepping the F800GS for Around The World trip

Maintenance: Servicing & Tools
F800GS 600 Mile Service Questions
F800GS - Can I maintain it myself? inc. Torque Values
F800GS Toolkit Needs inc. most recent recommendation New!
F800GS Service Schedule
BMW F800GS & F650GS Recalls
F800GS synthetic oil?
Shim under bucket
Lubin' Yer Balls (DIY 800GS Wheel Bearing Service)

Trouble-shooting You may have to "swim some sea to find the pearls" in this section but if you do find a single post that you find useful, let me know and I'll link it
Gas Computer
Oil Leak
Fork Clack & perhaps more accurately
Rear Shock Bolt
Wheel Bearing
Kick Stand
Power failure
Cracked Fuel Tank
Fuel Injection
Alternator & again
General & again!

The "658" & the "700" Threads specifically relating to the F650GS or F700GS Twin
My new 2008 F650GS (twin) is here!
F650GS twin aftermarket windshield
F650GS (twin) spoke wheels
Suz VStrom 650 vs BMW F650GS
Worth the price to beef up a 650 twin?
Summer '09 - Venezuela to Minnestoa
Will Ride for Beer
Blonde Dutch Chick goes Long Way East: Mongolia!!!
The Great Gallivant - Video blogging as I ride solo round the world...
Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

The Big Adventure!
2014 f800GSA problem solver thread
BMW 800GSA vs KTM 1190 Adventure S

Comparisons Thinking of changing to an F650/800GS from another bike? Got a shortlist that includes an F650GS or F800GS and can't decide? Here are other people's experiences and opinion. Your mileage may vary, of course
F650GS Dakar & again!
KLR and again!
950/990 Adventure & again & again!
660 Tenere

Books, dvd, online features and other media
MVRTV BMW F800GS Video Test
Globeriders BMW F800GS Instructional dvd
Haynes manual has been released!
BMW workshop dvd on a mac

The Hot Sauce
BMW GS Trophy in Tunisia
A Roadie in Motion - Chitown's Adventure's
Lewis & Clark, Again - 2009
The Ultimate 2300 Mile 12 Day Big Duelie Ride Thru VT, NH, ME & NB Canada In The Fall
Breakin in the F8 in Baja
Russian Off-Road Challenge 2010
Terranova Expedition (round the world...)
Video Ride Report: Arctic Challenge 990 Adv, R1200GSA & F800GS vs. The Dempster
Zambian Joyride
Pair of F8GSes: To Inuvik, Chicken - AK, Salmon Glacier, Vancouver Island
The Adirondacks and Beyond
Weigh from the Conch Republic
Gone, Again... ( Random Adventures in Oz )
Bosnia and Montenegro Re-Revisited – Gravel Edition
Tour d'Afrique - and then some
Canada to Argentina 2010 on F800GSs
Winter in Finland
25,000 miles with Luke and Nick
“2010 Forever West” Featuring The Best Of The West On Big Trailies
A Solo Flatlander Rides to Colorado With An F800GS to Find Some Snow!
Transcontinental Railroad & Pony Express (NV & UT)
Rideforsmiles, Solo Australian to Africa Europe and Beyond, starting June 26th 2011
BigDog/HighFive--Fall Colors In Missouri
Mt. Washington Auto Road...
Take The Wrong Way Home
Riding through North East Europe(with a side trip to Venice) in September
It's What Men Do
3.5 months to Machu Picchu - Or where ever the ride takes me
Route des Grandes Alpes en Moto
Following the 45th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000
Edelweiss South Africa Tour - 2012
Alps 2013
Exploring the Fjords of Norway
Radioman Rides the World.......
Siberia 2013 - From Irkutsk to Altai via Tuva and back via Mongolia
Mongolian entree with a Russian side dish. (2 x F800GS, 15000km, 25 days)
A Polish girl's view of the world from the back of a motorcycle
Trouble in Bosnia i Hercegovina (Fixed)
Exploring Australia - Where the hell am I?
Brisbane to Brisbane - Outback Down & Around......
Trans-Lab: Alone? At your age?
The LAST Trans-Labrador ride report EVER!!!
Central Asia - Pamir, via Bartang valley, 2014
Going Living. Picking up where I left off. South America ride

The "Rest-of-the-Best" and the "Best-of-the-Rest"
Parallel twins - F800/650GS (merged) threadfest
Only F800/650GS pics
F800GS in Australia
F800GS or F650GS Vids
New Owners - Stupid Questions Thread
An 800's Rebirth/The build of MechanicO New!

Useful non-F650/800GS-specific information
Neduro's Tire Changing Class
The Toolkit Thread
Neduro's Spring Bike Maintenance and Setup Guide

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Old 12-15-2008, 06:36 AM   #2
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BMW Downloads for F650GS & F800GS
Parts Fiche

The following are commercial sites with dedicated F650/800GS merchandise or threads from the Vendors forum:
Adventure Designs US
Adventurers Workshop US
Adventure-Spec UK
Best Rest Products US
Black Dog Cycle Works US
Britannia Composites - CAN
Caribou Cases US
Corbin Seats US
F800Depot US
Happy Trail US
Hornig DE
Jesse Panniers US
Jesse Panniers ex.US
Kildala2000 CAN
Madstad Engineering US
Micatech Cases US
Motorcycle Overland Development CAN
Motorrad Garage AU
Moto-Sport Panniers US
Mountain Motorrad US
Nippy Normans UK F650GS
Nippy Normans UK F800GS
Racetech US
Rainbow Motors UK - F650GS
Rainbow Motors UK - F800GS
Rugged Roads UK
Sergent Seats US
Touratech DE
Touratech UK
Touratech US
Trailground HU
Twisted Throttle US F650GS
Twisted Throttle US F800GS
Mark Vernact Accelerator Module
Wild@Heart ZA
Wolfman Luggage US
Wuka King Power Controller
Wunderlich UK - F650GS
Wunderlich UK - F800GS
Wunderlich US - F650GS
Wunderlich US - F800GS

The following are sites with a dedicated F650/800GS forum:
BMW F800GS & F650GS Twin (French)
F800Forum (German)
Foro F800GS (Spanish)

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Old 12-15-2008, 11:09 AM   #3
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Excllent well done that man looks good to me and thanks for taking the time.
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Old 12-15-2008, 03:42 PM   #4
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:29 AM   #5
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is there anything you can do with the administrator to keep this thread at the top of the list without people having to post to it????
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:26 PM   #6
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thought i'd give this a bump and see if we could keep it goin
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #7
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Somehow I think the Admins can make it "sticky" so it will always be at the top....
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:59 PM   #8
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It's a necessity...
It’s easier to have a strong opinion with less information.

Check out forum.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:32 PM   #9
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Thanks and YES make it sticky.

BTW, where are the mods? Shouldn't they be doing this?
Nevermind, they're too busy merging.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:05 AM   #10
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Guys guys, guys.... They need a little time. Hang cool.
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:25 PM   #11
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I also vote sticky!!!
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:02 AM   #12
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Still no Sticky so: Bump
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:16 PM   #13
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Still no Sticky so: Bump
Ease up on the sticky, I bet they're testing out the new pages for the 800/650 twin section of their own. Better to have our own section under Bikes as opposed to a sticky in Beasts.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:31 PM   #14
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Old 01-03-2009, 01:49 PM   #15
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Could we add a link to the pictures thread? It seems to be a good ongoing thread and its good for seeing what others are doing with their beauties, whadya think
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