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Old 01-04-2009, 09:55 AM   #16
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What we need is for one of the Mods to Sticky a thread like what was done in Thumpers, which has LINKS to any "Index" threads

Currently there is this F650/800gs index thread & a Wee Strom index is in the works

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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 04-16-2009, 04:53 PM   #17
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Since there hasn't been a deluge of (complementary) copy-cat thread indexes, this will be re-stickied for a while.


If bike indexes become all the rage, we'll go back to a Hall of Wisdom/master index format.


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Old 04-17-2009, 07:06 PM   #18
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Im pretty stoked about the twin thread. Also tinkled pink about my first farkle for my first three day adventure. TomTom rider.
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Old 04-17-2009, 08:47 PM   #19
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OMG! We've been promoted,

This is one of the best bikes I have owned and I'm proud to be part of the group. Don't let the badge be something that people stereotype you by. I'm proud but not stupid!
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:37 AM   #20
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Plastic 'Beak' Mods?

Has anyone done a mod to get rid of the 'beak' in front of the headlight.

I would think that given the mudguard for the front wheel, the beak is just cosmetic and the F800GS would look a lot better without it but I don't know if it serves some purpose.

Any thought?
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:40 PM   #21
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Has anyone done a mod to get rid of the 'beak' in front of the headlight.

I would think that given the mudguard for the front wheel, the beak is just cosmetic and the F800GS would look a lot better without it but I don't know if it serves some purpose.

Any thought?
Maybe it acts as a front-end spoiler to keep the front tire on the ground when you go real fast!!!
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Old 04-19-2009, 05:05 PM   #22
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Get rid of the 'beak'?

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Maybe it acts as a front-end spoiler to keep the front tire on the ground when you go real fast!!!
Mike I asked that question after reading many posts about vibrations @ 2,500 - 4,200 revs blah blah ... and writers responding that all sorts mods from handguards, screens, to bash plates are/might be the cause.

The positve of these forums is that you learn & consider a lot of info that adds to your own observations and knowledge, the negative - you have to trawl through pages of crap and sift it.

You obviously don't think the beak serves a purpose. I agree.

I was just wondering if there is any real reason for its existence & what the F8 would look like without it.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:15 PM   #23
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Mike I asked that question after reading many posts about vibrations @ 2,500 - 4,200 revs blah blah ... and writers responding that all sorts mods from handguards, screens, to bash plates are/might be the cause.

The positve of these forums is that you learn & consider a lot of info that adds to your own observations and knowledge, the negative - you have to trawl through pages of crap and sift it.

You obviously don't think the beak serves a purpose. I agree.

I was just wondering if there is any real reason for its existence & what the F8 would look like without it.
I have seen a picture of someone's F8GS with the beak removed. Can't say that I liked it. (Also can't recall where I saw it...it was some time ago. Try the UKGSer forum.)
Essentially, the upper fender boils down to stylistic feature. It seems to me that it is meant to replicate the high fenders indicative of off-road, dirt bikes. The lower fender is a necessity to minimize the amount of road debris and water that is thrown up by the front wheel.

I have seen someone's R-GS where the owner remotely mounted a radar detector under the upper beak. Interesting use of space.
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:32 AM   #24
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the beak

Thankx.

Looked for the pics, nuthin yet.

P'rapz the beak is just there so we can talk about it?
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:22 AM   #25
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F800GS Goodies...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=455928

I have a few nice farkles available from my F800GS. It only had 2500 miles. Most of the accessories had 400 miles or less. I thought it might be wise to post here since there aren't many non-new F800GS parts for sale and few look directly at that section for them.

BMW hand guards
HB headlight protector
Service Manual
Skid plate

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Old 04-23-2009, 05:09 AM   #26
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The Beak - Signing off

Thanks for your responses.

Have abandoned ship and purchased a R1200GS so I will be focussing there for a while but still interested in getting rid of the beak on that so, I will check in regularly to see if there is a design genius on these forums.

Hope to meet a new cohort 'outback' in GS land.

Ride safe and grab every moment of fun for who knows ....
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Old 04-23-2009, 11:44 AM   #27
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Better start a recall index too

BMW Recall (#2009112)

Models Involved: 2009 F800GS

Number of Vehicles: 105 (in Canada)

Problem: On certain motorcycles, the front wheel quick-release axle may not have been manufactured to specifications. The quick-release axle might be of reduced wall thickness which, under severe loads (off-roading, for example), could cause the axle to break. This could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will replace the quick-release axle.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #28
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BMW Recall (#2009112)

Models Involved: 2009 F800GS

Number of Vehicles: 105 (in Canada)

Problem: On certain motorcycles, the front wheel quick-release axle may not have been manufactured to specifications. The quick-release axle might be of reduced wall thickness which, under severe loads (off-roading, for example), could cause the axle to break. This could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage, personal injury or death.

Correction: Dealers will replace the quick-release axle.
does BMW contact the owner if it needs replacing??
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:23 PM   #29
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does BMW contact the owner if it needs replacing??
Yes. This only applied to bikes manufactured between 11 & 16 September 2008.

Please refrain from posting in this thread unless related to the index. Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:48 PM   #30
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Is there a thread with torque specs for the 800GS?

Looking for the torque spec for the 2 bolts that bolt through the frame into the engine for installing the ADV-Spec crash guards.
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