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Old 01-20-2009, 10:58 PM   #16
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:25 AM   #17
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You are absolutely right

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If you are going to ride your 800 in places like that, I'd suggest tires with a bit more "bite".









Or an outboard motor on the back.
I am buying a set of TKC80 soon.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:41 AM   #18
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Ok I want to here the story


OK, me and my buddy on a Tiger (also with no knobbies) were riding and we saw a nice power line, so off we go. Steep downhill with mud so lets go, after riding about mile and half and dropping our bike a few times we got to the spot that you see on the picture. At that point we knew that we will never make it out the same way we came in, so only chance was make it though the beaver dam. We tried hard for about two hours but couldn't pull the bike out of the mud so we called a friend and three of us pulled the bikes out with no problem. Good times. What we didn’t know was that there is a much bigger river ahead of us.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:10 AM   #19
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Pics from last Saturday's 200 mile ride done with GF (on Honda) and friends on a KTM640 Adventure and a KLR650.



Nice shot. I also like the second to last one...
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:04 PM   #20
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Karel,
If you are going to ride your 800 in places like that, I'd suggest tires with a bit more "bite".

Or an outboard motor on the back.
and switch back to the shorter screen. With that big rudder of a screen you could get a nasty smack in the chops if you went over the bars. Even with a helmet on.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:15 PM   #21
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and switch back to the shorter screen. With that big rudder of a screen you could get a nasty smack in the chops if you went over the bars. Even with a helmet on.
No worries most of my riding is on the road
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:14 PM   #22
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-->. What we didn’t know was that there is a much bigger river ahead of us.

WOW any pictures of the river crossing ?
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:58 AM   #23
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WOW any pictures of the river crossing ?
There was no way to make it though the river, we had to turn around.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:31 PM   #24
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My Dealer don't want to take my R1150GS with 87.000 miles if I buy a 800GS So I'm going to have again 2 bikes at home it seems. Few years ago it was Ducati now BMW

Many thanks for your answers, If you have others OFF Road pics, post ir
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:28 PM   #25
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There was no way to make it though the river, we had to turn around.

Hey Karel,
How do you like the Touratech seat?

Did you ride with the stock seat?

Comparison?
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:48 AM   #26
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as an owner of an R12GSA who has ridden the 800GS let me tell you the little voice inside your head is right, 800 is a much better adventure bike. But if you're doing mostly road riding I'd take the 1200.
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:16 AM   #27
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Hey Karel,
How do you like the Touratech seat?

Did you ride with the stock seat?

Comparison?
Hi John,

It's the BMW Rally seat. It's higher than the stock seat and I like it a lot. No more sliding forward and it's much softer. I was riding with the stock seat for about 3000 miles and it was a painful experience.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #28
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It's the BMW Rally seat. It's higher than the stock seat and I like it a lot. No more sliding forward and it's much softer. I was riding with the stock seat for about 3000 miles and it was a painful experience.

Thanks.
That's what I wanted to hear. For $450 or whatever it is, I want to feel a significant improvement.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:40 PM   #29
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That's what I wanted to hear. For $450 or whatever it is, I want to feel a significant improvement.
The BMW Rally is only $360
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:52 PM   #30
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I've got to be honest, I still don't understand why BMW uses that video to sell the bikes, most of the video is guys stuck in deep sand or requiring help to get anywhere. (my hat's off to the guys who did it, an remember these guys are all excellent riders) It really doesn't show much ability for the deep sand. I'm kind of glad I didn't see that vid before I picked mine up,I may have cancelled the order. Lots of off road terrain where the GS is more competent.
I guess thats the best video they have. Kinda makes me want to go trade my 990 in on one.............................................. NOT.
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