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View Results: Do you like the looks of the BMW F800GS?
Yes, it's beautiful. I can't stop staring at it. 96 65.31%
It looks ok, but not amazing. 33 22.45%
It's on the verge of being ugly. 10 6.80%
Ok, this thing is ugly. 8 5.44%
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Old 05-01-2009, 06:14 PM   #1
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F800GS looks poll.

Most people I talk to tell me my F800GS is a great looking bike. I'd have to agree. What do you think?




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Old 05-01-2009, 06:53 PM   #2
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Naturally I agree as well.....



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Old 05-01-2009, 07:14 PM   #3
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What, no pics of you own bike Griz!
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:32 PM   #4
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Old 05-01-2009, 08:33 PM   #5
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I think the bike looks quite nice. That said, I'm interested in how many units have sold? I was close to dropping the coin, but at this point I'm a bit concerned about the range of mechanical issues that are being reported (clutches, oil leaks, stalling, ...). I'm not trying to be a downer as I was close to picking one up. I just need more than aesthetics to get me down the road. Envious of the ride, but not the current state of reliability as I perceive it.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:26 PM   #6
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dood, don't let these forums spoil your fun. The "range of issues" may actually be only a few isolated occurances, complicated with a few coincidences, and exasperated by a hundred paranoid over-sensitized owners with a tendency toward buyers' remorse. My F800 has run perfectly from day one with nary a problem and a million smiles per mile. If it has a problem, I'll fix it and continue digging through AdvRider for my next farkle! I would nearly guarantee that every owner reading this would agree that a lot of the "knowledge" voiced on this forum needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

Including mine!

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Old 05-01-2009, 09:39 PM   #7
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dood, don't let these forums spoil your fun. The "range of issues" may actually be only a few isolated occurances, complicated with a few coincidences, and exasperated by a hundred paranoid over-sensitized owners with a tendency toward buyers' remorse. My F800 has run perfectly from day one with nary a problem and a million smiles per mile. If it has a problem, I'll fix it and continue digging through AdvRider for my next farkle! I would nearly guarantee that every owner reading this would agree that a lot of the "knowledge" voiced on this forum needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

Including mine!

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I understand what you're saying, and I still might grab the 800GS. I've been lurking on a few different forums trying to gauge the "personality" of the bike (and some of the owners ). I just really need to pick something up soon and I'm starting to move toward the Strom ... not feeling much passion about that choice though.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #8
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A beauty!

The crew at work all remark about how good it looks. One (who came outside to listen to it today) says it looks high speed and low drag in a military sense. Had ond young lady in a BMW cage roll down her window and comment on how good the F8GS looks...plus she was not aware that BMW made bikes. Told her I was not aware they made cars until I passed one.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:30 AM   #9
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Of course it's a great looking bike.

Personally I think it could use some MORE ugly, but I'm working hard on that.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:48 AM   #10
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Yeah, except for the "Bill-the-Cat" headlight thing, it's a beauty.



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Old 05-02-2009, 07:07 AM   #11
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Yeah, except for the "Bill-the-Cat" headlight thing, it's a beauty.
Perfect!

I'll never be able to look at my GS the same way again.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:42 AM   #12
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Totally beautiful in a manly macho kind of way. Seems the only way I can get myself to quit staring at it is to get on it and ride
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:03 AM   #13
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I think it looks good. Context also helps out.





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Old 05-02-2009, 05:32 PM   #14
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The bike looks amazing!!! So amazing, that I had to ugly it up a bit...

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Old 05-02-2009, 06:55 PM   #15
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Of course its be-A-u-ti-ful! So which one is faster the magnesium or the yellow?
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