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Old 05-13-2009, 06:50 AM   #1
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Eh? F650GS/ F800GS Owners

are a bunch of WHINERS!

It seems like a lot of you guys and gals are just LOOKING to find fault with your bike.

There are so many topics about some minor percieved, momentary, non issues.

It almost seems like some are buying the bike so that they can complain about something.

Maybe you should have bought a Wee Strom?

Stop complaining and just ride the bike! These bikes really are a lot of fun when you are riding them. All the percieved problems will disappear after you wear out your first set of tires.
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Old 05-13-2009, 07:01 AM   #2
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Stop complaining and just ride the bike! These bikes really are a lot of fun when you are riding them. All the percieved problems will disappear after you wear out your first set of tires.
I put on a new chain and tire,,,,,so can I still whine about the crappy forks?


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Old 05-13-2009, 07:02 AM   #3
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are a bunch of WHINERS!

It seems like a lot of you guys and gals are just LOOKING to find fault with your bike.

Quoting Nachtflug: "Your GS sucks."

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Old 05-13-2009, 10:04 AM   #4
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Bitch Moan & Whine, be it here or in GSpot.

The grips are too narrow, the seat is too hard, the throttle is too responsive "twitchy" , and on and on.

My 1200 hasn't seen the light of day since the 800 moved into the garage. I'm lovin' it
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:31 AM   #5
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My 1200 hasn't seen the light of day since the 800 moved into the garage. I'm lovin' it
Sounds good. I'm expecting delivery on my 800GS in a few weeks.
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:52 PM   #6
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My gripe is that I've had my F800gs for about 5 months and in that time, it has been in the shop for 1.5 months. I have had a stalling issue since new (search for "My f800gs stalls like it's running out of gas"). They have replaced the fuel pump twice, done a few other potential fixes, and I still have the problem. The bike is in the shop right now. Here are the symptoms:

- Stalls out after riding at least 40 miles when bike is hot.
- Usually won't stall at high rpms, but stalls when back down to low speeds. At idle, will run rough, then shut down.
- Will restart, but cuts out again.
- Problem goes away when gas tank is full (usually needs to be down at least 2 gallons to have problem).

Your thoughts are appreciated.

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:03 PM   #7
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You aren't getting a vacuum in the tank because a breather line is pinched are you? My Speed Triple is prone to that if I'm not careful when replacing the tank. Symptom is an obvious in-rush of air when opening the gas cap. With a full tank, there is no vacuum so the fuel pump has no trouble. The more gas that gets pumped out, the bigger the vacuum, the more the pump struggles until it eventually starves the injectors. However, it seems like the kind of thing that a shop would find pretty quickly if the owner didn't notice it right away.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:07 PM   #8
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I did have a somewhat disconcerting problem with mine, (I'm one of the lucky few who had the bolt back out of the clutch basket); but I've ridden it from the Beaufort Sea to the Pacific and the Atlantic, and I really like the bike. I have no concerns about ergonomics, handling or performance. My only tiny snivel would be that the tank isn't as big as I would like, so I have to stop more frequently than I would prefer. Having said that, I am told there is an "adventure package" coming out for the unit that may include some method of carrying more fuel, so I'm keeping mine, and will either get the BMW optional fuel capacity increase, (if it arrives) or get a custom auxiliary tank made for it.

I've gone through a set of ice tires, and a set of summer tires, so I'm at the point where I feel I can give a considered opinion on the bike, and I think it's great!
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:32 PM   #9
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I am about to get my F800GS and I am excited about it.
I do expect the F800GS to out perform and out last my Honda Shadow.
It will certainly "out cost" it.

I have test riden one for about 150 miles and it is a blast.
That doesnot make me an expert, but I knew it was fun in the first couple minutes.

Seems a kinda tall to me, but hey, I got off a cruiser and got on a Dual Sport. Duh! it seems tall. I'm 6' 1" I'm told I'll get used to it.

I am going from a very simple machine to a much more complicated one.
Who would not worry alittle about that? But I'm told BMW knows what they are doing.

I have heard some great things!

Tell me GREAT THINGS about your F800GS please.
What do you like about it?

OK who's first? GO!
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Old 05-16-2009, 11:33 PM   #10
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You aren't getting a vacuum in the tank because a breather line is pinched are you? My Speed Triple is prone to that if I'm not careful when replacing the tank. Symptom is an obvious in-rush of air when opening the gas cap. With a full tank, there is no vacuum so the fuel pump has no trouble. The more gas that gets pumped out, the bigger the vacuum, the more the pump struggles until it eventually starves the injectors. However, it seems like the kind of thing that a shop would find pretty quickly if the owner didn't notice it right away.
Thanks for that thought, but I'm pretty sure that's not it. When it has happened, I have opened the gas cap, and the problem continues. How long should it take to re-prime the engine with gas?
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