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Old 08-26-2009, 03:35 PM   #106
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Great looking bikes, but they just limit your travels.....to where it can go (heavy and big) or where you will take it (not wanting to scratch the paint job or drop it).
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:43 PM   #107
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I checked out an orange one today at the local BMW dealership and it looks pretty good, better than I expected.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:54 AM   #108
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I don't like the red lettering on the white either, but it's a very simple fix (unless they put clear coat over the stickers). I wouldn't let a sticker keep me from buying a bike in a certain color.

Personally, I'm a sucker for the orange. Looks a little overbearing on the F650, but just right on the F800. Of course, it would still need orange rims, yeah baby!
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:43 PM   #109
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I don't like the red lettering on the white either, but it's a very simple fix (unless they put clear coat over the stickers). I wouldn't let a sticker keep me from buying a bike in a certain color.

Personally, I'm a sucker for the orange. Looks a little overbearing on the F650, but just right on the F800. Of course, it would still need orange rims, yeah baby!
They didn't clearcoat over them on the 09's
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:06 PM   #110
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The white one, with the stickers of the 09 magnesium one, and the lower part of the fake tank painted matte black (like in the Orange and Yellow ones), would look mean.

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Old 11-30-2009, 01:24 PM   #111
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Anyone want to SWAP lava orange for magnesium gray?

So I just bought one of the last '09 F800 GS's on the shelf in the DC area a month or so ago and I'd like to swap the whole body panel system (or I'd consider parts - could be a good mix) with a 2010 lava orange 800GS. Why? I have two buddies with the same color-scheme and I dig the orange... the price of new panels exceeds my vanity threshold (especially considering it's all just plastic paneling). Is anyone out there interested in a swap?

I'm located in the Washington, DC, metro area. Would be willing to do the panel exchange as distance/winter weather permit.

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Old 11-30-2009, 02:05 PM   #112
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White is kinda cool, but I still prefer the military grey myself.
Wait until you see the top secret desert tan bitch I'm building.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:02 PM   #113
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Wait until you see the top secret desert tan bitch I'm building.
Mine is desert tan currently, but will only last until the first ride in the rain or if I lose my head and wash the bike.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #114
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White, the orange looks pretty lame.
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Old 11-30-2009, 05:30 PM   #115
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...also the color thing is more of a mx/off-road thing anyway.
The "color thing" came of age in the early days of televised coverage of motocross/supercross events. As the sport suddenly got mass media exposure to the public, each manufacturer "claimed" a color to be easily identified on TV at a glance. The exception to that rule would be Suzuki, whose original blue and yellow color scheme had its roots in the Swedish flag. The early factory Suzuki MX bikes were developed by top former MX riders of the day who were from Sweden.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:16 PM   #116
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I bought a white one and would love to see it Orange. Anybody want to trade body parts
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #117
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I'd like to see a new yellow one why did only the new 658 came in sunset yellow
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