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Old 04-08-2010, 11:14 AM   #166
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Wife pictures too?
Nah, trust me, nurse uniforms are nothing like (I hear) you see in pornos. Her uniforms are more like prison uniform meets a Hawaiian shirt. Colorful, but pretty plain. However, she works in a Women's hospital.....maybe the uniforms in a Man's hospital are different.

Getting the 600 mile service done Friday.....pretty damn funny how much I have been through with the bike and have not even had the first service done yet. But, damn that bike is a blast to ride! Now I will spend the rest of the 'work' day surfing this site to find my 'perfect' tank bag.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:22 PM   #167
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Nah, trust me, nurse uniforms are nothing like (I hear) you see in pornos. Her uniforms are more like prison uniform meets a Hawaiian shirt. Colorful, but pretty plain. However, she works in a Women's hospital.....maybe the uniforms in a Man's hospital are different.

Getting the 600 mile service done Friday.....pretty damn funny how much I have been through with the bike and have not even had the first service done yet. But, damn that bike is a blast to ride! Now I will spend the rest of the 'work' day surfing this site to find my 'perfect' tank bag.
Wolfman Small Expedition tank bag. Done. Now you'll have to find something else to do!


What?? You want a link. Fine. LINK
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:34 PM   #168
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Give it some time!

I really think you will have to ride it straight to a custom seat place and then you should be OK, these are good bikes.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:18 PM   #169
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I really think you will have to ride it straight to a custom seat place and then you should be OK, these are good bikes.
Yeah, I'm thinking that "comfort" seat is not the answer......I still slide forward. Maybe I am accustomed to my other bike where I sit back and VERY comfortable, but I just hate the sliding forward thing. Very annoying! Both my driveway and my street (we are at the top) are pretty steep, so I feel it immediately. I will give it a few days and then decide. Holy shit, wife called while I was writing this......I can't believe the shit you have to go through to get to the Statue of Liberty these days. Makes sense, but I find it sad......when I was a kid we went there on school trips. Again, glad they are protecting the High Value Targets, but it just sucks we have to live this way. Oh well, at least my daughter got to see it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:10 PM   #170
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My new seat from XPC will be here Monday. You can check it out next time I see you, it should be awesome!
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:55 PM   #171
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My new seat from XPC will be here Monday. You can check it out next time I see you, it should be awesome!
Scott I need to see your seat when you get it. Are you getting a flatter and taller one. ?
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:22 AM   #172
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Eh? burns my hide

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I'm sure you guys have seen this pic from the Jimmy Lewis/BMW sponsored press ride in Africa. Apparently they did a couple of these on the big F800GS ride.


That is wrong. BMW should have sourced different rims for the F800GS after this started happening....

Booooo!
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:19 PM   #173
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Scott I need to see your seat when you get it. Are you getting a flatter and taller one. ?
Yep. Supposed to be here Monday.
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Old 04-10-2010, 12:20 AM   #174
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Yep. Supposed to be here Monday.
Hi YetiGS, sent you a pm.

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Old 02-04-2011, 12:20 PM   #175
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I was in S. America on a F 650 GS ..new twin..and we had the same problem..we were riding mainly on reasonable gravel with the normal potholes and bent several stock rims..Woody to the rescue..maybe you can buy the bikes without the rims and get Woody to put real rims on both the 650 and the 800..bj
I rode the Trans Lab on an F658 - rims were surprisingly fine (battery terminals kept vibrating loose which was a problem)
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:37 AM   #176
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Rims

As for the bent rims when doing mild off roading. How many of you maintain the spokes? Do you check for true and torque the spokes? Just wondering. Also if you are mounting your own tires do you use a machine, or use levers? I've noticed my spokes were a mess. None sound the same when tapping and various thread levels, etc. I'm not sure why some people have problems and others don't. I wonder if the factory do a good check of these things before the bikes roll out of assembly.

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Old 08-05-2012, 04:14 AM   #177
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Personal responsibility

I read the same thing about the rims on the G650 xchallenge. Bhoer wheels again. (or however you spell it)
What ballocks. I never managed to bend my rims riding on pretty rough rocky terrain. A made sure I had the right pressure. 15psi for rocky stuff, down to 8psi for mud. No worries. I did manage to put the odd small dent in it. But nothing like what is shown here. 45kg lighter than my f800 though. But I rode it where I don't plan to ride the 800.

You want a grunty big adventure bike and wheels that do not weigh too much. Then that's what you get. As my mate with the KTM 950 tells me, you aint gonna run a 200kg bike fast on rocky tracks without bending the rims a bit. It's just part of it.

It seems that more and more people just won't take personal responsibility. They buy something and cry to the manufacturer when it does not meet their unrealistic expectations. The damage shown here is clearly due to hitting something hard and sharp. Maybe a cast iron rim would handle it. Then you would be complaining about the gyro effect of the overly heavy rims.

Well, what do I know. Maybe you do have rims from a bad batch. BMW should be able to tell you that.
Good luck.

One last thing, I do NOT mean to offend anyone. And apologize for anyone who has taken offense by my words.

have a nice day.

p.s. I have not ridden the F800 on anything rougher than a gravel road as yet. Once I have some good tyres on it I'll try some rougher tracks. Maybe then I'll bend a rim and eat my own words for supper. :-)

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Old 08-05-2012, 05:49 AM   #178
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"You want a grunty big adventure bike and wheels that do not weigh too much. Then that's what you get. As my mate with the KTM 950 tells me, you aint gonna run a 200kg bike fast on rocky tracks without bending the rims a bit. It's just part of it.

It seems that more and more people just won't take personal responsibility. They buy something and cry to the manufacturer when it does not meet their unrealistic expectations. The damage shown here is clearly due to hitting something hard and sharp. Maybe a cast iron rim would handle it. Then you would be complaining about the gyro effect of the overly heavy rims"


Well put. When you run over things at speed something has to give. Shit happens! GH
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #179
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I just re-read the whole thing and noted the information from Woody Wheels. That shed a bit more light on it all. And explains why the 950 rims bend too.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #180
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I will probably buy a set of woodys' in the next six months, just to have two sets (woodys' will wear the knobblies, stock ones will wear sports touring tyres) so I can commute with better road tyres and then have grip for playing in the dirt at the weekend. I do not doubt Woodys' are considerably stronger and a better choice in the dirt.

That all said, I have treated F800GS stock wheels much, much more harshly than 95% of riders ever will and mine are still fine after 50K miles.

Mine have had this sort of thing done to them on numerous occasions.

They have also been jumped on to rocks, been hit by a car, etc. Aside from a few scuffs from tyre changes, they are pretty much as new.
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