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Old 01-13-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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Finally, my inner BMW has been released. My husband finally gave up and said okay to a new 2015 F800GS. I'm just about to have my 600 mile service done. I've added a few farkles, Pazzo adjustable clutch and brake levers (red), Touratech hand guards (that cost me 2 12 packs of Corona beer to have my bar end weights milled down so the whole thing would fit, they didn't fit as shown in the directions - maybe they sent the wrong one's but, they fit now), southwest motech engine guards and wolfpack tailbag. We are headed to Mexico for the long weekend. I haven't ridden off-road in 3 years so here is a pic of me practicing some balancing techniques while riding. I did buy a low seat from a fellow ADV'r - awesome. I'm loving the bike and can't wait to hit the dirt every Sunday.
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:19 PM   #2
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your husband sounds nice
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Old 01-13-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, he can be. Of course, I had to trade my 2009 Suzuki Bandit 1250s and he has his 1988 K75 and his new 2014 V-Strom DL100. However, if I only get to keep one bike, I'm glad it's my BMW!
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Old 01-14-2015, 10:49 AM   #4
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Congrats!

After a few hours on the road, your butt will tell you if the low seat was a good idea or not.

Maybe go on an extended run before Mexico to be sure. Before I sorted mine out, I wanted to push it off a cliff and walk (funny) home.

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Old 01-14-2015, 02:51 PM   #5
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You will want these for those cool/cold rides...... then again maybe you don't need them in Arizona/Mexico. For the price, they should come with the damn things to begin with.
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...uards#comments

As for the bike, you are going to just love it more and more and more and more...........................
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Old 01-14-2015, 04:57 PM   #6
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Old 01-14-2015, 07:39 PM   #7
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I bought a set of the extended wind guards but decided that it wasn't cold enough right now and summer is coming quickly here. I do have a pair of Moto Skivies which help with any unforgiving seat. I had a horrible Sargent seat on my Bandit and with the moto Skivies I was much more comfortable on our trip to San Filipe in Baja last November.
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Old 01-14-2015, 09:35 PM   #8
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Congrats!

Congrats! Are there any changes on the 2015 from the previous model? I heard the speedo display got a facelift? Any other changes, or is it just new paint colors?
I'm waiting for mine to show up at the end of february.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:52 AM   #9
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I 'm not sure. I only looked at the new ones. I test rode a white one and when i came back the next week to buy it, they had the rad one with the black frame on the showroom floor. I'm not big on white - every vehicle in Phoenix is white. I love the heated grips this time of year! Since we are headed to Mexico the Saturday, I kind of wish it had an alarm. But, I guess that's what Mexican insurance is for. My husband was told that I should have gotten the F700GS since I'm a girl but, this is the bike I wanted and I already feel very comfortable in it and I think it will be a bike I won't grow out of in the next 4 years. You are going to love it!
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Old 01-15-2015, 08:32 AM   #10
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Congrats! It's always good to see a new F800 rider. That red color is pretty sharp too.


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Old 01-15-2015, 05:25 PM   #11
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You are going to love it!
I think so too! Can you take a pic of your speedo/display? And the rear shock too? Your's is the first 2015 I've seen. Enjoy Mexico!
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:46 PM   #12
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Congrats! Sweet Ride. My wife didn't buy mine, but she was and is cool about my F8.
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Old 01-15-2015, 06:39 PM   #13
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yea

and u probably dont need a new suspension....
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:56 PM   #14
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Big ass smile says it all. You know there is another foot peg on the left side of the bike…
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:32 AM   #15
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Congrats! Are there any changes on the 2015 from the previous model? I heard the speedo display got a facelift? Any other changes, or is it just new paint colors?
I'm waiting for mine to show up at the end of february.
From 2014 to 2015 BMW changed only colors

Loved the 2013/2014 blue one, but the red looks "in real" better than on the website. But I think, I would take the white one with the red frame.

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...tem=node__4315
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