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Old 06-13-2013, 05:46 AM   #46
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What's the wheelbase on the W800's?
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Wheelbase is 1465 mm (57.6 ") The rear tire is 130 X 18 and there is quite a bit of choice. Most seem to go for the BT45's or the Avon's
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:12 AM   #47
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Are oem tyres designed to wear out super quick? Like starter cartridges in printers.
No, they're not designed to wear out quick.... but you won't usually find a really 'good' tyre OEM. My front OEM dunlop on the V-Strom lasted about 19000km and the rear lasted just over 23000km (I bought the bike when it had about 18000km on it).

Dad hasn't got a lot of k's racked up on the w800 yet, so we'll just have to see how long those dunlop loops last
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #48
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Over here W800 are sold with Dunlop K81 as OEM. Looks the part.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:18 AM   #49
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Wheelbase is 1465 mm (57.6 ") The rear tire is 130 X 18 and there is quite a bit of choice. Most seem to go for the BT45's or the Avon's
Wheelbase on the XS650 is 1435mm [56.5"], which makes the W800 longer by 30mm!,
yet I saw one in Goulburn today & it looked shorter to me, at least from front of the tank to the rear of the seat looks shorter!
Have to have a look at a new Trumpy Scrambler for some comparisons as well, I know Ferals5 reckons heavier rear shocks & seat could do with some work too?
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Old 06-14-2013, 04:39 AM   #50
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The W800 is tiny. That is what I like about the bike. Not the right bike if your 6' or so.

I just use a sheepskin and that works fine for me. Plenty of after market seats as well

For rear shocks, There are aftermarket shocks, even cheap piggy back ones on Ebay for $120. From reports they seem to work better than stock ones.
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Old 06-14-2013, 05:19 AM   #51
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Bluhduh Tiny?

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The W800 is tiny. That is what I like about the bike. Not the right bike if your 6' or so.

I just use a sheepskin and that works fine for me. Plenty of after market seats as well

For rear shocks, There are aftermarket shocks, even cheap piggy back ones on Ebay for $120. From reports they seem to work better than stock ones.
It's not tiny. It's the size of a similar moto from that era.
Modern bikes might have have grown in size as cars have, but it doesn't make the W "tiny". A Mash is tiny, a VanVan is tiny. Not a W.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:46 PM   #52
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The W800 is tiny. That is what I like about the bike. Not the right bike if your 6' or so.

I just use a sheepskin and that works fine for me. Plenty of after market seats as well

For rear shocks, There are aftermarket shocks, even cheap piggy back ones on Ebay for $120. From reports they seem to work better than stock ones.
Almost agree with you Dan. The little girl is not much bigger than a 250. I also have to agree with BravoFox, it's around the same size as Bonnie from the 60's. How does it compare with a Commando?

Remember the first time you saw 750/4 - they were huge! We got used to it. I recall riding a 750 Tenere and being turned off because of it's bulk. A few years later the 900 Tiger didn't seem so big but any 4 valve GS was over sized. Seems that that's the normal, acceptable size of any large 'all road' bike.

Which then means that, relative to what's on the market, the W is tiny. The bit I disagree with is that is it's not the right bike for those slightly larger than normal. I reckon it's a great thing to ride. Mine could be set up a lot better, ie nothing has been done from stock, if it was just for me, especially as I no longer 'need' to ride at 120+.
There's the rub, as far as I'm concerned.

Finally, for the present any way, compare the W to the Bonnie. Is my recollection correct that the basic Bonnie is around 20kg heavier, if that falls within the definition of making the W 'tiny'. It's all relative, isn't it?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #53
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Old 06-16-2013, 09:04 PM   #54
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Bonnie T100..dry weight 205kg...max payload 200kg
max torque..678 Nm @5800 rpm
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What's happening with the rest of your fleet Hunk?
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:26 PM   #55
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absolutely sfa...so I'm preppin this for me next adventure...

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:21 AM   #56
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absolutely sfa...so I'm preppin this for me next adventure...

Look out for potholes ya mad bugger

If you swing past my place on your next trip on that, there's a coupla hours work for you

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Old 06-17-2013, 12:23 AM   #57
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What sort of oil will you be runnin Unc? We can discuss tyres later. :
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:23 AM   #58
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absolutely sfa...so I'm preppin this for me next adventure...

You're a dickhead.

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Almost agree with you Dan. The little girl is not much bigger than a 250. I also have to agree with BravoFox, it's around the same size as Bonnie from the 60's. How does it compare with a Commando?

Remember the first time you saw 750/4 - they were huge! We got used to it. I recall riding a 750 Tenere and being turned off because of it's bulk. A few years later the 900 Tiger didn't seem so big but any 4 valve GS was over sized. Seems that that's the normal, acceptable size of any large 'all road' bike.

Which then means that, relative to what's on the market, the W is tiny. The bit I disagree with is that is it's not the right bike for those slightly larger than normal. I reckon it's a great thing to ride. Mine could be set up a lot better, ie nothing has been done from stock, if it was just for me, especially as I no longer 'need' to ride at 120+.
There's the rub, as far as I'm concerned.

Finally, for the present any way, compare the W to the Bonnie. Is my recollection correct that the basic Bonnie is around 20kg heavier, if that falls within the definition of making the W 'tiny'. It's all relative, isn't it?
A W (650, not any diff from 800 dimension-wise) and a T120 side by side on the pic below..
Not bad huh ?

http://postimg.org/image/x94jtzeej/
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