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Old 03-30-2011, 10:52 AM   #76
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Old 03-30-2011, 11:33 AM   #77
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Some more eye candy of the F800 R getting used in touring mode, and our first night sleeping under the stars next to it in Death Valley...

After taking Nancy to a few campgrounds reachable on tarmac, she said " I didn't ride all this way to camp right next to someone!"...
That's my girl!

So we finally got the 800R's dirt riding cherry broken. Air pressure down to 25PSI and away we go!

From race tracks and canyons to gravel roads and long miles, this little Roadster is showing it's wide range of uses, just like it's big brother.

52 MPG average on this short 750 mile trip, even after dropping the front sprocket down to 19 from 20 teeth.


















































With campfire lighting, some of the less obvious lines come out.













After some instruction of staying on the throttle, she made it up this rocky hill!







Joe/Nancy, some great pics!! I am impressed that the 800R did so well on the back roads. Almost making me rethink the potential Central/Latin America trip that I am thinking of taking in the next year or so. Almost looks like with a few minor mods/tires, the 800R might/could hold up on some of the roads down south.

Glad you folks had a great trip!
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:36 PM   #78
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Having done C R on a heavy R1200GS, I would much rather have been on the F800R with some street knobbies.
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:07 PM   #79
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Exactly!

Well except for the ducati monster looking headlight.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:36 PM   #80
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Something like this?.

That looks knarley!
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:52 PM   #81
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That looks knarley!


Yeah, my likey!


Tell you what though, go down at speeds on rocks and it wouldn't fair so well without any crash protection.


Supposedly touratech is going to make this kit to sell, google f800r scrambler.
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Old 03-31-2011, 06:17 AM   #82
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Nice pics. Thanks for sharing. No worries on the oil filter taking a hit from a rock? Looks like it is very vulnerable?
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Old 03-31-2011, 08:43 AM   #83
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Jeez i'm slow Chi - only just noticed the screen on the F'R. you trying to turn it into an RT ???

What make is it ? and do you / Nancy like it ?
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:05 PM   #84
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Here's a quick video I just put together giving a sound comparison of the OEM exhaust and the Akrapovic slip on.
This was done on a F800 R with the GS model Akra can.
The stock R and the GS sound identical IMO so I don't think it matters to be technical in this case.
Thinking about changing to an Akra can? Here's how it sounds:



Another link I can't access.....
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:34 AM   #85
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #86
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Is there a source for decripting the icons on the onboard computer? I have an F800R demo my dealer gave me while my K1300S is in for injector cleaning and clutch repairs, but there was no manual under the seat.

It should be simple enough to figure out the display icons, but I had a low fuel warning pop on last night and I could not find a range to empty on the display. I also mis-read the fuel gauge and thought I still had a couple of bars until empty when I ran out of gas a block from home. What I hought were bars were just a gas pump symbol at teh bottom of the gauge (my eyes are for crap at close distances).

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Old 05-26-2011, 02:58 PM   #87
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MCN have a story up on their website about the upcoming Husqvarna street bike based on the F800 engine.



The rumour is that it'll have a bored out engine of circa 900 cc, and a few more horses. And it looks more like a Versys than the Beemer.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:08 AM   #88
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MCN have a story up on their website about the upcoming Husqvarna street bike based on the F800 engine.



The rumour is that it'll have a bored out engine of circa 900 cc, and a few more horses. And it looks more like a Versys than the Beemer.
It's an exciting model. One that I am very interested in. Not sure they have the scale right with that drawing and the people on it though, either a very big bike or it has been stolen by Umpa Lumpa's.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:49 PM   #89
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Husqvarna have been doing some really interesting concept bikes over the last couple of years, so I'm intrigued to see what they'll come out with. I suspect that the engine might make it into the F800 range, and an F900 could be fun.
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It's an exciting model. One that I am very interested in. Not sure they have the scale right with that drawing and the people on it though, either a very big bike or it has been stolen by Umpa Lumpa's.
I'm more interested on the magic fuel source that they have going on! They must have found some way to produce fuel on board, and the system seems to be very compact too!
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