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Old 12-30-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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F800GS Touring Set Up?

Has anyone else set up an F800GS for back road distance touring (90/10). I just finished my '14 and it's awesome. As soon as I figure out how to post pics, I will.
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:25 PM   #2
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Has anyone else set up an F800GS for back road distance touring (90/10). I just finished my '14 and it's awesome. As soon as I figure out how to post pics, I will.
Yup, that's all I do. 12 hour days on the pegs is awesome!!!
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:35 AM   #3
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Has anyone else set up an F800GS for back road distance touring (90/10). I just finished my '14 and it's awesome. As soon as I figure out how to post pics, I will.
What do you mean by touring setup?
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Old 12-31-2014, 02:40 AM   #4
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I'll be interested to see this, that 80/20 - 90/10 set up is what I'm thinking on with an F800
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Old 12-31-2014, 08:09 AM   #5
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What do you mean by touring setup?
Primarily street riding for long distance. I changed my sprockets to a 17/41 combo, installed a Mirage 2 windscreen/dash, a Garmin Zumo 350LM with charging cradle, Seat Concepts cover and foam, Touratech Zega panniers, Rugged Roads tail rack and bash plate w/toolbox, a double USB port on dash, ALT Rider crash bars, mirror extenders, Moose Racing hand guards, front fender extender, foam hand grips, headlight guard, Rugged Roads ABS sensor guards, brake cylinder guards, and chain guard. My inaugural ride with this set up was last July from Cincinnati to Minneapolis roundtrip along the Great River Road and it was comfortable all day with no vibration, great fuel mileage, and plenty of power. Starting to research tires now as I will be heading out west in late spring for a 5 week adventure alone ... can't wait.
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I'll be interested to see this, that 80/20 - 90/10 set up is what I'm thinking on with an F800
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You said back road distance, 90/10..... That's dirt around here!!!!!

You all are missing what these things shine at!!!
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You said back road distance, 90/10..... That's dirt around here!!!!!

You all are missing what these things shine at!!!
Spent years riding dirt, still do some gravel and fire roads but at sixty years old now, the knees and lower back can't handle single track anymore.
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I'm pushing 67 and just started riding dirt this summer. Am I doing it backwards? ;)
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Old 12-31-2014, 09:33 AM   #13
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I'm pushing 67 and just started riding dirt this summer. Am I doing it backwards? ;)
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Spent years riding dirt, still do some gravel and fire roads but at sixty years old now, the knees and lower back can't handle single track anymore.
You don't need to do single track. These bikes really love fire roads if set up right. If you do it right, you can do many rides via dirt roads only, or minimal tarmac.

You'll see scenery that 99% of the public will only dream of.

Mine is set up for some rough stuff, but it'll run all day long, comfortably, if you want to just cruise some back country primitive roads as well.

I guess I'm saying, don't turn your back on your options. If anyone should have hung it up, it's me, I've got way too many metal parts and a stack of xrays that tell me that I should just sit on a beach with a fishing pole.





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Old 12-31-2014, 10:03 AM   #15
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Been there, done that (and still do occasionally) ... for the past 40+ years. Nicely set up bike BTW, enjoy!
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