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Old 02-22-2012, 08:23 PM   #31
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Thanks mate got 1 on order

Cool, while your waiting on the cable maybe do a windows update
Then install the driver for the cable from here
http://www.tuneecu.com/TuneECU_En/install1.html

PM me if you (or anyone) needs any info
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:11 PM   #32
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Todays addition



Found a little bit of wet stuff today amongst the rocks and sand. Still not much wet season happening 37.2 deg and 45 % humidity at the moment.

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Old 02-26-2012, 11:57 PM   #33
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Now that ppl are getting out and riding these bikes... what are your thoughts on off road/off pavement performance? Some early reviews were saying the high revving engine made low speed stuff difficult without spinning the rear wheel contantly, and for that reason the f800gs was the superior off tar machine.

Also, what about long highway stints, any reports there? I'm still wondering if a smaller and lighter 800cc adventure bike would suit me better than my 1200GSA.

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Old 02-27-2012, 02:59 AM   #34
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Mate of mine (has 950se) went for a ride with another mate the other day that just recently bought one. Reckons the 800 went like poop off a paddle and sounded awesome... Apparently good in twisty dirt too and really good fuel economy...

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Old 02-27-2012, 03:03 AM   #35
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jeez wouldnt mind one of these
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:06 AM   #36
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jeez wouldnt mind one of these
Me either...if the budget extended that far...
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:15 AM   #37
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Mate of mine (has 950se) went for a ride with another mate the other day that just recently bought one. Reckons the 800 went like poop off a paddle and sounded awesome... Apparently good in twisty dirt too and really good fuel economy...

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Got to agree with that. I,m very impressed with mine. Got heaps of bottom end and pulls good from 60 in top gear.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:55 AM   #38
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Now that ppl are getting out and riding these bikes... what are your thoughts on off road/off pavement performance? Some early reviews were saying the high revving engine made low speed stuff difficult without spinning the rear wheel contantly, and for that reason the f800gs was the superior off tar machine.

Also, what about long highway stints, any reports there? I'm still wondering if a smaller and lighter 800cc adventure bike would suit me better than my 1200GSA.

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All the reviews I read came to the conclusion that the f800gs is a better off road bike than the Tiger. lower centre of gravity.
I do more highway miles for which the Tiger is Superior, it eats them up.

The mate who owns this GS rode my bike & has said if I ever sell it to tell him first.
The other mate owns a 198? RT but prefers his Tiger, road & dirt. Loves the way the engine performs.

On the road I find my XC very comfortable, handles twists & turns extremely well, plenty of power for overtaking & sounds great.
Off road the limitations are me. So it does everything I need.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #39
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Now that ppl are getting out and riding these bikes... what are your thoughts on off road/off pavement performance? Some early reviews were saying the high revving engine made low speed stuff difficult without spinning the rear wheel contantly, and for that reason the f800gs was the superior off tar machine.

Also, what about long highway stints, any reports there? I'm still wondering if a smaller and lighter 800cc adventure bike would suit me better than my 1200GSA.

Thanks.
the motor will rev but i reckon its a tractor down low
we've done some pretty technical stuff and they just dont stall
ground clearance is an issue as we found out on the bridle trail
we've gone from the stockk 3mm bashplate up to a 4mm touratech one which should fix that
heres some vid from victoria ;

if you listen you'll hear we're revving them a bit because we were having issues with the stepper motors on the idle circuit
since then, we lubed the stepper on the red tiger and sealed off the stepper on the white one
both fixes worked and we havent had any more dramas
They carve tar but you miss the punch of the bigger , 100 plus hp bikes...on tar
the only answer for this is to wring their flamin necks, then they get along pretty good
on the dirt, the power delivery is very linear so they wont step the back out like the big orange mummas but
unless your a legend theres plenty of power there
we're heading off again thru northern nsw in a few days
greasy rainforest
loose granite roads and fast flowing rivers
should be awesome!
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:04 PM   #40
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hi phil
looking at the vid,it looks like it stalled on you a few times,are they still having this problem??
any chance of a map or route that you was riding that day

also whats the stepper as in???...we lubed the stepper on the red tiger and sealed off the stepper on the white one
both fixes worked and we havent had any more dramas

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Old 02-27-2012, 05:27 PM   #41
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its a little arm that opens the throttle body
that was jamming with crud
a little bit of anti sieze was used to lube the red one and the white one was sealed to keep crud out
both worked as we've done a few thousand ks since then with no dramas
the route was around woods point, licola, billygoats bluff, dargo and the misty razorback ridge was blue rag, just outta dargo err gotta map somewhere in the tigers round oz thread
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #42
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Let us know when you're headin off for the next installment Phil.
Are you taking spot tracker so we can follow progress?
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:20 PM   #43
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #44
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Some early reviews were saying the high revving engine made low speed stuff difficult without spinning the rear wheel contantly, and for that reason the f800gs was the superior off tar machine.
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my 950ADV spins up the rear far more easily that my 800xc

the 800GS has better engine braking IMHO and could be a little better in the dirt because of that

the 800XC is the smoothest of the lot as a road tourer out of the above
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:48 PM   #45
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You'll find the GPR badge comes off easily, it's just stuck on with double sided tape.
Sounds good with the DB reducer out but would become annoying on long trips, constant drone.
Wait until you compare the weight difference.
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