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Old 04-08-2013, 09:11 PM   #1
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F800, not a dirt bike but...

The F800 isn't a dirt bike but it does pretty f*^king good offroad!

I just got home from the 43rd annual StumpJumper's Desert 100 race in Odessa, Washington. Last year they added an Adventure bike class (652cc min). I saw a video on YouTube of the 2012 race and decided I was going to race the F800 in 2013.

It was a gnarly course, not at all adv bike friendly. Working a 500lb bike over the whoops, rock gardens and ledges, through the sand, smashing baby heads, pounding embedded rock and slamming into ditches at the top of 3rd and 4th gear was a hell of a work out and an amazing time!

It really shows the versatility of this bike. Commute on it, cruise to StarBucks, ride RTW or race it in the desert

There are lots of F8 hate threads on here and not a lot of praise. I F&^KING love my F800GS







I'm 6'3" (right side), those are BIG dudes!



Huge props to Jeremy and Radek, they are amazing riders!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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Nice work! Only Adv class that wasn't a Katoom. Charlie and Ewan would be proud, only you did it without 2 chase vehicles and numerous corporate sponsors! :-)
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Well done!

I love the fact that instead of BMW they wrote OTHER they sure don't have a lot of beemers finishing that race
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:13 PM   #4
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Awesome Cory!

It looks like you went so fast you blew some parts off your bike!!

I see you met Radek as well.

That guy is an animal on the bike...especially the big bike!

Lot's of DSBCers are afraid of him here flying around on the A & B small bike loops on his 990!

Nice to see the Canucks representin' too.

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:45 AM   #5
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Nice Job!
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:44 AM   #6
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Fantastic job. I was laughing too when i saw "other". I must be getting old though, as I thought I remembered you riding an orange TT tank equipped 8GS..... Too much espresso I guess.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:32 AM   #7
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I wanted to do that pretty bad this year but I couldn't make it out. After seeing this next year I will go for sure!
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #8
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Good job!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:04 AM   #9
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There are lots of F800GS hate threads?

Good on you for running your bike even though it's not ideal for events like these. So it's not a lightweight, doesn't mean it's not fun, and a bet a lot of the other competitors come in on a trailer or truck bed, where you ride that thing day to day!

FWIW, I'm going to tackle the Serres rally later this year on my F800GS, with no offroad experience to date, it's being met with anything from mild horror to chuckles of sympathy, but i want to do it on my bike that I ride every day, and not a purpose built machine because she takes me everywhere else, so it's only fair she gets to play in the dirty stuff too.

Cracking trophy too mate, good work!
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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Bad Ass! I want to do this as well, would definitely remove as much as I could from the bike, I like that yours looks a little ghetto!
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:10 PM   #11
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Were the KTMs 990s or 690s?
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:41 PM   #12
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Were the KTMs 990s or 690s?
One 690, three 950/990 ADVs and a 950 SE.

1st-950SE
2nd-990 ADV
3rd-F800
4th-950 ADV
5th-690
DNF-950ADV

(4th and 5th maybe switched, I didn't see them come in).
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:46 PM   #13
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1st place guy must be a great rider to haul that big bike around like that! I know you weren't pussy footing around either!
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:18 PM   #14
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Good work! I'll be there next year with my F800GS
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #15
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Good work! I'll be there next year with my F800GS
The more the merrier. I wish there were more events with ADV classes. I had riot!
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