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Old 09-06-2012, 11:02 AM   #301
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Nope regular height and there is only one 800 the other 2 are our 650's

What tipped us in favor of the BMW's versus the Triumphs? More bang for your buck, we have luggage we can transfer to the new bikes....savings of over $4000....LOVED the Triumph seats! Hate the BMW plank but it was a trade off. No handle bar controls on the Triumph more "modern" convenience on the Beemers. Also, we sat on the Triumphs before buying these bikes and did not feel them that day...but yeah those gel seats that Triumph sells....made us really think twice but BMW won. Also, 3 year warranty...this has prompted us to buy new bikes to begin with...our bikes are running out of their warranties.


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Old 09-06-2012, 02:30 PM   #302
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you going to buy an 800?

Cheryl got hers and mine at the end of the month....
I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet...
While I'm tall enough for the F800GS it might encourage writing checks I should not be trying to cash....
I'm waiting on a call from the dealership with some more numbers in it!
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:56 PM   #303
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New 1200GS pictures !

Wow... that new 1200 looks amazing ! That might move me from my 800 in the future! Are those real shots and when is that coming out?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #304
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These Rxx GS pictures do look good..but if you look closely you can see that they are photo shopped by wonderlich.
There are some inconsistancies photo to photo.

If these are infact representative of the new big GS...I note that the oil pan is Much shallower than the old. by it seems acouple of inches. This means the bike could be lower by that amount and still have the same clearance....ie not so tall for us with short inseams. I hope there is a significant weight reduction too.

Could the get the big GS weight close to the F800?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:48 PM   #305
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the new 1200 will be released Oct 3 I believe.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:03 PM   #306
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the new 1200 will be released Oct 3 I believe.
thats the plan atleast...
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:16 PM   #307
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the new 1200 will be released Oct 3 I believe.
Not expected in North American dealers until March 2013
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:28 PM   #308
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I think that's mine!

Just saw the post on #282, the blue bike. If these pics are from the Eugene dealer on 8/25 then that's my machine. Absolutely love it. After riding a Road King for 10 years and before that a Husky 250 this is breath of fresh air.

Just got a set of TKC 80's yesterday, off to the hills. YA!!!

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:08 PM   #309
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What Brand is the back tire?

What brand and model tire is that on your 800? How are they on the dirt?

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Old 09-06-2012, 09:13 PM   #310
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What brand and model tire is that on your 800? How are they on the dirt?

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Dan who are you asking this question?
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:29 AM   #311
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Dan who are you asking this question?

I was asking you two, but I sent a PM
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #312
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never got the PM...Heidenau K60 Scouts We use them all the time on and off road
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:55 PM   #313
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A question for the 650 owners, does it look like the engine guards for the 650 will work for the 700?
I have added to the F700GS crash bars, skid plate, luggage rack, head light guard and hand guards all which were F650/800 GS after market parts and had no problems.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:28 PM   #314
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we just installed our Jesse luggage mounts and top box from our 650's on the 2013 F800GS and fits perfectly. As well as our TT GPS mount...hand guards do not fit from our 650's to new 800 and they are BMW guards.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:33 AM   #315
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we just installed our Jesse luggage mounts and top box from our 650's on the 2013 F800GS and fits perfectly. As well as our TT GPS mount...hand guards do not fit from our 650's to new 800 and they are BMW guards.
were the hand guards compatible from the old 650 to the old 800? maybe that was a problem before (not the same length or something like that)?
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