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Old 09-06-2012, 08:13 PM   #316
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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, 08:29 AM   #317
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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, 08:35 AM   #318
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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, 08:55 PM   #319
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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, 09:28 PM   #320
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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, 02:33 AM   #321
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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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Old 09-11-2012, 08:24 AM   #322
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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.
I am 99% sure that the handlebar diameter was different between the old 658 and the old 800.... (7/8" dia. vs. 1 1/4" diameter or ... something like that...)

Not sure what they have done on the 700 vs. 800
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:36 PM   #323
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I don't see a center stand or luggage rack. Why and how is the back tire off of the ground? Photoshop maybe???? GH
Seriously! I thought I was going crazy, what is that....
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:40 AM   #324
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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)?
Not compatible, 650 uses 22mm bars, 800 28mm.

You might be able to buy the bar clamps separately though.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:54 AM   #325
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Also, considering the lack of change in the 700/800 its not always a bad sign, but maybe just that they see no changes to make...take the baseball for example, not much change since late 1800s.
Ok.....sure. I'll play this game.

So what happened to baseballs that split their stitching with little or no use? Ones that didn't bounce right? Ones that were out of balance and wouldn't fly straight? Did balls used by "professional" baseballers fall apart because they were used "too hard"?


Were they part of an acceptable warranty failure rate?

Did people keep on buying those brands regardless?

A new ball kept in a glass case and not used is "perfect"...yes?


Not changing something does not equate to it being "perfect".

It just means they couldn't be fucked changing it. It just means they know they can sell you shit by saying it tastes just like chocolate.


Mmmm chocolate....see....now you're thinking about chocolate....not shit...that's how they do it.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:39 AM   #326
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We have been told that even TT and Barkbusters have found the new F800 to have changed slightly that they have to reconfigure their own hand guards made for the 2012 and earlier F800. They are working on it.
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Old 09-16-2012, 08:46 AM   #327
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it looks like they lowered gearing on the f700 - what are engine rpm like on the highway at 65-80 mph?
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:46 PM   #328
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They only added one tooth to back sprocket 17/41 --> 17/42 so just a wee bit higher than F658GS,
and still lower than F800GS

Nice site to muck around here: http://www.gearingcommander.com/
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:50 PM   #329
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it looks like they lowered gearing on the f700 - what are engine rpm like on the highway at 65-80 mph?
I hate to ask, but what happens when you run into a different colored Wizard?
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:07 PM   #330
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We have been told that even TT and Barkbusters have found the new F800 to have changed slightly that they have to reconfigure their own hand guards made for the 2012 and earlier F800. They are working on it.
Do I have this right? Triumph gave you two Tigers to tour Alaska, and you now ride BMW's?
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