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Old 07-22-2012, 09:01 AM   #1
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Lame F800GS factory tools....

Not even enough to remove a wheel, even the crappiest Pakistani scooters come with this stuff.

Or did they hide it somewhere on the bike?
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Old 07-22-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Nope not hidden anywhere on the bike...

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Old 07-22-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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Plenty of info here how to build your own tool kit.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
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Does anyone really expect to get good tools to fit everything with a new bike? I‘ve bought a $40000 truck, I didn’t get tools, a $50000 tractor, I didn’t get tools. So I didn’t expect a $14000 bike to have them. Should I have?
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:37 PM   #5
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All of my $3,000 Suzukis came with good enough tools. Certainly every bike I have ever bought came with at least enough tools to remove a wheel. Previous BMW motos have had descent tools, and all of the BMW cars I have had came with great tools.

This one has a candy ass screwdriver, a torx tool that must fit something, and a one ended wrench. Lame.

BMW is trying very hard to lose a long time customer.
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:03 PM   #6
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #7
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According to Berlin, the odds of needing a tool are slim.
(Ever seen a beemer broke down on the side of the road?)
- Just stay within pushing distance of the dealership, to take advantage of your warranty and carry plenty of water.

I bought my own decent tool kit, and flat repair kit. I noticed the first aid kit was missing from it's designated position under my seat.
And - what's up with the cable hanging helmet lock, bull-loney? - Seems like there is a lot of stuff to add to these bikes.
I suppose that is half the fun. The pursuit of farkles.
Hey! Look at the bright side!
No one will ever wonder what to get you for your birthday, or Christmas.
The man who has everything. Still needs, sheet loads of stuff to make his bike adventure-worthy.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:09 AM   #8
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According to Berlin, the odds of needing a tool are slim.
(Ever seen a beemer broke down on the side of the road?)
- Just stay within pushing distance of the dealership, to take advantage of your warranty and carry plenty of water.
It's going to need a tire.

Hodaka had enough tools to remove a wheel.
Kymco does.
BMW used to.
Cheap bastiges.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:06 AM   #9
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All of my $3,000 Suzukis came with good enough tools. Certainly every bike I have ever bought came with at least enough tools to remove a wheel. Previous BMW motos have had descent tools, and all of the BMW cars I have had came with great tools.

This one has a candy ass screwdriver, a torx tool that must fit something, and a one ended wrench. Lame.

BMW is trying very hard to lose a long time customer.
$3000 Suzuki? When was the last time you bought a bike?
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:47 AM   #10
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All of my $3,000 Suzukis came with good enough tools. Certainly every bike I have ever bought came with at least enough tools to remove a wheel. Previous BMW motos have had descent tools, and all of the BMW cars I have had came with great tools.

This one has a candy ass screwdriver, a torx tool that must fit something, and a one ended wrench. Lame.

BMW is trying very hard to lose a long time customer.
yeah but you get 3 years of roadside assistance ....

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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yeah but you get 3 years of roadside assistance ....

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Unless you are "out of range". LOL!
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #12
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$3000 Suzuki? When was the last time you bought a bike?
I have twelve bikes, I buy and sell two or three a year on average.

They are not all new.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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Well they knew you already had the only tool that BMW thinks you will need when you bought it, your credit card.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:31 PM   #14
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I have twelve bikes, I buy and sell two or three a year on average.

They are not all new.
You can tell. Rag on BMW all you like, but none of my new bike purchases in the last decade have come with a toolkit in any way better than the F800s, and I doubt there's a street bike in a showroom today that does. Most riders just don't give a shit. Those that do would piss and moan about the quality and utility of the tools anyway.
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:47 PM   #15
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Does anyone really expect to get good tools to fit everything with a new bike? I‘ve bought a $40000 truck, I didn’t get tools, a $50000 tractor, I didn’t get tools. So I didn’t expect a $14000 bike to have them. Should I have?
Every KTM I have owned come with just about everything-even a bottle opener. Add tire irons and you pretty set. The F8 tool kit is a joke in comparison.
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