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Old 10-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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PLEASE CLOSE THIS :DO YOU KNOW this F800???

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/mac...s.aspx?ID=5857

I am about to trade in my F650 for this beauty, does anyone know the bike...It was traded in at MAXBMW in CT, if you do or you are the owner, please contact me so we can chat about the bike before I sink my hard earned $$$ into it!

I BOUGHT IT< Please close this discussion!
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20Fingers screwed with this post 11-10-2013 at 08:12 AM Reason: Bought the F800 mentioned, close the discussion please
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:56 PM   #2
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Looks like it has been down a bit, if you need a new rear exhaust for this let me know. Got my stocker hanging around.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
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Looks like it has been down a bit, if you need a new rear exhaust for this let me know. Got my stocker hanging around.
I might need that stock exhaust, what do you want for it?
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:54 PM   #4
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It's only a scratch..................who cares?

Buy it!

(still lots of warrenty left)
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:45 AM   #5
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I looked at that bike as well when searching for one. It looks to me like either the left side of the handle bar is bent or the left side guard is bent. Hard to tell in the pic but something looks really odd there. Could be the angle.

No ABS was a deal breaker for me. I commute on the bike a lot and deff want it for on the road.

Price is very tempting especially if its all cosmetic.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #6
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I looked at that bike as well when searching for one. It looks to me like either the left side of the handle bar is bent or the left side guard is bent. Hard to tell in the pic but something looks really odd there. Could be the angle.

No ABS was a deal breaker for me. I commute on the bike a lot and deff want it for on the road.

Price is very tempting especially if its all cosmetic.
Thanks for the reply, did you see this F8 at the dealership? Did you confirm the No ABS, or was this an assumption from the list of equipment on the website? Also, I see what you mean about the bars, will check this as well as the rear shock mounts, which I understand can be bent from jumping the bike!
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:25 AM   #7
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Not confirmed, but now that I said that I realized all '13 models should have ABS. I didnt know that till actual going in to look at some in person. At least thats what the dealer said...

I just went off descriptions when narrowing down. So yeah... never mind on that. I
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #9
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You can tell from the left and rear rotors it does have ABS (the ring of black checkers is what the ABS sensor uses)
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #10
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A closer look

Thought I was seeing things right, although, given the propensity for any manufacturer to slip one over their customers, especially in the transportation sector, anythings possible; even a 2013 F8 built without ABS. Thanks for correcting the earlier post about ABS, I can unclench now and entertain the thought of becoming an F8 rider :)
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:34 AM   #11
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You can tell from the left and rear rotors it does have ABS (the ring of black checkers is what the ABS sensor uses)
You can clearly see the little black plastic ABS pickup sensor bolted on the rear of the bike in front of the ABS ring with the rectangular openings ie the "black checkers" mentioned above.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #12
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Left side of the bars definitely look bent.
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:38 AM   #13
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Yep Bent!

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Left side of the bars definitely look bent.
The bars and handguard are both bent, but thanks to MAXBMW, they are replacing them...parts on order.

The bike is awesome and perfect for my skill level, it will do and go wherever I feel the need to explore! The Wilbers and from what I can tell the progressive springs create a fantastic ride! However, the limitations are still there...heavy in the ass, and underpowered considering it's overall weight...I would not attempt to run this bike in the next Dakar, but I am NO Daakar capable rider.

Whats in in the picture or in MAX's description on its website, it has a high intensity light system on it, making a wicked day/night beam! I added Denali DX's, so being seen is not going to be a question or getting caught after dark and getting home will be safer!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #14
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Sweet dealio, you will have a nice new stocker exhaust on its way too.
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