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Old 11-29-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Question WTB 13' F800GS and trade a F650GS, what price u reckon?

Hey Guys,

I went on the GS ride on wednesday and quite keen on trading in the 1yr old F650gs for the new F800gs. I'm trying to chase the best price I can get for the F800gs and best trade in..

Anyone else rode the new BMW F800gs? I love the suspension on it ESC makes it fun on n off road.. traction control is def off for off road though...

So anyway what would you guys suggest to be a good price? Anyone bought one and got a great deal?

Cheers,
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:10 AM   #2
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Hey Guys,

I went on the GS ride on wednesday and quite keen on trading in the 1yr old F650gs for the new F800gs. I'm trying to chase the best price I can get for the F800gs and best trade in..

Anyone else rode the new BMW F800gs? I love the suspension on it ESC makes it fun on n off road.. traction control is def off for off road though...

So anyway what would you guys suggest to be a good price? Anyone bought one and got a great deal?

Cheers,
Read the paralell twins forum - the 800s are generally dogs when it comes to suspension. I like you thought they were the bees - their suspension is shite for a bike costing as much. They are made for magazine ads - not real adv riding.

The motor is superb - it's just that a bike needs suspension and the f800 has got none of that. I looked at $5000 upgrades but its pretty clear Bavaria does not want this bike used in real adving.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:55 AM   #3
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I have a 2010 F800GS and use it for mainly dirt and trail. Compared to my 525EXC yes the suspension is a bit soft. Really like the bike as a whole, needs some better front springs, rear shock has given me no problems. Engine a gearbox very sweet. On open trails its really nice bike to ride, through mud and stuff with the Kenda big blocks fitted its a bit of a laugh. I had $14,000 to spend and this bike I think was the best value for that money. Great fuel range also. Never ridden one with the doo daa suspension.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:44 PM   #4
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... They are made for magazine ads - not real adv riding.

... its pretty clear Bavaria does not want this bike used in real adving.



lol.... tell us what you really think!


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Old 12-02-2012, 01:37 AM   #5
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lol.... tell us what you really think!


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Dogs? That's rubbish!

Another "I don't own one" but I know all about the suspension on them cause the forum said so!

They don't cost 5K to sort out either, and I do own one, I have an enduro bike for enduro riding, GS was not an enduro bike last time I looked so what they fuck would you want to spend 5K on the legs for?

I put that money into something where the suspension is needed.

Progressive springs, more pre-load, heavier and more fork oil and they work extremely well in most conditions, rear shock is not an issue, shock mount can be, the bolt can bend, a few fixes out there, some work, some dont.

Back to OP, BMW just dropped the price of the 2013 F700s so yours just dropped another K or so, might get 10K for a trade if lucky!!
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:13 PM   #6
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Read the paralell twins forum - the 800s are generally dogs when it comes to suspension. I like you thought they were the bees - their suspension is shite for a bike costing as much. They are made for magazine ads - not real adv riding.
Go for a ride on a new F800gs with the ESA (electronic suspension adjustment) and you will be pleasantly suprised!!

I rode it through the twisties and thought this soft n dipping suspension feels fun but wasnt what i expected, then I was shown how to put it in sports mode n rode back through the same twisties to the off road section and damn, it stiffened up and ate the twisties better than my f650 does by far..

I put it back in normal mode for gravel roads and comfy for the bumpy tricky bits and I wouldn't change a thing in the suspension department, i thought it was great! The only thing I found annoying about the bike was the traction was way too sensitive on dirt, wouldnt roost or even take off properly from a corner, so that switched off and it was great again..

I never rode the older f800 to compare the suspension but the new ESA stuff felt awesome and I could only assume the old one would be like riding in comfy mode..
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:42 PM   #7
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BMW don't discount much

Sell ya 650 on the Flea market & buy a fello inmates bike



http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=136


I have no affiliation or interest with the seller, I'm using the add as an example.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:13 PM   #8
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BMW don't discount much

Sell ya 650 on the Flea market & buy a fello inmates bike



http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....&postcount=136


I have no affiliation or interest with the seller, I'm using the add as an example.
I was going to upgrade to one of those, until the 2013 model with its ESA, traction control and comfort seat came out.. Now I want that sooner rather than later...

I may list it up on here though..
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