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Old 05-09-2013, 12:43 PM   #151
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pricing

"It sports a $13,550 MSRP, with an additional $495 destination charge"

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/856/16...Adventure.aspx
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:46 PM   #152
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Would be really interesting to know whether the BA tank fits the older models. That may well entice me to put even more $ into my money pit of a bike.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #153
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So a couple of questions:

* How much of the new GSA be backwards compatible with the current 2013 model, easily? Fuel tank? Lights (LED)?

* It looks like the same front forks - USD WP 43 mm without any adjustments. Am I mistaken in belieiving that there are not many options out there to get compression and a rebound adjustable set?

* I was looking at the new KTM 1190 Adventure R (which may be going after the 1200 GSA space) and is there an edge there versus the 1200/800 platforms?

Still happy with my '13 800 especially after farkling her out with >8200 miles. But as they say, prepare for the inevitable crash (ATGATT) which means what's the next bike :)


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Meh. Never really thought I needed more range on my F800GS.... Better fueling & suspension more than range. Just sayn.
I would like to get from Tahoe to San Jose (or back or to the coast) without stopping for gas. Really pushing it at 246 miles. Road manners are fine for me. Then hitting that area by Genoa peak or Pine Nuts... Suspension!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #154
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I would like to get from Tahoe to San Jose (or back or to the coast) without stopping for gas. Really pushing it at 246 miles. Road manners are fine for me. Then hitting that area by Genoa peak or Pine Nuts... Suspension!
You really want to ride 4+ hours without stopping and then go ride Pine Nuts on an F800GS?

Suggest you upgrade the suspension.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #155
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You really want to ride 4+ hours without stopping and then go ride Pine Nuts on an F800GS?

Suggest you upgrade the suspension.
Haha, no not in the same outing :)

It was just great having the capacity of blasting out of the Bay Area (lane splitting through I205 if I was racing the clock or Lick Observatory if I wanted twisties) or headed up to the Sierras for some camping (El Dorado NF or off by Hermit Valley) and then getting home after putzing around for a few hours.

Saturday/Sunday I could then decide Pine Nuts, off to around Silver Springs, or up to around Gerlach.

The front fork/suspension options (e.g. Konflict Racing) are going to require some down time for the bike which I may want to push off to the end of this season regardless (and there wasn't any news about upgrading the forks at the tail end of last year when the season ended).
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:46 PM   #156
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You really want to ride 4+ hours without stopping and then go ride Pine Nuts on an F800GS?

Suggest you upgrade the suspension.
If he does that, he'll be out of nuts
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:53 AM   #157
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Hey Frank, I would bet the new tank fits but you would need the new rear sub frame and maybe a new seat as well. $3,000 conversion budget. Start saving now!
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:27 AM   #158
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Ho-chi-momma! The added range would be great.

But I'd have to quit riding my Terra so much....

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Old 05-11-2013, 07:54 PM   #159
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Prices

Base price $13,550
Enduro package $400
Luxury package (heated grips, on board computer, center stand) $400
LED fog lights $350
ESA II (electronic suspension adjustment) $350
Destination charge $495

Total $15,545

Bike is due sometime in July.

They have my deposit. Now I just have to sell my all farkled V-Strom.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:47 PM   #160
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Base price $13,550
Enduro package $400
Luxury package (heated grips, on board computer, center stand) $400
LED fog lights $350
ESA II (electronic suspension adjustment) $350
Destination charge $495

Total $15,545

Bike is due sometime in July.

They have my deposit. Now I just have to sell my all farkled V-Strom.
What country are you in?

Are you buying the 'launch edition'?
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:17 PM   #161
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I'm in California and I assume its the "launch edition."
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:43 PM   #162
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New F800GS ADVENTURE!!!

Cool.

So that comes with panniers and the new BMW navigator ?

Down here in socialist democratic Australia we are being charged $18,500 which is $18500 us as our dollar has parity.

The triumph tiger is $15600 from memory.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:45 AM   #163
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Base price $13,550
Enduro package $400
Luxury package (heated grips, on board computer, center stand) $400
LED fog lights $350
ESA II (electronic suspension adjustment) $350
Destination charge $495

Total $15,545

Bike is due sometime in July.

They have my deposit. Now I just have to sell my all farkled V-Strom.
That's uhmm, a lot of cash.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:39 PM   #164
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I'm in California and I assume its the "launch edition."
Can you confirm you are buying the launch edition? There is only 1000 world wide being produced.

This is the literature I found on it.


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Old 05-13-2013, 02:33 AM   #165
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Hey Frank, I would bet the new tank fits but you would need the new rear sub frame and maybe a new seat as well. $3,000 conversion budget. Start saving now!
I'd fall off my chair if the factory hadn't made it deliberately difficult to do exactly what you're proposing by making subtle changes to the main frame to stop the new rear bolting up to the old main. It's in nobody's interest to have the used market flooded with Frankenbikes, no matter how much we as current owners would like the utility.

Combined with the inevitable new fuel pump, revised wiring harness (guesses, both), I reckon the cheapest way to convert a small-tank 800 for a large one will be to ride to your dealer and trade it.

Once the first few wrecked big-tank 800s hit Craigslist, then home builders will go wild and this may change.
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