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Old 01-05-2014, 04:45 AM   #526
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6000Km review

I did 6K Km since I bought the new F800GSA.

Positives:
  1. Seat is damn comfortable this time
  2. Fuel range is good. I get the reserve light after 500+ Km. (Fuel consumption is approx 4.5 - 4.7% litre/100km)
  3. Looks good :)


Negatives:
  1. I want more power for road, at least extra 15HP. Off-road is fine.
  2. They nailed the windshield, they made-it so well -> nothing comes on the rider. When is 30+ Celsius outside (for USA: Damn hot), I am turning in a slow-cooking-meal. No wind comes on my chest => no ventilation
  3. 5000rpm gives a funny resonation sound from plastics. Have to use ear-plugs


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Old 01-06-2014, 01:42 AM   #527
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F800gsa

Just bought yesterday and will take delivery in a few days. Really looking forward to putting in some miles on/off road. Now it will no longer be necessary to put in 500+ mile days on the Ducati GT1000!
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:10 AM   #528
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6000Km review
Where was the pic taken?

It looks familiar. They are my mountains after all.
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:24 AM   #529
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Where was the pic taken?

It looks familiar. They are my mountains after all.
Hi, probably near Batemans Bay ...
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Old 01-07-2014, 02:43 AM   #530
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Aha.

There are some interesting tracks all along the eastern edge of the range.

I took a run through there just before Christmas.


Some good river crossings when you get in far enough. A lot of the tracks haven't been cleared for a while, over grown and a lot of trees down. Leaf litter was pretty deep in places.

If you go further South you can get to Bendethra Caves. I come in from the top at Snowball. Long, long descents. Steep constant grades.

To get to the caves turnoff there are 8 river crossings in a return journey from the turnoff on the main trail.

I took wifey down there camping.



Plenty of camping space. This is part of one of the camp grounds, there are about a dozen.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:35 PM   #531
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Any mechanical problems so far.

Hi all,

I'm getting close to being able to upgrade from my KLR and am looking at 800GSA or 800xc.

Have any of you owners had any mechanical or warranty problems with your 800GSAs so far?

Cheers,

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Old 01-13-2014, 07:03 AM   #532
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It's an 800gs with a bigger tank that has lost some room under the seat, so same as an 800gs....
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:41 AM   #533
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No problems with my GSA but it's only got 2500 miles so far.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:59 PM   #534
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Hi all,

I'm getting close to being able to upgrade from my KLR and am looking at 800GSA or 800xc.

Have any of you owners had any mechanical or warranty problems with your 800GSAs so far?

Cheers,

Pete
6000Km on my 800GSA and no dramas with it. Love the new seat :)
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:43 AM   #535
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Hehe, I've heard many names for that colour:

Sand Rover
Bright Sand
Baby Shit Tan
Creme Brule
Cafe Latte

Dats why I went red. My other BWM F650 Funduro was red too. Had to negotiate getting the knobbies though. The red seems to ship with street tires.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:11 PM   #536
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Dats why I went red. My other BWM F650 Funduro was red too. Had to negotiate getting the knobbies though. The red seems to ship with street tires.
In Australia you can get only the enduro package.
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Old 01-20-2014, 07:35 PM   #537
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Had more fun on the "road":


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Old 02-16-2014, 06:35 PM   #538
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2014 f800 gsa

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Old 03-04-2014, 09:22 PM   #539
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I changed the sprockets to test:

Original topic: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost....9&postcount=25

Feels much better with this ratio! Almost wants to do wheelies alone :) Drawback is that on highway, I have to rev-it higher, therefore fuel consumption is higher.
But off road -> feeling is much better than before
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:39 PM   #540
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new bits

headlight cover

fog light cover

kick stand pad

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