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Old 04-03-2014, 11:59 AM   #556
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Like to get everyones choice on color. Sand rover vs racing red. Please state why its your choice. Thanks.
I thought the red just looked plain and flashy at the same time, and it reminded me of the red 650GS.

I just finished a 9,000 mile trip from Minnesota to Panama on mine - best bike I've ever owned.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:02 PM   #557
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Leaving next Friday to Morocco, and made some small changes such as Change Adventure windscreen to OEM F800GS.. and some other small stuf
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:34 AM   #558
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Took my new F8GSA for its first light run on Gravel today (not getting too carried away until Upper crash bars arrive).

Good ride, loving this bike so far. Fork dive is my only complaint so far, and its fairly bad if i'm honest. Will have a chat to BMW about it at first service....wish me luck!

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:23 AM   #559
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Do you have to pay full MSRP for these bikes or is there any room for negotiations? I'm interested in the GSA so I'm guessing prices are very firm for a new model.
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:59 PM   #560
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Took my new F8GSA for its first light run on Gravel today (not getting too carried away until Upper crash bars arrive).



Good ride, loving this bike so far. Fork dive is my only complaint so far, and its fairly bad if i'm honest. Will have a chat to BMW about it at first service....wish me luck!



Sorry about the .img size...i'm too lazy to resize. :)








The fork dive is standard on all the F800 GS and GSA. They can't do anything about it at service. Change out the front suspension is the only option.

Great looking bike though looks really good!
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:09 PM   #561
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The fork dive is standard on all the F800 GS and GSA. They can't do anything about it at service. Change out the front suspension is the only option.

Great looking bike though looks really good!

"Dives" may be an understatement. Submerges may be more aptly suited, but it's still an awesome machine & ride it any day over my KLR. I have seen that Touratech has stepped up to the plate for that one too. A hefty price but may be worth the dimes.
The bike just gets better and better. I should have grabbed the TKC 80s like you did there.


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Old 04-07-2014, 06:38 AM   #562
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The fork dive is standard on all the F800 GS and GSA. They can't do anything about it at service. Change out the front suspension is the only option.

Great looking bike though looks really good!
Had a feeling that would be the case. :(

Still really happy with the purchase though. :)
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:11 PM   #563
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I have wunderlich 20mm risers, is it possible to go higher without replacing cables etc.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:02 PM   #564
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Do you have to pay full MSRP for these bikes or is there any room for negotiations? I'm interested in the GSA so I'm guessing prices are very firm for a new model.
Not much play if your financing, if paying cash there is a bit of room to negotiate.

There are good savings to be had on any options and accessories you add to the sale.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:58 PM   #565
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Not much play if your financing, if paying cash there is a bit of room to negotiate.

There are good savings to be had on any options and accessories you add to the sale.
I wonder if that applies in the US. I have only purchased one new bike and I was only able to get them to throw in the deal prep charge. With a new Adventure model I'm not expecting any discount.
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:16 PM   #566
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Just about all the dealers around here give us 20% off just about anything at the stores. The dealer I bought my F800GS at does this or free installation on the purchased accessories.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:07 AM   #567
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Not much play if your financing, if paying cash there is a bit of room to negotiate.

There are good savings to be had on any options and accessories you add to the sale.
This should not be the case. To the dealer it makes no difference at all. Well actually financing is a bit more lucrative.
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Old 04-08-2014, 06:35 PM   #568
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This should not be the case. To the dealer it makes no difference at all. Well actually financing is a bit more lucrative.
Agreed, I'm only talking in terms of negotiating position.

If you pre-approved finance before you sit down and make an offer, you can negotiate the same as with cash. If you need to get finance after making any offer it is a much weaker position to negotiate from.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:11 AM   #569
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Wanted to show my bash plate on F800GSA

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Old 04-21-2014, 08:32 AM   #570
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