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Old 04-27-2013, 08:11 PM   #31
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But I talked to a dealer today as well and also mentioned a bigger tank....
Same here. Still, the range of my F800GS has never been something to complain about. I occasionally carry a quart MSR bottle of fuel and only where I think I might run out of options on the road, but I've never had to use it in four years. (Yes, I do refill it with fresh gas.)

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Old 04-28-2013, 05:31 AM   #32
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Ya, the range was never an issue for me anywhere I've been on the thing.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:21 AM   #33
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Ya, the range was never an issue for me anywhere I've been on the thing.
It's a little different out in the western US. I can point to a couple of major highways within a days ride of me where the distance between gas stations exceeds my tank's range. And if I get off of the major roads, there are a few more. Nothing that can't be overcome with a couple of MSR bottles and/or a little pre-trip planning, but give me a tank with another 50 (or 100) miles, and I'd be a happy camper.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:04 PM   #34
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supposedly this was shown in a german bike magazin. from what i read they were also talking about front and (wider) rear tanks. total capacity of 23-26 liters with a central filler like the 690 as seen on the picture. seems to be some strange mock up though, note it reads wunderlich on the fork legs.

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Old 04-28-2013, 12:19 PM   #35
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supposedly this was shown in a german bike magazin. from what i read they were also talking about front and (wider) rear tanks. total capacity of 23-26 liters with a central filler like the 690 as seen on the picture. seems to be some strange mock up though, note it reads wunderlich on the fork legs.

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Yes just a mock up by Wunderlich, we have to wait and see....
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:37 PM   #36
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Same here. Still, the range of my F800GS has never been something to complain about. I occasionally carry a quart MSR bottle of fuel and only where I think I might run out of options on the road, but I've never had to use it in four years. (Yes, I do refill it with fresh gas.)

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Go to a small engine / lawn mower shop and get a quart of the non alcohol fuel they sell pre-canned. It has a good life expectancy and you never have to deal with trying to fill that little bottle. sure it cost more, but if its the right size to fit your carrying area why not. Plus until you open it they don't leak.

I been meaning to start using them for the chain saw (they sell premix also) but I just never get around to it.
I live near you, and I never had a problem with finding fuel when I need it. Besides, I came off a Buell Uly and they would not go as far as the F800 on a tank.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #37
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how much more weight?

I have not heard or seen anything on this new bike, but how much weight is gonna be added? Im trying to cut back on weight and they are gonna pack more on. probably be close to the 505 of the klr 1190r weight . please post a link if there is one. My dealer soesnt know anything about it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:29 PM   #38
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I have not heard or seen anything on this new bike, but how much weight is gonna be added? Im trying to cut back on weight and they are gonna pack more on. probably be close to the 505 of the klr 1190r weight . please post a link if there is one. My dealer soesnt know anything about it.
How much do you weigh ?
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:39 PM   #39
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who cares

all I care about is the weight of a bike for pushing around the yard
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:49 PM   #40
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You do know that this bike only exists in the rumor stage, right rockycraig? So anything anyone here tells you about it would just be wild speculation. So pick a number. Here, I'll give you one for free: 49. That number is going to be about as accurate as any other number anyone posts here. Until BMW makes an announcement (or doesn't), the bike doesn't exist except in the fevered imaginations of some inmates here.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:23 PM   #41
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You do know that this bike only exists in the rumor stage, right rockycraig? So anything anyone here tells you about it would just be wild speculation. So pick a number. Here, I'll give you one for free: 49. That number is going to be about as accurate as any other number anyone posts here. Until BMW makes an announcement (or doesn't), the bike doesn't exist except in the fevered imaginations of some inmates here.
But, but, the VOICES!!!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:01 PM   #42
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You do know that this bike only exists in the rumor stage, right rockycraig? So anything anyone here tells you about it would just be wild speculation. So pick a number. Here, I'll give you one for free: 49. That number is going to be about as accurate as any other number anyone posts here. Until BMW makes an announcement (or doesn't), the bike doesn't exist except in the fevered imaginations of some inmates here.
It actually is confirmed. 6 months ago your post was spot on. BMW has moved from rumour to fact.


It's an August announcement down here in Oz.

There's a massive market for well thought out adv bikes. The f800gs with some minor extra accoutrements makes it the contender.

BMW IS under attack from ktm. On all fronts. The new 1190 looks to be a real competitor to the big gs. BMW would like nothing better to own the light adv market by making a more serious f800gs. It would kill the 690 stone dead.

I think a lot of decent riders are now realizing a smooth twin is better than a paint shaking single.

Larger tank, 18in rear wheel, much better forks and shock and led headlight would be my want.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:11 PM   #43
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I would buy that KTM over the big GS in a heartbeat. That thing is awesome.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:20 PM   #44
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It actually is confirmed. 6 months ago your post was spot on. BMW has moved from rumour to fact.


It's an August announcement down here in Oz.

There's a massive market for well thought out adv bikes. The f800gs with some minor extra accoutrements makes it the contender.

BMW IS under attack from ktm. On all fronts. The new 1190 looks to be a real competitor to the big gs. BMW would like nothing better to own the light adv market by making a more serious f800gs. It would kill the 690 stone dead.

I think a lot of decent riders are now realizing a smooth twin is better than a paint shaking single.

Larger tank, 18in rear wheel, much better forks and shock and led headlight would be my want.
It seems like a larger tank is certain - all the other we will see. I was told it comes standard with crash bars etc.

Also it looks like the link from the start of the thread dissappeared
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #45
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It's an August announcement down here in Oz.
Last time I checked, August is still in the future. Also last time I checked, facts are accompanied by proof, or at least some sort of convincing evidence. Ergo: still a rumor. But hey, if you care to unveil some heretofore unreported fact for us, I'm sure that we're all agog with anticipation.

Not saying it won't happen. Just saying that it's all still speculation, wrapped in hearsay, and covered with a heaping helping of conjecture.
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