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Old 10-25-2013, 04:24 PM   #1
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Making f800gs as offroad oriented as the 990

What does it take to make f800gs as good offroad as a 990. I believe it is lighter, could it be made into a better offroad bike? Ohlins?

If you were to build an off road F800gs would you go with the Adventure version or start with the base one?
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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Most say it's ass heavy to begin with..so adding weight on the rear won't help...

Other than that, remove 40-50 lbs, add 25 horsepower and fix the suspension, you should have it..

Be interesting what other think...


They're two very different bikes..
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:24 PM   #3
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new wheels, new suspension, more power... KTM- More dirt oriented but capable on street... BMW- more street oriented but capable on road.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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I rode the adv800 yesterday. It was great. Seemed a little underpowered, but was fun to ride. Did not ride it offroad. Would try the Ktm, but doubt the dealer would let me ride it.

Got me thinking, I like the Bmw, maybe I could pick it up and slowly build it out.

Ktm Adventure 461.9 without fuel
Bmw gs adventure 505lbs with fuel.

Anyone have accurate weights on these bikes?

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Old 10-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #5
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I have ridden both, prefer my 800 over the KTM....
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Trade in your 800 for a 990.
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Old 10-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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You should ask this in the LC8 forum. They'll have lots of constructive suggestions!




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Old 10-25-2013, 08:36 PM   #8
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Ha ha... good one Jake......
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:35 PM   #9
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I would choose a base model, not adventure for this reason:
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Old 10-25-2013, 09:43 PM   #10
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Trade in your 800 for a 990.
Beat me to it
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #11
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:06 AM   #12
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Front Fork Shriver Conversion by Konflict Motorsports
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606971

Excel Rims with 18" Rear by Woody's
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145899

Rear Suspension Touratech
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850124

Upgrade Exhaust

Fastway Footpegs

I would choose a base model, not adventure for this reason:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=928281
Seems a good list! oh and sure thing you'll need to loose that beak . But yes take a basic model and not the GSA. If you need fuel you can still ad Oso's tank :o)
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Old 10-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #13
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Or just buy a KTM in the first place.
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #14
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but their so fugly........
shitty gas mileage for a little more power
and can u find a dealer...doubtful ....same if not more mech. problems as the 800gs
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:10 PM   #15
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Bug a Tenere...problem solved...
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