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Offline ilikemybike

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Re: F800GS Adventure in Offroad & Adventure SA
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2013, 10:01:39 am »
I would like to have a heavy and light bike of all these flavors KTM Tenere and BMW
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Re: F800GS Adventure in Offroad & Adventure SA
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2013, 10:10:50 am »
Just read mag from cover to cover,being in bed sick affords you that time. Great read,well done :thumleft:
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Re: F800GS Adventure in Offroad & Adventure SA
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2013, 03:04:18 pm »
They talk about the adventures new forks being a complete improvement over the original levens gevaar.So now what is the standard one like with new WP aswell.
Some time back on the thread some of the clever guys suggested that is was nothing more the WP progressive fork springs.
The tester said he was completely amazed by the transformation.So maybe WP have done other things inside that we do not know of.Maybe new stacks and different viscosity oil etc.
Can any of our more qualified Dogs give some deeper insight.
 

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Re: F800GS Adventure in Offroad & Adventure SA
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2013, 04:41:08 pm »
They talk about the adventures new forks being a complete improvement over the original levens gevaar.So now what is the standard one like with new WP aswell.
Some time back on the thread some of the clever guys suggested that is was nothing more the WP progressive fork springs.
The tester said he was completely amazed by the transformation.So maybe WP have done other things inside that we do not know of.Maybe new stacks and different viscosity oil etc.
Can any of our more qualified Dogs give some deeper insight.

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Offline plonker

Re: F800GS Adventure in Offroad & Adventure SA
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2013, 06:29:41 pm »
Thanks Moondog.I new it had been discussed.However the tester still seemed to think the Adventure was better than the standard version.Is that so can Bling put some light on that.And bling after you have done your work I guess it would not be necessary to send the forks off to Martin Petzhold or would that full rework still be better.
A quick thing.Triumph offer their 675R with full Ohlins and a few other tricks like Brembos for only R15000.00 more than the 675 standard.So why the F... cant BMW offer an 800 Gs with an Ohlins upgrade for the same sort of price.Clinton did however seem to think the std was not much quicker in the handling dept. than the R but in Adv. bikes I think it would make all the difference.
 

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Re: F800GS Adventure in Offroad & Adventure SA
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2013, 07:21:10 pm »
Looks like the road to Paindane beach just outside Inhambine. Next to Guinjata Bay.

It's actually at Bilene, the dunes behind Babelaria.  ;)

Read Jan Sand's report elsewhere on this forum.  :thumleft:

Saw the 800 Adv in the flesh today. Great looking bike.  :3some:
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Re: F800GS Adventure in Offroad & Adventure SA
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2013, 08:31:20 pm »
Read it last night, it looks quite impressive, the question what competition is there for this bike, I suspect KTM will come with something sooner rather than later.

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