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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2008, 04:55:31 pm »
A bit emotional there GM74  ;D

Cappie what happened to the V-Strom?

I'm only going to have the opportunity to ride the 800 on the 7th May ........ for convenience sake, but I agree ones not getting much for what you're coughing up. I know of a couple of chaps that got caught up on the hipe around the 800 all of them own 1200's ...... guess what ..... they all still own 1200's.

2nd hand 1200 with the extra's is a far better option.

On your budget, one of the Japanese V's is a far better buy. ;)

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2008, 05:06:01 pm »
But when?  >:D
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2008, 06:16:24 pm »
TENERE, sure it will be at least R20 000 to R25 000 cheaper. Not in the same class but a better buy IMHO.
Plus one ;) I do not think that the new GS 800 is for me. We all have different riding styles and needs. ( horses for courses.) Dont fool yourself that the bike is light ::) Drop it a few times and pick it up and then we talk another story. I think Yummy has got as close to what i need for my next bike, Just price may be a issue.
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2008, 06:18:39 pm »
TENERE, sure it will be at least R20 000 to R25 000 cheaper. Not in the same class but a better buy IMHO.
Plus one ;) I do not think that the new GS 800 is for me. We all have different riding styles and needs. ( horses for courses.) Dont fool yourself that the bike is light ::) Drop it a few times and pick it up and then we talk another story. I think Yummy has got as close to what i need for my next bike, Just price may be a issue.

We will have to wait for demo's or second hand ones, maybe able to afford it by then  ;D
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2008, 02:46:41 pm »
Ja nee Cappie ek stem daai 800GS is vir my n teleurstelling man,te veel goed wat aaklig is op die ding en te veel om te moet beskerm of te betaal vir aftermarket goodies....BMW wil net geld maak....

Met jou budget wat jy genoem het kan jy amper n BRANDNEW 650 Strom kry en 1 smooth lekker bike in my opinie... ;) ;) ;D ;D
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2008, 04:57:12 pm »
Ja nee Cappie ek stem daai 800GS is vir my n teleurstelling man,te veel goed wat aaklig is op die ding en te veel om te moet beskerm of te betaal vir aftermarket goodies....BMW wil net geld maak....

Met jou budget wat jy genoem het kan jy amper n BRANDNEW 650 Strom kry en 1 smooth lekker bike in my opinie... ;) ;) ;D ;D

Dis die plan ;)
 

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2008, 07:15:30 pm »
Ja nee Cappie ek stem daai 800GS is vir my n teleurstelling man,te veel goed wat aaklig is op die ding en te veel om te moet beskerm of te betaal vir aftermarket goodies....BMW wil net geld maak....

Met jou budget wat jy genoem het kan jy amper n BRANDNEW 650 Strom kry en 1 smooth lekker bike in my opinie... ;) ;) ;D ;D

Dis die plan ;)

Ok, but will you feel satisfied with having the bike just sit around instead of stripping out the front suspension, cutting and fitting a allu plate to hold your touring gear (aka the rear wing), not having any issues with the bike not starting, not having to worry about the bike not having brakes etc etc etc, ag jissie you know what I mean.
And what are you going to call your new thread?
"Help NOT needed - not renovating my new Strom?"
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2008, 07:19:41 pm »
Ja nee Cappie ek stem daai 800GS is vir my n teleurstelling man,te veel goed wat aaklig is op die ding en te veel om te moet beskerm of te betaal vir aftermarket goodies....BMW wil net geld maak....

Met jou budget wat jy genoem het kan jy amper n BRANDNEW 650 Strom kry en 1 smooth lekker bike in my opinie... ;) ;) ;D ;D

Dis die plan ;)

Ok, but will you feel satisfied with having the bike just sit around instead of stripping out the front suspension, cutting and fitting a allu plate to hold your touring gear (aka the rear wing), not having any issues with the bike not starting, not having to worry about the bike not having brakes etc etc etc, ag jissie you know what I mean.
And what are you going to call your new thread?
"Help NOT needed - not renovating my new Strom?"
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2008, 07:22:05 pm »
Ja nee Cappie ek stem daai 800GS is vir my n teleurstelling man,te veel goed wat aaklig is op die ding en te veel om te moet beskerm of te betaal vir aftermarket goodies....BMW wil net geld maak....

Met jou budget wat jy genoem het kan jy amper n BRANDNEW 650 Strom kry en 1 smooth lekker bike in my opinie... ;) ;) ;D ;D

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Dis die plan ;)

Ok, but will you feel satisfied with having the bike just sit around instead of stripping out the front suspension, cutting and fitting a allu plate to hold your touring gear (aka the rear wing), not having any issues with the bike not starting, not having to worry about the bike not having brakes etc etc etc, ag jissie you know what I mean.
And what are you going to call your new thread?
"Help NOT needed - not renovating my new Strom?"
Ag nee kom nou Cappy, kry vir jou n nice bike!

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #30 on: April 20, 2008, 07:23:07 pm »
Uncle i will do lots of mods on the Strom. ;)

After July i will have alot more time to ride. I want to get out there and ride and not spend my time on mods and restoration. The KLR was a great experience and i now know what kind of bike i want. KLR was just to slow on the tarmac. Lately i've been going slower and slower on gravel, so i don't need the KLRs offroad ability. ;)
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2008, 07:26:31 pm »
Actually Captain I've never taking any other bike but my KLR on the dirt, so wouldn't know about their capabilities. Went on the alternate (read 'easy') route as planned by Blazes today, and suffice is to say that the guys (and gals) had to reset their watches while waiting for me to catch up!

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2008, 07:33:18 pm »
Actually Captain I've never taking any other bike but my KLR on the dirt, so wouldn't know about their capabilities. Went on the alternate (read 'easy') route as planned by Blazes today, and suffice is to say that the guys (and gals) had to reset their watches while waiting for me to catch up!

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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2008, 07:41:14 pm »
Ja, and the longer you stay without one, the worse it's going to get. (Stirring, stirring!). We really need an icon of a spoon on this forum!
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2008, 09:09:19 pm »
Ja, and the longer you stay without one, the worse it's going to get. (Stirring, stirring!). We really need an icon of a spoon on this forum!

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« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2008, 12:07:52 pm »
Ok, I picked up my 800GS on friday.  She is magnificent!  Was scheduled to be filmed for that programme that no-one wants to mention on Saturday, so packed her with camping gear and set off on Saturday morning with a whole 47km's on the clock.  Filming took place on a variety of terrains and I have to say, despite having to get to grips with a new bike, learning to be a bit more gentle on the throttle and handling the extra weight on the back, I am extremely thrilled with my baby!  Yes, I have to get a few option extras, but what I have now is probably the best fitting bike for my physical capabilites and as a girl, pleases my eye! 
I'm in LOVE!   ;D
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« Reply #37 on: April 21, 2008, 07:26:46 pm »
Ok, I picked up my 800GS on friday.  She is magnificent!  Was scheduled to be filmed for that programme that no-one wants to mention on Saturday, so packed her with camping gear and set off on Saturday morning with a whole 47km's on the clock.  Filming took place on a variety of terrains and I have to say, despite having to get to grips with a new bike, learning to be a bit more gentle on the throttle and handling the extra weight on the back, I am extremely thrilled with my baby!  Yes, I have to get a few option extras, but what I have now is probably the best fitting bike for my physical capabilites and as a girl, pleases my eye! 
I'm in LOVE!   ;D

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« Reply #38 on: April 22, 2008, 10:07:07 am »
Hehehehe - Uncle - would you believe that with all the posing and re-runs for corners and scenery shots, I actually did not take any pics. Was thinking that as I'll be given a copy of all the footage shot, I'd be one of the few people with an entire movie of my first ride on the bike... that sort of ticked my fancy a bit, I have to admit!

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« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2008, 04:54:25 pm »
Ok, here are some happy snaps...
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