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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2008, 05:08:41 pm »
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #41 on: April 29, 2008, 03:07:34 am »
Ok, here are some happy snaps...

Malibu, how tall are you? And is that the low profile seat?
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2008, 10:41:43 am »
I'm 1m75, fairly tall for a girl.  The pics show the high seat, but I felt it was fractionally too high as I could not really get my feet down.  Met a chap on Saturday who bought the new 650GS with the lower seat.  We swopped, and I have to say I'm far happier with the height now. 

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #43 on: August 01, 2008, 11:50:58 am »
Very very nice Malibu, I took one for a demo a week ago, very nice bike, runs well just found the throttle a little twichie...  ;D
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2008, 12:41:33 pm »
Very nice - by the smile on your face certainly has "tickled your fancy"  ::)
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2008, 03:51:42 pm »
Very very nice Malibu, I took one for a demo a week ago, very nice bike, runs well just found the throttle a little twichie...  ;D

Waar krap jy die ou thread uit :D
 

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2008, 03:52:31 pm »
Very nice - by the smile on your face certainly has "tickled your fancy"  ::)

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #47 on: August 02, 2008, 03:41:47 pm »
Well let me tell you guys Ive done over 2500km on my 800 in the last two weeks, and have just returned from a AWESOME dirt trip through Swaziland and this bike rocks on dirt. The RR will come after my bath ;D and once I have sorted out my pics.  My mrs has a new 650, and after initally wanting to sell it as soon as possible (there were a couple of nasty off's involved) there is no way she will sell it now.

So IMHO, get the 650 if you dont have the bucks. This bike is way underrated, and is not far off the 800 at all. Its cheaper to run too. If you do have the bucks, GET the 800, she'll blow you away if you give her the chance. In both cases, prepare yourself for 15 sticks for crash bars, bash plate, hand protectors and higher screen, all a must as far as Im concerned.
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #48 on: August 03, 2008, 10:12:45 am »
Well let me tell you guys Ive done over 2500km on my 800 in the last two weeks, and have just returned from a AWESOME dirt trip through Swaziland and this bike rocks on dirt. The RR will come after my bath ;D and once I have sorted out my pics.  My mrs has a new 650, and after initally wanting to sell it as soon as possible (there were a couple of nasty off's involved) there is no way she will sell it now.

So IMHO, get the 650 if you dont have the bucks. This bike is way underrated, and is not far off the 800 at all. Its cheaper to run too. If you do have the bucks, GET the 800, she'll blow you away if you give her the chance. In both cases, prepare yourself for 15 sticks for crash bars, bash plate, hand protectors and higher screen, all a must as far as Im concerned.

So BlueBull2007 tell me what did you think of the comfort factor??? I spent the best part of 5 hours on and off the 800 ridding stopping chatting comparing notes with a mate and thought it's seat a bit hard. Am I way out on this one or what say you??? Ok so maybe you'll be adressing these in your RR, will take a look when its done.
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #49 on: August 03, 2008, 10:29:38 am »

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So BlueBull2007 tell me what did you think of the comfort factor??? I spent the best part of 5 hours on and off the 800 ridding stopping chatting comparing notes with a mate and thought it's seat a bit hard. Am I way out on this one or what say you??? Ok so maybe you'll be adressing these in your RR, will take a look when its done.
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Also found the seat a bit hard and narrower than my Adv - they do seem to break in a bit but doubt this could be considered an all day seat - certainly not as numbing as some 'orange' ones though!
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #50 on: August 03, 2008, 11:11:11 am »
Also found the seat a bit hard and narrower than my Adv - they do seem to break in a bit but doubt this could be considered an all day seat - certainly not as numbing as some 'orange' ones though!

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #51 on: August 03, 2008, 05:19:05 pm »
I am on waiting list for GS800, BMW Bellville.   They say waiting list 3-Years.   In the meantime, I tested the Honda Varadero 1000 (though Ugly), a better package and cheaper.  Shame about Honda looks.  If they change the looks, I would buy the Honda before the GS800.  I am not looking at the GS1200 Adv.  Seems better value for money than the GS800, and only about 2-months to wait. 

I emailed KTM for new 990Adventurer, only for them to reply and try and sell met the 2007 990.  Then not answer my emails about price/availibility of 2008 990 Adv KTM.

While waiting for GS800, hopefully rumours about new KTM1080 Adventurer will be true.  Good buy cruel BMW, I am leaving you now...   3-Years???   I could be dead by then??? 
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #52 on: August 03, 2008, 05:23:27 pm »
The facelift will be available in 3 years.   :imaposer: Out of principle don't buy from a manufacturer that's got that long waiting list, it's not like you are buying Rossi's race bike or something special.  :eek7:

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« Reply #53 on: August 03, 2008, 09:23:10 pm »
I am on waiting list for GS800, BMW Bellville.   They say waiting list 3-Years.   In the meantime, I tested the Honda Varadero 1000 (though Ugly), a better package and cheaper.  Shame about Honda looks.  If they change the looks, I would buy the Honda before the GS800.  I am not looking at the GS1200 Adv.  Seems better value for money than the GS800, and only about 2-months to wait. 

I emailed KTM for new 990Adventurer, only for them to reply and try and sell met the 2007 990.  Then not answer my emails about price/availibility of 2008 990 Adv KTM.

While waiting for GS800, hopefully rumours about new KTM1080 Adventurer will be true.  Good buy cruel BMW, I am leaving you now...   3-Years???   I could be dead by then??? 

3 years forget it. Phone Hein Kumm at his Motorrad in East London and I am sure he will sort you in more like 3 months max. He basically told me if I wanted one it could be organised without too much difficulty. Just because belville has such a waiting list does not mean you cannot buy from another dealer - and CY must still service it etc for you. Each dealer gets a qouta and then some have strings....
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #54 on: August 03, 2008, 09:29:48 pm »
So,have you ordered? ;D
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #55 on: August 03, 2008, 09:51:31 pm »
Service is bad, but he would for sure not deliver a bike for him in the UK or is it now Bellville.  :biggrin:

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2008, 06:45:29 pm »
Well let me tell you guys Ive done over 2500km on my 800 in the last two weeks, and have just returned from a AWESOME dirt trip through Swaziland and this bike rocks on dirt. The RR will come after my bath ;D and once I have sorted out my pics.  My mrs has a new 650, and after initally wanting to sell it as soon as possible (there were a couple of nasty off's involved) there is no way she will sell it now.

So IMHO, get the 650 if you dont have the bucks. This bike is way underrated, and is not far off the 800 at all. Its cheaper to run too. If you do have the bucks, GET the 800, she'll blow you away if you give her the chance. In both cases, prepare yourself for 15 sticks for crash bars, bash plate, hand protectors and higher screen, all a must as far as Im concerned.

So BlueBull2007 tell me what did you think of the comfort factor??? I spent the best part of 5 hours on and off the 800 ridding stopping chatting comparing notes with a mate and thought it's seat a bit hard. Am I way out on this one or what say you??? Ok so maybe you'll be adressing these in your RR, will take a look when its done.

Well My ass gets sore hey, but posers arent supposed to get sore asses... :D

Ive ordered some sheepskin covers for me and the missus. Not sure this will help much. I can do about 300km before I HAVE to get off the bike. But then, if you do more dirt you stand more, so then its not a problem :P .

Still its a beaut bike, get lots of head turning, but more importantly its wunnerful on dirt.
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #57 on: August 07, 2008, 02:36:47 pm »
there some clown selling his for R130 000

bit it does come with handguards ::)

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #58 on: August 07, 2008, 02:48:26 pm »
Praat maar met my ek sal altyd 'n WD probeer help. :biggrin:

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #59 on: August 07, 2008, 03:13:37 pm »
there some clown selling his for R130 000

bit it does come with handguards ::)

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