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Offline mountainboy

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #60 on: August 07, 2008, 03:20:52 pm »
Praat maar met my ek sal altyd 'n WD probeer help. :biggrin:

hentie, doen jy massages ook

my rug is in sy donner :biggrin:
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #61 on: August 07, 2008, 05:18:11 pm »
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #62 on: August 07, 2008, 08:21:41 pm »
Praat maar met my ek sal altyd 'n WD probeer help. :biggrin:

hentie, doen jy massages ook

my rug is in sy donner :biggrin:

Nee                             

Hy suig net :thumleft:


Anyway die GS 800 is great.

Dit is die eerste BMW wat ek wil he.
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2008, 10:08:57 pm »
I know I'll be slated for this but I was not impressed with the 800GS. Took it for a spin, but no thank you. I think someone summed it up well - horses for courses. And that little rattling brake fluid res - bliksem, I almost ripped it off. I tend to look at the "value for money" aspect of the deal, that's why I choose the Varadero.

I saw the new Tenere too - pity I could take it for a spin though. Looks nice although too much plastic pieces (I tend to break them - if you find pieces of plastic in the Karoo, wasn't me ::))

Again, I tried it and didn't like it. What's the point of buying something you don't like.
 

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #64 on: August 07, 2008, 10:11:40 pm »
OK I am biased got one three weeks ago and just had run it  in and serviced points are:

- yes wind protection not good above 120
- 2 spec cost the same as a 1200 so yes add another 20 k on both at least
- but man does it handle like my old Suzuki TS 50 ist so light
- the power is awsome (actually more than enough)
- so in the end you do "save) 25 k vs a 1200 give or take
- second hand 1200?? after the horror stories I have read on the forum no thanks with my luck i will get a @#$%^&*( 12 000 and a farkinbg gearbox will cost me 42 k



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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #65 on: August 07, 2008, 10:17:57 pm »
Where does everyone come with 20K for farkles

Headlight protector R350
Bashplate R1 400
Crashbars R 1 350
Handguards R800 - R1200
Screen R1500 - R2 500

Show me where is 20K
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #66 on: August 07, 2008, 10:31:17 pm »
+1 Wolwelaaitie

Plaashaas, you can't compare the 800 to the 1200, you buy the 800 for a reason, it's like trying to choose between a sports bike and a tourer, the asking price can't be the determining factor here. You wanted a 1200, but rahter decide to buy a 800?

What exactly horror stories of the 1200? Go phone BMW and ask them what the 800 box going to cost you, I bet you you will choke in your spit when they tell you. In the end it's rare cases this stuff happen. Like forums go, you will always hear about the complains and very little about how good it is.

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #67 on: August 10, 2008, 08:53:49 pm »
Ja read the 1st line  " my biased opinion "

please  note

I was comparing a old bike vs new --- no point about arguing that it will cost nearly the same to fix as its nearly a given

--- two diff bikes agreed one had been in dvds 1200 gs (long way down around and down)

hehe

 

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2008, 08:57:15 pm »
Wolveseun


Headlight protector R350 - not needed by me
Bashplate R1 400 - needed
Crashbars R 1 350 -needed
Handguards R800 - R1200 (maybe)
Screen R1500 - R2 500 (if u can find one) and at that alledged price !!

Show me where is 20K

on now for top box? and panniers and you get close to it

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2008, 09:19:39 pm »
Wolveseun


Headlight protector R350 - not needed by me
Bashplate R1 400 - needed
Crashbars R 1 350 -needed
Handguards R800 - R1200 (maybe)
Screen R1500 - R2 500 (if u can find one) and at that alledged price !!

Show me where is 20K

on now for top box? and panniers and you get close to it

Plaashaas - that goes for any bike, 1200 GS, 1200 Adv, 990 Adv, et al.

And anyway, you don't need aly panniers for overlanding.

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #70 on: August 11, 2008, 09:43:53 am »
I said ///// you are in for 20 k on any new bike it wasn't biased against bm, ktm, hyosung, baja, kawa, suz, etc

it was a comment in affirmation not in contradiction

I hate panniers but you need the @#$%^&* things to put anything on a bike
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #71 on: August 11, 2008, 10:17:44 am »
I took the GS 800 for a good spin a month or so back and I was impressed. Good power and handling was great. Not as light as I would like it to be, but light enough to handle well. I guess I'll go back to my old saying; if you want one, buy one. If you donā??t like it sell it, BMW's second hand value is good as per my experience.
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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2008, 08:05:35 pm »
Wolveseun


Headlight protector R350 - not needed by me
Bashplate R1 400 - needed
Crashbars R 1 350 -needed
Handguards R800 - R1200 (maybe)
Screen R1500 - R2 500 (if u can find one) and at that alledged price !!

Show me where is 20K

on now for top box? and panniers and you get close to it

 :'(



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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #73 on: August 12, 2008, 07:27:42 am »
CY hwere are they belville?

hehe no serious where are they contact number please im in Gauteng

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #74 on: August 12, 2008, 11:07:05 am »
I think Cytech are selling the War Eagle screens, look them up in PTA, the screens most probably cost around R900 form them directly.

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Re: BMW F800GS IMHO
« Reply #75 on: August 12, 2008, 02:23:38 pm »
Thanx michnus


send them and email (all the other okes are normally waiting for stock)
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