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Offline DarkMan

My 800GS was stolen ...
« on: November 01, 2020, 06:43:15 pm »
So about 3 weeks ago my 2011 BMW F800GS was stolen out of my garage ...

What a call to answer half past three in the morning while in Lesotho, hearing that some white dude broke open the garage and drove of with my bike, and it took them less than a minute.

This was my 3rd bike and the one I kept for the longest.

Bought it in 2011 for R 110 000 and put 122 500 km on her without any major issues, used 5 622 liters (R 76 682) of 95 octane with an average consumption of 4.88 l/km.  Used no oil in-between services and I spent about R 60 000 on services, tyres, chains etc.

I used ENGEN fuel the most, followed by SHELL, BP, TOTAL and SASOL.

The question now is what to replace it with? Maybe a 2019 BMW F850 GS (what my head say) or what my eye caught while browsing the forum .... http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=250331.0



 

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2020, 06:45:23 pm »
The T7 is here, virtually.
 
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2020, 07:00:05 pm »
The amount of plastics on the 850 is horrendous.

Maybe time for a ktm yes.
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2020, 08:40:19 pm »
So about 3 weeks ago my 2011 BMW F800GS was stolen out of my garage ...

What a call to answer half past three in the morning while in Lesotho, hearing that some white dude broke open the garage and drove of with my bike, and it took them less than a minute.

This was my 3rd bike and the one I kept for the longest.

Bought it in 2011 for R 110 000 and put 122 500 km on her without any major issues, used 5 622 liters (R 76 682) of 95 octane with an average consumption of 4.88 l/km.  Used no oil in-between services and I spent about R 60 000 on services, tyres, chains etc.

I used ENGEN fuel the most, followed by SHELL, BP, TOTAL and SASOL.

The question now is what to replace it with? Maybe a 2019 BMW F850 GS (what my head say) or what my eye caught while browsing the forum .... http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=250331.0
Holy shit, that fuel consumption does not sound right?

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2020, 11:18:36 pm »
l/100km
 

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 05:45:44 am »
The amount of plastics on the 850 is horrendous.

Maybe time for a ktm yes.
Het jy koors Louis?

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2020, 07:59:49 am »
haha, the fuel consumption need to be 4.88 l/ 100km...
 

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2020, 09:03:48 am »
The amount of plastics on the 850 is horrendous.

Maybe time for a ktm yes.
Het jy koors Louis?

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Nope Henk daai 850 doen dit no7 regtig ni v my ni.

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2020, 09:06:28 am »
The amount of plastics on the 850 is horrendous.

Maybe time for a ktm yes.
Het jy koors Louis?

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Nope Henk daai 850 doen dit no7 regtig ni v my ni.

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Die 850gsa groei nogal op my
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2020, 09:10:22 am »
Nah, ek het hulle hoeka da in Bloem gesien. n Bike wat se gat hang lyk kokaai, en daai 850s lyk of hulle drop suspension het agter
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2020, 09:10:43 am »
En daai 850 is huge
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 09:14:39 am »
I owned a 850 gs for 1 x year.I actually enjoyed it very much.Never gave me a days hassle.
 

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2020, 10:54:12 am »
En daai 850 is huge

ja ne, lyk soos 1200.

Maar is mooi though
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2020, 11:16:44 am »
Daar is vanoggend 'n 650 Dakar gesteel in die Strand. Die sindikate operate in area's vir 'n tyd, so ketting maar jou bike aan jou vloer vas.
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2020, 12:49:07 pm »
The amount of plastics on the 850 is horrendous.

Maybe time for a ktm yes.
Het jy koors Louis?

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Nope Henk daai 850 doen dit no7 regtig ni v my ni.

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2020, 01:38:08 pm »
Just got a new BMW 850GS.
Probably the most effortless bike i have ever ridden.
I had a 800gs in the past and could never really gel with it, but the new one is such a game changer.
I am not brand loyal.  I buy the bike that suits me and puts a smile on my face, regardless if its Euro, Jap or Crap.
May the best of today be the worst of tomorrow.
 
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2020, 11:10:19 am »
I used to have a 800GS and now a Triumph Tiger 800XCX. Prefer the Tiger by some distance and if I could afford it would certainly consider the new 900 Rally Pro.
 

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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2020, 11:22:43 am »
I moved from a 800gs to a drz400, and then a 690 followed by a 701.
I am now starting to think the 701 is too heavy at times, thinking towards a 501 :P
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2020, 01:10:59 pm »


Quote from: masehare on Yesterday at 11:16:44 am>Daar is vanoggend 'n 650 Dakar gesteel in die Strand. Die sindikate operate in area's vir 'n tyd, so ketting maar jou bike aan jou vloer vas.
Sorry for your loss.
I agree, locked to the floor with a bolted-down floor anchor could really help - if you need a floor anchor + bolts, we stock.
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Re: My 800GS was stolen ...
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2020, 02:47:26 pm »


Quote from: masehare on Yesterday at 11:16:44 am>Daar is vanoggend 'n 650 Dakar gesteel in die Strand. Die sindikate operate in area's vir 'n tyd, so ketting maar jou bike aan jou vloer vas.
Sorry for your loss.
I agree, locked to the floor with a bolted-down floor anchor could really help - if you need a floor anchor + bolts, we stock.
Cheers
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Sorry for the hijack. And I am truly sorry about the bike.

Chris, I see those rawl bolts are removed with an Allen key. Is the thinking that the thief won't have an Allen key with him?