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Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:05:53 pm »
Well i have come to a serious conclusion regarding the BMW 800GS. IF you Plan to KEEP it--That's your choice--stay to the bitumen. BUT if you decide to Sell OR you are NOT sure if you want to. I have the remedy for you :mwink: Join me on a Trip to the Waterberg and by the end of the ride ----BMW 800 GS--For Sale Guaranteed ::)
Just seems that every 800 GS that has been with me to the Waterberg has been sold after that---NO Exceptions so far.

So if you want to keep your 800 do Not--I repeat --Do Not join me for a trip to the Waterberg :pot:
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2009, 04:07:34 pm »
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 04:07:55 pm »
Sjoe Mal - luckily you've already sold yours!! :)
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 04:09:41 pm »
I rated the 800 very highly, but recently I've heard from 3 different 800 owners that the suspension is up to shit. One calling it "lewens gevaarlik op 'n grondpad".

What do the other 800 owners think? Especially guys that ride a lot like Wolweseun?
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 04:12:27 pm »
Sjoe Mal - luckily you've already sold yours!! :)

So she has done the trip to the Waterberg >:D
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 04:13:55 pm »
I rated the 800 very highly, but recently I've heard from 3 different 800 owners that the suspension is up to shit. One calling it "lewens gevaarlik op 'n grondpad".

What do the other 800 owners think? Especially guys that ride a lot like Wolweseun?

the teacher has spoken so it has been decided - just accept his word no explanation needed  :thumleft:

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 04:15:03 pm »
I rated the 800 very highly, but recently I've heard from 3 different 800 owners that the suspension is up to shit. One calling it "lewens gevaarlik op 'n grondpad".

What do the other 800 owners think? Especially guys that ride a lot like Wolweseun?
Hi TR. Most probably you will hear that its the best bike they have ever ridden  :o ( Just another gazillion payments and then i can flog it.)
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 04:16:53 pm »
I rated the 800 very highly, but recently I've heard from 3 different 800 owners that the suspension is up to shit. One calling it "lewens gevaarlik op 'n grondpad".

What do the other 800 owners think? Especially guys that ride a lot like Wolweseun?

the teacher has spoken so it has been decided - just accept his word no explanation needed  :thumleft:

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 04:17:04 pm »
I have to come to learn most internet jockey's and some very verbal people know shit, and sell their 'lewens gevaarlik" stories and reviews of bikes off as if they have the skills and experience of Jan Staal and Alfie cox, just to find out afterwards, it is newbies, that's not used to 260mm forks diving under braking, so take everything with a lot of salt and go make up your own mind with a lekker long test ride.  8)

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 04:20:28 pm »
I rated the 800 very highly, but recently I've heard from 3 different 800 owners that the suspension is up to shit. One calling it "lewens gevaarlik op 'n grondpad".

What do the other 800 owners think? Especially guys that ride a lot like Wolweseun?
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2009, 04:22:53 pm »
I have to come to learn most internet jockey's and some very verbal people know shit, and sell their 'lewens gevaarlik" stories and reviews of bikes off as if they have the skills and experience of Jan Staal and Alfie cox, just to find out afterwards, it is newbies, that's not used to 260mm forks diving under braking, so take everything with a lot of salt and go make up your own mind with a lekker long test ride.  8)

 :biggrin:  :peepwall:

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2009, 04:24:23 pm »
I rated the 800 very highly, but recently I've heard from 3 different 800 owners that the suspension is up to shit. One calling it "lewens gevaarlik op 'n grondpad".

What do the other 800 owners think? Especially guys that ride a lot like Wolweseun?

the teacher has spoken so it has been decided - just accept his word no explanation needed  :thumleft:

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It has something to do with Thick Sand. ::)

Strangely, a mate of mine, Rassie GS800, did the Desert Run with his. Oh, that included pillion (wife) and luggage. Can the suspension really be that bad or is it just when terain becomes very technical?

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2009, 04:26:21 pm »
I have to come to learn most internet jockey's and some very verbal people know shit, and sell their 'lewens gevaarlik" stories and reviews of bikes off as if they have the skills and experience of Jan Staal and Alfie cox, just to find out afterwards, it is newbies, that's not used to 260mm forks diving under braking, so take everything with a lot of salt and go make up your own mind with a lekker long test ride.  8)

 :biggrin:  :peepwall:

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.

From lewens gevaarlik to most unreliable, and you rate that?  ;)

Kom nou TR, the 800 is not even close to lewens gevaarlik, what in heavens name with so many around makes a guy shoots his mouth off to that extend?
How many 800 has had accidents because it was lewens gevaarlik for somebody to can make such a claim?

Exactly what I said, be care full to listen and take stuff people preach as gospel.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2009, 04:29:09 pm by michnus »
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #13 on: July 08, 2009, 04:27:38 pm »
I have to come to learn most internet jockey's and some very verbal people know shit, and sell their 'lewens gevaarlik" stories and reviews of bikes off as if they have the skills and experience of Jan Staal and Alfie cox, just to find out afterwards, it is newbies, that's not used to 260mm forks diving under braking, so take everything with a lot of salt and go make up your own mind with a lekker long test ride.  8)

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #14 on: July 08, 2009, 04:32:15 pm »

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.

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I have no words.....

How the hell can you believe a oke that's going to buy a 640  :biggrin:
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2009, 04:35:57 pm »

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.

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I have no words.....

How the hell can you believe a oke that's going to buy a 640  :biggrin:

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2009, 04:37:26 pm »

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.

 :laughing4:

I have no words.....

How the hell can you believe a oke that's going to buy a 640  :biggrin:


He already has one. He has several bikes of different brands. He is bitterly disappointed with the 800. What surprised me is it's the 3rd person complaining about it in a week.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2009, 04:38:47 pm »

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.

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I have no words.....

How the hell can you believe a oke that's going to buy a 640  :biggrin:


He already has one. He has several bikes of different brands. He is bitterly disappointed with the 800. It surprised me because it's the 3rd person complaining about it in a week.

TR did he mention what exactly is pissing him off so much, sure it can't just be bad, finnish and klaar?  :)
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2009, 04:40:11 pm »

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.

 :laughing4:

I have no words.....

How the hell can you believe a oke that's going to buy a 640  :biggrin:


He already has one. He has several bikes of different brands. He is bitterly disappointed with the 800. What surprised me is it's the 3rd person complaining about it in a week.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2009, 04:40:55 pm »

Michnus the person I quoted is a very very experienced rider and he is well known in motorcycle circles. He's done cross continent trips and is about to embark on another. He bought the 800 specifically for this trip, but now he's opting for a 640 instead.

 :laughing4:

I have no words.....

How the hell can you believe a oke that's going to buy a 640  :biggrin:


He already has one. He has several bikes of different brands. He is bitterly disappointed with the 800. It surprised me because it's the 3rd person complaining about it in a week.

TR did he mention what exactly is pissing him off so much, sure it can't just be bad, finnish and klaar?  :)

The suspension specifically and how the bike handles on bad gravel at speed. Maybe he's just used to the WP suspension of the 640.