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Offline Padvark (ex Gee-S-rider)

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #200 on: July 16, 2009, 08:08:18 pm »
Took the 800 for a ride and needless to say, I am impressed. Slightly sensitive throttle, but it does great on and off road. I come from a offroad background and must say I was impressed with how light the bike handled and cant wait to do some more serious stuff on the dunes in Nam next month. Moral of the story...buy what you want for what you wanto do with it...In my humble opinion this bike is n great all rounder!!

yeeeeehaaaa!!!!! ;D

That's exactly what it is a great all-rounder. It still has me grinning riding to work in traffic, gunning down the freeway or powersliding in sandy bends (did I say SAND??). Rear tyres don't seem to last long though  >:D
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #201 on: July 17, 2009, 08:25:41 am »
Hi Gee-S-Rider, wich tyres are you using?
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #202 on: July 17, 2009, 10:26:48 am »
Currently have Maxxis on the rear, Karoo T on front, I'm patiently waiting for the Heidenau 150's to arrive. Before this I had a Karoo T rear which lasted only 3000km and one trip to Lesotho very nice grip in mud and SAND (oops did I say that again?  :-\) while it lasts.
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #203 on: July 17, 2009, 01:17:40 pm »
buy it luv it

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just did 1720 km on mine up Sani Pass  did 800km,,,, dirt road fast at couple stages over 120kmh no issue  just had a bit of scare with goats and kids so slowed down


no issues except on 8 square meter of ice  where 990, 650 and 1150 Avd also trouble (hehe fun though)

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #204 on: July 17, 2009, 01:25:25 pm »

just did 1720 km on mine up Sani Pass 


Bliksem dude - how many times did you go up and down that pass ?


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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #205 on: July 17, 2009, 01:26:37 pm »
next time try garmap......
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #206 on: July 17, 2009, 01:29:20 pm »
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #207 on: July 17, 2009, 02:25:03 pm »

just did 1720 km on mine up Sani Pass 


Bliksem dude - how many times did you go up and down that pass ?


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;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

yes a 800 is such an easy bike it was no effort  --- :D

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #208 on: July 20, 2009, 12:10:28 am »
Im not one of these larney posers who show off their skills. In fact Im not even an experienced rider, but I can say I love my 800. Ive seen my ass plenty of times on it, and Ive ridden a LOT of sand, I still love it.

Cable Tie, you wont be sorry boet, if the 1st worries you (it is very sensitive), just use 2nd, at low revs there is plenty enough torque except on those very steep uphills.

On the thick sand, though I use 1st more of course.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #209 on: July 25, 2009, 09:30:44 pm »
Did my first 700+km on my 800 this weekend(sadly on tar). LOVED it! Had to play around with shock setup n little, but she really runs smoothly. Not too happy with the BMW highrise screen, but will make a plan with that soon. Taking the 800 and my plastic bike for a dune ride near Oranjamund in Namibia next month and lloking forward to seeing what she's like in the thick stuff. Lekker tye!
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #210 on: August 24, 2009, 10:02:43 pm »
Sorry for digging this thread from the grave, but..

Bike crap? Rider crap? Tyres, ground clearance?

It's all the rider. I've done 2000km in angola on a TW200, some people are afraid to leave their garage if it isn't in a BM suit with matching suitcase and helmet. Sorry guys, you all know the stereotype.
Kind of like the hectic 4x4s you see all kitted out but everything is shiny new and has never been used (nor will it ever be), or some oke that I've seen in moz somewhere with a hyundai getz or something similar, rooftop tent and all.
I know people who go through cars like there's no tomorrow. First hint of a perceived weakness, that brand is the worst on the planet, and on comes the next one, only to be replaced soon after.

This oke does it all on an R1.

I see the video has been on here before though.

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #211 on: August 24, 2009, 10:13:25 pm »
Hallo Rooibaard!

Where have you been al this time?
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #212 on: August 25, 2009, 12:45:59 am »
There it is again. YAWN!!!
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #213 on: August 25, 2009, 07:21:59 am »
DeonGs, where is your oil-cooler?
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