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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #40 on: July 08, 2009, 05:37:39 pm »
When you (Blazes) going again to the Waterberge, pm me I am coming, then join me on Sani, and then we do the 4 passes between here and Newcastle, all on gravel, but first lets do Waterberge I would luv to see this omen myself ;D
Maybe afterwards I will buy the other guys 800's, you need to get accustomed to the suspension setup, set it up right and you can go balls to the wall..., but yea I cannot ride bikes at all, I only ride very slowly on gravel.... and sand
Actually Sani is a ride in the Park--Join us at babboons pass later this year. Oh i forgot ??? 800gs's do not do Baboons.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #41 on: July 08, 2009, 05:40:15 pm »
Hahha ja, hey that orange colour jacket on that nice bike makes my eye sore man, alla perskes nee man :imaposer:
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #42 on: July 08, 2009, 05:40:33 pm »
When you (Blazes) going again to the Waterberge, pm me I am coming, then join me on Sani, and then we do the 4 passes between here and Newcastle, all on gravel, but first lets do Waterberge I would luv to see this omen myself ;D
Maybe afterwards I will buy the other guys 800's, you need to get accustomed to the suspension setup, set it up right and you can go balls to the wall..., but yea I cannot ride bikes at all, I only ride very slowly on gravel.... and sand
There is another 800 coming up for sale if you want one for spares--guy also non forum member sold his 1200gs and is missing the stability of it--Yes he can ride seen him take his 1200gs up the dunes in Namibia.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #43 on: July 08, 2009, 05:46:50 pm »
Hey guys--slow down a few fallen 800GS's is not the end of the world or IS  it ? I just mentioned a coincidence regarding a few 800's that were sold after the trips.To make them all feel better a Honda XR 650R --i must mentioned he never fell once has now also put his bike up for sale--The reason being--The Bloody thing uses twice as much fuel as my Dakkie i used on the trip we did. ;) And WHY does everyone allways wants to race me. I have been called a Old Man with a white cane and dark glasses by someone on the forum.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #44 on: July 08, 2009, 05:53:03 pm »
Blazes what happens in the Waterberge?
I have been asked NOT to post the pics of the two bikes mentioned falling all over the place in the thick sand. The one 800 owner who is Not a forum member bought a KTM Duke. seems he is cured and on the road to recovery As for the rest---maybe it should just stay in the Waterberg--

now i know your talking k@k going from a 800gs to a duke thats like going from a land cruiser to a pt cruiser  :ricky:
Actually he had a 640 KTM first broke his leg on the Roof three years ago-sold the 640 bought a 250 4strk KTM first ride after his leg healed---broke it again ??? Kept the 250KTM-When the leg healed he bought a Duke....Sold it to buy a 800gs Nearly broke his leg in the Waterberg --sold the 800gs and bought a Duke ;)

The last pic of him on his 800gs.


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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #45 on: July 08, 2009, 06:09:29 pm »
As kak praat gras was was baie van die forum ouens al deur 'n donkie se hol....

Hierdie ouens kannie bike ry nie man....

Ek het self al daai 800 offroad gevat en hy loop soos 'n droom.... baie beter as meeste 650s..... jy het net balls nodig vir daai throttle....  :ricky:

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Ek laaik veral die laaste twee want 'n GS kan mos nie in sand ry nie  >:D

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2009, 06:10:31 pm »

As kak praat gras was was baie van die forum ouens al deur 'n donkie se hol....

Hierdie ouens kannie bike ry nie man....

Ek het self al daai 800 offroad gevat en hy loop soos 'n droom.... baie beter as meeste 650s..... jy het net balls nodig vir daai throttle....  :ricky:
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Ek laaik veral die laaste twee want 'n GS kan mos nie in sand ry nie  >:D

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2009, 06:16:54 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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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.

I agree. T'was the same with the few Toyota Fortuners that fell and all of a sudd it was the worst thing since Dacia.
One person say something and another accelarates it out off context.
But, as always, some Mackies knows better than the best paid engineers designing and building bikes. My 2c.

and we all know there is nothing wrong with the Fortuner..... stories like this makes me the moer in.....

Its like saying Magnum icecream tastes kak..... we all know its not true.. ;D
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #48 on: July 08, 2009, 06:21:55 pm »
Hey guys--slow down a few fallen 800GS's is not the end of the world or IS  it ? I just mentioned a coincidence regarding a few 800's that were sold after the trips.To make them all feel better a Honda XR 650R --i must mentioned he never fell once has now also put his bike up for sale--The reason being--The Bloody thing uses twice as much fuel as my Dakkie i used on the trip we did. ;) And WHY does everyone allways wants to race me. I have been called a Old Man with a white cane and dark glasses by someone on the forum.

Do not worry Blazes I only race and then I RACE is to the next bar for an Ice cold Windhoek Lager, otherwise I am mello as a GS rider can be :thumleft:
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So tell us Blazes - what are those ex 800 riders riding now? Perhaps they've given up motorcycling altogether, because there just aren't any tools out there good enough for their incredible workmanship.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2009, 07:01:32 pm »
Shocking, absolutely *&^*^%%^ shocking news!!

Please do not even look at a GS800, you will go blind within 2 weeks, except if you immediately look at a KTM, the rider of the KTM will be cursed to ride a BMW for the rest of his life!

stop talking kark and rather discuss the terrain and rider abilities.
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #50 on: July 08, 2009, 07:05:50 pm »
isiTututu & DeonDj - I take it you've had no complaints? I have ridden a 800 once, but only a small draai, so I cant really have an opinion on suspension. It didn't bottom out with me on it so that counts for something! ;D I really liked it LOTS!
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #51 on: July 08, 2009, 07:12:13 pm »
Blazes what happens in the Waterberge?
I have been asked NOT to post the pics of the two bikes mentioned falling all over the place in the thick sand. The one 800 owner who is Not a forum member bought a KTM Duke. seems he is cured and on the road to recovery As for the rest---maybe it should just stay in the Waterberg--

now i know your talking k@k going from a 800gs to a duke thats like going from a land cruiser to a pt cruiser  :ricky:
Actually he had a 640 KTM first broke his leg on the Roof three years ago-sold the 640 bought a 250 4strk KTM first ride after his leg healed---broke it again ??? Kept the 250KTM-When the leg healed he bought a Duke....Sold it to buy a 800gs Nearly broke his leg in the Waterberg --sold the 800gs and bought a Duke ;)

The last pic of him on his 800gs.


He should give up biking with all those falls and leg breaks. This dude in the pic, should he not be looking up? ;)
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #52 on: July 08, 2009, 07:12:53 pm »
So tell us Blazes - what are those ex 800 riders riding now? Perhaps they've given up motorcycling altogether, because there just aren't any tools out there good enough for their incredible workmanship.

Start a thread and ASK them :mwink:
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #53 on: July 08, 2009, 07:14:01 pm »
isiTututu & DeonDj - I take it you've had no complaints? I have ridden a 800 once, but only a small draai, so I cant really have an opinion on suspension. It didn't bottom out with me on it so that counts for something! ;D I really liked it LOTS!

The only limitation that I have found so far is in the nut that connects the seat to the handle bar:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=4.msg662908#msg662908

I just think it's a bit FAST for me. ;D

I've ridden with Rovrat often. He's never complained.
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #54 on: July 08, 2009, 07:15:52 pm »
I think the biggest problem we sit with most brands expecially the well known ones is that they get marketed in such a way and lifted up above any other brand on the market at a specific time we as Bikers get caught up in all the Hype and salestalk that when these bikes do not live up to OUR expectations and what the marketing of them promised us --we are Pissed off.

Has happened to a few bikes i have owned in my life.


maybe you lack abillity :pot: :laughing4: :3some: :ricky: :imaposer:
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« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2009, 07:18:28 pm »
I think the biggest problem we sit with most brands expecially the well known ones is that they get marketed in such a way and lifted up above any other brand on the market at a specific time we as Bikers get caught up in all the Hype and salestalk that when these bikes do not live up to OUR expectations and what the marketing of them promised us --we are Pissed off.

Has happened to a few bikes i have owned in my life.


maybe you lack abillity :pot: :laughing4: :3some: :ricky: :imaposer:
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2009, 07:26:52 pm »
isiTututu & DeonDj - I take it you've had no complaints? I have ridden a 800 once, but only a small draai, so I cant really have an opinion on suspension. It didn't bottom out with me on it so that counts for something! ;D I really liked it LOTS!

The only limitation that I have found so far is in the nut that connects the seat to the handle bar:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=4.msg662908#msg662908

I just think it's a bit FAST for me. ;D

I've ridden with Rovrat often. He's never complained.
Eish--have i opened another can of worms by just making a true statement ;) Under the Workshop 800gs thread i see 13675 views and 1025 replies --al on what to do and what not to do.
For interest sake can anyone tell me how many 800's are on the forum.?
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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2009, 07:31:31 pm »
isiTututu & DeonDj - I take it you've had no complaints? I have ridden a 800 once, but only a small draai, so I cant really have an opinion on suspension. It didn't bottom out with me on it so that counts for something! ;D I really liked it LOTS!

The only limitation that I have found so far is in the nut that connects the seat to the handle bar:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=4.msg662908#msg662908

I just think it's a bit FAST for me. ;D

I've ridden with Rovrat often. He's never complained.
Eish--have i opened another can of worms by just making a true statement ;) Under the Workshop 800gs thread i see 13675 views and 1025 replies --al on what to do and what not to do.
For interest sake can anyone tell me how many 800's are on the forum.?

3 less than the number of klr's on the forum  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2009, 07:31:52 pm »

For interest sake can anyone tell me how many 800's are on the forum.?


LOTS! At the Cederberg DS thing I was amazed at how many there were. They're not as grootbek as the 1200 guys so you don't notice them on the forum so much ;D
 

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Re: Are You SURE you want to keep your BMW 800GS?????
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2009, 07:36:10 pm »

For interest sake can anyone tell me how many 800's are on the forum.?


LOTS! At the Cederberg DS thing I was amazed at how many there were. They're not as grootbek as the 1200 guys so you don't notice them on the forum so much ;D
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