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Offline 2 Stroke Dan

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2009, 10:15:25 pm »
Of course,rush off to your nearest bmw dealer and bend over[take own vaseline]
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2009, 10:20:51 pm »
I find it amazing how people that don't ride a particular bike feel that they have to voice opinions so strong that you would imagine that they are the recognized authority on the subject.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2009, 10:26:07 pm »
You're not defending the gs ,are you?
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2009, 10:41:19 pm »
I'm sure it's a great bike, just wasn't my cup of tea, each to his own.

Have a look at these two threads, keeps things in perspective, these are two people from the same club in the Cape that have had major problems with their 800's

http://www.bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/my-800gs-broken

http://www.bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/my-800gs-broken-too

This is not to knock the 800, just to inform other owners that may not have seen these threads and should be aware of these things. I am not trying to start a war here please, I have owned many BMW bikes myself
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2009, 10:42:06 pm »
You're not defending the gs ,are you?

Nope, don't need to. I ride one, and love it. And don't give a rat's ( | ) if somone feels differently. Loved my KLR before it. And if someone rides a KTM, Suz, Honda or any other brand, I would understand why they would love their bikes too.

Point is simply that unless I had spent a good few 1000 kms on the seat of a bike, I would not feel the need to voice my opinion on the merits or de-merits of that bike - and I find it rather amusing trying to figure out the motives of those that do.....
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2009, 11:05:11 pm »
When you see what came second you know how much they know :biggrin:

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2009, 12:10:49 am »
Ok, let's sum it up:
Some bozos think the F800Gs is the revelation and the best bike ever.
Some other bozos think it's a piece of sh!+e.

Fine, everybody is entitled to his own opinion and bore everybody else with it, that's called democracy or so.

No matter what you think it does not make your bike a better ride.

Let's move on and discuss something more relevant than some journos scribble. Like Paris Hilton's t*** maybe?
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2009, 12:37:20 am »
Ok, let's sum it up:
Some bozos think the F800Gs is the revelation and the best bike ever.
Some other bozos think it's a piece of sh!+e.

Fine, everybody is entitled to his own opinion and bore everybody else with it, that's called democracy or so.

No matter what you think it does not make your bike a better ride.

Let's move on and discuss something more relevant than some journos scribble. Like Paris Hilton's t*** maybe?

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2009, 07:09:39 am »
Man, just google it!

www.justfuckinggoogleit.com
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2009, 07:17:23 am »
I have read about quite a few "problems" with 800 GS's on this and other forums

I own an October 2008 model that has 43 000 km on the clock. I bought the bike with 30 000 km on the clock. It is an ex BMW Motorrad rental bike that has literally had the crap ridden out of it by a lot of different people including myself. It has never missed a service and I believe it has always run on good oil that has been changed every 5000 km.

The bike runs fantastically and the motor is silky smooth and super powerful, especially since I removed the cat and fitted a Leo Vince pipe (which is f&*(^g loud !)

A few things have been replaced under warranty by Atlantic Motorrad at no charge to me whatsoever, namely

- coolant pipes and clamps
- fuel pump and fuel level sender unit replaced at 34 000 km because of inaccurate fuel level display on instrument cluster
- new clutch at 40 000 km - plates were very worn and clutch was slipping
- new steering head bearings at 42 000 km - were rather tight and feeling notchy

Shane and his team sorted it out in the usual fantastic manner with no problems, excuses or bullshit whatsoever - I have had 17 bikes in the last 3 years (only 7 non BMW's including KTM, Yamaha and Kawasaki) and this is why I support the brand because of the excellent service and backup I receive, every time.

Every different model has its issues and in my experience BMW is only too happy to sort them out - quickly too. Engine failures are very rare in modern production engines but do happen - and most can be traced back to something that happened during operation (like sucking in dirt or bad oil, etc) and not poor manufacture or assembly or poor quality components

I really rate my 800GS but rate BMW (for their fantastic warranty and service) even better.


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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2009, 07:21:00 am »
Pics. is most of the problem,the gs sells on prettiness,and Moondog,taking note of other bikes good/bad points BEFORE you buy is
only wise.You need not own and ride every model to form opinion.
SA riders are often very euro-centric,believing all from esp. Germany must be superior.Japs have forgotten about bikes what BM
must still learn.When last have you seen a BMW revved/doughnut. at a rally,and do'nt say its because you're not hooligans.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #31 on: September 04, 2009, 08:11:28 am »

I really rate my 800GS but rate BMW (for their fantastic warranty and service) even better.


Thanks for that, we always get so many people without experience of a particular product, voicing their uninformed opinion.
 

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #32 on: September 04, 2009, 08:31:06 am »
Pics. When last have you seen a BMW revved/doughnut. at a rally,and do'nt say its because you're not hooligans.

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2009, 08:37:50 am »
By European journalists for the European market.


Except that they are American.

Now since we're all the better informed and better experienced crowd, what is the best dual purpose motorcycle in the world???

Let me predict some of the usual and, sorry, lame (IMO) answers:
1/ "There are no best DS bikes, as you can't compare them!" Now let's all kiss each other.
2/ "my bike is the best because I bought it, and it's basically the only one or two that I've ever ridden" - read Preach your own parish.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2009, 08:59:06 am »
When last have you seen a BMW revved/doughnut. at a rally.

There we go. I always wondered if there was a fool proof method of determining which bike would be the best bike. Now we know. The ones that do doughnuts at bike rallies. Fuck I bought the wrong bike!!

What are you talking about, I saw someone quite famous in SA doing endless standing doughnuts on a HP2.
 

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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2009, 09:06:49 am »
Well to answer Dan, I don't go to no fooking rallies to watch some drunk fools wasting rubber.  So iI've never seen a BMW doing that in a rally.
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2009, 09:21:38 am »
Your bike is the best bike. If not you're a clown who got fooled by advertising. If you don't have a bike go and fcuken buy one.

Since this is clarified now we can go for a nice ride and get a portion of fish & chips wrapped in the article telling us which bike is the bestest everest ... yada yada ... blah blah
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2009, 09:27:24 am »
As long as a journo motivates his choice of 1 bike standing above the rest, I respect that.  Even if I disagree totally.

What happened to opinions guys?

It's like that 'Hooligan' article on 2Wheels in August.  I disagree that the Speed Triple wins over the Super Duke, but it's their opinion and I respect that.  In fact I'm glad they chose the Triumph, so that it helps me stepping out of that KTM obsession!
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2009, 09:36:03 am »
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Re: BMW GS 800 AWARDED BEST DUEL PURPOSE IN THE WORLD 2009!!
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2009, 09:36:18 am »
I'm sure it's a great bike, just wasn't my cup of tea, each to his own.

Have a look at these two threads, keeps things in perspective, these are two people from the same club in the Cape that have had major problems with their 800's

http://www.bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/my-800gs-broken

http://www.bmwmotorcycleclubcape.co.za/my-800gs-broken-too

This is not to knock the 800, just to inform other owners that may not have seen these threads and should be aware of these things. I am not trying to start a war here please, I have owned many BMW bikes myself


Find just as many Katooms that have had problems......maybe more.