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Allot of people seem to be selling there beloved 800's, not even after owning them for a year?
Are they really lewensgevaarlik? Or did they simply not live up to the hype that they got before they were launched?
 

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Wel,Het die nuwe 800 nie die adventure bike van die jaar gewen nie??? :patch:
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They sell the GS800 just like they sold the windsurfer, the roller skates, the Vespa, the golf clubs, the fishing rods & reels the Harley, the two Huskies (canine), the Beemer 328 convertible, the fake blonde (no wait, she got divorced)... , fcuking posers!

BMW F800GS for sale, 10 months, 700km, warranty, FSH (what fcuking service before 700km ??? ) with 20gorillas worth of farkles (modst useless bling), two BMW helmets and two sets of riding gear rain&shine, boots, gloves, intercom, tank bag, panniers, branded underwear, a toaster if they would have had one, winch, roof tent, fridge/freezer - wait,no, that was another advert :evil6:
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Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.

Where facts are few, experts are many.


Brand bashing in my opinion always leaves someone hurt!!!  ???
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Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.

Where facts are few, experts are many.


Brand bashing in my opinion always leaves someone hurt!!!  ???

so true!     :peepwall:


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A lot of them were sold. When there are lots in the market. Lots will change hands!
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I should have waited a while and picked up one of these bargains. I am absolutely loving the bike!
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All these guys are now cured of their mid life crisis. Thanks F800GS  :thumleft:

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The 800 is a good motorcycle,and I agree with LeCap,posers? If you buy a 800 when you should be
on something lighter,for instance,swallow pride and sell. If it works for you,great,only you will know that.
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All these guys are now cured of their mid life crisis. Thanks F800GS  :thumleft:

No, actually not. They only changed medication. Probably went kitesurfing :D
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Re: Why is everyone selling the 800GS's? Are these bikes really "lewensgevaarlik
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2009, 07:18:49 am »
Allot of people seem to be selling there beloved 800's, not even after owning them for a year?
Are they really lewensgevaarlik? Or did they simply not live up to the hype that they got before they were launched?

Suits me fine, I am in the buying market  :ricky:

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I would love to know the answer to this question as it really bothers me.

I am in the market for new bike, and the F800 topped the leaderboard for a long time, but now, after asking a lot of questions, I am not so sure.

There is definately the "rollerskate, vespa and Harley" syndrome reported above, but I think there is a little more, as quite a few riders whose opinions I respect have cooled to the bike.

One could say this was inevitable given the number sold and the hype pre-sale.

But if you are going to fork out 100KZAR for a bike and there is a nagging fear in the back of your mind that you are going to hit a patch of road, at the speed, with the tyre pressuire that your buddy did,. that caused your buddy to get a skrik and dispose of the bike, should you not look to a bike where no-one got a skrik?

But is there such a bike? Maybe not.

I have been to many dealerships, and had many long discussions with the salesmen, and they are all totally dismissive of any concerns I have, and that itself makes me even more concerned.  

The stock response was always:-

"The WDs have blown the issues out of proportion"
"If you are scared of a tank-slap then fit a steering damper"
"All bikes can get a tank-slap if the bike is not set up correctly"
"BMW are far too experienced to put out a bike with design flaws"

I always walked out of the dealership less convinced than when I walked in.

I really wish I knew Ettienne, I really wish I knew  :(  

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"All bikes can get a tank-slap"
"If you are scared of a tank-slap buy a Citigolf"

Fixed! :biggrin:
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"All bikes can get a tank-slap"
"If you are scared of a tank-slap buy a Citigolf"

Fixed! :biggrin:

I never realized you were a BMW rep  :biggrin:  :biggrin:
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Ha ha weird how quick we are to label people as posers........... :laughing4:
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IMHO this is a non-issue.

It is a good bike. It occupies a certain niche. It sold well (still does). Statistically it is normal for some to let go after some time.

Maybe some sellers are in financial shit. We are in a recession, after all.
According to latest stats SA shed 475 000 jobs the last year. Did you see how many luxury cars are for sale? And very nice houses.

Ever thought about that?

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Re: Why is everyone selling the 800GS's? Are these bikes really "lewensgevaarlik
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2009, 08:13:34 am »
IMHO this is a non-issue.

It is a good bike. It occupies a certain niche. It sold well (still does). Statistically it is normal for some to let go after some time.

Maybe some sellers are in financial shit. We are in a recession, after all.
According to latest stats SA shed 475 000 jobs the last year. Did you see how many luxury cars are for sale? And very nice houses.

Ever thought about that?



+1 did you see how many KTM 990s are also for sale? And 1200 GS's going for a song? And plastic bikes? and, and, and...

 

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Re: Why is everyone selling the 800GS's? Are these bikes really "lewensgevaarlik
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2009, 08:15:26 am »
I see a lot of 990 for sale as well?!?!?
Why would one sell a 990. That is the top of the range KTM has to offer?!?
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Too much bike for most riders i would say.
 

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I've had mine for just over 3000km's and I love riding it, infact I cant wait to get back to JHB from PE(work) to go and ride it. I will be replacing the front cartridges though! This bikes suspension is not in line with the rest of the package and something I hope BMW will start taking to heart! It's like dating a girl and when you start thinking of marriage you relize there is something missing and can't live with it...I believe that something is the suspension. Well I'm sending my baby of to gym and when she comes back...yes please!

Yes the headshake is a irritating problem and needs to be dealt with, but like I said this is still a awesome bike! This bike isn't even 2 years old and has already done many trips across africa...how many sezuki's have passed the equator? :pot: yeah yeah I know.

The F800 is a superb motorbike and will get better and better as time goes by! :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: