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Offline Wasp

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I wish people would stop buying this bike...  I hate it to see so many others on the same bike!  What colour do I have to make it next to keep it unique? ???   :P

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Not sure exactly what is behind the "lewensgevaarlik" tag that the F800GS has in South Africa - would appreciate if someone could post the link to the original source.

From what I have experienced the bike is rock steady with the factory fitted Battlewings (at least here in Aus) up to 200km/h (must let you know that if I get caught doing that speed here "Oorgepoliesieered land" they would lock me up and throw away the key - so did it in the name of research!!)

But with Karoo's on the front I do notice a slight weaving above 180kph so I think it is due to the knobbies.

Having said that, we have had a very sad case someone dying after a fall on the F800GS in soft sand, and there is a general view that steering dampers are necessary when riding on soft sand, but perhaps that is true for all bikes.  However in this case the passenger footpeg struck the rider on the chest when the bike fell on him rupturing his aorta.  Could happen to anyone with any bike.

See report of the accident at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497872
 

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What's next?

Someone in Kyrgyzistan electrocutes himself with his toaster.

Someone else posts it on the internet.

Then we all know that toasters are lewensgevaarlik (I even know how to spell this word correctly, see where we are getting?) and prepare our breakfast with insulation gloves ???
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Check out next months Enduro World Magazine and see what an F800 should look like  ;D
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I contacted ACME scrap yards in Gauteng to find a rim to replace my dinged one. And The 800 is sooo lewensgevaarlik that they DO NOT EVEN HAVE ONE that has been written off yet. :ricky:
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Sadly peeps die on all types of bikes, even Vespas and nobody calls them LG.
 

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I contacted ACME scrap yards in Gauteng to find a rim to replace my dinged one. And The 800 is sooo lewensgevaarlik that they DO NOT EVEN HAVE ONE that has been written off yet. :ricky:

I've seen 3 standing there already.......
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I contacted ACME scrap yards in Gauteng to find a rim to replace my dinged one. And The 800 is sooo lewensgevaarlik that they DO NOT EVEN HAVE ONE that has been written off yet. :ricky:

I've seen 3 standing there already.......

Then can you ask them for some parts for me!
Ride it like you stole it!

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SOLD:HONDA CRF450R***Honda CR250R***Yamaha YZ250***Yamaha WR200***BMW F800GS***YAMAHA XT660 extreme***Yamaha XT660
 

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I contacted ACME scrap yards in Gauteng to find a rim to replace my dinged one. And The 800 is sooo lewensgevaarlik that they DO NOT EVEN HAVE ONE that has been written off yet. :ricky:

I've seen 3 standing there already.......

Then can you ask them for some parts for me!

The front ends were 'tired'. :biggrin:
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I WANT A REAR RIM. ;D
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Adventurer, a front and rear for me too please.  :biggrin: ;D
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I have done 64 000km on a Africa Twin, 25 000 on a 950KTM and currently am at 8000km on
my 800. I have done two trips in Namibia with it and there is NO problem. In fact i am enjoying the bike more and more. The hipe in this thread reminds me of the opposition in parlement, even
if they don't have anything to say, they have to.
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No, it's true!  Diss the 800!  sell your 800 quick and cheap!


how else are we KLR owners ever going to afford an upgrade?

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Offline Gee S

Not sure exactly what is behind the "lewensgevaarlik" tag that the F800GS has in South Africa - would appreciate if someone could post the link to the original source.

From what I have experienced the bike is rock steady with the factory fitted Battlewings (at least here in Aus) up to 200km/h (must let you know that if I get caught doing that speed here "Oorgepoliesieered land" they would lock me up and throw away the key - so did it in the name of research!!)

But with Karoo's on the front I do notice a slight weaving above 180kph so I think it is due to the knobbies.

Having said that, we have had a very sad case someone dying after a fall on the F800GS in soft sand, and there is a general view that steering dampers are necessary when riding on soft sand, but perhaps that is true for all bikes.  However in this case the passenger footpeg struck the rider on the chest when the bike fell on him rupturing his aorta.  Could happen to anyone with any bike.


See report of the accident at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497872



There is no substance to this. I dont remember who started it but he must have been bored out of his mind and started this shit story.
I think he was aiming for the stirrer spoon and he should get it
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I have done 64 000km on a Africa Twin, 25 000 on a 950KTM and currently am at 8000km on
my 800. I have done two trips in Namibia with it and there is NO problem. In fact i am enjoying the bike more and more. The hipe in this thread reminds me of the opposition in parlement, even
if they don't have anything to say, they have to.

Yip I Agree, never had an issue with mine, love my steed, have loved every bike i have ever owned. I say leave them (the naysayers) to it, they will bore eventually.
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Lewensgevaar.There's a total recall on all the bikes' :imaposer:...........................riders,they have to go for more training in the sandpit  :imaposer: