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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:50 pm

Now looking at an F800R....

F800R: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_F800R

Check out the seat heights in the spec. :smile:
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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby debbie2669 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:25 pm

Thanks :)
he has offered me this for £3,200 please let me know your thoughts...its in fantastic condition
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-F800R-20 ... SwsZJbMAfv

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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:10 am

Thanks :)
he has offered me this for £3,200 please let me know your thoughts...its in fantastic condition
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-F800R-20 ... SwsZJbMAfv

Hi,

I don't know much about the F-Series bikes.
The bike looks clean, in nice order and low mileage of 9125 miles for a 9 year old bike.
The documentation for BMW service history is a very good thing to have as well as the MOT history.
Nice quality extras like the BMW Heated Grips, BMW Rack and Panniers.
Why is there still a Road Tax Disc dated 31/10/15 showing on the LH side?

Is it worth £3200? - only you can decide this - check out current prices in the Motorcycle News (MCN), Ebay etc so as to have a good idea of what these bikes are currently selling for before making any offer.
Don't be afraid to haggle if you find a bike you like - sellers always leave a margin for this.
Don't be too keen on a bike if the price seems low and there is no supporting documentation/history - if you buy a stolen bike you will lose your money.
If you buy on Ebay there is no Ebay Money Back Guarantee on Vehicles.
If you buy privately, take a friend with you as a witness and don't hand over payment unless the bike is present with you.
Don't do any deals in car parks, at the back of the pub etc - carry out the deal at the owners address only and check that the same name and address is shown on the vehicle registration documentation.
If something doesn't feel or look right - walk away.

Here's a 2012 Independent Review of the F800R:
http://www.roadtrooper.com/living-with- ... 1-year-on/

See what others have to say here.

Good luck! :smile:
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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby debbie2669 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:15 am

Great reading, thanks.

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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby windmill john » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:04 am

Now looking at an F800R....

Yup, definitely a motorcyclist; fickle :grin:

I don't specifically know the 'R' but when researching the GS versions, you do come across a lot of info on all the 800s.
This is only on reading bear in mind, but overall, they are very highly rated.
When they first came out, there was the normal and usual "This isn't a BMW!" from some quarters. However riders reviews are very good.

It's early days with my 800GS, but wow, brilliant and it looks, so far, like many parts are easily accessible; I do all my own maintenance.

Go for it! :smile:
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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:54 pm

Here's a YouTube review on the new F800GS by Pavlin (Motorcycle Adventures).
https://youtu.be/qbMHAMXYggU

He has a lot of interesting review and touring videos on YouTube so consider Subscribing if you like what you see.

He was touring Ireland and Scotland 2 or 3 weeks ago, stopped at a grassy roadside in Ireland, put his left foot down and fell into a 6 foot deep ditch with the bike on top of him!

Fortunately he was OK and his bike suffered only a broken screen.
There are two videos on YouTube (Motorcycle Trip to Ireland & Scotland) showing this:
https://youtu.be/K-_GIDZNJJ8
https://youtu.be/e-gg0H5w2eg

Pavlin has now completed his Ireland, Scotland, Holland, France and Switzerland tour and arrived safely back in Berlin:
https://youtu.be/kdf9YuK24qs
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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby windmill john » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:31 pm

Hi Ced,

That review is the new 850.

I'm getting the hang of the height, you just need to watch it when you drive the front wheel up a bank to reverse and turn round, that gets me on my tippy toes or beyond!

John
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Max - 2009 F800GS- where’s the desert at!?
Too many bikes have come and gone, trying to be sensible now!

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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm

John,

The F800GS appears to have more hp than my R1100RT!

The main complaints seem to be that it is expensive.
However, if the price is high because of higher build quality then that could be a good thing.

Interesting bikes the F Series!
Let's have your review when the honeymoon is over! :smile:
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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby windmill john » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Yes I will feed back after a few months.

Re the power, I’ve had an R1100RS and a K75S and I have to say, the 800 takes off like a bat out if hell! It doesn’t seem too different from an 1050 Speed triple I borrowed off an old friend.

I didn’t buy based on power. Yes it has more than the 650, but I was surprised by how much for a ‘trail’ bike.

I like the day to day lack of maintenance with a shaft, but for major jobs, this will be easier to work on.

I know you only change the clutch every 60,000 miles plus on an Oilhead and you play with the timing belt very rarely, but they are still a major job. I’m liking the nakedness of the 800, like you removing your lower fairing panels Ced, it makes everything so much easier to fiddle with.

Would I care if I had a garage and started a job one day and then finished the next day. My bikes are outside, I just want to crack on with a lob.

I’m probably my own worst enemy and worry about the most stupid things. Hey! I don’t have kids, so I need something to worry about. :grin:

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Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Schorsch - 1978-80 R65 - bit of a Shetland pony; frisky and naughty.
Max - 2009 F800GS- where’s the desert at!?
Too many bikes have come and gone, trying to be sensible now!

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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby debbie2669 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:19 pm

Well.......its coming home.....with me! I bought it. Beautiful condition all paperwork and lovely gent. Hope to collect early next week once ive purchased leathers, tax, insurance, helmet etc etc and got my wonderful Dad to drop me off....Nervous but excited. So guys (and Girls) hope to meet some of you soon.

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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:33 pm

Well done you! :smile:

I am sure you will have many happy miles on it - it's a nice looking bike.

Keep your eye on the forum and the Events Calendar for the regular Meets which have been arranged:
http://www.bmridersclub.com/calendar.htm

Main Club Events:
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Ride safe and enjoy!
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Postby george baker » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:50 pm

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if it has been a while since you last rode please consider some training, i think the morons have got more dangerous in the last few years

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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby Ruralman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 pm

Congratulations Debbie,
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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby windmill john » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:03 pm

Well done, enjoy the ride.
http://www.kittos.co.uk
Best roads: 623 Burgos to Santander. A back road to Metz; can't remember which!
Schorsch - 1978-80 R65 - bit of a Shetland pony; frisky and naughty.
Max - 2009 F800GS- where’s the desert at!?
Too many bikes have come and gone, trying to be sensible now!

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Re: gs650 suitability for short arse

Postby kent_instructor10 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:01 am

Well done, exciting times. Hope you enjoy it.
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