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    I ride a 2011 F00ST and had similar problems w my...

    I ride a 2011 F00ST and had similar problems w my clutch lever. I switched it to Pazzoracing.com. Their lever position is adjustable so it will be closer to the grip and to your hand. In my...
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    campbellforest, I get just over 200 miles per...

    campbellforest, I get just over 200 miles per tank. I use medium grade. I have run out of fuel twice and hope to avoid a third, so I don't push it. I tend to get 56 mpg and tend to cruise in the...
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    I beg your pardon. Better to activate brain...

    I beg your pardon. Better to activate brain before typing.
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    AZ-J, your comments are so cryptic and obtuse...

    AZ-J, your comments are so cryptic and obtuse that I have decided to place little credence upon them. I have had zero such problems with my 2011 F800ST, but the ghost of fear remains upon hearing...
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    Engine heat to the legs is a serious factor with...

    Engine heat to the legs is a serious factor with this motorcycle. Windshield is not a factor as the heat goes to the legs, which are where the hot air blasts out, especially when the fan is on. To...
  6. Thread: Rain and the RT

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    How does it do in the heat of summer? Do your...

    How does it do in the heat of summer? Do your legs get cylinder heat? Can you get adequate ventilation?
    Thanks!
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    I just had a test ride on a 2012 R1200RT. The...

    I just had a test ride on a 2012 R1200RT. The motorcycle is awesome. Fabulous handling. Super comfortable ergonomics. Good power. What killed it for me is that I tested it on purpose on a 90...
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    Thank you all so much. It's looking like my next...

    Thank you all so much. It's looking like my next motorcycle! Other questions: On warm days, do the boxer heads heat your legs much? My F800ST roasts my left leg, even while moving. Along the...
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    R1200RT as daily steed?

    I have a very nice 2011 F800ST but the siren song of a larger fancier motorcycle is calling. I use it for near daily commutes to work and occasional 600 mile weekend jaunts. Any comments?
    Cheers,...
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    Man oh man it's gonna be an epic tryp!

    Man oh man it's gonna be an epic tryp!
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    Thanks Gerald. The loop idea looks like what...

    Thanks Gerald. The loop idea looks like what we'll do. Any decent alternatives to the highway Soo-Sudbury?
    PEPE
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    So far we are planning the Soo route out. For...

    So far we are planning the Soo route out. For the return much depends on our time freedom. Great idea to try the Sarnia route! If we are pressed for time we will probably take the Mac Bridge....
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    Riding Chicago to Ontario, Canada

    My friend and I are planning to ride from Chicago to Temagami, Ontario, Northeast of Sudbury and North of North Bay in July 2012. He will be on his 1150GSA and I on my F800ST. If you know the area,...
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    Romany, I have soft guards made by Moose Racing. ...

    Romany, I have soft guards made by Moose Racing. They are made of heavy padded material which protects my hands and wrists from wind and rain. They are attached by velcro and fit most bikes. Got...
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    If you skip Michigan you will do yourself a...

    If you skip Michigan you will do yourself a disservice. It's a terrific ferry service. You can also take the SS Badger (Manitowoc, WI to Ludington, MI) a little farther up north, which as I recall...
  16. Thanks 32232, I am considering precisely the same...

    Thanks 32232, I am considering precisely the same trade. I have nowhere your miles/experience, riding a little under 13K miles in the last couple of years, but consider myself a serious student of...
  17. Thanks! The dream is nourished. P

    Thanks! The dream is nourished. P
  18. Do your legs get hot on the bike? R1200R/R1200RT

    Hello all,
    I have an F800ST which cooks my left leg during hot weather. I am thinking of moving to an R1200R or R1200RT but fear the heat output of the two Boxer lumps. Any experience w this? Any...
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    Unlock the handlebars before you get going!

    I call slow speed dropping of the motorcycle a "clown fall." I was very distracted (another way to have accidents) one day. Forgot to unlock the bars. The moment I accelerated and leaned right I...
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    Thanks Dave. I had a Triumph Bonneville T100...

    Thanks Dave. I had a Triumph Bonneville T100 before this one so that position was lovely for me.
    I get the feeling I will be able to find a non-BMW mechanic to do the job for me, as it seems far...
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    I have mostly two problems on my 2011 F800St: 1....

    I have mostly two problems on my 2011 F800St:
    1. Short legs. Just got the low seat which I hope will give me better footing.
    2. Pain and tingling on my hands from leaning on the bars so hard. I...
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    Tank dry, again! 2011 F800ST

    I have been exploring my fuel tank and gauge characteristics and have found the great value of the trip odometer and yearn for the days of true reserve valves.
    I ran out of fuel while my OBC...
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    I feel your pain Brad. I've had a F800ST for...

    I feel your pain Brad. I've had a F800ST for about 3 weeks and about 1200 miles. So far my knees are not very happy and my hands are numb from leaning so heavily on the bars. I am 58 years old. I...
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