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    The F700GS is more than capable for alaska or ANY...

    The F700GS is more than capable for alaska or ANY Where else.

    While it is a LOT lighter than the 1200GS, it is NOT a smaller bike. The F700GS wheel base is about 2 inches LONGER and the load...
  2. Thread: 2015 Models

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    The last I looked the wheel base of the F700GS...

    The last I looked the wheel base of the F700GS was slightly longer than the R1200GS...so the GS is "the smaller" bike...but weights 130lbs or so more. Yes it does have 110 vs 70 hp ....but both...
  3. Thread: 2015 Models

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    Why can't BMW sell an under 500lb Tourer

    I know that "style" is important in marketing motorcycles.

    I also know that 'stylish" bikes like the GS series are hugely popular and just like the "HUMMERS" were for a while.
    Most GS buyers...
  4. I've had the Aeroflow touring on my F650GS for...

    I've had the Aeroflow touring on my F650GS for over 4 years now. I'm completely satisfied. I got the medium height and tweaked it a bit lower so I could easily see over it while the air flow was...
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    I have a 2010 F650GS with lowered suspension. I...

    I have a 2010 F650GS with lowered suspension. I got this as I like, most do not ride in the whoops and jumps, so have no need for the extra long suspension of the 800GS. This suspension travel is...
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    oooo Am I looking at an 18 or 19 inch front...

    oooo Am I looking at an 18 or 19 inch front wheel in the picture? If so that would be too good to be true.

    I know ...not at all likely...small diameter fat tire is the vogue...Got to look good...
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    Waiting for October to see if it shows up and...

    Waiting for October to see if it shows up and what the details are. I hope lighter than the RT or the GS, hope whole bike sits lower, lower CG than GS or RT, adjustable wind screen (manual ok) real...
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    I agree with Roy Barnes. Do a test ride noting...

    I agree with Roy Barnes. Do a test ride noting the riding position.

    I too thought I wanted an ST but fortunately the dealer let me take one for an hour ride. While the bike performed great, the...
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    I've had a Jesse top case ( and side cases for...

    I've had a Jesse top case ( and side cases for that matter too) for 4 + years now. Very satisfied. Water tight...tough. i highly recommend them.
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    If you don't want a large meter, there are a...

    If you don't want a large meter, there are a couple of companies that offer small LED indicators. about 1/4 inch diameter.

    These go from red (discharge) to yellow (on the margin) to Green...
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    Another chain lube data point. I lube my 2010...

    Another chain lube data point.

    I lube my 2010 F650GS chain about ever 500 to 1000 miles. Pretty casually, if it looks dry. When I do I clean the chain with a rag and if at home with chain...
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    I would think cruise control would cost BMW less...

    I would think cruise control would cost BMW less than $50 to incorporate the software mod to the ECU, add a switch to turn it on and integrate signals they have now, either directly or via can bus of...
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    I agree with Race7, and BMW arrogance. They...

    I agree with Race7, and BMW arrogance. They invented human size sport touring and touring with the original R100RS and RT. 500lbs and a easily manageable size. While the F800GT is closer...
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    I like the idea of LED's lower power and higher...

    I like the idea of LED's lower power and higher color temp. Seems to work better for me. I've put a truck-lite LED in a cafe race build i did this winter. This is the first LED i've seen with a...
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    Thanks for this thread. I've been looking at...

    Thanks for this thread. I've been looking at the GT for the same reason....I wish there was a F800rt too

    FYI There a LED H7 bulb in the work. May be a lower power/longer life alternative...
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    If you do 95/5 pavement and like twisties Metzler...

    If you do 95/5 pavement and like twisties Metzler Tourance EXP give a good sticky tire but it wears a bit quicker. I like this one best...extra sticky margin..

    The normal Metzler Tourance is a...
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    Yep 5k is the point where there is some...

    Yep 5k is the point where there is some vibration. From previous post on other blogs....it does seem worse for some people.

    I have 2010 F650GS twin...and 5k rpm equals 85mph. I don't feel it...
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    The 800GS has a hotter cam with a lot more...

    The 800GS has a hotter cam with a lot more overlap. This adds HP at high RPM but cause some amount of up burnt fuel to exhaust at lower RPM. To meet emission the 800gs has air injection so the...
  19. Thread: greaseninja

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    After trying several spray on lubes, I like the...

    After trying several spray on lubes, I like the Teflon stuff that comes in little plastic bottles. It does not have to drench the whole chain so it becomes a dust/dirt magnet. Cheap, easy to apply...
  20. I have a lowered F650GS. The above note give...

    I have a lowered F650GS.

    The above note give the definition of pay load. I have found the only reason that the pay load of the lowered F650GS is less is that it seems to have the same soft...
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    Enjoy your new bike!!

    Enjoy your new bike!!
  22. While I agree there is really a lot of latitude...

    While I agree there is really a lot of latitude in acceptable tire pressure as there are tires available.

    FWIW I don't obsess on pressure....when I do check it I use 32 front 36 rear cold.

    I...
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    I moved from my old R-RT in 2010. when I looked...

    I moved from my old R-RT in 2010. when I looked at the R1200RT then...it was just too big, heavy,boulbous

    I cast about for a lighter bike with the same ergonomics as the RT. I thought the F800ST...
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    there seems to be 100s of top cases. i got...

    there seems to be 100s of top cases.

    i got Jessie's because it is big and tough

    have fun
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    I went to alaska last summer with a friend on an...

    I went to alaska last summer with a friend on an RT. all the paved roads, evan with the inevitable construction areas are fine. we went across the top of the world high way and that was fine too. ...
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