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    Rox Risers

    I put Rox Risers on my wife's F650GS and agree, you do need to install a longer brake line. I put a Speigler +2" ($59.95) on it and it works great. I like the Rox Risers as they are adjustable from...
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    Curious....did you have to buy a longer front...

    Curious....did you have to buy a longer front brake hose, or were you able to re-route? I ask because I put a set of Rox Risers on my wife's 2010 F650GS and the hose seems too snug. All other...
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    Update: I ordered a Wilbers low shock for the...

    Update: I ordered a Wilbers low shock for the bike and no longer interested in a swap. Will post up the stock shock for sale once the Wilbers arrives and is installed. Thanks!
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    WTT: Standard Rear Shock for Low Rear Shock

    My wife has a 2010 F650GS with 1,200 miles on it and it is the standard suspension bike with a low seat. We need to still get it lowered a bit via the suspension and am curious if anyone has a F650GS...
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    Ordered Silver F700GS

    I ordered a silver F700GS from BMW M/C of Grand Rapids on 08/26/12 and was told to expect three months as Apple Red ones are the first ones to arrive. We had no problem with this as the bike is for...
  6. Thread: Spouse with bike

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    My wife grew up in a motorcycle family with her...

    My wife grew up in a motorcycle family with her Dad having a few BMWs and purchased a new 1972 R75/5 in Germany in 1972 and shipped it back to Indiana. Her first bike, a BMW of course, was back in...
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    I believe you and CourtFisher have "hit the nail...

    I believe you and CourtFisher have "hit the nail on the head" re: going from a R12GS to a F700GS! Thanks guys and good feedback!
  8. Thread: F800gt

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    Dealer Says So!

    A couple of weeks ago my wife ordered a 2013 F700GS and I got to talking to the dealer owner. He stated also the BMW rep says a new F800RT (he said "RT" but could be a "GT" I suppose) will be in the...
  9. Thread: Texting Twit

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    Rider Texting.......

    I mistakenly went on a group ride (six bikes, 7 people total) as my wife and I virtually always ride alone. On this group ride, the lead rider on Brand X was always pulling out his cell phone at...
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    Thanks for the details and is exactly the kind of...

    Thanks for the details and is exactly the kind of feedback I am looking for. I am really looking for specific model to model thoughts (R1200GS or GSA to F Twins). I am really leaning towards a...
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    I have owned both (R100GS, R100GS/PD and the...

    I have owned both (R100GS, R100GS/PD and the R11GS) and a R12GSA and am curious why you make the recommendation. If you have experience with the F series twin, I am really interested in hearing your...
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    Anyone Go From a R1200GS to a F650 / F800GS?

    I have had a few air / oil / hex head GS' and thinking about "downsizing" to either a F700 or F800GS. I am curious who has done this and what their overall impressions are - good and bad.

    Like...
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    Ordered a 2013 F700GS Low Suspension Model

    Well....went to the dealership on Saturday and my wife test rode a 2012 F650GS low suspension, low seat model. Loved the bike...hated the seat (as another poster stated). Even though they offered a...
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    Good point but, I think we should be fine as my...

    Good point but, I think we should be fine as my wife weighs 130#, will not have side bags but use a tank bag and dry bag (Ortleib mid size) on the passenger seat. Her current F650GS (single) with...
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    Good info and thanks again. The true test is, as...

    Good info and thanks again. The true test is, as one said, have my wife sit on a lowered one.

    In the interim, I found a nice 2011 model with 11k miles, BMW hard bags, heated grips, etc. for a...
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    Thanks JP for your response and is what I thought...

    Thanks JP for your response and is what I thought was the case. However, I was getting conflicting details from different dealers (scary thought!).
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    F650GS - Low vs. Standard Suspension

    I am looking to replace my wife's 2001 F650GS with a 2012 F650GS Twin. I am going to need to go with a low suspension model and my questions are this:
    1) What all is changed from a standard...
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    Hip Update....

    First...thank you very much for all the positive input and suggestions. Since my initial post, my left hip replacement schedule has accelerated quite a bit! Instead of what I thought would be a...
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    Now I know why my husband raves about this site...

    Now I know why my husband raves about this site and forum! You folks are a great source of information and inspiration!

    As I mentioned earlier, so far my PT has helped quite a bit and I have...
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    Unbelievable Link!

    WOW! What an awesome link! This is going to be fun to play around with different models. Now my better half will really have ammunition (re: excuse) to go bike shopping with me!
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    Thanks for Idfeas!

    I never thought about seeing my doctor and have him check out the various angles while on the bike. He knows I ride but, that is about it.

    I must be old fashioned but, I have a hard time thinking...
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    Hip Replacement - Now What?

    First, I am posting this under my husband's username (I am sure he will end up seeing this!:D).

    I am 57 years old, been riding for 20+ years and have recently had my right hip replaced. In a few...
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    Just Do It!

    Like other posting in this thread, I own both a HD ('04 Road King Classic - FLHRCI) and BMW ('03 R1150R) as well. The newest HD was a 2011 Road Glide - awesome bike and newest BMW was a 2009 R12GSA...
  24. Thread: Acerbis tanks?

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    Just to clarify, the TT set-up is not for the...

    Just to clarify, the TT set-up is not for the Funduro models. I recall Acerbis is the only way to go for increased fuel capacity. Hope this helps.
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    One More Thing....

    The other night, I rode the bike about 70 miles and mid way, stopped for food. The vibration seemed to be more frequent. I felt the rear drive housing and it was very hot to the touch. I maybe...
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