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    Bringing back the topic at hand... I agree with...

    Bringing back the topic at hand... I agree with 157149, Old airheads are just the thing for pleasant little trips!

    Since I had the day off and the weather here was nothing short of perfect I...
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    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll go ahead...

    Thanks for the replies. I think I'll go ahead and order the Kaoko since it nicely integrates into the handle and sounds like it works as advertised. This kind of info is what makes this forum...
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    Hadn't seen this before, simple and effective. ...

    Hadn't seen this before, simple and effective. Thanks!
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    Thanks guys, I know that nowadays bikes are...

    Thanks guys, I know that nowadays bikes are available with actual electronic cruise-control but I really just want the ability to take my right hand off the grip for a few moments while cruising, I...
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    Throttle Lock?

    I never realized how much I used or enjoyed the cruise-control on my old R75 until I got the new F800. I've been searching for some options and I'm looking for some advise and opinions. I've got a...
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    looks like a great score for $500, way to go...

    looks like a great score for $500, way to go saving another one. Good luck with the restore! :clap
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    I haven't met many bikes I don't like and it...

    I haven't met many bikes I don't like and it sounds like a good deal for the price but that link isn't working for me, (looks like an email link)? Heck, go take a look and try for a test ride, you...
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    I think the price is fine if you're satisfied...

    I think the price is fine if you're satisfied with the results, sounds reasonable for the work involved to "do it right" and it sounds like they sure did it that way. :thumb

    Now where are the...
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    Thanks for the link AKBEEMER! and thanks for...

    Thanks for the link AKBEEMER! and thanks for posting this question royce.

    I have been both disgusted and frustrated by my F800 manual's lack of maintenance schedule and my dealer's refusal to...
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    Sticky: Went camping this past weekend in Central Oregon,...

    Went camping this past weekend in Central Oregon, Here's the best photo yet of my new F800GS. (Thanks go out to my friend Keith who took this pic while I was still sleeping in my tent).

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    Let me preface this reply by saying I don't...

    Let me preface this reply by saying I don't believe my side stand to be a stock part but the angle the bike sits at on the stand is just right. When center-standed and I flip out the side stand it's...
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    I haven't done any work aside from basic...

    I haven't done any work aside from basic maintenance on an F-bike but I make my living fixing cars. Are you certain that the fan control thermo-switch is part of the fan assembly? I don't have an ST...
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    As near as I can tell it does nothing at all but...

    As near as I can tell it does nothing at all but what the heck, if I wanted wind protection I'd drive a car. ;)
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    Took a fantastic ride over to the Oregon coast...

    Took a fantastic ride over to the Oregon coast today, record high temperatures meant it was actually T-shirt weather where there is typically fog and drizzle. To those of you coming to the...
  15. Lovely, of course it's announced 3 weeks after I...

    Lovely, of course it's announced 3 weeks after I pick up my 800GS... guess I'll start saving for the next one. :banghead

    edit: Okay, after comparing specs the only real differences seem to be the...
  16. Wish they would bring that model to the states,...

    Wish they would bring that model to the states, I'm envious of the 6+ Gal fuel capacity.
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    lol indeed I hadn't even noticed the butts! Just...

    lol indeed I hadn't even noticed the butts! Just another lovely local park... Can't wait to get some real adventure photos of the bike dirty, muddy, on it's side, etc etc.
  18. I'm sure the dealer will say that yes indeed, you...

    I'm sure the dealer will say that yes indeed, you must replace the entire rear subframe, (as will probably members of this forum). I'd suggest, as long as the subframe is still straight and...
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    New F800GS!

    Hi all, longtime airhead rider here but I'm happy to report I just got home from a 500 mile camping adventure aboard my just broken-in F800GS. A friend and I took a trip to Southern Oregon this...
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    Congratulations! You won't regret it, Airheads...

    Congratulations! You won't regret it, Airheads are simple, solid, well-made machines. (We'll still be riding when all the CAN-Bus, ESA-equipped, heated-seat bikes have been scrapped! ;))
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    I have had two similar issues with my /5 both on...

    I have had two similar issues with my /5 both on longer road trips. While heading to Laguna last summer for the GP races, (awesome trip but that's another story), my rock-solid never-miss-a-beat...
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    I ran the conti-gos for a season on my R75/5 and...

    I ran the conti-gos for a season on my R75/5 and absolutely hated them! They followed every groove or surface imperfection in the road, very unsettling at speed! Currently running the Michelin...
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    It's been a wet and gloomy 2013 here in Western...

    It's been a wet and gloomy 2013 here in Western Oregon but the sun shined through today. It was a perfect afternoon to wash the winter grime off the old bike and car and get out for a spin. My...
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    +1 for bar end mirrors. I love them on my...

    +1 for bar end mirrors.

    I love them on my /5, they look good and I can see everything behind me clearly.
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    Thanks for the help folks! It seemed that all...

    Thanks for the help folks! It seemed that all the parts that came with them were intended for long-wheelbase bikes so I made some brackets and got them mounted up Friday night, used them all weekend...
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