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    F800

    In a month or so, the new F800's will be hitting the showrooms. How about getting a jump on figuring out which Tech Forum the new owners should be going to: all new forum? F650/F800? new label for ALL the thumpers and a separate forum just for the F800?
    I hope to have one of the first F800's and am just thinking ahead. Any thoughts out there?
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    I vote for an inclusive "F" forum, just like the K, old R, new R forums. That way the "F" forum will get a bit more traffic. It also seems, judging from the interest in the bikes on f650.com, that the (prospective) owners have a lot in common.

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    Link to CR&S

    David, truth in advertising. What's your link to CR&S?

    Interesting looking bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    David, truth in advertising. What's your link to CR&S?

    Interesting looking bikes.
    I'm the US distributor.

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    Sweet!

    Bring a few east. (saw the other post about the LV track day w/ N8!)

    Loudon would be great for that. Tight technical circuit 1.6 miles. Or bumpy PITA Pocono East.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    David, truth in advertising. What's your link to CR&S?

    Interesting looking bikes.
    ...and models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themayer View Post
    In a month or so, the new F800's will be hitting the showrooms. How about getting a jump on figuring out which Tech Forum the new owners should be going to: all new forum? F650/F800? new label for ALL the thumpers and a separate forum just for the F800?
    I hope to have one of the first F800's and am just thinking ahead. Any thoughts out there?
    I'd vote for a separate forum for the F800s to support the different engine (parallel twin) configuration. It's not going to be much like the Thumpers.

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    I see that the Bentonville, Ark., dealer has two now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troutluck View Post
    I see that the Bentonville, Ark., dealer has two now.
    Yes, last week was the week that almost all dealers got one or two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
    Bring a few east. (saw the other post about the LV track day w/ N8!)

    Loudon would be great for that. Tight technical circuit 1.6 miles. Or bumpy PITA Pocono East.
    From what I understand, Loudon would be a great track for the VUN, and a lot of fun. As for "a few" to bring East, I have the only one currently in the country, expecting a second one this month.
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    I got mine Saturday. An F 800S with 3 miles after my test ride. Now has 85!

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    This probably isn't the forum to get into a discussion of F800's...but what the heck. This thread has been hijacked around the world and back! I test rode the ST last Friday thinking that I was going to buy one, but didn't. I guess I expected a riding position more like my RT. This old geezer came back from the test ride with a sore back. I suppose that there are some bar risers out there that would help. I also hated the fact that I couldn't see anything behind me no matter how I adjusted the mirrors. Had there been blue flashing lights following me, I would have been screwed. Those things being said, I liked the bike a lot. Being 200# lighter than my RT and only ten less horsepower, it moved. And the power was everywhere. Brakes were good too. Congrats on your S, Tweety1.

    Say hey, moderators - how about a place to park our F800's?!
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    Parking the F 800

    Quote Originally Posted by themayer View Post
    This probably isn't the forum to get into a discussion of F800's...but what the heck. This thread has been hijacked around the world and back! I test rode the ST last Friday thinking that I was going to buy one, but didn't. I guess I expected a riding position more like my RT. This old geezer came back from the test ride with a sore back. I suppose that there are some bar risers out there that would help. I also hated the fact that I couldn't see anything behind me no matter how I adjusted the mirrors. Had there been blue flashing lights following me, I would have been screwed. Those things being said, I liked the bike a lot. Being 200# lighter than my RT and only ten less horsepower, it moved. And the power was everywhere. Brakes were good too. Congrats on your S, Tweety1.

    Say hey, moderators - how about a place to park our F800's?!
    Thanks for the good wishes, themayer. I broke 150 miles today using it on my 25-mile roundtrip commute. Love the bike, the handling, etc.

    I also agree :moderators - how about a place to park our F800's??? Please?
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    All broken in now. This bike is a scream-it is like a diffrent animal from 5k to 8.5K rpm, and so much fun! It is a good thing it brakes like it goes, and fully stable when it does. the handling is superb as well, and it averages 60+ mpg doing it all.

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    I want an ST. Reconfiguring a bit to see if I can swing it. May be too late for this model year, seeing as it looks like they are selling fast. No matter. I'm planning on immortality . . . ain't you?

    Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wezul View Post
    I'm planning on immortality . . . ain't you?

    Peace.

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    That's why I bought the extended warranty, too!
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