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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: New GS Twin Pics

    With the F658GS being available real soon in the US, I thought I'd start a picture thread for all those who got themselves one. It would be nice to...

    Started by blackie‎, 08-22-08
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY vids.

    Hi all , not sure if this has been done , but it would be interesting to post vids of DIY stuff (repairs, mods , oil change etc) Would be a good...

    Started by Giodog2000‎, 06-27-10
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 2013 F800GS and F700GS Recall: Side Stand Issue

    http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/bmw-recalls-2013-f800gs-f700gs-due-to-side-stand-issues/ <edit de100kb> produced June 1, 2012, through Oct. 18,...

    Started by Pete7874‎, 07-12-13
    2013, f700gs, f800gs, recall, side stand
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: POLL: Has your F650GS/F800GS twin gas tank cracked?

    The purpose of this poll it to determine how widespread the gas tank cracking problem is for the BMW F800GS/F650GS twins, and if the problem might be...

    Started by jrwooden‎, 12-21-10
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  1. Coolant pipe

    I put a clamp around the upper coolant pipe as it was working loose and i see the lower one is doing the same, i know i can temp fix using the clamp...

    Started by Max Lange‎, 02-03-09
    coolant hose, rad hose
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  2. is this setup ok to charge the F800GS Battery through the Cigarette Lighter Socket??

    Good to talk to you all. Its been a long time since I wrote here last time. sorry for my english, not a native english speaker. hopefully, you will...

    Started by Anar‎, 2 Days Ago
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  3. was this a bad idea and could it have drained the battery?

    Well, as most of you may have guessed already, it is related to battery. Normally, Czech Republic can get some harsh winters. I try to ride the...

    Started by Anar‎, 5 Hours Ago
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  4. Any Info on the Camel Tank Auxiliary Tank on F800GS ? www.cameltank.com

    Anyone have experiences or recommendations on the Camel Tank Aux Fuel Tanks? I have had huge tanks in the past on my GSA1200 and other bikes and...

    Started by DhamaWheeler‎, 4 Days Ago
    auxiliary tanks, camel tanks, small f800gs tank, tank size
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  5. Tool cold ignition is locked

    Hey curtis here very first post, Was wondering if anyone new why my bike wouldn't start. Never had an issue before. But it ended up getting to 24...

    Started by Curtislee‎, 2 Days Ago
    ignition locked, won't start
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  6. switch for footbrake 2013

    Hello My switch of footbrake is working correctly but I think one piece is missing. So the footbrake doesn't touch the switch and the red back...

    Started by PxP‎, 4 Days Ago
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  7. Adjusting the rear damping rebound

    Hi, I recently decided to get the suspension on my F650GS adjusted correctly, and I turned to the manual. My manual is in Swedish (and I am Danish),...

    Started by Dr. Jones‎, 09-03-12
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  8. Anyone here riding 800gs in Nashville area?? would like to find someone to ride....

    love to ride fire roads and dirt roads in the Nashville area . I live in Hendersonville but willing to drive and meet to go for a ride. Cheers!

    Started by David6801‎, 4 Days Ago
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  9. Potential 800GS Owner with few questions

    Hi All, First post here, may be i came here directly without showing up in the introduction area. Am i breaking the rules I currently do not...

    Started by streetrider‎, 3 Weeks Ago
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  10. 15 videos that will show you a lot about your F650GS for maintenance

    I haven't seen this posted here before, so here goes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTdFXwwde14 That's the link to video #1 in a 15 video...

    Started by MikeMike‎, 1 Week Ago
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  11. Chain Adjustment

    Guys the user manual says the chain adjustment is to be done with the bike on the side stand! however all the video i have seen in you-tube shows...

    Started by Lyes‎, 3 Weeks Ago
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  12. GS or GS Adventure?

    I'm moving to the US later this year and am interested in buying either an F800GS or an F800GS Adventure when I get there (see my intro thread for...

    Started by mattyguzzi‎, 1 Week Ago
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  13. F800GS Tank Slapper Wobble

    I need some feedback. Three weeks ago my 2009 F800GS with TKC 80's went down in a tank slapper wobble. I am recovering. I was doing below the 75 mph...

    Started by fritz‎, 08-29-11
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  14. GS800 Honeymoon over before it got started..

    I picked up my new 800GS (2012) from the dealers on Tuesday night. I had about a 240 km journey to get home. Concious of the breakin I had been...

    Started by 800GeeSer‎, 05-04-12
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  15. F800GS Crash Bars ?

    I'm in the market for lower and upper crash bars for 2014 F800GS and would like to hear your views on what brand is the best to buy ? Thanks !

    Started by scomeau1‎, 4 Weeks Ago
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  16. Difference between F800 GS and F650 GS Engines

    I have been riding Hondas and Yamahas for the last 30 years or so, but now I have decided I am ready to come into the BMW family. The bike I...

    Started by pojodog1‎, 06-06-09
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  17. Put my new 800gs to the test at MMM

    Hey guys, just back from Tellico TN for the March moto madness. It was a lot of fun and some challenging rides. This time around it was more fun and...

    Started by David6801‎, 2 Weeks Ago
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  18. cat removal......

    I am about to have a new stainless steel system made by my friendly exhaust builders for ú300.00! This will be from the cylinder heads to the can. I...

    Started by adventurer1050‎, 07-15-09
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  19. Steering Head Bearing covered under warranty?

    I have had my bike to dealers on other warranty issues and can't get anything resolved... now my steering head bearing is toast.. my bike is still...

    Started by BMWGSRider‎, 04-08-13
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  20. HD Action Camera, Which one ?

    Guys, just back from a bike ride and when checking my Videos shot with my Drift X170, i am not longer impressed by the quality.... i am thinking of...

    Started by Lyes‎, 09-01-13
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  21. 2013 BMW F800GS - One of the BEST bikes Ever!

    Today was pick up day for me and my new F800. Our garage is back to being normal with 2 bikes in it. I started the Best Bike ever for the 650's and...

    Started by soph9‎, 10-13-12
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  22. Nitrogen vs Air In Tires

    Recently, i swapped my CAR winter tires to summer tires and the dealer filled the summer tires with Nitrogen instead of plain air? Has anyone...

    Started by Lyes‎, 3 Weeks Ago
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  23. Garmin_zūmo 660LM Mount ??

    I'm looking to add an Garmin Zumo 660LM to my 2014 F800 GS can anyone recommend a mount to the handle bars ?? Thanks for your help !!

    Started by scomeau1‎, 3 Weeks Ago
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  24. nwlinux 2014 Ride log

    Hello all - I'm starting this thread as a riding log for 2014. I'll be posting any rides or little adventures, parts installation or mods to the...

    Started by nwlinux‎, 3 Weeks Ago
    gs800, log, washington state
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  25. SW-Motech crash bar bags?

    Has anyone seen crash bar bags for the SW-Motech bars (2014 GS800)?

    Started by nwlinux‎, 3 Weeks Ago
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  26. Front brake resevoir..any advice on low version ?

    G'day all, First post so be gentle. F800 depot has a lower "less prone to damage" version for sale but recommends reading Hall of Wisdom on this...

    Started by tezza‎, 05-28-11
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  27. Tell me why I should and tell me why I shouldn't

    Buy a new F800GS.

    Started by stephenmarklay‎, 4 Weeks Ago
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  28. When I lift my 800gs from the ground using handlebar technique, the bar gets crooked

    Hey guys, is it normal to have the handle bar crooked after picking it up from the ground ??? The darn bike gets too low to the ground to lift...

    Started by David6801‎, 03-08-14
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  29. PIAA Lighting Mounting Question ?

    PIAA 510 ATP Driving Light Kit With Mounting Brackets BMW F650 GS / F800 GS 2008-2011 ...

    Started by scomeau1‎, 4 Weeks Ago
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  30. 2014 F800GS factory orders.

    For those of you that have recently factory ordered a new F800GS/F700GS, how long did it take to get your new ride once the crate was on the boat? ...

    Started by P Smity‎, 03-10-14
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  31. '13 f800gs price - is it competitive?

    I'm negotiating price on a 2013 new kalmatta gs. We are at 11,900 and seem to be at a standstill. So thought I'd ask you good folks if it's a...

    Started by cementjungle‎, 01-25-14
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  32. 2009 f800gs wont start.

    Bought the bike about a month ago. My second 800gs. It is a 09 with only 5k miles on it. Rode it a few times, ran perfect. Rode it yesterday to...

    Started by F800kris‎, 03-08-14
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  33. F800GS Adventure

    Has anyone else seen this yet. I suppose it was bound to happen. ...

    Started by Slappyhamguy‎, 05-02-13
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  34. F800GS vs R1200GS wc?

    This post is directed to those of you who have personal experience riding both the F800GS and R1200GS... I bought my F800GS early this season...

    Started by Eldor‎, 09-30-13
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  35. Changing bike

    So after 5 years and 42,000 miles on my 2008 F800GS I have decided to change it ... for another F800GS! I took my bike in for its 42,000 mile...

    Started by pedantic_pete‎, 01-19-14
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  36. Number next to fuel warning

    I ride a 2014 GS800. The fuel reserve light came on the other day. My question: Within the LED display and the fuel pump icon, there was a number....

    Started by nwlinux‎, 03-05-14
    fuel, reserve
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  37. Heated grip question

    I've read a few of the posts concerning the heated grips, but haven't found a reference to this. I rode my F800GS over the weekend and had the...

    Started by 2old2fat2short‎, 03-01-11
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  38. Givi Airflow F800GS

    Does anyone have a Givi Airflow fitted to a 800 GS I have been told that it does fit OK (that was by a retailer, not a user) I also have hand...

    Started by step2534‎, 03-11-14
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  39. Topcase security (Vario and Adv) agains thief's and failing racks

    Hey guys, today found a 2 year old video surveillance recording where a guy just walk and pops an Adv top case from a 650gs in less than a minute. ...

    Started by th00r‎, 03-11-14
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  40. Sound Rider review of the F800GSA

    Here is a link to a short review by Sound Rider of the F800GS Adventure model: ...

    Started by Richard230‎, 03-01-14
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  41. Clutch cable mount broken...

    I am speachless .... Why why why did u make it like this? Hook-like cable support for the clutch cable. Made as one part with the entire $320...

    Started by drid‎, 02-27-14
    clutch cable, left engine cover, poor engineering.
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  42. Dropping the bike in water....

    I have been through more water crossings then i can ever remember... and some of them have been deep... and i have always been afraid to dump the...

    Started by dadayama‎, 02-23-14
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  43. Sidestand Foot Enlarger for LOWered suspension 2013 F800GS

    Those of you who might have factory lowered F800GS bikes have probably found out that nobody makes a sidestand foot enlarger for this bike. The...

    Started by Eldor‎, 05-06-13
    2013 f800gs, lowered suspension, sidestand foot enlarger
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  44. offroad ride Nashville. .800gs was the biggest. ..

    Watch "Adv ride from Puckett's.mp4" on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRNip_hHYUI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Started by David6801‎, 02-18-14
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  45. free luggage rack and backrest for 800gs

    I am in the process of making a rack and backrest for the 800gs but do not have 800gs to test it out on, so I would like to find a couple people (in...

    Started by KerryB‎, 11-13-13
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  46. Rear shock and spring

    Hello everyone, I purchased my first F650GS last fall (2009 with 2000 miles,a real cream puff)it is a lowered model and I am wanting to raise it to a...

    Started by Mnxtrik8r‎, 02-21-14
    • Replies: 2
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  47. 4 years on a GS in a 3min video!

    Take a look of this video I edited, 4 years of traveling and enjoying with friends and family. 10 countries visited, diferent landscapes, roads...

    Started by Quikegeo‎, 02-14-14
    f800, video ride report
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  48. Which windshield?

    I love my bike but I sure do hate the stock windshield! What is the most popular aftermarket w/s replacement? TIA.

    Started by IHS‎, 07-29-13
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  49. Comfort seat with optional heat ! Tempted ?


    Started by stuartw‎, 02-14-14
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  50. $400 all in for 20,000km service, new Tourance front tire, and headlight bulb

    Just got back a few thousand pesos lighter, bill worked out to around $400 US for the 20,000km service, a headlight bulb, and a new Tourance front...

    Started by MikeMike‎, 03-09-11
    • Replies: 7
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