F800GS, F800GS Adventure & F650GS Twin Discussion

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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
    • Replies: 18
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  4. 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
    • Replies: 38
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  1. ceramic enameled downpipes. Why

    Hi I have just traded my ST in for a F800 GS on a 62 plate (2012). The bike has 2,100 miles on it. The down pipes are a off white have been ...

    Started by restandplay, 16 Hours Ago
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  2. Timing chain problems and a new bike

    Here is a short but sad story with a twist for the ending. My 2012 F800GS with 27,000 miles left me stranded by the side of the road in Wyoming a...

    Started by ironguy, 16 Hours Ago
    • Replies: 1
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  3. Oil seepage from weep hole on water pump?

    So today I was inspecting my radiator hoses to see if they were creeping off... (they weren't) BUT I noticed a wet oily spot about the size of a...

    Started by jrwooden, 11-23-08
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  4. Touring screen GSA 800GS

    do you know if the F800GSA 2014 screen is compatible with the F800GS 2013, i know that you will need to buy the extra support bar for the F800GS....

    Started by Gaza, 07-29-14
    screen touring
    • Replies: 9
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  5. Why are struts up side down?

    Could someone explain why the F800GS struts are mounted up side down? :confused: What are the advantages? Mike

    Started by txtinman, 1 Week Ago
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  6. Torx screw sizes for F800GS

    I ran into a problem the other day trying to remove the front sprocket cover off my 800GS, because the 3 torx screws are not all the same size and...

    Started by pedantic_pete, 04-15-09
    • Replies: 23
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  7. 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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  8. ESA and ASC?

    Anyone think ESA and ASC (stability/traction control and auto suspension adjustment) are worth having on a GS bike? I'm looking at the 2013 model...

    Started by CrustyOldFart, 10-05-12
    asc, esa, f800gs
    • Replies: 35
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  9. Uninvited

    A few days ago Spousal Unit got up early and said she was going for a ride... and, no, I was not invited. She did allow me to meet her and ride the...

    Started by AKBeemer, 2 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 4
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  10. F800GS tip over sensor?

    Hey all. A quick question before I will go on the first real off-road adventure. Expecting to drop my bike once or twice. My friend and I...

    Started by Risum, 1 Week Ago
    • Replies: 7
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  11. Help Needed ...... Front Tyre usage

    just got my bike back from the dealer and one of the items that surprise me is the usage of the front tire compared to the rear.... the tires are...

    Started by Lyes, 07-01-14
    • Replies: 22
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  12. Split link chains.

    Has anyone here tried using a split link chain rather than a press rivet one? Before the advent of one piece and press rivet chains, split link...

    Started by Keefffff, 1 Week Ago
    • Replies: 5
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  13. Recommendations for H7 Headlight replacement (F800GS)

    Just spent an hour researching H7 headlight replacements. Seems like the Philips Moto Xtreme (made for cars) is popular. So is the Osram...

    Started by hgpilot, 4 Weeks Ago
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  14. 10000 KM / 6000 Miles Service

    Hello to All... I just had my Jan 2012 F800gs serviced for the 10000 km, at the BMW dealer her in NL. The bike had 8850 km , but the dealer...

    Started by Lyes, 05-11-13
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  15. Bugs vs. Radiator

    While cleaning my bike after a long motorcycle tour, i noticed a quite large whole on the radiator of the bike (lower left corner when facing the...

    Started by Lyes, 3 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 9
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  16. Oil leakage

    Hi guys! I noticed a small amount of oil leaking out of my 09 f800gs. At the top part of the engine! I assume it is called the tapit cover! Any...

    Started by Cobus Colesky, 3 Weeks Ago
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  17. F800GS Wont Start

    This is my daily driver, well only on dry days during the winter. Drove it to work last week, yesterday, everyday and never problems. Today went to...

    Started by FredsF800, 03-24-10
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  18. Factory lowered suspension

    Bit off topic but does anyone know if the R1200GS Adventure can get the factory lowered suspension option? I know that the standard R1200GS can but...

    Started by redout, 2 Weeks Ago
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  19. Helpful things I've learned.

    I ride my 2013 BMW F800GS off road pretty hard. The crash bars have come in handy a number of times to say the least. I've read a lot of...

    Started by timchilcott, 2 Weeks Ago
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  20. DWA Code

    Hi All, Sharing somehow a worrying experience I had while touring Norway and Sweden … So today I wake up early on a relatively fresh August...

    Started by Lyes, 3 Weeks Ago
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  21. Giraffe

    Looks to me like the giraffe prefers the F800GS ;) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dP-pXTeCiJU

    Started by slparry, 2 Weeks Ago
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  22. 2008 F800GS handlebar shimmying at low speed

    Hello everyone I've just had my 08 F800GS in my local BMW dealer for a new rear tyre replacement and a new front inner tube. Once they were both...

    Started by wwrsimon, 3 Weeks Ago
    • Replies: 13
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  23. New Accelerator Module available for BMW

    The new MCN magazine has tested a new "booster plug" sold by Solid Solutions and claims to add up 10% better fuel economy to a F650GS. I have an 800...

    Started by montanaman, 11-23-13
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  24. Trans-Lab Trail in August?

    Just decided that I'd try to do the Trans-Labrador Trail from August 1st to 14th. I didn't know until today that I could get that time off so...

    Started by Eldor, 07-04-14
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  25. Troubleshooting ABS sensor

    Ok, so I went to start my bike (2013 BMW F800 GS) a few days ago and the ABS sensor flashed for almost 3 minutes before it finally allowed me to...

    Started by timchilcott, 4 Weeks Ago
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  26. How much did you pay MSRP?

    Dealer has quoted me an OTD price of: 2014 F800GSA - Loaded -$15,495 Vin# WB10B1502EZ493060 -aluminum sidecases with locks - $1,260 ...

    Started by IMPLIWG, 06-18-14
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  27. Great Website!!!

    I am sure this has been discussed before but I just found this site...it is absolutely terrific!!! http://overlandinternational.com/

    Started by ringeraz, 3 Weeks Ago
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  28. Fog lamp for 800gs

    Guys, I'm on the market for a set of Fog lamps for my 800gs- 2012. Couple of advise is needed from riders who have installed the same or other Fog...

    Started by Lyes, 06-28-14
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  29. Front forks/shocks and steering bearing

    I've just had an overdue 30,000 km inspection done by my dealer and one of the things they did was drain and replace the oil in the front forks. ...

    Started by Eldor, 4 Weeks Ago
    forks, shocks, steering bearing
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  30. will this battery fit F800GS (year motorcycle made: 2011)

    in the market to buy a new battery just now. I have looked at a few. narrowed down the choice to VARTA batteries. live in europe. i think they are...

    Started by Anar, 04-26-14
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  31. Power commander 5 - fuel table for extractors, two brothers exhaust and k&n filter

    Hi, i want to get a power commander 5 for f800gs but very difficult to dyno bikes in hobart. Ive also heard a few negative reports about the...

    Started by Flash Gordon, 4 Weeks Ago
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  32. How to change chain & sprockets?

    I've just returned from a 6,500 km trip... did the Trans Labrador Highway (clockwise) starting from Montreal. Then Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Prince...

    Started by Eldor, 08-14-14
    chain, sprocket
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  33. Aux. Plug. Who Uses it and for What?

    Still wondering about this. Has anybody actually ever plugged anything into it that worked. It still sits a rustin and a molderin beside my ignition...

    Started by ToadRide, 08-16-10
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  34. 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, 03-16-14
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  35. 2014 F800GS Adventure Windscreen

    Does anyone know if the windscreen for the 2014 F800GS Adventure works with a 2013 F800GS? I can't see why it wouldn't but I wasn't sure.

    Started by timchilcott, 05-09-14
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  36. Front abs issue on f800 gs

    Hi guys. Just need your feedback on this issue. I have an intermittent issue with the front abs on my f800gs. What happens is that once in a while...

    Started by Anar, 11-05-11
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  37. Gear Indicator Intermittent failure

    Was riding today on the highway and then noticed that the gear indicator in the dashboard was blank .... i was on 6th gear ... few seconds later, it...

    Started by Lyes, 07-12-14
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  38. 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, 03-25-14
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  39. Is F800GS user friendly when it comes to maintenance?

    I've been riding a boxer motor bike for a number of years and I perform all of my routine maintenance tasks myself. I'm considering buying an F800GS...

    Started by txtinman, 08-03-14
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  40. 2010 F650GS clogged fuel injectors

    During my fifth ride of the season we stopped for an ice cream after riding for a couple of hours. Cone consumed, I returned to my bike and it...

    Started by JudithD, 05-31-11
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  41. F800GS swarf found in oil fliter

    Does anybody know which route(s) oil reaches the filter mounted on the front of the F800GS engine? I have found some sugar grain size alloy and short...

    Started by Barker, 07-30-14
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  42. What tube to take?

    Hello to all, I am about to head on a summer trip of 4.5k km..... And was wondering what spare tube to take? The rear or the front ..... ( not...

    Started by Lyes, 07-20-14
    • Replies: 8
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  43. F800gs Noisy exhaust

    MY 8kmile, 2011 GS has an intermittently loud exhaust note that is doing my head in. Just returned from 2000 mile run and sometimes it sounds like...

    Started by gsglenahoe, 07-28-14
    • Replies: 0
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  44. 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
    • Replies: 16
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  45. F650GS Rear Bearing Failure at 60Kmi

    My 2010 F650GS experienced rear bearing failure on a highway trip at 60K miles. I felt a handling instability at highway speed, similar to riding...

    Started by Leigh, 07-12-14
    • Replies: 6
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  46. 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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  47. New F800 GSA owner lots of questions ?

    I've had a lot of duel-sport bikes over the years. A couple air head GS's, Vstrom 650 & 1000 ( kind of a duel sport) and several KLR 650s. Last tour...

    Started by dirtzoombie, 07-06-14
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  48. 2014 F800GS ADVENTURE Panniers back order

    Does any one have the real answer of when the new Panniers will be in the states for the 2014 F800GS Adventure model.. I can't find ANY in the states...

    Started by shortline1, 05-12-14
    adventure, f800gs adventure, panniers, rack
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  49. BMW warranty... Country specific!!

    Okay, I'm about to leave after work tonight on a 4 day trip to take advantage of a rare (for my business) long weekend, and last night on the way...

    Started by Eldor, 06-28-14
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 956
    07-08-14 Go to last post

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