|Woke up from a nap like, you need to get on a bike. Been going through life stuff, break ups, quitting jobs, trying to figure out what the hell I am doing, wanting to do things that make me happy, and motorcycling is one of those things. My old F800 was the best thing I ever had. Sold almost all of my fishing stuff, some guns, and found a used one on craigslist for 4300. Flip that, found it then sold stuff. Bike had less than 7000 miles on it, '09 seemed like a pretty good deal, especially if I can get the price down. When I went to see it, realized right away it was the lowered bike. Took it for a ride. DAAAAAAAMMMNNNN!!!! Ive missed this. I was looking at other bikes too, in that $4000 price range, but always said if I could get another F800 I would. I haven't ridden many other bikes, but I've always loved this one since it came out. I think it looks amazing. Single sided swing arm, belt drive, good lines, its like nothing else out there. And its a twin! I was never a fan of the high revving stuff, don't like the sound as much. I wish BMW would drop a 900 twin, boxer be amazing, oh well. So I decided to buy the bike anyway, seemed like a great deal. Came with one of them madstad screens, as well as a cee baileys screen. Cruise control, a cup holder, lol. Raised bars, it was obviously a short person who had this. Right away I wasn't a fan of the lowered option. Felt weird in the turns, felt weird just riding. Front suspension was super short, and soft, bottomed out on a bump riding home. So right away I knew I had to raise it up. Hoped it wouldn't be too big a deal. Started looking on the forum right away. Started buying on eBay. Only thing I couldn't get were the dampers, just can't get them from BMW anymore. Luckily Mike here on the forum hooked it up with the parts, did the job, what a difference, now its a real 800! Love this bike. I need to take it easy, get the MPG up, I'm at or just below 50. Used to do way better than that, but I have been riding it like an animal. Guess it was these last 9 years I missed.