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  1. Thread: Spearfish 2021

    by XR1000
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    Looks like a great trip, sunny blue sky and...

    Looks like a great trip, sunny blue sky and wonderful scenery. You didn't happen to pass through or stop in Buffalo South Dakota? I was just in Spearfish a couple weeks ago and on our way north we...
  2. I've been off riding for a bit, so I'm just...

    I've been off riding for a bit, so I'm just seeing this post.Ive made my usual touring mod. to my F800GT and it has worked well for years. Takes care of the gravel road and highway construction rock...
  3. Welcome and congrats on the new bike, looks...

    Welcome and congrats on the new bike, looks great! Who wouldn't enjoy riding to work on that...screw the zoom thing. Seems you're considering some off road riding; (hand guards, skid plate, crash...
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    Yes, that's kinda what I have in mind. Not sure...

    Yes, that's kinda what I have in mind. Not sure why I've shied away from the Utah desert area for all these years, but interested in seeing what's there. Any suggestions for mid-June travel, going...
  5. Thread: Saying hello

    by XR1000
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    Welcome to the group and hope that you're...

    Welcome to the group and hope that you're enjoying the new bike. With good care, it will be many, many miles of fun and travels for ya.
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    After watching and reading a few more reviews on...

    After watching and reading a few more reviews on the trail II, I think I'll stick with my Bridgestone T31's. Taking off with a new set of rubber solves 75% of the problem and the difference in cost...
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    CagivaRider, I can sure tell the pass is open...

    CagivaRider, I can sure tell the pass is open (Hwy 20), been seeing lots of bikes packed with gear going through town. The North Cascades Pass is the best! What a difference from last year; scared to...
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    Anyone running scorpion trail II tires?

    I'm getting my F800GT ready for an extended trip and will probably be riding more sand, gravel and early season high passes than normal. Toying with the idea of sticking these Pirelli's on instead of...
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    Welcome to the group and best of luck with the...

    Welcome to the group and best of luck with the new bike. Seems you have lots of riding experience, so the F800GS should get ya many miles of fun and adventure. Another new Scotland member! Good...
  10. Thread: new member

    by XR1000
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    Welcome Angus and congrats!! on the new bike....

    Welcome Angus and congrats!! on the new bike. Scotland seems like a beautiful place to ride when the weather cooperates, but I guess that's true everywhere really.
    Enjoy
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    Welcome! Awesome looking GT and guaranteed to...

    Welcome! Awesome looking GT and guaranteed to take you farther than the gym. Enjoy....
  12. About the only negative to 10% ethanol fuel here...

    About the only negative to 10% ethanol fuel here in the states is that it goes stale pretty fast and when it does, it turns to jelly. If you have vehicles that only see the road occasionally, you...
  13. Thread: Gearing

    by XR1000
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    'The old man' your original question was a fair...

    'The old man' your original question was a fair one and your thinking to adjust your riding style is worth trying. There often seems to be new F800 owners here, so this is my experience from being...
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    Hats off to the guy for effort, but K&N spray...

    Hats off to the guy for effort, but K&N spray cleaner and a 3 gallon bucket of warm water works pretty well. Probably won't see those in many baja trophy truck pits. I could be wrong!
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    My 2013 F800GT belt normally runs towards the...

    My 2013 F800GT belt normally runs towards the inside of the pulley. Not super tight against the inside lip/stop, but just naturally tracks in that direction. With so few miles, it seems unlikely...
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    THE BUS...Isn't it interesting how we ride past...

    THE BUS...Isn't it interesting how we ride past something and wonder to ourselves, "what the heck is that" but we don't stop. Well, that is the case with this bus. It sits just outside a small town...
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    Welcome to the group. Enjoy the new bike and many...

    Welcome to the group. Enjoy the new bike and many happy trips ahead. Are you adventure riding? Where are you riding?
  18. This issue was very much on my mind yesterday. My...

    This issue was very much on my mind yesterday. My fuel light came on at 200 miles and 26 miles later, I pulled into a fuel station. My 2013 800GT took 3.786 gallons of fuel. Was not sure I would make...
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    WOW! Love the color... welcome to the group and...

    WOW! Love the color... welcome to the group and it's great to hear the new bike works as good as it looks. Enjoy.
  20. Damon, welcome to the group and best of luck with...

    Damon, welcome to the group and best of luck with the new GS. I've been tempted to go a little more dual purpose myself. I'm hoping for a trip across the border soon. The Merritt, New Denver and...
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    Garmin Huntsview Map

    This isn't a detailed review of the Garmin Huntview because I've only used it a couple times myself this spring, but so far it is working well. Last summer we started riding outside our normal dual...
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    I wasn't aware the ST didn't have TPM sensors...

    I wasn't aware the ST didn't have TPM sensors :confused:, thanks. Out of curiosity I checked my GT yesterday and it now has three 7g (1/4oz) weights, with Bridgestone T31s mounted. I've mostly used...
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    KRTW, I completely understand your feelings, I've...

    KRTW, I completely understand your feelings, I've been there myself. The fact you were first to express interest in the bike, a past customer and willing to purchase riding gear, your offer to "meet...
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    So lucky that didn't cause an accident or jam up...

    So lucky that didn't cause an accident or jam up and damage the engine/transmission (maybe a belt drive plus). Hard to imagine how the pulley hub could fail symmetrically and instantly like that. The...
  25. Thread: New Guy

    by XR1000
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    Welcome! Don't feel alone, it will be a while...

    Welcome! Don't feel alone, it will be a while before my 800GT gets down the road also. I used the snowblower to clear a path to the greenhouse yesterday, 20" of the white stuff still. The roads in...
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