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    I have not yet tried an Airhawk - but I may go...

    I have not yet tried an Airhawk - but I may go that route as the R1200RT seat is not very comfortable either. I am also considering a nice black sheepskin that can be placed on the seat before long...
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    When I change fluid......the first thing I do is...

    When I change fluid......the first thing I do is take a Turkey Baster and suck the old fluid out of the reservoir. This allows you to put fresh fluid in the reservoir when you begin the process of...
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    I did buy a Sargent in November when they were on...

    I did buy a Sargent in November when they were on sale - I have not had a chance to ride for any length of time on it as winter is here. There have only been a few days that the weather was warm...
  4. Thread: F800gt

    by Thumpin
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    I am 170 pounds, 5'-8" tall and my wife is a bit...

    I am 170 pounds, 5'-8" tall and my wife is a bit shorter....and a bit lighter. We both fit on the bike well and have done many day rides on the bike - it has plenty of power to haul us both...
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    Fact doesn't stop rumors from...

    Fact doesn't stop rumors from spreading.......since some of the small BMW engines were made in India or China - the rumors that all of the small engines (or bikes) were made there is a somewhat...
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    I didn't want to buy an expensive BMW "optional"...

    I didn't want to buy an expensive BMW "optional" seat - but rather a stock ST or S or R "take off" or eBay parts bike.

    The thread where the fellow bought a used bike with an ST seat got my mind...
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    ST or R seat on a GT

    Has anyone tried a seat from an ST or R on the GT?

    Was it any more comfortable or an improvement in shape over the stock GT seat? (The stock GT seat pushes me into the tank and is not comfortable...
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    As much as "we" love our F800 bikes - the feeling...

    As much as "we" love our F800 bikes - the feeling is not universal and they are not easy for the dealers who carry Japanese products to sell them.

    A few years ago I saw an 2008 F800ST sitting in...
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    I agree.....if they know how to make a seat more...

    I agree.....if they know how to make a seat more comfortable - why don't they include that as standard?

    How does BMW refer to the standard issue - "Uncomfortable Seat"?
  10. Thread: Trailer Sale

    by Thumpin
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    The open trailer is sold - I still have the...

    The open trailer is sold - I still have the enclosed trailer.

    The enclosed trailer would make a nice "Tiny Camper" - with our without the bike. It hauls camping supplies easily, and also provides...
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    What he said.

    What he said.
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    The dirty condition of the bike when you received...

    The dirty condition of the bike when you received it (including leaves in nooks and crannies), and the corrosion of the engine all show that the previous owner rode and stored this bike in wet...
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    Here is a link to the thread on the R&G screen. ...

    Here is a link to the thread on the R&G screen.

    https://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/312215-R-amp-G-Racing-Downpipe-Grill
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    The end result is a much better fit........I am...

    The end result is a much better fit........I am pleased with the results. The left side of the seat has a curve that doesn't match the bodywork exactly - but is not too bad (maybe it fits the R or S...
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    The back of the seat was being held up too high...

    The back of the seat was being held up too high when the latch was installed. I wet the top of the fiber latch, and it turns out the top of the latch was hitting the bottom of the seat and holding...
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    The first thing I did was to remove the rubber...

    The first thing I did was to remove the rubber bumpers under the seat - they are "ribbed stem bumpers" and there are two large ones at the front that are 5/16' tall where the seat rests on the...
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    Sargent seat adjustement

    A few weeks back I took advantage of the discount being offered on new Sargent seats and bought one. I am 5'-8" tall, 170 pounds with a 30" inseam, and the stock seat tends to push me forward toward...
  18. Thread: Natchez trace

    by Thumpin
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    Sorry if it appeared I was warning against riding...

    Sorry if it appeared I was warning against riding the Natchez Trace as it is boring - that was not my intent. I was hoping that somebody who has ridden the Natchez Trace could tell me (us) if the...
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    I bought my used BMW from a dealer in Charlotte,...

    I bought my used BMW from a dealer in Charlotte, VA - I placed a deposit with a credit card and then a week later made the 9 hour drive to retrieve it and complete the paperwork. The dealer has so...
  20. Thread: Natchez trace

    by Thumpin
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    I have only ridden for about 40 miles on the...

    I have only ridden for about 40 miles on the northern end of the Natchez Trace. It has very nice paving, nicely mowed grass "lawns" on the edge of the road with dense trees on both sides of the...
  21. Thread: Trailer Sale

    by Thumpin
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    (SOLD) The open trailer was sold to a nice young...

    (SOLD) The open trailer was sold to a nice young man that rides a KTM 690.

    I loaded up the F80GT to show the trailer can haul bigger bikes. The trailer weighs around 250 pounds and it has a 1,000...
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    Who made the hugger? What brand is it?

    Who made the hugger? What brand is it?
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    Lead is no longer being used in wheel weights - they are being made from Zinc or Steel. These metals are not as heavy as lead - so the size of the weights is larger than what we are used to...
  24. Thread: Drive Belt

    by Thumpin
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    Back to the Belt........ Irn is a forum member...

    Back to the Belt........

    Irn is a forum member who can order from Continental, and several times he has offered to order belts and sell them for $270 delivered. He needs to get 5 folks to...
  25. Thread: Vibrations

    by Thumpin
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    I was very cautious about buying the F800GT -...

    I was very cautious about buying the F800GT - because of all the horror stories about handlebar vibration. When I test rode the bike I told the salesman I wanted to hit interstate and try some 75mph...
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