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    374015374017 Hi Everyone, Im the guy with...

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    Hi Everyone,

    Im the guy with the Sasaki Carbon Frame bits. You can see my old post via the link in Thumpin's post.

    This was a show-stopper for me - I had already gotten burns on...
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    I totally agree regarding T-Rex sliders. I have...

    I totally agree regarding T-Rex sliders. I have them on my F800GT and they seem to be the real deal with respect to sturdiness and fitment - plus they look really cool - like some sort of aero thing...
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    Yep, The Doctor is credited for starting it. So...

    Yep, The Doctor is credited for starting it. So much so, now many riders have a rear brake control attached to their handle bars so they can do this on either side - was it Sam Lowes that grabbed his...
  4. I am 5"8" but relatively narrow hips. I have the...

    I am 5"8" but relatively narrow hips. I have the OEM Low BMW F800GT seat that came with my bike. In fact my bike had a BMW Comfort seat on it at the dealers but I found it too wide and not so comfy,...
  5. Thread: Tires

    by mikecummin
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    Like lots of other I have had experiences with...

    Like lots of other I have had experiences with Road Pilots (3 and 4) Roadtec 8s and currently Roadtec 01s.

    Pilots were great until I rode though our "Alps" (this is Australia) on my way to Phillip...
  6. Thread: Heat

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    Im afraid there is only one fool proof answer for...

    Im afraid there is only one fool proof answer for the frame heat. I had a huge problem with my F800 GT, living in Australia.

    But it will cost!!

    I have them on my bike and have never had...
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    Where will you guys be riding to?? I am in Sydney...

    Where will you guys be riding to?? I am in Sydney and also have Friday off, (but with some caveats), Thanks, Mike
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    Jurgen, The other replies give you the info, so...

    Jurgen,
    The other replies give you the info, so I will give you my wisdom ( ha!!!)

    Your small fall was the classic event that has ended or severely delayed many a beautiful plan. I have already...
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    Hi Orarian, I used David Holdforth, Sydney Dyno,...

    Hi Orarian,
    I used David Holdforth, Sydney Dyno, http://www.sydneydyno.com.au
    He was in the Worthington BMW workshops at the time but has since relocated back to Brookvale I believe. This was not a...
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    Everyone has their preferences. I put on a GPR...

    Everyone has their preferences. I put on a GPR exhaust (Italian but available from the UK and very good value - I had a beautiful set on my TDM900 also). You do technically need to have the bike...
  11. Thread: tires!

    by mikecummin
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    ROADTEC Z8 vs 01

    Each year I ride about 3000-4000 km round trip to Phillip Island Motogp through some incredible but testing and tricky roads in Australia. Usually get cold and wet ( and sleet sometimes in the high...
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    Agreed Alyn re lines and especially right...

    Agreed Alyn re lines and especially right handers. I have worked hard to get some old skills back with a number of track days (HART, Bernie Hatton etc) and apply them, especially when pushing a bit....
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    Hi there. I have finally added a few more Youtube...

    Hi there. I have finally added a few more Youtube videos of the rides through the New South Wales Snowy Mountains and the Victorian High Country. They are all taken from the nose of my 2016 F800GT....
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    Thats why I ALWAYS have a small JB Weld kit in...

    Thats why I ALWAYS have a small JB Weld kit in my tools/spares collection in my Topbox when I go riding or touring - who knows when Im going to need a little bit of extra help to get home. Still, a...
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    Bloody hell - lots of dicey stories there mate!!....

    Bloody hell - lots of dicey stories there mate!!.

    Yes, I have been lucky enough to ride most of the roads you mentioned and they can be so thrilling - but will bite you like a death adder in a...
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    Yes, from Adaminaby (NSW) through to Bruthen...

    Yes, from Adaminaby (NSW) through to Bruthen (Victoria) there are the MOST amazing motorcycle roads. This year I did Tawonga Gap just after Granya (via Dederang,)then onto Bright, Hotham still with...
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    Yes Chris, you are absolutely correct. I actually...

    Yes Chris, you are absolutely correct. I actually have T-Rex frame sliders (https://www.amazon.com/T-Rex-Racing-2013-2018-F800GT-Sliders/dp/B018T0KPS4) which actually look quite good and act as a...
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    You are correct about the comfort of long...

    You are correct about the comfort of long distance riding on the F800GT. I usually ride between six and eight hours each of those days ( its best to be off the road before late afternoon due to the...
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    You are correct John. Ironically, GoPro makes...

    You are correct John. Ironically, GoPro makes speeds look greater but "straightens" corners. In Australia speed is in KPH and a number of those corners are quite tight, (with 30 - 45 KPH advisory...
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    F800GT ride to Philip Island MotoGP 2018

    Hi,

    I am posting a link to a 12 min GoPro video of part of my annual ride from Sydney, NSW to Phillip Island, Victoria for the 2018 Motogp. It is a North to South ride of a lovely road rising up,...
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    Picture reminds me of my much loved TDM900 -...

    Picture reminds me of my much loved TDM900 - Yamaha had the beginnings of being so right, but lost their way -then trumpeted the arrival of the very plastic Tracer range.

    Just finished an amazing...
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    Hi, I have a 12 min Youtube video riding over...

    Hi, I have a 12 min Youtube video riding over Granya Gap in Victoria, Aust, on way home from Philip Island Motogp last year. Loaded up with gear for 10 days away, and leading a bunch of big bore...
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    Agree with other current owners' comments. Light...

    Agree with other current owners' comments. Light flywheel is probably main problem - but this also has advantages elsewhere. Coming from TDM900 I noticed this early on but now have it just right -...
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    Hi Rev Ken, if you have a close look at my two...

    Hi Rev Ken, if you have a close look at my two photos I posted in this string a couple of weeks ago of my F800GT with the carbon fibre frame guards from Sasaki, I have also blanked off the small vent...
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    Hi, see my quote below: I know this is...

    Hi, see my quote below: I know this is repetitive, and it isn't cheap and we shouldn't need to do it, but I am sure the issues are in the engine mapping/fuelling. Even when guys say they got some...
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