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    HI,

    I currently looking for an 800S/800ST/800GT. I am going to have a test ride on a 2009 F800s tomorrow. I really like these bikes because they have a belt drive and are so light.
    The bike I am looking at may not have ABS. All my recent bikes have had ABS and I have become a bit apprehensive about not having it. If I like the bike should I buy it anyway
    and just be extra careful in danger situations i.e. when it is in wet ? I am an older rather cautious rider anyway. Also do F800 bikes come with a gear position indicator ?
    My previous bikes have had gear position indicators including my R1200R which I loved but it had just become too heavy for me.

    I believe that these bikes are generally very reliable and are good for high mileages. Is there anything in particular I should check when buying the bike ?

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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    Welcome to the forum. Personally, I wouldn't own a bike without ABS. I think all F800s have gear indicators. Good luck in your search.
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    G'day from Australia,teej. F800s all come with gear position indicator.
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    If you can get the VIN, use the last seven digits on this site for further info:

    https://www.mdecoder.com/

    Good luck on your search.
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    Hello, teej. Welcome to the forum from the coast of Kansas.

    1. Yes, they have gear selection indicators.
    2. Mine has ABS. As far as I know, my ABS has never kicked in--at least I have never realized it, if it did. And, of course you should always be extra careful in "danger situations" and when the road is wet. I personally like the feeling of having ABS on my bike, but since I have never actually used it … not sure about the "value" of having that feature. Sort of like an unused airbag in a car, I suppose.

    The F800 is a great machine, so if you get one, I am sure you will enjoy it.

    Good luck.
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    welcome to the forum teej.
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