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    '09 F800S
    A month or so ago I picked up this F800S. I've been interested in buying one for about 10 years now; I've always liked the look of the single-sided swing arm, the belt drive and the half fairing. But in the meantime I've owned an R1100S and a couple of old R80's which I've enjoyed tinkering with. So I'm pretty familiar with BMWs and their maintenance.

    Knowing that the earlier ones have a patchy reputation I put a half-serious eBay bid in on a 2009 model with low mileage and got it. Cat-N but only because the ignition had obviously been tampered with and replaced. I can live with the minor annoyance of a different set of keys for the seat and petrol cap.

    I can't help thinking this is the perfect bike for me. It reminds me of the boxer twins; the fantastic cornering behaviour that comes from the torque and low centre of gravity but with a sensible re-thinking of the of key aspects. The belt drive is an excellent substitute for the shaft drive, a proper wet clutch rather than the dry plate, modern ABS. It really is a fantastic bike.

    I think I was lucky because even though this one has been through a half-dozen owners it is still in good condition and all I've had to do is repaint the clutch cover, put a new air filter in, fill the coolant and replace the grips.

    Oh, and I managed to get off the completely rusted-through bolt that holds the exhaust clamp. That was an interesting exercise of using a knipex wrench and an angle-grinder.

    Looking forward to plenty of rides when the weather warms up.

    I'm down London way, generally ride around Kent and Sussex.
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    '10 F800 ST
    Welcome to the forum
    BMW F800ST, 2010, Black, Fuzeblock, Sat Nav, BMW Tank Bag, Givi Touring Screen, Denali Spotlights, Denali CANSmart, Wunderlich Crash Bars, 62K Miles & counting 

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    Welcome, Jonton. I am sure you will enjoy your new very clean S as well as this forum.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2020 KTM 390 Duke, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior. 

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    Looks really nice. I'm sure you will enjoy the experience. And, hopefully, no more rusted bolts!

    Welcome to the forum.
    Concrete remains undefeated. 

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    Welcome from Up North.
    In the Garage 2013 BMW F800 GT,1994 BMW R80 RT,1986 BMW R80 GS,1999 Yamaha SR125
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    Welcome. Really good looking bike.
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    Welcome. Yep, nice looking specimen.

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