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Old 11-04-08, 08:15 PM   #1
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My New Bike

I know everyone was horrified that I might have actually started a bicycling thread in FOO... calm down.. here she is:



In front of Chinamans Hat



In front of the arch near Laie

It is a BMW R1200 GSA. I posted in a thread a few months ago that it would be my nest bike if I ever bought another motorcyle. Well the girl that I sold the Harley for dumped me... sort of... so I soothed my aching soul with this WAAAAYYYY more fun than the Harleys I used to ride.. now if I can just find where to have an "Adventure" on an island only 112 miles around.
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Old 11-04-08, 08:18 PM   #2
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What is with all the boxes? Other than that it looks nice.
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What is with all the boxes? Other than that it looks nice.
That is where I would pack all my camping gear to travel across Siberia...or from Alaska to Patagonia.... that may have to wait a couple of years
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Oh I seee. Traveling.
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Never rode a BMW but most people I have spoken with say they are THE bike for long tours. Ride safe!
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Got a buddy that rode one from Texas to Alaska. All the dust in Alaska on the dirt roads ended up doing his motor in. Had to be rebuilt, courtesy of BMW after the return ride to Texas.
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Got a buddy that rode one from Texas to Alaska. All the dust in Alaska on the dirt roads ended up doing his motor in. Had to be rebuilt, courtesy of BMW after the return ride to Texas.
They have had issues with that.. a couple of companies have come up with a pre-air filter that fits in the induction port.. seems to help a lot. I should have waited until I moved back to the mainland...but waiting is for wussies
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Looks nice. Are those Twisted Throttle Boxes? Can you run regular gas? What mileage do you get? I test road an F800GS and like the smaller size.
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They are the stock BMW bags made for the Adventure. BMW has Touratech make them. So far my mileage has only been around 38-40, it should go up as the bike breaks in. These BMW engines can take a while to smooth out. The F800GS is a great bike and a ton of people were waiting on it. It will definately handle off road better. The question is where you intend to ride most. The 1200 is a much better bike on the hard ball... and two up. Some people question the functionality of the 800 because it is still too big to be truly useful offroad. Plus it is not a boxer engine. I see a 650 in my future some day if I start riding more off road once I get off this rock.
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I should add all the folks I talked with were touring in colder climates (Europe)
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Looks nice. Are those Twisted Throttle Boxes? Can you run regular gas? What mileage do you get? I test road an F800GS and like the smaller size.
It needs 91 octane according to the MOM, 93 is better.... but I know plenty of people who drive them around the globe on some pretty crappy gas.
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Nice bike!! Congrats and ride safe!
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They have had issues with that.. a couple of companies have come up with a pre-air filter that fits in the induction port.. seems to help a lot. I should have waited until I moved back to the mainland...but waiting is for wussies
I figured you might know about that, since Alaskan volcanic dust is probably not much different than Hawaiian volcanic dust.
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