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chadams f800gs

Postby chadams » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:47 pm

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So after 4 years of ownership and 130,000km I decided the f800gs is a keeper. That meant changing a few items and adding some bits, basically I want a bit more weather protection as I commute a fair distance and more range is always handy.
I'll go from front to rear
.65 fork springs and 50mm spacers increasing front travel to 270mm
Britiania mirage2 fairing
20lt touratech tank ( takes total capacity to about 38lt)
B&B bashplate
18" by 2.5" rear rim.

Before / after
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The bike is feeling a lot more balance now with the 50mm spacers in the forks as the 18" rear with a 908rr raised the back by about the same amount over the stock 17" rim.

All I need now is longer legs as I've also got the bmw rallye seat. It is great while riding, transition from sitting to standing is no effort at all, but stopping can be tricky. I've got to move to one side and can just tippy toe.

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Uncle Dave
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Re: chadams f800gs

Postby Uncle Dave » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:04 pm

Very nice mate! How do the front forks go now with wear on the slider bushings? I assume they'll wear a bit quicker but negligible?

130,000k's ! BMW should sponsor you! :clap:
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Re: chadams f800gs

Postby chadams » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:07 pm

Uncle Dave wrote:Very nice mate! How do the front forks go now with wear on the slider bushings? I assume they'll wear a bit quicker but negligible?

130,000k's ! BMW should sponsor you! :clap:


Funny thing is the cartridge has close to 280mm travel, seems like bmw went through the marzocchi parts bin. The inner tube is almost the same length as the outer,so there is at least 50 % overlap, bushings shouldn't get to much extra work out :)

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Re: chadams f800gs

Postby plindz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:29 pm

130000k's :thumb: - whats your oil change/ maintenance schedule. :crazy:

With the front end, apparently there is a suspension guru here in Newcastle that can update the front forks to fully adjustable (will find out who it is)

Does the front touratech tank fit easily and plumb in ok ?? :ne_nau:
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Re: chadams f800gs

Postby chadams » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:40 pm

plindz wrote:130000k's :thumb: - whats your oil change/ maintenance schedule. :crazy:

With the front end, apparently there is a suspension guru here in Newcastle that can update the front forks to fully adjustable (will find out who it is)

Does the front touratech tank fit easily and plumb in ok ?? :ne_nau:


Dealer last touched it at 20,000km, since then oil filter every 5-7000km. Other bigger parts replaced, stator, fuel pump and timing chain. TT fits pretty well, I plumbed it the same as I had the nomad via the main tank breather. So the TT gets sucked dry first.
The forks work ok for the purpose of the bike, generally the worst a big will see is a rutted fire trail :)


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