2009 BMW F800GS Long-Term Wrap-Up- BMW motorcycle performance

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2009 BMW F800GS – Long-Term Commuter meets tourer off-road adventurer.

Our long-term of BMW’s F800GS wasn’t to take this, um, long to Mix-ups with a couple of suppliers, for example, forced us to an entire summer of riding. So, our time with the midsize GS without a few bumps in the road, the dust finally settled we came to the conclusion that parallel-Twin is one of the most enjoyable and motorcycles available today.

we were fans of the bike from the get-go. After the then-new GS in early 2008 at the press launch near South Africa, we came from the event quite that this lighter with its upright cylinders had more off-road potential its larger, heavier Boxer

We took delivery of our early-release model in September with 21 miles showing on the odometer and headed to our annual three-day, 2008 Cycle World dual-sport ride in central Sierra Mountains, the course primarily to dirt fire-roads and

Upon returning from trip, we decided to upgrade the to enhance its off-road worthiness hurting its excellent on-road A BMW aluminum enduro skidplate a Fasst Company handlebar and Barkbusters handguards ($160) the first additions. Our intention to an Öhlins fork kit never to fruition because the company to mention that the kit was still in our fork!

New components in place, we attacked the CW Trek, with Senior Blake Conner chasing Editor Ryan Dudek TE310) and photographer Jeff (Suzuki DR-Z400) through tree-rooted single- and two-track sections. Conner had to take through whoops, sharp-edged and over fallen trees to overwhelming the stock suspension.

But with a bit of rider finesse and spring preload on its maximum the GS tiptoed through the tough just fine. When with Continental’s TKC 80 knobbies the GS was transformed into a single-track-worthy surprising quite a few fellow along the trail.

When it to all-day comfort, the GS is likewise good. Our F series traversed the state of California and experienced type of weather. In fact, on a north to the CW Motorcycle Show in San we experienced everything from rain to sub freezing temperatures.

Heated handgrips are one of the single inventions of all time, but the accessory port couldn’t handle the amperage of our Gerbing’s heated and gloves. The solution was to wire the directly to the difficult-to-access battery.

We back and forth between the windscreen (great off-road) and a Cee darkly tinted tall ($170) for highway-oriented rides. We regularly swapped seats. staffers preferred the standard (34.5 inches), while the challenged favored the optional Low (33.0 inches). Both provide decent comfort and are enough for off-road riding.

Based on Internet forums to this type of thing, the is one of the first things many change; Sargent appears to be a

Problems? We ran out of gas four times due to a fuel-level sensor. The unit was with a similar design another manufacturer and accompanied by a update during the 6000-mile at our local dealer, Irv Seaver BMW in California.

Seaver also to several minor recalls and the severely bent sidestand.

then, the F800GS has performed As noted, the middle-class GS is one of the best motorcycles on the market today and be sadly missed by our staff.

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