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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
    The jar on top looks stupid.
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    You'd think a bike like a BMW would use a black rectangular shaped fluid reservoir.


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    So, do I get off the bike, walk around it to fuel it up?



    That fuel cap (if that is what it is) should be on the other side of the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudarra View Post
    IS THAT A CHAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????
    Yeah, in case you hadn't noticed, BMW has put out a bunch of new bikes with a chain instead of belt or shaft.
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    With a chain drive and normal, non-BMW-style turn signal buttons, BMW's finally not pigeon-holing themselves with drivetrain layouts (goofy flat-twins) or drive systems (shaft). The F 800 S, as a sport bike, should have had a chain instead of a belt, to make for easier gear ratio changes. The ST definitely was a wise move, with its belt drive. The R will be well-served by a chain, but they'll have to price it within reach of those that will cross-shop other Euro/Japanese machinery in the naked-sporty bike range.

    As a note, the F 650 GS has always been chain drive.
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    nice bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsPotatoPotatoHead View Post
    That cream color "gas tank" does nothing for it. It needs to be flat black.

    Add me to the list of peeps who like the "monkey on crack" headlights!
    That's actually the airbox. The gas tank is under the seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twizted1 View Post
    It matches Adrians riding style

    Agreed. But then again, after drinking that clear fire liquid at D@DG anyone's riding style would represent a Monkey on Crack.


    I seriously looked at the F800S this summer and I think it was a great direction for BMW in general. The gas outlet in the back on the opposite side of the natural bike lean I didn't quite truly appreciate though.

    I can understand why they put it there but still don't like it. Similar to my Aprilia, the plasitc "tank" (read:airbox cover) limits to a degree some luggage options but that can be overcome.

    I think had they dropped the price about $2k and put a chain on the sport version it would have been a contender for me personally. As always, ymmv.

    For the price of one with luggage (extra) I'd rather just buy and FJR for the same price.

    However, to say on the smaller side might as well consider it a VFR instead, but then again, if you're going to do that might as well just get a Sprint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdrianNKY View Post
    Agreed. But then again, after drinking that clear fire liquid at D@DG anyone's riding style would represent a Monkey on Crack.
    What're you saying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RockBottom View Post
    That's actually the airbox. The gas tank is under the seat.
    I think she knows. Note the " "

    Similar setup to her F650: air intake, battery, oil reservoir, and some electricals.


    Nice looking bike except for that gawd-awful plastic urine cup brake reservoir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twizted1 View Post
    What're you saying?
    Saying, that crap was sooo good it took me 4.62 days to recover.
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