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Bought an f800st

Postby ilkleyal » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:12 pm

The time has come to lose a bike so I'm chopping 2 of my suzukis in and getting an F800st. 7000 miles 2007.
Heated grips, abs and all that.
Bmw ownership again.

Al

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby raesewell » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:17 pm

Couldn't keep away eh =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby ilkleyal » Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:26 pm

Couldn't keep away eh =D> =D> =D>
Yes, thats about the way it :-"
I've not had a parallel twin for a while and I'm sick of big Lardy bikes. The touring bike was nearly as hefty as the r1100rt I had so it's going. The belt of the F series I find most appealing so it's time to give one a go. I've bought it never having sat on one. I do that,,,,,,,,,,,,often.
Delivered next week.
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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby raesewell » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:07 pm

Good luck and enjoy it

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:22 pm

Enjoy the new bike Al!

Let us know what your first impressions are with it!
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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby Ruralman » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:44 pm

Hi Al,
Enjoy the new bike, safe riding
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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby ilkleyal » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:01 am

Cheers chaps, first job will be removing all the rear bearing assembly and checking it out properly. At just 7000 miles my hopes are high.
Al

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby Bill Smithson » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:35 am

Cheers chaps, first job will be removing all the rear bearing assembly and checking it out properly. At just 7000 miles my hopes are high.
Al
Congratulations with the new bike! There's been a recent recall with the F800 series for a rear bearing check free of charge by BMW dealers. My 2007 model had a new complete rear hub assembly fitted in July under the system. If I was in your position I would have it checked at a BMW dealership and not strip it down myself.
There's a mass of information on here - http://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/40726" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Just a thought. :smile:

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby P-K » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:27 am

Good choice Al :smile:
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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby george baker » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:31 pm

Hi Al
good to hear from you, let me know what it's like cos i have been tempted myself

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby ilkleyal » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:50 am

Well folks, I don't know where to start, talk about anticlimax. Bike was delivered with big scratches on it, silver paint on cables, frayed belt and dying battery. I drove it down the road and discovered neutral was absent and the engine was exhibiting a loud knock which I expect is the well documented piston slap.

When I Did get neutral after about 5 minutes, the display was blank and no neutral light present. I helped the delivery man get it back in the van and that's the end of my F800 involvement.
Shame as I was looking forward to having another Beemer, I expect the belt was down to it rubbing on the sprocket shoulder with the rear bearing fault that had been done.
So, my luck buying unseen has finally run out.
Al

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:00 am

Hi Al,

Sorry to hear of that - very disappointing - you did the right thing sending it back. :sad:

An R1100R?
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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby falcorider » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:31 pm

Nightmare. Are you looking at any others? I was vaguely looking at these before getting the RT, but figured I wanted more weather protection. They look like a nice bike.

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby ilkleyal » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Hi chaps
To be brutally honest I took the view that it's probably too fragile a machine.
Scratches and paint aside which are relevant but not the machines fault, this was a 7000 mile bike and it was knackered. I dare not trust another and needed a replacement so I bought an as new one lady owner one of these.
I didn't want to go bigger than 800 cc, these are 650 and although a lot of newbies buy them they are an excellent machine.
You know me, I could have 4 bikes in the next year so I'll stay in touch

Ah, the new forum won't allow me to put a pic.


Al

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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby george baker » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:20 pm

Hi
OK. I give up, what did you buy?

George
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Re: Bought an f800st

Postby falcorider » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:42 pm

I reckon GSX650F...

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Bought an f800st

Postby Ruralman » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:57 pm

:shock: :shock:


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