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new bike,to me.

ive been planning a euro and morrocan trip for next year,i normally ride a streetfightered zrx 1200,but for this trip i new i needed something a bit more..........practical,so yesterday i went down south and picked this up,roll on next year,ill probably do quite a few uk trips as well just to get a feel for it.
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Very nice bike.
I wish you many safe trips with it.
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whats gearbox like, i ride one handed so need to ride clutchless changes at times. I fancied one but heard box is clunky?
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to be honest andy ive no idea,im just on my way to tax it now then im off for my first proper ride on it,ill be like a dog with dicks(read very happy)
ill let you know as soon as i get back,ok
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Nice bike, dog doesn't look too impressed,

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i think the dog would be more impressed if she thought she could eat it

well ive just got back,a steady 100 mile round trip to see a few mates and get a feel for the bike,i love it,appart from the seat that is and the screen,it pulls well,it handles well even in the rain,it was a joy to ride,as i said the only bad bits were the seat and screen,after only 50 miles my arse was starting to hurt,im sure theyll be a after martket one out there somewhere,i'd prefer the screen to be a little higher and wider,the windblast aroung my head was bad,again aftermart should sort it out.
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Andy the gear box seemed fine,i tryed on at least a dozen times to change clutchless,going up the box no probs at all,comming back down was ok ish as long as you timed it right,i would hate to think i was doing it all the time though,im sure NABD would help with convertions.
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Nice bike i'm thinking of chopping my 2000 dakar for a new 650, i like the tool tube handy storage.

not running the bike on SVO by any chance.?


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It appears all BMW seats are uncomfortable I use an air hawk on my gs. In fact I'm not far from Doncaster if you want to try it sometime give me a shout


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The seat does seem narrow, but I really enjoyed the demo one I tried, my mate is getting over 70mpg out of the lower powered version, enjoy it.
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I own an F800 as well. I agree with your thoughts about the seat and the screen; they're the first things I changed! A quick search here will reveal plenty of options.

I'm hoping to go down through France and Spain to Morocco next year, too. Enjoy the bike; it's great fun (and 60mpg doesn't hurt when touring, either!).
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