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v-twin
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PostSubject: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:16 pm

Well new to me any way. 2010 BMW F800ST with 15060 miles on the clock, years MOT, Serviced and with 6 months warranty. Just put a deposit on it for now which holds it until I test ride it. If all's well I should be riding it home in a few weeks, no hurry at the moment though.




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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:36 pm

Thats a stunning looking bike Andrew, hard to believe its 7 years old, someone has taken lots of care over it, bet your chomping at the bit to get it home oyili
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:43 pm

Ooooohhh...that does look nice..
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:46 pm

Nice, enjoy it to its fullest!
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:24 pm

Hmmmn  Suspect  it's ok I suppose, In a girly sort of way  sssmily
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:13 pm

Certainly looks a nice piece of kit Andrew - be interested in the test ride report.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:41 pm

Hey, don't forget you have a holiday to pay for !!
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:01 pm

Twojobmick wrote:
Hey, don't forget you have a holiday to pay for !!

Its been a bloody expensive January so far sssmily
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:02 am

T'awd lad over the road had one of them, he was a bit short in the leg for it though and dropped the bugger on his knee while in the Isle of Man, said it was a good mile muncher though.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:49 pm

Just been to look the bike over so Andrew has a heads up before he goes to either collect it or pay for it.
Not bad at first looks till you notice all the scratches, paint chips & scuffs n marks here n there.
Seriously though apart from a few little marks here n there it's fairly mint for a 7 year old bike so I think Andrews going to like it a lot, mind you the panniers stick up like sails at the back & that would be my only down comment on the bike.
Hope you enjoy it Andrew!
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:01 pm

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mind you the panniers stick up like sails at the back & that would be my only down comment on the bike.

Yeah they're GIVI ones like I had on the Bandit, Useful for holidays and trips but not something you'd leave on the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Tue Jan 31, 2017 4:29 pm

No they are Kappa Sim. Stick up high just like a sail.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:18 pm

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No they are Kappa Sim. Stick up high just like a sail.

Givi/Kappa are made on the same production line, Kappa are the slightly cheaper versions I believe. which begs the question? if the previous owner skimped on his choice of luggage by going for the cheaper option of aftermarket  instead of genuine bmw. Did he also skimp on the service and general care of this motorcycle by choosing substandard products. I'd be asking for a reduction in price by the amount of £800, just to put my mind at rest over the thought of any potential problems arising from such matters.  Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:50 pm

I am very pleased you have found a nice ride, for future riding. I don't think you can have gone far wrong with that little beauty.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:31 am

Smart looking ride Andrew - when you picking it up ?  Give us a shout & I'll see if I'm around
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:57 pm

Plans may have changed   , I've seen another one, its Black, its newer (2012), has full BMW service History, 3months warranty, 12months MOT has the BMW panniers fitted  for £250 more

Looks similar to this one:
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:05 pm

That looks better Andrew! At least it won't act like a sloop in a gale now!
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:08 pm

Ooooh thats nice,
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:47 pm

Better colour too!  them panniers are £500 from BMW  affraid
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:25 pm

like both but second one would get my vote
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:56 pm

I went to have a look at the 2 BMW's today, the first one I looked at was the black 2012 F800ST with 15k on the clock with BMW panniers (which expand and take a full size helmet), full BMW history etc but it needs a lot of TLC, damaged mirror, scratched panels, lacquer lifting, topbox damaged, toolkit missing etc, I was surprised really, my 1999 SV is in better condition. It rode ok, so mechanically I think its fine, just the cosmetics.
The Blue 2010 F800ST was in a lot better condition, it also had 15k on the clock, but no service history, mis-matched tyres, Kapper panniers that I could not fit my helmet in and the dash was basic, it did not have a engine temp, air temp & fuel gauge, it also did not tell you mpg, range etc. It just had mileage and trip.
So, I did not get either, I have put an offer in for the black one but I doubt it will be accepted.
I have also made enquires about a 2013 model but its done just over 20k and apparently has had the belt changed at its last BMW service, we'll see what transpires
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:11 pm

I might just have bought this

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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:23 pm

Ooh that is very nice lgd
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:28 pm

You can't  'might' have bought something - either you have or you haven't - When do you collect it Andrew? - Very nice by the way.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:39 pm

v-twin wrote:
I might just have bought this  

Is that the 12 in our conversation Andrew? I hope so, it would have filled more than one passion you have for motorcycles 
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:47 pm

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When do you collect it Andrew?
Saturday hopefully, 2012 model with about 15100 miles on the clock with full BMW service history and 6 month warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:50 pm

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v-twin wrote:
I might just have bought this  

Is that the 12 in our conversation Andrew? I hope so, it would have filled more than one passion you have for motorcycles 

It certainly is, I bit the bullet this morning as he accepted my revised offer, a bit more than I wanted to pay but its also a bit newer than I thought I would get.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:55 pm

v-twin wrote:
simbo wrote:
v-twin wrote:
I might just have bought this  

Is that the 12 in our conversation Andrew? I hope so, it would have filled more than one passion you have for motorcycles 

It certainly is, I bit the bullet this morning as he accepted my revised offer, a bit more than I wanted to pay but its also a bit newer than I thought I would get.

Good choice! 
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:28 pm

First impressions?
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:42 pm

I did about 85 miles on it yesterday, it was bloody cold, temp was reading between 1 & 2 deg and it was snowing and raining on the way home with sleet & fog thrown in for good measure, I'm pleased to report the heated grips work very well, Fuel economy is good, averaged about 60mpg on the way home. Bike is now brown and not black!!. Riding position seems fine with no back/shoulder aches when I got off it. Only 2 things I'm still trying to get used to, the indicator switches (left on left side, right on right side and cancel on a separate button on the right side) and the throttle is a bit 'jerky' at low revs which I believe is normal for Fuel Injection, but every bike is different and I have never owned a FI bike before. I've not managed to open it up yet as the road conditions were not very good.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:55 am

Bugger, I hate that arrangement with the indicators, I dare say you'll get used to it though.

Old boy over the road bought and fitted a gizmo thingummy to his F800 that smoothed the throttle response as he didn't like the snatchiness, I'll ask him what it was and where he got it tomorrow if I see him sloping about.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:22 pm

Old Luner wrote:
Bugger, I hate that arrangement with the indicators, I dare say you'll get used to it though.

Old boy over the road bought and fitted a gizmo thingummy to his F800 that smoothed the throttle response as he didn't like the snatchiness, I'll ask him what it was and where he got it tomorrow if I see him sloping about.

Cheers Mart, its probably one of these http://www.boosterplug.com/shop/boosterplug-bmw-f800st-211p.html
When do you pick the Pan up??
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:10 pm

You'll get used to the 'Indicators' Andrew! And once you do it will feel more natural for some reason? (I did with the Harley) My BM's the normal set up (changed to both 'left & right' on the left cluster from 2010) and they're 'self cancelling' after 300 Yards , I'd have thought your's would be 'self cancelling' as well?
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:26 pm

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You'll get used to the 'Indicators' Andrew! And once you do it will feel more natural for some reason? (I did with the Harley) My BM's the normal set up (changed to both 'left & right' on the left cluster from 2010) and they're 'self cancelling' after 300 Yards , I'd have thought your's would be 'self cancelling' as well?

I am getting used to them, the problem will be when I ride one of my other bikes, I will keep hitting the start button :)

I'm pretty sure they are not self cancelling, I will have a read of the manual as I will not be able to get anywhere near the bike until Sunday.
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PostSubject: Re: New bike incoming!!   Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:21 am

v-twin wrote:
Old Luner wrote:
Bugger, I hate that arrangement with the indicators, I dare say you'll get used to it though.

Old boy over the road bought and fitted a gizmo thingummy to his F800 that smoothed the throttle response as he didn't like the snatchiness, I'll ask him what it was and where he got it tomorrow if I see him sloping about.

Cheers Mart, its probably one of these http://www.boosterplug.com/shop/boosterplug-bmw-f800st-211p.html
When do you pick the Pan up??

Could be one o' them, ain't seen him about today to ask.

Pan's being delivered and the Yam taken away on Thursday.
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