Exciting day for Cheryl as she got the paperwork done on her new F800GS. Me, Leslie being conservative looks at our garage and thinks….”HOLY, we need to get rid of some bikes!” Have a look!
As usual all pics can be click for LARGER sizes.
Very hard to concentrate this week on work. We have a BIG garage sale coming up this weekend and we need to take some things off my bike, get it cleaned up and listed. Cheryl also wants to see if our Jesse Luggage Mounts fit on her 800. So far our BMW hand guards seem to NOT fit so we may have to modify them. Touratech are not ready for this bike yet regarding hand guards so something has changed.
At least our Wunderlich tank bag fits… ;-)
Cheryl just adding some paint protective tape for under the tank bag.
We didn’t want to wait to install our favorite tires, Heidenau K60 Scouts. We are now in the 150 rear size versus 140 on the 650’s as well as the 21 inch front tire versus 19.
Waiting in the BMW plexiglass head lamp guards to come in. We like them and hopefully we will not have to trim our Cee Bailey shields. We had Best Rest guards on our 650’s.
Dave’s MotoOverland MOD skid plate looks great! As does his side stand enlarger! We had the side stand enlarger on our 650’s. Seems to be well made, does exactly what it is supposed to do and it does not grab the ground beneath you like many other brands. Nice design!
Side Stand Enlarger made by MOD-MotoOverland
Centre stand has straight legs versus curved from the previous years. Not sure why they did that..anyone think of a reason? Still rather easy to get up but hey, it works.
Close up of the side stand…Love this little inexpensive life saver!
This is a really well made skid plate down to the welds Dave uses. It is thick, seems it would take a lot and well, looks great too. Can’t hurt to have a well made accessories that looks good too right?
I call Cheryl’s bike White Fluffy…but Cheryl is not impressed. Not sure what she will name her bike if anything..maybe White Knight? ;-)
Cheryl rode home with the stock low seat and said “it sucks”. We knew it would…back on her Renazco and is going to see how the extra height works for her. I have no choice but to use the low seat until I can get my Renazco modified or a custom seat.
So, we have a not so unique message for BMW. If you read this BLOG CHANGE your SEATS PLEASE! This is where the Triumph Tiger 800XC kicks ass on BMW. Their seat. Again we knew this buying another Beemer and we will deal with it. But if BMW would just learn a little from Triumph, add an adjustable seat to this bike and some gel to their stock seats maybe, just maybe we all would stop complaining so much.
Better yet, why not BMW just make the seat in two parts like the 1200 and again add gel! OK..I feel better!
Will be interesting to hear how Cheryl feels after she rides to work with her regular height Renazco seat. Even for her, 31.5 inch inseam she is on the ball of her foot.
Nice new addition to all the paperwork. I found this little dry sack for the owners manual…nice touch!
That’s it for now…we need to install her Gerbings permanent temperature controller. WE are beginning to have pretty cool mornings and since we are a bit spoiled having heat whenever we want, this is a must install soon.
Other than that we will eventually get to the luggage mounts etc. Perhaps after this weekend we can focus on farkles but for now garage sale blow out. I am naming out garage sale “My partner thinks I am a Hoarder” Garage Sale. That would be Cheryl referring to me, Leslie. It’s not true but she thinks so….to be continued! ;-)