Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Western Massachusetts
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All terrific ideas- thanks.
Sorry I didn't see the earlier post made about this subject- I'm kinda new here and admittedly didn't do a search.
Pismocycleguy- the F800GS is an amazing motorcycle. I got the bug to do some adventure riding a few years ago and bought it for that purpose. I rode it on 2 big rides (James Bay in Quebec and Labrador) and the bike was flawless. It has a great light feel to it and was powerful enough on the highway to keep up with the 1200GS's.
At the time, along with the 800, I had a Yamaha FJR 1300. That same year, I rode that bike to the Barber Museum. What I did was get rid of both those bikes to get a R1200GS- a bike that I thought would fill both roles. I'm really happy with the result- the 1200 is almost as comfortable as the Yam on the highway and still off-road capable. If I rode more dirt- say, 70-30 or 50-50, I might have stuck with the 800, but for me it's such a small percentage that it made sense to move up to the bigger Beemer, IMO.