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#1000416 - 11/07/17 03:01 PM New 2018 F 750 GS & 850 GS  
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Wow, I had no idea I needed a new F 850 GS, until BMW told me so! dopeslap revit dontknow grin

New 2018 F-750 GS & 850 GS

Pat


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#1000425 - 11/07/17 03:35 PM Re: New 2018 F 750 GS & 850 GS [Re: TEWKS]  
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Originally Posted by TEWKS
Wow, I had no idea I needed a new F 850 GS, until BMW told me so! dopeslap revit dontknow grin

New 2018 F-750 GS & 850 GS

Pat


Morning Pat

Looks like some improvement & some not so improved.

Bolt on rear foot peg brackets are a BIG improvement as they can now be removed so the frame doesn't get bent during off-road encounters.

Still needs a much better windscreen.

Still drastically needs a higher front lower fender as mud build-up will jam that front wheel & stop it from turning very quickly . (I was hoping the new 850 would have this addressed)

Moving the chain to the side stand side is a big downgrade in my book as that makes chain service much more difficult if the center stand is removed for off-road clearance.

Some of the engine fueling mods sound like a good improvement as the old 800GS's had very snatchy throttle control.


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#1000437 - 11/07/17 05:24 PM Re: New 2018 F 750 GS & 850 GS [Re: dirtrider]  
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She sounds nice with a 270 degree crank similar to, or, exactly like the Africa Twin by Honda.

Pat


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#1000441 - 11/07/17 06:14 PM Re: New 2018 F 750 GS & 850 GS [Re: TEWKS]  
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I can see it's first recall. In most angles I can't see the rear reflector as it is hidden by the muffler in a lot of angles. Current owners of 1200 GS's know all about this. I need to get my new reflectors for my Varios. Except, I just ordered a set of Globe Scouts to install next week. Bought some reflective stuff for them from Fernando. clap


Doug
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#1000485 - 11/08/17 02:06 AM Re: New 2018 F 750 GS & 850 GS [Re: TEWKS]  
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Here's another video:

850 GS


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#1000516 - 11/08/17 12:25 PM Re: New 2018 F 750 GS & 850 GS [Re: TEWKS]  
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3.9 gal tank? Really? Do like they made the new display though, plus a touch lower and cruise finally. Until I see how compares to the AFRICAN Twin though I’ll just keep waiting for my GSA.


Jim Carter
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