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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Eastern Poland
« on: Yesterday at 09:32:08 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum from Wales.

We are getting a store of knowledge on this forum and it is good to ask questions. It is also good to post tips that we haven't heard of before, if you cannot find it in the 'Search' of the forum
Please post pictures of your rides.

Dave T


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On my Givi rack, these mount to the rack as spacers against the top-box, to stop any slack in the mounting of the topbox - stops it rattling a lot.

I would imagine they do the same for all boxes fitting to racks.

Dave T

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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Screen Questions again
« on: August 01, 2020, 02:46:59 PM »
Givi Airflow screen,  - 6ft rider and it is adjustable up and down over a good range. Don't know my torso height

No buffeting for me up high and plenty of wind when low to blow rain off visor.

Dave T

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

You have some serious competition for the Ultimate F850G. Enjoy.

Dave T

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New Member Introductions / Re: Greetings from Connecticut USA
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:40:12 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum from Wales.

It is a bit upetting that you lads in USA are able to get deals on the bikes, some far better than anything we can see over here.
I'm glad you are enjoying and using the GS.

Dave T

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New Member Introductions / Re: Lurker becomes owner
« on: July 29, 2020, 07:34:10 PM »
I have the Givi Airflow which suits me down to the ground; I keep it quite high most of the time as that nearly eliminates the buffetting for me and is reasonably quiet ( though I were earplugs all the time). I only lower the screen in inclement weather, BUT and I emphasise, BUT that screen suits me. It may not suit you.
The vario box is a nice box but I found a huge topbox which suits me and the stuff I carry, without any need for panniers unless I am going away for a few days. I can pack light but I am at that age where I don't care to struggle packing light.
As for bars, I went for some bars to protect me in a silly drop situation ( lose footing at a standstill and drop the bike). I chose Crosspro bars. (with uppers as part of the set) They are lighter than most but will stop body damage in a silly drop. I am not sure if they would be up to any good in a faster moving accident as they are quite light bars - I never ride off road or trails so off road bars are not a requirement for me.

Dave T



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New Member Introductions / Re: Lurker becomes owner
« on: July 29, 2020, 09:51:35 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Screens!! You may try a handful before you find one that suits you. Very much an individual taste.
Top boxs are easy to find. From very expensive to cheap copies from foreign lands.  I have a very large box of the type found on Ebay - Not expensive but totally waterproof and really easy to fit to the GS, though I cannot find the link to the same one at the moment.
There is also a good selection of bars to choose from, depending on your budget and intended use.
Try a 'search' for Screens and topboxes and have a cuppa to hand when you do

Dave T

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New Member Introductions / Re: New member from Washington State USA
« on: July 29, 2020, 09:45:14 AM »
Hi and welcome to the forum from Wales.

I have also had a couple of F650 bikes in my past - Lovely bikes. The F850 is a better package for me taken in comparison though.
Plenty of info coming into this forum and I hope anything new is mentioned here so we can gain more info as we go along.

Dave T

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from New Hampshire
« on: July 28, 2020, 08:18:16 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum from Wales.

Hope you enjoy the GS after the Scout - A bike I would like to test-ride locally if I could.

Dave T

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Hi and welcome to the forum from God's desired country, Wales.

Enjoy the F850GS - cracking bike!

Dave T

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