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Yep it does seem like a lot of work, however IMO "its the BEST FITTING & Looking" I've seen.

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Dynojet Power Commander
« on: March 01, 2021, 05:58:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by TeamFreuchen [+]
I have a F850GS and considering investing in a Power commander from Dynojet, has anyone installed this and what's your experience? :305:https://www.dynojet.com/power-commander-v-2019-bmw-f850gs-12-026/

Sorry, I have NO experience. However I like the benefits of the Dynojet, but I'm reluctant to get one based on the possibility of voiding my factory warranty?!?

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New Member Introductions / Re: Hi From Croatia
« on: February 19, 2021, 06:25:00 PM »
Yep - if ya like riding more off-road which provides various challenging conditions (as compared to fire trails) the 850 will be the better tool than the 750, because of its stronger wire wheels and it has a bit more suspension travel. However, if you like your 750 you might/ may want to check-out some aftermarket companies which make off-road wheels?!?

 

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*Originally Posted by Divimon2000 [+]
It really depends on what surface youíre trying to paint on. I assume youíre talking about quality versus color.  The best for me is two-part polyurethane you can get mixed up into a spray can at local auto shops, good ones.  Car paint if you will. Need more information

Thanks. Years back on the Adventure Rider Forum (unfortunately I cant find it), someone recommended a "specific" brand/ code of  Spray Paint that could be purchased at either Lowes - Ace Hardware - Home Depot, that best matches BMW's factory silver, i.e. triple clamps, various other parts.  Anyway, I'm just looking to paint over a few aftermarket parts, which I don't like the color of (its not life or death, but its something I'd like to do, because it bugs me.)

Mike 

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Hello all, does anyone know, which is the best brand of Silver Spray Paint to match BMW's silver on the handlebars/ triple clamp?

Sincerely - Mike

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*Originally Posted by Matty589 [+]
I think both the review and your comments are fair. The only part of the review where I differ is the fuel economy. They mention 52mpg backroads, 57mpg average and a best of 65mpg (all imperial gallons). I get 70mpg average so either Iím riding it like a nun or theyíre riding it on the redline all the time :)

Based on this reviewer's review, he mentions that he was "punching out of corners" between 6K to 8K RPM, which will suck a lot of gas, also "I think" that he overall rode the 750 pretty hard and in the upper rev range, thus the 57mpg average.

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / interesting review/ road test of the F-750GS
« on: January 27, 2021, 09:57:14 AM »
See the link below regarding the 2020 road test of the F750GS. "Spoiler Alert", this is what the reviewer said about its 77HP - "Itís easy to look at the BMWís spec-sheet and scoff at the 77bhp peak figure (similar to a Yamaha MT-07 that costs £2000 less). Your loss, because, on the road, especially in the ĎDynamicí riding mode, the way this motor uses all of its 60-lb-ft of torque and smart choice of gear ratios to punch out of corners between 6-8000rpm feels stronger than the KTM 1290 Iíve been riding for much of this year...."

Anyway, IMO (different strokes for different folks, your opinion may differ), the 850 is the better tool for more off-road riding, where-as the 750 is the better tool for more street riding.

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/reviews/bikes/bmw/bmw-f-750-gs-2020-road-test-price-spec 

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: So Many Questions! F750GS or F850GS?
« on: December 19, 2020, 12:33:07 AM »
*Originally Posted by Matty589 [+]
Iíve had both bikes and TBH thereís no real world difference unless pinning the throttle in the last 2,000rpm of the rev range. It was said that the 700GS was remapped with less power but more torque lower down compared to the 800GS but I didnít feel any difference in power or torque at the low end on either 750 or 850. I can get my 750 up to motorway speeds pretty quickly so donít feel the need for more power. Itís not about HP but about the way itís delivered. Doubtless a remap will return more power but Iíve not heard about any commercial solutions - particularly since BMW locked the ECU down a bit more and can detect code changes. Iíd be more concerned about invalidating the warranty.

I agree. Also, both the 750 & 850 are "really not" power swingers in the HP department/ wont rip your head off. Prior to getting my 2019 F-750GS (which for "me" was better suited for the street than the 850), I had the 160HP S1000XR (which I had fun with). Anyway, I find the 750's HP, Torque/ Thrust to be "overall" very good/ satisfying/ gets the job done, and in many ways is more fun/ rewarding than my previous S1000XR, because I can virtually use all of the 750's HP, all-the-time. Anyway, this is just my personal feelings/ opinion.

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New Member Introductions / Re: New Member
« on: November 22, 2020, 11:31:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by KamakaziDave [+]
Greetings from San Diego, CA! :002:

Welcome the Forum and congratulations on your F-850. Also, enjoy the great/ wonderful roads of N/ S San Diego County (my old home land).  In addition, "just saying" I found that SDBMW is a great dealer, which provided me with good buying and servicing experiences.

Mike

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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Engine Noise
« on: June 17, 2020, 09:26:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by Matty589 [+]
You should hear an R1200GS LC without ear plugs. Cement mixer full of bolts is the only way I could describe it. Painful, and even though I always wear earplugs, I did once do a short trip without and it was unbearable. I shudder to think what a Harley or a Ducati with that dry clutch sounds like  :001:

LOL'd with you describing the engine noise of the R12GSLC (which is pretty right on). As for engine noise on my 750, based on its engine being fairly exposed/ not much body work surrounding it, I find it to be "fairly" quite/ acceptable when starting it/ revving it. Also when riding "any" motorcycle I always wear ear plugs to combat the sound of wind caused by speeds from approximately 30mph to 100mph +/ - (for example at approximately 60 mph, wind can produce 120 dBA),  which is no fun "for me" to listen to on an all day trip/ not to mention hearing loss it can cause over time.

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