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New Member Introductions / Re: New F750 owner glad to be joining the forum
« Last post by warneton on Yesterday at 11:35:52 PM »
Welcome home!
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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Frost icon
« Last post by Oldplodder on Yesterday at 10:53:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by tomcat [+]
I can appreciate the May frosts. On the 4th May I was making my return journey from the south coast ports having left the ferry at 9pm, returning from 28C temps in Jerez, Spain having ridden out to watch the moto-gp race. I experienced a very small amount of drizzle just before joining the M6. From there northwards towards my home in Lancashire the sky was clear but the temp dropped to 2C. Bloody cold after the previous two weeks. To add insult, just after passing Charnock Richard services I was hit with storm conditions of hail and snow. The bike was sliding at will. I rolled of the throttle and just let it roll to a halt on the hard shoulder. There were no exits before my own turn off, so I continued in 2nd gear along the hard shoulder with my boots gliding on the hail and snow as outriggers. I have never felt elation at leaving the motorway as I felt at 2am that day.

Similar happened to me when I was riding a Goldwing  back in about 2005- Unexpected snowfall on the M6 motorway (totally unpredicted) left me crawling for about 5 miles until I literally rode out of it going north and no further sign of snow or freezing temps for next 110 miles going home. Not a nice situation to be in on a very heavy bike.
Dave T
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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Frost icon
« Last post by tomcat on Yesterday at 10:25:16 PM »
I can appreciate the May frosts. On the 4th May I was making my return journey from the south coast ports having left the ferry at 9pm, returning from 28C temps in Jerez, Spain having ridden out to watch the moto-gp race. I experienced a very small amount of drizzle just before joining the M6. From there northwards towards my home in Lancashire the sky was clear but the temp dropped to 2C. Bloody cold after the previous two weeks. To add insult, just after passing Charnock Richard services I was hit with storm conditions of hail and snow. The bike was sliding at will. I rolled of the throttle and just let it roll to a halt on the hard shoulder. There were no exits before my own turn off, so I continued in 2nd gear along the hard shoulder with my boots gliding on the hail and snow as outriggers. I have never felt elation at leaving the motorway as I felt at 2am that day.
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F750/850GS Main Chat board / Re: Frost icon
« Last post by buckjump on Yesterday at 08:59:42 PM »
Mine came on going over the 66 in May, it took me a while to work out what it was then I nearly pood myself.
Not had a posh bike like this before and definitely no frost before on a bike may bank holiday .
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You probably have already seen it but, just in case, check out the Motorcycle Tourists videos on YouTube.  There is a video asking the our very question, "Do I really need the Nav VI or will the TFT get the job done?" 
With 4000 acres of woods to explore you might be a candidate for a GPS.  As to Rhode Island weather, the first mod I made to my bike was a power cord for my heated gear.   :190:
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Hello RiMark, Thank you for the prompt and detailed response that answered the question. Forums like this are very important and BMW forums have great legacy. Just moved from CT to Carolina Beach, NC. 4000 acre off road playground for bikes and atv's close by. FYI, love RI beaches and still have a current cmrc pass. Think of me in January. :046:
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Hi css100,
The short answer is that it looks great.  I'm two weeks and 600 miles into owning an F750GS and I've been experimenting with the Connect App/TFT navigation capability.  I started to buy a NAV VI unit but I found that I'm very pleased the Connected App/TFT Nav display so I'm holding off for a while (maybe forever).  Overall, the systems works well but there are glitches to be dealt with.  Obviously, no cell phone coverage, no nav, if you are traveling to remote locations then GPS is the way to go.  The battery drain on my Samsung S6 is epic, full battery to dead in under two hours.  Ouch!  Sometimes I can start a new route from the TFT, other times I have to unlock my phone first - my quess is that it is operator error but I haven't figured it out yet.  The "winding roads" functions is very good.  The search function on the app is excellent, the POI on the TFT are pretty good but there are limited categories (Gas, Food, BMW dealers, Emergency Services).  The direction/instruction display on the TFT is very cool and very easy to see in all lighting conditions.  I removed the NAV mount (easy to do) and I'm going to install a Touratech handlebar bag so I can charge my phone while I'm riding, that will solve the battery drain problem, and I've mounted my old GPS on a RAM ball mount so that should take care of the 5% of the time when I'm out of cell coverage.   I should be getting the handlebar bag next week, I'll post a photo.  Congrats on the new bike, two weeks to go. :062:
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New Member Introductions / New F750 owner glad to be joining the forum
« Last post by RIMark on Yesterday at 01:43:57 AM »
Hello fellow F-riders.  Just traded in my 2002 oilhead and a Honda NC700X for a new F750gs and I'm loving it!  40K miles on the Honda and, although the oilhead was like-new, it was getting too heavy for my oil bod so it was time for both to go.  Quicker and more agile than either of my old bikes, 40 pounds lighter than the R1150R, and with ergonomics that fit me perfectly, the 750 was the right choice for me.  So far it is exceeding my every expectation.  Coming from bikes with a YouTube video for EVERYTHING I'm finding the info about the new F bikes to be very limited so I an very happy to join this forum.  :002: 
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Yes, I am a newbie. Please forgive my ignorance; my excitement is getting the best of me with wanting answers to everything.  My 2019 850GS is going to be delivered 10/26/19. It has all of the electronics, sans NAV 6. I think I get the advantages of that product, but I am not sure if I need it yet. What does integration look like with the TFT, the connected app, and a Samsung S9? Thank you in advance.
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Items For Sale / Wanted / Re: Remus s/s link pipe for F750/850
« Last post by Matty589 on October 13, 2019, 09:57:05 PM »
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