Page 4 of 7 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 104

Thread: Long Tours with F800ST

  1. #46
    sMiling Voni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    53 sMiles south of Alpine, TX USA
    Posts
    4,751
    Not a fluke.

    Great mileage just like that is one of the reasons I love my F800S!



    Voni
    sMiling
    http://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves/
    Live fully. Laugh deeply. Love widely.
    BMW MOA Ambassador / FOM / Roving Forum Moderator/
    Selected Friends of Wile E Coyote/ A Million BMW sMiles

  2. #47
    Dan McKenzie
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hokah, MN
    Posts
    10

    'Tis true!

    In a combination of city / country riding to work, I average
    about 56 mpg. At a steady 55 mph, I average about 65 mpg.
    This is actual measured by fillnig the tank and calculating,
    but the on-board computer agrees.

    Looking forward to Beartooth pass next month!!!

  3. #48
    Registered User Firenailer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Westchester, N.Y.
    Posts
    319
    I've heard that the 800ST tends to be a very hot bike. Can anyone tell me if excessive heat has been a factor when riding, and is it in fact is a problem with this bike?
    Ride Safe,
    Bob
    '12 R1200RT

  4. #49
    Riding where it's hot! AZ-J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    2,644
    The F800S is hot, the ST is hotter.
    My bike shown here
    Jordan M, MOA #24434
    My Blog

  5. #50
    Dum vivimus vivamus ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Posts
    2,593
    My first BMW was a K75. From DC I rode that to Cape Breton, to Florida, to Georgia (a couple times), Ohio, pretty much wherever I could go with vacation time. I traded it for a K1100RS - it was bigger, WAY more powerful, better suspension yet less nimble, and also took me all over the place. With the exception of 2-up travel with lots of stuff I don't think the size of either bike had any impact on touring at all. I bought another K75 to replace the K1100RS after its untimely demise, great bike I love a lot and have taken and hope to take a lot more long trips on it.

    As others have said, it is all about ergonomics. Unless you do a lot of 2-up travel with lots of stuff, pick the bike that fits you best.

    PS - even after over 140k miles on BMWs I still avoid highways when I can. Especially big highway bridges
    Ted
    "A good stick is a good reason"
    1994 K75RT
    Moto Pages

  6. #51
    Dan McKenzie
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Hokah, MN
    Posts
    10

    Heat?

    I haven't had a problem with heat so far on mine (2011)
    I'm taking a long trip across South Dakota / Wyoming /
    Montana next month. Maybe I'll have a different opinion
    then. I feel a little heat at stop lights, but it doesn't
    seem worse than any other bike I've had.

  7. #52
    Registered User Rod Sheridan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Toronto Ontario
    Posts
    978
    I've included a link to a photo of Diann and her 40 HP R60/7 on the Blue Ridge near Biltmore.

    The bike has almost 300,000 miles on it.

    You won't have any problem with an 800 cc bike, it's way bigger than is needed to travel the world in comfort.

    Diann bought an F650GS twin last year, comfortable and extremely capable.

    Don't let the "bigger is better" idiots ruin your fun, they're wrong, an 800cc bike will be perfect.........Rod.

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=60874&page=9
    Work is the curse of the riding class

  8. #53
    Registered User Firenailer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Westchester, N.Y.
    Posts
    319
    Thanks,

    I've looked at them a couple of times as I was considering a lighter bike, but one of the guys in my Club keeps talking about how hot his is. I'd never heard other complaints and thought I'd ask here. I might give one a test ride.
    Ride Safe,
    Bob
    '12 R1200RT

  9. #54
    Registered User Bartleby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    27
    The ST might be hot if you are using a big screen in summer. It's perfect if you just use the stock screen once the temps get above 80 F. Also handles MUCH better in Nebraska crosswinds with the stock screen. Just my own personal experience. My winter screen is the 19" V stream.

    Rick

  10. #55
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    vancouver ,wa
    Posts
    111
    Here in the n.w. it,s 19" V-strem .

  11. #56
    Registered User Firenailer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Westchester, N.Y.
    Posts
    319
    The guy I was talking to was mentioning the excessive (his words) engine heat and how uncomfortable it made him. I don't have experience with the 800ST so I don't know how hot it really is while riding. I'll test ride one and see for myself, thanks for the replies everyone.
    Ride Safe,
    Bob
    '12 R1200RT

  12. #57
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    vancouver ,wa
    Posts
    111

    heat

    Ask Voni , she lives in the heat of the country!!

  13. #58
    sMiling Voni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    53 sMiles south of Alpine, TX USA
    Posts
    4,751
    ; )

    I sure haven't noticed it on my F800S, but the ST is a whole other bike.

    Voni
    sMiling
    http://www.bigbend.net/users/glaves/
    Live fully. Laugh deeply. Love widely.
    BMW MOA Ambassador / FOM / Roving Forum Moderator/
    Selected Friends of Wile E Coyote/ A Million BMW sMiles

  14. #59
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    vancouver ,wa
    Posts
    111

    heat

    The only differcant is the lower handlebars and the lower fairing peice.

  15. #60
    Riding where it's hot! AZ-J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Posts
    2,644
    I have ridden both and the ST is much hotter than an S!

    But my S was bought back by BMW 1.75 years into ownership under AZ's lemon law, and I bought a bigger, but now lighter S.
    My bike shown here
    Jordan M, MOA #24434
    My Blog

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •