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    First ride - 2016 F800GT

    Went for my first ride on my new (to me) 2016 F800GT. Quite comfortable. I rode about 50 miles, mostly back roads at 45-50 MPH, some city streets, and a 4-mile stretch of interstate. Got it up to about 80 MPH on the highway -- seems to be quite a bit left. It is quite stable, good seating position for me (6'2", 210 lbs), no vibration to speak of, mirrors well placed and clear. The exhaust is stock (the whole bike is stock) and quiet. Handles pretty good -- but I'll never be dragging anything in the curves. All-in-all a nice bike.

    I may look for a higher seat. I think the one I have is the lowest possible, but not sure. I'll post some pics later and maybe you guys can help me determine that . . .
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    One of the first thing most ST/GT riders do is to purchase mirror extensions and sidestand foot in larger. Twisted Throttle is good place to look. Just some ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    One of the first thing most ST/GT riders do is to purchase mirror extensions and sidestand foot in larger. Twisted Throttle is good place to look. Just some ideal.
    Thanks. The mirrors seem fine for me. But I could see where that tiny side-stand foot could easily dig into soft asphalt or dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post

    I may look for a higher seat. I think the one I have is the lowest possible, but not sure. I'll post some pics later and maybe you guys can help me determine that . . .
    If there is a number molded into the pan also post a picture of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    If there is a number molded into the pan also post a picture of that.
    There is no name on the seat and the only number I could find is molded into the pan:

    7 711 714
    PU-TD1

    I've attached two pics:

    F800GT-Seat1.jpg

    F800GT-Seat2.jpg
    2000 K1200RS, 2004 R1100S
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    There is no name on the seat and the only number I could find is molded into the pan:

    7 711 714
    PU-TD1
    I'm not familiar with the different seats but that sure looks like a OEM low seat.
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    Just FYI: while this is a great forum for all things BMW (in general), the site F800riders.com is more specific to your f-twin. There are waaaay more f-twin riders, and consequently way more info, available on that site. It does tend to have a ton of European posters so . . .

    Good luck.
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    Side stand enlarger!

    Quote Originally Posted by EUGENE View Post
    One of the first thing most ST/GT riders do is to purchase mirror extensions and sidestand foot in larger. Twisted Throttle is good place to look. Just some ideal.
    Thanks for the recommendation, and the good advice! We have one from R&G that customers seem to like a lot!

    R&G Side Stand Enlarger BMW 800GT

    One of the first things I put on my F700GS was a side stand enlarger--The 700s and 800s have those little pointy side stand feet that dig right in...

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