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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    TBH i'm slightly bemused by it. Mostly on the ergonomics of the seating position for you. Why you didn't buy a bike you know works in that context is truely beyond me.
    Oh I can ride it as is and it's not the problem I had with the NCX. My knee aside, I've never liked high, rearset pegs, or low bars, which is probably why sportsbikes don't interest me. The attraction for me with the 800R is I can adjust the seat to peg height quite easily and I even have the lower (Buell) pegs already!

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    I like the look of that! Enjoy and hope your knee behaves!

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    I like the look of that! Enjoy and hope your knee behaves!
    Thanks. I've always liked them since someone on here got one as a company bike.

    If my knee struggles than I just have to work harder at getting it moving easier. The NCX did me a favour really as it showed up something I wasn't aware off, that I can't turn my foot in very well with my leg bent. I'm working on that now...

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    What happened to your leg? Was it rebellion for being on a Harley?

    Like the new bike. Can’t say why but always liked them. Odd beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    Ta da!! 2013 BMW F800R, 16k, service history, R&G sliders, rad guard, some make windscreen, new tyres, C&S , race can, etc blah. Box is already removed. It maybe practical but looks shite and i cant get my crip leg over with it on! I think its actually more uncomfortable on my knee than the NCX!

    Tis a happy Taipan tonight!





    Like that a lot. I borrowed an F800 for a bit and it was the first 'sort of upright' bike I'd ever ridden and was amazed at how comfy it was. It was the reason I bought the 390 - I'd had so much fun on the F800 that I wanted to have a bit more fun on something smaller and orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingerpuk View Post
    What happened to your leg? Was it rebellion for being on a Harley?

    Like the new bike. Can’t say why but always liked them. Odd beast.
    I had my right knee replaced in February.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    I had my right knee replaced in February.
    Wuss. I've got 2 poorly fingers and can still ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    Wuss. I've got 2 poorly fingers and can still ride.
    Pah! I was driving after a week! Was fucked for getting in and out if the car, but if I got in it I could drive it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    I had my right knee replaced in February.
    I hope you went private and had an Ohlins or Marzocchi replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasper View Post
    I hope you went private and had an Ohlins or Marzocchi replacement.
    NHS, I got a Honda FVQ!

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    Congrats!

    I hope the engines are a bit better fueled than the earlier 800 twins. I always felt they were running seriously lean!
    Does this one have the oil in the frame? (If so - keep an eye on the head bearings - I understand they can dry out... )

    ENJOY!!

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    Here's a recent dyno on one from PBMforum


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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    Here's a recent dyno on one from PBMforum

    Wow, I didn't know it made that much power! I'd better sell it, that's too much for me!

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    Blimey you are a glutton for punishment

    Are you on a mission to repeat buy every unreliable pos you’ve ever had ?

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