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  1. GlenT
    05-27-2013 10:48 AM - permalink
    Hi Dan, the F800ST puts out a high frequency buzz that is not really noticeable at first, but leaves my hands a bit numb after an hour or more of Interstate riding.

    I believe that part of the issue, is that the F800ST riding position is more sporty than the DL650. You lean forward a bit more with some weight on your hands. The DL650 is a fully upright riding position for me, with no weight on my hands (I am 5'9") which is what I prefer.

    The DL650 vibration is at a lower frequency, so I find it less intrusive. At secondary highway speeds, it is barely noticeable. At Interstate speeds, it is there, but I don't find it annoying. And no numb hands, or feet or butt.

    I have done 500 mile Interstate days on my 09 DL650 with no complaints. I don't think that I would be able to do the same on the F800ST. I have not ridden a 2012 DL650, which uses the Gladius engine, so my comments are based on the '09 engine.
  2. middleage crazy
    05-27-2013 09:29 AM - permalink
    middleage crazy
    Hi GlenT. I was reading the post " '07 or the '09 The better Deal ?" and I noticed that you had said the BMW F800 twin has a high frequency vibe. I own a 2007 BMW F800st and I have noticed this vibe too. You also said that the 09 DL650 has slight vibe and I was wondering is it noticeably less? I'm looking at a 2012 DL650 Adventure and looking for something smoother than my 800st for touring. Thanks, Dan

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  • About GlenT
    New wee strom convert after having been a serial Honda owner.
    Vancouver, BC
    Model V-Strom Owned
    2009 DL650 ABS
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    2013 Tiger Explorer 1200
    2009 DL650 ABS
    2004 Honda ST1300


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