2008 BMW F800GS AKA ‘Hitch’
The bike is named after an intellectual inspiration and hero of mine, Christopher Hitchens 1949 – 2011. He is described as a British-American author, polemicist, and journalist but to me he was very much more. I had the honor and the privilege to meet him in person, albeit briefly but it was his words, chief amongst others, that changed the very way I thought and as a result helped transform my world view. Sadly, he has left the party but he is not forgotten. He was a staunch advocate for skepticism, free inquiry and rational thought. He was an indefatigable hero of secular humanism, justice and equality. “Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.”
Personalisations & Modifications:
Metal Mule 18mm Symetrical Pannier Frames & Scorpion Exhaust
TT Crud Catcher
Metal Mule High Tinted Screen (trim is by the side of the A14 somewhere), Holan Mesh Headlight Guard & Twalcom Auxiliary Spotlights
Holan Mesh Headlight Guard & Twalcom Auxiliary Spotlights, Romatech Radiator Guard (replaced with Metal Mule Radiator Guard)
Avant Fender Extender
TT Reservoir Guard, Twalcom Folding Mirror
TT Rear Reservoir Guard
Pivot Pegs Mk3, TT Chain Guard, TT Frame Guard, TT Break Pedal Extender
Pivot Pegz Mk3, TT Frame Guard, TT Heel Protector Extension & TT Folding Gear Lever
Pivot Peg Mk3 Toppers
GoCruise Throttle Lock, Grip Huggies
1.75″ Rox Risers, Wunderlich Crossbar
Handlebar Quick Adjust Levers
TT Regulator Guard
TT Horn Guard, Grip Huggies, Z-Technic Mirror Extenders, VIO POV Remote
Garmin Zumo 660, TT V2 Locking Mount, Wunderlich Sunshade
TT Tool Box for BMW Enduro Bashplate
Agri Tool Tube
Agri Tool Tube with Fluorescent Horizons Unlimited Sticker
TT LED Indicators
TT LED Indicators
Continental TKC80, TT Shaft Cover, Romatech Chainn Guard (don’t bother… I’ve gone through 2. The latter only lasted 2 months. They can’t handle winter riding: corroding and snapping.
Ilum Works Side Stand Foot Enlarger
Sargent Comfy Touring Seat
ADV-Spec Crash bars
ADV-Spec Crashbars, Barkbusters Storm Handguards
Ohlins Rear Shock with a a 200n/m spring (without hydraulic pre-load). Yacugar Progressive Fork Kit also installed, but obviously nothing to photo.
Swapped out the TT bash plate for the ADV-Spec one… the tool box on the TT bash plate was too small in truth. I have a small, totally waterproof NATO ammo can that I’ve sprayed black that I will fit to the bash plate for my tools.
The Romatch chain guards above are total shite… I’ve had a three all broken, the last somewhere in Turkey, so I got the TT one from Istanbul and eventually got it powdercoated when I spruced up the GS.
TT instrument cover with a regular 12v and BMW DIN sockets that go straight to the battery.
you can barely see it behin the screen but this is the TT dash cover that hides the instrument cover wiring for the accessory sockets… it was my purchase of this that I met Lisa & Jason from TwoWheelNomad
Wavey-flaming Moto-Master brake discs… I noticed the bobbins on the stock were very loose so thought I’d treat Hitch to some nice new discs.
I actually got these at an unbelievably great price, which turned out to have been an error by the dealer!
Covered up, out of sight of prying eyes & fiddling fingers…
Personalisation & Modification Pics to come:
TT Bash Plate Extender
Wolfman Teton Soft Saddle Bags
Metal Mule Radiator Guard