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Rugby4life 05-06-2013 04:27 PM

Anybody Found Accessories for the BMW C650GT?
 
It has been a real challenge to find accessories for the C650GT. Has anyone found aftermarket seats, windshields, etc? I have found an excellent set of driving lights from Rigid Industries using a pencil beam on the left side and a wide angle on the right to light up deer on the road side. They are small, draw 16 watts & 1.1 amps each to produce over 1000 lumens each. I have them aimed at the same level as the headlights so they don't blind oncoming drivers and run them full time at night. In high threat environments like rush hour in Atlanta I'll run them for daytime conspicuousness. At $150 each they aren't cheap but I'm loving them.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...127_195106.jpg
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Jaqen H'ghar 05-06-2013 04:52 PM

GPR exhausts in Italy makes a really nice looking can in 3 different finish's.
They have answered all my questions and given me a great price.
I think its much better looking then BMW's Akropovic. Check it out on Youtube.
search for: 2013 BMW c650 GT exhaust, it'll pop right up.

PhilDinAZ 05-29-2013 04:21 PM

C650GT Seat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rugby4life (Post 21346979)
It has been a real challenge to find accessories for the C650GT. Has anyone found aftermarket seats, windshields, etc? I have found an excellent set of driving lights from Rigid Industries using a pencil beam on the left side and a wide angle on the right to light up deer on the road side. They are small, draw 16 watts & 1.1 amps each to produce over 1000 lumens each. I have them aimed at the same level as the headlights so they don't blind oncoming drivers and run them full time at night. In high threat environments like rush hour in Atlanta I'll run them for daytime conspicuousness. At $150 each they aren't cheap but I'm loving them.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...127_195106.jpg
http://advrider.com/forums/<a href=&quot;...pg&quot;/></a>

I purchase my C650GT in Nov and have about 3700 miles on it so far. But as usual the seat sucks. I have visited Corbin and they told me a seat is in the process of development as soon as they get time in R&D.

Corbin said they have had a 650GT in the back and are working developing one as well. But so far stock is it. Why does BMW engineer such a wonderful machine and then fit them for a 5'08" teenage boy weighing 125#?

CGameProgrammer 05-29-2013 04:53 PM

I have a Russell Day-Long seat on my C650GT. They reuse the original seat pan which of course means they can make a seat for literally any bike, no matter how new.

I do want to replace the windshield but so far Cee Bailey is not making one (they're considering it but no real plans yet) and Aeroflow was considering it more strongly but is still not actually working on one yet. Disappointing.

larrylarry75 05-29-2013 05:58 PM

BMW Tunnel Bag for sale
 
There's a BMW tunnel bag up for grabs on webbikeworld. Per their usual they've done an article on it and now it's in their garage sale section. You can also read their review if you're unfamiliar with the bag. It's priced at $87 shipped.

http://www.webbikeworld.com/sale/

LL75 :clap

PhilDinAZ 05-29-2013 05:59 PM

Post some pics please
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CGameProgrammer (Post 21520804)
I have a Russell Day-Long seat on my C650GT. They reuse the original seat pan which of course means they can make a seat for literally any bike, no matter how new.

Can you please post some pics of what Russell did with your seat?

larrylarry75 05-29-2013 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CGameProgrammer (Post 21520804)
I have a Russell Day-Long seat on my C650GT. They reuse the original seat pan which of course means they can make a seat for literally any bike, no matter how new.

I do want to replace the windshield but so far Cee Bailey is not making one (they're considering it but no real plans yet) and Aeroflow was considering it more strongly but is still not actually working on one yet. Disappointing.

I've used GIVI, Cee Bailey, and Madstat on other scooters, really like the Madstat but don't know where they're at with one for the beemer. You might check to see. They're a smallish firm and like to work with owners to develop new models. That usually means the first one's free.

LL75 :clap

Rugby4life 05-29-2013 11:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PhilDinAZ (Post 21521412)
Can you please post some pics of what Russell did with your seat?

Yeah, you know the ADV rider rule: If you don't post pictures, it didn't really happen. :wink:

Rugby4life 06-28-2013 06:00 AM

Off With The Old, On With The New
 
At just under 7k miles I replaced the comprehensively used up Metzeler FeelFree tire with a set of Michelin Power Pure SC. I'll give an update when I have a couple of thousand miles on them.
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...ps93b77df8.jpg

After
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...psd9d2e77f.jpg

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...psfef6168c.jpg

t6pilot 06-29-2013 10:07 AM

Saddleman leather lowered, and narrowed our c650gt seat has a gel insert and retained heating element, great improvement over stock
P3 lights in rear and photon blasters in front

scooterpartsco 06-29-2013 10:57 AM

All the usual suspects
 
There is a Malossi and Polini variator available, as well as a windscreen, and other parts for the 600-650.

Rugby4life 06-29-2013 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t6pilot (Post 21754472)
Saddleman leather lowered, and narrowed our c650gt seat has a gel insert and retained heating element, great improvement over stock
P3 lights in rear and photon blasters in front

ADV rules, if you don't have pics it didn't happen... Please

Rugby4life 06-29-2013 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MOPED MEDIC (Post 21754707)
There is a Malossi and Polini variator available, as well as a windscreen, and other parts for the 600-650.

Where? And pics?

cbolling 06-29-2013 12:07 PM

Jon, why didn't you go to the darkside?

Rugby4life 06-29-2013 12:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cbolling (Post 21755078)
Jon, why didn't you go to the darkside?

Because I don't like the feel of a squared off profile. When you lean into a turn it feels like the rear end has to dig itself out of a rut before it can lean over.


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