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Old 11-30-2012, 09:19 AM   #76
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I went over there and lurked for a while. There's some good info there but a couple of the posters are seriously anal-retentive. I think I'll spend my time in ADV land where things are a little more laid back.
I like this forum too. The BMW forum will be a good resource though as people search for technical info as time goes on. ADVrider is my favorite two wheeled forum.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:43 AM   #77
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What's the maintenance schedule for these things?
Oil bath chain must last forever eh?
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:16 AM   #78
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Oil bath chain must last forever eh?
Particularly since the drive sprocket is concentric with the swing arm pivot and therefore there is no change in chain tension as the suspension moves.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:00 AM   #79
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I have an antique scooter with that exact feature, and my drive chain, running in an oil bath, with a concentric pivot and sprocket, has lasted 65,000 miles with no sign of distress and no adjustment.I use Mobil 1.
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:14 AM   #80
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This thread needs pics!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:45 AM   #81
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Old 12-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #82
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I am not allowed to post attachments.
But you can link to a picture on the web. If you have a Flicker account or something similar, you should be able to link to that picture.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:48 AM   #83
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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8343/8...17c83676_m.jpg http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8...57744b3568_m.j
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8344/8...d_m.jpg:freaky
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #84
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This thread needs pics!!
How's this?
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:17 PM   #85
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That pic looks familiar.
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:25 PM   #86
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That pic looks familiar.
I'll have you know that's a brand new pic*

*New to this thread at least. besides, it turned out really well
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:45 PM   #87
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I have scheduled a test ride for this Saturday. I will be able to ride both the C650 and the C600. I am more interested in the C650 but it will be interesting to compare the 2 scooters. I've been reading about the C650 and it seems to be the new benchmark of GT scooters. I'm thinking it should be a good alternative to touring bikes. It's also half the price of a BMW R1200RT (loaded with options).

There's a comparo between the R1200RT and the C650 here:
http://www.moto-station.com/article1...-premium-.html

The article is in French but the rating is at the bottom. Considering how good the R1200RT is, I would say the C650 did pretty well.

There's also a comparo between the Burgman 650, the Aprilia SRV 850, the Honda Silverwing, and the BMW C650GT (also in French) here:
http://www.scooter-infos.com/dossier...tml#ad-image-4

Google will help with the translation.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #88
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I have scheduled a test ride for this Saturday. I will be able to ride both the C650 and the C600. I am more interested in the C650 but it will be interesting to compare the 2 scooters. I've been reading about the C650 and it seems to be the new benchmark of GT scooters. I'm thinking it should be a good alternative to touring bikes. It's also half the price of a BMW R1200RT (loaded with options).

There's a comparo between the R1200RT and the C650 here:
http://www.moto-station.com/article1...-premium-.html

The article is in French but the rating is at the bottom. Considering how good the R1200RT is, I would say the C650 did pretty well.

There's also a comparo between the Burgman 650, the Aprilia SRV 850, the Honda Silverwing, and the BMW C650GT (also in French) here:
http://www.scooter-infos.com/dossier...tml#ad-image-4

Google will help with the translation.
When you go on your test ride make sure you get out on the highway and pass some tractor-trailers. I think you'll be impressed by how little the side drafts affect the bike. Also, find a couple of corners where you really lean over. This thing tracks like an RT. I've got over 2k miles on mine so far.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:30 PM   #89
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Only negative I see with my wife's 650 is seat height. For the vertically challenged its a bit of a issue. Hopefully someone at the long beach show will offer a solution as several seat makers are selling there wears there. Still think its sounds a little pathetic pulling away from a stop, maybe drilling out muffler will help
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:57 PM   #90
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Only negative I see with my wife's 650 is seat height. For the vertically challenged its a bit of a issue. Hopefully someone at the long beach show will offer a solution as several seat makers are selling there wears there. Still think its sounds a little pathetic pulling away from a stop, maybe drilling out muffler will help
30" inseam here with a bum leg. I have yet to find a graceful way to get on it. The ride is worth the gymnastics. I only put 1 foot down when stopped so even though it has a wide girth, the stretch is no worse than on my skinny DR650 and Hypermotard. I'm interested in seeing what Rick Meyer comes up with for the seat but it would have to be pretty special to get me off the stocker. As far as the sound goes, I think BMW did that on purpose so they could sell more of their $700 Akropovic mufflers.
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