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Old 08-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #616
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Well we got about 4 more hp out of the F800GS, but I don't think we'll get that much out of the 650. The biggest advantage it a smoother throttle, and the ability to tune it to get better fuel mileage. I see you guys like to go off-roading, i can build you one map for best power, and then another one to run on the highway to get optimal fuel mileage.

As for the warranty, wherever possible we use factory connectors so that no splicing is needed, and our system can be removed anytime you take it into the dealership so they don't give you a hard time for having an aftermarket fuel controller on your bike.

We are in Chino Hills, so it's a little bit of a trek to get over here from Ojia, but I'm sure that's nothin for you adventure riders

For more details feel free to email me at jason@bazzaz.net
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:52 PM   #617
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Would any G650GS riders in the SoCal area be willing to let Bazzaz borrow your bike for a week so we can develop a fuel control system for it? You get a free one, and a custom tune out of the deal.
how about the G650x, pretty much the same thing just lighter & better.
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:21 AM   #618
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how about the G650x, pretty much the same thing just lighter & better.
Already got Lost Rider scheduled to bring his in.
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Old 08-27-2012, 01:07 PM   #619
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Ground Clearance

I am seriously looking into a 2012 G650GS and was wondering if someone could tell me the ground clearance with the standard suspension?

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Old 08-30-2012, 04:59 PM   #620
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I am seriously looking into a 2012 G650GS and was wondering if someone could tell me the ground clearance with the standard suspension?

Thanks !!!



Depends on what time of day, could be zero inches, could be 3 feet.












Seriously though, I don't have the GS here, it's at Bazzaz with guys in lab coats and clipboards studying it.... I'd estimate it's about 5 inches, unloaded.
The center and side stand tend to catch things more than the skid plate, nothing a little more throttle can't fix.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:35 AM   #621
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Now thats funny !! Thanks for the response !!
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:52 AM   #622
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Well since I've got his G650 I guess I can answer that question. It's 7in to the lowest point, which is the center stand, and that's unloaded. So when you're on it, it probably looses 1.5-2.5in depending on how you have the rear shock set.

Oh, we had to stop wearing white lab coats after a former employee of ours got his stuck in the chain while on the dyno; such a tragedy, blood everywhere...
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:20 PM   #623
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I really appreciate it !! I just put on a set of 2" lowering links in my KLR650 and now I can touch the ground (sad I know) but now I only have about 6'" of ground clearance unloaded. My dilemma is to find a bike with a low enough seat high and still have enough ground clearance for some off road... Then I found the G650GS and thought it might be exactly what I was looking for. Any suggestions or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:09 PM   #624
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Personally the seat height seems really low on this bike, it was surprising; my legs are more bent flat footing this bike than my ZX6R.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:17 PM   #625
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Nancy is 5'6" and doesn't have any problem with the seat height as comes stock, like Bazzaz said it's pretty low.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:32 PM   #626
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Thanks again guys I am also 5'6 (no laughing) this sounds like it could be the perfect set up !!
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #627
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The problem is the standard (low) seat has a big dip in it and is really uncomfortable. I only have a 30" inseam but prefer the better padded Dakar seat.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:51 PM   #628
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I agree that the Dakar seat is much more comfortable, and still an easy reach to the ground (I am also about 5'6"). Also keep in mind that the center of gravity is much lower on the GS than on a KLR, so much more comfortable for shorties like us.

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:41 AM   #629
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Thanks again guys I am also 5'6 (no laughing) this sounds like it could be the perfect set up !!
The G is considerably lower than a KLR with the 2inch lowering kit. I cant touch the ground on the KLR even with the lowering kit!, my brother had one.

The G is a perfect height for those around 5.6 like me :)

You can also get from Touratech a lower seat again which is meant to be very comfortable. I dont find the std seat that bad but for a long trip I take my airhawk anyway.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:41 AM   #630
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