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Old 09-18-2012, 08:30 AM   #646
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When will the product be on the market?
The G650 kits should be ready to produce by the end of the week. All that's left to be done is to finalize the instructions.

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Can anyone tell me if the G650gs 2011 is canbus?

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They are.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #647
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Can anyone tell me if the G650gs 2011 is canbus?

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No, it's not, the G650GS has a fusebox.

You have to step up to the BMW twin cylinder GS to get (and pay for) CAN-BUS.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:47 AM   #648
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No, it's not.

You have to step up to the BMW twin cylinder GS to get (and pay for) CAN-BUS.
Really? I also thought the G is CAN-bus.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:52 AM   #649
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Nope, having replaced fuses on the bike myself I know there's a fuse box under the seat, mentioned on page 82 of the owners manual.
I've owned a few CAN-BUS BMW bikes and they don't have a fuse box.
The weight savings from having CAN-BUS on the G650 would be welcome, but the added costs would not.
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:58 AM   #650
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Anyone wanna talk me into this bike?I would plan on using it 90% roads 10% fire roads, pole lines, single track etc. Can anyone attest to the off road ability of the new GS? Looking for a jack most trades bike, thanks


Sounds like a perfect match to me!

The GS has served double duty for us, and while it is heavy compared to a dirt bike and not that great of suspension for rough technical off tarmac riding it is more than capable in the dirt for what it is.
We air down the tires to around 22 PSI for added traction when off tarmac.


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Old 09-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #651
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2012

Just put the deposit on a 2012 !! pick it up next week and can't wait to ride !! Thanks for all the help guys !!
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:03 AM   #652
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No, it's not, the G650GS has a fusebox.

You have to step up to the BMW twin cylinder GS to get (and pay for) CAN-BUS.
CAN-BUS refers to the communication system on the bike, not the power supply/ distribution. All modern vehicles run can bus and also have fuses.

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Old 09-23-2012, 03:03 PM   #653
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Not true.

The BMW g-series bikes do not have a ZFE, BMS-K, I-cluster, etc. like R, F twins and K series bikes. They've used the same basic wiring harness, relays, fuses etc for all the thumper bmw's since long before BMW adopted canbus in their high end bikes.

My R1200r does use canbus and has NO fuse box.same as my F800GS. That statement might be true about cars and canbus with fuses, but not BMW bikes.

Here's some facts about canbus tech on bmw's, none of which applies to thumpers.

http://www.bmwra.org/otl/canbus/
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Old 09-23-2012, 06:40 PM   #654
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:01 PM   #655
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Fitment

I am looking at a 2011 G650GS and was wondering if my 6'1" 34" inseam body will fit? I am sure that I will have to lower the footpegs and don't mind doing that, have done it on all of my beemers. The 1150GS that I just sold was to big and heavy for my liking offroad so a smaller bike is in my future. Any and all advise is appreciated.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:04 PM   #656
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I don't see why not. Maybe a taller seat and some bar risers to make the fitment better. We have 2" ROX risers and didn't need to change any of the cables.


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Old 10-06-2012, 12:53 PM   #657
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Rox risers

Got the bike yesterday and spent some time looking it over last night in the garage. Had thought about the Rox risers after looking at the brake line coming out of the brake lever I don't think it would work without changing that line; there is no slack to speak of. Guess I will have to put a few hundred miles before I decide what farkles that I need (want) to buy for it.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #658
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Congrats usgeese!

Let the fun begin with getting it all setup for you.


Like I said we have risers without changing the brake line, maybe I did some rerouting of the cable. We changed handlebars too, these photos are with F800GS bars, but when we went to Highway Dirt Bike guards we changed to Protaper KX High bars to get even more lift with no issues with brake line or cables. Might have posted earlier in the thread about the install, maybe these photos can help too.

Have fun with your new GS!





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Old 10-06-2012, 06:32 PM   #659
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I am looking at a 2011 G650GS and was wondering if my 6'1" 34" inseam body will fit? I am sure that I will have to lower the footpegs and don't mind doing that, have done it on all of my beemers. The 1150GS that I just sold was to big and heavy for my liking offroad so a smaller bike is in my future. Any and all advise is appreciated.
I guess you will soon get to know the answer to your fit question (as I see from a post today you now have the bike). I am the same height and inseam size as you. I have the tall BMW seat. I don't have bar risers. I find the overall bike fit OK. I wouldn't mind a bit of extra leg room but it's not essential. Might try adding engine protection bars and putting some highway pegs on them to get another option for leg position. Might also try to get an extra inch of foam into the tall seat. I definitely need to get a taller screen. I'm currently deliberating between Cee Bailey and Givi on that one. I don't think the BMW tall screen would give enough extra height.

Would be interested to see how you get on with lowered footpegs when you get around to it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:13 AM   #660
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Got the bike yesterday and spent some time looking it over last night in the garage. Had thought about the Rox risers after looking at the brake line coming out of the brake lever I don't think it would work without changing that line; there is no slack to speak of. Guess I will have to put a few hundred miles before I decide what farkles that I need (want) to buy for it.
Good idea, I bought Barkbuster handlebar risers and ended up liking the stock position better.
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