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Old 05-11-2011, 10:13 AM   #121
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I just bought a 2011 G650gs, in red and I absolutely love it as my first motorbike. I do have a question though, my build sheet (see pic) says I have the accessory socket, but I cannot find where that is located on this bike.


Would someone please share a pick of their 2011 G650gs that shows where this accessory socket is located at?



Thank you and advance.

winningham.2 screwed with this post 05-11-2011 at 10:27 AM Reason: re-phrased my question to include the "accessory socket".
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:03 AM   #122
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I just picked up my '11 G650GS yesterday. Long time rider, but first of this kind of machine. It will go nicely with my KTM 200XCW ;)

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Old 05-11-2011, 11:43 AM   #123
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I just bought a 2011 G650gs, in red and I absolutely love it as my first motorbike. I do have a question though, my build sheet (see pic) says I have the accessory socket, but I cannot find where that is located on this bike.


Would someone please share a pick of their 2011 G650gs that shows where this accessory socket is located at?



Thank you and advance.
I just bought one of these yesterday, however haven't actually gotten it yet. The salesman told me that it is going to be near your left knee, however I didn't actually look. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:16 PM   #124
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I just bought one of these yesterday, however haven't actually gotten it yet. The salesman told me that it is going to be near your left knee, however I didn't actually look. Hope this helps.

Thank you for at least a general location, TGust. I do appreciate it.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:51 PM   #125
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would that be bmw dalkieth if so the sales team are crap ive had nothing but problems from them
I've dealt with both Glasgow and Edinburgh over the years since 2003. Mrs P's bike came from Dalkeith and mine came from Bishopbriggs i've had good service from both.

Can't say i've ever had any problems and Dalkeith is just up the road.

Sorry to hear you've not been so lucky.

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Old 05-11-2011, 06:10 PM   #126
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I just bought one of these yesterday, however haven't actually gotten it yet. The salesman told me that it is going to be near your left knee, however I didn't actually look. Hope this helps.
Thanks again. That accessory socket is hidden in black inside the left knee as predicted.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:26 PM   #127
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:01 AM   #128
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Could current owners tell me how it handles on the highway, any vibration etc, my top speed for me is 65mph(what's the rpm's at that speed) I usually don't go faster than that. Also has anyone taken it in the dirt yet? I usually travel jeep trails in CO and they are moderate in roughness, a few rocks here or there. I'm sure on straight dirt or gravel its fine but what about some rocks???
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Old 05-12-2011, 05:24 AM   #129
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Could current owners tell me how it handles on the highway, any vibration etc, my top speed for me is 65mph(what's the rpm's at that speed) I usually don't go faster than that. Also has anyone taken it in the dirt yet? I usually travel jeep trails in CO and they are moderate in roughness, a few rocks here or there. I'm sure on straight dirt or gravel its fine but what about some rocks???
Want tyres are you running assuming you ride a G650GS
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:58 AM   #130
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Could current owners tell me how it handles on the highway, any vibration etc, my top speed for me is 65mph(what's the rpm's at that speed) I usually don't go faster than that. Also has anyone taken it in the dirt yet? I usually travel jeep trails in CO and they are moderate in roughness, a few rocks here or there. I'm sure on straight dirt or gravel its fine but what about some rocks???
i'm usually cruising around 4k rpms at 60 mph
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Old 05-12-2011, 08:42 AM   #131
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Could current owners tell me how it handles on the highway, any vibration etc, my top speed for me is 65mph(what's the rpm's at that speed) I usually don't go faster than that. Also has anyone taken it in the dirt yet? I usually travel jeep trails in CO and they are moderate in roughness, a few rocks here or there. I'm sure on straight dirt or gravel its fine but what about some rocks???
About 4K RPM at 60-65 MPH. On the road its a canyon carver, off road with the OE tires its only OK, but not great by any means. You will want tires like Conti TKC 80's and to get into the emulators/spring upgrade (F&R for the springs) if you plan on doing any amount of dirt riding over an occasional side track.
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Old 05-12-2011, 09:50 AM   #132
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Thanks again. That accessory socket is hidden in black inside the left knee as predicted.
Excellent, now I just need to get mine from the dealer...
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Old 05-12-2011, 03:56 PM   #133
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Could current owners tell me how it handles on the highway, any vibration etc, my top speed for me is 65mph(what's the rpm's at that speed) I usually don't go faster than that. Also has anyone taken it in the dirt yet? I usually travel jeep trails in CO and they are moderate in roughness, a few rocks here or there. I'm sure on straight dirt or gravel its fine but what about some rocks???
Its super smooth for a single. Ive ridden a few others, this one is by far the smoothest Ive ever experienced. At 65....no issues. I rode it on the interstate for 2 1/2 hours at 80.....wicking it up a bit to pass occasionally. After a couple hours I started getting a little bit of "buzz hand" going.....but nothing like what I get out of my KLR after 15 mins at even 55mph.

Dirt....gravel roads.....on the OEM tires are fine, not great but fine. Anything past good dirt roads and gravel and you will want better tires. I ride a ton of gravel and packed dirt.....honestly after looking at the stock Tourances I wasn't expecting much......but I was surprised, performs far better than I thought. Instead of getting replaced right away they are going to get used up, then replaced. I can get by with them with the way I ride.

On the rocks....guess you will just have to try it. Maybe see if they will swap them at the dealer and give you credit for the stock ones, they should be worth something.
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Old 05-15-2011, 01:20 PM   #134
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Its super smooth for a single. Ive ridden a few others, this one is by far the smoothest Ive ever experienced. At 65....no issues. I rode it on the interstate for 2 1/2 hours at 80.....wicking it up a bit to pass occasionally. After a couple hours I started getting a little bit of "buzz hand" going.....but nothing like what I get out of my KLR after 15 mins at even 55mph..
That's interesting, because one of the few faults on my old 650GS was the teeth-rattling vibes above 70mph.

I keep looking at this revamped 650, especially as one of the UK mags got 84mpg (imperial) out of one. That alone would save me 600 a year purely on commuting, let alone longer trips.
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Old 05-15-2011, 02:36 PM   #135
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That's interesting, because one of the few faults on my old 650GS was the teeth-rattling vibes above 70mph.

I keep looking at this revamped 650, especially as one of the UK mags got 84mpg (imperial) out of one. That alone would save me 600 a year purely on commuting, let alone longer trips.

Ive never ridden an older one so I cant comment - might be worth finding a dealer for a test ride.
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