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Old 02-01-2012, 06:47 PM   #16
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If you tune into the real active dirt rider forums, the KLR seems to stand out as being the bike of preference. Some consider the G650 to be somewhat of a "girls" bike because of the ergonomics and the anemic exhaust sound. I personally don't care for the looks of the either the klr or the dr but it's just my personal preference.

I would go to craigzoom.com. It's a craigslist consolidator and you can search for cragislist ads all over the country.
Thanks LarryGee, I tried the craigzoom, which I never used before. Saw some interesting bikes, most on the west coast

There's a great one in Seattle, for sale by a fellow ADV. rider, a bit of a drive from Upstate NY $250 plane ticket but iffy this time of year for a fly and ride. And if I did storage, between that, airfare, and travel money back here, it kinda detracts from the good deal it currently is.
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Old 02-02-2012, 06:29 AM   #17
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Here's another GPS mount idea. I made an aluminum bracket that bolts to the handlebar via nylon mounts. These are on two different axes so the mount is more secure. This also shows the ProOiler controller.



A side view:

Better view of the mounting
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:23 AM   #18
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check this out, i used the ram mount that came with my 550 zumo on my dakar 650 and bolted it right to the handlebar mount. i had to enlarge the hole just a hair but it went right on. i could use it as the bar mount but used longer bolts and mounted it to the top of the bar mount not knowing how strong the ram mount is for mounting the bar.
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Old 02-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #19
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Watts? Are you sure you don't mean amps?

Let me go to my manual and see what the specs are.
I thought all the electrical accessories were measured in watts. When I was five, my grandfather told me electricity is invisible and could kill me. I might have taken that to heart a little bit too much......
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Old 02-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #20
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I thought all the electrical accessories were measured in watts.
For our purposes the measurement in watts is correct. To your question; I think the basic G650GS draw (ECU, fuel pump, lights) is about 250~275 watts out of the 400 available. Be aware that when the fan kicks in that draw jumps quite a bit. I'm not sure of the number but I can clearly see the change on my volt meter.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:02 AM   #21
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For our purposes the measurement in watts is correct. To your question; I think the basic G650GS draw (ECU, fuel pump, lights) is about 250~275 watts out of the 400 available. Be aware that when the fan kicks in that draw jumps quite a bit. I'm not sure of the number but I can clearly see the change on my volt meter.
I guess you can calculate it that was as well. I've always wanted to know how many amps the item draws because I have an idea of how many amps my alternator puts out.

I guess manufacturers quote it both ways as well. Here is the specs on the tourmaster heated gear.

I stand corrected.

http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/page...master_synergy
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Old 02-05-2012, 04:03 AM   #22
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More Farkels

Ordered more farkels today;

Fairing guard

Touratech footpegs

Adjustable foot shift lever

Bark Busters VP

Will get some pics up when installed.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #23
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LarryGee thanks for starting this thread, I'll try to post some pics of my 09 and my farkles soon.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:07 PM   #24
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Fairing Guard

Well, the fairing guards came in and, of course, I had to install them tonight. The install was pretty simple. The instructions were just pictures but pretty straightforward.

There are two spacers, of different lengths for the mounting points on the sides. The funny thing is that the distance between the guards and the frame are not equal. It looks a little off but, it's functional.

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Mounting Points



The Finish

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I wish they jutted out a little more to allow for more distance between the bars and the plastic but it appears that, at least on hard surfaces, the bars will do the job.

Next......bark busters....
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:46 PM   #25
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Here is 11 g650gs I got for my GF last year .
So far we only install center stand,gps holder,1" lowering links and the fork tubes was slid up 1".
Recently I got F650gs skid plate that was powder coated black to match the frame.
BMW vario bags we got with the bike when new.
Euro color seat.

Next on the list is :
Sertao beak and windscreen
rear mud flap thinny
LED flashing brake light and LED tail light from 12gs
Hand guards

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Old 02-09-2012, 05:36 AM   #26
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Very Nice. I like the headlights on the 2011's. Enjoy it.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #27
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LarryGee I have the same guards on mine, I plan to mount some highway pegs to them this spring.
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Old 02-12-2012, 05:48 PM   #28
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Adjustable seat height - which model?

Does the 2011 version have the seat which can adjust to three different heights or is that a new feature only in the 2012 model? Thx!
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:23 AM   #29
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I am not as familiar with the 2011's but I found this...


2011 BMW G650GS Review [Video] - Motorcycle.com
http://www.motorcycle.com/.../bmw/20...ideo-911...Nov 18, 2011 – Footpegs are placed well forward and accommodate the G's three seat-height options

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Old 02-14-2012, 02:29 PM   #30
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Deposit down on a 2012. 4 to 6 weeks for it to be built and shipped.

The farkle list beings!
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