Anyone take their F650GS offroad?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by elbowtko, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. MikeMike

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    Trans Lab, whoa, now we be a talkin'!:clap

    Good stuff!:freaky
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  2. EddieMac

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  5. MikeMike

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    Good stuff!
    Fun up there, isn't it?:clap
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  6. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    I just really love the title of this thread! makes me giggle. :rofl
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  7. EIGHTLUG

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    The high mountain passes are what make riding in Colorado so much fun for me. A new Backcountry Discovery Route was recently mapped out here, from Cortez to Steamboat. I'll be doing that as soon as I can, next year.
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  8. Juozaz

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  9. Davidc83

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    Bmw in their great wisdom has now created 2 completely different F650s in their lifetime. The F650gs thumper (2007 and prior) and the F650 twin (2008-present), even though it is an 800cc motor. To make it even more complicated, in 2009 BMW reintroduced the 650gs thumper but gave it a g classification, G650gs, and in 2013, the F650 twin is now called the F700 (even though it is 800 cc). Can BMW make it more convoluted? Heck, they even screw up insurance companies and BMVs with their stupid classifications.
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  10. nickgindy

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    the f700 was a good way for them to make more money. the differences between the a 2012 f650gs and a 2013 f700 are a few horsepower for the f700, 20ish lbs with the f700, a different front fairing, and $1000 more for a base model f700. otherwise they are the same bike.
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  11. MikeMike

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    The HP difference, just like that with the F800, is only really noticed at very top end.
    Take a look at the performance curves for where you would normally ride and there is not a great deal of difference.
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  12. elijahl2

    elijahl2 Midlife BMW crisis

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    This was my first time to jump the new bike just after I bought it in 2010. Location is Motta Sicily, Italy. Okay, it was more like a hop. But, it was fun!

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/leinaar/8283461474/" title="F650GS by leinaar, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8480/8283461474_6c3654ec53.jpg" width="500" height="332" alt="F650GS"></a>
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  13. nickgindy

    nickgindy KLR Basher

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    And a nice clunk when it landed. A very familiar sound of the 650twin.
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  15. oruro

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    My wife on her 650 and me on my 800 just completed a 5,500km ride through inland Australia. Around 3,000km of this ride was on dirt roads and tracks. This ride took us 3 weeks and we camped out most nights. This ride took place in August and at that time in Australia is was at 0.0 Celsius most nights. The 650 performed flawlessly as did the 800. My wife had been only riding bikes for 18 months, and there was the slight doubt in my mind about the difficulty of the journey. It was an epic and almost life changing experience for us both, we are now eagerly planning our next venture up yo the Gulf country.
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  16. wortho

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    Sounds like a great trip you did, what route did you take? assume you went across central Oz, Birdsville etc?
    Wish I could get my missus to do a big trip like that on the bike, she's a non rider so it would be two up on an F700GS and where would she put all her stuff! A Landrover with CT in tow is not big enough for us ; )
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  17. Ceri JC

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    No false modesty please, that's most definitely a jump on a GS. :D
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  18. MikeMike

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    That is the kind of jump that gives Motorrad warranty claims people massive fits.

    That is a damn good jump on the F658.:clap:eek1
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