Test rode a BMW C600 Sport today

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by klx250sfguy, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    $2000 to replace the belt and chain? That sounds too high even if you have the dealer do it. Where did you get that information?
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  2. Bueller

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    That rumor was floating around for a while. My understanding is the belt is to be replaced at 12k, the chain and sprockets at 24k. I read somewhere (cant remember where now) that the cost of the 24k service including what would then be belt #2, chain, sprockets, fluids, filters, labor, etc., was supposed to be around $800.00.
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  3. klaviator

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    If the 24K service includes chain, belt, rollers, sliding blocks, valve adjustment and oil change, then $800 sound about right. Now the question is how difficult is all this to do. I always do this stuff myself on my motorcycles and scooters. I'm sure the parts themselves are only a fraction of the cost, maybe $200-300.
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  4. BerndM

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    I got the info from this website

    http://www.webbikeworld.com/bmw-c-650-gt/bmw-scooter-maintenance-schedule/

    Scroll down a ways and the pricing schedule will show up. Lots of interesting reading there.

    BTW

    MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO :freaky :freaky
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  5. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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    Despite the e-mail being from BMW Malaysia itself, I don't totally trust it.
    It does not make sense that the 20,000 km Minor Service is more expensive than the 40,000 major service.

    Merry Xmas.
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  6. scootrboi

    scootrboi Long timer

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    My antique scooter has a sealed drive chain probably much like the BMW, and I just changed it after 27 years and 70,000 miles. Parts about $100.
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  7. bmwloco

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    My email has been bmwloco@blahbha for over 24 years

    It is about air cooled BMWs. And the occasional K bike.

    They sell nothing, today, that I would put my hard earned dollars into, and especially a $7k scooter

    Heck, go to BMW source and buy a Kymco. Let's see....oh, guess what? They cost the same for a 700cc scooter with ABS

    BMW used to be about quality well built machines. Now the are "bend over and like it...."

    My perspective is based on the fact that I used to work at a dealership. The upper management is the problem. I was selling lots of bikes in the day. Talking to each customer and actively listening to what they were saying, matching customers to the bike. The regional manager was a real SOB. He bellowed at me once "...they are vacuum cleaners son, just sell them what we have!"

    It is about money and numbers, that's it

    If you have a good BMW dealer, great. They are few and far between.
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  8. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

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    I'm going to agree with bmwloco on this one.
    If I ever get well enough to ride again it will be on an old BMWAirHead or a Triumph.
    Nothing much out there in today's market interests me .
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  9. BerndM

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    Where the heck are you finding a BMW C600/C650 scooter for $7k :huh:huh
    They're much closer to the $9-10K here in SoCal (new of course) and about $12k OTD :cry
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  10. Rugby4life

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    I just had the 12K service done on my C650GT (at 13.8K) and it cost a great deal less than I was expecting. I did not have the chain replaced because a chain in an enclosed oil bath should last longer than my DR650 chain running in a mud bath. I supplied a Malossi variator, belt and sliders to be installed as an upgrade during the service. The belt and sliders were to be replaced anyway. The bill was $365. What I saved on parts costs of the aftermarket belt and sliders vs the BMW parts was about the same as the labor to install the variator. While your results may vary, it should come in somewhere around there.
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  11. Bueller

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    I thought the chain/sprockets weren't due for replacement until 24k anyway :dunno
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  12. Rugby4life

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    It's not but there was some confusion between "required by BMW" and "recommended by Dealership" so I clarified it for them.

    Maintenance Schedule BMW C 650 GT & Sport**

    1,000km (Running-in service) (600 mile)
    - engine oil + filter + set strainer

    10,000km (Engine oil service) (6000 mile)
    -engine oil + filter

    20,000km (Minor service) (12000 mile)
    -engine oil + filter, CVT belt + roller bearings, air filter and etc.

    30,000km (Engine oil service) (18000 mile)
    -engine oil + filter

    40,000km (Major service) (24000 mile)
    -valve adjustment, engine oil + filter, gearbox oil, rear axle oil, air filter, spark plug, CVT belt + roller bearings, chain + sprockets, gaskets + oil seals + O-rings and etc.

    **Taken from the BMWMOA forum
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  13. Chillis

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    How does she run with the variator?
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  14. Rugby4life

    Rugby4life Been here awhile

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    I haven't been able to put too many miles on it yet, just back and forth to work and on quick 20 mile highway stint. I'll know more tomorrow after a 400 mile run. so far I've noticed:
    1. I picked up 3+mpg on the highway
    2. Coast down is much more gentle and will allow me to get off the gas much sooner when coming to a red light or off ramp.
    3. Higher RPMs when accelerating which puts it deeper into the powerband for better acceleration (at the expense of fuel mileage).
    4. I'm experimenting with a riding technique similar to how I drove my 1st gen Prius. Get it rolling, accelerate hard up to cruising speed, back completely off the throttle until the variator adjusts to top gear, then roll back into the throttle enough to maintain speed.

    I'm hoping to have next Saturday off so I can see how it responds to some mountain roads.
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  15. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

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    Time to revive this thread.

    Anyone test ride a C600 recently? BMW had their demo day here a few weekends ago. I really wanted to take a scoot out again - especially now that I'm bike-less. Funny, I've never seen one on the streets around here. Are they selling?

    Rob
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  16. elamofo

    elamofo Been here awhile

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    They sold one to me. I've seen 2 others and a few C650s. There's a pretty active forum for them.
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  17. klx250sfguy

    klx250sfguy Been here awhile

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    Post up some pics if you have any, I'd love to see your scoot. Curious too about your impressions, pros, cons. I really enjoyed the one I tested a while back. Fit me like a glove, super comfy - and fast. Wow.
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  18. Burgi

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    I rode a GT about a week ago at the BMW dealer in Long Beach. If I recall right, the salesperson told me they are dropping the Sport.
    They have a used Sport with only 27xx miles on it.
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