The G650 GS Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by LarryGee, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    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/pages.php?pagenm=feat_tourmaster_synergy
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  2. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    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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  3. shelglass

    shelglass No Place Like Home

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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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  4. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    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.

    The Parts

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    Mounting Points

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    The Finish

    Top View

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    Side View

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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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  5. Rescue1

    Rescue1 BMW rider

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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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  6. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Very Nice. I like the headlights on the 2011's. Enjoy it.
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  7. shelglass

    shelglass No Place Like Home

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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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  8. JibJab

    JibJab Adventurer

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    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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  9. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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  10. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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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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  11. Space_man

    Space_man Been here awhile

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    Pulled the trigger on a white one last weekend; like it more each time I ride it:thumb. First farkles are Touratech rear brake cylinder cover, adjustable windscreen mounting bracket and bash plate. Next up engine guards and some luggage. Will get some pictures of it up soon. Larry thanks for starting this thread.

    Jon
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  12. trrt

    trrt Been here awhile

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    My 2011 does not have any adjustment in the seat height.
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  13. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    I think you might be confusing the word "options" with the word "positions". The 2012 Sertao came standard with a 34" seat height. You could get the low seat option which I think was 30 inches. But, it's not like my RT which, built into the seat itself, was a mechanism that allows you to adjust the seat height up or down a position.

    The standard GS (non sertao) also has 3 seat height "options", not positions. 31 inches, 33 inches and if you ordered a low SUSPENSION bike, the seat height would be 30 inches. See..... 3 seat height "options" :D

    For the A personalties....I rounded the numbers up or down to suit my memory. They are NOT exact.
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  14. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    We want pictures. Before and After.
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  15. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Jon,

    Which bags are you leaning towards and why?
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  16. ironmark

    ironmark ODAT ADV Seeker

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    Well..., I'm going to look at a 2007 G650GS with 15,000 miles on it this weekend. Comes with a taller windshield, engine guard and some kind of huge funky top box, all for $4600. A) does this sound like a fair deal, B) Will this bike perform adequately in the dirt? I know it's not a DRZ 400S or some other dirt oriented dual sport, but I expect to have some fun in the dirt. It'll be mostly used for exploring seasonal use, fire road, jeep trail stuff, but be able to travel say a hundred miles or so on tarmac to get to some trails in the mountains. Feed back, experience, regrets or any other tales of happiness with this bike is welcome.:ear

    Moocho-grassi-ass!!
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  17. Space_man

    Space_man Been here awhile

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    Larry,
    Great question...Right now I'm kind of leaning toward a Giant Loop Coyote or Great Basin...Compared to hard boxes they're light weight and most importantly simple...I really dig the clean lines.

    Jon
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  18. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Fair Pricing is a moving target. It kind of depends on where you are. Certain bikes sell stronger in certain areas. My suggestion would be that the closer to NADA trade in value you can buy the bike, the better the deal. I wouldn't factor in farkels because they add very little value to the bike itself. Having said that, some farkels (like hard saddlebags and russell day longs seats) DO have some value.

    Regarding performance in the environments you described, YES, she will do very well. Much of it depends on YOU and your skill level. I've seen guys take sport tourers with street tires into sand ruts and ride like it was pavement. They are just good riders. In very soft sand, you would need to think about reducing tire pressure but for fire roads, gravel, jeep trails....the G will do great!

    Don't be afraid of the G's ability to handle the road. She can handle just about anything you can throw at her. Her capabilities are often underestimated.
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  19. beerdavis

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    I keep blowing the 15 amp fuse on my 2011 G650gs. If I let the bike idle on the side stand when I get home from a ride while opening the garage, the fuse blows. Now I just shut the bike off and restart, but would like to know if there is another reason for this.
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  20. ironmark

    ironmark ODAT ADV Seeker

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    Trying to find something reasonably priced here in the north east has been a real challenge!

    Great, that's what I wanted to hear. I've test ridden 2 over the last year and found it to be a fun bike on the road, but didn't have a chance to try any trails. At 53 I won't be tearing up the single track as I once did but may get a little frisky from time to time!
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