The G650 GS Thread

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

  1. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    I have a wire that goes through the latch handle and hangs out behind so I can pull the latch and remove the seat without removing items on top.

    I'm using two dry bags that I strap on top. A 30 liter that stays on the bike with tubes, tools, air pump, rain suit, jacket and pants liners and water.
    Then I use an 80 liter Sealine dry duffel for camping gear and clothes.
  2. mcgiggle

    mcgiggle Been here awhile

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    Hi guys,
    A friend I'm riding with has blown her rear shock and needs a replacement (F650GS 2005) its the lowered version.
    We're in Puerto Escondido, Mexico for the Christmas holidays, so one close to here would be fantastic and probably too much to hope for ;)
    Any of you lot out there got anything?

    Cheers
    Pete
  3. Boats313

    Boats313 Adventurer

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    I had been looking at getting a top rack and case, but being as cheap as I am, I kept putting it off. So when I found a scrap piece of aluminum plate, I decided to see what I could do myself.

    It is 5/16th aluminum, it was 16 inches x 12 inches. I cut the sides at an angle, so the back is now 12 inches wide.

    Unfortunately my guide was slipping when I cut the slots along the side, so I free handed most of them. I also free handed cutting the middle out. I used a router with a 1/4 inch bit to make the cuts. Standard cheap wood bit does a good job cutting the plate.

    I cut a piece of UHMWPE for the spacer, I had some round nylon spacers under each bolt hole but wanted to support the plate better and prevent it from racking.

    Now I just need to find the right box for a top case and I'll be all set.



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  4. nytrashman

    nytrashman old and in the way

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    i picked up a 2009 G650GS for my daughter yesterday. she completed the MSF course over the summer and this is her first bike. here is a pic of the happy new owner with her bike.

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  5. reenmachine

    reenmachine Rain or Shine

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    Wow! Enjoy riding together!
  6. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    Nice rack! The router trick is well worth noting for aluminum work, certainly more cost effective than buying a mill. One recommendation, I'd urge you to use button head machine screws rather than the cap screws so you don't eat a hole in whatever bag you carry back there. Otherwise it looks great and certainly offers more support than the BMW rack.

    Peter Y.
  7. Boats313

    Boats313 Adventurer

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    I'm still looking for long enough button head screws. As it is had to order these and the only other ones I've found long enough were hex head. Hopefully I'll be adding a hard box soon and it won't be an issue. Anyone know where I can find M6x 70 mm button heads?
  8. dazz

    dazz Been here awhile

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    Yes, Peter, I have a case. Moose Expedition Rear hard case. Two keys, easy removes from mounting, fits full helmet, 15 by 15 by 10. Maybe $70 plus 15 for shipping. PM me.
    Don
  9. chipsoars

    chipsoars n00b

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    Try McMaster Carr. They have just about any hardware imaginable.
  10. Rordog

    Rordog Been here awhile

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    Look at bolt depot.
  11. africa twin

    africa twin Been here awhile

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    Fastenal has M6 X 70mm flush mount tapered head bolts (allen key center)
  12. Col rides to france

    Col rides to france n00b

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    Boats, that is a really good design !!!!

    I have made some spacers, and cobbled together something for an existing top box, but yours is MUCH better.

    Do you find any flex, toward the rear ? or is the rear of the rack resting on the centre hump directly inline, and behind the BMW roundal.
  13. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    In 316 Stainless? Not at my local store.
  14. PACK RAT

    PACK RAT Adventurer

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    Hello all,

    I have a 2012 G650GS with about 2600 miles on it. Im going to be replacing the factory exaust with a Leo Vince LV-One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust, does any one have an idea what would be a good asking price for the factory exaust if I decide to sell it??

    Thanks for your help,
  15. Denser NL

    Denser NL Adventurer

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    New here... :clap

    I own a 2000 BMW F650GS, i'll try to post some pics later on.

    Haven't been doing any riding since august....my bike died under me on the highway and I've not been able to fix it.....so my BMW dealer will have a go at it next month.. :eek1:eek1

    Best,

    Pieter
  16. Boats313

    Boats313 Adventurer

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    Very little flex, I have it set up so that you could just slide a piece a paper between the plate and the "hump". So all the weight is on the spacers and bolts. Even when I had it sitting on the little round spacers it was very sturdy.

    After some more digging online I was able to find some bolts with a lower profile, but I think I'll just let these ride for awhile.

    Thanks everyone.
  17. Denser NL

    Denser NL Adventurer

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    This is how my bike looks now:

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  18. Denser NL

    Denser NL Adventurer

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    Offroad training in april:

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  19. nomad5326

    nomad5326 Xventurous

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  20. Denser NL

    Denser NL Adventurer

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    Knobbies........next thing to do when my Battlewings are worn out.