The G650 GS Thread

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

  1. PACK RAT

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    Leo Vince LV-One EVO II Slip-On Exhaust BMW G650GS 2011-2012


    Should be on my front porch on wed.. There is a couple other people in this thread waiting on one too I believe.. What was your biggest headache when removing your stock pipe. Im not that mechanically inclined so im still trying to decide if I want to tackle the removale of the stock pipe or not...
  2. pyoungbl

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    Pack Rat, taking the stock exhaust off is really not that difficult. It helps to have a soft hammer, something that won't dent the metal. The hardest part of the whole operation is breaking the right side muffler loose from the left side cat and even that is not hard, just be patient. If you have any apprehension at all just ask a friend to help (offer good beer) and you will be surprised at how fast it goes.

    Don't forget that the right side muffler is held on by a very small bolt above the muffler, it's easy to miss.
  3. PACK RAT

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    Ok sorry for the size of pics, I assume your talking about the bolt on the left in the pic but what about bar coming out of the wheel well thats welded to the muffler to the right in pic. Do I have to remove the wheel well fender? I do not see a nut on the back side of it..
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    Im waiting on mine too from Revzilla... hopefully in a few days.


  5. pyoungbl

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    Pack Rat, that stainless steel rod that is welded to the right muffler is only held in place by the rubber grommet you see..no nut on the other side. Yes, you have found the small bolt that actually holds the muffler to the frame. I'd recommend taking a look at the parts diagram for the bike, that will make it easier to understand. I use the diagram from Max BMW: http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=53253&rnd=03252011

    Peter Y.
  6. seth

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    pyoungbl has great advice, be patient and having an extra set of hands, would not hurt. The right can comes off first with one bolt and some light tapping from center out. Be careful not to dent the can. It is easy to do, I put a tiny dent in mine. It is much heavier then it looks, so when it gets free be ready. The left can was a little more challenging for me. Where the exhaust comes together under the clamp was very tight and took a few minutes to get it to free up and the rubber grommet that the left can hangs from was stuck in place like it was glued, I gave it a squirt of PB blaster and wiggled it till it freed up. The left can is also heavier then it looks.

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
  7. PACK RAT

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    Pack Rat, that stainless steel rod that is welded to the right muffler is only held in place by the rubber grommet you see..no nut on the other side. Yes, you have found the small bolt that actually holds the muffler to the frame. I'd recommend taking a look at the parts diagram for the bike, that will make it easier to understand. I use the diagram from Max BMW: http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...3&rnd=03252011

    Peter Y.
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    Ok thanks guys for all the help, I think Im good to go. I might be able to work on it this weekend if not the following. I already talked to a buddy of mine who can lend a hand. I will post some pics when I get the new pipe on. Thanks again for all your time and help, its greatly appreciated.. :clap
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    BAM!!!! Merry Xmas to me.. :evil
  10. tkatler

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    I just ordered the GPR exhaust to replace the stock exhaust. I thought I saw some kind of case that mounts where the stock, right side exhaust used to be but now I can't find it. Has anyone seen this? It's a plastic tube basically the same dimension as the right muffler. Thanks!
  11. PACK RAT

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    Twisted throttle sells these but I don't think it's what your looking for...

    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/twisted-throttle-tool-tube-w-mounting-kit
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    I wonder if this exhaust will fit on a 2000 F650GS.....
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    Like this:
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    I made this up in my shop.....sold it later when I went back to the OEM exhaust. It really was handy for stowing tools and such.

    Peter Y.
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    Would you tell me the diameter and length of the OEM can.
    I was wondering if a 3 gallon tour tank would fit there when going to a single can exhaust.
    The tour tank is 16" long and 8" in diameter
    Would be nice to have 6.5 gallon fuel capacity.
    Thanks.
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    Peter, I like your licence plate! Why did you go back to the OEM exhaust??
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    I just purchased a 2011 G650GS with the factory lowered suspension option. I am 5'9 and find the bike a bit low for me and would like to have more ground clearance. Is it possible to restore it to the original height? Is it something I could do at home and where can I get the parts?