The G650 GS Thread

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

  1. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    My 2009 G650GS has just about 9k miles on it (I have other bikes), and has been everywhere with me. There are some mods I did that are on my blog, but I'll post them here, eventually.

    TT fork protectors
    rear master and reservoir guards
    hardwired GPS
    Ztechnik touring screen
    BMW engine guards
    BMW handguards (plastic, but good for rain)
    Givi luggage
    home-made lightbar

    Anyway, with 9k miles, I just found my fork seals are leaking. My warranty expires in April, and BMW says they will cover new seals under warranty :clap Of course, once the bike is on the lift, I'll have the dealer check everything before the warranty expires.
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  2. mmoore415

    mmoore415 Adventurer

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    Traded my Sportser for a 2011 G650GS today. Loving it so far!

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  3. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    Hey guys, Im new to this forum and am trying to add a photo of my 05 650GS, how do I do it as when I click add image it asks for the URL, but the photos are on my computer not on a URL, can anyone help,
    Thanks
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  4. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    You can't post a picture directly from your computer's hard drive. You have to upload the picture from your computer to a hosting site (photobucket, flicker, mimeo etc.,) and then from there you copy and paste the url to your ADV message using the tool bar above....
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  5. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Wow! That's a big change. Very Nice. Are you planning to off road her?
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  6. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Just out of curiosity, what racks did you use?
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  7. mmoore415

    mmoore415 Adventurer

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    Yep, it's a bit of a change, lol. Planning on doing some off road eventually.
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  8. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    My 05 F660GS
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  9. raftn

    raftn Adventurer

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    A great spot. The South Island is majic, carnt wait to take the 650 down there for some off roading one day.
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  10. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    Ive had the GS for a while now but havent had as much time to explore too much. put it on the earnslaw and headed to walter peak station and rode out which was cool. Noone cares who u are on the earnslaw intil your on there with a bike.
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  11. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    My mate John hitting the crossing a little fast,

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  12. raftn

    raftn Adventurer

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    thats the spirit...........
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  13. raftn

    raftn Adventurer

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    This from last weekend. Up buy Dargiville, dropped it on some gravel on the way to the beach, hence the missing nose, sorted it now though. Baylys Beach.
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  14. Mathias52

    Mathias52 Adventurer

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    Same crossing but this is another friend on his FZ6, Who needs an adventure bike eh.

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  15. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Awesome pictures...who needs a nose anyway....
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  16. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    I went with the givi racks. I had their stuff on a few bikes throughout the years and never had any issues (except for some powdercoating rubbing off that is easy to touch up). Their racks on my Bandit survived two slow speed spills, and the G took a nap in dirt last year with the same result. Scuffed case, that's it.

    I put the E21 on the sides to keep the profile narrow, and a larger one on the back. [​IMG]

    And I have the tool tubes mounted to the racks to carry some tools when going lightweight [​IMG]
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  17. michiganstromrider

    michiganstromrider clunker

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    I have a 2009 BMW G650GS. Up until now, I have had the dealer do all of my oil changes because I wanted to ensure the warranty on the bike. I now want to start doing my own oil changes but I have never done an oil change on a dry sump system. Is there a link here somewhere that will have instructions on how an oil change is done on the G650GS. Also, If anyone has a extra service manual laying around that they would like to sell I would be interested.

    Reply to this thread or send me a pm.

    Thanks!
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  18. pyoungbl

    pyoungbl Colonel Blood

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    Congratulations on deciding to do your own oil changes. There is a bunch of info at www.f650.com concerning just about any phase of maintenance on the BMW 650 engine. An oil change is pretty simple but a bit messy due to the location of the oil filter. At one time you could get a good deal on the filters and various other parts from the above mentioned web site. That's not clear now but worth trying.
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  19. trrt

    trrt Been here awhile

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    There is a FAQ section on Chain Gang with info on oil change http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/GS_Oil_Change_FAQ.htm#Introduction

    I'm not entirely sure that it's applicable, but since the G is said to be same as the old F I would think it should be (??). and if not, I'd like to know too!
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  20. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    I do my oil changes on the F and use HI/Lo filter151 they are $5.95 and you can order them at any bike shop. i have re used the cooper crush washers a couple of times and had no problems, same with the oring on the filter housing cover. The orings can be bought at Transmission supply dealers 6 for $2.00.
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