The G650 GS Thread

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

  1. ghostrider.y2k

    ghostrider.y2k ride enything but HD

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    Check with a dealer for recalls at your 600 mile service,we got brand new speedo,rear wheel,sprocket carrier,two sprockets and a chain.


    Good luck with it
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  2. ironmark

    ironmark ODAT ADV Seeker

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    So..., I just bought a 2006 BMW 650. Haven't ridden it much yet, but I've noticed a peculiar trait, and am interested to see if any of you have comments on this. It seems to want to stand up or right itself when cornering, as if it's got a gyroscope in it. It is factory lowered, and am wondering if this is just a result of the already low center of gravity and the lowering kit or what? Or am I just losing my marbles?
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  3. racwld1

    racwld1 n00b

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    i hope nobody thinks that i have commited the cardinal sin but i wanted my gs a bit different than most, i have just about converted it to a super motard style bike, it actually turned out much better than i expected, i removed every un necessary bit of weight from it i could, changed the exhaust to a dual remus, k&n air filter, power commander mapping, front gearing to a 14 tooth, lowered it two inches, klr handlebars, road race tires, what a blast to ride, i am 63 years old and been riding and racing motorcycles since i was 5, this just may be the most fun motorbike i have ever had.i will post pictures when i can, i know that what i have done is far from what it was designed to do but i think it proves just how good these bikes are. i ride a lot late at night with a buddie of mine that is an x speedway racer and no doubt the fun police should arrest us every night we ride.
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  4. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Dude.... Enough talk... Lets see some pictures!

    Any figures on how much weight you shaved off? Are you running the stock wheels or did you have some new ones built up? Pics man, pics!

    Still waiting for my bike to come in, should see in the next 1 to 2 weeks....
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  5. Cal

    Cal Long timer

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    How many miles on the rear shock and the steering head bearings? If it only happens in high speed cornering then it may need a rear shock rebuild.

    When you are riding in a straight line at slow speed does it gyroscope like the front wheel is on cracks in the road?, this is steering head bearings.
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  6. ironmark

    ironmark ODAT ADV Seeker

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    My first ride was no plate, ins., or reg., so..., it was a short ride. Got everything now and will put it all on tonight and try a longer ride. Will have a better feel then.
    The bike has 9700 miles and guessing it's the original shock.
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  7. racwld1

    racwld1 n00b

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    not to good with pictures yet, avatar is of the bike, the wheels are stock 2003 alumunium spokes, work great, with the gearing the bike will wheelie at will, by the way love the scooter, i have 2 yamaha zuma's and love them.
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  8. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    Sounds like a sweet ride! If you need help posting pics, let me know.. Or I can PM you my email so you can send to me and I will post for you. Would like to see how this machine looks!

    The Zumas are a cool little scooter! A couple friends and co-workers have them and I have enjoyed taking them out for a lap when helping them with oil changes and other work.
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  9. ironmark

    ironmark ODAT ADV Seeker

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    So, the rear tire will need to be changed soon and I'm looking for some feedback for a good 50/50 tire that gets decent mileage. Will change out front and rear.
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  10. skidoomike

    skidoomike n00b

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    Well i just signed the papers last night on a brand new 2010 G650GS in all black. I am coming off a GSxr 600 loved the bike but way too uncomfortable for long rides. I have always loved the look and practicality of the "enduro" so I took the plunge! I have 2 things that i dont really like in appearance that maybe you guys could help with..
    1. the factory mirrors... would like the change out they look "old man" to me, I like the look of the 2012 mirrors but they are $250 for a pair from BMW,,,anyone know of a good aftermarket ones that angle a bit with a part # or link.
    2. I would like the change the signal flasher covers from the ugly orange to the clear or WHITE colour that seem to appear now on the 2012.
    3. Looking for a simple rear pannier 35l or so that will easily clip on to the back of the bike. I just want the case with a lock and thats it nothing with electronics or lights just something simple.

    I am pumped to ride this bike didnt even test drive it as there is still snow on the ground here in Ottawa Ontario! I have read tons and tons of pages and looking forward to join team BMW.
    Cheers :evil
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  11. CHAOSHUMOUR

    CHAOSHUMOUR THE UNSANE

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    Hey Mike.

    Mate looking at the 2012 mirrors, they appear similar to the TUONO mirrors. My shorter,more psycho half replaced the Mickey Mouse mirrors on her Buell to TUONO's and they are phenomenal.

    We pick her G650GS up on saturday, so I will be able to complare the bikes side by side and let you know.

    Here is a link for them: http://www.americansportbike.com/shoponline/ccp0-prodshow/16113.html (this is a BUELL site, but gives you an idea.)

    CHAOS OUT!
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  12. skidoomike

    skidoomike n00b

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    Wow those are exactly what I am looking for! Would like to know for sure if they fit, if they do i will order them! Cheers
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  13. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    I also have a 2009 g650gs. I have done all my own oil changes, I have put over 22,000miles on the bike.
    1. Take off the left and center tank plastic, you will have to unscrew the left turn signals, but you don't have to disconnect them, let them hang.
    2. Make sure bike is on side stand and not center stand for next step, less mess.
    3. Remove the oil reserve drain bolt, make sure the oil tank cap is removed.
    4. After oil is drained from reserve tank, reinsert drain bolt.
    5. Place bike on center stand.
    6. Remove skid plate.
    7. Remove oil drain plug.
    8. Drain oil.
    9. While oil is draining, remove oil filter cover, going to get a little messy here,unless you find a way to catch the oil from the filter when you loosen the cover.
    10. Remove and replace the filter, cleaning up any old oil.
    11. Replace the cover.
    12. Replace the oil drain plug.
    13. Pour in the proper amount of oil in the oil reserve tank.
    14. Insert the oil cap
    15. Start bike, let run for a few seconds. Turn off. Remove oil cap and check oil level. Don't add or remove oil if needed yet.
    16. Replace skid plate, plastics and oil cap.
    17. Start bike and run for a few minutes. Remember bike and oil has to be hot to get proper oil level readings.
    18. Turn off bike, wait one minute, check oil.

    Takes me about 30 minutes to do these steps to change the oil. Hope this helps.
    16. Reattach the skid plate and all the plastics and turn signals.
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  14. CHAOSHUMOUR

    CHAOSHUMOUR THE UNSANE

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    Hey.

    Has anyone used an AUTCOMM on their G?

    Have you hardwired it to the bike?

    CHOAS OUT!
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  15. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    David, That was an awesome tutorial. Definitley print and save material. - Thanks
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  16. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Nope. For me, the fewer wires connecting me to the bike the better... Scala Q fan here......
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  17. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Sweeeet! Nice mods on the G. I'd say, ride safe but in your case, I guess i don't have to...
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  18. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Better save you pennies. Appearance farkels are fine however, young man/old man, what you will find out is that the stock seat will kill your ass. Most uncomfortable, forward sloping seat I have ever ridden on. Well, almost the worst.

    You can try the cheap way out for circulation (Bead Rider, Airhawk) but the only way to fix the way BMW has the seat pushing you into the gas tank is to have it re sculptured or get a different seat.

    You'll see....
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  19. Davidc83

    Davidc83 Been here awhile

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    Larrygee, hope it helps. Where in west central florida do you live? Even though I live in Indiana, my wife lives outside of Williston Florida. I visit her about every 3 months or so.
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  20. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    I am in Tampa/St. Pete. Williston is a hop, skip and a jump from Tampa.