The G650 GS Thread

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

  1. bushman_uk

    bushman_uk Adventurer

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    Looking seriously at the G650gs as a lighter machine across country than my R1200gs. What sort of fuel range you getting on road and off road and what would you say was a comfortable cruising speed .

    Thanks
  2. racwld1

    racwld1 n00b

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  3. steve_k

    steve_k Long timer

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    No pics yet as there is no bike..... BUT, it should be here this week! Checked with my sales guy on Friday and he said it had made it into the country and shipped out of the NJ warehouse. So I picked up the facotry hand guards and ordered up the tall windscreen that comes on the Sertao.

    Also have in the garage and ready for install:

    extra mount and cradle for my Zumo 450
    FZ-1 fuse block
    harness set up for my Gerbings heated liner (yeah, like thats really needed in San Diego!)


    Also have to decide if I will spring for the extended warranty or use that cash for hard bags.
  4. jc9995

    jc9995 Commuting BEAST :)

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    I've been driving myself crazy for days now trying to decide if I can install some aux lights on my 06' f650gs. I bought some HID fog lights expecting them to consume 35w each....but they actually eat about 50w each. As you know oir bikes only have a 400w capacity minus all the other stuff....so I am concerned whether the bikes electrical system can handle the load.
    My questions is; has anyone on here installed and run, driving or foglights? Any Problems? Any suggestions? Thanks.
  5. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

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    We have an '11 G650GS and plugged in a heated jacket which uses 78 watts, coupled with a pair of gloves consuming 24 watts for the pair. The G650 wouldn't quite pull this load and discharged the battery.
  6. jc9995

    jc9995 Commuting BEAST :)

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    Bummer. Well that settles it I suppose. Thanks for the info. Can I assume you were using the heated grips at the same time?
    I just temp wired the lights into my bike and ran some load tests. Voltages seem fine as long as I don't run the lights and heated grips at the same time.
    Sorry....didn't mean to hijack the thread. Maybe its just because I am jeleous of you guys with the new prettier version. :)
  7. CHAOSHUMOUR

    CHAOSHUMOUR THE UNSANE

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    So... the new beast was picked up on Saturday. The new owner stoked and grinning always. Getting used to new ride. Very different from Buell. Bit naked as parts delayed. But getting fitted this week. Will get some more pics when Decker out with mods.

    CHAOS!
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  8. RogerWilco

    RogerWilco Been here awhile

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    No joy! The heated grips were turned off at the time.
  9. ironmark

    ironmark ODAT ADV Seeker

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    Anyone have experience with the continental TKC's on their bikes. Thinking about putting a set on my newly purchased BMW 650.
  10. raftn

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    I am running one on the front only, does help a lot in sand and thick gravel. Hard finding a compromise between road and dirt.
  11. raftn

    raftn Adventurer

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  12. raftn

    raftn Adventurer

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  13. racwld1

    racwld1 n00b

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    no you always have to.
  14. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    Nice Bike ! Nice Girlfriend/Wife! Life is good in CHAOS TOWN. Keep the pic's coming as you add the mods.

    Larry
  15. ironmark

    ironmark ODAT ADV Seeker

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    Still looking at different brands, any experience with Heidenau K60 scouts ?
  16. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    Re: LIGHTS:

    Just FYI - the output is not enough to run two extra 55W lights. When I was shopping for lights, I searched for something that takes H3 bulbs, as I can get H3 bulbs in 35W. I've had mine on for the last year and a half, always on (directly wired to the parking light, ignition switched) and have had no adverse effect on the battery or charging system. I use the heated grips occasionally, and have the GPS hardwired to ignition (via taillight wire under the seat). No battery issues at all. I did, however, replace the flimsy BMW battery with Extreme Magna AGM after the first time my bike took a nap on its side. The stock battery leaked acid.

    Now, some other news you should all be aware of. My 2009 G650GS has just hit the 9k miles mark (I have other bikes, too). Despite having TT fork protectors, my fork seals started leaking. So, while I have warranty in place (until April), I had those done (no cost to me, thank you :deal). However, while at the shop, they also discovered that the oil seal at water pump is leaking, and the oil seal behind front sprocket is leaking. The bike has 9k miles:huh Yes, they will still cover it under warranty, but if this is the frequency these have to be changed at, then I don't know. Yes, the bike sees some dust, sand, mud, et cetera, but nothing compared to my KLR250.

    So, check you weep hole for leaks, check your fork seals, and check behind the front sprocket.
  17. jc9995

    jc9995 Commuting BEAST :)

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    Re: lights.... I just found and ordered a set of LED lights from a vendor on ADV. Feel free to check them out, I have ordered mine but haven't received them yet. I am not affiliated with the vendor in any way shape or form, and can't even speak to the quality of this product. However it seems like the perfect solution for our bikes.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751838
  18. CHAOSHUMOUR

    CHAOSHUMOUR THE UNSANE

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    So... Due to floods, parts were delayed. But kit out was completed on Saturday!
    Parts:
    BMW hand guards
    BMW head light guard
    Touratech high engine guard
    Touratech low engine guard
    Touratech sump guard
    Aux plug.
    BMW tank bag.
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    All that is left is rear pack, and get off the tarmac.

    CHAOS OUT!
  19. WaynoJ

    WaynoJ Oldie but goodie!

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    Very nice! I like the high/low engine guards especially. Haven't seen that before...
  20. LarryGee

    LarryGee Been here awhile

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    No personal experience but I've read posts on some other forums and the guys that run them, love them. They wear especially well.