The Official F650R & F650RR thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Jakub, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. Jakub

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  2. Barnman

    Barnman Been here awhile

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    just adding another picture

    At a guess its Nick plumb

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  3. clear

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  4. TobyG

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    Very, very clean bike, good find :clap



    Let's do the check list of custom modifications we can see:


    1.Ohlins steering dampener (got any more detailed pictures of how it's mounted?)

    2.HUGE footpegs

    3.Low fender (KTM)

    4.handelbar risers - higher than the ones that normally came with the Rallye Kit


    Everything else not hidden from our eyes (such as: radiator, wheels, swingarm, rear frame, tanks/fairing, airbox, oil tank, exhaust system, suspension) looks stock (either stock BMW or stock Rallye Kit items)?


    Now let us know, what other custom modifications are there, hidden underneath :wink: ??






    By the way, if the handlebar risers are to tall for you,
    I have a set of ~30mm ones on my bike - if you want to trade, let me know :deal
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  5. Krijn_jj

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    Indeed a veeery nice bike!!
    Looks like it has only been used on-road !
    It also has the BIG aluminium bashplate and a higher seat.
    You must be a giant! :1drink
    Why the low frontfender??

    Mine also has a steeringdamper on it but I mounted it on top of the handlebar-clamps (does not work properly).
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  6. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Indeed a veeery nice bike!!
    Looks like it has only been used on-road !
    It also has the BIG aluminium bashplate and a higher seat.
    You must be a giant! :1drink
    Why the low frontfender??

    Mine also has a steeringdamper on it but I mounted it on top of the handlebar-clamps (does not work properly).

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    1st of all: We want pics of your bike. Now.



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    As for the aluminium bashplate, this is actually the one that fits a stock F650GS.
    How to spot? It has the cutout for the stock sidestand.



    For anyone who is interested in the boring topic of bashplates on the F650RR :evil :

    For the Rallye TT had a total of 5 different bashplates available over the time.

    One without Tool compartment

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    The earliest Carbon/Kevlar one with Tool compartment (I scored one of them on ebay last year)
    [Fun Fact about the bike: It looks to like one of the 5 "factory" TT Rallyes from the 2002 Dakar, but in reality it is just a replica, it was auctioned off two years ago along with a bunch of other Rallye bikes, some Factory, some replica]

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    Carbon Kevlar version n°2:

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    and finally Carbon/Kevlar version n°3.
    First seen on Simon Pavey's bike,
    later also exclusively seen on bikes prepared by or with assistance from Touratech UK,
    along with a couple other TT UK exclusive modifications.

    They used a aluminium base coupled with the carbon/kevlar Tool compartment,
    most likely because of the fact that the carbon/kevlar bashplates don't do too well in rocky terrain (don't ask how I know).

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    Other than that there were a couple (only slightly different) aluminium ones.


    There are three more versions of carbon/kevlar bashplates,
    one is basically the same as the Rallye without tool compartment, just that this one has an additional cutout for the stock sidestand, the other two are the Oryx Enduro and the Oryx Supermoto versions.




    Note to self: Stop being obsessed with F650GS Rallye/Enduro bikes.

    Honestly, though, if anyone is interested in a more detailed write-up about differences in the F650RR versions,
    how to spot them and who is responsible for the different versions,
    let me know and I will write down all the details I figured out by now, might take a while, though.
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  7. clear

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  8. clear

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    As for the on-road use. I had to put the flashes, the mirrrors and the tyres to get a legal approvement for the greek TUV.
    The front low fender is for steering stability and my height is 1.84, so I am not so ''giant''
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  9. Krijn_jj

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    1st of all: We want pics of your bike. Now.
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    Just counted.. There are 37 pics of my bike in this thread allready.
    :rofl:rofl:rofl

    But if you mean pics of the steeringdamper setup, I can make some more.
    Thing is that picasa does not seem to work with the image insert..
    Or maybe I'm not patient enough :shog

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    Bikepics same result..
    Maybe I should get a smugmug account?
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  10. clear

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    You can see some pics of the bike here
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  11. clear

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    I do have a smugmug account, but I have (also you have) to wait for the mods approval for the pics...
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  12. Krijn_jj

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    Ah, this seems to work..
    Problem was patience afterall... :D

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  13. Krijn_jj

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    More patience :nod

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  14. Krijn_jj

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  15. Krijn_jj

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    Andrea Mayer

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  16. TobyG

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    Oops, my bad :lol3

    Thanks for the sweet pics of the ol' F650RR, though :wink:



    My offer for trading your bar risers for my smaller ones still holds :evil
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  17. clear

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    About the bar risers, I have to take the bike out for a ride or two to see if I they are prooper for my way of driving or if I have to try shorter ones. Anyway I'll let you know

    http://clear.smugmug.com/Sample-Gallery
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  18. 2me

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    Hello Adventure Riders,
    i found this thread by pure chance in google.

    My name is Ray, i live in Bavaria and I love the F650GS
    and especially the various TT-Mods.

    So i collected some of them over the last decade.

    Meanwhile i found a rare F650Rallye
    formerly owned by TT, then Mr. Kronseder, afterwards a guy who didn`t
    love that bike too much, all the same, he kept it for years -
    but about 2 years ago, i was sooo glad to be able to get it.

    It is very different to all of the TT39-Machines i ever knew.
    Big carbon-airbox with Yamaha TRX850 intake air-filter,
    2 KTM-Coolers, aluminum welded box for dry sump lubrication,
    central fuel tank only 6 liters, battery position different and ....2much2list

    In 2012 i started first time in my live at a small rallye,
    the Rallye Dalmatia.
    The big blue babe worked wonderful and i had a wonderful result
    for a complete beginner.
    5th place and prize cup in the 50+ category - 21th of 85 in total.:freaky

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    Regards - Ray

    I love them all...
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  19. TobyG

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    Hey Ray,
    they've already seen pictures of both - your Rallye and your Oryx - on a couple of occasions :lol3

    Still, I suppose no one would complain if you posted more pictures&details of yours :tb
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  20. mattomoto

    mattomoto 2 wheels rule

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    Wow, Ray, very nice! I say please post more pictures of it naked and whats under the skin :D I like the blue frame also.
    More pics of the Oryx also! Impressive garage.
    It's winter, more pics! ha ha.
    Thanks for posting those up.