Will the F650 GS be a good bike?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by damasovi, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. rickf

    rickf oldfatguyMAN

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    No worries, my relatives in Roseburg are asshats too, must be the rain.......or the in-breeding.

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    Yank!
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  2. Night_Wolf

    Night_Wolf Long timer

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    My buddy & his lady easily weigh in at 350lbs plus loaded cases when we travel. We don't typically ride at 60mph either more in the 75-85mph range. He also has an 01 V-Max so it's not like he isn't used to riding a bike with loads of power :patch

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  3. dirty_sanchez

    dirty_sanchez Dirty_Sanchez

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    What is a comfortable cruising speed for these bikes?

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  4. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    for me, its at most 130km/h for the f800gs. its not a sports bike after all... so going faster than that would be a little ridiculous.. :ear
    i experienced alot of vibrations at 140-160.. didn go higher than 165km/h..
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  5. jjolly3

    jjolly3 Adventurer

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    I had a brief test ride on the F650GS twin on a short loop on the streets (no high way unfortunately). It managed well. It was the more street oriented of the two. I have been considering one of the mid-sized GS bikes to run 25% dirt 75% highway for a run to Alaska in two years. How does it fare on the highway? Would another bike make more sense?
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  6. huckleberry

    huckleberry BACK ROAD BOMBER

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    i put 3,000 miles in a month and a half on my first 650gs twin then met up with a tree rat put 150 miles on the 2nd 1 today seat is still a little hard --it seemed to break in on the 1st 1---on highway and windy days above about 60 mph the wind is a bit tireing on the arms--pretty good blast in the chest i'm looking into other windshields but i really like mine!!
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  7. blackie

    blackie Still Hibernating

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    Put about 5Ks on mine already.
    Excellent tourer for 2 up, only 2 things you need to fix, get a taller windscreen and change the seat or put in some extra cushion. BMW designed the bike to be an urban moto warrior so they didn't put a heck of a lot thought about going town to town for seat comfort.
    After your KLR this thing is going to feel like its light years ahead :1drink
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