'09 F650GS Restoration??

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by RobTheRigger, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. RobTheRigger

    RobTheRigger Killing threads here since 2008

    Jul 19, 2008
    SW Idaho
    OK, here's the story. I bought an '09 back when they were brand new; I waited three months for it to be built in the Fatherland just for me. It served me well as my all-weather combat daily commuter for close to five years. Then a brain tumor and surgery and steroids and physical therapy happened and it sat outside un-ridden, un-used, un-loved. My balance is getting better, but not motorcycle better without a hack, I'm moving from south FL to the Boise area this spring, so that's a priority. I'll be adding a hack, but not before tearing it down, replacing sun-degraded and rusted parts, and repainting frame and plastics. I'll take this time to do some upgrades as well. My heart has been too broken to even come here, so any advice from those who have had their six fiddy a while on stuff to upgrade, fixes, hacks, eliminations, etc.?