Aussie BMW F650/G650 Thumper Thread. GS, Dakar, Sertao etc

Discussion in 'Australia' started by ryangus, May 23, 2012.

  1. ryangus

    ryangus Adventurer

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    I've looked, but can't seem to find an Aussie F650 riders thread. Can someone please highlight my ignorance and point it to it?

    If it doesn't exist, why not?
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  2. Silky

    Silky Awaiting Baby...

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    Because we're too busy out riding. (Or getting coffee).

    Start one up and we'll see how we go...
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  3. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Dunno if I can still call it an f650 still. (unfinished)

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  4. Aquatic

    Aquatic Long timer

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  5. livit

    livit Adventurer

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    Hi, good to see an aussie thread up and running, I will learn how to post photos soon. Storys and vision of our little darwin group can be viewed on www.territoryon2wheels.com.au Mine is an 03 dakar. also our northern territory thread can be seen on these pages. Cheers Livit.
    If any one is coming north give us a yell and we may be able to help out with advise and things.
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  6. Woodduck

    Woodduck Adventurer

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    New to me Sept last year, but it's supposed to be a Spanish 2000 model with 67k (at the time).
    I've added another 21k since then mainly commuting into Brisbane each day and weekends practicing picking it up on our farm :shog.

    I'm new to all this, but totally enjoyng spending money on things I don't really need.

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  7. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    My Old Beastie. An 09 G650GS (compliance plate says F650GS so to me thats what it is) just on 70, 000 in three years.
    Great little machine to get back into riding after a ten year lay off. Progressed to an R1150GS now and I'm teaching the wife to ride the 650. Love em!
    Cheers
    Fati

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  8. Reefdog

    Reefdog Long timer

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    Fati
    Great video
    where did you get that screen from??????????????

    reef
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  9. The Bigfella

    The Bigfella Big Adventurer

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    I think I've got a Funduro... but I believe my son may have stolen it.
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  10. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    Eaglescreens.com.au 200 bucks approx
    Cheers
    Fati


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  11. ferals5

    ferals5 Team black bikes

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    :wave '02 Dakar in Black
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  12. Silky

    Silky Awaiting Baby...

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    Proving they are awesome globe trotters...

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  13. Woodduck

    Woodduck Adventurer

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    Fati,
    So jealous of the ride you did
    That's a great trip
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  14. ryangus

    ryangus Adventurer

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  15. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts A Bloke and his Akita- Flynn

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    Hey Guys,
    It's been 30 years since this sorry arse got around on two wheels...
    But I'm hearin the call...

    Just gotta pull the trigger and the f650 be the weapon of choice...

    :lurkin

    Andrew


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  16. Ol'NumNuts

    Ol'NumNuts A Bloke and his Akita- Flynn

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    Hey Inmates,

    I called in to my local dealer yesterday and had a look at the new Sertao and the GS 800 as well.

    I was surprised at the small difference in price??

    Before haggling- walk in prices were quoted at around $15k d/away price for the Sertao and from $18k d/away for the GS 800.

    The sales guy told me BMW is doin deals on the 800 cause of the Tiger??

    Has anyone else had a similar experience. I actually thought the Sertao was more like 12k driveaway- but maybe I'm dreamin'

    What sort of prices are you guys being quoted?

    OG
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  17. havafati

    havafati Yassdafarian

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    Wife has lost interest in learning.
    Mines for sale if you want a cheapie. 69000 km $5500 needs a good service rear shock service and the front brakes need a bleed but otherwise she's a great little weapon. see above for piccies.
    Cheers
    Fati


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  18. macrocephalic

    macrocephalic Adventurer

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    I'm a G650Xmoto rider. Am I still welcome here? :lol3
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  19. wandererjim5

    wandererjim5 CornerGrinner

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    Fati, what a great vid!
    I'd like to make some myself of the Rides I do. Mate, what sort of camera was that? I'd like to buy one. Thanks again jim. :freaky...
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  20. GazzaFish

    GazzaFish Been here awhile

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    I miss my f650 Dakar. best bike i've ever ownedÂ… 80,000 trouble free k's on it :cry:cry Should never of sold it...
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