F650(twin) colours

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Big Paul, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Big Paul

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    This is Mrs BigPaul hijacking his login for some advice.

    Hi, I'm hoping for some help as I'm about to make one of the biggest choices in my life, 'WHAT COLOUR SHOULD I GET!'. I've been riding an orange F650st for about 2 yrs and think it's about time I made the move to the new F650GS.
    I've managed to combat a couple of the problems I encounter when buying bikes by getting the lower supspension and lowered seat.
    I need to pick a colour before placing an order and would like to see some pictures of your bikes to help me make up my mind.

    Michelle
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  3. conrado

    conrado Been here awhile

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    My girlfriend got herself one in metallic silver.

    I heard something about it being "the easiest color for coordinating with the remaining gear while on the road".

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  4. blackie

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    RED!!!! :D

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  6. Big Paul

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    Could I please thank everyone who has helped. After chatting with my 10 year old daughter I decided to get RED.

    Thanks again Michelle:1drink
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  7. ChiefPilot

    ChiefPilot Rather be flying, but....

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    My wife got her's in RED and loves it.

    Still not as fast as my yellow R1200GS!:rofl
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  8. blackie

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  9. llamapacker

    llamapacker Mr. Conservative

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    I have a personal question if you don't mind? My SO is really wanting one of these buggers (red also) but she is very inseam challenged. She is currently on a lowered 08 ninja250r and seat height is measured at about 28.5".

    Have you sat on the lowered suspension and lower seat version? How high or should I say how low can it go? Anyone with experience here, thanks?
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  10. blackie

    blackie Been here awhile

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    The version with the lowered chassis has a seat height of approx 30". Takes a bit of getting used to this kind of taller bike but once you get used to it, you don't notice it much.
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  11. Big Paul

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    Mrs BigPaul sat on a lowered bike with lower seat in the dealers before making her mind up. (a red one)
    She is 5'1" tall and managed to reach the ground OK.
    She currently rides a F650ST the road version of the Funduro. It is also lowered, but doesn't lean over very far on the side stand.
    We plan to buy one of the sidestand extenders on the market ready for the bike arriving in October. This means the bike stands up straighter and doesn't need to be lifted as far off the sidestand.

    She is eagerly awaiting the new bike arrival. Just wait till she gets in from work and finds that I sold her F650ST when she was out at work.
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  12. blackie

    blackie Been here awhile

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    And what was the reaction? :1drink
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  13. Big Paul

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    Well, I got told off.
    Not for selling the bike, but because she didn't get to say goodbye.
    Still a four week wait for the new bike to arrive...but she can try to decide between Givi, Touratech and BMW for hard luggage with the money we got for the ST. She had Givi on the ST but it was nearly as wide as a car so the BMW boxes may be tempting.
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  14. R.J.

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    I'm between 5'3" and 5'4" with a 28" inseam and have the lowered 650 twin. With riding boots, I'm pretty close to being able to put both heels down. The 650 has a low center of gravity, making it feel very stable. I had less foot contact on my old 650 single, but again, found it to be fine due to the way the bike was weighted. The only problem I encountered on the old one was backing it up a slight incline while in the saddle. Often, I wold have to get off and push it back because I didn't have enough foot contact to get any traction. The 650 twin is about an inch lower, as well as slightly lighter, so now, pushing the new 650 back while in the saddle is easy.
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  15. R.J.

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    Congratulations!! Waiting on pics...
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  16. Big Paul

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    Well I got my bike at the back end of last year and hardly got it home when the snow started. Anyway I'm back out now so here's a piccy.
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  17. llamapacker

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    Very nice, hope you enjoy it as much as my wife!

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  18. blackie

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    That BMW paint does have a certain glossiness to it doesn't it?
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