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My new 2008 F650GS (twin) is here!

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by blackie, May 10, 2008.

  1. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    thanks.. it means that the H&B bar can fit together with the combination of the bmw alu engine guard..
  2. marmota

    marmota Adventurer

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    Dunno, some problems with refineries ive heard. i will go out looking for some gas today... hope ill get enough to ride down south... get gas there (again) an get into florida where it seems nothing is going on... I just dont get it, but i dont want to be stranded in the middle of nowhere georgia without gas. this weekend i saw three cars on the highway refilling from containers.


  3. blackie

    blackie Been here awhile

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    Hey Marmota
    The varios comes with a outer fascia cover on the bags, IIRC (at least the top box is). Is that the one that is cracked, or the inner (actual) cover?
    Thanks
  4. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer Supporter

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    Tool Kit: is it F650/800GS specific or more general? What is the BMW part number? Do you have a list of what all is in it? How many $?

    Windscreen: Do you like it? How tall are you? What is your inseam? I am 6' with 29" inseam so I sit as tall as a normal 6'4"; I'm hoping it will shield my chest and not hit my helmet.
  5. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    Location:
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    Is the gel seat only available in Canada?
    The only place I could find to buy it on the internet was Canadian Tire's own website and it appears they only sell within Canada?

    The HOSERS! :lol3

    Thanks for any pointers!
    Jim
  6. blackie

    blackie Been here awhile

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    This is list of stuff included inthe OEM service tool kit. Part #71 60 7 703 758 Price approx $180. YMMV
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    1. Swivel and Adapter head (2 pcs, shown here connected)
    2. Telescoping dual socket for spark plug and swivel head adapter
    3. Mini torch
    4. 24mm ring wrench head
    5. T50 torx bit (fits into the adapter head)
    6. T45 torx bit
    7. T40 torx bit
    8. T30 torx bit
    9. T25 torx bit
    10. 8mm allen bit
    11. Cross/Philips screw driver bit
    12. E12 Torx socket head
    13. 13mm open wrench head
    14. 17mm open wrench head
    15. 14mm open wrench head
    16. Leatherette tool roll

    Windscreen:
    I'm 5'9' 30" inseam. Windflow is smooth but directed and hits me about the bottom of a full face helmet visor. Better than the stock screen IMO. It will probably hit you around your neck/bottom of the helmet is my guess.
  7. Lucky:)

    Lucky:) Been here awhile

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    Wow .. so long!

    There is no tool kit coming with the bike,is there?
  8. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    There is a very small standard kit that comes tucked under the seat of the bike from the factory... but to say it is rudimentary is .... being kind :huh

    Jim
  9. Durangoman

    Durangoman Yeah its me!

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    Lets hear more about the F650Twin


    :freaky
  10. Lucky:)

    Lucky:) Been here awhile

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    Thanks, It's very useful! :thumbup
  11. Lucky:)

    Lucky:) Been here awhile

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    Do you have a specific question?
  12. cug

    cug -- Super Supporter

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    With your sitting height, it will probably hit you below helmet level. I'm 6' and the wind hit me low on the chin.

    I added a laminar lip, now wind goes high up the helmet and makes it really quiet. It's quieter now without earplugs than it was before with them.
  13. weelz

    weelz Adventurer

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    Bump!

    How's everyone's 650(800)'s getting on?
  14. malloy

    malloy Long timer Super Supporter

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    Bump again - what's up?
  15. Cesar Serpa

    Cesar Serpa Adventurer

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    With 20.000km and as a new one. The only problem was the stator :(
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  16. JRWooden

    JRWooden Homeless motorcycle vagabond ... and ... loving it

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    3+ years and 24K miles ... all good here! :clap
  17. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Bem vindo a mais um Portugues. K cidade em Portugal?
  18. Cesar Serpa

    Cesar Serpa Adventurer

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    I´m from Azores but now i leave in Lousã - Coimbra
  19. runnr548

    runnr548 BMW Pilot

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    Awesome bike! I just rode mine home a few days ago and love it! :clap
  20. abnslr

    abnslr rides a motorcycle

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    Just ordered mine -- should pick it up in Wurzburg this spring and ride it back home to Naples. Definitely looking forward to it...