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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Dave92029
Motopsychoman comparison is fair and accurate. I...

Motopsychoman comparison is fair and accurate. I have owned both models. The F700GS is the "better" bike, but the G650GS makes me smile more, maybe because how often it exceeds my expectations.

A...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Ok, I just didn't think that I had that saddle...

Ok, I just didn't think that I had that saddle stored in my garage for that many years.
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
F650GS Single or Twin

I don't recall if the saddle that I had stored in my garage came from my Single cylinder F650GS or my Twin cylinder F650GS.

I'm pretty sure it came off the F650GS Twin. I know that I had a Cee...
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
The BMW bike I owned -2001 F650GS Titanium Blue...

The BMW bike I owned -2001 F650GS Titanium Blue Vin -ZE45733 70168 miles

2009 F650GS Azure Blue ZT94489 32132 miles
Forum: Thumpers 04-18-2015, 01:32 PM
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Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Will you accept pictures as confirmation that the...

Will you accept pictures as confirmation that the saddle from my previously owned F650GS twin fits on my G650GS single?:D

The saddle is locked on the bike with NO Modifications required.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 02:21 PM
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Posted By Dave92029
Seats - cheap fix

I put a Corbin on a F650GS twin, that I used to own. The stock seat from the F650GS twin has been stored in my garage for many years, until I bought the 2014 G650GS.

The stock seat from the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2015, 02:12 PM
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Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
White 2014 BMW 2014 BMW G650GS Added Aug...

White 2014 BMW
2014 BMW G650GS
Added Aug 2014 45 Fuel-ups
Property of mish92029
61.5
Avg MPG
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
I only have a little over 6K on my Metzler...

I only have a little over 6K on my Metzler Tourance, and I expect to get over 10k out of them . They are expensive but you can ride the bike hard and not worry about grip of the tires. How many miles...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Gas Mileage

I recently had some stalling issues when riding in very hot weather (90's). The dealer contacted BMW and they suggested remapping my ECU. The bike feels smoother, and more powerful and now gets...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,434
Posted By Dave92029
In defense of the G650GS

I have ridden many different single 650's and none of them seemed to represent how any of the others felt. Many of them were buzzy.

I recently purchased a 2014 G650GS, which is very smooth up to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
I had a dream

I have a 2014 G650GS that I have been riding for the last six months. The bike has about 5,500 miles and I am beginning to have thoughts about going on longer trips, but the stock seat becomes...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8,723
Views: 1,226,169
Posted By Dave92029
Stalling problem

I have a 2014 G650GS. The local temps recently rose above 90, and my bike began to stall when I came to a stop. The bike would restart but stall if the throttle dropped to an idle.
My local dealer...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,770
Posted By Dave92029
Good Value Bike

Yes the G650 comes with:

ABS brakes
Heated grips
Fuel injection
decent suspension
3 year 36k warranty
Roadside assistance
light weight
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,770
Posted By Dave92029
I have a G650GS

I recently bought a G650GS. The bike has plenty of power for normal riding. Sure the bigger bikes leave the stop lights faster, but have a hard time staying with me in the twisty mountain roads. The...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 02:04 PM
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Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Tire Wear

I've had my G650GS for five weeks (1,800 miles) and the rear tire appears to be wearing very fast. How many miles of street usage should be expected from the OEM Tourance tires?
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 03:21 PM
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Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Sertao is Discontinued...:cry The G650GS...

Sertao is Discontinued...:cry

The G650GS will probably be replaced by the new models that BMW is joint venturing with and being built in India, scheduled for release in 2016
Forum: Battle scooters 09-16-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,506
Posted By Dave92029
Recent purchases

I purchased a Vespa GTS 300ie S in dragon red, on July 25, 2013 it now has 5500 Smiles on her.

I also just purchased a 2014 BMW G650GS. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 07:47 PM
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Views: 1,226,169
Posted By Dave92029
Big thank you, I did not realize that.

Big thank you, I did not realize that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-02-2014, 05:16 PM
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Views: 1,226,169
Posted By Dave92029
Yup! I wear ear plugs all the time, which makes...

Yup! I wear ear plugs all the time, which makes most bikes exhausts sound better, but I'm having a hard time warming up to the sound of the G650GS.

I've only had this bike for about 3 weeks and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2014, 12:37 PM
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Views: 1,226,169
Posted By Dave92029
Exhaust noise - Chatter

When I first start out, and accelerate hard, the exhaust makes a loud chatter. After the bike warms up, I don't notice the noise as much.

I don't want to replace the OEM exhaust, but remember...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,650
Posted By Dave92029
Very nice photos

Your photos are very nice. I also own a dragon red 300ie S GTS
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
New 2014 MPG

I've had my 2014 G650GS for about three weeks and 800 sMiles. I also have the 8" Jesse bags, and a Givi wind screen.

My average MPG on crappy California gas is 60.7 mpg with a high of 63.8 and a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
SoCaliDave Thank you for the generous offer. ...

SoCaliDave Thank you for the generous offer.

I used to work in West LA, and lived on Montana Ave. There is some wonderful riding in the Santa Monica Mtns. etc. The WLA area just got too crowded...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
This is a forum with folks from all over the...

This is a forum with folks from all over the world. The speed limits vary greatly by geographic area.

There are sections of the California freeway where doing 80mph is too slow.

Generally, in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
The ADVenture Rider "Ride Reports" section has...

The ADVenture Rider "Ride Reports" section has many wonderful stories about folks who are actually traveling around the word by bike. Generally, the type of bike that they select are light weight and...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
I also weigh 250 pounds, and I sometimes ride a...

I also weigh 250 pounds, and I sometimes ride a 278cc Vespa GTS, which has no problem propelling me down the freeway at the 75 mph speed limit, or delivering 70mpg, depending on the circumstances.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Jim Well said! Riding a motorcycle is all...

Jim

Well said! Riding a motorcycle is all about putting a big smile on both the inside and on your face. It certainly shouldn't be about who gets the best MPG.

Looks like the G650GS is becoming...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 02:03 PM
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Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
$8,218 otd

$8,218 otd
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 01:58 PM
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Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Actually the Total Suggested Retail for my G650GS...

Actually the Total Suggested Retail for my G650GS was $8,645

Bike 7850
Heated Grips 250
Accessory Socket 50
Destination Chg. 495.

Dave
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
The price I mentioned is before Tax & Lic....

The price I mentioned is before Tax & Lic. because that varies greatly by where you live.

This is the 15th new BMW that I have purchased, and I used to ride many, many miles, so all the local...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Karmatourer you have provided misleading and bad...

Karmatourer you have provided misleading and bad information since I've visited this site. I have learned that you Used to own a G650GS that you would ride an average of approximately 110 miles a...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
I just purchased a New 2014

I just purchased a New 2014 with 2 miles on her for us $7,381.

Good luck to you guys and the prices you are asking for the used G650GS.
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8,723
Views: 1,226,169
Posted By Dave92029
Approximately what was the difference between GPS...

Approximately what was the difference between GPS Speed and indicated speed?

My experience on most of my past BMW's has been 6-8% higher than GPS speed, but I took a ride on my 2014 G650GS...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 18,692
Posted By Dave92029
Wonderful Report

I was unaware of the beauty of Iceland. The short videos are excellent.

Thank you!
Forum: Thumpers 08-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8,723
Views: 1,226,169
Posted By Dave92029
GIVI top case

The GIVI Monokey is more robust (stronger) than the Monolock system, but I primarily use my top case to secure my helmet when I park the bike, so I don't feel as if I will need the strength of the...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By Dave92029
I pledged

I went to Walmart and got some Pledge. The pledge also is very good for clean some wood picture frames, and table tops, etc.

The pledge helped to clean up the Jesse bags and mounts fairly easily....
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
AHH Ha! I guess everyone was correct. ...

AHH Ha!

I guess everyone was correct.

Some were talking about a pre-2011 redesign and some were talking about a post 2011 redesign. The tank size mystery is solved ...finally! :norton
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Farkles - after one week

I've had my G650GS for one week and I added a Givi windscreen (16") and some Jesse bags. I really like the Jesse bags, and it seemed easier to dial in the rear shock after mounting the bags.
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
All the current advertising clearly states Usable...

All the current advertising clearly states Usable Capacity as 3.7 gallons US. BMW no longer advertises the total tank capacity, even though some are able to access more than the advertised usable...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4,909
Views: 645,081
Posted By Dave92029
Good question! Some of the answers I have...

Good question! Some of the answers I have received when I asked this same question are:

a. Some fuel pumps are inside the tank, or occupy a portion of the tank.
b. All gas contains "stuff" that...
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