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Old 03-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #736
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I got it with the bike. I have a spare one similar I was thinking of saving in case I ever need it after some knarly crash. Persuade me enough and maybe I'll sell it to you. you have an offer? its in great shape, a couple minor scuffs.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:11 PM   #737
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Bash plate or engine guard question

I am going on the Rick's Rondevouz rally in May and want your advice on protection for my 2012 G650GS. I was thinking about getting the BMW engine guard and someone suggested I get the bash plate instead. Should I just save up and get both or would one of them be enough. I do not have much experience with rocks as I live in Florida and this is my first Dual Sport bike. (Mostly sand, dirt and red clay around here) Thanks in advance for your wisdom!
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:51 AM   #738
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I am going on the Rick's Rondevouz rally in May and want your advice on protection for my 2012 G650GS. I was thinking about getting the BMW engine guard and someone suggested I get the bash plate instead. Should I just save up and get both or would one of them be enough. I do not have much experience with rocks as I live in Florida and this is my first Dual Sport bike. (Mostly sand, dirt and red clay around here) Thanks in advance for your wisdom!
I'm fairly sure the engine guard is for total spills, i.e. when/if you lay your bike down. The skid plate, on the other hand, would be better for rocks/clearance issues, and would probably be utilized far more than the engine guard. I say get the skid plate instead of the engine guard. Unless you're going super offroad where there's a possibility of laying down your bike every 5 seconds, I never saw the appeal of the engine guard.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #739
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Thanks Kid-A for the suggestion.

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Old 03-07-2013, 04:50 PM   #740
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The OEM skid plate (rounded aluminum plate under the engine) is actually pretty flimsy. It will deflect loose gravel. For something serious you need to go aftermarket. I bought the OEM one with my bike, ended up getting one made of 1/4" aluminum plate for more protection. The water pump and clutch are vulnerable so having a bash plate that wraps around them is a good idea.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:02 AM   #741
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The beak will only fit the 11+ body.Its OEM beak from Sertao.
Could always order one, try it (mock up) and send it back....Still curious if it fits well even if the front flanges aren't on the later models.
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #742
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peak on 09

I put the peak on my 09, looks fine to me.
take a look in the link below. thoughts?

https://picasaweb.google.com/1159537...45249/09G650gs

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Could always order one, try it (mock up) and send it back....Still curious if it fits well even if the front flanges aren't on the later models.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #743
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I have the same set up and its fine... go with the skid/bash plate first. I have the Touratech one and its pretty sweet but heavy... which is good in some ways as it is very rugged. At least the weight is all very low centre of gravity.

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I put the peak on my 09, looks fine to me.
take a look in the link below. thoughts?

https://picasaweb.google.com/1159537...45249/09G650gs
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:37 PM   #744
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G650GS Official Thread

This thread needs more action... I think everyone is on the G650GS Sertao thread instead
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:17 PM   #745
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Hot Start Issue

Well I got my bike back from the dealership yesterday. They are indeed aware of the issue and they gladly fixed it under warranty.

I know there has been a lot of talk about the issue, so I thought I'd put some actual info down from my dealership statement.

They changed the Compression spring and Roll Pin and the Decompression Lever.
They said the Compression Spring is a new spec and the Decompression Lever is a new design altogether.

Anyways... seems to work.. It's only been two days but no issues as of yet.

I did notice there is a huge change in engine "sound" and it accelerates differently... that could be a "placebo" effect but the engine noise is definitely different.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:57 PM   #746
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12v

Not all 650 comes with a 12v connector. I have to put one for a trip I'm going to do. Some of you did it? And how did it? I think it is as simple as connecting the cable to the battery and put a fuse. What do you think? Do you believe that the battery has the ability to withstand any electronic device? Any of you have a graphic of how to do? Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #747
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BMW G650GS With Excel 21 Inch front

I just fitted my G650GS with Excel Takasago rims. YEP! Sweet!

I've fitted the front with a 21 inch front. So if you're thinking about it... It is possible. No issues what so ever. My project is coming a long nicely! I have the Leo Vince to be installed next weekend.

Wasn't sure if I would post this on here or the Sertao thread since a lot of the G650 action seems to be over there... but figured I'd post here in the end.

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:04 PM   #748
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I just fitted my G650GS with Excel Takasago rims. YEP! Sweet!

I've fitted the front with a 21 inch front. So if you're thinking about it... It is possible. No issues what so ever. My project is coming a long nicely! I have the Leo Vince to be installed next weekend.

Wasn't sure if I would post this on here or the Sertao thread since a lot of the G650 action seems to be over there... but figured I'd post here in the end.



Wow, tht looks great! Back when I got my bike, I thought of maybe getting the Sertao in stead, but I didn't feel comfortable as it was way to tall for me and since it was going to be my very first bike, I was scared that it would just make things more difficult for me as I learn. (Besides I just like it in Red... I know, I know, that's really silly, but well when I saw it in te showroom, I just could resist)
So I'm very happy with my regular G650, but I would eventually like to modify it to something in between a regular and a Sertao; pretty much what you've done.
Please post more pictures!
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:49 AM   #749
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I just fitted my G650GS with Excel Takasago rims. YEP! Sweet!

I've fitted the front with a 21 inch front. So if you're thinking about it... It is possible. No issues what so ever. My project is coming a long nicely! I have the Leo Vince to be installed next weekend.

Wasn't sure if I would post this on here or the Sertao thread since a lot of the G650 action seems to be over there... but figured I'd post here in the end.

Are you interested in selling your original front rim at all?
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:31 AM   #750
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I am going on the Rick's Rondevouz rally in May and want your advice on protection for my 2012 G650GS. I was thinking about getting the BMW engine guard and someone suggested I get the bash plate instead. Should I just save up and get both or would one of them be enough. I do not have much experience with rocks as I live in Florida and this is my first Dual Sport bike. (Mostly sand, dirt and red clay around here) Thanks in advance for your wisdom!
You really need both but i have the stock bash plate on my '09 and it's been fine even in CO. First thing I added to my bike was the SW Motech engine guards and they've saved the bike several times on both sides.
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