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Old 12-15-2008, 12:39 PM   #16
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Isn't the '650 twin' really a 800?
(That's what the BMW site says)
Hey! Look! It's Rip Van Winkle!

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:01 PM   #17
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How did you think of the long term comfort (say 2+ hours) on the ST vs the GS?
I liked the seat on the ST quite a bit better than the one on the GS. I fear that I'm going to have to go Corbin/Renazco/etc. on the GS seat. On one 200 mile each way trip on the ST I had no major discomfort. I can't do that on the GS.

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Old 12-15-2008, 03:59 PM   #18
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Hey! Look! It's Rip Van Winkle!

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Nice.

Just trying to make a point since everyone was talking about it as a 650 twin and comparing to other 650 twins.

Very nice.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:30 PM   #19
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After test riding the F650gs, f800gs and g650gs 2 up we decided to purchase the wee.
Overall it was just more comfortable for 2 up, plus I found an 09' highly farkled and saved a good bit of the green stuff.
We fall somwhere into the range of ( 325lbs ) combined.
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Old 12-15-2008, 04:35 PM   #20
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Nice.

Just trying to make a point since everyone was talking about it as a 650 twin and comparing to other 650 twins.

Very nice.
Unlax, rick. If anyone here is unaware of that, then they've been in a coma for the past year. Didn't mean to yank your chain.

Too hard.

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Old 12-15-2008, 04:40 PM   #21
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Unlax, rick. If anyone here is unaware of that, then they've been in a coma for the past year. Didn't mean to yank your chain.

Too hard.

David
No worries, my relatives in Roseburg are asshats too, must be the rain.......or the in-breeding.




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Old 12-15-2008, 08:56 PM   #22
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My buddy & his lady easily weigh in at 350lbs plus loaded cases when we travel. We don't typically ride at 60mph either more in the 75-85mph range. He also has an 01 V-Max so it's not like he isn't used to riding a bike with loads of power

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I have found out that people that complain about the wee not having enough power 2 up are people that are ridding Super Sport bikes and need the 0-60 in under 3 seconds.

I do 2 up on the KLR and it is fine for us but then again we just go for a Sunday ride every other month so we are never in a rush.

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Old 12-16-2008, 06:11 AM   #23
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What is a comfortable cruising speed for these bikes?

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Old 12-16-2008, 08:56 AM   #24
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What is a comfortable cruising speed for these bikes?

Dirty
for me, its at most 130km/h for the f800gs. its not a sports bike after all... so going faster than that would be a little ridiculous..
i experienced alot of vibrations at 140-160.. didn go higher than 165km/h..
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:22 PM   #25
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I had a brief test ride on the F650GS twin on a short loop on the streets (no high way unfortunately). It managed well. It was the more street oriented of the two. I have been considering one of the mid-sized GS bikes to run 25% dirt 75% highway for a run to Alaska in two years. How does it fare on the highway? Would another bike make more sense?
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:51 PM   #26
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i put 3,000 miles in a month and a half on my first 650gs twin then met up with a tree rat put 150 miles on the 2nd 1 today seat is still a little hard --it seemed to break in on the 1st 1---on highway and windy days above about 60 mph the wind is a bit tireing on the arms--pretty good blast in the chest i'm looking into other windshields but i really like mine!!
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:45 PM   #27
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Put about 5Ks on mine already.
Excellent tourer for 2 up, only 2 things you need to fix, get a taller windscreen and change the seat or put in some extra cushion. BMW designed the bike to be an urban moto warrior so they didn't put a heck of a lot thought about going town to town for seat comfort.
After your KLR this thing is going to feel like its light years ahead
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