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Old 03-04-2011, 11:37 PM   #76
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um.... its the same bike.
Everything from the 650 works on the 800 & vive versa?
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:59 PM   #77
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Everything from the 650 works on the 800 & vive versa?


well.... different forks, smaller pistons, different wheels, but generally the same bike mechanically.
Most "accessories" like screens, seats, guards, etc. are the same.

They share 85% (estimated) of the same parts.
Let's just say same Dad, different Mother.

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Old 03-05-2011, 12:13 AM   #78
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well.... different forks, smaller pistons, different wheels, but generally the same bike mechanically.
Most "accessories" like screens, seats, guards, etc. are the same.

They share 85% (estimated) of the same parts.
Let's just say same Dad, different Mother.

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Thanks as I'm looking into picking one up as a second bike to go along with my Wee Strom
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #79
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right on, good luck in your quest. They sure are great bike to ride.
I'd imagine the 650 would be a great replacement and a slightly more refined step up from the strom.
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:19 AM   #80
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Hey Wildman any chance of splitting any F650 links away from the F800 links so they are easier to find. Maybe I just need to look better
There is a section in the index related specifically to the F650; it's titled The "658". Always on the lookout for decent threads to link there.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:11 AM   #81
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right on, good luck in your quest. They sure are great bike to ride.
I'd imagine the 650 would be a great replacement and a slightly more refined step up from the strom.
Not a replacement, I'm very happy with my Wee Strom and until I start hearing of BMW 650's with over 150K on them, I know of the Strom's reliability issues. This isn't a BMW/Wee Strom bashing thread. This would be a second bike to toss in the truck so we can take it when we haul our trailer (lighter & not top heavy like the Strom) as a bike for (trusted) friends to borrow when they come visit sans motorcycle & as a bike to get better accustomed to riding on gravel roads. I can get something like a KLR cheaper as a second bike, but I can't get it with ABS and it wouldn't be as good at highway travel with my lady on back.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:25 AM   #82
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There is a section in the index related specifically to the F650; it's titled The "658". Always on the lookout for decent threads to link there.

I noticed that after I took a second look at the thread

P.S. I can nuke my responses to ChiTown if you wish
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Old 03-05-2011, 12:08 PM   #83
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Not a replacement, I'm very happy with my Wee Strom and until I start hearing of BMW 650's with over 150K on them, I know of the Strom's reliability issues. This isn't a BMW/Wee Strom bashing thread. This would be a second bike to toss in the truck so we can take it when we haul our trailer (lighter & not top heavy like the Strom) as a bike for (trusted) friends to borrow when they come visit sans motorcycle & as a bike to get better accustomed to riding on gravel roads. I can get something like a KLR cheaper as a second bike, but I can't get it with ABS and it wouldn't be as good at highway travel with my lady on back.


Sorry , no bashing of anyone.... I wrongfully assumed you'd be replacing the strom, which is a great bike ( at least the friends I rode was). Granted I think a GS is slightly more refined though.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #84
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:07 PM   #85
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well.... different forks, smaller pistons, different wheels, but generally the same bike mechanically.
Most "accessories" like screens, seats, guards, etc. are the same.

They share 85% (estimated) of the same parts.
Let's just say same Dad, different Mother.

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Smaller pistons? Both are the same displacement, the F800 has more compression.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:20 PM   #86
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Smaller pistons? Both are the same displacement, the F800 has more compression.
I thought the F800GS, the F650GS (twin), and the F800ST all had the same compression ratio of 12:1.
I have the spec. sheets from BMW for the F800GS, the F650GS (twin) and they both list 12:1 .....
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:39 PM   #87
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I thought the F800GS, the F650GS (twin), and the F800ST all had the same compression ratio of 12:1.
I have the spec. sheets from BMW for the F800GS, the F650GS (twin) and they both list 12:1 .....
They are the same motor, excepting the cams and the electronic fuel/timing programming.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:12 PM   #88
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:51 AM   #89
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The f800 and the f650 twin are the same motor the only 3 different are
1. cam
2. air box
3. computer mapping

and then is the wheels, front forks, single brake disk front, handle bar, body plastic side cover front
I think I got at all
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:54 PM   #90
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GPS-cable and plug

I've got a F800GS and want to use my Navigon GPS on it, however its power supply is of some smaller kind which I'm not too familiar with. I found the plug on the net: ...but I can't actually find a specific name for it, neither can I find a power cable with that plug on it that fits my Navigon. Any ideas or clues on where I can find one or how to solve this? And I do not want to start cutting my other power supply cable as I need that for my car.
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