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Old 09-27-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
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F650GS (twin) running rough in neutral

I've managed to make myself feel much better about selling my DL650 by buying a used F650GS twin. I'm incredible impressed with the bike and love almost everything about it. But I have noticed that it runs a little rough when idling in neutral. Is this normal for a parallel twin, or do I need to bring it up at my next service appointment?

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Old 09-28-2009, 05:58 AM   #2
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Congratulations on you F650 GS Twin!
Min '08 model does not run rough when idling in neutral. Sure, before it is varmed up (like to first 5 min.) it is a bit more rough but nothing noticable. If it bothers us I would bring it up at the next service (or perhaps before).

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Old 10-01-2009, 12:22 AM   #3
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A second thought

After having ridden in a couple of days in rather cold weather (around 9-12 celsius) I have been taking special note if my F650 GS was vibrating when idle. It does a little. Depending on the temperature and how warm the engine is, but it does vibrate a bit (the 2-cyl engine is probably the reason I guess) but it does not bather me at all. Actually I hardly can feel it in the handles but only at my legs, that the machine "is a live".

I hope this description can help you in determine if your machine vibrates abnormally.

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Old 10-01-2009, 07:54 AM   #4
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I'm new to BMW bikes and I've noticed that on my 09 f650gs I hear more engine / transmition noise when it's in neutral and the clutch is not engaged. But I wouldn't describe it as running "rough". I just chalked it up as normal.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:00 AM   #5
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Ditto above.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:00 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by mjbuckner
I'm new to BMW bikes and I've noticed that on my 09 f650gs I hear more engine / transmition noise when it's in neutral and the clutch is not engaged. But I wouldn't describe it as running "rough". I just chalked it up as normal.

MJB
Same for my 2009 F800GS. S'normal.
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