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Old 05-31-2014, 03:39 PM   #2866
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According to my owners manual, the second rpm max during break in is 6000 RPM.

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Old 05-31-2014, 10:30 PM   #2867
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Does anyone else know the intervals of those rev limits mentioned in the owner's manual? I believe (but don't know for certain) that we need to keep it below 4000rpm until 800 miles, and then below 6000rpm until 1200 miles? (1600 miles?)


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Aren't you the douchnozzle that told us all to go pound sand when we offered you helpful advice?
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Nope, not all; just the two enema-nozzles who kept repeating the same unsolicited helpful advice ad nauseum. I'm halfway home now and the tires have not exploded.
Thanks for the earnest, almost-helpful answer this time.

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Old 06-01-2014, 04:19 AM   #2868
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Actually, I think you pretty much alienated most people here with your attitude for the collective advice.

You could have laughed it off, at the end it was just to break your chops in a fun way. You chose to take it to a different level, looks like you're still biting the hand that feeds you with the last "almost helpful" remark. Whatever, nothing to get hung up about.

Here's some more "almost helpful" information: according to the break-in sticker on the clocks, it's 4000 RPM's for the first 500 miles, 6000 for the next 500.

Hope you have an enjoyable, non eventful ride.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:58 AM   #2869
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Thanks Speedo.
Pixels are a poor conveyor of sarcasm. It was funny the first time, but stopped being so about the 6th or 8th.
Thanks again and ride safely.
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:10 AM   #2870
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Old 06-01-2014, 08:25 AM   #2871
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I don't put much stock in break-in limits on newer bikes. Some say change the oil after the first 50 miles then ride it like you stole it.

I recall your posts on the W650 Yahoo group. Glad you're back in the W fold.

Anyway, good luck to you.
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Old 06-01-2014, 10:29 AM   #2872
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Thanks Speedo.
Pixels are a poor conveyor of sarcasm. It was funny the first time, but stopped being so about the 6th or 8th.
Thanks again and ride safely.
Alright, enough already.

One thing though, seriously not wishing you any bad luck, actually wishing you good luck. But, if by any chance one of your tires does blow, no matter what, don't get hurt, and definitely do NOT die. We all want to have the chance to say "I told you so".
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:53 PM   #2873
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Hello All,
I am wishing to buy a W650. Is there much difference in the W650 from 1999 to 2005 models?
As far as I can see the only difference is that the early models had bigger (higher handle bars) and seat cover looks different (in the UK anyway).
Any advice will be welcome.

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Old 06-01-2014, 05:25 PM   #2874
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In the US we only had the W650 in 2000 and 2001. The differences in the '01 from the previous year was the seat was made more comfortable and was ribbed, the front axle, hub, and bearings were increased in size, the fork angle was changed, the angle of the gauges changed, and the front springs changed.

Can't tell you about other years, because, as I said, we never got them.

Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with any year, all good. Just pick a color.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #2875
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Alright, enough already.

One thing though, seriously not wishing you any bad luck, actually wishing you good luck. But, if by any chance one of your tires does blow, no matter what, don't get hurt, and definitely do NOT die. We all want to have the chance to say "I told you so".
Nuts. Just woke up in the hospital and can't feel my legs. Turns out I should have listened to you guys' helpful advice after all. If you guys are ever in the San Diego area, and don't mind pushing my wheelchair, I owe you both a pitcher of beer for trying to save me from myself.

J/K--lol. Made it home safely, despite squidding a little on the fun roads along the way, hitting a rock in a corner that severed the new bike's kickstand switch (bringing the bike to a halt), and one old b@$t@rd who also crossed the double yellows in an attempt to thwart my passing him. Pics to follow.
It was an awesome adventure, and now I have the bike of my dreams in my garage. (Though her carbs, forks, seat, and grips need a little work.

Thanks for telling me so, and ride safely! (I paid the tuition, so you might as well pay attention, heh heh.)
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:01 AM   #2876
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Hughp -

I sent you a private message.

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Old 06-02-2014, 02:06 PM   #2877
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:58 PM   #2878
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Oh, very nice photo!
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Old 06-03-2014, 05:51 AM   #2879
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I am still looking for an OEM rear rack for my W650. Anybody know of one that is available?
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:38 AM   #2880
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I am still looking for an OEM rear rack for my W650. Anybody know of one that is available?
Not an OEM one, but there are a few different models available on www.japan.webike.net
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