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Old 03-22-2012, 06:04 PM   #136
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How much more hp on the dyno?
we have not put it on the dyno yet, the only one i have access to cost $280.00 per session, i dont know the exact hp number but it rides like a 1000 cc bike power everywhere low end mid range and never quits pulling til the rev limiter. i am loving this scooter. bu the way i have a pair of pelican bags and bracket for sale i wont be using them.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:51 PM   #137
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I have seen a front and rear on ebay the last couple of days. Spoked, both in the $300's each.

$300 each? That's insane. Thanks for the
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:21 AM   #138
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A friend of mine with the "new" G650GS has recently discovered that there are at least 2 recall notices on the bike. One is for some big problem with the rear wheel going cock-eyed and eating up the hub. The other is for a faulty speedometer instrument.

The dealer is having to replace his entire rear drivetrain and the speedo gauge.

Typical BMW problems with new stuff.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:28 AM   #139
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Where did you fit the aux plug?
Here is a photo of the six plug Larry. Left hand side under the frame and fairing. Don't understand their placement. Good for air pumps etc, but not good for any sort of charging!





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Old 03-24-2012, 06:24 AM   #140
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Quick question guys and gals.

I tested the G650GS a couple of months ago and it was a great bike. I've not just taken delivery of the G650GS Sertao and it seems to have a little bit more poke. It wheelies a lot easier.

Can anybody confirm the gearing on the GS vs the Sertao? Are they the same? Would be good to know if they went with the shorter gearing on the more dirt oriented bike.


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Old 03-24-2012, 07:20 PM   #141
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48 hours and 300 miles later I must say this is a great bike!

Pictures later.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #142
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New Bikes

The wife and my bikes are ordered She went with the white one, with low suspension, oem hand guards, center stand, heated grips, accessory socket, sw-motech crash bar and engine guards/skid plate, and Heidenau K60 tires.

I went with the red one w/o low suspension, put every thing on the same as the wife's, but added solo seat w/storage, touratech adjustable windshield bracket, rear luggage rack, 34mm handlebar riser, and sw-motech quick-lock sidecarrier with trax 37 liter. More on the wish list, but have to save for a bit.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:21 PM   #143
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Here is a photo of the six plug Larry. Left hand side under the frame and fairing. Don't understand their placement. Good for air pumps etc, but not good for any sort of charging.


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Hmmmm.. Thanks for the pics. I would have never thought to mount one there. You are right though. Good place for anything but charging... Need to think about this one some more.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:23 PM   #144
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The wife and my bikes are ordered She went with the white one, with low suspension, oem hand guards, center stand, heated grips, accessory socket, sw-motech crash bar and engine guards/skid plate, and Heidenau K60 tires.

I went with the red one w/o low suspension, put every thing on the same as the wife's, but added solo seat w/storage, touratech adjustable windshield bracket, rear luggage rack, 34mm handlebar riser, and sw-motech quick-lock sidecarrier with trax 37 liter. More on the wish list, but have to save for a bit.
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Old 03-25-2012, 06:24 PM   #145
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48 hours and 300 miles later I must say this is a great bike!

Pictures later.


I just got back in after a 2 day adventure ride with Dixie Dual Sport. This bike ROCKS. Couldn't be happier. The 21" on the Sertao would be nice though......
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #146
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skid plates and engine guards

Has anyone tried the happy trails engine guards / skid plate protection?
http://www.happy-trail.com/BMW-G650G...late-Combo.asp
I ride paved road 70% gravel grid roads 20% an off road 10 I don't typically ride off road too fast and am looking for some light duty protection from only the occasional bottoming out.
Current config= 2011 g650gs, 6000 km
Hepco and Becker aluminum side cases and top case plus hand guards

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Old 03-25-2012, 10:56 PM   #147
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The wife and my bikes are ordered She went with the white one, with low suspension, oem hand guards, center stand, heated grips, accessory socket, sw-motech crash bar and engine guards/skid plate, and Heidenau K60 tires.

I went with the red one w/o low suspension, put every thing on the same as the wife's, but added solo seat w/storage, touratech adjustable windshield bracket, rear luggage rack, 34mm handlebar riser, and sw-motech quick-lock sidecarrier with trax 37 liter. More on the wish list, but have to save for a bit.
Hey MN.

Mate did.the sales guy talk to you about lowered and centre stand?
I Aus when you order the bike, you get option of centre stand OR lowered. They say once lowered, not enough ground clearance. Just got lowered for gf, and looking at clearance, not a lot, hence the.heavy duty Touratech sump. Nothing will get through that thing!

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:29 AM   #148
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Can anybody confirm the gearing on the GS vs the Sertao? Are they the same? Would be good to know if they went with the shorter gearing on the more dirt oriented bike.


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I dont think there was a gearing change. Let me check my manual and compare it to the Sertao specs.... brb
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:52 AM   #149
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I dont think there was a gearing change. Let me check my manual and compare it to the Sertao specs.... brb

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Old 03-26-2012, 06:56 AM   #150
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Hey MN.

Mate did.the sales guy talk to you about lowered and centre stand?
I Aus when you order the bike, you get option of centre stand OR lowered. They say once lowered, not enough ground clearance. Just got lowered for gf, and looking at clearance, not a lot, hence the.heavy duty Touratech sump. Nothing will get through that thing!

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When we ordered our lowered version, we were told that the center stand is not an option and will only fit standard height models.
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