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Old 05-24-2013, 09:45 AM   #1036
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I thought you had to use the 20mm risers that come with it?
Nope. My kit didn't come with risers -- just what's shown here. Brake lines, etc. were all fine.





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Old 05-24-2013, 08:41 PM   #1037
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I think the kit for the older bikes like my '09 require the risers. Thx for the pics...looks good.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:33 PM   #1038
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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.
Did you need to have a longer brake cable fitted when you had the risers fitted? I looked on the Touratech site for the risers and they say that the brake cable needs to be changed for a longer one. Is that just them up selling or does it really need to change?

Had my bike 6 months now and managed to clock up over 17000km. Loving it!
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:29 PM   #1039
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Did you need to have a longer brake cable fitted when you had the risers fitted? I looked on the Touratech site for the risers and they say that the brake cable needs to be changed for a longer one. Is that just them up selling or does it really need to change?

Had my bike 6 months now and managed to clock up over 17000km. Loving it!
I put Barkbusters on my '10 this winter. The kit from Twisted Throttle came with 20mm bar risers, which are great for ergos, but not as tall as the one that come with the Touratech kit. So you dont need the new brake line with the Barkbusters kit, which is one of the reasons I went with them, and they are bomber.
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:00 AM   #1040
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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.
There are 2 OEM center stands -I'm confused on this issue? It would seem that the "low stand" would work for a low suspension or perhaps for a link lowered std suspension MC too?
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:21 PM   #1041
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If you have the 09 G650GS, I recommend the CeeBaileys. They have different lengths for different height riders. I am 5'10", with 32" inseam, and I have the 20" CeeBailey, perfect fit.
I bought the OEM BMW tall version and it was a waste of money.
How tall is the OEM you mention? I'm 29" inseam & 5'8.5" tall so a bit longer in torso than my height. I'm considering the adj brackets & maybe a lip. It's easy to wast money on trial & error w/s choices.
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:43 AM   #1042
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I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their participation on this thread. When I had originally approached the Mods about starting a separate G thread, they weren't to keen on adding another Topic to the forums so they told me to have at it....

The G thread started off a little slow but has gained some traction. Keep it going. This is a great resource for us G riders! The F's have plenty of their own forums !


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Thanks Larry, great thread! I am up to pg. 18 now & have to comment that the "exuberance" of many that quote postings that carry a picture or lots of pictures! causes this to be far more work to navigate through for actual information & there certainly is some good info in here!
When you comment about items which need to factor in your size, such as windscreen heights/choices state your height & inseam for others to learn from. While I have no problemo with a person that keeps a MC in their living room, it does get old seeing it after the "first" 6-8 times and causes the search for meaningful stuff to drag on & on & on & on & on...
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:21 AM   #1043
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Thanks man! I think this might work, the microfiche calls it a M24x2 drain plug! I'm gonna swing by the dealership next time I'm in Anchorage and see if I can compare them side by side before I pull the trigger! Thanks again!
Jeff, A caution flag went off in my head when I read about your "grinding off the magnet" on the F650 drain plug. If you google "how to grind a magnet" you'll see much to be said about the subject. What kind of magnet matters & it may have lost it's magic powers? Please revisit this subject & tell me if it still hauls in metal particles after grinding? Was it really too long to work in the 1st place or did you grind as a cautionary measure? Thanks!
P.S., do you have a "secret" fishing hole nearby we can talk about?, if so, PM me!
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Old 05-28-2013, 05:32 AM   #1044
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I ride the 800GS all year around...as for the hand guards....they are not going to make much difference when it comes to warmth. The airflow around the handle bars is intense. The heated grips help but the handguards only protect your hands from object hitting them. When it comes to farkles I would go....metal engine guard, crash bars, center stand, and a upgrade to HID lighting. Via BMW they off a 3rd party option that turns night into daylight. The existing lighting isn't all that great. When it comes to seating....I recommend Sargent...big difference in comfort. I am assuming you've already got cases, side and top on your bucket list.
Please say more specifics about the HID lighting mentioned here??? thanks!
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:39 AM   #1045
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I'm using the Wunderlich screen adjuster. I think it's a little less expensive than the TT one, and I like it a lot, works great.

Cheers,

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Your inseam & your height will help me here??? thanks
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:24 AM   #1046
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I'm still looking for long enough button head screws. As it is had to order these and the only other ones I've found long enough were hex head. Hopefully I'll be adding a hard box soon and it won't be an issue. Anyone know where I can find M6x 70 mm button heads?
www.boltdepot.com or www.albanyfasteners.com

Fastenal is high! & also charges for delivery to their own stores on their own trucks! try these two places for lower prices & shipping-lots of places to buy have min. orders
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #1047
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Side stand for standard bike is pn 01 46 537 669 899, for lowered it is pn 01 46 53 7 669 901

Center stand for lowered bike is pn 01 46 52 7 686 769 and it is on sale from Max BMW for $126.95; for standard bike the pn is 01 46 52 7 669 895.

All this is available on the MAX BMW web site: http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fic...3&rnd=03252011

Hope this helps some.

Peter Y.
My question is a different twist than the factory lowered G650GS-I have a std height version of the same(2012) but as I'm short I want to try a Kouba link for the extra 1". So, does the lower OEM centerstand work properly with a 1" lower bike with a Kouba link? Same question for the sidestand?
Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:41 PM   #1048
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A dab of bule locktite on the clamp holding the muffler on....highly recommended. If you lose that bolt the muffler is just hanging from the pipe.
Does the removal of the right side muffler have any effect on the mounting of luggage racks on the right side, no matter what the brand might be? I will end up with OEM luggage racks,Hepco-Bekker or perhaps Givi.
I also would like a loudness comparison for the Leo Vince vs. stock. FWIW, I was mildly amused at the question, "what does the aft mkt exhaust do"? BMW's sound like Briggs & Stratton mowers with mud daubers in the exhaust plugging it up
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #1049
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Seems to be a GREAT deal.

Warning! when you go to sell a MC in todays "cyber world" many potential buyers will go back & read every post you've made since Al Gore invented the internet! It's a way of looking for red flags about "the MC" as if you might have made a certain repair or had various problems,etc..
I'm an honest open seller, when I do sell but when it comes to price , that's my business! As an e.g. on my newly acquired 2012 G650GS-I'm not saying!!!!! what I gave for it
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:36 PM   #1050
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As I'm thinking of 1" Kpouba links-which side & center stands might you have tried with the MC? I assume its a std height MC with 2" links? I've only seen 1" Koubas-how much space is left unladen over the rear tire? Thanks
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