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Old 05-31-2013, 04:52 PM   #1066
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I made them. Madstad sent some that didn't work out so I cut them and added a little bracket. There's a good thread with a diagram of some someone else made.

http://f650.com/forum/showthread.php...light=Winglets

I used some rubber washers to pad it and it seems like one attachment point is plenty.

It doesn't take much, any plexi or lexan and a trip to the hardware store will do.
Thank you!
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Old 05-31-2013, 06:41 PM   #1067
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That is without a doubt the cheapest best mod!!
Just don't let the winglets extend past the blinkers since they like to hit and break in falls.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:17 PM   #1068
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Looks good, How you liking the Seat Concepts? Looks much flatter which is a good thing. Did you install or take it to a local seam shop?

For pegs I'm really diggin the SW Motechs since you can remove the rubber easily when you get to the dirty bits. They're aren't too sharp so they don't tear up your boots but still have great grip and no need for different shifter or brake pedal. It even has two settings so you can get a touch more leg room.

Also if you get a different bike you can just buy the model specific adapter and reuse them.
I really like the seat concepts seat. I bought the bike in November and read about the stock "nut" crusher seats. So I don't have much to compare with, but when I ride I am nowhere near the "fake" tank, and it is very comfortable.

I am leaning towards the Motec pegs. They may only be 2/3" lower than stock, and the are bigger.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:21 PM   #1069
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I did take the pan to a local shop. I paid $65. Seat concepts charges $20, but you have to pay 2 way freight. Depending on where your it typically runs between $40-$100.

I will check out the guards for the forks. Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:23 PM   #1070
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What is a winglet?

Newby questions: What is a winglet?
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:00 AM   #1071
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Click on the link a few posts above, # 1065.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:55 PM   #1072
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Follow up

Just a follow up to my previous posts.
Service was completed and I took an 1100 mile "test run" :)

Fuel pump was replaced and my reserve light issue is gone.
No more hot start / stalling issues.
Power outlet is working fine, not an issue with the bike, the adaptor I had was faulty.

Overall the bike continues to be awesome.

Did about 150 miles of "Seasonal Roads" in da U.P. on street tires... and I need to save up for a set that is more adventure appropriate.

Thanks again for all the advice!
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:24 PM   #1073
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Just a follow up to my previous posts.
Service was completed and I took an 1100 mile "test run" :)

Fuel pump was replaced and my reserve light issue is gone.
No more hot start / stalling issues.
Power outlet is working fine, not an issue with the bike, the adaptor I had was faulty.

Overall the bike continues to be awesome.

Did about 150 miles of "Seasonal Roads" in da U.P. on street tires... and I need to save up for a set that is more adventure appropriate.

Thanks again for all the advice!
Seems we are all just a bit happier now. Mine is great too. Starts every time now. If I can only get some time now and some nicer weather... I made a windshield from my Cee bailey that I had on my Kawi Vulcan. Works really well. Now I am going to attempt crash bars. I just need to decide if I will use round or square tubing
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #1074
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[QUOTE=reenmachine;21483351]Nope. My kit didn't come with risers -- just what's shown here. Brake lines, etc. were all fine.

Did you have to do any special modding to make them work with the weights on the bar ends ?
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #1075
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ive got the barkbusters on

no mods on the weights at all everything went straight on using them
just follow the instructions
heres the part no link i used http://www.barkbusters.net/products/205.html
BHG45-NP and the storm plastics is all i needed
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #1076
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ive got the barkbusters on

no mods on the weights at all everything went straight on using them
just follow the instructions
heres the part no link i used http://www.barkbusters.net/products/205.html
BHG45-NP and the storm plastics is all i needed
Anyone know if there's another dealer in the US that sells these? TwistedThrottle is out of stock and they are back ordered.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:42 PM   #1077
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Just a follow up to my previous posts.
Service was completed and I took an 1100 mile "test run" :)

Fuel pump was replaced and my reserve light issue is gone.
No more hot start / stalling issues.
Power outlet is working fine, not an issue with the bike, the adaptor I had was faulty.

Overall the bike continues to be awesome.

Did about 150 miles of "Seasonal Roads" in da U.P. on street tires... and I need to save up for a set that is more adventure appropriate.

Thanks again for all the advice!
I would appreciate you reading my post here # 1053 ,r.e. where are the dealers locating the powerlet on your MC? Also, if you know, I would like to know where they wire it into the system? thanks!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:49 PM   #1078
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Happy Trails Teton 7.5"

Anyone have experience using HT 7.5" Teton alum cased on a G650GS?
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #1079
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Bars

Well due to my inability to stay upright during todays ride the need to replace my bars has arisen. any of you guys swapped your bars out yet ? if so what did you go with ?
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:40 PM   #1080
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If you have heated grips then you either get another BMW bar, which as you've noticed isn't very stout but has a hole in the bar for the heated grip wire, or you get aftermarket and have to rewire the grips somehow.

There's info at F650.com in the FAQ and lots of threads especially for Dakars.

Seems like ProTaper bars are popular.

I've noticed the newer bikes and maybe even newer G650s have the wire external so you'll have more options and won't have to rewire anything.
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