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Old 06-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #1126
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Hello All,

I have two questions on my 2011 G650GS.

Twice recently the bike will start, but as soon as put it in first gear the bike will die. The bike will start normally about ten minutes after that. Once this happened after a two hour ride and the second time it was the morning after a 300 mile ride. Has this happened to anyone else? I don't think this is the hot start issue since it has happened cold and the bike starts fine after a long ride.

Are there any components I should avoid if I use a coin-op pressure washer to clean the bike?
Well, if the bike starts, then it's not the hot start issue

So the bike's running in neutral, you plonk it into gear to ride off, and immediately dies? Hmmm, it's a long shot but there's a switch at the kickstand that kills the engine if you put it in gear with the kickstand down. There have been a couple times where, for some reason, I went for 1st without flipping the stand up and got the same result as you. Any chance that's what you did?

As for the power washer, just be careful in general. Mind your air inlet at the front right behind the headlight area and the seal where the sprocket shaft exits the gearbox. I wash mine this way occasionally when it's extra muddy but I keep my distance out of caution.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:41 PM   #1127
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Check out my awesome g650gs y'all

thought you guys might be interested in seeing what I've done with the 09 g650gs. I got it pretty stock, who says this is a wifes bike!!
Most recently I put dakar forks and rear suspension on it. also a rear lifting link. gives me so much more clearance, I now have to tippy toe the thing and I'm 6'1. I added all the farkle I considered logical. I changed out the front sprocket and also added a booster plug which gives a whole new feel. feels like the xchallenge, I swear.
I love the bike.
check out the pics in the link.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:37 AM   #1128
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Looks great.

You do, however, need to break out the weed whacker........

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Old 06-26-2013, 05:24 AM   #1129
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Thanks!
Ill get one of my 12 full time landscapers on it. Whoever missed that spot is in big trouble!



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Looks great.

You do, however, need to break out the weed whacker........

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Old 06-26-2013, 05:47 AM   #1130
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thought you guys might be interested in seeing what I've done with the 09 g650gs. I got it pretty stock, who says this is a wifes bike!!
Most recently I put dakar forks and rear suspension on it. also a rear lifting link. gives me so much more clearance, I now have to tippy toe the thing and I'm 6'1. I added all the farkle I considered logical. I changed out the front sprocket and also added a booster plug which gives a whole new feel. feels like the xchallenge, I swear.
I love the bike.
check out the pics in the link.
https://plus.google.com/photos/11595...CLK6w7aZitPYWQ
Love it. Where did you pick up those mirrors?
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:09 PM   #1131
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Hi Trykart, nice bike!,

Those tires are the TKC80, right? How do you like them? I've thinking of getting those tires but I wonder how they perform on paved roads, twisties and at +75mph. How about braking distance on paved roads?
Hey mramosc,

Yup those are tkc80's. I've had them for about 1500 miles and like them a lot so far. Took some time getting use to, they felt more "squirly" on the pavement especially in the turns, but now I feel very comfortable with them. I recently have felt a front wheel wobble around 80mph, but that might be due to low tire pressure? Haven't really felt a difference in stopping distance.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #1132
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they are Double take mirrors. I busted both stock mirror mounts on one off road trip and began searching for a nice set that I could tuck away while off road. they work great. if ordering make sure to specify you need the 8mm ball mount screw. they use RAM mounts. check out the link below.
http://www.doubletakemirror.com/


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Love it. Where did you pick up those mirrors?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:41 PM   #1133
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lowered centerstand?

My GF just picked up a factory lowered 2011 G650GS. It did not come with a centerstand. I was told that Touratech makes a lowered one, but I don't see it on their web page. Anyone know if there is a lowered centerstand available that fits this bike?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:44 PM   #1134
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I think BMW makes one as well. Talk to the dealer, and perhaps consider letting them install it, it can be a real pain if you don't have the know-how, as evidenced a few posts ago.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #1135
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I think BMW makes one as well. Talk to the dealer, and perhaps consider letting them install it, it can be a real pain if you don't have the know-how, as evidenced a few posts ago.
If you're referring to the centerstand, the dealer (RideWest@Seattle) told me there is no lowered centerstand for the 2011 G650GS, hence my question to you fine folks. If there is one, got a part #?
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:16 PM   #1136
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Never mind... DoG bless the Max BMW parts fiche:
FOR VEHICLES WITH LOWERING (CODE: X499A) :
01 46 52 7 686 769 CENTER STAND 2.82 1 $181.36
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:04 PM   #1137
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axle diameter?

anyone know the axle diameters? I'm ordering one of the Kaurit tire tools and want to be sure. Is it 17mm?
thx

it's 17mm in case anyone else needs to know.

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:22 PM   #1138
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:42 AM   #1139
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they are Double take mirrors. I busted both stock mirror mounts on one off road trip and began searching for a nice set that I could tuck away while off road. they work great. if ordering make sure to specify you need the 8mm ball mount screw. they use RAM mounts. check out the link below.
http://www.doubletakemirror.com/
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:53 AM   #1140
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