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Old 06-27-2013, 11:31 AM   #1141
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Nice! Looks like the only things you're missing are the 1200 GS engine and shaft drive!
Looking forward to hearing about how the bike and gear perform during the trip. Sounds fun, ride safe.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #1142
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Vario Case Problem

Has anyone out there had trouble with the hooks on the backside of the vario cases? I was told by the dealer that you can pull hard to extend the cases and it wouldn't hurt anything, but it seems like the hooks are now weak and flimsy from all the pulling. They are bending and it is impossible to extend the case.

At this point I am considering reinforcing the hooks with plastic weld epoxy or bolting metal hooks to the cases alongside the plastic ones.

Anyone else run into this? Any preferred solutions.
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:20 AM   #1143
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Old 06-28-2013, 05:54 AM   #1144
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:18 AM   #1145
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #1146
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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.
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Beautiful ride Nick! On the front beak, you'll find you can run it all the way to just shy of the center screw touching the black recess in the fender and have more clearance/rigidity.

Denser...you need a beak too!!!!! The black on red is my favorite! Cheers
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:04 AM   #1147
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New 2012 G650GS Im in Love, However.

So I bought the dealer demo for a discount it had 2000 miles on it then now I have 9000 on it within the last three months, it’s been a lot of fun and I love the bike however I want to lower my highway rpms and was wondering if anyone has done any cog swapping on this model I travel frequently in the 80 mph range in upstate NY ( not too worried about the speed limit as I am frequently passed by faster bikes and most crazy NY drivers) and it’s a little too close to rev limit for my comfort.





Just a little info about the bike it has the stock luggage which is almost always in the expanded form and a 2x2 cycles rack which I usually have a bike on so it does carry some weight so I don’t want to nerf my acceleration ability’s.



Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Old 07-02-2013, 04:15 PM   #1148
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Holy smokes! 133,000 visits !

It never occurred to me when I started this thread, it would gain such traction. I don't visit here as often because I have since sold my 650 for an 800 but I'm glad to see the GS 650 thread thriving.

I miss that GS650. It felt light, quick and fun as hell.....
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #1149
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Yep. You done good. Post it and they shall come.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:34 AM   #1150
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Holy smokes! 133,000 visits !

It never occurred to me when I started this thread, it would gain such traction. I don't visit here as often because I have since sold my 650 for an 800 but I'm glad to see the GS 650 thread thriving.

I miss that GS650. It felt light, quick and fun as hell.....
Same for me... I used to follow this thread a lot but I have since got an F800GS.

I also miss the G650GS but love the F8 as well.
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Old 07-03-2013, 09:54 PM   #1151
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Hello gurus of the G560GS!

I've read through the whole thread, however, it is possible that I missed the information I'm seeking as I have been consuming barley pops...

I'm in the waaaayyyyy preliminary stages of looking for the "next bike" and the G650GS has repeatedly caught my attention. It's in the price range that might actually be possible for me within the next year or so, the specs look right and it'll suit me for the type of off road riding I'd like to do. What I'm curious about is how it would be for carting the spouse around with me from time to time. It's not a matter of "is it powerful enough", but if it would be comfortable enough. I know comfort is a subjective topic since different folks have varying thresholds so as such, I'm looking for a general response from anyone who's done some 2 up riding on the little GS.

In the distant future when I can actually really tease myself with a new bike by stepping foot into a dealer, I'll take her along so she can put her butt in on the pillion seat. For now, since I'm still in research mode I thought I'd pose this dumb question for anyone willing to answer it.

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Old 07-04-2013, 04:40 AM   #1152
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That small piece of real estate called the pillion seat is tiny on most smaller MC's & this is also true for the big GS's & sport tourers too. I suspect that only the largest touring bikes have the "lazy boy" type seat back there-so it boils down to her & what she'll settle for? Some MC's the rear peg position makes for poor leg placement. I know this, I would not ride back there for very long ! My wife can take it for a pizza trip, thats it.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #1153
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The pillion seat on the mini-GS looks better than the one my current motorcycle has!

From what my wife says on the subject, her biggest requirement is having something to lean back on because it makes her feel more secure. A top box with a back pad would fulfill that need.

Interestingly enough, at least according to the cycle-ergo website, her feet position would be about the same as they are on my Suzuki S40. The big change would be the fact that the pegs on the G650 aren't mounted to the swing arm, so she wouldn't have to put up with every bump in the road being directly transmitted to her feet.

I probably answered my own question for the most part when I posted it last night while a little PUI. I'll just need to take her to the dealer with me when the time comes and have her sit on the bike, and hopefully the dealer will let her go on the test ride with me. Just wondered if anyone who owns one spent much time hauling a passenger around.
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Old 07-04-2013, 03:58 PM   #1154
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The pillion seat on the mini-GS looks better than the one my current motorcycle has!

From what my wife says on the subject, her biggest requirement is having something to lean back on because it makes her feel more secure. A top box with a back pad would fulfill that need.

Interestingly enough, at least according to the cycle-ergo website, her feet position would be about the same as they are on my Suzuki S40. The big change would be the fact that the pegs on the G650 aren't mounted to the swing arm, so she wouldn't have to put up with every bump in the road being directly transmitted to her feet.

I probably answered my own question for the most part when I posted it last night while a little PUI. I'll just need to take her to the dealer with me when the time comes and have her sit on the bike, and hopefully the dealer will let her go on the test ride with me. Just wondered if anyone who owns one spent much time hauling a passenger around.
I have 2012 G650GS and we ride two up a fair bit. My wife actually finds it not bad when compared the my last ride which had a Mustang two up two piece. Like some else mentioned, the illusion of a back providing a feeling of security is a big thing. I found a used one and modified it to fit the G650GS for 20.00 rather than spend 300 to 400 on a new one. Happy wife, happy life they say and after 33 years I can attest to the validity of this saying.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:50 PM   #1155
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So I bought the dealer demo for a discount it had 2000 miles on it then now I have 9000 on it within the last three months, itís been a lot of fun and I love the bike however I want to lower my highway rpms and was wondering if anyone has done any cog swapping on this model I travel frequently in the 80 mph range in upstate NY ( not too worried about the speed limit as I am frequently passed by faster bikes and most crazy NY drivers) and itís a little too close to rev limit for my comfort.





Just a little info about the bike it has the stock luggage which is almost always in the expanded form and a 2x2 cycles rack which I usually have a bike on so it does carry some weight so I donít want to nerf my acceleration abilityís.



Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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I can't help much with reducing RPMs...I actually went to a 49 tooth rear which raised RPMs by ~500 and I love it, even on the highway. But, you should check the Chain Gang forum, f650.com. They have a very good FAQ and seem to have tried almost every combination possible at some point!
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