I have just purchased a 2003 GS to add to the stable... no 'users' book though :doh: hence the seemingly daft questions :mrgreen:
How do I turn the ABS off :dunno: How do I turn the heated grips on ;Um:
Both switches are present but niether seem to do anything :tears:
I have a feeling the...
Being a little cynical, if it doesn't get released in the UK market, I would suggest it is only so that it doesn't undermine sales on the bigger, more profitable bikes.
Also apart from a black engine, maybe new ecu programming I didn't notice any differences to the original F650 at the end of...
morning all,im new to the site,but not new to the whole biker forum thang and am a member of xrv hondatrailbike forum.
my reason for joining this site is to find out as much info as possible on the 98 f650 bmw as my wife has fallen in love with one going for around the 1700euro mark.Im comming...
Looking at getting rid of my FJR1300 and getting something a bit more versatile so I can get off the beaten track a bit. I really fancy an F650 ( 800 cc ) can anyone tell me what the standard and lowered seat height is please ( as I'm 5' 6" ) ? I also tour a lot on the...
hi there all, im looking for some advise on muff's!!! lol,
anyway, i am ridding a 650gs dakar and i am running it all year round so i have been looking for some handlebar muffs, but all the ones i have seen dont fit over hand guards,
so, does anyone know where to get some muffs to fit over...
this seems to be a very common problem, people see what a good forum this is, sign up, and post questions
and more often than not, they havent put their bike model/age in their info bit - this is not a blame thing, just an observation.
can it not be made compulsory when you are signing up that...
Hi, all this is a sad week on friday night my baby got picked up and taken away by some low life crimanils in the earlsfield eara off garret lane south london.
If anybody see a blue F650GSD with loads of mods(remus,touratech sump,handgaurds,chain,radiator, oil, Ztechnic screen and Hepco becker...
Just stumbled across this whilst surfing tinternet and thought it made a lot of sense for touring novices (like what I am)
First Time Motorcycle Touring
what do you more experienced guys recon to it.
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Hi can anyone tell me if a SHOWA shock absorber B011 - 169 will fit a 2003 f650gs? i know BMW changed the part numbers to 33537668649 but i think B011 - 169 was the older model number.
can anyone help out please
is 130/80/17 the right size of tyre for my 2004 twinspark, i would cheack my bike but its 450 miles away. cheers will
i need a new rear tyre of my 2004 twin spark dakar, im after a good all round tyre and found these (avon gripdters) , what do you think...
The subject of seat height often comes up, so I have some info that should help a few riders out there who are unsure about which way to go:
The following refers to a 2004 F650 GS DAKAR, however, I have taken the measurements in way which should allow comparison ton any F650.
I have compared...
Guess what; head bearings gone. I'm arranging to have them sorted at a local bike shop but need confirmation of the spec numbers of the bearings. Is it 30205? I've seen this number on lots of threads but all seem to relate to single spark bikes. Mine's an 04, twin spark Dakar.
Hi Troops, it's getting less every year. A week in France in 05, Eire in 06, reduced now to three days up Wales way in 2007. We consider this a short recce, with a view to a more substantial ride out a few weeks later, but next year it'll be once round the M25 and doss at Clackett Lane...
Brother in law and I, with our flip top lids, running to Toulouse & back in June. Never toured before would like to keep in touch en route. (That is French for "on the way" I have been practicing see!)
Both have Carberg Helmets with flip top open or closed face visors and need advice for good...
I don't want to pay main dealer prices so I'm looking for suggestions / info on who to contact other than Mill BMW
The bike needs for sure:
new head bearings, (was a MOT recommend in 2002)
new chain ( & sprockets?), existing rubber in the links has perished and chain is sagging.
Service & MOT...
Well, I have survived four months since my test, so I've decided it'd be fun to join up and see what goes on. I've read some references to a 'rally' in N. Wales in May - is this true? Sounds fun, and I am there late May/early June anyway.
Also, I am about to disappear on fieldwork...
You all seem like a nice bunch of people :-D Do you ever all get together at a rally. If no would any body be interested in meeting up for the weekend camping in Wales next year? I know a biker friendly site.
F650 Rally. North Wales 12/05/06 ?
Does anyone have any pictures of genuine BMW handguards for the F650?
I was considering the ones Motobins sell (part number 32 71 2 316 588 ), but they don't have any pictures of them on the site. Are these the ones which are attached at the bar-end as well as the control area?
Any help would...