BMW F650 Forums banner

owner

  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi. I've recently been looking at a 2003 F650CS with 25000 miles on the clock, as a second bike to use as a commuter. I am shortly moving jobs and the new one has a 60 mile round trip. I therefore need something reliable and economical. I have a short list of possibles, including a Honda...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    A F650GS Dakar rider has got problems with his bike in Ethiopia and has posted on the Horizons Unlimited forum here Is there anyone with a bit of mechanical knowledge who can help? Cheers Kev
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi I am new to world of biking having just passed my Mod 2 on Wednesday, ordered a F650GS on Thursday and had it delivered yesterday (Friday). Pictures are on the album pge but it is an ex (strathclyde) police FS650GS registered in July 2008 with 1900 miles on the clock in Silver and pretty...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Just picked up an 07 Dakar last week, currently sitting in the garage as haven't yet sat my test, first three days start on Friday, very frustrating wait.
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi all I have been reading through the forums, and found a lot of usefull info - great stuff :not worthy: I think I have found a Dakar to buy, but would appreciate any feedback on a couple of points. Its an 06. It has a twin exhaust, however it only appears to be exhausting through the RH...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hi there everyone. Just bought myself a nice wee f650, 1997 funduro I believe. Look forward to getting some miles on it, much comfier than my GSR600. I'm sure I'll bump into a few faces at some point too.
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I bought a F650 GS (2005 reg) recently and love it! This was bought for on and off road trips and seems like a great bike for both. Unfortunately I dropped it (!) yesterday and now need a new clutch lever and left side mirror. If anyone knows where I can replace these...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Well, buttons on my phone are small, ho should read hi!!! Hi, after having a break from biking I bought a couple of drz400sm's to ride again and recently bought a fully kitted out f650gs Dakar with just about everything on it. I looked at a few before but waited and glad I did. It took me 4 1/2...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Afternoon all, Just a quick hello to all on the forum.. looks like you have a very active site here... As you might have guessed the reason I have joined is that I have just bought a F650! I was lucky enough to stumbe across a 1996 F650 Funduro with only 2,800 miles from new. Its completelty...
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Just got an Approved used 2007 F650GS with 15,500miles today, from my local motorrad dealer. Its got all the mod cons ABS, heated grips, vario panniers etc its top of the range. Just wanting to know what are the most common things to look out for before they go wrong, and what are the must...
  11. Get-Togethers, Meets and Ride-Outs
    hi all just got the bmw back after 30 years of car van driving wondering if there any 650 owners near me to ride out and tell me all the bikes quirks look forward to hearing from you all cheers andrew :howdy:
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    hi all.last week i purchased a 1996 f 650 funduro and i am well chuffed with it, however i have noticed a knocking vibration through the foot pegs when riding in 5th gear at 60 mph,when i get to 70 the knocking goes away,none of the other gears are causing any concern at the moment.just wondered...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello All, I bought a 55 F650GS about 3 months ago specifically for touring. Though I did wonder if it was going to be under powered especially when carrying luggage. Well, I'm delighted, it's so versatile. It feels small and very agile, a bit like a trial bike. It light and so easy to manouvre...
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi All Sorry if all this has gone before but I am a new owner of an 04/1996 Funduro. http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/ggrigg/F650# After blasting it about for a couple of weeks I have established: The clutch is slipping (top end only when ridden "enthusiastically"). I have swapped the oil and...
  15. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi I have a 96 funduro and im having problems. First off the bike is not starting its making a horrible noise it sometimes engages and starts but most of the time its not. So today i bought a new battery and its still the same. I read somewhere earlier that this problem is the sprag clutch. So...
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello all, Have just acquired a 2005-- 650CS. It is restricted. Am wondering has any member gone from restricted to unrestricted and if so is there a major difference in performance and handling .(No licence issues for me in changing) There is only 4k. miles on bike, any potential maintenance...
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    just joined f650.co.uk , last week my chain snapped having only owned bike for 1 week , i have fitted a new chain and front sprocket but noticed that while on centre stand and running in first gear the bike splutters and kicks a bit, is this normal? its a N reg f650 with 66k miles
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Hello! I'm Jorge, just got a 01 . ST with bags, top case and new brakes and tyres, has 45k km, runs great. I don't yet have an owners manual or shop book, I just moved to France from USA and don't know much about how things are done here. I would love to hear from experienced riders about...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    :big grin: I finally took the plunge on the weekend and bought a F650GS 2008 with ABS and heated grips. I spent ages researching and whittled it down to three at the end of the day: Honda Transalp, Kawasaki Versys and the BMW. The Transalp was a bit disappointing, vibration and lack of power...
  20. F650 Single Discussion
    Just want to say hi to all the forum members.Not sure if this is the right section as I couln't find a welcome page? I have had many bikes since 1990 but been without since about 5 years ago and need to get back into the game.Im changing work locations and ly chelsea tractor aint exactly fuel...
Top