Put this on Gs forum but they thought might be better off in 650 forum,i have a 04 Dakar with year old Hagon rear shock, standard forks 15w oil standard springs.setting up sag and rider Sag ,at the moment the front forks measure 30mm static 40mm rider, rear shock 30mm static 75mm rider...
I have since Saturday a F650 ST from 1998 in a unique coloursetting. It has only done 13.000km ( about 8.000mls) and it rides perfect.
To collect it i had a nice drive through the pooring rain for 150km. Good testdrive!!!!
I will post a picture very soon, so you see the nice colour.
Just been reading a post in F650 Sinlge area about clutch and setting it up based on your position and it got me thinking...
How many of us have actually ever set our bikes up... AND... for those who have not what are the things that need to be looked at...
Would like to say hi and ask all your expert advice.
I actually joined this forum mainly for advice, I have at the moment got a Kawasaki ER5 which for the most part is has been a good work horse, had it for 6 years comuting to and from work in all weathers (only 6 inches of snow stopped me)...
Hello to you all just joined the forum yesterday after a debate on what to buy as a single for trail riding and touring so went ahead and bought a 51plate dakar 650gs :dance:
hope to meet some fellow 650 riders on the trails and roads soon8-)
thought it was about time i said hello
I got mt f650gs (single) for my birthday last year from the wife but hadnt been able to ride it until last thursady when i finally passed my test .
thebike great it immac cond with only 4 k on the clock 03 plate , still getting used to it but great fun...
Does anyone have or know where to find a riders manual, genuine, copy, electronic or paper, I have just bought a 2002 CS and would like to see what BMW have to say about operating it.
Many thanks Steve
I'm sure your all aware of the 'biker nod' or wave. Well, I've only been riding on road for just under 2 years, but it didn't take long to realise that bikers like to nod at each other as they go past. Its something I've begun to like, cos it makes you feel part of a community...
I have just splashed out on a new tomtom rider for my 650gs,but am at a loss as to where and how would be the best place to fit the tomtom . Any idea's guy's and gall's. If you had a tomtom rider where and how would you fit it to YOUR gs.
Now that grabbed your attention !
Once again we see mis-representation by the media, no wonder we get such bad press, and not all of it is deserved.
When's the last time we saw "bikers egg run for sick kids" or some other worthy story in the mainstrean news.
know this comes up now and then, but could someone give me some pics (PM me if its easier?) of what there tomtom rider looks like mounted on the bike.
What are the best options? Handle bars.... or has anyone done anything better?
Thats for a GS by the way.
I just swapped My KTM 950 S for A F650 GS., 03 for a 06.
I have say I like the difference, and the newer bike.
It's way under powered but , I am happy with the speed.
I am 6'3" And I am getting the standard saddle repleced with a Dakar Saddle.
What else can I do to adjust...
Well I have jsut bought myself the new 2nd eddition Tom Tom Rider and it fits onto my F650 Funduro like a glove. its got loads of new stuff compared to the old one and its had the vibration problems sorted out that the 1st one had.
All in all it cost £399 but I think its worth it.
Im Marko from Novi Sad, Serbia. Im riding a 1999. BMW F 650 ST and loving it! :big grin:
Im here for some advices about using and maintaining my bike. I hope that I could help some of you as well.
Im also a Garmin GPS dealer for Vojvodina province of Serbia, so if you have any questions about...
Just got round to looking at this month's copy of RIDE. The F650 "Classic" doesn't even figure in the ratings - I guess there weren't enough replies. However, I've managed to be the sole F650 representative on the BMW owner's pictures page!
Just say thanks for stopping, you went past the first time and noticed me and then had to come all the way back northbound and come southbound again to get to me.
It was a great display of why I like biking so much so this ones for you :thanks2: :howdy:
I was heading south from Leeds to my...
Thought I'd post my experiences on the TT Rider V2 having used it for just over a fortnight;
Purchased from www.handtec.co.uk for £336 - cheapest I could find on the web, let me know if you fare better.
As claimed in the adverts, installation of the unit on the bike is very easy with the RAM...
No, not that sort of wind !! I have recently passed my test and love riding my CS but find that being buffetted by the wind at high (!) speed (I'm too embarrassed to tell you exactly how unfast I mean) - :howdy: both head on and side wind is very disconcerting. Do you think that a higher...