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  1. F650 Single Discussion
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdBptlmu7kA Worth looking at this, alos worth pausing to read the handwritten note half way through 1958 BMW R50: Boy meets girl, gets married, buys motorcycle. Rides it for 60,000 miles and has accident when wife is pregnant with 3rd child. (me) Wife orders...
  2. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all I recently bought an F650 ('99) for commuting to work. After an initial feeling of disappointment from the wheezy performance and lack of grunt, I am starting to get used to the bike. I stumbled across this forum a few days back, and was chuffed to see so many people local to me - and...
  3. F650 Single Discussion
    I am looking to upgrade the current BMW plastic vario panniers on my 2001 Dakar to SW Motech Aluminium panniers. Therefore, the original panniers would be available, with 2 keys and all fittings etc. How much is a fair price to sell these? I'd rather not sell through ebay but do it through...
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    Hi, I am new to biking & this forum....hello! bit peed off, having bought my funduro in january & rode from guildford to london have had nothing but grief. Parked on street in Islington.... 1. lost a tank of petrol through pipes bottom right hand side 2. two covers got stolen off the bike 3...
  5. F650 Single Discussion
    I am posting this because I am interested and because I wanted to try the poll function just to see how it works Are the high performance after market filters (oil and air) worth it? Place you bets now :big grin: If you want to name brands of filters, feel free.
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    I've decided that it's probably time to sell my 2004 Dakar. I just can't seem to cope with 160 miles a day on it for my commute. While I lived 20 miles from work it was cool, but at 80 miles each way, it's getting 'un-economical' to ride and I'm not feeling as fresh as I want to be once at...
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    How much is it worth - my 2004 GS 35k miles, very well maintained and big jobs recently done (water pump, s/h bearings, braided hoses, r wheel bearings). Of course not showroom, but no damage, no corrosion, new tyres, vg c&s etc. Thinking of sticking it on eebay.... Any clues? Joc
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    N reg F650 23K on the clock, fair condition, usual flaky silver paint, small cut in seat. Serviced regularly and has some service history. Givi top box. My hands just can take it any more, white finger no matter what gloves I use. It's getting daft. No idea what to ask for it though.
  9. F650 Single Discussion
    Just been given my brother F650GS to sell, its' a 2001 with only 1200 miles !! and is like new, all black with dakar screen and high seat, heated grips and hand guards, and ABS. Whats it worth.
  10. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all, Haven't posted in a while, bike has been stored in a garage for 6 months due to finanical constraints - and I now need to sell it to fund a 2 month trip to Morocco/Sahara in a 4x4 Camper. So thats :-( and :-D. I have a W-reg "Mandarin" (yellow) f650gs with nearly 19k miles on. I...
  11. F650 Single Discussion
    Im having my fork seals replaced under warranty and its been recommended that I get some gaiters fitted. Are they worth it? Do they really block some air flow to the radiator? Also do BMW make these or do I have to get them from elsewhere? Ive seen some in the Motorworks catalogue but im not...
  12. F650 Single Discussion
    What kind of price should i ask for my bike. F650 GS ABS. Immaculate condition. summer use only. 20,000mls Heated Grips. Hand Guards....Just Fitted Rear LED light and white Indicator lenses.....Just fitted Bmw Aluminuim Cases Dakar Screen....Just Fitted Wirth Front Springs...just fitted...
  13. F650 Single Discussion
    Looking at a potential purchase - from a dealer. Year 2000 Dakar 650 with heated grips, 12,500 miles and in good condition with service history and 12 mths ticket. What should I pay??
  14. F650 Single Discussion
    There has been much lgged in regarding extra lights and the techy stuff like modulaters and wigwags, I now wonder if they are really anything more than a toy for us The scene is the M25 (I decided to slum it and use the 25 to get home) Thursday afternoon/evening. I am heading home on the A3 to...
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    I know it boils down to mileage you cover and so on but I just would like some real-life examples (opinions) of F650 owners and their Scottoiler's so i can decide which version to plump for... Maybe some people reckon they're not worth getting at all?? cheers, dan :think:
  16. F650 Single Discussion
    Hi all - What's the opinion on ABS - is it worth specifying on a new F650CS? Most of my driving will be on the A2 - Kent into Central London, through rush hour traffic....
  17. F650 Single Discussion
    due to an unexpexted complication (being unable to pass DAS) i now find myself in the unexpexted situation of sitting a restricted licence test (just can't get the hang of those pesky u-turns) would an f650 be a suitable bike to restrict or should i be looking for something smaller if geoge is...
  18. F650 Single Discussion
    Fellow thumpers, SWMBO promised me some extra front lights so I need to "chase while the iron's hot" (!!) :roll: Who has extra lights on their 650 and have you got any pics of how they are mounted (stoppit!) and wired up? [[Dazzer - how's yours?]] Touratech have some but I don't...
  19. F650 Single Discussion
    Does anyone have a hard tank case for their CS? Is it worth having? Any thoughts would be helpful as my wife wants to buy me one for Xmas!
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    I am considering buying new from a dealer and i understand that ABS is an optional extra. I have read a couple of reviews that say that it is very twitchy and probably best left out. Any comments? PS. Very impressed with the prompt response to my earlier topic on pillion riding. Obviously some...
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