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    Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft FredRydr's Avatar
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    '09 F650GS twin

    I bought one. It should arrive sometime in the next two months. I know not much more than that.

    The Roadster will soon be relieved of its dual sport duty in the Pennsylvania state forests. Poor thing was too heavy and wide.

    Fred
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    Edited to add that when the two models arrived, I bought an F800GS instead.
    Last edited by FredRydr; 09-09-2008 at 10:52 PM. Reason: to add a bit of info

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    You better start to toughen up your butt ready for that new twin.

    The seat is awefull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxerr View Post
    You better start to toughen up your butt ready for that new twin.

    The seat is awful.
    I hope I'll be standing most of the time.

    I understand there are three seats available. Which seat do you have?

    Fred
    Last edited by FredRydr; 07-01-2008 at 08:55 PM. Reason: Added a query

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    I dont own one, but rode one on a BMW ride day, and my butt was sore in 15klms.

    And I wasnt the only person that day to complain about the seat.

    It was the standard seat. Low version available, not sure on any more.

    Hopefully you have a better butt than me.

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    Question

    '09 F650GS - 798 cc, 71 bhp @ 7000 rpm, 55 lb/ft @ 4500 rpm
    '09 F800GS - 798 cc, 85 bhp @ 7500 rpm, 62 lb/ft @ 5750 rpm

    Does anyone know what BMW does to reduce the power in this engine? The displacements are the same in the two models. Apparently for no extra charge, the BMW dealer will even reduce power to 35 bhp or thereabouts.

    Boxrr, my butt must be the poster child for OEM BMW seats. I find them comfortable.

    Fred

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    Greetings PAULBACH! Did you take ownership of 2009 F650GS Twin this last week?? Soon?

    Hi Paul, Do you have a F650GS Twin in your garage as we speak? Reason I ask is that the three BMW dealers in Arizona have no idea when they will receive them!!!
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    Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft FredRydr's Avatar
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    My dealer says until BMWNA has enough in New Jersey to distribute to all the American dealers at the same time, none are going out. So another load is on the way from Germany.

    Meanwhile, my F650GS is beginning to oxidize in its crate in the Garden State.

    Fred

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    Tuesday: First stop after getting home.
    No bike. BMW is not sending them out since there are enough to send at least one to each dealer.

    Saturday: Looks like bike might arrive August 1 but now several bikes will arrive. So from no bikes arriving to several bikes arriving.

    Can this gang shoot straight?

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    FredRydr and PAULBACH: Thanks for your fresh info and looking for your ride reports!!

    Gentlemen: Thanks for responding back to me so quickly. "Can this gang shoot straight?" That is definitely the understatement of the 2008 motorcycle industry!

    Scottsdale BMW, Victory BMW and Iron Horse are all outstanding AZ BMW dealers.

    I know from talking to them that it is driving them nuts that they cannot get an honest and straight answer from BMWNA and BMW AG to tell their customers.

    I started on this F800GS Odyssey last November 5 when I put down my $500 with David Slepak of Scottsdale BMW. Then on the first of March, Dave called me to his shop and handed me back the $500; saying he had no clue about deliveries.

    In the interim I have to admit that I'm swayed by the specifications of the F650GS Twin. This machine will suit my purposes better for Mexico and Alaska than FGS.

    When you fine fellows finally get your machines, please give me an owners report!


    Postscript to Paul: Have you observed under "Chartered Clubs" that we at AZ Beemers are riding to Real de Catorce in the Mexican State of Zacatecas in 2009.

    This dirt ride to "Pueblo Magico" would be right up your M/C alley. Please join AZB!
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    Real de Catorce in the Mexican State of Zacatecas in 2009.
    Now that sounds like an interesting adventure,.

    I have test driven the F650GS at Americade and it is a very powerful machine. Just twist the throttle - just a little - and it JUMPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    My dealer says until BMWNA has enough in New Jersey to distribute to all the American dealers at the same time, none are going out. So another load is on the way from Germany.

    Meanwhile, my F650GS is beginning to oxidize in its crate in the Garden State.

    Fred
    I saw one in a US dealership before we began our trip to Alaska on May 22. Sat on it too.

    I'm not sure what the hangup in getting them out is - but they will be scarce for a while, I'm sure. Dealers will sell all they can get for a while.
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    If the seat's bad, buy a new seat.

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    I would get the 800 if I were you because the 09 650GS is a "de-tuned" 800GS, and for a "little" more I could get the real deal.
    I don't know why they discontinued the 650 since it's such a great starter bike, and has been so succesful all over the world as such. But what do I know?

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    Paul and Fred: Any word from your dealers about your BMW F650GS's arriving very soon?

    Guys, still no word on arrival of F650GS Twin here in Arizona! Anything back East?
    Don Stanley; aka Chuy Medina "El Burrito Ballerina"
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    Now my dealer is getting five - Wednesday - a definite maybe!
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