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    stealthrider
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    Paul, It's a beauty, Can't wait to see one in person..

  2. #62
    JackDaniels
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    This is my 1st post as a proud new owner of a soon to be arriving F650 GS! I'm extremely envious seeing those pics but also hopeful that mine will be arriving soon. Unfortunately I have to drive 300 miles to pick it up but it will be well worth it.

    Mine will be silver and loaded with everything but pressure monitor.

    I've been lurking for a while but glad to be here now.

  3. #63

    F650 Gs

    I am also waiting,and have been told mine is on the truck. My dealer says on Friday. I will wait and see. I plan on leaving next Tuesday to circle Lake Superior. It would be nice to take a new Bike.

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    Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft FredRydr's Avatar
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    I'm not counting on anything I'm reading. The BMW press release said the 19th, and some of you in the west are claiming delivery. But even though my dealer is two hours from New Jersey with my VIN and dealer allotment printout in hand, no bike as of today. :-(

    Fred
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    I'm not counting on anything I'm reading. The BMW press release said the 19th, and some of you in the west are claiming delivery. But even though my dealer is two hours from New Jersey with my VIN and dealer allotment printout in hand, no bike as of today.
    Check the beach... They're prolly rolling in the surf...

    Again!

  6. #66

    New GS 650

    Fred,
    My dealer made a mistake. I am not going to worry about the GS anymore. I will be taking my Vstrom to circle Lake Superior. The GS should be waiting by the end of September.

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    Got the wife's new '09 F650GS on Friday. She put over 900 miles on it over the weekend at Gina's BMW in Iowa City, IA.

    Red, low bike with low seat. Too short for me to ride, but I'm sure I'll try.

    Even had the run in service done on Saturday so she's good to go.

    She likes this bike MUCH mor ethan her prior HD Sportster. She is looking forward to the taller windscreen. Freeway speeds were a problem for her. Other than that, it rides very well at all speeds, very smooth and plenty of power.

    Averaged close to 60 MPG over the 945 mile trip.

    Now we have to get her a BMWMOA membership.
    '04 R1200CLC
    '06 R1200GS

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    Where are they

    Call me a skeptic, but the bikes have not hit any dealer that I have contacted in Tennessee, virginia, maryland or georgia. So where are they? People keep taking delivery, but no one has see one yet. Help me out on understanding.

    Bruce

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    I pick up mine tomorrow (8/26/2008). I would have taken delivery last week but lots of family activities precluded riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71036 View Post
    Call me a skeptic, but the bikes have not hit any dealer that I have contacted in Tennessee, virginia, maryland or georgia. So where are they? People keep taking delivery, but no one has see one yet. Help me out on understanding.

    Bruce
    Can't help, but I sat on one at Bob's BMW last Friday. They expected to get their demonstrator in first, but a customer's bike showed up instead. They expect to get the demonstrator in this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 71036 View Post
    Call me a skeptic, but the bikes have not hit any dealer that I have contacted in Tennessee, virginia, maryland or georgia. So where are they? People keep taking delivery, but no one has see one yet. Help me out on understanding.

    Bruce
    Got mine from Morton's BMW in Fredericksburg, VA on Friday, Aug 22nd. They've sent two out the door now--another red one went out Saturday.


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    In NC ...

    Quote Originally Posted by 71036 View Post
    Call me a skeptic, but the bikes have not hit any dealer that I have contacted in Tennessee, virginia, maryland or georgia. So where are they? People keep taking delivery, but no one has see one yet. Help me out on understanding.

    Bruce
    Bruce:

    I rode one @ dealer Greensboro NC this past Saturday 8/23.
    red, lowered suspension, lowered seat.
    Still available when I left the showroom.

    Jim

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    Thumbs up Software.....

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    '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.
    Fred
    I believe it is just "magic" in the engine control software (aka firmware) and is reversible. I understand that this feature was created as newly licensed riders in parts of the UK are restricted to riding bikes with output of less than that ~35 BHP for a certain amount of time.

    If true, I have to hand it to BMW for this as it is a great way to provide a free "upgrade" path for new riders

    Jim

    PS: I road a lowered-with-low-seat F650GS last wkend for probably 30 miles and was surprised that even with the thinner seat my rear-end was NOT complaining at the end of the ride. I have heard (but of course can not validate) that the seats do "break-in" to some degree and feel better after some weeks of riding...

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    Ride safe

    Well thank you to all those who wrote that they have actually taken delivary. I can't wait to get mine, but so far, Tennessee is barron of 2009 f650 gs bikes. Oh well, you all have a great ride. I will see you when I see you

    Bruce

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    JackDaniels
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    Mine's on the way!

    Just got a call from my dealer saying he's received confirmation that it shipped from Jersey yesterday.

    Hoping to pick it up next Wednesday now.

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