G650GS BMW Front Fork Guards

Hey for those of you tweaking you G650GS or F650GS here is an option from Touratech.

They are a bit of a hassle to install and the protection is not 100%. However I thought I would give them a try.

Here are some photos of the installation and the final result. Hope this helps you fellow riders looking for scarce info on the G650GS series.

The actual part from Touratech is 300-0145

Cheers

Touratech 300-0145 for BMW G650GS - Fully Installed!

Touratech 300-0145 for BMW G650GS – Fully Installed!

Touratech 300-0145 for BMW G650GS

Touratech 300-0145 for BMW G650GS – Ready for install

You need to remove this fork brace

You need to remove this fork brace

Different angle

Different angle

DIssmantled

Dismantled

Attach point

Attach point

BMW G650GS instrument Cluster setup

So a few of you had already asked to set some GPS set ups the gear for the BMW G650GS bike.

The following photos are from a 2011+ generation G650.

Included are the following:

Touratech GPS cradle for the Garmin 62s.

Touratech GPS mounting bar.

Spot GPS tracking and messaging unit.

RAM mount for the Spot.

 

Touratech GPS mount

Touratech GPS mount

Touratech GPS mount

Touratech GPS mount

Touratech GPS mount

Touratech GPS mount

 

 

Leo Vince LV ONE EVO II for the BMW G650GS

A while back I had posted photos of the Leo Vince pipe that I have received from Revzilla for the G650GS. It’s a very popular slip on for the BMW G650GS for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s price point. Secondly, there aren’t a lot to choose from for the G650GS 2011+ model.

So I finally got to mount the LV EVO II and it worked great. Sounded awesome. Much better than the stock pipe and the weight savings was substantial to say the least. The only thing for myself specifically is that I found it a bit loud. Especially on long hauls… off road it din’t bother me too much. It wasn’t overly loud but noticeably from the stock OE pipe from BMW. I think generally people are 50-50 on too loud vs not too loud and everyone has their preferences.

Check out some of these install photos and the pic of it on the bike.

 

BMW G650GS with Leo Vince Pipe

BMW G650GS with Leo Vince Pipe

BMW G650GS with Leo Vince Pipe

BMW G650GS with Leo Vince Pipe

Cheers

 

Awesome ride a few weeks ago on the G650GS BMW Motorrad

Went out for a fun ride out in Lanark County. It’s a little ways west of Ottawa Ontario (Canada).

The ride was great !

 

THe First Hour

THe First Hour

At the end of the day.

At the end of the day.

TJ gets splashed.

TJ gets splashed.

Very spring... still some snow on the trail.

Very spring… still some snow on the trail.

Umm...

Umm…

TJ Goes Down.. FIrst Drop!

TJ Goes Down.. FIrst Drop!

Nice Ride - Ranger Camp

Nice Ride – Ranger Camp

Stop for a sight.

Stop for a sight.

April Ride BMW G650GS with Touratech Garmin 62s GPS Holder

April Ride BMW G650GS with Touratech Garmin 62s GPS Holder

NIce Area of Ontario

NIce Area of Ontario

A little Muddy

A little Muddy

 

 

Cheers!

BMW G650GS Motorrad Modified

Here’s how the project is looking lately. Not like the one they sell you on the showroom floor that’s for sure.

So far:

Sertao Front Fender Mod, Excel Rims with a 21″ front, Leo Vince Exhaust, Tall screen, “high” seat by BMW, knobbies, a bunch of Touratech parts including fork guards, bash plate and more I can’t think of. When Im riding trails on day rides I usually take all the cases off and just keep a dry bag.

 

This is how BMW should be selling the bike. I suppose the Sertao comes closer but the front suspension is old school.

 

BMW G650GS

BMW G650GS

BMW G650GS

BMW G650GS

Winter is nearing its end! The GS is Out!

Winter is nearing its end! The GS is Out! Well hopefully… today is indeed freezing once again… 2013 in Eastern Canada has been the longest spring/winter we’ve had in a long time. Completely itching to get out… everyday is a tease!

Notice the new black Excel Takasago rims. Fitted the front of the G650GS with a 21 inch.

 

BMW G650GS March 2013 with Excel Rims

BMW G650GS March 2013 with Excel Rims

BMW G650GS / Sertao Seat Comparison

Ever wondered if a tall seat or a smaller seat is for you? Yes you can check that out in most dealers’ showrooms however a lot people do most of their research online these days.

I have both the standard OE BMW seat that came with my G650GS and also the Tall seat I ordered a few months after.

Honestly, the Tall seat is very different and there is a lot more padding and comfort… also if you’re like me, 5’11” or taller, it’s a lot more comfortable ergonomically. Here is Canada it was about 300$ for the tall seat directly from the dealership.

The seats are the same for both the regular GS and the Sertao from what I know.

Check out the photos and you’ll see for your self. You will also notice the different texture between the two seats.

I am currently riding only the Tall seat… the OE seat is going up for sale and I don’t ever plan on using it.

 

Tall OEM BMW Seat for the G650GS/Sertao

 

Standard OE BMW Seat for the G650GS/Sertao

 

Standard BMW seat for the G650GS/Sertao

 

OEM BMW Tall Seat option for the G650GS/Sertao

 

Standard Seat Texture

 

Tall Seat texture… Different than the standard part.

 

 

 

Cheers from a snowy Ottawa …