looking at getting a bmw f 650

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looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:53 pm

hi all i am looking at upgrading from my little klx 250. ok so i have always like the bmw and i almost bought one the first time round. I was just wondering if anyone could let me know their thoughts or of anyother bike they would recomend. also if anyone lives near bathurst or coming through on my days off and would like to show me one that would great.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by Burgo650 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:18 am

A friend of mine has an older Daker650.
Everytime he needs something it's hundreds of $$$$
Who wants to pay $300 for a front fender ? For example

My suggestions would be DR650, KLR650, vstrom650 with minor mods to suit ur needs. All are pretty solid bikes with good reliability and bang for buck :thumb:

Or spend up big and go Euro, Kato690, Husky630 BMW tiger800 etc
All with fuel injection, sensors, computers, and lots else to go wrong. prob not an issue if you dont venture to far from home. But nice looking bikes thou.:D

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by southy4 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:58 am

Are you looking at buying new or used? If new have a look at the new Husqvarna TR650 Terra. It has the BMW650 motor which has been modded for more HP by Husqvara and by all reports is a nice bike. It come in at a lot cheaper than the BMW650 and not much more than the DR650.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by 1coolbanana » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:49 am

You havent mentioned what you plan to do with it! :ne_nau:

If you want a bmw 650, just get one, dont listen to all the nay sayers.
There are literally millions of f650's that have well over 100,000k's and much more trouble free.
When was the last time you saw a 610 with 100,000k's + .....ha ha, as if!
DR's well maybe, DL probably.
Seriously though, if you want something to commute on as well as do dirt roads and some dirt rd touring then the F650 as DL or DR are good, the DL being by far the heaviest of the lot and much more road biased..
If you want to single track, never do more than a couple hundred k's and have to surgically remove the bike from your arse crack after 500k's, get the 610.
Dont know anything about the Terra, so wont comment but sounds like its got a decent motor :lol:.
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Good luck with your choice.
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:10 pm

thanks for the info so far. i am planning to buy a second hand bike, i think 7000 is pushing my budget but am willing to spend it. as for what i am looking for. i want something i can comfortably ride on road but also do dirt roads and fire trails yes i know it is not an off road bike and i don't plan to do anything stupid on it. But i also like the look of the bmw, my biggest thing i look at is also the seat, my little 250 seat is painfull and i feel that most trail bike seats are going to improve. any thoughts besides that i don't mind the dr.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by ChrisCrossed » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:00 pm

My tip is you'll buy the BMW because that's what you want. Logic and cinsideration only go so far in motorcycle choices. :)
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:04 pm

this is partly true. see i also love the look of the new teneres and would get one with out thinking but they are out of my price range. i am open to ideas.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by 1coolbanana » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:16 pm

If youre on a tight budget, you might do the occasional trail, commuting, the DR is probably the go, for 7k you would get a nearly new all tricked up one and it would cost you nothing to run.
I dont know for sure byt the DR would probably be way more comfy than your 250.

Check this

http://www.bikesales.com.au/private/det ... C&__Nne=15
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:20 pm

i was actually looking at the kle i like the look of it. but was interested to know how they go. keep up the good options and any more info about the kle would be great

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by mark1957 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:07 pm

All of the above are fair points and all I have to add is that a DR650 will do everything.

Enough power to cruise at 120km/h and with a bit of work the suspension will handle anything.

Plenty of accessories to make it exactly what you want when you can afford them.

With an airhawk seat it's as comfy as anything else.

A quiet achiever is what I would call it :thumb:
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