looking at getting a bmw f 650

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by plindz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:41 pm

After the Hill End ride and seeing first hand the set ups and how the DR650's handled, I have a whole new respect for these bikes

Probably one of the most capable (apart from a highly modified WR450 :whistle: ) Adventure / value for money bikes out there.

Also really happy with my Big Money Waster - still trying to work out why it cost bugger all to run and maintain :think:
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by plindz » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:48 pm

Hi Ock

No offence taken regarding brands - If we were all on the same bike it would be no fun at the end of the day taking the mickey out of each other.

My Big Money Waster is probably the best thing I have ever owned. I've only ever had one Kwaka - the most costly mistake I ever made

Over to you (drum roll / snare) :lol:
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by Burgo650 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:40 am

No transalp fans in here by the looks :D

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by plindz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:45 pm

Hi Ock

No worries and no offence taken - i just enjoy the "gee up". My Kwaka was a GPZ600 - cost me a bomb when it broke down

Anyhow this thread is about someone wanting to join the ranks of the Big Money Wasters fraternity - can't go wrong. great bike

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:07 pm

cool i am still looking around at different options. i will try and track down a dr and give it a go since everyone keeps carryingon about them.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:58 pm

see this dr to me is amazing and i am very handy with the tools and actually have thought about getting something a little older and building it how i like it. if that was the case dr would be the way to go.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthre ... 007&page=4


also it will be a couple of months to get some money for this bike so be patient.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by southy4 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:15 pm

Are you confused yet tariadamar? To many bikes not enough money. I'd have a F800GS in the garage if I could afford and justify it. Or maybe the Triumph.

I take some of the reports of bike issues on forums like ADV with a grain of salt. Anybody who has the smallest problem gets on the forums and jumps up and down about how unreliable a certain bike is but you never here of the thousands of others with the same model who rack up mega trouble free km's.

If you believe what you read on some forums you will believe if you get a DR650 third gear will self destruct in no time taking the rest of the motor with it yet there are thousands of the with plenty of trouble free km's. I'd be confident in owning a DR.

Some say the BMW's are money pits yet others say the motor will outlast human civilisation. Certainly plenty out there transversing the globe without issue.

I here stories of Husky 610's need rebuilds every 10000km. Mine hasn't reached that yet but my brothers has over 35000km's and has NEVER been touched other than a recent altercation with a Landcruiser. Not a reliability problem, a new fork leg and some plastics and it still has many trouble free km's in it.

I say get the bike that floats your boat and fulfils your needs then worry less about what may be.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by 1coolbanana » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:21 pm

Well said Southy :thumb:

And so true!
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by southy4 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:54 pm

Ockerstrom wrote:tariadamar [what's your real name? your forum name is too hard to keep typing in :imaposer: ]
I had the same problem. Had to keep looking to get it right. :lol:

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by southy4 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:47 pm

Looks familiar, :lol:

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