looking at getting a bmw f 650

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by Uncle Dave » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:19 am

southy4 wrote: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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^^^^^ I agree completely.... My BMW was the most reliable bike I've ever had despite what some say. :wtf:
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:27 am

Its always the self absorbed whingers, bitchers and moaners that get the most air time.
Misinformation the the name of the game :?
Shame the actual facts become a rarity.
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:55 pm

ok my name is kieran. it is all good. i am still looking and will decide eventually. i am still sold on the bmw at the moment and going looking tomorrow at some. not buying yet just looking. thanks for all the help so far it has been very helpfull.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by 1coolbanana » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:03 pm

Good onya mate, good luck with the hunt :thumb:
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by john950 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:07 pm

dr 400z are fantastic,lots of adventure bits for touring etc and are super reliable,i think they are a great bike,i have done sweet f/all touring/adv riding compared to most folks,but have found over the past some of the bigger middle or ultra class adventure class rigs are a handfull and are better suited to the experienced,either way get a ride on what you thinks suitable for you and decide.Ride and enjoy!

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:44 pm

ok went down and had a look around. took a tenere for a ride and loved it. i also sat on the bmw and my mate said the smile i had said it all. i was super tempted to go brand new. they are only 12 500 for a new bmw. however i decided to go second hand and have started shopping. so if anyone hears of a 650 gs dakar out their let me know thanks.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by Burgo650 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:59 pm

I'm sure there will be ripper out there just waiting for ya :D

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:58 pm

thanks for that. I understand i will get them with a few k's i am hopping for under 100k. it doesn't wory me if it has scratch's as i am going to drop this bike and take it as far as i can.

thanks for the help so far everyone and any more info would be great.

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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by 1coolbanana » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:34 am

This would be a top buy if you can stretch that far.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost ... tcount=118

Generally speaking, try not to buy an old piece of crap with really high k's.
Its just false economy.
Spend a little more now means spend a lot less later usually.
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Re: looking at getting a bmw f 650

Post by tariadamar » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:47 pm

thanks for that guys. it is out of my range for how much i ride at the moment. also if i was going to push it out that far i would probably go new. i really like to spend up to the 6 grand mark. i know i may not get the best bike but i am going to keep looking and see what i can get for around that.

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