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Offline Kykdaar

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2014, 09:40:23 am »
So, I had a look at both bikes, and both are very tempting options.

The F650GS, however, is in a brand new condition. This bike has not been ridden in around a year, so it did not stand too long. It has only had 2 services in the 6 year period. The mileage of 2000km is so low, as it was only used occassionally for breakfast runs over weekends. The current owner bought it new and will have it serviced by BMW before handing it over to the new owner.

At this stage, I am leaning more towards the F650GS.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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Just go and ride it and the one with which you feel most comfortable with (the way it rides, brakes, corners, feels, etc) is the right one.

I just sold a larger faster bike for a Dakar and feel happy on a bike again.
 
 

Offline frodo1985

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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2014, 05:42:05 pm »
Thanks.

I will be doing a test ride with a 650 and 1200 tomorrow at BMW.

Is the 1200 with 76000km a viable option at R85000?

What kind of money should one budget on for maintenance and mileage related repairs on a 1200 with this kind of mileage on?

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« Reply #22 on: August 23, 2014, 03:38:36 pm »
Thanks for all the inputs received.

I ended up buying the 1200.

Only bringing it home on Wednesday.

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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2014, 04:23:49 pm »
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Enjoy . . .
 

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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2014, 05:04:46 pm »
You did the right thing congratulations you wont be sorry
 

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« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2014, 12:52:38 pm »
Congratulations and enjoy! :thumleft:

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Offline Omninorm

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« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2014, 06:38:10 pm »
Thanks for all the inputs received.

I ended up buying the 1200.

Only bringing it home on Wednesday.

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Offline frodo1985

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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2014, 07:54:15 am »
Awesome bike.

Looking back I am glad I opted for the 1200.

I would strongly advise that anyone in the same kind of situation also do the BMW rider training first, as I would not have had the confidence to ride the 1200 if I did not do the training first.


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Re: F650GS or R1200GS
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2014, 09:14:24 am »
Depends on what type of ride you want to do, as mentioned by all replies to you. The one thing nobody says here: 1200 is much easier to handle as with al the weight and so forth it is more controllable.
I'm very short, do have some experience in riding. On testing the 650 and 800 I found the power to be to aggressive for me. So I went for the 1200. Make no mistake, its not a toy.