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*** TOPIC CHANGE - BMW 650 GS - VALUE REQUIRED PLEASE
« on: July 26, 2020, 04:53:39 pm »
Please see requirement for additional info lower down.

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I've been asked by a mate to put his bike through roadworthy tomorrow, but the clutch lever is broken about halfway.

A. Will this be a fail item?

B. If A is "Yes", roughly what can he expect to pay?

C. Are there aftermarket levers that will fit or is it agents only?

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« Last Edit: July 28, 2020, 09:08:59 am by TrailBlazer »
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Re: Roadworthy on BMW 650 GS
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 04:55:19 pm »
TB, use Brentwoodpark, the old toppies both rides bikes.
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Re: Roadworthy on BMW 650 GS
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 05:01:44 pm »
Wrap it with isolation tape and say it is a shorty. I would take my chances

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Re: Roadworthy on BMW 650 GS
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2020, 05:10:33 pm »
TB, use Brentwoodpark, the old toppies both rides bikes.

Is this the one by the tyre and exhaust place?
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Re: Roadworthy on BMW 650 GS
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2020, 05:12:27 pm »
Yes, 73 Peanut uses them, he stays in Christalpark
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Re: *** TOPIC CHANGE - BMW 650 GS - VALUE REQUIRED PLEASE
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2020, 04:54:28 pm »
OK, this bike went through roadworthy without any problems this morning.

My mate is interested in buying the bike, but when I looked it over I noticed a few things that will have a direct bearing on the price. I am not a BMW fundi, so if I ask non-pertinent questions, sorry...  :)

Bike is a 2011 650 single, with 65 000km on the clock. There is a Shad 45 topbox and an extended screen. Heated grips fitted.

1.) The front park light needs to be replaced. Is this a mission or a simple 5-minute job?

2.) I noticed the tail light unit is very loose, and it wobbles up and down. It's not my bike so I didn't want to start stuffing around with any repairs / mods etc. It seems that the plastic carrier that holds the globe / lens is loose on the frame, and has two cracks - one each side of the pillars where the lens screws onto the backing. Is this supposed to be loose or should the complete light fit securely without wobbling?

3.) Sprockets and chain will need replacing soon. I guess aftermarket parts are good...

4.) Rear brake pads need replacing... also aftermarket parts I guess.

5.) Will need a new clutch lever. Is aftermarket available or agents only?

What sort of prices is my mate looking at for the above items? The current owner is looking at about R50 000. Is this a fair price, bearing in mind the above repairs / replacement items?

I rode the bike about 60km's and it feels great. Handles well, doesn't pull to any side, pulls well in each gear.

From the BM owners..., is there anything else to look for? My mate seems to think 65k km is high... I reckon it's just about run in now, and will give plenty more km's. Your thoughts please...

Thanks for your time and replies

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Re: *** TOPIC CHANGE - BMW 650 GS - VALUE REQUIRED PLEASE
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2020, 11:27:48 am »
I owned the normal F650GS and the rear light was moving around a lot .... never had an issue with it though
Buy all aftermarket parts, they work fine
There is a guy (think the surname is Oelofse) in Welkom, FS who sells F650GS parts at reasonable prices. He strips old bikes. He is on Facebook. Denton/Dretton motorcycles (cannot recall the correct name)
The mileage on the bike is not high at all. These Rotax motors last forever
It is a buyers market so there is always room for negotiation  :deal:
 
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Re: *** TOPIC CHANGE - BMW 650 GS - VALUE REQUIRED PLEASE
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2020, 01:46:41 pm »
Thanks @skydiver for taking the time to respond. I'll pass this info on to my mate for him to think about.  :thumleft:
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Re: *** TOPIC CHANGE - BMW 650 GS - VALUE REQUIRED PLEASE
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2020, 04:27:22 pm »
I will buy the countershaft sprocket from BMW to ensure it is of the right grade metal and not stuff up the splines. Rear sprocket you can go for aftermarket.
 
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Re: *** TOPIC CHANGE - BMW 650 GS - VALUE REQUIRED PLEASE
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2020, 12:45:26 pm »
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=38667.0

@trevo , Thanks... I missed this thread when looking. My eyes must have been closed  :-\ :)
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