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    My butt hurts!! brewbaron's Avatar
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    Question Lug the motor or rev it?

    I just bought a used 99 F-650 and after owning lots of multi cyclinder engines including a current K1200lt I have a question. Is it better to run the engive at higher revs or can you lug the engine down some? Or does the engine not care how it runs?

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    The 650 loves higher rpm work.

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    It's a single cylinder, if you lug it you do more damage than anything.
    Keep it reving at above 4000 RPM, it is a BMW, not a Harley.

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    I've always heard from owners of the F650 to "ride it like you stole it." Keep them revs up.

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    This bike is sweet between 4,000 and 5,500 rpms. Don't be scared, it's got one of best engineered engines in the world.

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    Hiya stuflinn!
    Dave Swider
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    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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    Hiya Kbasa.

    Wouldn't this smilie be appropriate for a certain other web location?

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    Originally posted by stuflinn
    Hiya Kbasa.

    Wouldn't this smilie be appropriate for a certain other web location?


    Yeah, man. No doubt there.
    Dave Swider
    Marin County, CA

    Some bikes. Some with motors, some without.

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