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    2014 g650 gs

    I went to my dealer here in Illinois today who had an open house, and looked for a new 2014. None in stock, and was told they are not even being made yet (Although I saw one at the Progressive show last weekend). ETA is three months.

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    2014 bmw g650gs

    I think I seen the same show bike you did.

    Did not see any 2014 G650GS's at BMW of Grand Rapids, MI today but did see a 2013 model that was marked down.

    I do not think there is any difference but I do like the all black model scheme that was on display at the Chicago Bike Show. If I go next year it will be on Friday, not Saturday. Big crowd on Saturday.

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    I saw that same bike at the Progressive show in Phoenix. It is amazing how little different it is than my 2002. I like the other colors as the World has plenty of black motorcycles, ETHO. Goes to show a good product can stand the test of time. I know it has changed but really..... Saturday was a mob scene.. I had to spend some relief time with other riders in the parking lot just to not be bumped around! It is sort of a shame the nomenclature was not kept the same over the years and new letters/numbers for the 800 and twin applied? Oh well.
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    Motorcycle Shows and the G650GS

    Quote Originally Posted by rdhudson View Post
    I saw that same bike at the Progressive show in Phoenix. [B]It is amazing how little different it is than my 2002. [/B] I like the other colors as the World has plenty of black motorcycles, ETHO. Goes to show a good product can stand the test of time. I know it has changed but really..... Saturday was a mob scene.. I had to spend some relief time with other riders in the parking lot just to not be bumped around! It is sort of a shame the nomenclature was not kept the same over the years and new letters/numbers for the 800 and twin applied? Oh well.
    I had the chance to go to the new Orlando International Show in October and wish the manufacturers would have been there. The absence of cruiser/chopper vendors offering similar wares that I am not really in the market for made it quite pleasant. Hopefully the manufacturers will be on board this year in Orlando.

    On the Chicago show I need to do Friday if I go again. Big mob on Saturday. I really enjoy talking in detail with accessory representatives so that you can make the best decision before they pull the cash register lever.

    On lack of changes to the 650 I would say its a pretty good product from my short time on the 2013 model. I am new to the thumper. I have used my bike for the two extremes of doing trail checks on the 12 mile ORV trail I am responsible for maintaining to riding it to Alaska and back. It does everything pretty well. If I was going to change three things on new models that are not easily done well, or at all, in the aftermarket arena they would be:

    1. Increased fuel capacity.

    2. Increased service intervals.

    3. Increased Miles Per Gallon.

    If BMW had the engineers to put a 275 mile tank on a 650 that only went in every 10k for service and got a consistent 70 mpg they could put a polka dot paint job on it and I would be at the front door wanting to buy one. I think they would have to put on an extra shift to build them fast enough. Maybe give the dealerships baseball bats to control the crowds.

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    I (2012 G650GS) get around 75 mpg-whats not to like about that? MY 1150R went around 175-200 miles @45-50 mpg before fuel warning and this bikes similar miles but smaller tank, so much the same distance traveled. I'd buy a scooter if I wanted more economy to haul my rather large butt. IMO maintenance is minimal too? Pretty fun & economical bike overall,just saying...
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kantuckid View Post
    I (2012 G650GS) get around 75 mpg-whats not to like about that? MY 1150R went around 175-200 miles @45-50 mpg before fuel warning and this bikes similar miles but smaller tank, so much the same distance traveled. I'd buy a scooter if I wanted more economy to haul my rather large butt. IMO maintenance is minimal too? Pretty fun & economical bike overall,just saying...
    Getting 75 mpg - good for you. I have put 8,804 miles on my 2013 and the mpg is 57.72 for every drop put into it. May go up as I get some miles on it but that compares well to the 57.3 mpg that Rider got on the test of a 2011 650 GS. I typically come close to what Rider gets.

    As far as the scooter being an option for better fuel economy, I am not so sure that they do any better.

    I think the maintenance schedule calls for valve clearance checks every 6,000 miles. Getting to the valves is a bit of a trip. I was encouraged that the last time I checked them they had not changed. It is my intention, if they continue to have an unchanged clearance, to check them every 10,000 after I get out of warranty.

    Don't want to sound negative because I really like this bike. It can do it all. Around town, off-road and long trips. I would sacrifice some of its horsepower for five more miles to the gallon. If Toyota can get 50 mpg out of a Prius BMW should be able to get 70 mpg out of my GS.

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    Then again, if I was driving the Prius maybe it would only get 35 mpg.

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    Have you checked the sensors?

    Hi Wayne,

    Usually if you are seeing MPG in the range of the 50's, you could have a bad sensor that is not allowing the bike to close the fuel circuit, making you run heavy at all times. I was up in the 70's on my 2002 F650GS, until I unplugged the O2 sensor in the exhaust, then I went down to between 52-55 MPG. Just a thought.

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    Have not -but the shop did.

    My people at BMW of GR had a look at it in the fall and did not remark about any sensor problems. I will check with them. Not getting much riding in now in this neck of the woods. Thanks for the thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wkoppa View Post
    My people at BMW of GR had a look at it in the fall and did not remark about any sensor problems. I will check with them. Not getting much riding in now in this neck of the woods. Thanks for the thought.

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    My local dealer had mine for 2 1/2 months and couldn't find the issue, or a sensor fault. They suggested a wiring harness at $2,400. I tinkered with it for a week, unplugged my O2 sensor and bingo, I haven't stalled in 2,500 miles. Considering I would stall multiple times in one ride, I think that took care of it. I guess the moral of the story is, the best diagnostics are your own. If you want to check for fault codes, pick up a GS-911. They're pretty cheap and will allow you to do everything with your bike except upgrade the software, which has to be done by a dealer.

    I intend on getting mine to the point where I have the O2 sensor enabled again. I would like to get back to 70+ MPG. I'm going to try replacing the filter/pressure regulator next, then getting a new O2 sensor. Hopefully after that, I will be back to full MPG.

    No riding right now either in Buffalo, NY. I feel your winter pain!

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