Welcome to my F650 GS Chronicles


Here, I chronicle my rides taken on the BMW F650 GS so friends and family can come along on my adventures and see what I've been up to..


This is also where I keep track, or try to, of my maintenance and modifications.  Hopefully others will also find this information useful.


Please come on in and have a look around.  Be sure to sign the guestbook to let me know you stopped by.


Why I got the F650GS
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My primary vehicle for commuting was a 2000 Landrover Discovery that gets about 12 to 14 mpg in commuter traffic.  Heck, it barely gets 17 mph on the highway.  But its fun to drive and only requires a fill up once a week for my home to work travels.


When gas prices hit their peak back in September 2005 due to the troubles in the middle east, I decided it was time I did something.  Prices for premium gas were over $3/gal and looked like they weren't coming back down anytime soon.


That was the primary reason.  The second reason was that I'd vowed to get another bike after having to trash my '78 Yamaha Triple because it was beyond repair after its last spill.  That was back in 1995.


I picked up my BMW F650 GS from BMW Motorcycles of North Houston (this dealer closed early 2008) back in August of 2005.  I think I've taken the truck to work less times than I have digits on my two hands in the past year.



Having owned the F650 GS for over a year now, I have observed the following:

  • You can easily do the maintenance yourself
  • Parts take a long time to get here from Germany
  • The bike is fun to ride on and off road
  • You can take the F650GS very long distances comfortably
  • My truck is getting dusty.


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