We have both owned 2010 BMW F650GS aka F798Gsa bikes since 2010. Check back here every so often for new pics!
We have made this street version of the GS family more off-road worthy by adding some crash protection, better tires, added a beak to look more like its big brother the 800GS, have changed our chains to DID, we use Galfer brake pads which we feel last longer and are better than OEM, hand guards, Fastway pegs, Jesse Safari 8 inch luggage, Denali auxiliary lights, better headlamps bulbs than OEM, built-in heat controllers for our Gerbing’s heated gear, headlamp protector, larger Cee Bailey wind shield, we use K&N oil filters, semi synthetic oil, change this at about 15,000 KM, Renazco seat, Wunderlich tank bags, Kaoko lock (not used that much), rad protector and some other protection covers, side stand extender made by MOTOROVERLAND (MOD), ( we used a Touratech side extender for the 2010 trip) and perhaps a few things we have over looked.
Another reason to do this BLOG is for those who are just embarking on ADV riding or wanting to buy this DS bike hopefully you guys and gals might just learn a few things that we have tried and either succeeded or not. We are not professionals but every day average riders so we hope most can relate. if there are any questions please post here. For the guys and gals out there who ride, feel free to read the comments and share your own success stories or secrets. The more info we can provide here the better the newbies will feel asking questions in public.
Remember there are NO dumb questions!
Here are some of our pics of the Beemers….
Also, here are 2 maps of the States and Provinces we have been to….we have so much riding to do in north America!
We had an amazing first adventure going cross country in 2010. Only BIG issue we had was the HEAT wave we road into heading to the East Coast getting to New York to see my family. The heat and humidity was the most challenging climate we have ever ridden in and the good news it only last until we got to Maine.