More: BMW C 650 GT Blog
This page has information, feedback and reports from BMW scooter owners, listed below in order of date received.
It will be interesting to read about owner experiences with the new scooter.
Since this is a new product for BMW, we can all learn...and hopefully there won't be too many surprises!
If you have any tips, tricks, issues or complaints, forward them to me (preferably with good quality photos) and we can post them here.
From "J.W." (May 9, 2013): "Hey Rick, how's your C650 treating you? For my part, by way of an update, after the dealer rerouted the catch hose properly, adapted the FI, and adapted the idle stepper motor, it has not died since and I've put another approximately 1800 miles on it, so I'm calling this issue put to bed.
I also rode up to Russell Cycle Products to get a Russell Day Long seat this week, and man oh man, what a difference, it totally transforms the bike for me (I know some folks love the seat, but I was uncomfortable within 40 minutes of riding, and this thing allows me to ride for hours at a stretch with no difficulty).
I'm attaching a couple of little photos (I did not have them do the passenger seat but they could have), happy to send bigger ones and/or taken at better angles if desired, and if memory serves, I might owe you some pics of the Navigator IV install as well…? "
From "S.T." (May 7, 2013): "Here is my contribution to the C650GT accessory list, Rigid Industries SRM2 Lights
These lights are small, bright and virtually indestructible. I have confirmed the first two attributes but will leave the last one for you. I'll let the torture test video on their site speak for itself.
I had them installed during the break in service and now have 4 months of night riding experience with them and am well pleased. I have them aimed on the same level as the headlights so I can run them full time without blinding oncoming traffic.
I have a pencil beam driving light on the left side to reach down the road and a wide beam on the right side to illuminate deer on the road side. The lights have great reach without being blinding to others like xenon lights. I mounted them on the lip below the headlight with the waterproof activation switch on the left side in front of the glove box release.
They draw 16 watts and 1.1 amps each while putting out over 1000 lumens each. At about $150 each, they aren't cheap but they are the best investment I've made for the bike so far. I've attached a couple of pictures of the lights mounted on the bike..."
▪ BMW Scooter Under-Seat Accessory Outlet
More From "J.W." (December 17, 2012): "The dealer told me BMW recommended the accessory outlet install location was in the storage compartment; it looks like perhaps they're running it off the rear lights. Fits nicely (see photo)."
▪ C 650 GT: Brake Line and Coolant Hose Protectors
More From "J.W." (December 12, 2012): "I have also protected the brake lines (photo below). The large line is the hydraulic line for the back brake and the little line is for the ABS. I am not sure which one rubs and I will have to monitor this closely. I may have to remove the rubber tube off the ABS line as it is not the best fit."
This picture (below) is of two coolant lines that run across a sharp corner. I have protected them with a 1/2 Teflon tube the location is directly below the battery. This picture is taken from below the horn looking up at the tubes.
▪ C 650 GT Left Side Storage Box
More From "J.W." (December 10, 2012): "On your C650 GT I noticed in your left glove box it is a little different than mine. You have a guard that will prevent stuff from falling out. Is that a separate piece from the tray that is removable or is it all one piece.
This picture shows mine without the guard. I like yours. If I could get one or make something out of aluminum sheet metal I will. I have the guard in the right glove box.
Rick's Reply: Interesting, I just went down and took a photo of mine (below), the entire bottom of the storage cubby is the floor with the "wall" in front molded as part of the insert.
The whole thing, a one-piece molding with floor and the front wall or guard, clips into the storage compartment. It looks like they may have designed it to remove and replace with other styles, maybe for different countries?
From "D.R." December 2012: "My bike has a tray, like the bottom picture, that seems to snap in, I tried to take it out but I had to much resistance. I don't see the holes where the tray would snap in in the top picture.
There is an accessory for the Sport that goes in that compartment but is not available for the GT, maybe it will work in place of having the tray like my bike has? I would check my manufacture date if I could find the info on the bike somewhere. I did find the VIN number stamped on one of the frame tubes just like the owners manual says.
I saw on the internet a BMW (auto) cable used to connect the OBD, it looks like the connector on the GT under the seat near the gas filler tube. I wonder if it would work on the scooters or if it is just for the cars?"
Rick's Reply: Good question, anyone know if the BMW automobile OBD will work on BMW motorcycles and scooters?
From "J.W." (November 29, 2012): "A few things about the C650 GT: I added a power socket wired straight to the battery with a 15 amp fuse so I may plug in a heated suit or a GPS. I may also charge the battery through it.
You can fit two full face helmets under the seat. In the picture I have and older Shoei Duo-Tec and a new Shoei Neotec (review). The Neotec is a tight fit. To add to it they both have Scala Rider headsets to make it a little tighter fit.
I also added a couple of screws under the seat so (that) I may add the owners manual where it belongs. Just make sure the screws do not have thread at the top 1/8th inch so you do not cut the O-ring."
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