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  1. Delray

    For sale: 2019 C650GT $7000

    This is a sweet deal if you're in the GT market. A month ago I had a cash offer of $5500 -- only $1500 less than this asking price -- for my '13 GT, and it's not Gen 2.0 and doesn't have Michelin tires, top case, tunnel bag, battery tender under the seat or warranty remaining. I'd be interested...
  2. Delray

    I got screwed!

    "Others here on the forum said it was the tensioner or the chain needs to be adjusted." Worth noting if someone doesn't know: we are supposed to change chain rails every 15,000 miles or if the chain has more than 1/2 to 3/4" of slack (slack can be checked by removing the little black cover with...
  3. Delray

    Need a rear tire

    "They are a bit more expensive, but I’ve found Michelins to hold up very well." Google "160/60-15 Michelin" and you see motorcycle tires two or three times the cost of my Shinko SR568. With these tires lasting 8,000 to 10,000 miles, and me averaging about 1,000 miles a month, that's not a...
  4. Delray

    Need a rear tire

    "How many miles did you get out of them?" I'm replacing my rear Shinko at 8,000 miles, which is normal for past Shinkos. The front is still going strong with the same miles.
  5. Delray

    Need a rear tire

    Greg, there are several favorable reviews of Shinko tires on the Burgnan 650 website, www. burgmanusa.com. Not sure what the GT’s OEM tire is, might be the Metzeler FeelFree, which would make sense as I believe that’s a German tire.
  6. Delray

    Need a rear tire

    "I am going to save this link in my email." Sounds good. I had Shinkos on my Silver Wings and Burgmans. For me, they seem glued to the road, a solid combination of performance + price. On the link, it appears to be set up to buy a 160/60-14 tire while our GT size is 160/60-15. Too easy with...
  7. Delray

    Need a rear tire

    Here's the Shinko (160/60-15) .... https://www.chapmoto.com/shinko-sr568-scooter-rear-tire.html?sku=369-874511&gclid=CjwKCAjwh5qLBhALEiwAioods-_SGwOYuiwaGp1VyvOatF04jNyfDBqNoXIw3fmSfz4gVA1Oqapd8hoCGEYQAvD_BwE Here's a Metzeler Feel Free ...
  8. Delray

    Need a rear tire

    I am installing this Shinko SR568 this week. It cost a whopping $73. I will take the rear tire off myself and carry it to a dealer in my car to have it mounted on the rim and balanced. That will be another $40, so around $125 with tax. Michelins can cost $189 and more (much more). You don't say...
  9. Delray

    DIY TPMS Change

    That's a helpful, detailed tutorial. Thanks for contributing. I'm surprised your sensors started to fail at four years. I thought the life span was longer. Earlier this year my rear sensor started to fail at eight years (2013 model) and 15,000 miles. I live in a year-round warm climate. Wonder...
  10. Delray

    Remove variator without BMW special tool?

    "Is it necessary to replace the pulleys at the same time as the belt, and did you notice any change when you went to 28g?" The OEM rollers were kind of beat up, so I was glad to change them. It's ten more minutes of work. For what it's worth, BMW's maintenance schedule says the rollers should...
  11. Delray

    Remove variator without BMW special tool?

    Thanks for the follow up. In case it's helpful, below is a quick copy & paste of my notes on the belt change (I am OCD enough to keep notes on all maintenance). Very straightforward, simple job. Except that Mr. Brainiac -- this would be me -- forgot I left the variator holder in place when I...
  12. Delray

    Interesting interaction with BMW USA regarding lack of maintenance/service manual

    I'd be interested to know what version everyone has" Mine is dated 12/2016 and includes 2012 to 2017 models. When my 2013 GT is done (now with 20,500 miles and going strong), I will buy a later model GT and use the same DVD; I assume basic specs for oil change, variator nut torque, etc. are...
  13. Delray

    Interesting interaction with BMW USA regarding lack of maintenance/service manual

    "I had to buy an external dvd drive to be able to actually use it ... $50 maybe on Ebay as I recall." I paid $25 for mine from a company in England. It's an OEM, or else someone did a masterful job of copying the printed label. I find it very helpful, clearer and more detailed than similar...
  14. Delray

    Is it me or does anybody else have problems with filling the tires

    "I have that exact little battery operated compressor. I haven't tried to use it on this bike because it will blow the fuse on my bikes 12v accessory outlet." Mine doesn't have a battery. It's electric and has a cigarette lighter plug. I've never plugged into the bike, and won't after hearing...
  15. Delray

    Interesting interaction with BMW USA regarding lack of maintenance/service manual

    "BMW Motorrad no longer offers repair manuals for our motorcycles." This is a written statement from BMW Motorrad USA? It's pretty outrageous. I imagine they justify it by saying, "we think it's THAT important for our (oh-so-precious) BMW motorcycles to be worked on only at BMW dealerships."...
  16. Delray

    repair manual for a 2016

    "I got the DVD for the 2015 on ebay but I have the 2018 (after the update). The 2017 was offered but not to ship to the US." The DVD I have from BMW, linked in my earlier post, covers 2012 through 2017. Generation 1.0 is 2012 through 2015. Generation 2.0 is 2016+. I owned a 2016 and 2017...
  17. Delray

    Is it me or does anybody else have problems with filling the tires

    "up to 160 miles on a charge. I am guessing that is downhill both ways" Haha, flashback to a very old Joe Isuzu TV commercial where the car salesman is a pathological liar. "And it gets 168 miles per gallon"... (footnote on screen: DOWNHILL. IN A HURRICANE). Zero website shows I have a dealer...
  18. Delray

    Is it me or does anybody else have problems with filling the tires

    "pleasantly surprised on my new Zero that they have a 90 degree elbow" Congrats on the new ride. A longtime member on the Burgman 650 site bought a Zero this year and it was pure misery for him. I vaguely recall the bike breaking down with no dealers nearby ... the seat was hard and...
  19. Delray

    Is it me or does anybody else have problems with filling the tires

    Ah yes, curse words have flown when filling the front tire .... I use a portable air inflator. The hose is flexible so if you thread it through the rotor, move the hose with your right hand and screw on the valve stem with your left hand (and click your heels three times and say, "There's no...
  20. Delray

    Where is the Drain Plug for Coolant Change?

    Bottom left corner of the radiator, back side ....
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