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  1. #261
    Hello everyone! Iím in Dayton, OH and currently deciding between c400x and 650GT. Really wanted 650 Sport, but canít seem to track a new one down. Looking forward to meeting everyone and being part of the community!

  2. #262
    Junior Member
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    Mar 2019
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    El Paso, Texas
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    Hello from Texas. Looking to make a move to a 650 and have many questions. Been riding big heavy tourers for as long as I can remember but have always wanted to get into a scooter. I've sold off most of my Bikes (I had 5 at one point so don't judge) but kept my favorites: '75 Goldwing (naked) and a '97 Valkyrie setup for touring. I'm finding it hard to move the Valkyrie around as I've had bi-lateral knee replacements and my legs aren't as strong as they once were. At any rate. Looking forward to learning about these great scooters and see if maybe I can get into one here soon.
    Thanks for the ADD.

  3. #263
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    Apr 2019
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    Venice, California
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    Hi everyone, Cees here from Holland, via Switzerland and France to California, since March 2018. That month, I bought a slightly used (1,960 miles) 2016 Valencia Orange C650 Sport, because I really don't like sitting in traffic, here in Los Angeles. My commute is only 7 miles each way, from Marina del Rey to LA, but by car during most of the day that will take about an hour, whereas on the motorcycle it takes 20 minutes. Of course you have to pay attention to other traffic.
    I am still quite amazed at how I am usually the only one on a motorcycle, and everyone else sits in their tin cans, mostly not moving while I whizz by. The climate is perfect, lane splitting is allowed (like most everywhere else in the world, outside the US) and car traffic is, as the world knows, horrible in LA. So what better way to get around than on two wheels, right?
    Anyways, I used to ride Honda motorscooters back in Geneva, Switzerland for many years, and now I am enjoying the C650 (a lot actually). I do my own maintenance, because my experiences with two BMW dealers (Long Beach and Burbank) have not been so great, plus I like doing things myself, plus that saves a lot of time and, of course, money, so I hope to contribute from that perspective as well. In addition to the C650 I also got myself a G310R last year, with then only 278 miles, and a 1976 Yamaha XS650 (with only 4,800 miles).

  4. #264
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    Houston, TX
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    Hello from Houston, TX
    I got the 650GT to commute and the short drop off with my daughter to her school just a few miles away (waiting on the rest of her gear to come in). Commuting on a BMW HP4 S1000rr with a laptop and tie on was a hassle to the point I wasn't riding very much any more. I also looked at the BMW R1250 but it was more than I wanted to spend and I just don't go on longer rides these days to justify it. Found a used 2019 with 74 miles on it and picked it up over the weekend. I can be a bit of a horsepower junky so I'm already looking at the CVT mods to make it a little quicker. It will also likely see the drag strip just for fun.
    19 C650 GT
    13 HP4

  5. #265
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    El Paso, Texas
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    Quote Originally Posted by the head View Post
    Hello from Houston, TX
    I got the 650GT to commute and the short drop off with my daughter to her school just a few miles away (waiting on the rest of her gear to come in). Commuting on a BMW HP4 S1000rr with a laptop and tie on was a hassle to the point I wasn't riding very much any more. I also looked at the BMW R1250 but it was more than I wanted to spend and I just don't go on longer rides these days to justify it. Found a used 2019 with 74 miles on it and picked it up over the weekend. I can be a bit of a horsepower junky so I'm already looking at the CVT mods to make it a little quicker. It will also likely see the drag strip just for fun.
    I believe your model already has the cvt mods. BMW corrected that back in 2016. It's the gen 1 models that needed it. Have fun with it... They're pretty quick scoots.

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