Here’s my 2000 BMW F650 when I picked it up. It had very low miles, around 4500. It had been sitting for years and had a few broken odds and ends. I rebuilt the carb, flushed the tank and it ran great.
I rode this thing almost daily last summer and had a lot of great miles. Though it’s nothing special, it’s one of the best riding bikes I’ve ever had. It does most everything pretty well and handles like a BMX bike. Unfortunately it was stolen in the Fall.
I got a call earlier this year from the State Patrol telling me they located the bike, but it was in terrible condition. Anything that took a key was broken, the wiring was completely f*cked, tires were shot, tail light and fender smashed and it had another 4000 miles on it. At least they had a good time!
I should have called it done, but like I said, I really like the bike and you know how things grow on you… It’s taken a few months but I found some workarounds for the expensive and sometimes obsolete BMW parts with aftermarket goods and some home made items. This time it’s another Bus color, Aswan Brown from a middle year Westy. I also enlarged the windscreen a bit and built in a drink holder for those long, hot rides. Looking forward to putting many more miles on this thing. It’s small, quick, nimble and doesn’t take the commitment of a full-size, lunar lander GS. Hope you dig it.