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Bike Maintenance/Questions => BMW => Topic started by: rivetts on March 29, 2013, 10:18:48 PM



Title: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: rivetts on March 29, 2013, 10:18:48 PM
I'm curious how many BMW owners and Maxi-Scoots members are out there?


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: colsanders on May 03, 2013, 03:05:43 PM
I have a BMW C650GT. Purchased last November, and have 3,500 on it. No real problems with it just a few oil leaks that the dealer took care of.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Maggie on May 03, 2013, 03:24:17 PM
Hey I know you....


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: colsanders on May 04, 2013, 02:40:20 PM
Son of a gun  :2tu:


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: rivetts on May 13, 2013, 09:03:20 PM
I guess that makes two of us on this forum. I should have mentioned that I too have the C 650 GT. I also bought mine back in November but because of the weather I just turned 800 miles. I'm going to do my own oil change and I have ordered the front oil strainer from my BMW dealer. I thought it was strange that I am the first to order the front oil strainer, their own shop has not ordered any yet? Suppose to be required at the first oil change.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Danners on June 12, 2013, 03:17:38 PM
Howdy. Another BMW scooter here. You can see me zipping around the DC area on my black C650GT. Picked it up February 14, 2013 and traveled over 2,000 miles—mostly city/commuting miles—so far. I have some longer trips planned for the summer, upstate NY in later this month and Ohio in July. Depending on how those go, I may plan a trip west to visit my home state of Colorado.

As far as problems go. I haven't had any until today when my turn signals were acting wonky but I attribute that to the torrential rain we've had. Everything should dry out today and I'll see how they work on my commute home.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Maggie on June 12, 2013, 03:20:39 PM
:welcome:  Nice ride!


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: omniphil on August 25, 2013, 04:15:19 AM
C600 Sport owner here in NH. Had several motorcycles, just enjoy the freedom and utility of a scooter more.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: tarheel on September 08, 2013, 07:03:50 PM
Another C650gt owner here. Purchased in Asheville,NC last November. 8000 miles,no problems and i love it, love it!!


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: carewser on January 01, 2014, 05:42:50 AM
As far as problems go. I haven't had any until today when my turn signals were acting wonky but I attribute that to the torrential rain we've had. Everything should dry out today and I'll see how they work on my commute home.

Totally off topic but I had the exact same problem with my '08 Burgman 650 for the same reason-too much rain so I just sprayed some Fluid Film in the indicator and it was as good as new. I'm sure WD-40 would work just as well.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Stanthescooterman on January 01, 2014, 07:57:05 AM
I'm curious how many BMW owners and Maxi-Scoots members are out there?

A happy C600 Sport owner over here :)
I've had my clutch assembly replaced once under warranty after it began shuddering.
I got some useful feedback around this on http://www.bmw-scooters.com/forum/main-lobby-new-member-section/346-hey-everybody-im-new-around-here.html (http://www.bmw-scooters.com/forum/main-lobby-new-member-section/346-hey-everybody-im-new-around-here.html)


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Justscootin on January 07, 2014, 01:01:31 AM
Hey guys and gals
I have a 650gt that I got on October 12 2012 (the very first one in North America)
I am on 2 other forums and this is the first I have heard of this forum
Always looking for ideas and tips


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Liamjs on January 07, 2014, 03:49:19 AM
My riding buddy has a GT. Nice Bike. He had the dealership high milage record, 12k miles in six months, until he was in an accident and the insurance company totaled the bike. He just picked up the 2014 to replace it.

We tease him, he only had the accident so he wouldn't have to go through the first belt replacement.  Just get a new bike. Lol


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Maggie on January 07, 2014, 05:10:30 AM
Wow 12K in 6 months! Nice going!


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Liamjs on January 07, 2014, 05:59:02 AM
Wow 12K in 6 months! Nice going!

We affectionately call him "Scooter Slut" because he rides with anyone anywhere, no questions asked. He just loves to ride. Half the time he doesn't even know where the group is going and often double books rides on the same day.  So he rakes up a lot of miles.  The BMW fits him perfectly.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Skutorr on January 07, 2014, 09:57:01 AM
I KNOW there's more of you here, I've seen you both here and on the BMW Scooter Forum. Don't be shy... :hug1:


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Edumakated on January 09, 2014, 10:39:24 PM
BMW c600 Sport.  Cosmic Matte Blue.

Absolutely love it.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Thosoneill on February 11, 2016, 02:21:08 AM
Guys it didn't take BMW long to revitalise the scooter - anyone out there have the second generation more sophisticated ride - looks so much better than the original effort


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Liamjs on February 11, 2016, 04:03:53 AM
My buddy has had two 650s. One was in an accident after I think 20k and the second has 30k. He rides the piss out of them. He even did an 1k iron butt ride in one day. Dealer says He's got the high mileage bike in our area. Not without problems though. But BMW is kind enough to give him a loaner, which he also rides the piss out of. Lol.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: AviN on May 14, 2016, 06:59:06 AM
Hi from Chicago,
I'm riding a 2014 C650GT. Anyone close to the area and like to ride, hit me up :-)


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: sailingskier on May 14, 2016, 01:57:19 PM
Hey guys and gals
I have a 650gt that I got on October 12 2012 (the very first one in North America)
I am on 2 other forums and this is the first I have heard of this forum
Always looking for ideas and tips

Are you handy the David Dunlap Observatory, in Richmond Hill ?  That's a pretty area !


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: bicyclenut on June 30, 2016, 08:09:23 AM
Just picked up a 2014 C650GT today, 1100 miles on it, purchased in 2015 and traded in.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: scooterwolf on July 06, 2016, 02:51:15 AM
Beautiful bike! If I could afford a second scooter I'd be tempted to get a BMW.

- Wolf


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Liamjs on July 06, 2016, 07:20:30 AM
How much is maintenance on the bikes? On a practical level?

My buddy spends inordinate amounts on his, more than I spent on the purchase of my used Burgman 650. Of course it's all dealer done, replete with loaner bike. Very nice service, to be sure. But I've no idea what more practical people spend.

Btw, I've ridden both BMWs and they're great bikes. Just not sure I could afford the upkeep.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: bicyclenut on July 06, 2016, 10:57:11 AM
Not sure yet, but I have 2 years of warranty left. I've heard the horror stories of it being high, but many have said its on the same level of other motorcycles. Newer design and more technology that my old Silverwing and not the YouTube videos and info out there yet on doing maintenance and repairs on own. Generally speaking, from my automotive background, German engineered vehicles tend to be a bit more expensive to repair/maintain.  I guess time will tell. That was one of the cons when making the decision, but there were mainly more pros in my deciding to switch from a Silverwing and especially after the test ride and now riding it for a week.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Maggie on July 06, 2016, 02:46:29 PM
How much is maintenance on the bikes? On a practical level?

My buddy spends inordinate amounts on his, more than I spent on the purchase of my used Burgman 650. Of course it's all dealer done, replete with loaner bike. Very nice service, to be sure. But I've no idea what more practical people spend.

Btw, I've ridden both BMWs and they're great bikes. Just not sure I could afford the upkeep.

We just had a club member get rid of his because of dealer maintenance cost.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Liamjs on July 06, 2016, 04:13:01 PM
Yes, that's what I thought and one of the reasons I got the Burgman. There's really not much maintenance on it; just Oil, filters & rubber, pretty much. Brakes & coolant occasionally. Most of which I can do myself, thanks to lots of videos to show you how and an excellent support forum.

I rode the new sport BMW this past weekend though (yet another loaner to my friend). I must admit, it was a very nice bike, sat a little tall, but well balanced, quick and fast steering. But I'm happy with my burg. Felt like home when I jumped back on her.


Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: Skutorr on August 14, 2016, 09:45:46 PM
Nice local ride in my new neighborhood up to 7,000+ feet, with a friend from the BMW Forum who lives nearby.


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Title: Re: Who's out there with a BMW Scooter
Post by: exavid on May 21, 2018, 12:30:44 AM
I know this is an old topic but I have a 2013 C650GT that now has 13,000+ trouble free miles. It had a couple recalls back in 2013 but those were corrected quickly by my local dealer. Other than that it's been a great performer. Good enough that I sold the motorcycle that used to share the garage with it. Excellent on the highway, and very good on the Forest Service roads in the mountains Where. The only downside is that I don't feel I should wear my old black motorcycle jacket on it. Don't want to look like a wannabe I guess. Twist and go is really the thing I love in traffic.

BTW one of the members of the BMW scooter forum, Skutor, fount an exact CVT replacement belt for well less than half of BMW's price. I bought one and sure enough it's the same belt without the BMW stamp on it. Made in the same factory that makes them with BMW's logo. Here's where I ordered mine from:
http://www.carpimoto.it/en-US/Exhaust/Exhaust-Spare-Parts/43937_24827729767-Mitsuboshi-Transmission-Belt-BMW-C600-.htm (http://www.carpimoto.it/en-US/Exhaust/Exhaust-Spare-Parts/43937_24827729767-Mitsuboshi-Transmission-Belt-BMW-C600-.htm)