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2009 BMW G650GS Project Bike

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Color: Deep Black
Miles: 11,226 Miles
Stock Number: ZW17167 Category:


This Project Bike is going to make someone’s day.  It’s in decent shape cosmetically, has fairly low mileage, and it’s nicely equipped for a variety of riding styles. So why is it a Project Bike? Well, it is not currently running (more on that to follow), but at this super affordable price, we know that someone out there with a little time and talent to invest will be able to get huge VALUE from this machine. To find out more RIGHT NOW, call 1-888-269-2627 to speak with one of our BMW Certified Sales Advisors — Paris, Jim, or Todd. Call TODAY!

As with all PROJECT BIKES we want buyers to know as much as possible about the bike before making a purchase. We’ve nothing to hide and our only goal is that the new owner for each and every PROJECT BIKE feels they paid fairly and got a good, if not great value in the deal. We encourage people to call, schedule a time to meet with one of our sales advisors and inspect each machine in person so they fully understand all the positives as well as the potential downsides involved in the refurbishing process. Please take a moment to learn more about Bob’s PROJECT BIKE program and read our general disclaimer HERE.

This G650GS features Factory LOW Suspension! It’s also got Heated Grips, a BMW Top Case, Side Case Mounting Racks (for Givi Monokey System Bags), an aftermarket Front Engine Protection Grill with Highway Pegs attached, a Skid Plate, Handguards, and a comfy Mr. Ed’s Moto Seat. It comes with a full tool kit and one key.

Considering the age and the mileage of this Project Bike, its use averages out to only around 1,000 miles a year. That’s not a lot! Looking at the overall cosmetic condition, we’d say this bike was ridden well and joyfully.  It obviously wasn’t babied, but there are no glaring flaws to report. Honestly, its condition is pretty typical. There are an assortment of little scrapes and minor paint scratches, some marks on the handguards, some surface rust here and there, and the seat cover has faded some. The top case has also faded and there’s a crack in the lid which does not affect its functionality, though you will probably want to use a good liner bag in it. With a good, deep cleaning/detailing, and some minor touch-up, you could make most of the apparent signs of wear and tear on this Project Bike nearly disappear.

The previous owner of this G650GS told us that the bike sat parked and covered for the last two years. And that is where its mechanical liabilities mostly to stem from. Bikes need to be RIDDEN, folks! In our quick service assessment of this Project Bike, we determined that the main cause of its not running is that the fuel pump is bad and will definitely need to be replaced, along with a good fuel system cleaning that may necessitate replacing the injector too. Again, these are entirely predictable consequences of disuse. Once that is done, additional diagnostics may be advised. It’s safe to say the bike will need a fresh battery, and we would recommend replacing the chain and sprockets too. Of course, count on doing a Bi-Annual service to freshen all its fluids and filters, and check and adjust other performance factors as well, all of which is routinely required anyway. The tires may be serviceable for a little while longer but ideally should be replaced very soon.  

Anyone reading the above who has done a little work on motorcycles will instantly recognize that none of the service procedures mentioned is particularly difficult to accomplish. It’s a Project Bike, after all. But if you spend maybe a couple weekends in the garage with it, you’ve got yourself a great G650GS with minimal investment!

And here’s what you’re getting: a liquid-cooled, 652cc single cylinder, 4-stroke that’s fuel injected and gets a claimed 74 mpg at 55 mph. As with all BMW motorcycles with the GS distinction, it’s capable of long cross country highway travel, a blast on the twisty backroads, and it’s got the clearance and build necessary to handle gravel and dirt roads, too — altogether, a very versatile motorcycle. The G650GS has a 5 speed gearbox, is chain driven and has telescopic forks. The front brake is a single disc with double-piston floating caliper; the rear is a single disk with single-piston floating caliper. Weighing less than 450 pounds and with a rather low seat height, this is a great bike for someone looking for a light, nimble, GS bike to commute, travel or start their next adventure. And the fact that it’s a Project Bike, simply means you can look forward to a slightly more interactive experience. For some riders — and you know who you are — that’s a GOOD thing. Call NOW!