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Author Topic: Its time GV250 -> GV650  (Read 2062 times)

Nillth

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Its time GV250 -> GV650
« on: February 22, 2015, 01:31:51 PM »

So I picked up a Gv250 as my first, and I have had her for a little over 6 years...
But I have finally brought myself to give her up and get a GV650S

Thoughts, feelings? Any gotchas I should be looking out for?
Will post a pick when i take delivery of the new beast.
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Re: Its time GV250 -> GV650
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2015, 08:17:43 PM »

Cool!

Let us know what the difference is like.

I've ridden a Kawasaki 250 and then immediately after, a 750. Both were quite old and reasonably sketchy in their tunes.

Getting back onto my bike the thing I liked most was how lazy I could be, leave it in one gear and just putt around effortlessly. There's so much there, even from 2,500 rpm. In my mind I think it's a great engine for a cruiser.
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Re: Its time GV250 -> GV650
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2015, 10:21:05 PM »


4th is a gear for all seasons.

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Re: Its time GV250 -> GV650
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 03:05:39 PM »

Hehe, first difference is the weight and power, the distance to the pegs is a bit further so dont feel as crampt which is nice.
And as the gv250 aged (even with regular servicing by a dealer) I found getting it in to neutral was something you had to do befor you stopped.... so its nice to be able to do that without breaking a toe...
Oh yeah and it sounds much better!
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Re: Its time GV250 -> GV650
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2015, 02:48:11 PM »

I liked my GV250.In a way it helped me get my big bike license (in the days before LAMs) because it was about the same size as the Bonneville I was having lessons on (of course it was also a lot different in other ways too). I still kept the GV250 for another year after getting my big bike license ... Couldn't find a GV650 I liked or could afford, so bought a GT650, was good but not as easy to ride as a cruiser. Anyway a car destroyed the GT, and I got a payout, so I could afford a GV700 and its great! The dealer also let me ride a GV650 sports cruiser for a month, I still think the GV700/ST7 looks nicer, but the GV650 is great to ride! And so easy to get speeding tickets! :) :) ;)
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Re: Its time GV250 -> GV650
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 10:05:25 AM »

I've had all sorts of bikes from big BMW GS's to Yamaha R1's and now I have the GV650. Most of my bikes have been sold on and a few written off but this one I have kept. Love the ride, styling, noise, chrome, price just everything about it. Will be surprised if you don't get many years of big grin motoring out of the GV650 :)
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Re: Its time GV250 -> GV650
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2015, 10:50:40 PM »

So, after a strange issue where using trip meter reset button just after turning the key, reset the odometer, the  dash was replaced, aside from that 2000+k, or 105 according to the odo everything is running smoothly.
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