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Accessing Rear Shock on BMW F650GS Twin

Here is how to access the rear shock on a 2009 BMW F650GS Twin. My bike is a factory lowered BMW F650GS Twin and I’m looking at replacing the current rear shock with a standard rear shock. Hopefully with the help of fellow ADVRiders.

The bottom bolt is simple to locate.

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But finding where the top bolt is for the rear shock is more difficult. These side panels are each held on with two screws. Pull these side panels off.

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Now there is a black plastic plate which needs removed to access the top bolt for the rear shock. Remove the back nuts from this plate.

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Then remove the front nuts from this plate.

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With the nuts removed, you will need to unclamp any wiring attached to the plate, and wiggle this plate around quite a bit to get it loose. Finally, you will be able to fold it aside revealing the bolt for the top of the rear shock.

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This is as far as I got today. I’m going to stop here for now since I haven’t confirmed actual swapping of my lowered rear shock for a standard rear shock. Also, my bike does not have a center stand and I’ll need to get the bike up on something so the swing arm can safely drop when I remove the rear shock. I’m guessing that removing the rear wheel will make accessing the rear shock easier.

I hope this post helps anyone else who was wondering how to access the rear shock on their BMW F650GS Twin, and probably the same for the BMW F800GS.

2009 BMW F650GS Twin For Sale

2009 BMW F650GS Twin For Sale

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Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

  • 34k miles
  • Factory height but can include factory low shock and side stand
  • Center stand
  • BMW expandable system cases with matching locks
  • Giant Loop tank bag
  • Mosko Moto 60L duffel (with Rok straps)
  • SW-Motech crash bars
  • SW-Motech skid plate
  • ZTechnik touring windshield
  • ZTechnik mirror extenders
  • Touratech hand guards
  • Touratech brake reservoir cover
  • 12V power outlet
  • BMW power outlet
  • Battery Tender power harness
  • Battery Tender lithium battery
  • Helmet lock
  • AirHawk seat pad
  • Dynamic rear rack
  • RAM GPS mount
  • Flashing LED brake lights

Price: $5,500 OBO
Call/text me: 717-319-3121
Or contact me.

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2001 BMW R1100S Motorcycle

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

UPDATE: This bike is sold and is now at his new home in Idaho.

This has been my dream bike. Here are the details.

  • 2001 BMW R1100S
  • Mileage: 21,100
  • Factory seat
  • Corbin seat with back rest
  • Seat cowl
  • BMW expandable tank bag
  • BMW roundel rear wheel center cap
  • ABS
  • Heated grips
  • Power outlet for heated gear
  • System cases with touring and city lids
  • GPS mount for Garmin nüvi
  • Owners manual
  • Hard-back maintenance book
  • Center stand

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

Scuff on right-rear panel due to being dropped in the garage by the previous owner.

 

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

BMW roundel rear wheel center cap.

BMW R1100S sport-touring motorcycle for sale

Scuff on right cylinder head due to being dropped in parking lot.