There are a few items which cause some frustration when working on the 650GS.
The small modifications below will simplify maintenance and eliminate a couple of frustrations
As we find solutions for items which are difficult to work with we will add more here
The upper mounting bolt for the left hand foot peg mount is difficult to access due to the bracket shape.
Cut off the upper front edge of the bracket as per the picture to enable the mounting bolt
to be accessed far more easily.
Removing the stainless steel guard on the exhaust system requires removing the main rear sub frame bolt and the top foot peg mounting bolt.
Cutting the cover to open the ends of the bolt holes as per the picture enables the guard to slide on and off by only loosening the bolts without removing them
Removing the regulator bracket requires removing the front engine bolts.
Cutting the bracket to open the ends of the bolt holes as per the picture enables
the bracket to slide on and off by only loosening the bolts without removing them
Dont over tighten inlet fixing screws.
They are self tapping screws threading into plastic.
If you strip the inner mount the outer can be drilled out to extend the screws into the plastic a further 10-15mm.
The mounting of the Tail Lamp assembly means it has to be removed when working around the rear of the bike, connection of the wiring is also difficult.
The modification on Tail Lamp Brace page allows it to remain in place, simplifies maintenance plus the wiring access hole makes connection far simpler, it also overcomes broken upper mounts.