There are a number of repairs and modifications for the F650GS and Dakar which are documented in forums and other
places on the web. If you find any other worthwhile sites or articles, let me know and I will add them here.
The Replacement Parts and Alternative Parts Pages have links to suppliers of after market parts.
Maintenance and Repairs
F650GS and Dakar maintenance related articles prepared by other F650GS owners are listed below.
Modifications and Repairs
Other Maintenance Information
Owner Sites and Forums
General F650GS and Dakar related forums and owner sites are listed below.
A pdf with most Australian, US and UK recalls for downloading
Links to Goverment Authorities for F650 CS/GS, G650 GS/X recall information are listed below.
In Australia responsibility is split between
DOTARS receives the safety reports from Consumers and Manufacturers, investigates the problems and then the ACCC issues
any recall notification.
In the EU Consumers and Manufacturers report safety issues to individual countries for investigation and action then
reports are sent to
for publication. Search
using Motor Vehicle and Protective Equipment.
also maintains lists of motorcycle recalls.
Search the New Zealand
for current recalls
In the UK Consumers and Manufacturers report safety issues to
for investigation and action then reports are published on the
In the USA Consumers and Manufacturers report safety issues to
for investigation and action.
maintains the database for complaints, investigations and recalls.
There is also provision for lodging Technical Service Bulletins by manufacturers. Where a recall is undertaken in the
US manufacturers are required to submit periodic reports to the NHTSA showing the results of the recall and how many
machines have been rectified.