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New video walkaround of 650 Exec: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjVyWBvJ-Dg

I have mixed feelings about this new edition.

Plastic on either side of the instrument panel has large gaps.

I like the shape of the old instrument hood better.

The seat covering is not smooth, maybe seat heater parts underneath.

Looking forward to seeing this in person next month.
 

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While I didn't spent a lot of time on it, I had a chance to see one at the Vancouver motorcycle show. I like the styling looks sort of... I found the front newer but not so much of a change that I had to get one. I do really like the looks of the new rear though, on the older ones that tail light design is about the largest "dating" of the style IMHO...
One thing I did notice though was that the cockpit was a little cramped for me and I'm only 5'8"! While not knee knocking, I did find the glove box much closer than on my K5. And I'm not too fond of the black and body colour of the drivers area... either make it all black or go the Silverwing route and make it all body colour. The glove box door just stands out too much.
 

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Other than the analog gauges I don't see anything that would cause me to want that over what I have now.
 

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Great looking scooter. I also had a 2007 Executive. In the 4 years I owned it, I put just over 45,400 miles.

Now for the sad news my friend. You stated in your video that you got up to 130mph. I don't want to burst
your bubble, but the burgy tops out at around 108 to 110 MPH depending on road, weather, and load conditions.
I weigh 150 pounds and my top speed was only 114 mph via GPS.. but the speedo said 120mph.

The problem is, the spedo is off by a lot. Speedometer gives a false reading all the time, and theres not much
we can do about it. There are however, a few after market items you can install to allow for more accurite readings. I rode mine to New Mexico and back,(3700)miles R/T, down to Reno, NV. (2345) miles R/T, and also
down to Las Angeles, CA. (3860) miles R/T. The 650 is a decent touring scooter and you shouldn't be afraid
to make long trips with it. I also averaged 51mpg on regular gas.. I used synthetic racing 4 oil and changed
every 5,000 miles..
Take care of this scooter and it will take care of you.. Enjoy your rides.

Terry
 

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blackcat54 said:
I have mixed feelings about this new edition.
Plastic on either side of the instrument panel has large gaps.
Those large gaps are definitely problematic. I used silicone on the K9 to fill the gaps and the K9 has much tighter tolerances than the B650/2013. I was getting fed up on how cheaply the plastic parts rattled in the dash area. The final rattle point after fixing the windscreen and dash was where the upper part of the clear plastic cover over the instruments meet the lower part of the black dash. Once I did the fix, the B650 no longer has any gremlins rattling.

When seeing the video you made of the B650/2013, it really looks like a project bike for fixing rattles.

Once the B650/2013 are actually sold, only time can tell. It would be amazing if these plastic pieces did not rattle when bought new at the dealership.
 

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One can only hope the gaps will improve as the bike goes to production. The bike I saw at the motorcycle show clearly had some prototype hand made body parts on it. How would I know? I used to work for a company that did car prep for advertising and also built concept/show cars.
 
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