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Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By apullin
G650 fuel pressure regulator?

Where is the fuel pressure regulator on a G650 Xcountry located? I can't seem to find any reference to it in the service manual.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By apullin
G650X Clutch; bike on side, or drain oil?

Hey folks. I have question here, hopefully it's not too "dumb":

If I want to inspect/replace some clutch components in the BMW G650 Xcountry, do I strictly need to drain the crank-case oil, or can...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
Yes, it made all the difference in the world....

Yes, it made all the difference in the world. Apart from stalling when cold, it also seemed to stutter and miss a fair bit on deceleration, with no load (coasting to a stop with the clutch in). It...
Forum: Thumpers 07-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
Well, I guess the only solution is to spend a...

Well, I guess the only solution is to spend a huge amount of time and money to custom engineer a DR650 or CBR660RR transmission into the BMW 650 case ... that'll be worthwhile. Actually, it looks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-22-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
Hrm, I can complain about mine, but maybe I just...

Hrm, I can complain about mine, but maybe I just suck. It always feels like there is something "in the way" when I'm shifting, unless I use only 5% of the travel of the clutch lever. And it always...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
Feels... clunky? Dropping from neutral to first...

Feels... clunky? Dropping from neutral to first with the engine running usually results in a pretty alarming CLACK, and a small jump or lurch. It's not uncommon for it to not fully go into gear on...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
http://www.gs911usa.com/ It's a code reader...

http://www.gs911usa.com/

It's a code reader / interface pod for BMW bikes. It's fairly expensive, $300. I bought it as a shot-in-the-dark way to try and fix my stalling problem since the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2010, 04:42 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
My stalling problem alleviated...

So, I have had an issue with my '07 X-Country stalling. It would always stall after about 30 seconds of running, when started from cold. It got very bad recently, and would stall 3-4 times, until...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
Still an issue

Hrm, interesting. I've been told a lot of different things on this issue; not that I'm doubting you! I will look at that... although I'm worried about it being out of calibration after that......
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By apullin
Oh, yeah, that's what I mean by " ran well". It...

Oh, yeah, that's what I mean by " ran well". It seems to not do it anymore, nor stall out under heavy braking.
Now to fix all the other little stuff (throttle play, mirrors, headlight aiming ,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-12-2009, 02:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By apullin
OK, got it back together, and amazingly it ran!...

OK, got it back together, and amazingly it ran! And well, too.

I eliminated the kickstand switch by plugging the two harness leads together there. Tomorrow I'll test to see if that was the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By apullin
Is there a standard way to "disable" kickstand...

Is there a standard way to "disable" kickstand and/or neutral switch, just for testing? That is, can I leave them unplugged (or harness plugged back together for always-closed?)
Forum: Thumpers 12-10-2009, 06:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By apullin
Could a broken vacuum cap on one of the top ports...

Could a broken vacuum cap on one of the top ports be causing this? I am still new to carburetors, so I'm not sure if this port is totally ancillary:
http://andrewpullin.org/pics/ktm/carb2.jpg
Or,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
My 2007 always stalls when started from cold....

My 2007 always stalls when started from cold. Runs for about 20 seconds, then stalls. Also, sometimes while driving it around, the bike would start stalling and not run unless throttle was held at...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2009, 02:35 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 58,093
Posted By apullin
This is all really neat stuff. I'm actually in a...

This is all really neat stuff. I'm actually in a class all about electromagnetic design here at Berkeley right now!

Here's a pretty useful chart about motor configurations:...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By apullin
hrm, ok, well it's not my "butt pressure" keeping...

hrm, ok, well it's not my "butt pressure" keeping it going... it runs with the seat off, and if I give the subframe a good push, it shuts right down.

And it's not the compression release, as...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By apullin
Aha, great suggestions folks. All the...

Aha, great suggestions folks.
All the electrical connections look OK, except for the mystery brown wire w/ a ring terminal on it that's not hooked to anything...

What's the correct routing for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2009, 03:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,380
Posted By apullin
640 dies if jostled around?

Hey folks. So I have a 2002 KTM LC4 factory SuperMoto.
For some reason, when the bike is running, if I jostle it around too much, it'll abruptly stall. The most reproducible ways of cause this are...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 506
Posted By apullin
Question G650 Idle actuator fault ; any advice?

Hey folks. So I finally bought a GS-911 unit. I cleared my fault codes, reproduced my stalling problem (when starting from cold), and sure enough, I'm getting:

1285: "Idle Actuator, Short-circuit...
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By apullin
Idle actuator fault on G650 Xcountry? any ideas?

edit:
whoops. sorry, I put my "new thread" text into a reply box. I feel silly.

What I was going to say here... does anyone have any pictures of where all the motor mounts are? Or of the countrer...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2009, 12:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By apullin
Broke clutch release fork lever on G650x...

Hey folks. So, I somehow managed to break the clutch release fork lever on my G650 Xcountry. By that, I mean the one that turns the clutch release shaft, down at the transmission.
I was removing to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-12-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By apullin
Anyone else? No responses from the two bites I...

Anyone else? No responses from the two bites I got from this post... maybe they are out riding across the country :D

Looks like I might need to order a unit myself.... so much money... why can't...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
Good deal, that's what you should do. That should...

Good deal, that's what you should do. That should put the squeeze on BMW to figure out what's up.
Unfortunately, I can't do that, since I bought the bike used.

The dealer charged me $50 because,...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,762
Posted By apullin
BMW puts out a service manual on DVD. I think it...

BMW puts out a service manual on DVD. I think it cost something like $100-130 at the dealership.
Unfortunately, the G650 series one is not circulating out on any of the torrent sites anywhere.
...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2009, 07:28 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 125,628
Posted By apullin
So, I was just at the dealer yesterday....

So, I was just at the dealer yesterday. Apparently there was a recall on my 2007 Xcountry for a battery swap.
However, they were unable to resolve my stalling issue.
The bike has had the "pulse...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By apullin
I'm in Berkeley! I could make it out there! I'll...

I'm in Berkeley! I could make it out there! I'll PM you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-03-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By apullin
Anyone in bay area have a GS-911 code reader?

Hey folks. Does anyone in the SF bay area have a GS-911 unit to read fault codes? And would you want to help me out and read my fault codes?
I have a G650 XCountry that my local dealership does not...
Forum: Thumpers 08-27-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By apullin
OK, eliminating the charcoal canister didn't fix...

OK, eliminating the charcoal canister didn't fix it. Great.

And I checked the muffler bearing, it's in good shape, no need to replace. :D

Why can't these bikes have an onboard diagnostics...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By apullin
OK, so... Without the seat on, it still...

OK, so...

Without the seat on, it still stalls when cold, runs poorly when hot.

The water temperature light does not flash when it's cold, or after it stalls from cold startup.

Holding start...
Forum: Thumpers 08-25-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,318
Posted By apullin
G650 Xcountry stalling problem

Hi folks. I've been having a stalling problem with my G650 Xcountry, 2007 model.

If I start the bike from cold, and leave it in neutral, it'll stall after about 15 seconds. And then it struggles...
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2009, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By apullin
Whoops, I mean the FRONT sprocket, yes, the CS...

Whoops, I mean the FRONT sprocket, yes, the CS sprocket. The one that would be pertinent to this whole conversation. :D
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By apullin
Ah, well now I feel really silly; that window in...

Ah, well now I feel really silly; that window in the picture IS on the right side of the engine, where the generator is. You guys have sharp eyes :)

I don't seem to have an oil level window on my...
Forum: Thumpers 08-20-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,961
Posted By apullin
KTM 640 oil leak, but I can't tell from where!

Hello folks. I am a novice when it comes to KTM maintenance, and I need a little help identifying where the oil leak I currently have might be.

It seems to only leak when warm. It seems to be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By apullin
Need some LC4 help : hardware for tank attachment

Hey folks. I am finally getting my LC4 supermoto back together after it was recovered from being stolen. After much woe, I think I have connected the wiring harness correctly. It does start, and run,...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,679
Posted By apullin
KTM LC4 side stand spring installation?

Is there some black magic voodoo way to getting the replacement spring onto the side stand of my LC4? It's a factory supermoto, which I think has a slightly different side stand than the standard...
Forum: Thumpers 05-03-2009, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By apullin
The chisel trick worked quite well, thanks...

The chisel trick worked quite well, thanks halfcab. I was able to get them off without removing the forks or triple clamp. I used a 3/8" cold-cutting chisel. It got a good purchase on the ramp part...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By apullin
Edit: AHA actually, dremeling it might be totally...

Edit: AHA actually, dremeling it might be totally possible... since it doesn't matter that it's recessed, I can cut into the surround flange. Now I just need a cordless dremel...

Yeah, it's like...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By apullin
ack

Ack, I thought those thing were nuts on the bottom, and there would be hex-head screws on the top hidden under the instrument cluster.
It turns out that they are just simply security screws that go...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By apullin
Replacing lock cylinder in KTM 640 LC4

Hey folks. So some fellow stole mt KTM 640 LC4, but it was recovered. I have a new ignition lock set for it that I am going to install. Unfortunately the service manual doesn't seem to have a section...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By apullin
I already got it home, actually. A friend with a...

I already got it home, actually. A friend with a van helped me move it.

I am just worried about something unforeseen happening... puncturing some gas line... metal shavings in the tank, damaging...
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