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Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2010, 07:25 PM
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Posted By Cail
Well, I hope your source is wrong about the BMW...

Well, I hope your source is wrong about the BMW discontinuing the 450. Not saying he is just hoping he is.

Seems it would be a waste and if it were the case then all the riders who are holding...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2010, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Cail
You guys are reading into this a little too much....

You guys are reading into this a little too much. it doesn't say anywhere that BMW won't be producing the consumer version of the BMW G450X. As we all know the 2009 WEC team had a different frame and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-18-2010, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Cail
I sent my stock suspension to Dick's racing in...

I sent my stock suspension to Dick's racing in Reno. I'm very happy with it. I trail ride mostly, but do race a bit. I did a 1 enduro, 2 qualifiers and 3 hare scrambles last year. This year have a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2009, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Cail
I have a lot of time on mine. Before this 450,...

I have a lot of time on mine. Before this 450, I've had Yamahas, KTMs, Hondas and have spent a little time on the Kawasaki. They all have good and bad traits.

The BMW seat is hard at first, but...
Forum: Ride reports 10-28-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,248
Posted By Cail
Great Job ATR! My dad, Adam J., John Cartwright,...

Great Job ATR! My dad, Adam J., John Cartwright, Big Jim R.(both from Iron Horse) and I really enjoyed it. we rode B and really enjoyed the trails and the views. I didn't take many pics, but what I...
Forum: Racing 10-06-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,342
Posted By Cail
Nice job, Timmy! There different than what...

Nice job, Timmy!

There different than what we normally ride, but fun. Wished I coulda made it, but the 50th Mile High Enduro was this past weekend too. Maybe next year the date won't conflict...
Forum: Thumpers 09-13-2009, 08:17 PM
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Posted By Cail
Out here in the Desert Southwest we have to run...

Out here in the Desert Southwest we have to run Ultra Heavy Duties. And not just the cheap Moose branded UHD. The Bridgestone Ultra Heavy Duty is the the thickest there that I have found. Knock on...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Cail
Are they shipping already. I thought the tanks...

Are they shipping already. I thought the tanks wouldn't be available until Oct.? As asked above, if you have the tank, does it allow access to the airbox without remving the tank?
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 03:16 PM
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Posted By Cail
I see the plate now. The other phot made it look...

I see the plate now. The other phot made it look like the pin was welded to the stock frame. Does the black plastic cover (that covers the front of the seat) fit over top of that?

I have one of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Cail
No offense, and I am in no way associated with...

No offense, and I am in no way associated with GPR, but why not just run the GPR? It's just as good of a damper, mounts under the bars, is 100% bolt on, ie no welding.

Be aware that you'll have...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Cail
I'm not sure I'm going to do it yet. We're just...

I'm not sure I'm going to do it yet. We're just checking on parts and specialty tools availability. It runs great, so why mess with it.:evil I'll keep you posted.
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2009, 09:13 AM
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Posted By Cail
Atlanta, I've just turned 75.5 hours this past...

Atlanta, I've just turned 75.5 hours this past weekend. My dealer is in contact with BMW about the 70 hours parts and tooling. So far, compression test and leak down are within specs and all the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2009, 10:59 PM
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Posted By Cail
I have a Scotts on my YZ 250. I have always liked...

I have a Scotts on my YZ 250. I have always liked the Scotts better in the past as I liked to run it on a low setting on low speed and let the high speed dampening save me on the big hits.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 08-31-2009, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Cail
Have you seen the GPR for the BMW 450? ...

Have you seen the GPR for the BMW 450?

http://aztodd.smugmug.com/photos/625381555_6wp9m-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2009, 08:22 PM
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Posted By Cail
Just cut the plug off the BMW harness and solder...

Just cut the plug off the BMW harness and solder and heat shrink that taillight to the BMW plug. Then it will plug right into the stock harness.
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2009, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Cail
I got lucky and the early ones were shipped with...

I got lucky and the early ones were shipped with the Euro tailight in the container. I begged my dealer to let me have it. I was lucky, apparently right after I got mine, BMW NA notified all the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2009, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Cail
Sorry, I didn't make it into the shop this past...

Sorry, I didn't make it into the shop this past week. I'll be getting by this Tuesday, though. I'll check then.
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2009, 12:36 PM
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Posted By Cail
To be honest, I unbolted the fuel pump assembly...

To be honest, I unbolted the fuel pump assembly from the old tank and bolted it onto the new one. Everything was selve-contained. It looks like the pump assembly comes apart and maybe there is a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-14-2009, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Cail
I'd put a rim lock front and rear. All off road...

I'd put a rim lock front and rear. All off road bikes, KTM EXC's, BMW 450, CRF, WR, etc come with rim locks front and rear. You will rip the valve stem off if you don't. An ounce of prevention...
Forum: Thumpers 06-04-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By Cail
In the summer we night ride quite a bit here in...

In the summer we night ride quite a bit here in Tucson. One of my riding partners runs an X2 and another runs the Tecate (which is the Diablo plus a small 35 watt halogen,...
Forum: Thumpers 06-01-2009, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Cail
Well, wheel bearings do wear out. 75 hours is a...

Well, wheel bearings do wear out. 75 hours is a lot of hours and if the bike see's any mud, they'll wear out faster.
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2009, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Cail
I prefaced it with, for us US guys for a reason,...

I prefaced it with, for us US guys for a reason, our tanks are smaller than your tanks. (head hung in shame)

The US tanks are only 1.75 US gallons. The US DOT makes BMW line the tanks, so we lost...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2009, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Cail
For those of us Stateside, the Speedbrain fule...

For those of us Stateside, the Speedbrain fule tank is larger. Finaly had time to mount it this week. Holds 2.1 U.S. Gallons. So it is bigger than the US spec fuel tank by abou .3 gallons.
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,753
Posted By Cail
I hope that is not the case. As the Euro tank is...

I hope that is not the case. As the Euro tank is advertised at 2.1 gal., correct?

If it's not any bigger, then I'll do the old boiling water and compressed air trick. Hopefully that will get me...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,753
Posted By Cail
The USA spec BMW G 450X's have a smaller tank...

The USA spec BMW G 450X's have a smaller tank than the Euro models. The US EPA required BMW to line the tank so that gasoline fumes don't seep out of the tank. Therefore the USA model holds less...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2009, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Cail
Well put in 50 some miles of high desert single...

Well put in 50 some miles of high desert single track today. Fork has broken in nicely and is noce and plush, still bottoms pretty quickly on the big hits. I'm okay with that, though as it is finally...
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2009, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Cail
Maybe. But then again what's your weight? The...

Maybe. But then again what's your weight? The stock springs are supposed to be for a 165 lb rider, I'm well over that. I'm over 200 lbs with riding gear. Mine was a very early model, but I wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2009, 08:19 AM
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Posted By Cail
My club hosted a Hare Scrambles this past...

My club hosted a Hare Scrambles this past weekend. We did sound testing and i ran the 450 through with the Remus. The pipe had less than 2 hours on it and it tested at 99.5 db's. Also a problem is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2009, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Cail
To be honest, I think they were right on with...

To be honest, I think they were right on with their assesment of the fork. Mine is harsh and soft. I'm a 195 lb A enduro/hare scrambles rider and it bottoms on the big hits and deflects of the little...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2009, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Cail
GPR has an under bar stabilizer available for the...

GPR has an under bar stabilizer available for the G450X now. I'm ording mine now.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2009, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By Cail
I think 1.75 for US models. 2.2 for Euro models....

I think 1.75 for US models. 2.2 for Euro models. Speed Brain sells a clear Euro tank:

http://www.speedbrain.de/index.php?cat=c18_Fuel-Tanks.html
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 28,998
Posted By Cail
http://www.fototime.com/%7B43C87DE4-A3CB-4CDE-8EEC...

http://www.fototime.com/%7B43C87DE4-A3CB-4CDE-8EEC-907D58E9A38B%7D/picture.JPG

From looking at this pic, I'd be wondering if the frame breakage was due to your fuel can mount? The way that fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2009, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Cail
I've ridden both. 2 totally different bikes...

I've ridden both. 2 totally different bikes really. If your riding true offroad, single track, jeep roads, sand washes, whoops, tracks, etc., the 300 is a pure off road bike. It's 35 pounds lighter....
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 112,693
Posted By Cail
Stiffer springs solves that problem. Touratech...

Stiffer springs solves that problem. Touratech has them. They are Wirth springs I think you can source them from Hyperpro or Wilburs as well.
Forum: Thumpers 12-13-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,259
Posted By Cail
I currently have an XR 650R and an XR 400. I had...

I currently have an XR 650R and an XR 400. I had an '89 XR 600 back in the day and I've spent a decent amount of time on the 250. They are all great trail bikes for their intended purposes.

By...
Forum: Thumpers 12-11-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,065
Posted By Cail
Not to get too far off topic, but VtoR sounds...

Not to get too far off topic, but VtoR sounds like a lot of fun for next year. That eastern NV stuff is awesome. The 450 would still be much better than the 650 for any kind of Desert Racing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,065
Posted By Cail
Being that I Ironmanned Vegas to Reno on the BMW...

Being that I Ironmanned Vegas to Reno on the BMW G 650X and that I have ridden a G450x quite a bit, I would say the 450 is the bike of choice. The 650 is 350 lbs. Have you ever ridden 3' sand whoops...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,112
Posted By Cail
I get about 45-50 miles per gallon in racing...

I get about 45-50 miles per gallon in racing situations. I know guys that use them for commuting and general D/S duty that 60-65 mph regularly. A 2.5 gal tank would get you upwards of 150-180 miles....
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,900
Posted By Cail
Thanks for the input on the pump. Usually I ride...

Thanks for the input on the pump. Usually I ride with other people and we usually all are carrying pumps. So I might try that one.

You guys are right, the natural rubber tubes patch much better....
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,900
Posted By Cail
A front 21" tube can be used in the rear tire as...

A front 21" tube can be used in the rear tire as well. Its usaully a 17, 18 or 19 inch and a 21 will work in a pinch.

I use the Zipty racing aluminum irons with the box end axle wrenches built...
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