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Old 09-10-2013, 03:56 PM   #5761
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Since it's a normal seat with foam and a cover, one could just change the foam rather than mess around with drilling it.

The seat is actually a lot softer than the 2010 seat.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:52 PM   #5762
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Old 09-12-2013, 01:16 PM   #5763
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The seat is actually a lot softer than the 2010 seat.
How's the removal / installation back in place working out for filling-up?
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:12 AM   #5764
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Lemons

I lost 18 teeth from my stock sprocket on my last ride. It was quite bagged out. The BMW dealer in Vancouver told me there wasn't one in the Canadian warehouse so one would be 4 weeks away in the German warehouse. The riding season may not have another 4 weeks left in it!



so when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. I made my own 50T for the rear.






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Old 09-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #5765
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Hey man, nice work but I trust I can get you one faster than that, or else change dealership! Parts are available using the internet you know...
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #5766
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Hey man, nice work but I trust I can get you one faster than that, or else change dealership! Parts are available using the internet you know...
If I had one of those machines it wouldn't take much of an excuse for me to use it either ;)
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Old 09-14-2013, 04:32 PM   #5767
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Hey man, nice work but I trust I can get you one faster than that, or else change dealership! Parts are available using the internet you know...
Okay, fine. The more embarrassing side is I spent all my money on gas and now I have $11.47 and I needed a rear sprocket.

Today I made a 49 and a 47 tooth as well.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:48 PM   #5768
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How's the removal / installation back in place working out for filling-up?
My daughter's soccer has limited my riding time. I haven't needed to fill it yet. I'm hoping to get out some more tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:01 PM   #5769
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Yeah, I want one of those machines.

What were you doing when the sprocket failed?
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Old 09-15-2013, 01:09 AM   #5770
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What were you doing when the sprocket failed?
Riding home from work It shed the majourity, 16 of the 18 missing teeth, on the 7 minute ride home which is mainly highway. In all fairness the teeth were very thin and the sprocket should have been replaced sooner.
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:01 AM   #5771
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Apparently the 2010 seat would be more comfortable.. any experience?
http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...7711800-p-1198
2010 seat, still made of the best German plywood! May be a little softer than the previous ones, but not what I'd call soft.
Then again, I don't mind it being hard as it is. It's not like go touring on the 450.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:46 PM   #5772
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convinced thanks

Thank you all, looks like I'll order the BlackBird seat..! and the Akrapovic Evolution exhaust line, anyone selling? I'll pay a very decent price for it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:01 AM   #5773
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still ride mine
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Now that's a place I know and love.
Sadly I haven't been riding the 450 much lately but I'm actually going out there tomorrow with a mate :-)

Have you ever done the Kowen Forest ride down near Canberra?
I highly recommend it.

Interesting chain guard, did you make that yourself?
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:00 PM   #5774
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Wheel Bearings

Rear wheel bearins are on there way out now. They all have the same part number. Does anyone know of a standard bearing replacement? They seem close to a 61905 aka 6905. Just wondering is anyone has given them a try? Does BMW typically use standard size bearings? Thanks
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #5775
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How many hours

I just got a 2010 g450x. $3350 for it with 28 hours. My only question is how many hours some of you have on these machines without major engine work. I appreciate it. Thanks
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