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Old 12-31-2008, 02:18 PM   #2311
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What's the Wilbers cost? Does it have a remote?
I think they start at 800. I paid about 1100 fully loaded! Yes, has remote. Here's a link to some pics earlier in this thread...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...bers+challenge
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Old 12-31-2008, 03:12 PM   #2312
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What's up Bro! Love that thing. Prepping it for the TAT run later this year. Going to miss SandBlast Rally though. I'll be across the pond.
How's the X Moto?
Happy New Year to you and all the other FFs here on the X thread!
The Moto is very fun, but it's sittin' in the garage, shivering, at the moment. I'm getting some Challenge bodywork for it and will post a pic when it's together. I also have a set of used Challenge wheels to put on so I can swap back and forth. I'm gonna need a Challenge axle and spacers to make it work. Moto has different parts.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:20 PM   #2313
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The Moto is very fun, but it's sittin' in the garage, shivering, at the moment. I'm getting some Challenge bodywork for it and will post a pic when it's together. I also have a set of used Challenge wheels to put on so I can swap back and forth. I'm gonna need a Challenge axle and spacers to make it work. Moto has different parts.
What about the front brake. The caliper is four piston on the moto, do they have the same size disc.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:22 PM   #2314
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Holy cow this is a LOOOOng thread.

SO, if you were buying one (X-Challange) would you push for a used one or a new one for close to the same price (hopefully). and when I mean push, meaning I think I am second inline for a great looking one in WA. and I am delivering my bike that has to sell before I buy another one this saturday. but can pick a NEW one up for $6700 that is a little closer with no farkles.

that means I have to farkle it of cousre to be up to speed with important stuff. or fight for the one that is already farkled with eveything I would more than likely put on anyway.


third, how much have you spent on farkling on an average, not including those that went above and beyond the normal personalization.

were is a good place for the rear shock up-grade and what is the best pipe for after market fun? also the best place for the center stand? always a good thing to have on almost any bike.
Here's the (my) list:
Touratech (made it all but BMW sells some stuff specific)
Front Brake Line Guard $19.70
Rear Spray Guard $117.10
Small Luggage Rack $99.50
Aluminium Radiator Guard $142.80
Large Engine Guard $255.10
Brake Disk Guard $29.80
14T Countersprocket $26.20
Chain Guide $65.50
BMW TT Parts -
Aluminium Chain Guard $125.95
Brake Reservoir Guard $58.00
Aluminium Sprocket Cover $95.00
Clear Headlight Guard $99.50

Renazco Custom Seat $450.00
Remus Freeride Exhaust $500.00
Sprocket Specialist Rear 47T $65.00
Cyrcra Pro-Bend Handguards $65.00
Kutch Frame Hardparts $35.00

Subtotal ~ $2340.00 (give or take)

Ohlins ~ $700 (Kyle Racing) (Sold already)

Scotts Steering Damper with Trail-Tech Underbar mount/riser (used) $375.00 (Still available - fit non ABS bike without lots of work)


I think you should send me some money before midnight. (The bike is not used it's properly broken in and all six recall items have been dealer fixed as well as the 600-mile service/inspection.)

This is a smokn' hot deal (for $6500) until Midnight all that listed above is "FREE" with purchase of bike. Tomorrow it goes back to $7500
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:25 PM   #2315
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I have some questions on this cool bike:

-why did you pic this over the KTM 640 (just curious) I am looking for reasons type of thing.


-Can this motor be up-graded to the new 650GS that seem to have come out in 09,cause it has has more hp (71)? or are they totally different motors?

-instead of getting bar risers is it easier to get bars that are high rise ones. I only ask cause of some i read you have to remove the upper clamp?

-the shifter is that weak, or that stock to break the shaft causing big problems Im sure. making that a fail point in a fall/crash

-I have more, but Sailors Jerry is not letting me think bikes very well.
Happy new year to all.

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Old 12-31-2008, 06:28 PM   #2316
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I know Pacwest, I hope you didn't take that as an insult for me trying to gather info by any means. please dont be offended.
my bike is sold, but I dont deliver and get check till Sat.

I was going for oppinions from fellow members.
also I am already approved for loan so that is NOT a problem

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Old 12-31-2008, 06:43 PM   #2317
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I know Pacwest, I hope you didn't take that as an insult for me trying to gather info by any means. please dont be offended.
my bike is sold, but I dont deliver and get check till Sat.

I was going for oppinions from fellow members.
also I am already approved for loan so that is NOT a problem

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Absolutley none taken I thought you and others might like the price list.

There are fixes for the gear shift lever. From drilling holes to replacing with bendable steel.

I didn't read the 'new' G650GS has any more than 53HP which is what this motor puts out. (It's also made in China)

Any 7/8th 'Fat Bars' will fit the clamps so finding higher bends is a personal choice.

Please, gather opinions, everyone likes this bike (for the most part) I'd like to keep mine. It's a lot of fun to ride street or trail.
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Old 12-31-2008, 06:47 PM   #2318
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Oh, and if the 640 question was for me, I got a 530 EXC - it's a street legal dirt bike on steroids at 251 pounds.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:15 PM   #2319
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yeah that is what I was also looking at to be light for the hills of Dirt biking fun. but the oil capasity is my concert so I started looking else where. now that is not the only thing, but a thought. the 650 ( I assume) is a little better on the road, so I have the best (hopefully) of both worlds.

I can carry an extra gallon pretty easy so that dont become an issue. where the KTM is an easy fix by getting a bigger tank.

dam the choices. lol


the list was nice. I was doing it on my own already. and yes its a good deal with all that bling that most add anyway.

I will keep you posted
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:17 PM   #2320
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I didn't read the 'new' G650GS has any more than 53HP which is what this motor puts out. (It's also made in China)
This is all about confusion caused by the idiots at BMW who came up with bike model designators for 2009...

The "new" 650GS i.e. 2009 G650GS has about 53HP which is more or less the same as X-Challenge and its brothers. The motor in 2009 G650GS is of same design but now manufactured by Kymco in Taiwan.

The 2009 F650GS has a 800cc twin motor and THAT has the 71HP or so that the other dude referred to. All different bike, all different motor.

And BTW, I didn't get a KTM 640 for myself because I just could stand the vibrations of that motor. I've tested two 640's, an older LC4 Enduro and more recently a 640 Adventure. I really, really wanted to like those bikes but just couldn't overcome the paint shaker of a motor it has.

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Old 12-31-2008, 10:10 PM   #2321
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this is where I got the 71 hp.
http://webbikeworld.com/BMW-motorcyc...-bmw-f-650-gs/

and about the 6th line down.
kinda weird to call it a 650 still when its the 800cc
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Old 01-01-2009, 02:03 AM   #2322
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Isn't the F650GS and F800GS twin engines?
And the X-Challenge and the NEW (but old) G650 singles?
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Old 01-01-2009, 07:08 AM   #2323
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That's my understanding. FWIW, I like the looks of the new F650GS and the F800GS but I think that I have finally found Nirvana. I have a Honda CRF150 for pure dirt bike duties, an X for a near even mix of off-road riding and commuting (60/40) and a R12GS for long range comfort and travel -- with some off-road riding (80/20). That said, if I could only have one bike it would probably be the X....I should stop straying so far from home any way.

Happy New Years all!

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Isn't the F650GS and F800GS twin engines?
And the X-Challenge and the NEW (but old) G650 singles?
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:31 AM   #2324
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This is the frugal mans adventure tank. The Rotopax 2 gallon gas tank will give me roughly 250 mile range on my X-Challenge. We fabricated a couple mounting strips and bolted the bracket onto the small tourotech tail rack.



The tank is 3" X 13" X 17" and will serve well 'I think' as a platform for my soft bags. I don't plan on strapping the luggage onto the tank. I think I'll still use the tail rack as the tie down points and just use the tank as the stabilizer.



When needed, all I have to do is give that knob a 1/4 turn and the gas can is released. Lickity split.




Even with the gas can wide side out, it's not much wider than the ass end of the bike. I may turn it later with it mounted @ 13" wide. It really depends on my seating position as I ride.




This is the mount. It's made of sturdy plastic. We'll see how it holds up but for roughly $80.00 for the mount and the tank. I feel it's worth a try. Rotopax has a variety of containers from simple storage, first aid, water, oil etc. Their main clientele are the ATV crowd. I think it's a pretty cool product though so we ended up carrying the whole line at the shop. I will most likely be slapping one on my 1150GS before the riding season starts back up.

Update: I've since done 2 things. I've turned the tank length ways. I feel it works better that way. Plus, I've added a layer of rubber over the mount base in order to keep the screws from rubbing holes into the tank.

Here's their link> http://www.rotopax.com/gasoline-sing...p-1-pr-68.html
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Old 01-01-2009, 08:48 AM   #2325
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cheapo-charlie radiator guard

Going to be giving enough $$ to TT anyways, so I figured I'd skip buying theirs and try to beef up the stock plastic rad guard with some mesh I had lying around.



I thought about going over the front, but it seemed hard to make it look good and hard to secure. Taking the plastic guard off, there is a nice flat rectangular area on the back to work with.



Finished product:



I was originally thinking that the mesh would be right on top of the rad, thus not protecting it very well. I cut the mesh long, so it goes over the tank caps at either end, and then zip tied it to the plastic guard. The mesh now rides a solid 1/4" off the surface of the rad.




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