BMW 450 enduro (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Max Kool, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Lamented

    Lamented Been here awhile

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    any chance you got the speed brain sticker set too?
  2. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    IIRC, I have a sticker set for the rear and number plates. I can send pics if interested. :ear
  3. Lamented

    Lamented Been here awhile

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    send em!
  4. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    I would be interested at

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    for the speed brain black plastiX
  5. SRFade

    SRFade FeHorse Rider

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    Fairly new to this bike having purchased a 2010 a few months ago with 1800 miles and 50 hours on the clock. After 20 hours of riding, put the bike in for some minor warranty repairs and its second oil change. The bike was returned to me with what I felt was excessive clutch drag with a pretty strong bang from neutral into first. Long story short, after a complete teardown of the clutch pack and replacement of the thrust bearing (under warranty), the clutch still doesn't feel like it completely disengages and the dealer is now telling me that it is "normal" after additional fiddling and adjusting at both the lever and the cable end. I know there are a lot of variables in this issue, including what I think is normal. Just wondering if this is common or normal and, if not, any suggestions?
  6. Lamented

    Lamented Been here awhile

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    Mine is the same
  7. Gearhead001

    Gearhead001 Nut

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    I use a dab of Vaseline (petroleum Jelly) on the threads. I no longer have a problem..
  8. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    101 uses :D
  9. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Brings a new meaning to screwing the cap.
  10. Gearhead001

    Gearhead001 Nut

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    One of the few things you can use anywhere on anything!!
  11. G450X_Rider

    G450X_Rider Super Geek

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    :clap Just spreading the good word - I passed 30,000 miles on my G450X yesterday. Still no real problems to report.
  12. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    holy crap! you have that thing on a treadmill or something? :lol3
  13. Gearhead001

    Gearhead001 Nut

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    DANG!! I am impressed.
  14. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    Have you done the 70 hour checks? :ear
  15. G450X_Rider

    G450X_Rider Super Geek

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    70 hour checks – Yes. I do my own maintenance and my dealer is fine with that. I’m pretty strict about maintenance and they seem trust me. Also, it’s a commuter bike so I guess that has something to do with the way things are holding up. What’s funny are the problems I never expected – like the seat cover cracking due to use. Also, the oil vent tube that runs into the air box developed a hole due to vibration.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  16. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    :eek2
    Thats's one hell of a commuter bike!
  17. Lamented

    Lamented Been here awhile

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    So on a ride yesterday when I shut off my bike it failed to restart.

    battery seemed dead. Thankfully someone had cables and it would fire with a jump.

    The bike had been on a tender and never given me a problem before.

    when I got home the battery was low (11.5v) so it did not return to charge or want to start after being ridden 10 miles after being jumped the third time.

    The only major change is I replaced the headlight with an LED unit that draws 28 watts @ 1.9 amps. Should be lower than the standard Halogen.

    After being on a tender all last night (green light this morning) here are the stats.

    Bike off = 12.9

    Full load, Light on, blinker on, starter pushed, it goes to 10.2 - 10.8

    Running 11.9

    fast rev 12.2

    So bad battery Right?

    No parasitic draw present

    what is the resting range for a healthy battery in our bikes?

    what is the normal reading for the bike running? (charging output)

    what is an acceptable low reading when fully loaded?
  18. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    well, as load tested by starter, it doesnt seem like it drops that much, but charging doesnt sound up to snuff. If should be hitting 13 easy when revving anywhere above idle. This 11 stuff is not good news :D It should be resting in the 12.2-12.5 range, I believe.


    Battery is a good start, then regulator, imo.
  19. tundra61

    tundra61 I wish I had a title

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    Wasn't there a recall on the chargers? I know pmy dealer replaced mine under warranty
  20. Lamented

    Lamented Been here awhile

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    I'll go test it later after sitting off the charger for a few hours.