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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    Battery holds a charge fine. Drains as the bike runs. Not charging. Off to the dealer to see if they will warranty it. Guess no riding this weekend.
  2. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Bolts would come loose and break everything! Must do! I've had mine done, and mine have not come loose.
  3. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Hey: Did you replace the crankshaft and rod, or is it still the orginal?

    Thanks

    Jack
  4. WikdBeemer

    WikdBeemer Older but still riding

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    At 30,000m I'd say if the 70hr checks were done by the book he would have done about 6 crankshaft & piston sets by now - it would have been cheaper to just buy a new bike, a more appropriate one.
    It does say a lot for the gearbox though, not destroying itself with the road abuse and no cush drive on the bike.
  5. WikdBeemer

    WikdBeemer Older but still riding

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    Has anyone done a retro fit of the forks?
    Fitted the series 2 forks onto a series 1 G450X?

    I am wondering if the forks fit the series 1 tripple clamps or if they need replacing too?

    Does anyone have series 2 forks for sale at a reasonable price?

    Maybe I should just have the Marzochi's worked on by a pro?
  6. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    Maybe he can list his service log. I'd like to see it.
  7. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    I had my 09' forks worked on by Fast Bike Industries, new valves and springs and tuned for my weight and riding. They work great, cost appx $450.


    http://www.fastbikeindustries.com/


    Jack
  8. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    +1

    I sent mine to Dave @ FBI and he did them as well, shock too. Very good.
  9. Lamented

    Lamented Been here awhile

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    So with my no charging problem the bike went to the dealer (nice guys)

    Good news: Stator and wiring harness for broken tps sensor covered under warranty.

    Bad news, parts coming from germany so no riding until after the new year.

    Oh and it needs a clutch. All at 3600 miles and 112 hours!

    How many Pistons and valves did the 30k mile Commuter guy go through? Even in parts thats major dough.

    Yeah!

    btw. Crank shaft was done under warranty for PO 600 miles ago.
  10. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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    ouch, even with some repairs covered under warranty. :cry

    good news is the ride will be good to go in January. :thumb
  11. gs13

    gs13 n00b

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    I'm looking for a rear safari tank for a g450x-- minor scuffs scratches OK.
  12. Some Dude

    Some Dude what attitude problem???

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    I can't imagine a dealer replacing the crank and not advising for at least new rings and/or piston but I guess it could happen. At 100 hours my exhaust valves were fairly coned into the cylinder head. I'm coming up on the second 100 hours and probably do a tear down next summer as I'm riding it a lot less lately with all the offroad racing on my Husky. I would advise seeing exactly what was replaced during the crank replacement.
  13. reigele

    reigele n00b

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  14. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    Hi, you may wish to fill in your profile so we know where you are!
  15. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    That G450 sure is impressive. Son hadn't touched it for two months, just left it in the garage and yesterday he was over and decided to take it out for a quick ride. Temperature was -10 overnight, -5C by the time he got to it, tons of snow on the ground, but the bike fired right up as if it was already warmed up!

    My DR650 never starts that easily even when it's warm out.
  16. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    Those of you with power commanders. Did your mileage improve any? I'm having to leave it in low power on some of the longer rides to avoid pushing it. I'm loosing about 20 miles of range in high power mode, and hoping to get at least some of that back. From what I've read, the bike is running rich in high power mode.
  17. tundra61

    tundra61 I wish I had a title

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    Two words - fuel injection. Best thing ever.

    Merry Christmas
  18. BC61

    BC61 Long timer

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    Anyone have a Speedbrain Rally kit for sale or a kitted G450 for sale?
  19. AWM

    AWM Beard Bros Racing

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    HEY!





    Merry Christmas!:clap




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  20. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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    You might want to touch base with Bert Duursma (bert@bertduursma.nl), he can supply the 29ltr tank and exhaust, which would be a good starting point. Bert is the OEM for those tanks, which is the same one Speedbrain were selling.