BMW 450 enduro (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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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.
  2. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    still ride mine
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  3. Squire

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    How's the removal / installation back in place working out for filling-up?
  4. AlexBC

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    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! :eek1

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

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  5. Squire

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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...
  6. SchillerM

    SchillerM Been here awhile

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    If I had one of those machines it wouldn't take much of an excuse for me to use it either ;)
    Matt
  7. AlexBC

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    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. :D
  8. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    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.
  9. Gearhead001

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    Yeah, I want one of those machines.

    What were you doing when the sprocket failed? :D
  10. AlexBC

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    Riding home from work :D 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.
  11. itsgunnahurt

    itsgunnahurt Gravity Enhanced!

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  12. Squire

    Squire Adventurer

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    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.
  13. WikdBeemer

    WikdBeemer Older but still riding

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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?
  14. AlexBC

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    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
  15. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    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
  16. ScienceOfDirt

    ScienceOfDirt U-Boat Rider

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    That was a great price. Can't help you with the long hours question, as I'm still under 70.
  17. The Shred

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  18. nedodjija

    nedodjija Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the response. I wonder if anyone has over 250 or 300 hours with no issues. That way I can guesstimate how reliable the motor is. Thank you!
  19. AlexBC

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    I'm around the 200 hour mark and she needs rings and the torque limiter has a wine.
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