BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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  1. GB

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    Let's see if we can get the wealth of information, expertise, tips and suggestions compiled into one organized easy to access thread. If you have any links to add to the index thread, please add them here. If you have questions "how to" questions, add it to the existing XChallenge threadfest or start a new thread.

    If you see a broken link, please PM me so I can investigate it further.

    The aim is to gather all the relevant links here:


    G650 X Challenge Index Thread

    Suspension setup
    Front Suspension setup
    Rear Suspension setup
    Rear shock mudguard discussion: The G Spot
    Brake pads: EBC Brake pads
    another link
    Brake pads from other bikes that will fit the X Challenge
    Rotors and Brake pads from other bikes that will fit the X Challenge
    Foam air filter:
    Airfilter: Unifilter NU7309
    Unifilter installation tip
    TwinAir filter cover kit
    TwinAir Part number
    Non-OEM Parts spreadsheet



    MUST DO MODS:

    1 Replace stock cast shift lever to protect transmission shaft. (see below in Modifications section)
    2 To avoid rear shock bladder from rubbing on inner mudguard:
    Option 1: More clearance between mudguard and rear shock
    Option 2: Modifying the inner mudguard
    3 Tail tidy: Tail section is detachable for hard enduro riding. There are a few after market tail tidies, some listed in the Mods section below, or you may want to fabricate your own mod, but cutting off most of the tail section.

    Caution! [​IMG]

    Broken subframe: How to prevent it
    Blowing fuses constantly? Here's the cure


    SPROCKETS:
    Front sprockets from other bikes that will fit the X Challenge:
    BMW F650, Aprilia Pegaso
    Touratech sells 14T front sprockets
    Lots of sprockets supplier for the G650X Challenge
    More Rear sprocket suppliers
    Sprockets, speed and RPM chart
    Stealth Tri Metal Sprockets
    Titanium Sprockets for G650X series


    TIRES/TYRES:
    Tires/Tyres 1
    More knobbie tire options

    ENGINE OIL CHANGE
    Engine Oil Change Procedure 1 post
    Engine Oil Change procedure thread
    Engine stalling when running: pinched vent line and remedy pics
    Torque specs for oil drain bolts
    Transmission smoothness and synthetic oil

    BATTERY:
    Replacement Battery: Odyssey battery PC310
    Pics of the Odyssey PC310 installed
    Yuasa battery for G650X bikes

    SPEEDOMETER:
    Speedometer: Change from MPH to Km/h and vice versa
    Recalibrating the speedometer
    A simpler way to recalibrate the speedometer

    SWINGARM:
    How to remove teh swingarm to grease the bearings

    MODIFICATIONS:
    Airbox:
    Airbox modification
    Too many fasteners to remove to get to the air filter? Check out this mod
    Brake lever:
    After market brake lever: Front Brake Lever. Available from Parts Unlimited. Part # 0614-0080 (Lever RH-BMW) OEM # 32727655208
    Chain guide: Touratech sells a chain guide for the G650X bikes
    Another chain guide option
    Clutch lever replacements:
    A list of clutch levers from other bikes that will fit the G650X
    Evaporative cannister:
    Removing the evaporative cannister on G650X US models
    Exhaust silencer:
    Exhaust silencer discussion thread
    Footpegs:
    Pivot Pegs mounted to X Challenge
    Front fender replacement:
    Acerbis TechNik fender installed with adapter plates
    Handlebars:
    Pro Taper ATV Hi Bars
    Renthal Fat Bars
    Heated grips wiring:
    How to wire heated grips on the G650X
    Lighting:
    Rally bike lighting
    Low cost lighting mod
    Touratech auxiliary lighting for X Challenge
    Mudguard:
    More clearance between mudguard and rear shock 1
    More clearance between mudguard adn rear shock 2

    Radiator:
    Cheapo mesh radiator guard
    Risers:
    Risers
    Risers and handlebars
    Rox Risers installed X Challenge
    Shift lever:Touratech's F650 steel shift lever works well.
    Compatible replacement steel shift lever 1
    Other compatible replacement steel shift lever 2
    More compatible steel shift levers 3
    Transmission shaft precaution
    Shock: (after market replacement shock)
    Wilbers shock installed
    Steering Dampeners:
    Emig Racing X Challenge installation pictorial thread
    Emig Racing BMW X Challenge Steering Stabilizer Kit,
    Forks and steering dampener
    Rallemoto steering dampener
    Wheels:
    Excel wheels built by Woody's
    SM wheel conversion 1
    SM wheel conversion 2, part A
    SM wheel conversion 2, part B
    Custom wheels and steering damper


    Total bike mod:
    X Country bike mod
    Gaspipe's X Challenge adventure touring complete conversion
    SteveRed's X Challenge Adventurised
    X Challenge Adventurised for long distance riding
    X Challenge Adventurised for long distance riding with Touratech luggage and tank
    X Challenge panzer camouflage paint job
    X Challenge with Tail Tidy, Pivot Pegs, TT Tank, Emig damper, Tuono mirrors, Rizoma LED blinkers
    Total bike mod: G650X Challenge Rally Bikes thread
    Jack Splash's Rally bike mod
    X Challenge Touratech Rallye kit and TT fuel tank installed
    X Challenge bike mods by inmate HP2
    X Challenge bike mods by Captain Spiros
    Round the World X Challenge mods by Colebatch
    Rade's X Challenge 690 Adventure

    RACKS, BAGS & PANNIERS:
    Aluminum tail rack for G650X bike
    Detachable top case
    Dirt Bagz for all three G650X bikes
    Dirt Bagz mounted to G650X Country
    Dirt Baz mounted to G650X Challenge (pictorial guide)
    Hepco Becker pannier racks with Wolfman soft panniers
    Hepco Becker racks with aluminum cases and touring windshield
    Pelican case mounted to luggage rack
    SW Motech luggage rack
    Wolfman Luggage for the X Challenge
    Wolfman Luggage tank bags: mounted pics


    SEATS:
    Renazco custom seats for X Challenge
    X Moto low seat on X Challenge
    Hoots Magoon's Pics of the Low Seat Comparison

    EXTRA FUEL:
    Touratech tank 1
    Another Touratech Tank install with external links to lots of pics
    Max Kool 7 liter tank
    Aux Fuel Tank -Build it yourself
    Jack Splash's Acerbis 1.4 Gal aux tank with a siphon kit
    MSR 1 liter fuel bottle
    Baja designs fuel tank add on
    Acerbis add on fuel tank on home made mount
    Rotopax 2 gallon add on tank

    PROTECTION:
    BMW OEM Handguards installation procedure
    BMW OEM Handguards part numbers
    BMW OEM Engine Guards 1
    BMW OEM Engine Guards 2
    BMW OEM Engine Guards 3, installation pictorial
    Cycra Pro handguards installation pictorial
    More handguard options
    KTM handguards mounted on the X Challenge
    Kutch's hardpart protection for side stand frame and rear brake pedal
    Kuthc's hardpart update: Now, obtain the design file from Kutch and make your own
    Touratech skiplate
    Hyde Racing skidplate
    Rear rotor fin
    Various Touratech Protection Farkles
    Sidestand protection hardpart
    Windshield 1: Hyde Racing
    Windshield 2 for all G650X bikes: Cee Bailey's
    Windshield 3: Slip Streamer Spitfire
    Windshield 4: Cee Bailey's installed on X Challenge
    Windshield 5: Brittannia Composites Lynx Screen and headlights

    MOUNTS:
    Accessory socket: Here
    Accessory Socket Wiring
    Accesory Socket Pic
    GPS:
    GPS mount, RAM based

    Links to a better on bike tool kit
    Centerstand
    Centerstand Video demonstration


    Frequently Asked Questions
    Electrical
    Fuel Tank
    Oil change procedure
    NHTSA recalls

    SPECIFICATIONS, PARTS LIST:
    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.aspx
    Torque values and specifications
    Wallpapers: X Challenge for your PC screen


    RIDE REPORTS:
    1850 miles around the Pyrenees on an XChallenge
    Two-up on an XChallenge camping at Mount Rainier for a week
    2,581 miles, 8 days, on an XChallenge
    3 days of riding in Baja
    Bruce Lee Rides Again - Summit to Sea in Central Mexico...
    Seattle to OR, ID, NV, and CA on a X-challange. 2 days, 1,700 miles
    Two Day Moruya Area Ride
    Flo Evans First X Challenge Ride
    Millican Plateau Kicked my A**
    An X-Challenge, Husky and 640 go to Tahoe
    Bayley-Hazen Military Road ride
    Desert Racing! Vegas to Reno 2008, chasing a dream...
    A Flinders Ranges Blast
    Riding my XChallenge to Canon de Guadalupe and Baja 1000
    X(C)Mas break ride..... (from Australia)
    Baja Fools
    Day Trip From Karratha via Pyramid Stn (Australia)
    Warning - XXX Rated Pics Inside!
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    We will fine tune the categories and add or delete links as we go along. Please add your own links below! :thumb
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    jamesdemien Been here awhile

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    Looks like my prayers have been answered.

    Thanks gadget.

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  4. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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    Yes Yes Yes...finally.:D

    As I find "stuff" I'll post here then....

    This may be a nono...But F650 has been a very reliable storehouse of info for the 650GS/CS, which shares the same power plant as the XCh...So,

    HERE:


    Ride report: Here




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  5. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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  9. GB

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    Keep it coming guys!! :super

    I have my own pile of printed links that I must type in manually, which will take a while, but I will give your links priority and will move them to the first post, and will use my Mod edit access to your post to mark it as "done" so I keep track of what I've done and what I haven't. :gerg
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    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    When posting links, it would be preferable and easier to find the linked topic if you posted a link to the particular post within the thread you want to link us to.

    You simply click on the thread number, and that post will open in a new window. You now can copy and paste the URL for that particular post within the thread :thumb
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    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    The top link looks better :thumb

    Which reminds me... I gotta do a pictorial of the Xmoto low seat on the X Challenge.
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    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    I'm going to sticky this thread here for a while and see if there's any interest in continuing to maintain it.

    If you have relevant links to the X Challenge, please add them here.
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  17. WaterOx

    WaterOx Farklevergn├╝gen

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    Thanks GB :thumb

    NHTSA recalls

    I know some others listed recent recalls/fixes that were done to their bikes...I'll have to dig for those...and I'm taking mine in for maintenance and haven't had any done so I'll try to get a list and report those as well.

    Thanks for creating this index !!!!! :clap :clap :clap
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    Yo Steve (aka Pimp Daddy :lol2) I'm ahead of you!! it's already there!! :lol3
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