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: 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! 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!