BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GB, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. tdv

    tdv Been here awhile

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    I've had both of these issues - the high idle and the clutch grabbiness.

    The first one happens once in a while - it starts idling high for no apparent reason (usually on cold mornings), but if you turn the ignition on and off it idles normally.

    As for the clutch stuff - I still think it had more to do with the clutch slipping of my finger phalange at the wrong moment and it being cold. It was entertaining for the people around though as I was trying to catch my front wheel..

    Dmitri
  2. spawnx66

    spawnx66 Been here awhile

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    When you mean stutter do you mean a bit of a lag when on the throttle? I've noticed that as well, doesn't seem to rev as freely as before.

  3. JimC

    JimC Long timer

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    It's not the clutch cable causing the stalling, it's the clutch play adjustment made with the clutch cable. Cables strech, when they do the clutch play goes out of of adjustment causing the clutch to drag. I believe that the drag is one of the causes of stalling. This worked for me, and it certainly can't hurt to try it. Check your owners manual for instructions on how to adjust your clutch play.

    Jim in Sacramento
  4. N[]vA

    N[]vA Adventure Geek

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    nope if I open the throttle to about 30 - 60% the engine "stutters" as in doesn't pull at all, almost like the chugging feeling of an engine not getting fuel due to a vacuum (yea already checked that its fine) as I hit 70%+ throttle it pulls again.

    To the point where if I try to overtake a car and it happens I will not be able to. Still waiting on an ETA from bmw
  5. N[]vA

    N[]vA Adventure Geek

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    I check mine just about once a week, have a second clutch cable running next to the replaced original, last thing I want to deal with is a snapped cable :evil
  6. Old crawler

    Old crawler n00b

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    My bike stalls repeatedly at idle until the engine warms up then runs fine. Tonight while poking around i noticed something that brings a question. I know that turning the throttle while the engine is warming up will cause a stall but what happens if the throttle never fully closes. On my bike the stop screw on the side of the throttle body is controlling idle speed during warm up. Is this the way it should work or does the idle control electronics control idle speed?
    Is there anyone on this thread that understands the fuel injection on this engine. I don't want to do anything that could be used to void the warranty and this screw is locked and marked with adhesive.
  7. N[]vA

    N[]vA Adventure Geek

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    I had an issue with idling while cold on my first Xcountry that was resolved with a software update, not sure if the screw will change any thing. If you are concerned about warranty best est is to call the dealer and ask.
  8. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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  9. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    any web site folks out there?!!!!!!

    thanks Kutch


    this is really a cool thing to offer to the group with a Much needed farkle for these bikes.

    I wish I could do more.
  10. nada

    nada Been here awhile

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    Maybe.

    Yo, cvestal: you listening?
    Thanks kutch, for making your layout open source. Very generous!
  11. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    Really if I can find an easy way to get these done I "Might" be able to get a few after I get mine done.
    just don't know till I talk to some local guys (limited in Great falls MT though)

    all I need is the program that Kutch is offering.

    Cheers
  12. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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  13. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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    Trailace,

    You've got DXFs...Left and Right.


    Kutch
  14. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    Bumpitiy since I can't go ride cause its just got above zero by the heat of the day. lol
  15. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    thought I would add that my bike is still very new with 40 miles on it it WILL start in the heat of the day today. took three tries due to the fact it is like 8 deg today. and that is going by "my" temp gauge not the internet or news. they say its actually only like 4 or something.

    weird though is I had some oil drips on the pipe from places I can't see. (maybe 3-5 drips) nothing on the ground, but maybe I s hould not have started the bike. it looked like it was from around the resivor area, but couldnt' tell

    I did go around the block in the snow and ice. yeah not the greatest with out studs, but was able to catch a light front tire fade out. luckily my foot didn't slip but anyway
    just thought I would add on my bike did today. around the block yeahoo
  16. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    With out a doubt. I can help. Can you e-mail? I can also give you my FTP... Whatever is easier.

  17. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    [​IMG]~~~ [​IMG]

    The files are up but could not get the DXF extension to work so I changed them to DOC. After you download the file change them back to DXF files and bring them to your shop. If anyone can tell me how to get the DXF files to work I will change them. Click each Pic for the file.
  18. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    Please explain "get DXF files to work" Just about every CAD software supports DXF. What are you trying to open it with?



  19. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    I still have the DXF files on my site but they will not download just open in a web page. DXF will not work but DOC will. Tell me what I'm doing wrong and I will fix it.
  20. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    That seems to be a link and download (browser) issue. not a file format issue.