BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    Your right but I still can't get the DXF file to want to download. Any ideas?
  2. GSL

    GSL Team Big Wheel

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    Maybe just .ZIP them, with WinZip or PKZip? DXF files are text files, so ZIPping will really compress them nicely and make for smaller downloads.
  3. Trailace

    Trailace Long timer

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    That worked
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  4. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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    Any AutoCad "like" program will open them nicely...

    A machine shop with a NC controlled waterjet will be your best bet...
    They'll load these right in and start cutting.
    \

    Enjoy.

    Kutch
  5. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    I can get some cut for one continuous cut i guess for $35 flat rate. so if I have a big enough peice I can make a few at once.


    curious on what is the best thickness of metal. adn any particular type of metal that works best. I will eventually powder coata them.

    any special bolts that are longer?

    Thanks Kutch and those that helped get these out.
  6. Kev_England

    Kev_England Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    Firstly, many many thanks for all the fantastic info on this site. Because of your collective wealth of information I just bagged an X Challenge for a hell of a deal. They told me not to say how much but rest assured, if you want to get a new one for a fantastic price, call Max BMW in Troy NY. I dont work for them but want to pass on this info. I worked with Craig Cantey - give him a call and tell him Kev the Englishman told you to call.

    I called all the big east coast dealers and none of them had new ones left and the used ones they had were more pricey that buying a new one from Maxy!!! As mentioned by others on this site, Max BMW bought all the last Xs from the BMW warehouse in NJ.

    In any case, its a pleasure being among fellow X Challenge owners. Cheers.

    [​IMG]

    P.S. for pics of my towing adventure from NC to NY check this thread:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=417939&page=2
  7. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Welcome to the Clan Kev...and yeah, Max BMW ROCKS, that's where I got mine as well
  8. Kev_England

    Kev_England Been here awhile

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    Thanks Dino, and yes, I agree - Max is a great place.
    One thing stands out too -- all the BMW owners and buyers I met there were very friendly and a great bunch to talk to. Haning out with them was a pleasure.
    I usually hate the dealer stickers/tag plates that you get stuck with when buying a vehicle, but Im going to keep my Max BMW tag plate on my bike!:clap
  9. johan

    johan Been here awhile

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    just wanted to let you know about some issues on my X-Challenge

    While riding to work, the bike all of a sudden lost its idle. I figured it was related to injection and cold weather and didn't think more about it. A minute later, the bike died. Trying to start it, it sounded like a rattle can!

    Bike went to the shop, and the guys took the top of, and found a small piece of metal lying on top of the piston:huh They have spent a lot of time trying to find out where it came from to no avail. No damages found or anything. Bike had been serviced by them only 1000km before.

    The mechanic took the bike for a ride, it rode like a champ, but then stopped. This time a fuse blew, and it turned out that the fan had broken down, it was basically rusted to bits, causing the fuse to blow when it tried to start.

    As it looks now, both issues are covered by warranty (and the dealer has been superb)

    So guys, check your fan, might be a quality problem.
  10. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    Have you seen this small piece of metal? What kind of metal was it?

    Magnetic?
    Stainless?

    Was it recognizable as something anyway? Maybe a screw from the throttle butterfly?
  11. johan

    johan Been here awhile

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    Nope, not yet. The mechanic was not in the shop when I picked it up, and we couldn't find it. I hope they still have it there as I want to see it and check what kind of material it is

    It is only a metal fragment, mechanic could not figure out where it comes from/what it is. That is of course a bit scary, but I'll have to stress test the engine and ride it hard to see if something else happens
  12. Max Kool

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    ... and keep a keen eye on the oil consumption.
  13. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    so when checking the fan, what am I looking for?
  14. GB

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    spin it with your hand when the motor is off and see if it spins freely of if there's any resistance.. looks for rust around the shaft of the fan, or the fan motor... over here, we don't ride in winter :vardy so salty roads are not an issue.
  15. johan

    johan Been here awhile

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    Actually, it was never ridden on salty roads. Bought it in may, and this failure showed up late november
  16. Tarheel Wheeler

    Tarheel Wheeler Around

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    Kev, Welcome to the X Gang. Come on down and ride with the Area 51 Crew. Check the Raleigh/Fayetteville Thread for rides and info.
  17. MTDewX8

    MTDewX8 Been here awhile

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    I will get my first batch of two tomorrow and there both spoken for.

    BUT when I pick them up I will ask him how much would it cost to go for round two with more this time. I will get a rough break down so there are no surprises and start a list of how many.

    now I dont want to go crazy, but I am willing to get some out there to the forum. I only ask that I get what I have into it. I am not trying to make any money on them. Just passing on Kutches good graces of passing them on for us to enjoy and beat up. lol

    I will report tomorrow on my findings if its worth our wild. and I will also know the quality of the produce once in my hand.
  18. shardzero

    shardzero I have a bike.....

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    Silly question.. The radiator fan? How do you go about checking it? Remove and reinstall? You'd be a bit worried about where that metal came from!
  19. johan

    johan Been here awhile

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    Yes, radiator fan. As Gadget boy said, spin it and see if it rotates, visual inspection. If it is as bad as mine was, you'll notice... I have no idea why it happened though, haven't ridden in salt water/salty roads, nor has the bike been flooded, drowned in mud or anything like that, cleaned somewhat periodically, been gentle with pressure washer if I used that (never been a problem on my other bikes).

    And yes, I am slightly concerned (understatement of the week) about that metal piece. But then again, there is nothing I can do about it and it is a warranty issue, and I have spare bikes if needed. I am not the worrying kind'a guy...
  20. Kev_England

    Kev_England Been here awhile

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    TW- Look forward to it. "Area 51" Sounds quite mysterious! I wont get abducted or anything will I?!

    I'll check over in the other thread for details.:evil
    Cheers.