BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Vladtux

    Vladtux Been here awhile

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    Hi Everyone this is one pic from the last weekend at "La Ruta del Condor" here in Santiago de Chile :D

    The most of the snow is retire and there is the chance to ride at mountain :D


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    I hope u like it btw is at 2800 mts high :clap

    Thanks to all for the feedbacks and comments !!


    Vlad
  2. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    an xch has come my way for good money

    but it has been very heavily raced and shows signs of it.

    I asked any mech issues,said had valves done by last owne, new starter clutch plate but has lot starting issues when hot.

    now where do i stant. cosmetic i dont mind i plan thrash bike. but internally are these issues so common that they can be fixedas lot people seem have the issues
  3. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    I know theres volumes on oil changes for this thing, but how much of an issue is it if the bike is slightly over filled? I dod oil and filter, and put 2 litres in and ran the bike until the fan came on. Checked oil and it wasnt on the stick. Added about 300ml and now when the dip stick is screwed in(debate on this too) its about 1/3 of an inch high.
    Should I get some out or am I fine? I figure since the tank is essentially a holding tank that a bit extra isnt a problem as the oil runs though it, but dont want to end up screwing something up
  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    You'll be fine. Stop worrying and go ride.
  5. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    I did go ride! First time in a 2 weeks. The mercury finally got to 0 and no snow or rain so I had to get my fill with dry roads. Supposed to be around 0 all week so im going to ride until the snow is up to the forks!
    Maybe tomorrow I will take the bike out on the ice for some photos
  6. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    My many Subaru's and Toyota trucks were dead reliable. None of them were anywhere near as exciting or involving as my Porsche. Just because they all have 4 wheels doesn't make them comparable. My KLR650 was as reliable as an old farm tractor. It just ran and ran and ran. The XC is in a whole nother world compared to the KLR. Sure they both can go similar places, but the comparisons end after 4 stroke 650 class dual sport motorcycle.
  7. maltese

    maltese Adventurer

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    Any idea on the stock spring rate on the forks... Trying to figure out what springs to throw in the Ktm forks... I weigh 185lbs before gear so any help would be great. Thanks in advance!
  8. ridepjride

    ridepjride Migrant

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    Found this unused connector under the seat. Anyone know what it is, and is there a fuse that protects it? Looking to install heated grips and would rather use an unused switched source than install a relay.

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  9. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    It's for the evaporation cannister solenoid valve.
  10. The Jester

    The Jester Been here awhile

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    Not sure about the current draw of the grips compared to the capacity of that wire. My advice would be to use the wire you have identified to trigger a relay.

    I have heated grips, heated vest and an extra accessory socket on my dash all running through a relay triggered by that wire. The useful thing is that the wire is only live while the engine is running so you know you won't be running your battery down if you stop the engine with the kill switch rather than the ignition. I also have the permanently live accessory socket by the shock which is useful for charging electronic devices back at the campsite.
  11. ridepjride

    ridepjride Migrant

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    Thanks for the info and advice. Great forum.
  12. Lankbrown

    Lankbrown No Pain No Gain

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    G'day Inmates, anyone out there know were I can get a replacement swing arm. BMW has none in stock anywhere. Happy to pay a reasonable price.
  13. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    My eye is on a roadworthy 20,000 mile G650 Xch which could become a parts bike provided there's a market and I'm able to pre-sell enough parts to justify. Let me know!:deal
  14. Lankbrown

    Lankbrown No Pain No Gain

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    I would be interested in the swing arm. Any idea when you intend to strip the bike down?
  15. AZ-Twin

    AZ-Twin Dusty and Thirsty

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    You can't post up asking for a swing arm without telling us what happened to yours.:D
  16. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    I'd have interest in the right fork leg, depending on how far down you are stripping and parting.
  17. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    Ck your PM
  18. Tracks1

    Tracks1 Arctic Rider

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    Building a G650 Xch Snowbike:jump with larger front shocks. So I'm selling all the wheel related parts.

    Will start the build once I have P.O.'s for these parts:
    1. ABS complete system.

    2. Front end complete: Wheel, Forks, Upper and Lower fork cross braces.

    3. Rear end complete: Wheel, Swing Arm, Shock.

    Will need your Serial Number (last 7 digits of your VIN)

    Please send a PM of what you want.

    Thanks,
    David
  19. LukasM

    LukasM Long timer

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    Those things are really cool, but do you have a cheap bike in mind or why would you do it with an X? Power to weight rules in the snow, and the X is not exactly a high performer....

    Would be a lot more fun with a 450-570 offroad bike, even a 690 is already borderline.
  20. Mtrain

    Mtrain free range

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    Da swing arm definitely not happy.
    I guess the pictures will come up soon.
    :eek1