BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Sorry, must be all the molten plastic fumes. :) OK look again I fixed it above. Or here: LINKY
  2. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Hmmmm....the directions for my tank were for a Yamaha YZ400/426, so I didn't get any bracketry with it.

    I would try taking off the rear bodywork (white plastic) and trying to move the KTM tank further forward to miss the rear flange on the HB rack. I wouldn't hesitate to then chop a piece of the white bodywork off near the main gas filler to accomodate the new tank.

    I would then do the boiling water treatment again, clamping the tank between 2 flat pieces and the rack tubes. This will get you a less bulged everywhere shape, plus you can bend the forward end of the tank a bit for positioning.

    To get the lower right side of the tank to bulge out, I used a heat gun on it while the tank was full of boiling water and under pressure.
  3. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Gents,
    Little electrical help if someone could. I'm finally getting the finals done on my rally ish build and all the lights worked until about 3 days ago. It's only been ridden down the road a few times and always kept in a garage. Hi beam - HID (Touratech kit) won't work. Neither will the little marker light underneath the fairing though that shouldn't be related...

    The hi beam indicator light works but when I turn the switch to brite, the low side goes out but no hi beam light or indicator. All the wiring looks okay, fuses good, battery is good, signals, horn, brake lights work. Obvious thing would be maybe that part of the switch decided to go out?

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
  4. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Did you get your tank from justgastanks? Those front and rear brackets as well as some extraneous hardware came with mine.

    I really don't want to cut the plastics. Not sure why, I don't plan to sell the bike, but I'd much prefer to cut the aftermarket rack. I'm fairly certain it will be fine as is, but the alternative will be to cant the tank out at the bottom. But I would agree the benefits of the added range would outweigh minor modifications.

    I did use a heat gun on the wheel recess area of the tank. I was just pretty conservative when expanding and didn't account for how much it would shrink back once the pressure is released.
  5. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    I'm going to assume that you are using the TT Rally Fairing.

    The little marker light under the fairing is what the relay that keeps the low beam on is wired to, so you need to figure out why that isn't lit up. Does the HID ballast for the high beam make any sound when you switch it on? It sounds like you aren't getting any power to it. Check all of your connections and see if the relays are working.
  6. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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  7. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    It is (fairing) and will do.
  8. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    I have not been on this thread in a while... been meaning to solve the axle nut POA . thanks for the tip. I ordered four last night! two for me and two for banshee... Thanks for doing the leg work!
  9. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    I just pulled together somebody else's solution and documented it in one place. Payin' it forward a little.
  10. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    Goof on my part the first time...I forgot about the fuses under the seat. I was looking at the ones in my AP2...the 7.5amp fuse was blown, replaced with a spare 15 and now the marker light works, indicator light works and I hear the relay click over when I switch to highbeam. But the HID will still not come on, started it and tried again, still didn't work. I'll be checking things out with it but any othe suggestions would be appreciated.
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    A blown fuse suggests a short. With everything else, sounds like you might have a bad ballast. Swap the wires to the ballasts and see if the highbeam turns on with no low beam.
  12. Erik RS

    Erik RS Three Wheel Maniac

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    7,5 Amps is apparently too critical for starting up HID. In all the bikes I prepared with HID, I exchanged the 7,5 A fuse for a 15 A. Problem solved :wink:
  13. SCflyer

    SCflyer Long timer

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    7,5 Amps is apparently too critical for starting up HID. In all the bikes I prepared with HID, I exchanged the 7,5 A fuse for a 15 A. Problem solved :wink:

    A blown fuse suggests a short. With everything else, sounds like you might have a bad ballast. Swap the wires to the ballasts and see if the highbeam turns on with no low beam


    Thanks gents. One issue fixed, researching the other and hope I didn't make an $$ problem with my wiring job. Oh well, learn by mistakes. Know where I might get a ballast alone if that's the problem? No way do I want to buy a whole set-up just for that if I can help it.
  14. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Buy an inexpensive HID kit off of Ebay or Amazon for a couple of dollars. Then you have spare bulbs and ballasts.
  15. Tammy

    Tammy Team 2nd Wind

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    the rear axle nut off a WR250f is 27mm and fits without any work to it ... just an FYI
  16. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Thanks Tammy. :clap
  17. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    I have no relation to this but figured I should mention it on here for anyone whos shopping for a new shock.
    I only go in vendors once a month, and figure many are the same and will miss it.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846354
    I bought my ohlins through a group buy last year and it was the best money ever spent. The price I paid was only slightly less than the $727 these guys are charging, and I had been looking for a year before buying one.
  18. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Doesn't the Ohlins make the bike a bit taller? Seems like a good price, but I have been leaning toward getting a Hyperpro, possibly even a shortened one. Not sure I want something that will make the bike seem even taller since I'm a little fella.
  19. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Yes. An Ohlins that is sprung properly will make the nike A LOT taller. Mine has a seat height of about 42". Just realize that putting 2 feet flat on the ground is really overrated.
  20. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    the need for 2 feet flat on the ground is a nasty myth spread by some here as well as presumably well meaning outfits like MSF. I have no idea where it comes from except ignorance. I wonder how many tip overs occur due to some hapless new rider trying for two flat feet, finding one is over a depression, him losing his composure and going down on that side.