BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. noisytoys

    noisytoys Adventurer

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    If you are planning an Xtank in the near future, the TT frame lacks the threads for the US charcoal- canister which is used by Erik to attach the Tank, if so have a Welder put in some steel bushings at the same spot to be threaded later.
  2. rockydog

    rockydog just a guy

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    advford, check out curry hunt on facebook, he and his wife on a couple of xchallenges..
  3. wah64apache

    wah64apache Older Than Dirt

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    Hi Folks;
    I am a week away from pulling the engine on my XCHALLENGE (SWMBO) will be in the UK for week. The bike has been pumping oil from the crankcase into the air box. Lots of oil. It isn't overfilling. Did the compression and leak down tests and there is definitely something wrong in the top end.
    Does anyone know where I can get a top end gasket kit other than BMW? I don't want to drain my life's savings.
    Thanks.

    Cheers, Frank
    In Sunny but cold Arizona (60's F)
  4. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    Try motorworks
  5. BigHairyYorkshireman

    BigHairyYorkshireman n00b

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    I second the Motorworks suggestion. They are nothing short of brilliant to deal with. I pass by their premises most days, so if there's anything I can do to help, please let me know.
  6. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    Is there any demand on the stock bars for the X bikes? I just swapped mine out but cant see asking 1/2 of new for bars. But are there even aftermarket options for bars with the threaded ends?
  7. wah64apache

    wah64apache Older Than Dirt

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    I'll take you up on that Yorkshire Man. If you would check if they have or can get a top end Athena, or similar quality top end gasket kit for an 07 XChallenge ans how much it will cost and time to get it I appreciate it about 5 or 6 pints worth the next time I'm in Jolly Ole. Cheers, Frank
  8. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Marc, should I use rescue tape under the Oxford heated grips as well or it just for the under grip heaters?

    Thanks.
  9. Pejie

    Pejie old rider

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    Had a similar, but different problem with mine after washing. Started & idled but as soon as throttle was cracked open it would splutter & eventually die. Fuel pressure was dropping every time throttle got opened & come back up when throttle closed. Dud fuel pump or blocked line.

    After a week of pissing about on & off ended up being the plug for the side stand switch just under the seat. Seems if there is a fault there it cuts out the fuel pump. I figure the extra vibration when cracking the throttle caused the plug to partially fail

    Thought it was worth a post as mine was after water & affected the fuel pump
  10. BigHairyYorkshireman

    BigHairyYorkshireman n00b

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    Hi. Their current list of engine gaskets can be seen at http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=4&NU=15&M=75&Ct=BA&spPage=2 but I have also contacted them to pass on your enquiry, so I will let you know what they say.
    I also noticed that Athena website indicates free delivery within Europe for orders over 50 Euros, so I've emailed them to ask for the top end gasket kit set part number too.

    Cheers,
    Pat
    PS I drink Theakstons Old Peculier - 6 pints of that would sedate a small horse :evil
  11. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I've only used it under grip heaters. Honestly, I'm not sure if you would need them under Oxfords. I don't recall hearing people talk about having heat sink issues with Oxfords. I assume since the heating element is buried inside the grip itself it is better insulated from the bar and closer to the surface of the grip. It certainly wouldn't hurt, but it might be overkill.
  12. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    really must go get one. drilled few holes in mine but its some lump of metal why they make so big is beyond me
  13. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    would the left and right switch gear of a f650gs bike fit xchallenge
  14. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    Oxford grips are fine without tape underneath.
  15. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Thanks. They are sitting in the garage waiting for the time to install them.
  16. oothef

    oothef Grownup

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    Rear spindle O/D 19.43mm I/D 11.85mm HTH
  17. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Dealer installed my Touratech subframe and pannier racks yesterday, but the Ohlins oil reservoir mounting hardware isn't compatible with that set-up. It's jury-rigged with zip ties for now, and I'll call Touratech tomorrow, but I was just wondering if anyone had encountered the same issue. Dealer tech said that a metal clamp (which they didn't have) should do the trick.

    Michael
  18. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I think Tbarstow has the TT racks with an Ohlins shock. Hopefully he can throw out some ideas.
  19. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Yes, I have the TT rear end and an Ohlins shock.

    You need a milling machine with a hole mover tool and it will fit like this:

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  20. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the guidance, and it seems like a solid set-up. I'm hoping Touratech might suggest a slightly less machine-intensive solution, since I lack machines and skills. :D

    Michael