BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. BigHairyYorkshireman

    BigHairyYorkshireman n00b

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    Thanks oothef, but did you measure the length too please?
  2. oothef

    oothef Grownup

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    Rear spindle overall length 300mm, small dia. length 295mm
    I'm looking for a plain bush to replace the (collapsed) swinging arm needle roller bearing on the exhaust side, 25mm id, 32mm od, anyone know of a supplier, before I get one turned up?
  3. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    The bracket is the one that Ohlins supplies with the shock. If all else fails, send the bracket to me and I can modify the holes.
  4. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Ohlins is sending a rubber block and hose clamp. We'll see how that works.
  5. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Any suggestions for replacement mirrors? PO traded the bike in without any, and the dealership put on some generic cheap ones that I don't really like.

    Michael
  6. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Somebody was selling a pair of OEM ones in the Flea Market a couple days ago. They had already sold one, but they can be used on either side. I was going to text you, but didn't know whether or not you liked those ones on your bike.

    Edit - I have Aprilia Tuono mirrors on the Strom (common replacement to combat buffeting). Not sure if they'll fit the X, but I'm thinking they will. We can try them out if you want, but they may be too short to get a good view past your shoulders.
  7. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Marc,

    We can give them a try when I borrow your torque wrench. :D

    I've also seen some mention of using KTM folding mirrors.

    Michael
  8. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    I use these on mine and they work great

    pricey, but good mirros with lots of adjustments and sturdy as hell.

    I called to be sure they'd work and ended up getting the KTM ones....
  9. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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  10. Yukon Ho!

    Yukon Ho! We can go ANYWHERE!

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    http://www.doubletakemirror.com/ -- love 'em.
  11. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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  12. BigHairyYorkshireman

    BigHairyYorkshireman n00b

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    Hi. Checked with Motorworks and they can only supply the BMW parts, as per their website, or any combination of gaskets shown there. If that's any use to you, let me know. Athena response was that they don't do a top end kit for the 07 XChallenge. Cheers, Pat :cry
  13. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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  14. werner747

    werner747 Adventurer

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    Hi,

    Has anyone had problems with the standard LED tail light? Mine seems to be dead! When the bike is switched on, voltage to the plug that connects to the tail light is 0.3v, when applying the brake, it jumps to 11,5 v, but the light never comes on? So I don't know if this is a bad LED tail light, or something in the wiring.

    All fuses are fine.

    BMW wants more than an arm and a leg for a new tail light! Has any one fitted any other brands?

    Any help will be appreciated.
  15. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Touratech sells a LED tail light for the XChallenge. I don't recall how much it costs though.
  16. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Look here.

    TT is ~$90 less than BMW.
  17. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    Could well be a fractured wire. I have had a few go, including the power wire to the tail light at the connector. If it is the led there are plenty of 12v high output less on eBay. It wouldn't be too hard to knock something up.
  18. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I have several wire issues on the rear wiring loom (as well as elsewhere). So I would take it out and inspect it. If I recall its relatively easy to remove the plug is under the seat and there are a few zip-ties.
  19. BigHairyYorkshireman

    BigHairyYorkshireman n00b

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    Thanks oothef. The outfit who are making the spindle crash bungs for me could also make a bush for you, either from phosphor bronze or Acetal (a bit like nylon but with a high oil content so works as a bearing) but would need to know a length, which material and your zip/postcode to quote a price.

    :clap
  20. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Picture request

    Want to drain the coolant. Is the bolt ahead (towards the front of the bike) of the oil drain the coolant drain? If so would someone be so kind to take a picture and circle anything I need to remove? Like any hoses or anything as well? Thank you in advance.