BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Travlr

    Travlr Adventurer

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    Remove #1, fluid will drain from motor.

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    Remove expansion tank lid and then tank. #2,#3

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    Remove hose off bottom of rad #4.

    If you see this you have gone to far.
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  2. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Thank you!

    What is that other drain in your first pic below the #1 in front if the oil drain?
  3. Travlr

    Travlr Adventurer

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    The bolt that is slightly obstructed (in the picture only) is one of the bolts to remove the left crank case cover. I think that is the one you are asking about.

    The bolt at the right end of the "U" shape is to insert the crank TDC position lock pin. Whick leads to the last photo...
  4. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    The bolt next to the "K15" in the pic is the oil drain. The one right next to it on the bottom of the motor.
  5. Travlr

    Travlr Adventurer

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    That is the oil line that runs from the scavenger/suction pump to the oil tank. maybe we should switch to pm's.
  6. werner747

    werner747 Adventurer

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    Thanks for all the advise! Seems like one wire is bad, got volts to read correctly now, but the light is still dead. Will search ebay for alternatives.
  7. on2

    on2 Adventurer

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  8. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    These DoubleTake mirrors are Neduro's amazing indestructible totally adjustable mirrors. He said they were the only mirror to start and finish the 2012 Dakar, on his bike of course. Nuff said. Support an Adv brother and get the best off road mirror ever made.
  9. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    Not sure where you are but I sourced all the parts to replace my swingarm bearings from simplybearings.co.UK using dimensions taken from the BMW parts fiches on the maxbmw website.
  10. oothef

    oothef Grownup

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    Thanks Jester, I've used simply bearings, but I fancied trying a plain bush instead of the needle rollers, the left hand had collapsed, BSL got me one, just fitted it, put a grease nipple in, I'll see how it performs when I get it back on it's wheels.....
  11. noisytoys

    noisytoys Adventurer

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    Touratech does a double LED fo G650X, they`ll take just an arm for it
  12. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    it might be a dumb questions but how do I remove the brass locator pins from the switches on the handlebars? I was going to just give a hard tug with pliers but dont want to end up wrecking the kill/abs or the other multi switch
    New black bars look sharp, but cant be used yet
  13. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    That works just fine. Pull them with pliers.
  14. The Jester

    The Jester Long timer

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    If they don't come out easily, heat them for a few seconds with a soldering iron and they will just drop out.
  15. Gas Can

    Gas Can Gas Can

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    Thanks to all the inmates that gave advice over the last few years. It really helped me pick the best mods for my X Challenge. Real sad to have to sell it but Im having money issues. Its for sale in San Diego and here in the
    Flea Market. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=866382
  16. baldbeemer

    baldbeemer BALD IS BEAUTIFUL

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  17. advFord

    advFord Been here awhile

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    What stock pan did you use? Regular or low seat? If so, how's the height compare to your original?
  18. Budmeister

    Budmeister n00b

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    XR600 & XR400 ones fit with new bends in the shank to match the OEM.
  19. baldbeemer

    baldbeemer BALD IS BEAUTIFUL

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    I used the original height pan. It measures 5" from the bottom of the pan (Right above the upper shock mount) to the flat portion of seat.

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  20. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    The owners manual doesn't give the coolant capacity. How much for a full flush and fill?

    Thanks.