BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Noillek

    Noillek Nomada Portugues

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    Hi,

    Begining this year I bought and started to modify a very interesting Xmoto to be prepared for some trips in mind for this year.
    Most of the information I'm getting from this forum so I taught that it was about time to show off and thank you all for the knowledge sharing.

    Here goes some pics of my project bike... adventurization in process, rayz seat booked and a visit to hotwelding planed for some frame adaptation and front strut.

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    Using as template the ktm smt... I should make an interesting G650X for travelling.

    By the way even with road tyres is a very easy bike to take off-road, no mud yet :D

    Cheers

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 2
  2. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Congrats on a great bike.

    Looking forward to watching your transformation progress!
  3. Lotus1967

    Lotus1967 NorCalxPlant

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    So... hey there to all... this forum was instrumental in my purchase...

    one thing, it seems my MPG has dropped from 60 to around 50...and that whenever my fuel indicator goes off, I no longer actually have the 0.5 gallon reserve...

    this change happened several months ago, after I got caught being mesmerized by the rolling golden hills of West Sonoma County and drove off the damned road... :huh
    it killed the left plastic and the radiator was mauled...

    ANY ideas would be muchly muchly appreciated...[​IMG]
  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Check to see if your front brake is staying on while you're riding.
  5. Lotus1967

    Lotus1967 NorCalxPlant

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    will do...

    am thinking also, somethig is up since whenever I refuel, it's NEVER more than 2.1 gallons.

    capacity is sposed to be 2.6.. :eek1

    BTW, the thumbs down isn't directed at the response... just my fuel system...
  6. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    I have noted, over the life of my bike, a decrease in mpg going from a solid 75 to a current 68. I attribute it to more ethanol in the fuel.

    Anybody else seeing similar? I don't think that's the cause of the guy you are responding to but it got me to remembering what I used to get mpg-wise.
  7. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    75 & 68 mpg? Are you standing next to the bike and pushing it? Maybe pulling it behind a bicycle? Keep in mind that since the speedometer reads 10% high, so does your odometer.

    The switch to summer gas blends will beat up your mileage, as well as running the crap California gas.
  8. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Back in 07 when this was new, others reported similar mpg from theirs. Remember, mine is a Co which may make a diff.

    As to speedo / odo, the info I have is that the TUV is so strict that BMW calibrate their speedos to read no less than the actual speed no matter what tire used meaning they calibrate about 10% high for stock tires. The odos are supposed to be spot on. I checked and confirmed this with the GS but not with the X.

    Anyway, my readings of mpg are from the uncorrected odo.
  9. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Forgive the newb question, but:


    I'm looking at my rear brakes pads, after:

    1.) my ABS light has been inconsistent lately. sometimes it stays lit, sometimes it is normal.

    2.) it also seems like my rear brakes haven't been as grippy of late.


    I was looking for the typical pad wear lines or grooves, and the front pads have them plain as day, but this is what I see in the back:

    Out side:

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    In side:

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    The out side looks a little boogered up, chipped on the corner. Is this ok, anything to worry about?

    Should I be seeing wear lines, or is this a different kind of pad?

    BTW, bike is a 2007 xmoto, put in service in 09, has 6700 miles on it.
  10. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Its custom painted, I bought it that way from a friend. The bike also had the ohlins shock, excel rims, leo vince exhaust and some random TT stuff when I got it..

    26k km on the oddo
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Check your brake fluid levels front and rear. You may need to flush and bleed the ABS unit.
  12. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Still working on diagnosing my rear brake problems:



    Upon further inspection, I'm pretty sure I found the problem --- look at the dented (broken) ring:

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    See below, on the inside of the ring, where it's actually broken:

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    So, is this slotted ring part of the ABS system? What is it, I can't find it on the Bikebandit parts diagram...
  13. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    It's the rear sensor ring.
    It gives you the speedo readings, is part of the ABS and afaik the MoDiTec somehow uses data from it as well.
  14. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    George at Beemers uber Alles removed the subframe and Dan McNeely TIG welded the attachment points. George then reassembled the bike and completed the install.

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  15. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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  16. khpossum

    khpossum poster

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    The first kit is nice, but hugely expensive. I wouldn't want to have it anyway, ever tried to get a allan bolt out with a bit and screwdriver adapter?

    The second kit may go well with the XC, but the chances are it is not quit right. It seems really generic. I think you are better off putting a kit together yourself. That way you know you will have ALL the right tools just when you need it.

    I don't see the 26 mm axle wrench in either.

    KP
  17. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    The Cruz kit is available on amazon for 85 (free shipping). About two weeks ago it was only 65.

    http://www.amazon.com/CruzTOOLS-RTB...&qid=1369061098&sr=8-1&keywords=cruz+tool+rtb

    That being said, the convenience doesn't negate the price for me (especially the advdesigns kit). I piece together my own kit.


  18. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

    I cant seem to find the cable routing (clutch and throttle cable) on the reprom manual.

    Is it even there?:huh

    Both cables seem to be quite tight con my Xc (no risers - oem bar), so I think the cable routing must be wrong.
  19. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I own the GS Adventure version of the advdesigns.com tool kit. The tools are american made and guaranteed for life. When it comes to tools, you tend to get what you pay for. Everything in the kit, including the roll is well thought out. I can hang the roll from the side of the bike using the hook & loop fasteners or the grommets on the top edge. I've supplemented some of my other tools into the kit, like lock wire pliers, a partial roll of Scotch 33+ electrical tape, specific feeler gauges for the valve clearances, and my 1/4" ratchet Wera set, the Rapidaptor. I have no problem working on all aspects of my bike using these tools.

    Having said all of that, I had previously made my own tool kit, using my own tools I had in my tool box at home. I did my best to keep the kit as compact and light as possible, but it was more than twice as heavy as the advdesigns.com kit and not nearly as compact as their kit. I'm very happy with the advdesigns.com kit.

    There is nothing worse than breaking a proper tool when you are working on a project, although being in the field and having it happen would just plain suck...

    {drops two shiny one cent pieces on the table and saunters away...}
  20. Tomdog

    Tomdog Mapaholic

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    I use the Adventure designs kit brought over from my former bike (1200 GS).
    Made a few supplements. For axle nuts, I have converted to KTM 27mm nuts and employ a "Motion Pro" lightweight 27mm tyre spoon (lever).
    No problems at all with Allen bolts etc using this kit which may not be the lightest but its great quality.