BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Thanks to everyone for your helpful inputs.
  2. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    Then re-route it so its comfortable.

    I have 50mm risers on mine and a thorough re-routing of cables enables this.
  3. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    and you're using OEM cables?

    I'm getting the 20mm TT risers next week, being tight as they are now, I was planning to make custom cables.

    Guess I'll try some new cable routing this weekend.

    tnx!
  4. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    yes all OEM cables

    Not heard of anyone who has needed custom cables. The main re-routing is sorting out how it should flow around the bars and headstock.

    Good luck with the TT risers ... they have a habit of bending or snapping bolts.
  5. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Yeah.. I read that just after ordering :(:

    I guess I'll give it a try and carry a set of extra bolts just in case.

    I saw a template/bracket on another thread that somebody made to fit a scotts steering damper. He said that it gave some extra stiffness to the whole unit, I may go that way if the bolts fails.
  6. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    I ended up getting the Diablo because of its lower profile. Not mounted yet.

    For those of you with the Fandango or Diablo, has anyone sealed the seems?
  7. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I did on my Fandango, but I'm not sure it was necessary... No leaks though, used in several heavy downpours...
  8. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    I'm having some difficulty getting the bag set up on the bike. If you have any photos of how you've routed the straps, I'd really appreciate it.
  9. Noillek

    Noillek Nomada Portugues

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    Hi all,

    Need your advises, recently did a 2000km trip in 3 days, that include riding on the autobahn... got to excited and when for a long time at speeds higher than 140km/h... result oil leak from carter and loose screws and one missing.
    [​IMG]
    What can I do, as simple fix. As I'm not very handy guy. To avoid this to happen again.

    My solution so far is buying a new screws use loctite and put as well a bit on the others, there's anything else that I should do?

    Thanks

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  10. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    Replace the shift lever with a more pliable one immediately. Touratech make one that works well.
  11. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    just keep an eye on your bolts.

    my old dakar used do same. singles vibrate and bolts get loose.

    i had all my clutch cover ones come loose before

    just replace bolt, loctite it and make sure rest are all snug fit.

    they will and do loosen up just have keep eye on them.

    think thats bad. some the older ktm 640's uses vibrate so much nearly have bring fulls et bolts when go trail riding (ok bit exagerated there)
  12. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    Has anyone retrofitted an mx or enduro exhaust to their bikes

    cant afford a new xch specific one

    was thinking the crf exhaust as they are common and not a tiny unit so should be quiet compared to some pipes

    happy with current one, just i plan getting 2 exhaust and fitting one to the right hand side same as the TT rally bike and making it into a fuel tank
  13. Noillek

    Noillek Nomada Portugues

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    Thank you John, I think that there's no other option than check the screws every now and then.

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  14. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    i do this all the time on the bike and now and again few always have to be tightened up
  15. jonb

    jonb Montana Adventurer

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    I have a Hyde Racing Windshield for sale on the Flea Market thread.
    Blue. Looks sweet on the bike. Pics on the Hyde Racing website.
  16. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    I have seen a KTM 625 SXC can fitted to the standard header and also a 530 can modded with mounts moved to the opposite side fitted. Guy said he had to repack the 530 can fairly often.
  17. Antti

    Antti Been here awhile

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    Would 8cell Antigravity battery be enough for Xch?
    Anyone using?

    It has higher cca value and ah. But for some reason their importer is recommending 12 cell. My old battery is already four years old, still working but might be time to change it.
  18. an13

    an13 Adventurer

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    I have 12 cell Antigravity and at least it works great. No more hot start issues, 13.2 volt idle voltage is nice, plenty of voltage for ecu to start even when warm and hard start situation.
  19. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    PM sent. I'm pleased with the battery and the service.

    I have the 8cell and it works ok, the first cold days are upon and still starts first crank. however, I believe they recommend the 12 cell one now which clearly is going to be better.
  20. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I actually went with an EarthX-18. The cca and Ah values are kind of like comparing apples and oranges. Especially in Finland, the Li battery is going to have reduced cca in the cold. Likely it will be fine once you warm it up (headlight on for a few seconds or a crank or two). But I would err on the side of extra cca. I had no loss in cranking performance even at freezing temps.

    The Ah values are also "Pb-acid equivalent", not true Ah. Unless you plan on using the extra space in your battery compartment for something, I would go as big as possible. The difference between an 8, 12, or even 18 or 24 is only ounces with Lithium batteries. Regardless which Li battery you get, it will be several pounds lighter than the stock battery, even if it has the same dimensions.

    Or the short answer - I would definitely get at least the 12 cell.

    Here's a link to pics of my install: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20510652&postcount=4379