BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Not 100% sure on the Xco.. but on the Xchal the Reprom says you have to remove the fork to change the seals.

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  2. hensh

    hensh n00b

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    Its only the dust seals I wish to replace not the oil seals
  3. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    As far as I know its the same procedure.. you've to remove the fork leg to get to the dust seals/oil seals.
  4. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    You are taking the legs off the bike for sure. might as well do a fork oil change as well plus any other work. I did both legs at about two hours time...having never done it before. I had a bit of help but did most of the work. My guess is the bushing is bad as well so might want to pick those up before you go in. Mine was just leaking and not cracked and the bushing was toasted.
  5. hensh

    hensh n00b

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    I thought by removing the bolt at the base of the fork leg would allow the axle mount to slide off and therefore allow replacement of the dust seal without removing the leg or stripping the leg down.
  6. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    If anyone has the Scheffelmeier rally bash plate with tool box, I'd greatly appreciate hearing your feedback on this product. Thanks.
  7. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    The fit and finish are good. I haven't had the opportunity to really go ride with it offroad.
  8. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2G-b66F3es

    different fork, ours is way simpler, but this is basically what you are gettin into and will relatively show you the innards of most upside down forks.

    Obviously things are not ALL going to match up but use the search feature on YOUTUBE and watch a few videos they should all basically show you several slight variations on the basic steps.

    Again I'd say plan on changing the bushing its cheap and the hard part is being done anyway.
  9. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Thanks Tim. Any thoughts on the design? Does the tool box stick out that much?
  10. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    No more than a tool tube. You gain corner space, so it holds more than a tool tube. I need to make a roll for my tools, as playing tool tetris could get annoying.
  11. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Can you post a few pics? It's hard to tell from their website pics if my Touratech alternator and clutch cover guards would interfere with the bash plate. Thanks.
  12. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    I hope someone on here can answer my question:

    I have the Husky Terra 650 and its time to check the valves. The procedure seems easy enough, but I'm missing the required screw for locking down the crankshaft.

    -Is this something I need to buy from the dealer?
    -Any of them on ebay/amazon?
    -Is this necessary for checking the clearance or just for replacing the valve pads?
    -Has anyone on here done a write-up on checking the valves on the Rotax 650?


    Thanks.
  13. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    No need to buy it from anyone, just make one yourself.

    As for how to make a TDC bolt and on checking the valve clearences (technically you do not need a TDC bolt to check the valves, however, it makes things easier, in my opionion) check faq.f650.com
  14. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Thanks. I saw a video where a guy rounded off the end of a gas tank bolt. Is this the method you are talking about?
  15. jonne

    jonne n00b

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  16. jonne

    jonne n00b

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  17. tommyvdv

    tommyvdv Been here awhile

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  18. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Has anybody tried these $100 Moose STBMW-B stainless footpegs? If so can you give some dimensions as to how long they are from the centerline of the bolt hole? Not sure how Moose measures them.

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    I'm looking for some longer footpegs. There are several other brands out there but I need some measurments to the bolt pivot hole if you have one, thanks!
  19. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    I've never done it myself (BAD OWNER) and I'm at 20,000 miles. My bike starts fine in winter and summer, not saying that's a good reason not to check them. But I've collected a couple of links for when I get a round tuit [​IMG]

    Here ya go, cannot say they are all appropriate, YMMV:
    at UKGSer.com with pics
    at faq.f650.com
  20. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Ah ha, many thanks!

    That's what I was looking for. I will most likely tempt this task tomorrow or wednesday.

    Thanks again.