BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. chokozip

    chokozip Been here awhile

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    So after sifting through all the pages on the X there really is not much on oil.
    I am an Amsoil dealer and use it in my other bikes.
    Anyone using it in there bikes currently?Has it helped with the shifting?
    I notice finding neutral is a slight pain in the ass on this bike.

    I would love to hear your thoughts.

    Sean
  2. gumbellion

    gumbellion Been here awhile

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    I use mobile one euro car formula
    Shifts like a dream and can always find neutral. Used rosella during first 7500km, no issues there either.
    I have heard negatives about amsoil in the 650s tho,can't remember what threads or site though
    Best I can do. I run am soil in my snowmobile dirt bike and boat with no issues. Crank case gets rosella in crank case but sabre for pre mix
  3. SchillerM

    SchillerM Been here awhile

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  4. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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  5. jtw000

    jtw000 Survivor

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    Does anyone know if there's a replacement petrol cap for these bikes? I know touratech do one but the price is insane and it doesn't even lock. I figure the pattern must fit some other bike but I've ruled out the other F and G650s. I know it was built in the Italian Aprilia factory but it certainly doesn't match to the Pegaso because the contemporary model had an electronic release. Is there anything else with the same hole pattern? Ideally I'd like to fit a locking aircraft style cap so there's no piece to remove.
    Thanks.
  6. Niedz

    Niedz Been here awhile

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    what shifter is that? looks like the stock one almost.
  7. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Tim,

    Thanks for the tool box pics. How was the installation?
  8. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    It bolts right on. The front is attached with brackets that require replacing the two lower engine mount bolts (included) instead of 2 - 6mm bolts into the frame.
  9. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    The shifter is an aluminum Moose Racing WR450 shifter.
  10. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I thought your sandwiches were in there

    What footpegs are you using mate?
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    The oil bottle is the sandwich place holder.

    Those are the Fastway Evo pegs. You have to machine the spacer to make them fit correctly.
  12. tommyvdv

    tommyvdv Been here awhile

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    4800 euro's for a 2008 with ABS only 5000km on it. good deal or not?

    oh and there's extra set of excel SM wheels included in that deal.

    new the bike was just under 10k I believe.

    thanks!
  13. 1derer

    1derer Sh*t Where am I?

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    Kind of begs the question what is considered high miles for a Xchallenge? I have been looking at the X for sometime now as they are getting harder to find and wonder the service that can be expected from the engine or other spinning parts??
  14. slide

    slide A nation with a future

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    Tough to say due to different usage patterns, but the engine is almost identical to the one used in the F650 for many years. I"ve heard of those going over 80,000 miles w/o a rebuild.
  15. MTBiker78

    MTBiker78 ENDURO Wanabee

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    Mine Xchallenge has 48.000km on the clock. Ridden quite hard. For last 5 years just one major failure - sprag clutch - after aprox 10.000 km. thats all.
    a lot of mud sand and water riding causes that Im replacing all the bearings once at one-two years (wheels, steering, rear suspension).
  16. mcgarrett

    mcgarrett Been here awhile

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    Any thoughts on trying to rehab a gas cap that won't seal properly vs. just buying a new one? That seems to be what's causing my off-and-on issues with the X-Tank feeding into the main. Everything else checks out ok.
  17. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    A guy in the X Country thread tried a few different seals. Head over there and search, as I recall it was with mediocre results but i could be wrong.

    Actually I think it was Neidz first post on top of this page.....
  18. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile

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    I took the gas cap apart , made another thin gasket out of some material I had around.
    Added the gasket under the OEM gasket, also used a new o ring on the tank lock lock cylinder.
    The gas cap closes now tight and gives a good seal to for the Aux tank to work.
    Check also the connection of the TTtank fuel line to the bikes tank.
    I have seen some problems with that on a friends bike.
    M
  19. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile

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    Just saw that you have the X tank.
    You need a hoseclamp where the fuelline connects to the OEM tank vent.
    The supplied cabletie will nor seal properly.
    M
  20. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I have 140,000 km on mine , about 2/3 off road, and feel the engine has just about had enough. I also think alloy frame parts, (lower frame legs and swingarm) have wear. I think for gentlemanly use, mostly commuting or onroad, the bike should not be much different to the F650 GS that came before it, which could get to 200,000 km.

    I could do a full engine rebuild but feel its wiser to buy a low mileage X-moto and swap my aftermarket over to it. Then all bushings and fittings are like new as well.