BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Carrying mini fuses is not that big of an issue for me, the fuseblocks unit has place for 2 spares (more if you dont use all outputs) and so does the bike fuse box..

    As for access, only 2 dzus bolts to remove the fairing.. no issues there either..

    If I installed it under the seat, Id still have a lot cables going from there to the nav tower, it kind of beats the purpose I think.

    Glad the PDM worked for you. its a very nice unit and in many aspects, way better than the rest, but I just felt more confident with something I can repair in the middle of nowhere.
  2. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    If I remember correctly, I connected it to one of the two wires on the ignition switch wire loom.

    I'm away from home now on a work trip but I'll be back in a few days, I'll check it and let you know.
  3. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee

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    Is the air shock lighter than a conventional spring/oil bath type?
  4. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I have one. I'm about 25 miles west of DC. I had it in the flea market for $100 I think. PM me if you're interested.
  5. tommyvdv

    tommyvdv Been here awhile

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    have one, using it but considering a spring.
    sucks being on another continent for these kinds of things
  6. LJRAT

    LJRAT LJR Adventure Tours

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    Anyone have a successful time removing the ABS from their bike?
  7. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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  8. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee

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    Another option.
    Remove the front brake line, ABS sensor and short line from the master cylinder
    Replace the front brake line and banjo bolt with the OEM BMW non ABS part.
    Loop the smaller line from the right side distribution block back on itself.
    Pull the ABS fuse, tape over the light on the dash.

    For the permanent removal you'd need front and rear brake lines and the front banjo bolt at a minimum. I neutered the system on mine so I could raise the bars significantly and retain the resale value. NVTS
  9. Jholmes105

    Jholmes105 GORIDE

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    Does anybody happen to have a TT tank they want to sell? I would love to find one collecting dust in a garage that somebody wants to get rid of/ Of course it is for my G650 XChallenge!

    JP
  10. LJRAT

    LJRAT LJR Adventure Tours

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  11. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    A quick google search revealed that he's also registered here on ADVrider.com:

    mikecbrxx
  12. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    I just did two bikes. A X-ch and a X-co. What problems are you having? Did you do the speedo reset procedure? I have a print out I can send you if you pm me an email address.
  13. LJRAT

    LJRAT LJR Adventure Tours

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    Speed indicator is displaying zero along with no ODO. but all other functions work perfect.
    Yes, I did the reset, but the only thing it did was change wheel size. Is there away to check the wheel sensor output?
  14. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    I should have checked the link before I posted. That is the exact procedure I used. I confirmed the wiring instructions by comparing the non-abs wiring schematic to the abs schematic.

    I would go back and check your wiring especially the pin locations at the instrument connector. Also be sure the pins are fully inserted. You can use the front speed sensor to drive the the speedo or replace the rear with the it. They are the same with the possible exception of cable length. The different wheel diameters will provide an erroneous reading if you use the front wheel but it should work for testing purposes.

    Did you use twisted cable when you extended the sensor wires? The twisted wire helps to reject any electronic noise. Doesn't have to be anything special, just twist the wires together tightly like the OEM wires. I also solder those connections.

    Like I said, I just did an 07 and an 09 with out problems. I did unwrap the original wiring harness and remove all unused wires. Rewrap with oem tape. That's a bit anal but I get that way when it comes to wiring. BTW, I extended and used the leftover 10 amp fuse (switched) for dash accessories and the 20 amp fuse (unswitched) for headlights through a relay. That takes a substantial 5 amp load off the ignition switch. The 30 amp fuse was wired to a HD SAE connector. All wires wrapped in the redone wire harness to look OEM.

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  15. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    I just checked. I taped the green wire on the ignition switch loom RED has constant 12VDC, green has only 12VDC when ignition switch is on.

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  16. Bli55

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    So, if anyone is interested, that is not how it was meant to be!
    Which is strange, because it is very unlikely bearing has been changed before me and unlikely that it has moved by itself. :deal
    Decided to do it properly, bin the new seal and measured depth at 5.3 mm. It must have been pressed like this from the factory?? :huh :huh

    Anyway, what do you think about this - does that pin need replacing?

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  17. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    What is the trick to removing the right hanlebar riser bolt?

    I got the left out, but the right has a metal tab on the headstock which seems to block access to the bolt head for a socket. I don't want to take the top triple off just to check the bolt is not bent (bars were slightly "cocked"). I tried to use an open end wrench but it felt like it was going to round the corners off :eek1 and based on how much thread lock was on the left bolt, I didn't want to destroy the bolt head.

    Thanks.
  18. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    Try using a heat gun to heat the riser. That will release the thread locker.

    BTY, if you use a Scott's dampner mount it will clamp the risers together and prevent them from twisting. You don't need the whole kit, just the bar clamp. http://www.scottsonline.com/Stabilizer_Purchase2.php?Make=BMW&Model=G&Bike_ID=4719&Year=2009&Size=650&Fred=X&BI_ID=454399
  19. Earlevet

    Earlevet ADVEarl

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    PITA.... Have to remove the front fairing and helps to removed right side panel. Push bars to full right stop point to clear the pesky tab.
  20. bronio

    bronio 666

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    Hi I'm looking for rear wheel for Xchallenge, maybe somebody have one for sale?

    Thank's