BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. kiwiAdventure

    kiwiAdventure Long timer

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    2. that's a home-made chicken wire radiator protection not the TT one

    Now I've had a closer look at your high image photo:wink: it is the wire which is fine. BMW has confirmed the wire is ok not the TT

    Just make sure and get BMW confirm the front fender is OK with the holes:evil
  2. Hotmamaandme

    Hotmamaandme Wishing I was riding RTW

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    Gents I bought my X-challenge used only 2k on the odo with extended warranty. It came with the TT radiator guard installed. On the one trail ride I have done so far I did noticed my fan on most of the time. Having never owned or rode one of these bikes i cant tell if thats normal.

    So am I reading this all right? TT radiator guard will cause the bike to over heat and void the warranty?
  3. Jolly705

    Jolly705 Long timer

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    My dealer confirmed, I am getting a new battery under warranty :clap

  4. DiscoDino

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    Congrats...Odyssey :D ?
  5. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    I hear ya! And yes, my photography skills/equipment suck!
  6. kiwiAdventure

    kiwiAdventure Long timer

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    YES
  7. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    All,

    I just bought the last of the "new" X-Challenges from Max last week. My dealer is quoting $244 for the first service. :huh What did you pay or did you just get an oil change at 600 miles and call it a day?

    Thanks,
    Happycamper
  8. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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  9. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I think I paid about that. But I also had them do the State Inspection (req'd here) and they replaced the brake fluid. They essentially combined the 600 mile and 1 year services. My bike was also from MaxBMW. I wasn't sure I was going to have them replace the brake fluid since the bike was just sitting. But the new fluid actually is noticeably clearer.

    Make sure it gets the new Yuasa battery while it is in for service.
  10. Happycamper

    Happycamper Have bikes, will travel

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    Thanks for the response. They told me it already had the battery replaced. I am just looking to conserve funds at this point given I was not planning on a new bike this year, but I really wanted an abs X-Challenge at at the price I could not resist.:wink:

    Happycamper
  11. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Mine apparently had the battery replaced replaced 2x before I even bought it new from MaxBMW. The question is whether it got replaced with another Exide or the Yuasa. The new Yuasa battery "campaign" just came out about 2 or 3 weeks ago. They didn't have the Yuasa in stock when I had my service done. I wasn't too concerned . . .until the battery died on the way home 20 miles from nowhere. I think Exide is generally considered a good battery brand, but the one they put in our X bikes definitely has failure issues. Don't find out the hard way.

    By the way, I pretty much bought mine for the same reason. It's hard to pass up @ $5995. (Even when you're stranded on the side of the road in 90 degree heat)
  12. sideway5

    sideway5 Mudmuppet

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    Is it possible you or toofast4u could provide a schematic for that mounting piece? It looks real good that ktm fender, way better than the original one imho.
  13. Sarunas

    Sarunas n00b

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    Hello,

    I have G650X with ABS and I usually ride off road. So I need to turn off ABS every time I start the engine. Is there any other option to swith off ABS? (for example, for all day, while I'm off road). :rolleyes

    Thanks
  14. muddyrabbit

    muddyrabbit Lost Boy

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    I wish, I'd even pay money for a kit.
  15. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Thanks, not sure where he got it from...let's wait for him to chime in...
  16. Skullenton

    Skullenton Awesome

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    So, I have read through the forums here at what is a good replacement lever for the X-Challnege. My local bike store has been incredibly patient with all my returns of suggested levers that I find to be well short of a real replacement lever.
    So I started modifying a lever when I got sick of it. Turned out great. Cost me about $30 bucks by the time I Bought a lever, cut the spline off, then powder-coated it. Fantastic price since the cheapest touratech replacement is $80.

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    As you can see it looks nice (and I do say so myself). The middle lever is one I found that with a few bends will meet the purpose. And the rear is the stock BMW one which I have snapped and welded back together.

    What I am getting to here is that this has been a rather long project of disappointment in most cases. So as a way of giving back to this forum I will be happy to build more levers for anyone else who would like a better alternative. The more people interested I'm quite sure will bring the price down. The price will be that of what it costs me to make it, no labor charge. So if you want a cheap, great quality mild steel lever PM me. If I get a few people interested I will start this ball rolling.
  17. vince taylor

    vince taylor Adventurer

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    I would love to have one, consider me in and thanks for doing this.
  18. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    I could use a spare for the road. I did drill out my stock one, just haven't ruined it yet.

    Count me in for 1 please!
  19. DiscoDino

    DiscoDino Long timer

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    Count me in for 2. I'd prefer if you put the hex nut top-down so that we can install easily rather than fiddling up-side down...IF we have room for requests :)
  20. TymeRider

    TymeRider Been here awhile

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    Count me in for one.