BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    Why not just get road tires? And not that I know of offhand.
  2. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    The 21" is wooobly at high speed and corner handling isn't what I need to hang with these retired guys running GSXRs in WV twisties... Hoping to magically find a set of SuMo wheels... Any ideas?
  3. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Just as hard to find, get some XCountry wheels. 19" front and 17" rear
    You'll be surprised at the difference.
    You could always have them relaced with different size rims if you want/need.
  4. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    I ordered a new fuel pump. While waiting I tried to source some new terminals. Apparently they are hanging out with unicorns. This is the single reason I will never buy another BMW. You just cannot get simple replacement parts. BMW believe that everything they make is a lifetime part, or we are all rich enough to buy $700 fuel pump assemblies when a $65 pump goes out. Coincidently, should anything fail electrically you need a $1500 wiring loom.

    So I cut the bad wire inside the fuel tank. Drilled a hole into the top of the fuel pump assembly, ran cut wire through the hole. I then sealed the hole with JB plastic weld. Cut the corresponding bad wire outside the FPA and connected them. Then I put it all back together. Now at about htis time I realized 2 things.
    1. I left the ignition in the on position for a week. So The battery is dead. Awesome. GO me.
    2. The bottom washer of my Ohlins Shock Spring is wicked cracked. Fuck me. Not too big a deal but I have missed two solid months of riding so far.

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    Add another project to the list....
  5. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    That just sucks, I'm sorry.

    You don't need a BMW fuel pump, as I understand it others work too (I say that based entirely on the reading the Internet) so if it's not too late I think maybe colebatch's thread talked about it and an hour of searching is certainly worth $700 of my time. But again, that just sucks.
  6. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    To clarify. Somewhere after page 400 there was a link to a $70 aftermarket fuel pump that shipped in two business days. It is not an exact match but it fit in with little issue. As soon as the battery is charged I'll see how the fix went.

    Here is the unit I purchased: from Quantum Fuel

    Quantity: 1
    Item: New Intank EFI Fuel Pump BMW G650 Xchallenge / G650 Xcountry /
    Xchallenge / Xmoto / G650X (K15) 2006 - 2010 (HFP-382B)

    Unit Price: $69.98
    Total Price: $69.98
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    subtotal: $69.98
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    total: $69.98
  7. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    I knew I read it somewhere! :) Let us know how it works for you?
  8. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    I can tell you the bag filter on the entry to the pump unit sucks. It does not stay on like the OEM one. It's a much looser fit. Had to fish it out of the tank a few times when I tried replacing the unit. Would not be surprised if it never stays put. I am removing the unit today and replacing it with the OEm filter bag.

    Pump itself does not sit exactly in its holder as the OEM one does, I got creative with zip ties and a hose clamp to affix it.
  9. Cam805

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    gqelements - see post #6309 of this thread. An inmate was selling some Warp 9 sumo wheels for an xchallenge. Obviously long gone, but it seems that they do exist.

    Although I also second that the 19" xcountry front makes the xchallenge an adequate road machine.
  10. Sh4ft

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    Well, my water pump seal is toast, coolant is definitely leaking from the weep hole, it's coolant only and the oil didn't appear to have any coolant in it. I would like to try and replace the water pump seal only for now, which according to the following thread is possible. Does anybody know the size of seal so I can order a double lipped SKS seal?

    http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php/315157-Waterpump-overhaul

    I do plan on replacing the shaft/impeller/both seals/clutch cover gasket/pinion/etc over the winter, pulling off the swingarm, exhaust and part of the frame just to get the clutch cover off seems a bit....excessive.
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    You have to do all of that to get to the pump seals anyway. Just order the BMW impeller kit and be done with it for the next 20k miles.
  12. Sh4ft

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    Rocky in the ukgser thread said:
    "Its a roll pin that goes through the impeller and is tapped out quite easily, then drill a small hole in the seal and insert a self tapping screw, the seals are only soft and will pull out with a small pry bar."

    I want to try this if I can find the right size seal, that way I only have to pull off the water pump cover....

    Colebatch stated in another thread that he uses this kit:
    http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=65&Ct=FA&SbCt=BA_15_65_FA_65

    $35 shipped from the UK beats the $55 kit from the dealer.

    Edit. This FAQ for the F650 says that the seal size is 10x26x7mm, anybody know if that's true for the G650X?
    http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/Water_Pump_Seal_Repair_FAQ.htm#Parts Required
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  13. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Yep, the seals are the same just as the whole waterpump kit is, apart from the gasket to the pump housing but that's not in the kit anyway and you should e able to re-use it.
    I'd bite the bullet and do the shaft as well as it wears. (did on my old F 650)
    It's not that much work, it just looks like it. If you damage the shaft you'll be at it again in a few hours.
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  14. Bike#8

    Bike#8 Been here awhile

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    When I had my XChallenge, Woody's Wheel Works laced up a used 18" XChallenge rear rim to my front XChallenge hub. Worked great and was very reasonable, price wise.
  15. khpossum

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    It really isn't very hard to find an aftermarket pump. for instance see http://www.highflowfuel.com/

    A good place to find aftermarket parts / alternate parts is here.

    Coincidently, should anything fail electrically you need a $1500 wiring loom.
    Having a bad day?
  16. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    As stated. Used an after market pump.
  17. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    For those of you running Giant Loop Great Basin/Coyote, is there a strap from the bottom of the side bags and, if so, where are you attaching it on the exhaust side? The Mosko Moto Reckless 40 has a cam buckle at the bottom of each side bag to secure them to the bike. I'm having trouble finding somewhere to secure the left side strap without contacting the exhaust.
  18. robbiedobbie

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    Hi, Can anyone recommend a good lithium battery? Im confused about the various options.
  19. an13

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  20. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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