BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

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    thats one nice looking piece of kit!
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  2. Len

    Len Long timer

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    You will love it the first time you roll into some unexpected sand, it is a great setup!
    When will you have it married up with your spanking new forks?:ricky
  3. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Hopefully this week. I went out to West Virginia yesterday and gave the forks a good work out in the rocks, gravel, and small jumps......worked very well, like they weren't even there! Oh, and they even handled the twisties really well.....so other than cost I am happy with the forks. I did get the tall bar risers so I am a bit worried that the brake lines associated with the ABS may be too short, hopefully not.
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  4. DUXGS

    DUXGS Adventurer

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    Look what showed up on Friday!
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    Careful when installing the collar-- it only needs to be hand tight via your fingers; any torque & it can crack ( ask me how I know)... Enjoy it in the loose stuff!

    Greg
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  5. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    hi does anyone know of a currently available source for XCh graphics kits?
    Alternately would anyone have a vector file that cold be used to produce a set at a printer?
  6. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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  7. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

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    i need those! except different colors

    are there any others? or like posted above, a file that could be downloaded and brought to a graphics shop?
  8. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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  9. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

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    so to add to the (seemingly) never ending list of things I would like to do to my xch, I would really like to build an exhaust that is quite a bit smaller than stock, and possibly get a bit more sound out of it. I don't want to wake the neighbors though. I'm not made of money and I enjoy building things, so I'm thinking about trying a muffler off of a sport bike. What do you guys think might work well? I would imagine something off a 600cc bike..
  10. Shmikes_1

    Shmikes_1 Perpetual Novice

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    Anyone here know the xcountry fork oil fluid level?
    Cheers.....

    .....Managed to dig out the CD Rom Manual.

    It's 690ml which should bring you up to 80mm from the top of the tube
  11. Stromius

    Stromius Part time danger seeker

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    Looking at an X this week. Since there are 530 pages on this thread, any critical items that would kill a purchase for these? Meanwhile I'll keep reading...
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  12. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    See how it shifts. If it has a stock shifter and it's having any issues at all shifting, that'd kill it for me. It's a little clunky compared to a lot of other transmissions, but it shouldn't be difficult or really clunky. Reading that again, that's awful advice but uh, you'll know it when you feel it? Otherwise, I think the engine is pretty bullet proof.
  13. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    I would make sure it starts cold without using any throttle and idles without issues. Ditto the advice from keepshoveling, but the transmission on these bikes is pretty clunky by many standards. I think what he means is you should still be able to shift it through the gears.

    Also, I would look under the seat at the subframe to look for any cracks.

    How many miles?
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  14. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Check if the shifter shaft is bent. If it's bent, leave it.

    If it crawls with the clutch in, and/or neutral is hard to select, the clutch cover needs altering or replacing by a Husky TR 650 or a 2009 XCountry cover.
  15. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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  16. DESERT SCORPION

    DESERT SCORPION SINGLE TRACK

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    I recently got my X working again after a lot of frustrating electrical malfunctions. It would up and quit in traffic, then when I try to restart it, the display comes on, goes through the normal cycle, then goes blank. Well, I already had a bad ignition switch that I completely rebuilt some time ago, but I figured it must be acting up again. Ohming it out, it checked fine. The real problem was bad connections behind the headlight up around the steering head. Many of the connectors on this bike are triple sealed rubber cork and bottle style, but not the bunch up at the area mentioned. They look just like the do-it-yourself Molex type connectors one might buy at Radio Shack. Every one of them was corroded and badly in need of cleaning. After lots of meticulous cleaning and reassembly with dielectric grease, she is back on the road and running fine.
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  17. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer

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    This sounds very much like the issue I had - turned out to be the ignition switch wiring. I had both issues; stall while riding and display going blank after what looks like a normal start up. There are a couple wires/connections in there that have been problematic (solder fractures/shorts) over time. Some have wired around this (like adding a kill switch) and/or repaired the faulty ignition parts (re-soldered) or replaced. I ended up replacing BMW Part#51257714676. It's the back half of the ignition barrel. Pretty easy fix.

    I know there are posts in the forum about this - maybe search using "ignition fault" or the like.
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  18. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    See the stuff other folks have said. This also sounds like it might be a dead battery to me. I remember searching fruitlessly for the same topic for a while and then it just ended up being a dead battery. Do you have another battery you could easily swap in or maybe one of those electronic jump starters?

    Here's someone who had the same issue. http://advrider.com/index.php?threa...xchallenge-xmoto.487473/page-14#post-13668664
    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/new-bmw-g650x-merged-threadfest.172350/page-245#post-14311232

    fwiw, I find it pretty helpful to use either the "search this thread" feature here in both this thread and the issues thread and to just google "[whatever is going on or I want to do] g650x" but I know sometimes google fails us all. I think they do it on purpose as a sort of clever psychological ploy to make the rest of us go "weird, google is awesome for me. must be that guy. I will definitely keep using this product."
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  19. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    I was thinking a new battery might be worth considering as well, especially if the current one is over a year or two old.

    The one time I had some strange dash and running issues at the same time that was my issue.

    Good luck.
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  20. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Friendly reminder - CHECK YOUR FRONT BRAKE PADS FOR WEAR!
    They don't last forever DAMHIK :bash and in my case on my XCountry about 8 to 10k miles of mostly around town riding. I am a very BAD, VERY VERY BAD motorcycle owner and had 9k miles on mine when I started to hear serious metal on metal screeching headed back from the store. Luckily I was just riding around town and not on a big trip! I'm an idiot. Never listen to any advice from me in the future :baldy and I'll have to take my website down now due to my loss of face.
    (ok just kidding the G650X site will be up until I DIE ! ( from failure to brake on a corner?) .... again just kidding (about the dying part, the web site stays!)).

    Both of these below are EBC #FA209/2 HH by the way... New ones apparently are on a copper backing plate now:

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    If this helped out at least ONE other idiot out there, well I'd love to hear I'm not the only one needing a reminder. :flush
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