BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,213
    Location:
    Viva Lost Wages!

    I had a spring let loose in the transmission and the shifter forks are also a bit delicate. The worst part is having to split the cases to fix it.
  2. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,252
    Location:
    NoVA
    It is had to tell from that pic, but is your bearing fully seated? It isn't crooked, which is good, but it looks like it isn't fully flush to the lip on the outbound side of the pressure plate.
  3. Zac Cutler

    Zac Cutler n00b

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2015
    Oddometer:
    6
    Location:
    Columbia MO

    Sorry for the delay in getting back, finally back in town and have caught up around the house.

    In response to your questions:

    1.) Correct on the wire in question being "brown #4".

    2.) Looking at the setup again, I agree that it must not have been a short against the frame. Correct on insulating the bare wire before riding. I had stripped it back to get it fed through the plug but taped it up once all setup.

    3.) Didn't see a question to me here, but I will note that the wires inside my pump assembly did not have any signs of wear around zip ties or otherwise. Minus the hole in the top, the pump assembly looked good.

    For what it's worth, my bike has around 24,000 mi at this point.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Reg York likes this.
  4. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,891
    Location:
    Loveland, Colorado
    Thanks Zac.
  5. octopusenvy

    octopusenvy gravel grommit

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    350
    Location:
    Aotearoa, Te Hiku o Te Ika
    Awesome, I love this community! I know where Ventura is, and I might have something sorted from another inmate, but I will let you know in a PM if I'm still without a place to store 'Bernie'. Sorry I only saw this message now...
    Reg York likes this.
  6. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Oddometer:
    794
    Location:
    Lakewood, CO
    I'm over 50,000 miles on mine.
  7. tester1

    tester1 n00b

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2016
    Oddometer:
    9
    looking for info on turn signal indicators. Right hand indicator flashes but the green light on the instrument cluster does not light up. Has anyone had the dash light fail or is it a possible bad wire somewhere between the switch and the light?
  8. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,229
    Location:
    Герма́ния
    Forks are done now on both our bikes.

    [​IMG]

    Fitted all KTM axle nut as well. I've machined the end cap off so it doesn't keep water in it at the front one.

    [​IMG]

    And...... I picked up my Lynx fairing today ! Wooot wooot ! Only propped it up on the front fender here but you get the idea :D:clap

    [​IMG]
  9. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,891
    Location:
    Loveland, Colorado
    Now that's a good idea. The one thing I didn't like. I put a black plastic cap over the right side but it really doesn't work well. Once again just shows I'm not a machinist so I don't think of these things... :)
    Dutchgit likes this.
  10. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,229
    Location:
    Герма́ния
    I'm not a machinist either but I'll have a go at almost anything given the chance :-)
    You could take it off with an angle grinder if you can work precise.
  11. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,891
    Location:
    Loveland, Colorado
    What problem does this solve? Why would I want to do this between an XTank and the breather hose to the main tank? Or is there a good example of some kind of filter at the gas cap itself on the XTank? Seems like overkill or I'm missing something.
  12. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,213
    Location:
    Viva Lost Wages!
    Or you could send them to me and I'll bore them out for you on the lathe.

    I have an extra that I could bore out and do an exchange program with.
    seasider and keepshoveling like this.
  13. Reg York

    Reg York Boet

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2016
    Oddometer:
    14
    Location:
    South Africa (Port Elizabeth)
    Have had a similar issue, cleaned the switch and sprayed some Q20, problem Was sorted, seems to appear when the weather has been hot and muggy.
    This might help could well be an issue on the instrument panel as they are inclined get moisture in them....
  14. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,229
    Location:
    Герма́ния
    I've often thought about this but never done anything about yet.
    There could get dirt into the X-tank while filling up, a paper filter would reduce the amount of dirt getting into the main tank.
    A Filter on the breather of the X-tank would be good too as the volume of fuel in both tanks will be replaced by outside air which will contain dust if you ride in dusty conditions.
    jonnyc21 and Zac Cutler like this.
  15. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,082
    Location:
    In the garden behind the dacha
    Rather than a fuel filter, I use a quick disconnect that shuts off on the tank side. With this the tank can be removed without spilling much fuel and the stock tank can still breath through the tube.

    m
  16. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,082
    Location:
    In the garden behind the dacha
    Okay guys, I think BMW "needs to be more explicit in step two." I'm adjusting the valves and the BMW DVD say to use a "suitable tool" to depress the bottom of the tensioner and then "secure it in place." It seems that both the BMW DVD and the zip tie method need to have the chain tensioner relaxed to work. I've been through Matt's page, F650, the BMW DVD and your tube. Good stuff all, but without a clear answer on this one issue. Any help is appreciated.
  17. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    503
    Location:
    T-Dot, Canada
    Just curious if anyone who has fabbed up their own fender eliminators could post up the drawings for their recipes?
  18. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2014
    Oddometer:
    167
    tail tidys? I posted a few pictures of the one I made on the last page or two. I still have my template if you would like a copy, one other person wants one as well.
  19. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Oddometer:
    930
    Location:
    Nemčija
    Just unscrew the tensioner. Or rather the bolt that's holding it in place.
  20. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,082
    Location:
    In the garden behind the dacha
    Trust me, I've been looking at that tensioner bolt behind the oil tank since I began the work. Since removing it is not listed as a step in the DVD, it is implied that there is an alternative. I just want to make sure that there is not something I'm missing before I start removing parts to get to the bolt.