BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Man eaglescan. That's so awesome country. I must say I'm a bit jealous.

    Peace
  2. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Going out you all. Has anyone fabricated a auxiliary fuel cell?

    I've been playing around cutting out cardboard and taping up some shapes that are similar to an X tank but a tad more capacity. But thought I'd reach out and see if I could get some ideas.
  3. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    This one isn't mine, but I have one of these (my birthday present from my wife!) and plan on using it when I do the 5 Miles of Hell trail.
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    Getting this was the only resin I was willing to sell my X... I miss my X, but not to the point of giving up the Montesa... :thumb
  4. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Forgive my lack of knowledge, but do all trials bikes not have seats? I know you're standing most of the time anyways lol.
  5. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    No forgiveness needed... :D

    The short answer is yes they are all without seats.


    The long answer, there are a few long range kits or brands that have made some limited run seated versions or removable seat options but they are not common.
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  6. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    I was just retired, so had the time to spend 12 days there. There is lots for our size bikes, but tons for smaller rides.
    PS My dad was born in Bradford, PA. They left in 1914. I hope to see you state someday.
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  7. Len

    Len Long timer

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    Paging @waylongway
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  8. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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    Who me.........? :hide

    Last sunday........415 miles.......:D


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    0 issues........:D
  9. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Cool bikes these !
    Me and the wife both had one. We sold them though as there is nowhere to ride them apart from some tiny little places dotted over the country (ours weren't road legal) so after about a year or two we sold them.

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  10. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    1. N. Of Moab off of US 191: Go up Gemini Bridges easy/moderate 2-track dirt to 313 pavement, then south with side options to Dead Horse Point State Park or Canyonlands Nat'l Park. Must see overlook (near park entrance) view of spectacular Shafer Canyon switchbacks (see pic below). Return to Moab via: a) same Shafer Canyon switchbacks easy dirt road to Potash Road pavement along Colorado River back to town; OR b) down moderately difficult dirt 2-track Long Canyon down to same paved Potash road (faster option if low on time). You pick up long Canyon up on top on the road that goes to Dead Horse point.

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    2. NE Of Moab off of paved Cisco road 128 along Colorado River: Just before Fisher Towers turn off East and go up easy 2-track dirt that follows Onion Creek all the way up to the top of the mesa, heads South as altitude climbs to pine trees and loops around the top of the rim finally heading Southwest and ends up on Sand Flats road dropping straight into Moab. You will have to plan the route as the middle part has multiple forks so don't get lost.

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    Those are a couple of moderate big bike friendly routes. Another is the famous and spectacular White Rim trail. It is about 140 mile 8 to 10 hour loop so maybe stash some gas on way out. It has a couple of somewhat steep hills on it but no problem for XC's. Call park ranger and check on permits I have no idea if they are required these days.

    I'd give my left nut if i could ride my X with you on your rides. Or just to be able to ride anywhere on my X, or to even have a nonbroken X, or even to be able to ride all. So ride and enjoy for me. Post pics. I will ride there again someday I know it. There is nowhere like Moab, not in this hemisphere.
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  11. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    I do realize that the area I live in is beautiful also. A lot of people just take it for granite that we all have a great country. I'm also just retired and trying to get things in order to make my great escape.lol. I've seen a lot of the states on the Harley. Not it's time to do it in a little more remote areas.
  12. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    This might be a dumb question. But how can I save a post for future reference? I'd like to save snooker's post in case I'd ever make it out that way towards Moab.

    Peace
  13. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    Easiest way is just to copy and paste the whole thing into word or an email you send to yourself.
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  14. Gedrog

    Gedrog Long timer

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    You can also use Google Chrome and CTRL + Print and save as PDF I also have Cute PDF installed
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  15. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Woot! Pictures. Thanks.



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  16. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Outstanding. Thanks so much. I wish my brothers were not Harley guys. How boring.


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  17. gr8grins

    gr8grins Been here awhile

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    Thanks Gerdog. I'll do just that.
  18. Gedrog

    Gedrog Long timer

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    Here are the part numbers

    21217700413
    Lamellar package
    From:
    09/01/2007
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    -
    Weight:
    0.940 kg
    Price:
    $258.46
    Part 21217700413 was found on the following vehicles:
    21217714226
    Judder spring/support disk
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    02/18/2008
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    Weight:
    0.025 kg
    Price:
    Part 21217714226 was found on the following vehicles:
  19. Gedrog

    Gedrog Long timer

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    A lot of the G650GS parts are the same as the X
  20. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    Pretty sure you will return . Snooker nailed it when he said there is no place like it. And Snooker, all the best for your recovery.
    Moab would be a great place for an X meet up, given enough time to plan.
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