BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I've got my 40th birthday ride next year. Plan is to get on the TAT around NM-CO and ride to OR via Moab and southern ID. It would be handy to plan the two around each other should the meetup actually happen. I could do an east coast meetup in the spring but not a west coast twice in one year.


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  2. Snake Oiler

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

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  3. Mancino

    Mancino Adventurer

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  4. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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  5. Snake Oiler

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

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    I'll bet I should sale pretty damn quick
  6. Snake Oiler

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

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    A question for those of you that have or had the pivot pegz. How do you feel about them and will they work with the lowering brackets? I like the idea just not convinced just how convenient there are.

    Peace
  7. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    I really liked them and I don’t see why they wouldn’t work with lowering brackets. I think the alternative is hip flexibility so...
  8. Snake Oiler

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

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    That would definitely be a benefit for my disability of my legs. He lowering would help also placing my lgs in a less bent possession
  9. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I assume you know where to get the lowering brackets ?

    If not: Erik of Hotrod welding makes them. I don't know of any other source but maybe there are more.
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  10. Snake Oiler

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

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    That was the only place I seen them
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  11. motorrat

    motorrat Been here awhile

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    the Pivot pegs themselves can be mounted in a way that they sit a bit lower as the originals already (1-2 cm perhaps)
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  12. gswadd

    gswadd Been here awhile

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    Had to laugh...

    Rode down to Inverell for the Adv Mag Northern Congregation and ended up heading the page in the local paper write-up about the celebration for Vince Strang and the DR650.

    Least the photographer knows quality when he sees it. :lol3

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  13. Snake Oiler

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

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    That alone would be good I believe. Now I just need to find a set.
  14. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Long story short, I'm in Moab without a key to my bike. Any hotwiring instructions? I'll be damned if I pull my steed 2000 miles and not rider her.


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  15. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    You can unplug the wires going to the key. Then bridge them (or put in a switch) and that should let you start without a key.
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  16. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I figured that in theory but wasn't sure if anyone had a specific way to accomplish that. Hopefully not a permanent disability of the ignition


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  17. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling Long timer

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    Cut the wires below the plug. Then put them back together again. Sure, it's less good than not cutting them, but it's also better than not having a bike. Alternatively, if you have some wire with you you can just bridge the gap that way. I believe it'll run just fine once it starts but if not, some electrical tape should have you sorted.
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  18. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    Ive got tools and connectors. Thanks.


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  19. Snake Oiler

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

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    Man that really sucks. Hope you get things figured out
  20. Snake Oiler

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

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    Hey guys and gals. Where is the best place to get the Pivot Pegz? I seen that Touratech has those in stock. But is there a better place?

    Peace