BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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  2. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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  3. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Thomas

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  4. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Go the the auto parts store and get an inline fuse to bridge the gap between the wires. Then you can pull the fuse if you need to leave the bike anywhere while you eat, etc. I think that TBarstow originally came up with that idea. It's worked for me while I had a ignition switch on order.

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  5. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Ribfest BMW Rally is coming up in Tennessee the 19th-22nd. There will be at least one X there...
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  6. Kiharaikido

    Kiharaikido Been here awhile

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    I just used male to female electrical connectors. Its easy enough to pull them apart.


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  7. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

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    Wish I could get away that weekend.
  8. Delta61

    Delta61 Been here awhile

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    That will make Two of us as i will be in from SE Alabama. It will be easy to spot us as the Alabama Gang will have our usual camp spot half way up the meadow on the right. Lookin' forward to meetin' another X owner. Stop by and have a beer.

    Jim
  9. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    Back to broken key wires. It already happened to me, stranded on the Apache trail. Could not find the problem, dealer did and changed the key base.
    So I was thinking of connecting a toggle switch into the 2 wires with a TEE connector, still using the key, but if the wire to key every breaks again, I should be able to use the toggle.
    Any comments?
  10. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Strap the wire out of the base to the base/barrel with a zip tie. That should do it.

    You can very easily undo the plug and bridge the wires when you get this again anyway.
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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 agree with Dutchgit. But if you're that worried about it. In the old days on my Harley shovelhead, I mounted a push button switch under the seat and out of site. I still left the ignition switch and key in place just for looks. Anti theft and solved any problems. Plus if your key is in the original location you still have the steering lock.
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  12. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    So with no commercially available case covers out there these days, are people just riding off road with no case cover protection? I have searched high and low for options, even tried my hand at heat forming some Kydex which didn't go well. What have you guys done in that regard?

    I know touratech makes lower bars,but I have the SW motech upper bars and those mount to the same frame point that the touratech bars would.

    Ideas?
  13. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    Don't overthink it. I've become a pro at dropping my bike and the case cover is just fine. If you are worried, the Scheffelmeier skidplate covers the bottom of the case just wonderfully (really protecting from any bottoming out or side rock impact). If you are SUPER worried, cut out a round or semi-circular patch from a sheet of thin of stainless steel and JB Weld it on the case. This works wonders to strengthen the walls of fragile cases on some KTMs.
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  14. lolibater

    lolibater Northern California ST/ADV Rider

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    Yeah my friend has a machine shop I might do that at. But that's what I was wondering; if most just don't think about it. If that's the case, I'll just ride as is with a tube of jb weld lol.
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  15. eaglescan

    eaglescan Borrego rocks

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    I used a piece of 16 ga aluminum , cut out a disc, and can be shaped with some hammering over a block of wood.
    JB weld it on. I used some silicone to hold one on, but it let loose after time, so JB now.
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  16. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    I'll try to look you up. Hope y'all are getting through the weather okay. SE Alabama is on the dirty side. Hopefully far enough out to only catch some rain.

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  17. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Yes, discard the POS ignition switch and use a toggle or push button switch. I used a combination of unmarked toggle switches for the ignition and didn't bother with a key.


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  18. Eldarog

    Eldarog Adventurer

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    Friends!
    could you please provide names on what i can change OEM gear shift lever on my Xchallenge? my was accidentally get broken in the end of enduro day :(
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  19. LostInTransit

    LostInTransit Been here awhile

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  20. LostInTransit

    LostInTransit Been here awhile

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    For anyone interested the project continues

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    Dave
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