G650X Challenge RS

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by pampaX, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Maintenance and mods of my G650X Challenge. it currently is at 40000K.

    Maintenance done:
    * Steering head bearings -> TODO-Document
    * Valve clearances -> TODO-Document
    * Front Rotor replacement
    * Brake pads
    * Air box cleanup http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15443143&postcount=27
    * Swingarm dissasembly http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15443202&postcount=30

    Hard parts installed:
    * Kutch hard parts -> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15443167&postcount=28
    * Rear disc rotor touratech protector -> TODO-Document
    * Case saver -> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16411957&postcount=57
    * Steel Wheel spacers from Stephen Schelheimer
    * Case saver from Stephen Schelheimer

    Other:
    * 14x47 gearing, front lasts around 5000K by that time it has a very noticeable wear
    * Gear lever: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=16254848&postcount=48
    * Scott oiler
    * Pivot Pegz
    * Benelli clutch and brake lever: http://www.bs-motoparts.com/Brake-_...er_set_V-Trec_Vario_70_Benelli_i3754_7183.htm
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    Performance enhancement:
    * Air filter
    * Airbox inner cover and sort out disparity of screw heads
    * Throtle spring
    * Slip on

    Other enhancements:
    * Cheap extra fuel http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15443185&postcount=29
    * Lets start with fairing, this is what I'm working on
    * Front forks changed for Marzocchi (Real ones)
    * Rally-like fairing with custom tower bracket

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    That is with my bracket version 0.9 - all working.

    Features I'm interested was:
    * few bolts to remove fairing
    * no cables
    * no nuts (use self lock nuts)
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  2. topo

    topo Been here awhile

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    Looks good:clap, how have you made the fairing? foam mold or bits of roadbike fairing stuck together? Looks a bit high, maybe it's just the lack of the mudguard.

    How hard did you have to whack the bash plate to make it that shape:evil
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  3. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    I thought I saw you going through town yesterday with something large on the front of the bike.
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  4. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Saw it yesterday parked in the commute spot. Looking good. :D
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  5. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I wish I had ability to do something like that. The fairing was sourced, my job was to strip the bike build the bracket (not that easy for me at least), install the new lightning.

    The fairing is made by a guy in Lithuania, out of fiberglass, modeled by an artists.

    Well the lack of mudguard certainly accounts for most of that. I like how it looks once all is in place.


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  6. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    A picture of my first bracket, this is version 0.1 which is meant to verify clearances and stability of whole thing, as well as accommodate lights.

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  7. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    You need to shrink those pics a bit, I can't actually see your work on one screen so it's a bit hard to take in.
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  8. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    done, but you need to upgrade your screen :rofl


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  9. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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    :)

    got a front on shot with the fairing mounted?
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  10. slowbike smallpenis

    slowbike smallpenis Tester of Tooheys Old

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  11. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I actually do ( even one small picture for your little screen)

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  12. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    The BMW in it's natural environment :lol3 :rofl

    Looks good though, I like the colours. Did you have to weld a bracket on the frame to mount the fairing etc?

    Cheers
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  13. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    i believ e have some pics on Ktm environment ....

    Bracket goes like this

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    welded like this

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    where you can also see the BM on Ktoom natural environment :rofl
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  14. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Ow! That was harsh! :lol3

    Especially since my bike has spent most of the last 3 months in the shed :rofl

    It was interesting to see the inside of Colebatch's motor which has done about the same km's as mine, quite a bit less wear than the 640. All that extra metal they put in obviously does something good. :D I'm not complaining too much though, 95K km without a breakdown on what was, when I bought it, the most powerful bike in it's class is ok by me.

    Cheers
    Clint
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  15. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Yeah not too bad at all. I have a Ktm on the garage as well :lol3

    I do complain about mine from time to time ... although in the end its a good bike ... with cheap suspension the main issue ... the rest is fairly simple and not a lot of work

    So you haven't got your bike running yet?

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  16. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    My 640 is running, smooth & strong :D, I sparked it back up last week, done about 300km on the rebuild now & it is going very nicely. Hopefully all good for another 6yrs of fun. :wink:

    Cheers
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  17. Oaters

    Oaters Old - not bold - moto riding addict

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    Pablo - saw your bike in the flesh today - looks cool - momentarily thought such a cockpit would look good on my 1150 - then realised that bike and rider would remain unchanged :freaky
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  18. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Mate, its not out of need I'd done it ... purely cause I like it :wink: ... so you can do it on yours without need to adjust rider not that you need it. I've seen you going to the same places I had been and heard of you going to many more :clap

    One day may be able to get a real rally bike in the meantime I customise what I have. Also have fun in the process learning to do some things and to work on the bike.

    The copkit is temporary. I need to get a better version of the bracket, with better holding for the fairing, speedo, also plastic weld lateral holding points, etc :eek1 ...


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  19. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Next on my list is to plastic weld the side support for the fairing, to enhance stability ...
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    this is first plastic welding I do on something real so won't be great but hopefully will do the job
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  20. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Today received the front fender and did quick installation ... will need to build a bracket to adapt it to the clamp ...

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