G650X Challenge RS

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

  1. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Hi mate, thanks.

    I found left exhaust and intake were out of specs by very small margin. It was only difficult due to the range is starts from very close to zero thus makes use of my smallest feeler gauges which was kinda hard to put through and also the space on the bike doesn't help.

    All in all wasn't very difficult though had to removed what seemed a million bolts to get there, using several different sizes ... other than that wasn't too bad.

    Finally got it adjusted on a proper shop as I was running out of time, basically cause I didn't have the shims to replace it

    I followed instructions http://faq.f650.com/GSFAQs/Valve_Shim_Change_FAQ_GS.htm obviously disassembly is different but checking is very similar.

    Picture wise, didn't manage to get something useful and detailed enough to my liking, but go some

    1. Airbox removed, including 2 zipties, bleeding hose, butterfly, etc
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    2. another look to the intake duct that is bit dirty :kboom
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    3. Front bolts are difficult to access due to angle
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    Finally the inner spark plug was hard to remove, due to again space and angle

    Hope this helps, what do you ride?


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  2. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    it took almost 2 months to get but in the end justice was served
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    have even a cap
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  3. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    and ended up with moving pegs

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  4. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    the pegz gave me some impetus to do the tyres and they look like this on the bike
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    all together
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  5. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    the old ones can be argued that had finished a cycle
    Rear AC10 with honourable 9000K, and front TKC80 with 20 odd thou
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    closer look to ac10
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    in the end was awesome for power slides on tar
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  6. GSDane

    GSDane Ride like a girl

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    Xchallenge :lol3

    Cheers, GSDane.
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  7. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    So thanks to Eddie have a little video of real run on the bike's new setup.

    Everything worked alright except that a full lock the handlebards (the handguards actually) hit the fairing

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7Xi3thEkFV4" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="640"></iframe>
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  8. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    The bars tend to move out of alignment at the smallest drop (which happens very often :cry) anyway

    This causes the rubber bushes and bolts to deteriorate.

    So cause the current bolts have already been straightened I though try new bolts but for that I needed to change risers

    the old risers were cheap Touratech
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    so this are the new risers
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    the new ones are also taller, though bring bars backwards.

    This won't cure the moving but maybe will help ... in the meantime I'm exploring optiosn for the rubber mounts
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  9. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    view from further back
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  10. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I'd like a shorter pair of brake and clutch levers and found these that fit the bike

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    so now i'm waiting for parcel :evil
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  11. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    and this arrived some time afterwards ... good service for BS motorcycles on germany




    you can almost see the content here
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  12. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    the content looked very good
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    they're adjustable and foldable and extensible

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  13. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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  14. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    and put BM badge and my stickers :freaky

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  15. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    So the problem with the clutch lever is that the sleeve it comes with is too small for the bolt on the bike

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    without the sleeve is too big. Also note the original sleeve is not good enough cause the new lever is thicker

    Here pic of both sleeves and the bolt
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    the bolt doesn't go through the new sleeve
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    solution is to build a thin wall sleeve with same diameter and same height of the lever

    haven't got a pic at hand 4 mine tho
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  16. imeny

    imeny Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info!!!!:wink:
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  17. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    A week or so ago my battery left me stranded ... again .. and decided to change the battery for one of these

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    according to my research it seems to be a good one.

    The research was pointed out by alpi here http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18450783&postcount=1568

    well today it arrived so looking forward to try it out. It certainly looks very very small and light
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  18. etnguppys

    etnguppys n00b

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    I like the looks of the front fender, Make, Model?
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  19. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    KLR 650 08 & later model
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  20. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Its actually a Ktm front fender, bought in Oz but I believe you can get them here. I'll check brand when I get back home :D