New BMW G650X (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mr moto, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    I tried a search on the thread but no luck

    Does anyone have pic's or info on the fuel pump assembly in the 650X models ?

    In particular I am looking for info on the regulator which it would seem is in line above the fuel pump in the tank
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  3. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    The online fiche only show the complete assembly, I am looking for pic's and info on the pump and regulator which is info beyond fiche data

    It would appear there is an inline regulator above the pump & I am wondering if anyone who has had the pump out can confirm it
  4. Tracks1

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    Here below is a link which may help with your research. I checked a few different 650 X models and production blocks and had no joy finding a fuel pressure regulator. I think the fuel rail pressure is computer controlled i.e., via pump speed. Here'a a typical system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNAhBHxX1S8

    Use your serial number in the link for a more direct route to the part(s) in question. Good luck!
    Link: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.d...hne&model=G+650+Xchallenge+(0165,0195)&arch=0
  5. petercastleton

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    Thanks for the responses to my first ever post, yep based in the south east of the UK near Brighton, busy main roads but quiet country lanes ideal for X Moto. There was a massive Ace Cafe run in Brighton last weekend, here's a couple of pics from it.

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    Then there was me and plenty of others around parked up as near as we could get (spot the virgin back tyre):

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  6. WayneC

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    The GS and the X share the same BMS with different firmware & while main power to the pump is from the BMS on both models there is no trigger for pressure sensor control of the pump. The fuel pump is the same on both as well but fitted in a different plastic mounting.

    On the GS we have a mechanical combined filter regulator under the cowlings with overflow back to the tank

    The X does not have the same external mechanical regulator & there is no electronic pressure sensor I can find which suggests the regulator is mechanical and fitted within the tank as part of the fuel pump assembly
  7. MTBiker78

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    Some actions photos from 2 weeks on Iceland:

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    More photos uploaded into picassa:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/108358030893322916907/Iceland2012#

    Maybe there will be ride report. Still thinking about it. Video will require some longer work as we have 3 gopro's and as a result there is aprox 50GB of source clips. Unfortutatelly most of them just onboards from ride.
  8. slide

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    Nice pix of what looks like an interesting adventure ride, Biker. Looking forwrad to the RR if you post it.
  9. ar1814

    ar1814 Been here awhile

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    Nice pics. I really love this one for a wallpaper, if you mind posting it in full size (can't download from Picasa...).

    Thanks, looking forward to the RR too !
  10. MTBiker78

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    TransICELAND 2012 - our 2 weeks long trip tp Iceland - short teaser ...still w8ting for remaining source video from my 2 friends

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  11. MizzouRider

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    Wow! Looks like a great trip. Beautiful country. I think I would have preferred to be on my XC rather than a big GS/A..
    Did the guys on the big bikes have trouble?
  12. MTBiker78

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    Big bikes for most of their riders were big troubles in: river crossings, deep sand on F910 route from Askja to west direction, rocky trails, and steps on lava fields .... for 80% of interior routes you can ride with big adv bike ... it will require better riding technique, it will consume more energy and you will be travelling at slower pace... . XC will give you more fun in interior and less comfort on tarmac. :D
  13. Trekker3

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    Picked up an brand new BMW X Challenge this weekend registered in 2008 and sat unused in a heated garage since. It has 1 mile on the clock, I'm not entirely sure what to do with it as it is probably unique (unless there are more in some warehouse somewhere) I fancied an adventure bike lighter than my GSA 1200 to do some harder terrain on but still to have the ability to cover reasonably long distances. There are some interesting threads on here (over 120 pages) with some hardcore users modifying their bikes substantially from stock, I didnt want to get too involved in alterations as I like my bikes to stay reliable and the XC should fit that bill but have things moved on since this bike was launched? I will have to think about this as the first time I go off road it definitely won't look new anymore!
  14. MizzouRider

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    Congratulations on the new bike!
    I didn't do a lot to mine at first either.
    But then, I caved on a few issues.
    The fuel range is limited. I had a rotopak fuel tank, but switched to the X-Tank, this is a great mod. I also lived with the stock seat for 10,000 miles. Whew that was tough. Sheepskin helped, but $200 at seat concepts really helps.

    I'd also add a skidplate, and risers.

    If by chance you have a good one, you might be able to live with the rear airshock. Mine leaked, and the bmw pump never worked when I needed it.

    Mine now can go as far as needed, in comfort. I can take it so many more places than I would my big GS/A. And, I'm not worn out from fighting the big bike. I'm also not an "A" rider.
    I don't know of another smaller bike that I would buy. Maybe if Yamaha comes out with a 450 fuel injected and set up like the WR250R.
    Good luck with the new bike!


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  15. Royal Tiger

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    I didn't want to start a whole new thread so I thought I'd come to the G650X experts. :D I had myself convinced I wanted the X but then read the thread on here about it having issues and now I'm back to considering the Dakar as well. I'm so confused. Lol I had a KLR650 and it was a decent bike. I couldn't believe the Dakar was 30+ lbs heavier then the KLR. That's what pushed me towards the X. I think if I knew exactly how much off road I'd be doing would help. The Dakar looks like a nicer KLR, still able to do 2-up, and decent off road. The X looks more sinister. I like the X, but will it be a waste doing as much as 50% street?

    Thanks for the thoughts guys. :freaky
  16. LukasM

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    :huh Most of the mods people do are to INcreased realibility and address particular shortcomings for their style of riding and needs.

    Have a look at Colebatch's thread and you can see how his bike "evolved" after changing all the parts that broke from multiple 1/2 RTW trips.
  17. MTBiker78

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    Its all depends on what your 50% offroad/trail riding would be .... If it would be easy routes just take Dakar. If you would like to go on more demanging routes/trails take XChallenge - it will give you less comfort on tarmac and much more fun on trails.
  18. slide

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    Probably a combo of your likes and your skills. I had a KLR and really enjoyed it. I went everywhere on that bike except challenging trails because I couldn't handle the weight - especially with a full tank.

    I feel much more confident on the BMW simply due to it weighing about what a DRZ 400 does plus having easily enough power to cruise at 80 mph or even more if you wish to.

    My skill level dictates that never again will I venture off road, except well maintained dirt / forest roads, on a heavy bike.
  19. Royal Tiger

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    I would guess moderate off road at the most. I wanted lighter than the KLR though. :(. I was disappointed to learn the weight of the Dakar. That's what led me to the X.
  20. slide

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    Then get the X and be happy.