New BMW G650X (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. bens109

    bens109 Adventurer

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    Thanks for that!

    I was going to try out the Trail Tech gauge I'll let you know how it goes.
  2. aussiestrider

    aussiestrider Adventurer

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    Thanks Erik. I'll give it a whirl tonight.
  3. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    I might be an XChallenge owner in the near future! :clap

    As long as it passes muster when I go see it. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  4. maltese

    maltese Adventurer

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    This weekend was filled with some great stupidity. Out by a buddy's house of mine there is a lot of random ass land that is just open. Most of the dirt is actually clay, so winter will suck there, but at this time of year it looks like giant pieces of gravel, but falls apart right when you get to it. We decided that it would be a good idea to cross a few of these fields. The xchallenge did not mind plowing through this crap at 30 mph or so, and I did not leave the bike unintentionally... so all in all I'm impressed that the bike made up for my lack of skill. maybe next time we will get some pictures of this stupidity! Looking forward to a real ride next weekend.
  5. DROdio

    DROdio Lifehacker

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    Thx @Flo_Evans for the tutorial on how to do this; I just did it!

    A few notes for anyone who's going to try it:


    1. You don't need to take the big hose off the servo -- that entire assembly will go away, so you can keep it connected.
    2. To access the place where you put the vacuum cap on, you'll have to take off the left-side panel.
    3. The MSR bottle I used is 30 oz (about one liter). One of the clamps isn't quite big enough for it (the other one fits fine). So I'll have to get a larger bolt for one clamp.
    That's it, good luck! Here's an "after" pic:


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  6. shagginwagon

    shagginwagon n00b

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    hey all,

    my g650x (moto), in the Northeast FL area. Maybe somebody here owned it at one time...

    anyways, it seems to have had some upgrades done to it prior to my ownership.

    -Protaper bars
    -Cycra Hand Guards
    -Sliders on fork and rear arm
    -Bike painted was Oxford White
    -Husky/KTM rear sproket replacement?

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    nice to be here...! I wish I could convert the bike to look x-country, that is more my style aesthetically speaking...
  7. xaman

    xaman Been here awhile

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    Nice bike Shaggin :clap

    I can't help you with your specific questions, as I just got my Xmoto very recently too.

    Fitted some TKC80s to it as an experiment:

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  8. shagginwagon

    shagginwagon n00b

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    bikes look great! droido and xaman!

    ah, my rear emblem fell off today. anyone by chance know the MM size on that one?
  9. Pine Sol

    Pine Sol Been here awhile

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    hello,


    has anyone ever seen brackets that lower the foot pegs for XChallenge? something like 2 or 3" closer to the ground?


    thanks
    ed
  10. Landroverholic

    Landroverholic Callum

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    Hey guys

    Rally Raid in the UK have just produced some new front tanks for the KTM 690. Since the TT long range tank is disgusting I am thinking of 'making' the KTM tanks fit.

    Has anybody welded to the frame on the X ? Thought I might weld on some threaded inserts to the frame to mount the tanks.

    Possible????

    Callum
  11. MTBiker78

    MTBiker78 ENDURO Wanabee

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    Im not shure but I have an impression gathered by adjusting valve clearance at g650x and my friends 690EnduroR and it can happened that bmw is wider than ktm and it can cause that RR tank will not fit frame anyway ....
  12. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    I always love watching your videos Lucasz :clap:clap:clap
  13. DROdio

    DROdio Lifehacker

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    For anyone removing the charcoal canister as per the instructions provided by @Flo_Evans:

    Can you tell me what size the bolts are?

    I just bought an xChallenge that had the canister removed... but doesn't have the bolts & metal straps I'd need to put an MSR bottle in.

    (By the same token, if you're removing your canister and you don't want/need any of that stuff anymore, I'll buy it from you! Just PM me).
  14. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    I'm hoping to get some expert opinions a new problem on my 07 XCountry.

    While riding on a flat smooth paved road (by this I mean no bouncing around off road), I hear a funny noise that ONLY happens when I decelerate with my hand NOT on the clutch, i.e. when engine braking.

    It goes away if I dis-engage the clutch (pull in the lever). It has nothing to do with the brakes or tires.

    It actually sounds like a soft clicking or rubbing sound that is coming from pretty high up in the front of the frame/motor (like in front of my knees but higher up). It's probably been there for awhile as I usually ride with earbuds and music playing but today I didn't and I heard it.

    I do have a Rekluse clutch but it doesn't sound like it is coming from the left side or from down low.

    Any ideas?
  15. aprilian

    aprilian Can I change this?

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    Could it be worn and dry head bearings? You MIGHT be pulling the bars back towards you when pulling the clutch lever which would lock the upper bearing race against the seat for a while. Plenty of online info on how to check them.

    Of course you could do what I do, wear earplugs and all the bothersome little sounds just disappear :rofl
  16. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Well I have not lubed the steering head ever in 20,000 miles but I don't think that is it. And I'm not pulling back on the bars, it is not the clutch lever or bars itself...

    ... it's directly related to the force of decelerating while it in gear and engine braking, then the momentum of the bike is fighting against the resistance of the the engine and transmission while in gear.

    The only thing is it sounds like it is up high and in front, yeah kinda below the steering head. And it make a repeating sound, like a soft click, click, click....
  17. mhsnowy

    mhsnowy Adventurer

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    Anybody updated the output or changed the alternator for a more powerful one.

    I'm running twin 35 hids, heated jacket and gloves, satnav, but when the fan cuts in the alternator can't keep up.

    Is it an easy job to change the challenge 280w one for a 400w one?
  18. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    YOu need the satnav on constantly? Ditto those blinding HID"s? Seems to me it'd be easier to lighten the load than heavy up the engine.
  19. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    I'm still curious if the 400W alternator out of the new Husky will fit the X bikes. Although I only have an issue at idle.
  20. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Looks on the BMW parts fiche, it will tell you what size the bolt are.

    Don't bother with the MSR bottle and the charcoal canister straps, as the straps aren't designed to hold any weight and break about 5 minutes into the ride. Not to mention that only 1 of the straps is the right size.