So we've all heard/seen the 650 xchallenge...let's see your XCOUNTRY!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Olas, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Alt_Red

    Alt_Red Adventurer

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    I need some help gents!

    I got my puncture fixed by the local shop, putting it back together and I have this spacer fall out on me, I've looked at the EEPROM and the fiche on maxbmw and can't figure out where it's from.... Any ideas? [​IMG]

    It fits on the rear axle somewhere!


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  2. Alt_Red

    Alt_Red Adventurer

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    So looking again it either fits here: [​IMG]

    Or it's part 7 on this pic[​IMG].

    And fits here: [​IMG]


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  3. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Your first photo has the correct location.
  4. Alt_Red

    Alt_Red Adventurer

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    Thanks tbarstow, that fiche wasn't very clear!

    Edit: now that I've gone back and corrected this I can admit I did it the wrong way the first time round!


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  5. leafman60

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    That little washer should be part #36 31 7 708 007 located on the nut side of the rear axle up against the cast aluminum adjuster plate as has been pointed out.

    I feel your pain. I was standing outside my workshop yesterday and happened to notice a nice little shiny coil spring about 1 1/2 inches long and 5/16 diameter laying on the ground before me. Where in the hell did that come from!? It could have been from any of several bikes or maybe some other piece of equipment.

    I placed it on the shop window ledge along with a large collection of other such lost pieces I've collected over the years. In time, maybe something will malfunction for lack of a spring and then I will have my answer.
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  6. coyotedave

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    Help required guys.
    I have replaced the original rear disc with an EBC replacement. After putting the wheel back in and checking the rear brake I went for a ride.
    Now the ABS light is on all the time. I've done the re-set by turning the ignition on and pressing and holding the button until it starts to flash.
    I no the sensor detects the distance from the rotor but the EBC disc is the same dimensions as the original. I'm going to take the wheel out and check everything is as it should be.
    So.... Could it be a sensor fault or something I've done?


    Cheers Dave.
  7. leafman60

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    The thing that controls the ABS is the perforated speed sensor ring that attaches to the rotor. There's one on both the front and rear rotors. If you removed the ABS ring from the old rotor and installed it on the new, you should have no problem. If you haven't changed the diameter of the wheel, as far as the ABS system is concerned, everything is the same as before. Maybe you forgot this ring. Be sure that the pickup sensor is properly seated and verify that it has the proper distance to the sensor ring as it had with the old rotor.

    The ring should look similar to part #1 here:

    [​IMG]
  8. coyotedave

    coyotedave 50 Plus

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    Yeh, rotor ring is fitted.
    Like I said I'm going to take the wheel out and check all is ok.
    Next will be a trip to dealer for a plug in check to see what fault shows up.
    Thanks for your reply.

    Cheers Dave.
  9. c-m

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    On top the tank there is large circular housing under which is the fuel pump.

    How is that removed is it just twist off? Mine appears to have a metal cover (don't remember that on the Dakar),
  10. leafman60

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    It's a big screw-on ring. You can make a tool out of wood or PVC or improvise some method of engaging the teeth to turn the ring and screw it off.
  11. leafman60

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    Coincidences don't happen regularly. I would suspect something has intervened in the process of changing the rotor that is causing your problem. What about the gap between the sensor ring and the sensor? Did the new rotor change that gap?
  12. Traumat1x

    Traumat1x Been here awhile

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    So...we found one!
    [​IMG]

    12000km's on. (+-7450 miles)
    Got some KTM handguards, a different EndCan that sounds awesome and some sort of luggage rack.
    My wife fits easily but.....thsi bike is way too much fun for her lol!
    Just kidding, but i think I have a crush on this bike.....I took it for a ride to work and back the long way around home. man this little bike is addictive.

    Seems to be one thing wrong. The front brake lever...it takes way late maybe 20mm from against the handlebar and then brakes well. But i need to check this out. Rear brake is perfect. Do you guys recon it's air in the system? Front brake pads are pretty worn but still good. Wonder if i shouldn't just replace them now.
  13. jtw000

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    They're not expensive, replace them and bleed the system. Don't take chances with your brakes! Before you do though, try turning off the ABS and see if it still has the same problem, just to make sure you don't have an issue with that. In case you don't know, make sure you're standing still and hold in the ABS button for 3 seconds until a red light comes on the dash to warn you that now your brakes will work properly.
    Good luck.
  14. leafman60

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    Several things could be the problem. Air would tend to make the brakes feel mushy even when they engage.

    Look at the front wheel and make sure it is installed correctly and check the caliper mounting points to make sure everything is okay and moving freely there. I would bleed the system completely, get all the old fluid out.

    Something seems to going on either with your caliper or with your master cylinder. Who knows.
  15. Traumat1x

    Traumat1x Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the advice will be checking it over the weekend and see if there are any problems. Won't be riding it till I sorted that out.
  16. leafman60

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    I know this would be a lot of trouble but I wonder if the brakes would work correctly if you replaced the original rotor on the bike. That would isolate the problem to something pertaining to the new rotor.
  17. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    The front brake on ABS XCountry models at least does feel a little squishy as they fitted stainless braided lines apart from a short section around the steering head.
  18. leafman60

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    Mine is as hard as a preacher's pecker!
  19. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool

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    Sounds like the ABS unit was not bled properly.
  20. c-m

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    Balls.

    Removed the shock to get it re-sprung and the ride height altered and thought I'd remove the swingarm at the same time.

    Of course the bike had other ideas and one of the small 3mm hex heads on rounded as soon as I put the allen key near it. The other two came out fine.

    Now I'm in a position where I can't remove the swingarm and can't take the bike to a mechanic to drill out the screw because it doesn't have a shock in. Doh!