X-Challenge - Accessories/Farkles

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Redbull Addict, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Hoots Magoon

    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    On the right side of the bike just forward of the Gas Tank you will see where the main wiring harness splits. (Note screwdriver for reference)

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    A small wire will come out from this. Mine was tucked under and around the top of the tank. This will be the ACC Plug wire.

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    This is the solenoid wire for the carbon canister. Notice the clear cap on the bottom. That magically appeared when my charcoal canister fell off.

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  2. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Thanks Hoots!! That helped.. I found it under the harness where your screwdriver is pointing, just beside the frame.. it's plug and play alright :thumb
  3. mxchamp

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    I found my plug!

    Now where does one get the accessory to plug it into?

    I know you can't run heated clothing or plug your battery tender into it, but I would like to run a GPS or something.

    Thanks

    J
  4. c.vestal

    c.vestal Rally On

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    I am using heated gloves! Gerbings have adapters that plug right in. 13.8v while riding. Others have used grips and vest. I also have the BMW battery chager. I have not needed to use the charger yet.:deal

    You can also get a adapter to go from the BMW acc. plug to a normal cig. lighter socket.
  5. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    Thanks for the info.

    But I still need to know where I can order me an acc. plug, so I can plug it into that nifty little plug we found on the bike.



    J
  6. X-Rated

    X-Rated Been here awhile

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    Try these guys: www.powerletproducts.com

    I'm a very satisfied customer...

    Al
  7. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    Hey guys.. Been away on the Australian BMW Safari, riding for ten days, around 2000km's of great trail in the NSW and Victorian Alps. A lot of fun and the X-Challenges ate just about every other BMW for breakfast! Was a real nice bike to ride in all types of terrain, although there was no mud and mostly open trail. I will put up a ride report this week.
  8. Hoots Magoon

    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    You will need the accessory socket kit ($40) that connects into the connector on the wiring harness. Any BMW dealer should have it. The F650 kit will not work. I use my battery tender with the accessory socket to maintain my battery, and use my heated vest with it.

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  9. mxchamp

    mxchamp Registered Lurker

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    Very helpful information!!!!!

    J
  10. Sonymalc

    Sonymalc I'm Just Here

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    You should be able to run anything that plugs into it, I run my GPS off it. But it will run heated gear, mabey one peice.

    I got my new LARGE TT luggage rack too.:D

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    It is actually the luggage rack made for the 1150 GSs. We had it laying around and made it fit. Just cut a little off and trim for the seat and you got the real large rack from TT. I used the Xch TT large rack frameing as well and just bolted the larger plate to it.
  11. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    Geesh Sonymalc.. That rack looks like it could slice your leg off in a bad accident in no time. You want luggage for the X-Challenge... this... All on a regular BMW rack!

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    Wolf tail pack and Enduro tankbag with a front fender bag..!
  12. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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  13. Ragin Rabbi

    Ragin Rabbi Semper Fidelis

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    Gotta pic yet of that 650 your building?

    Ever since your big GS thread got high-jacked and we lost ya, I am looking for you stuff...

    So, got any bike porn to show off?????:evil
  14. RandomZ

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  15. edo1

    edo1 Been here awhile

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    Hey Steve, Yep you blokes smoked us (I was on a 1200 like everyone else). Didnt it seem all a bit easy on the X? How did your arse hold up to the seat after a week? Did you ride from home to Jindabyne & back too? Oh, if you did, how far is that?

    Im considering an X...or a 610 or 690...maybe as an addition to or instead of the 1200...havent decided yet.
  16. SteveRed

    SteveRed Adventure Moto

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    Aluminium... I fit all my tyre stuff including tyre levers and rear socket wrench and 21inch tube in one. And a heap of tools in the other... http://gtmoto.com/products.htm
  17. beefjerky

    beefjerky Long timer

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  18. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Thanks for the info guys.

    My XC will be at the dealer and ready to go on the 22nd. I can't wait.
  19. K2ride

    K2ride Single track mind!

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    Any problems carrying a spare tube in those?
    (Wondering about header heat transfer to the containers.)

    Btw,
    Looks like awsome remote riding territory.
    Which part of Australia is it?
  20. edo1

    edo1 Been here awhile

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    Its the Victorian high country...not really that remote compared to some other parts of Australia (we ended every day at a pub!) but its one of the more beautiful parts. Oh, its not that high either...I think 1800m is the top of Falls Creek which is ski resort we stayed at one night.