BMW 450 enduro (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Max Kool, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    More info on the keyed ignition, if you don’t mind. :lurk

    Anyone have a current source for aftermarket levers? I searched the threads and every image or link I found was broken. Short of taking them off and heading to the parts stores and dealers for side-by-side comparisons... do I have any options?
    Thanks
  2. CRUX

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    Sure thing. Here is the finished project, scrap Alum, still need to clean up the radius. Key switch is from Oz USA or something like that. 614866ED-07ED-4529-87AB-B8CA6DA3CCFA.jpeg 614866ED-07ED-4529-87AB-B8CA6DA3CCFA.jpeg
    This is the wire from the ignition switch on the handlebars that I spliced into behind the headlight. CFAC4F61-81BA-4D09-8D35-46562F0F9E03.jpeg Here is the connection, used high quality, watertight pinned connection, if I want to remove the switch, I can just drop a pinned jumper back in place. The security is such that if the switch was ripped out or cut, it wouldn’t run. So it didn’t make the bike any less secure, but will keep the good people honest at least. C96E59EC-B611-44DC-AF4E-BA5EF3242BC7.jpeg

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    And it is not only interrupting the starter signal, but it is holding down the shutoff switch when key is turned OFF. So it shouldn’t be able to be bump started, like some aftmkt key solutions allow.
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  5. djroszina

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    Complete set factory wheels minus tires in flea market. Includes sprocket , brake rotor, bearings and spacers. Check out if intrested.
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  7. DirtyDog

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    Thanks Crux, I've been contemplating adding one for a long time.
    Out of curiosity, what happens if you do the highbeam light flick (to start the computer) with the key in the off position? I assume with the kill grounded, the computer wouldn't start either, right?
  9. hypnofonic

    hypnofonic airhead lambrettista

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    Did a two day 500 Mile desert ride in Northern Nevada last weekend.. my ass would love new seat. Amazing bike though, I have had mine for close to 6 years, still dig it a lot.. wish there was still some aftermarket stuff for it.. I am going to add a GPR damper, although the safari tank is a bit close.. we'll see what happens.

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  10. E-Jay

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    stuck in the mud at the Eastern Europa Rally
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    bringing 30 liters and none left. Nice scenary though:
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  11. August West

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    First timer on this thread looking for a g450. I’m in Western Montana close to nowhere. I’m kicking myself for ever selling my XChallenge, bought an F800GS. Ruptured bicep tendon led me to sell the GS and look for something lighter. I know this isn’t the flea market but thought I would post here. Thanks for any info in advance.
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    Pretty damn rare bike, but an awesome one. Good luck in your search.

    I’m on a stay-cation for the next week. Hoping to put some time on my 450. Managed to bend one of the M10 handlebar mount bolts on my last ride and I just noticed. Might be tough to find one locally. :fpalm
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  13. DirtyDog

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    Any owners have issues or solutions for the clutch lever and/or the depth of the friction zone in the clutch lever play? For me, I couldn’t fully disengage the clutch unless I was grabbing the lever with 4 fingers because otherwise the lever would hit my other fingers. Adjusting the cable didn’t help.

    Yesterday I got a Honda lever from Cycle Gear which was visibly identical, but I cut it short and bent it a bit. Now it’s a 2 finger lever and the symptom is solved. However, I can foresee some serious hand fatigue.

    Thoughts? Any aftermarket lever options? A different perch all together?

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    Finally made a race today. It was very tough for me and my riding got way sloppy. Short clutch lever worked well, but at the end of the last test, my left hand was super cramped and I couldn’t extend my middle finger.
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    Oh, and it’s a 2d race. So I’m back at it tomorrow. :knary
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    Last race of the season is this Sunday. The 450 has treated me ok. It’s been fun. I’ve taken home a 2nd place and a 3rd place, but I doubt I’ll be in the mix for the season finishers. Too many race cancelations, co sanctioned events where the classes are all screwy, and also the fact that I’m too slow.

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  19. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Congrats...is that the new touratech front fender? looks aerodynamic! :jack

    I still need to find one of these bikes (or a TE449)....
  20. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Yeah, the stock fender caught some kind of turbulence and sent me into a tree. The performance gains have been epic.

    Luckily, the previous owner gave me a full spare set of plastics so the repair was quick. :clap
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