BMW 450 enduro (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. rj95lss

    rj95lss still searching...

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    Clutch lever options over stock? Anyone want to share what they are running?
  2. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    I've done this exploration as well. The stock cable clutch pull is pretty brutal. Also, the disengagement point (or whatever it's called) is so deep in the lever travel (at least for me), that with 2 fingers operating the lever, I would just smash my other two fingers.

    What I settled with is trimming the stock lever down to a shorty 2-finger lever. And I heated/bent the shortened tip slightly so my fingers don't slip off the end. I was worried about hand fatigue, which was noticeable for the first few rides, but I've gotten used to it. Context- some enduro racing, trail riding, and lightweight DS riding.
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  3. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Did some riding this weekend. Ended abruptly, but all is well.


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  4. rj95lss

    rj95lss still searching...

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    Thanks for the advice. Probably what I will end up doing as well.

    Hard to believe that there isn’t a universal lever on the market that someone in 12 years has figured out bolts up though.
  5. E-Jay

    E-Jay Adventurer

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    zeta and Zap used to make a lever. I like the Zap.
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  6. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    I still have a set of the Zap levers for the G450. Hardly used. I should sell them.

    Saw a G450X on the street on Monday at a traffic light in Ottawa Ontario, Canada.
  7. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Anybody looking to buy a G450X? I'm doing some pondering about changes as we plan to build a house...

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  8. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    I’m always looking to buy, just don’t know if I have the funds!:photog
  9. David DeVore

    David DeVore n00b

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  10. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Yes. Feel free to PM me if you wanna discuss.
  11. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    My 450 is about to be listed for sale. Anybody interested, PM me. I'll edit this when an ad link is available
  12. JumpinVanagon

    JumpinVanagon I don't know man, I just work here.

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    Hey fellow g450x dudes....

    I've been looking around for a rally fairing kit for some time and haven't had much luck
    I did notice that "bikesnbits" has a complete set for sale still in south Africa but they do not ship internationally.
    Im reaching out in hopes one of you guys are located in south Africa and could maybe play the "middle man"
    Thanks brothers!
  13. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Bit of trail riding (40 miles) today. Fun times.
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  14. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    SInce I recently got my G450x (and love it) but I would love some answers. 1. Just how much life are we talking about coming off the bike running it in high power mode? 2. What are people doing to have clutch plates and torque limiters on hand in case they go out? 3. Anyone heard of up-tite racing seems I have a custom header from them and a supertrap exhaust and man does it sound nice... I am just getting used to this bike and so far it has been great!
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  15. tbailey

    tbailey Been here awhile

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    Where did you get that tank?
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    Chop Chop Long timer

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  17. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Ah. Just realized you might be asking me based on my pics above.

    my answer- came with the bike!
  18. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Alright, team. I think I just found a 450x. I’m taking a look at it today with money in hand. Tell me what I should be looking for!

    2010, 6.9k miles,Aftermarket exhaust. Guy wanted $3.5, we agreed to do $3k

    From th pictures, it’s well maintained, new sticker kit. Ill be looking over the maintenance records.

    what else should I look for when going through the bike?

    thanks!
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  19. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Probably a million things. Here are a couple things to ask maybe
    Are these the original plastics? (There was a recall due to brittle plastics.)

    Is it the original torque converter? Or does it have any aftermarket mods to prevent the TC from getting ruined?

    Has the owner ridden it primarily in low or high power mode? What type of rider is the owner? Raced? Weekend trail rider? Dual-sported? (You can assume a lot of things by the owner and their riding style.)

    Does the gage cluster match the story of mileage?

    Basic service questions- swingarm bearings ever changed? Wheel bearings? Valves? Any engine work? See if there’s any smoke from the exhaust when blipping the throttle, especially cold. Condition of battery?

    There’s no ignition key, so to prime the fuel pump, you’ve gotta wake it up with a quick tap of the starter button. Wait a few seconds. Then start it. Should fire right up with no drama.
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  20. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    All things I was thinking.
    I’ve been reading about the TC all morning.

    I’ll be looking in the air box for oil to to check excessive blow by
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