BMW 450 enduro (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    I believe Bmw/husky only made them 08,09,10… I’m fairly certain that anything made after 2008 was ~240 NM

    tim over at the g450rider forum would know. I’ll reach out.
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  2. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Rode some epic Colorado singletrack this last week on the G450X.
    It was one of those trips where you're trailering out and wondering if you really want to keep your bike or sell it and get something else. Told myself that I'd make the decision after the trip. Well, lemme tell you the bike performed flawlessly.

    I recently did a chain/sprocket swap and swingarm bearings (while I was in there). On a whim I went to the 14T front I had in the parts bin instead of the 15T I had purchased with my 51T rear. The bike was an absolute tractor in the Rockies. STEEP trails were no sweat at all. Rarely did I even have to feather the clutch.

    Here are a few pics
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  3. Sportsbud

    Sportsbud Been here awhile

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    When I had my bike in the wide open it was awesome fuel range is the no1 issue... That and worrying about that torque limiter...
  4. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    im stealing these and saying they're me.
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  5. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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    Those are all stills grabbed from my go pro vids of the trail. Unfortunately the card crapped out and I'm now unable to get the videos. Truly an epic ride and I regret not having the vids so I can experience the vistas again and actually appreciate the exposure. You have to stay pretty focused on the narrow trail...

    Calico Trail (upper and lower) near Rico, CO. https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sanjuan/recreation/recarea?recid=42792&actid=50

    The 2nd to last pic is Rough Canyon trail in the same area. Brutal switchbacks. I did recover the videos of that trail and they are here, unedited: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRGkox_EyR-NRF1K2NyUT811i-K8lZi4_
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  6. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    what grips are you using? Those don’t look like the stock domino ones
  7. DirtyDog

    DirtyDog Omnia mea mecum porto Supporter

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  8. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Got the Torque Limiter in the bike and got it all patched up.

    It was a bitch to get the nut off the Clutch Basket. Not sure if there is another trick to it, but I took off the left side cover, gripped the stator bolt with a 17mm socket & wrench & used a impact driver to remove it.

    Then, when I had to reattach it, it was equally a pain. I used an impact driver again, but not wanting to over torque it, I did my best use a large torque wrench...I got it to move a little, but not sure if I got the 80 NM. There is plenty of bleu loctite. But the engine, and but extension, the clutch basket rotates backwards, so that means the torque will be spinning the nut/basket assembly in the left-ward direction. So, that is always a concern.

    Thoughts?
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  9. cgguy09

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    A fun (slightly muddy) day!
    New torque limiter making the girl feel good!
    Also, new battery, wheel bearings, oil, and coolant.

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  10. Michelangelo

    Michelangelo 2 wheel rider...anytime..

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    Where (possible another make/model) can I find a replacement throttle tube for my 2011 TC449? I can't find any fitment on the Motion Pro site, Zip Ty, Fleabay or RMATV website.