BMW C400X / C400GT

Discussion in 'Battle Scooters' started by cabanza, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. quasigentrified

    quasigentrified Bikeslut

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    got the recall notification when i took my c400x in for service last week. this scoot has been a killer commute weapon -- crazy perfect for both deep seattle and expressway romping.
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  2. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin? Super Supporter

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    I can’t even imagine what that place is like during rush hour today. It was horrible in the 90’s when I used to have to commute across 520 from Lake City to Bellevue. When I moved to sand point and started commuting to Everett I thought I’d gone to heaven. I didn’t have a scooter in those days - just a motorcycle, but I rode it to take advantage of the HOV lanes whenever possible.
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  3. Throttlejunkie

    Throttlejunkie Adventurer

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    *BUMP*
  4. byee

    byee Long timer

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    You may have to be the pioneer to adjust the rear shocks.

    I weigh a bit less than you and found my suspension adequate for all my riding regardless of fuel levels. Keep in mind, I’m not riding with a passenger behind me.

    Please share your comments with the C400 inmates once you’ve tested the settings.

    Good luck.
  5. Throttlejunkie

    Throttlejunkie Adventurer

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    Sounds like I'm going to be the pioneer to adjust the rear shocks - Will share my experience when I have evaluated the change :=)
  6. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    Where is the c400 made?
    Is premium gas required and when are the valve checks?
  7. JimInOz

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    The C400 bikes are made at the BMW Loncin plant in China.

    Regular gas is specified.

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    Valve clearance checks are scheduled for 20,000 kilometres or 12,000 miles.
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  8. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    Thanks, well made in china means I won't be buying one. I know the C evolution is made in Germany. There's a nice demo one on cycletrader for $8k.
  9. JimInOz

    JimInOz Adventurer

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    I don't think you should be put off by the country where it's made.
    The plant operates under close BMW oversight and quality control and I've found my bike to be of exceptionally high quality compared to some others I've owned in the last few years.
  10. Redoubt

    Redoubt Been here awhile

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    I'm sure the Germans don't see it that way. If I am buying a BMW it must be made in Germany, likewise a Toyota must be made in Japan, not California. Trust me I wasn't too happy when I found out my PCX was made in Nam.
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  11. byee

    byee Long timer

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    We would like to read about your opinion about each of the various settings.

    Thank you for being the pioneer!
  12. JimInOz

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    It's a fact of life nowdays.
    I've had five VWs in the last ten years, one was made in Spain, two came from South Africa and two from the Wolfsburg plant in Germany.

    All due to the endless quest to save costs, the highest being the labour force required to build things.
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  13. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    My '99 Mercury made in a Mazda factory in the USA?
  14. byee

    byee Long timer

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    I agree with you. When VW brought back the Beetle, it was manufactured in Mexico.

    Labour rates in North America is high in comparison other countries. Having vehicles built outside of NA has kept the vehicle costs affordable for us consumers.
  15. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    PCX's are made in Thailand. Same as Triumph's Bonneville series .

    :1drink
  16. lifeinreverse

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    I really like by c400x, but my PCX is still my goto for short trips. It's been very smooth and reliable.
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  17. MarcMalano

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    Do the turn signals on the C400X also self cancel, or just the GT?
  18. lifeinreverse

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    They do self cancel. From what I've heard, the only real differences in the X and GT are mostly cosmetic.
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  19. MarcMalano

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    Wow...looks like this stalling problem has been going on for years without any resolution or acknowledgement from BMW.
    https://www.webbikeworld.com/bmw-scooter-stalling-problem/

    I'm starting to have second thoughts now on buying a C400X after the stop sale/brake recall is resolved.
  20. byee

    byee Long timer

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    I’m got 5,000km on my C400GT and the stalling has only happened a couple times only when I coasted the bike down 1-1/2 blocks down a hill to my driveway.

    It’s no difference than my old Yamaha SMAX. Just an intermittent issue difficult to isolate and resolve.

    Just my 2 cents.
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