BMW C400X / C400GT

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

  1. zmanH2

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    Thanks for the pix!

    Make sure you take care of those recall specially if you have snow in your area. Also, there's a software update as well.
  2. zmanH2

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  3. kpinvt

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    I wish the BMW Mothership good luck in their pursuit of viable electric vehicles, my pockets aren't deep enough. Replace the roundels on that bike with a HD bar & shield with that color combo.
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    Wdoney Been here awhile

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  5. Nassa

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    Considering the upgrade of the rear suspension on C400 GT, does anybody have a real life experience with OHLINS suspension upgrade? If yes, which specific model, as officialy there is no match for C400X/GT
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  7. byee

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    I considered the Ohlins but decided not to because of the price…..$1,100 USD vs $510USD for the YSS.

    I only ordered the rear shocks and not the front cartridges. Wasn’t sure if the costs justifies the costs….cost of the YSS cartridges and installation fees.
    Unlike the rears, the fronts only have a compression setting with no rebound.

    I’ve ridden about 700km on my C400GT since I’ve installed the YSS rear shocks. There’s been a significant increase in how the bike handles and rides. I’m now getting absolutely no air time! My butt now spends all its time sitting on the seat in contrast to the OEM shocks.

    Because the bike no longer stutters on the occasional washboard like roadways and the bumps…..the YSS has definitely increased my confidence leaning into the turns.

    The shocks were super easy to install.

    I’m now on the process to fine tuning the rear suspension. I put a zap strap on the rear shaft to see how much travel is being used. After a 150km ride, I’m finding the rear is utilizing 80% of the 4” travel and sometimes 100%

    Is it normal for the rear shocks to utilize 80% of the rear travel and sometimes 100%? I have adjusted the compression settings but not the rebound yet. I started off with both the compression and rebound set to the middle. Compression is now set to middle less 1 click.

    Opinions or suggestions?
  8. byee

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    Here’s a few photos of the YSS. Sorry, I don’t have the VIP for Tapatalk.

    Left side:

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  9. byee

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    Right side

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    Top side

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  11. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    Where do you guys buy those YSS shocks and fork kit in Europe?
  12. lifeinreverse

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    I was going to ask the same question about where to get in the US. I've found them on e-bay but would rather find at a more reputable source. The oem shocks leave much to be desired.
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  14. lifeinreverse

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    Thanks @byee, you have always been a wealth of information for the c400. I'm in the process of trading my 400x for a 400GT (Yes, the US is finally getting the GT). There have been a few improvements for the 2022 model year, but I don't think the suspension is one of them. I should be able to offer some comparison next week, but I'm thinking I'll be adding the shocks to my upgrade list in the near future. But the first thing will be a new top box which I have not yet decided on.

    The 400x has been a nice machine, but not without its faults. My biggest gripes are storage space and suspension, but it appears both can be improved. It's a shame the US doesn't get the Yamaha xmax/tech max, then I may have had to make a decision, but the c400 is it for now.
  15. zmanH2

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    RE: Oil Change

    Do any of you know where the proper oil drain is? I've seen it done via part #3 below but could it also be part #6?

    I got some oil and filter this past weekend and the BMW parts counter guy was asking me if I wanted some gaskets (part #7). He assumed that was the drain. The funny part was that they didn't have any of the gasket/washer anyhow....LOL! :rofl

    Engine Oil Change Parts Diagram.jpg

    FYI. The oil filter was $19.74 and the oil was $17.50/qt.
  16. lifeinreverse

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    Right or wrong, I drained from 6 and then removed 3 to clean the screen. My dealer was also a bit confused about the parts required and suggested part #7 was a crush washer (which it usually is), but on the c400 I think it's a rubber o-ring if I remember correctly. The crush washer they gave me as part of the oil change 'kit' was put aside for a future change on my GS.
  17. kpinvt

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    Upside down!!!??? I guess it doesn't matter as there is an air bladder inside the canister end that is not filled with a liquid.
  18. JimInOz

    JimInOz Been here awhile Supporter

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    It's just the way that the manufacturer designed them to be installed in that position, so not really "upside down".
  19. Subaruvich

    Subaruvich Been here awhile

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    Those who went with YSS fork kit, is that what you got with the kit? Nothing missing there?
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  20. mickfitz76

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    Hi.
    Yes that is correct. Forget the instructions pics that are there. The installation is the same but that diagram is from the Yamaha kit.
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