BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by GB, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    North Nevada
    Is this filter receiver thingy supposed to just stick on? The ebay version (which says X-challenge) seems to be a bit smaller diameter. The white plastic bit receives the tank filter mesh. The problem is the bottom intake bit (outside diameter) of the fuel pump is just slightly too small, so that plastic bit (white bit on the left, attached to the old pump) just falls off the new pump (on right).

    I also can't figure out the engineering purpose of those two little plastic tabish things.

    Attached Files:

  2. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    North Nevada
    Thinking about dremeling down that little white plastic bit ("tabish things"), to fit snug under the perpendicular (bottom of fuel pump holder) plastic bit. So it will twist under it and won't move

    Attached Files:

  3. gnarlynate24

    gnarlynate24 Live, love and ride on :D

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Oddometer:
    135
    Location:
    Oklahoma City
    someone brother up in this thread mentioned they put this white piece in boiling water to help the plastic bend around the part you're installing.
    MolonLabe likes this.
  4. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    North Nevada
    He was talking about the submersible hose. BTW, you'll probably need two of those. Both of my in-tank hoses had holes in them.
    gnarlynate24 likes this.
  5. andrewgore

    andrewgore Gôremā

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    16,530
    Location:
    brrrrrrlington
    I was out of town all weekend. My stock pump didn't have that bottom white piece. I had other black part, which was the original filter:
    upload_2019-10-21_8-48-22.png

    YOur kit should have come with a new filter, which just presses onto the boss at the base of the replacement pump. The little tabs on the bottom I'd assume are likely for molding purposes, or for other assorted models for indexing the rotation of the pump.
  6. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    North Nevada
    That "white piece" is directly under your black piece. The black piece is the original filter housing. When you take off the black bit, then you have the OEM white bit I am talking about. Alas, I get the lucky prize of "it won't mate up with the new pump". The filter itself fits perfectly onto the white plastic bit (from above pics), but the white piece itself doesn't mate up to the new pump.

    At this point, I think I am simply breaking new ground. The only option I see is to make it fit, somehow, Or I just start buying all the potential pumps out there until one fits.

    Thanks again!
  7. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    North Nevada
  8. CoatsEast

    CoatsEast 1999 R1100GS, 2007 G650X

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2016
    Oddometer:
    577
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    Some great dual sport riding this weekend in the. VA / WV mountains. The X did great esp with the new Tractionator skids aired down to 15

    Attached Files:

    Snake Oiler and Dutchgit like this.
  9. CoatsEast

    CoatsEast 1999 R1100GS, 2007 G650X

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2016
    Oddometer:
    577
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I'm thinking of putting on some new handlebars and hand guards. Mine are slightly bent and pretty sloppy at this point. Any favorites out there?
  10. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    North Nevada
    update: I fucked off that little white plastic OEM bit that attaches the fuel strainer to the fuel pump. Then got a similar shaped fuel strainer and slapped the bitch in. Seems to be happy.
    CoatsEast, andrewgore and mbogage like this.
  11. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,782
    Location:
    Герма́ния
    I use Acerbis Multiplo ones. Can't fault them and they have taken some abuse !
    Barkbusters seem a favorite too.
    CoatsEast likes this.
  12. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2016
    Oddometer:
    3,236
    Location:
    Pennsylvania, but living in a toy hauler full-time
    Yeah. Those Motoz all like the low psi.
    CoatsEast likes this.
  13. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Oddometer:
    368
    Location:
    Auckland New Zealand
    Just fitted a shinko 244. Will see how it works out.
  14. Wyocrawler

    Wyocrawler Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Oddometer:
    811
    Location:
    Marietta ohio
    I ran the 244 for season. I was unimpressed. Decent on the road or hard pack. Everything else was not great only way I can put it is unpredictable and mud was down right horrible no matter where the psi was set. Also I found the sidewalks soft and weak so the psi had to be keep up to prevent pinch flats and rim damage. Switched to motoz desert h/t rear and Michelin desert front and it was a completely different bike.
  15. CoatsEast

    CoatsEast 1999 R1100GS, 2007 G650X

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2016
    Oddometer:
    577
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I wen't Desert Hard compound on rear for longevity and Enduro compound on front (intermediate compound). They also have a soft compound.

    The rear is very hard and definitely needed to be aired down, for the down hill and the wet rocky stuff, I would have preferred the IT
    Snake Oiler likes this.
  16. MolonLabe

    MolonLabe Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2019
    Oddometer:
    17
    Location:
    North Nevada
    Snake Oiler likes this.
  17. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2017
    Oddometer:
    368
    Location:
    Auckland New Zealand
    We will see. They are quite popular locally on KLRs etc. I put a set on my partners XT225 and it follows me everywhere.

    I run Tubliss so rim damage is not to much of a concern.
  18. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Oddometer:
    6,860
    Don't you also have to replace flywheel for stronger magnets to get 400w?
  19. MJS

    MJS Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,767
    Location:
    Off the grid in San Felipe, Baja
    Not sure about the Enduralast stator but if you use a stock F650 single stator then yes, you have to replace the flywheel and stator. easy to do with no downside except giving up a tiny amount of rear wheel horsepower. Un-noticable in my riding style on the X. I would recommend a RR upgrade at the same time as well although the stock OEM unit should be fine with a OEM stator / flywheel upgrade.
    Snake Oiler and cyclopathic like this.
  20. waylongway

    waylongway madmax Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,885
    Location:
    NorCal
    No...

    ms-J9n6LY.gif
    CapeMan likes this.