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BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Jawa, and I seem to recall that the motor was originally developed for snowmobiles.

    There is the full list buried in the thread, probably somewhere between posts 400 and 600.
  2. Snake Oiler

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

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    Hey folks need a little life here!

    I've been thinking about parting with some spare stuff I have. Don't have the space for it mainly anymore since I moved in the hauler. Getting tired of moving things around really. So before I post in flea I'm going to ask here first.

    I have the full set of the stock plastic, both sides, tail, front fender and headlight cowling with the headlight. How's $350 for the the package deal and I'll split shipping. And I'll be heading cross country the end of October NM to PA, it could be possible to meet up for the exchange also if it's not too far off track.
  3. Kalts

    Kalts Adventurer

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    I replaced the clutch cover recently and still had bad clutch drag, particularly when cold. Dry clutch worked fine, there was no difference at all pushing around in 1'st gear clutch pulled in or in neutral. So it had to be oil, cover change did not change the drag, only the lever freed up. Different 15W40 HDEO oils can have different cold viscosities. Pouring at 15C the difference was very noticeable as was the clutch drag. I've been using Addinol MD1548 for almost a decade in different motorcycles, but recently bought different same spec 15W40 HDEO locally from the drum. Fortunately I have one older car which takes all the surplus oil :)
  4. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    Well I too am riding myself of unused parts, especially because my X is gone.
    Forks
    aluminum subframe
    Leo Vince slip on

    PM with interest. I'll give you pics and details. We will find a price to save them from the recycling bin
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  5. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    File this under coincidence or WTF:

    Last night I received a phone call from local PD at 1am. They recovered my X. Sadly I am no longer legal owner as I signed title over to insurance company to receive my $$$$$.

    Debating going to the auction and see what happens.

    ALL ABOVE ITEMS ARE STILL FOR SALE AND YOU WILL RECIEVE THE PMS THIS WEEKEND.

    Thanks.
  6. Snake Oiler

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

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    Wow. That's pretty wild. So am I take it that someone stolen the bike from the insurance company impound?
  7. DGR

    DGR G650X

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    Wow @jjmead1 :eek2
    What's even stranger to me is that the PD calls you at 1AM for something that's not really urgent?! I mean, the bike wasn't going anywhere that night, was it :dunno

    I'd be curious though what it will do at the auction! Would you consider buying it back for the right price?
  8. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    I read it as stolen, insurance paid out then the PD found it and made the call. Strange that they'd call in the middle of the night.
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  9. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    @DGR I intend to try.

    @Gravel Seeker Exactly.

    I found out the police were following up on a crime in progress. Two people on two bikes committing the crime. Apparently one decided to leave my bike behind. SO that is how it was found. Unsure of condition. I'll follow up with my insurance and see about this auction.

    But I am extremely happy with my KTM1190R, so I am not too pressed.
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  10. cyclopathic

    cyclopathic Long timer

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    Talk to insurance they can sell it back without going to auction or even reverse claim. Of cause auction could be the cheapest option
  11. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer Supporter

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    Quick question about the ignition coils: At Max BMW they are $170 each! Are there any less pricey alternatives?
  12. DGR

    DGR G650X

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    @hansi, I haven't checked this but have you looked at the Husky TR650? It shares quite a bit of parts.
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  13. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer Supporter

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    I'll check it out, thank you. On first look, since the Terra/Strada shares the same coil packs with the G650GS and Sertao, it should fit the Xchallenge.
  14. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    EuroMotoElectrics have been adding a lot of 650gs/x parts to their web site, looks like DaCorp have released their iron grip on supply of parts for the 650's
  15. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer Supporter

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  16. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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  17. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer Supporter

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    I have no problem at all buying used, but I draw the line with electrical parts, unless they are tested to OEM specs.

    Good morning to you
  18. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I found new ones in Germany.

    https://www.pkwteile.de/oen/12137715853

    Well, it seems to be the wrong one.

    But saying that, this is a generic part. Generic parts are made by suppliers to the industry and are often enhanced to be made fit for a certain application.
    This can mean that the part in itself fits x, y and z engines of a particular make/model car, bike, whatever but are dressed up by a rubber boot around it, or a bracket to make it fit. It's like the injector you can fit to the X range bikes that comes from an Audi TT 1.8 Turbo. You'd have to cut two little slots in it for the seating clip.
    Same probably goes for the ignition coils, those will be made by Beru, Champion and who knows which other manufacturers.

    You just have to find a coil with the right specs and dimensions and you won't have to pay an extortionate $170,- for it at some parts merchant who'll probably pay $40,- shipped for it.
  19. hansi

    hansi Teurer Abenteurer Supporter

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    Roger that, ty
  20. V4Moto

    V4Moto V4Moto

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    I noticed the oil pressure light is taking about 3 seconds to go out on initial start up, then around a second once warm. Hoping its a lazy pressure switch and I’ll change it next oil change, anyone else experienced this?
    I know its a pressure switch but I have checked oil level a few times since I noticed the light and all Is good there.