BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    So in the next few days I will be sending Wayne my old dash to look at and repair if he can. He has looked at the pics and may be able to do something with it. He didnt seem to think its the best quality PCB in the world.

    Keeping in mind I have a functioning aftermarket dash on mine, I feel mine is the best test dummy for it. Nothing lost if it doesnt work but could be really useful for others that get an issue. Obviously my fault could be different to others.

    With Covid etc and Wayne being in a different country it will probably take a couple of weeks to get to him.
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  2. rockydog

    rockydog just a guy

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    There is a x-country seat for sale in flea market...
  3. NZSpokes

    NZSpokes Been here awhile

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    And the dash is on its way to Aussie.
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  4. WayneC

    WayneC Long timer

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    Warehouse & dispatch have been alerted to look out for a suspicious package from across the ditch & only handle with gloves on :D
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  5. TOMMY B

    TOMMY B PRODRIVE

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    Great Autumn ride in the books today.. I don't want to even think about the dam winter in front of us.. 20201017_160019.jpg 20201017_160033.jpg 20201017_160106.jpg
  6. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    What did the fish say when he swam into a wall?
    Dam.



    :jack
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  7. fzrcraig

    fzrcraig Offensive to Most

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  8. Presentman

    Presentman n00b Supporter

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    Just finished up the CABDR and I my electrics kick out, the fuse for the "starter relay, turn signals & diagnostics plug" would blow out randomly, I ended up disconnecting the starter, an bump starting it (pain in the XXX) but never blew the fuse again. I assumed I had a failed starter relay, but sticky sounds more like it as it was intermittent. How did you solve the issue? Jay
  9. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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    Nice ford. It was dry when I passed it in August.

    I still have to seal my dash, will probably do this in winter when I have the battery disconnected. I have taken apart smartphones and laptops but I'm still a bit scared of taking apart the dash. If I mess up it will be difficult to get a new one and it will impact resale value significantly, as my country is implementing mandatory registration of the odometer soon.

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  10. DGR

    DGR G650X

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  11. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Well, for a start the screws are bigger on the dash compared to those on a laptop so that's a plus :lol3 (Well at my age anyway :shog )

    It's easy really. Just follow the instructions and you'll be good.
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  12. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Check the wiring loom where it goes around the frame by the battery tray. There's a spot where it likes to rub through.
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  13. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the reassuring words. So far the dashboard is still good but a couple of weeks ago the trip-odometer was reset to zero after leaving it in storage for a week. However this is more likely a battery issue.
  14. Trencaterrossos

    Trencaterrossos Free land man

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    Hi, boys!!

    This is about oil SAE.

    I'm using a fully synthetic 10w-40 in my Challenge, and this summer, riding on a singletrack for some minutes at 46ºC in first gear, the gearbox begins to fail: the clutch operating is ok, but I can't shift to neutral or second gear easily.

    After that, in the trail, I can shift to 2nd gear and after, to 3rd and the gearbox go OK again when riding over 40-50km/h for some minutes and the oil temp goes down.

    BMW Motorrad talks about changing oil SAE when riding above -20 or -10º (In the mediterranean area it's like...."ha-ha!!!"), but don't said anything about what to do when you're ridding over 30 o 40ºC.

    Do you think that can help using a 10W-50?

    Thanks in advance.
  15. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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  16. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    I'm not sure it will help your situation, but I run 20-50 Castrol 4T in all of my bikes, including the Challenge. I'm on the Texas coast and over 30C is about 6 months of the year.

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  17. Trencaterrossos

    Trencaterrossos Free land man

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    Thanks guys.
    I use the Motul 7100 10W-50 on my KTM and probably the next summer I put it in the Challenge and try.
    These BMW bikes run really hot, and in these conditions (over 40ºC and fist gear/stops), the fan doesn't stops and maintains the engine around 110ºC, but I have no idea about the oil temp.
  18. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I use 10 (or 20)W 50 Synthetic. It's recommended for the Husqvarna TR650 (same engine)

    But I think you are in need of an upgraded clutch cover if you have the problems you described.
    The original cover wears out, the newer cover (Husky TR650 and 2009 model Xcountry) have a bush in them to stop wear.
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  19. Trencaterrossos

    Trencaterrossos Free land man

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    Thanks Dutch.

    I've read about the clutch cover and the bush. My gearbox only failed once at very high temperatures, but I will take a sight at the cover and its wear.

    Thanks again.
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  20. underontop

    underontop Been here awhile

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    Easy, bought a new relay !
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