BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. computer_freak

    computer_freak Been here awhile

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    Thanks, I've been in contact with Toby already he has given me some options. I should probably wait until the bike is here and not worry about it too much. Currently a bit restless.
  2. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Not my bike helping a friend he had a head-on so lots of parts need replacing got an axle triple trees and brakes the rest is still pending wheel spacers forks
    Slowly trying to convince him to install the 20mm axle WP forks from Fleebay and use a KTM wheel but he is stubborn :-9

    I could get some https://scheffelmeier-metall.de/index.php spacers but his site has been down for ages doubt he is still operating
  3. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    Off ebay? Don't you have 8-10 sets of USD forks just standing in a corner :dunno :lol3
  4. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Someone else's Bike Ebay ones are now cheaper than what I paid for them originally
  5. Gravel Seeker

    Gravel Seeker Old, growing older.

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    I meant he needs forks, you are looking to unload. win-win
    Maybe he's up for a lowered set of "coners" :thumb
  6. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Don't go there, let's just say I am not a charity organization

    See statement above
  7. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Just email him for the spacers. He still ships stuff I heard, it's just his site is down or something.
  8. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Cool will let my friend know
  9. Natgeo14

    Natgeo14 Long timer

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    Hey guys, I'm tire shopping and wanted to know which front tire you would go with out of these 2 options. First option is Dunlop 606 and the second option is a Pirelli MT21. Btw: The rear is going to be a Motuz Tractionator HT Desert. Thanks
  10. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    My favorite tire for the X is the MT21. I've used the D606 as well. Least favorite tire is the K60.

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  11. Natgeo14

    Natgeo14 Long timer

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    Hey guys, I am changing the front springs in my forks and am now reinstalling the forks on the bike. Can someone please give me the torque values on the 2 upper and 2 lower bolts on the forks? Also need the torque value for the top bolt
  12. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    My go to combination is the D606 on the front and an E09 on the back and has been for years.
  13. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Pirelli Scorpion XCMH is an awesome front tire.
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  14. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    KTM is 27mm socket rather than BMW 26mm
    Easier to find size.
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  15. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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  16. Craven99

    Craven99 n00b

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    What exactly made you sell the T7?
  17. Konnieblaze

    Konnieblaze Adventurer

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    The rear XCMH is what I run. Love it.
  18. DGR

    DGR G650X

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    @Craven88 I've not owned a T7 myself, but I've ridden a T7 three times now.
    While I love the T7's look, sound and it's ability to do long stretches of road with better comfort, I feel it lacks a bit of character. Probably because it's just so easy to ride. Also it's quite topheavy compared to the X.

    In the end it's all personal preference though. Take it for a spin, the T7 is a great bike. I just wouldn't trade my X for it and leave 7-8K at the dealer.
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  19. lewiss66

    lewiss66 Been here awhile

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    I got a puncture last year and I was glade I mounted a D606 at the rear. Way easier to get the tyre out than others.
  20. Natgeo14

    Natgeo14 Long timer

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    I liked your review of the T7. I test rode it too and also thought there was nothing wrong with it, but it didn't have that special secret sauce feel to it.
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