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BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. BaldEagle

    BaldEagle Adventure Bound

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    Don't know that I understand it either, but I had all wires connected with male/female connectors and originally had what I thought were the ground wires for all three lights crimped together and connected to the OEM ground wire. When I spliced the resistors into the wires for each turnsignal I initially re-connected what I thought were the ground wires back to the OEM ground wire, but now with the resistors in place. That is when I got the 4-way flasher effect. This last time, I simply unplugged the male/female connectors and swapped the "+" and "-" plug connection with no other changes. So I had something reversed. Most likely the light, not the resistor.
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  2. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Not normally I actually have it loose ... and as I said both sprockets and chain were new 6000K ago ..
  3. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Hum I'll review that everything is properly placed again. The problem is not that the bolt comes loose (I use loctite 243 for all bolts and torque wrench though cheap one) but that the sprocket has a little lateral play/movement ... this may be explained but washers being improperly positioned ...
  4. Niedz

    Niedz Been here awhile

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    it may not be the sprocket on the spline that has the lateral play, but the shaft coming out of the transmission. the shifter shaft has a tad bit of lateral play as well.
  5. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    My impression is that the bolt and washers don't press the sprocket, just hold it, thus the lateral play. Now what I don't know is if that is normal ... is not much play just a tiny bit

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    based on the diagram washer 25 and 26, barely press the sprocket 24 ...
  6. DaveyDave

    DaveyDave Been here awhile

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    Yeah that's the one I brought. Do you know it?

    Thanks Duke! I know there's a lot to do, but that's half the fun of buying one of these :deal

    On another note, and I've not had chance to go through the entire thread yet, but has anyone had the Oil indicator light display when you turn the ignition on and it goes out straight away when the engine is running? This happened this morning for the first time and I'm not sure if I should be worried or not??? The oil was changed when I picked it up last week and I've done around 2000km so far, but there's no sign of any leakage.
  7. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    As far as I know, it should have been doing this all the time. The oil pressure light is ON all the time as a default, anytime the ignition is on. It should only go out when there is sufficient oil pressure on the pressure switch. i.e. it should be on when the ignition switch is on and the engine is not running, and should then go out once the engine fires up.

    So it seems to be doing the right thing now mate.
  8. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    This is how mine is behaving too. I believe the oil pressure pickup is powered on when the ignition is on and the light being on shows u that it has power. Then, after the engine is running, it goes out if oil pressure is higher than the low set point.

    --edit--
    Well, my comments above were from memory (and logic). When I checked this morning as I left for work, the light was in fact not on and did not come on at all (except for during the startup diagnostic check). I checked after arriving at work, starting the bike both in gear and in neutral. I cannot say if there is something wrong or not.
  9. ClutchCargo55

    ClutchCargo55 650XChallenge

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    Sometimes we get wrapped up in the details and mechanical issues, but I just wanted to remind everyone of why we ride these great machines. I just returned from a faultless 2 week ride in Colorado. Thanks for all the good setup advice found in this forum.
    It just doesn't get any better than this.
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  10. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    What size front and rear sprockets and what chain length do you run?
  11. DaveyDave

    DaveyDave Been here awhile

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    Hmm that cleared it up for me :lol3

    I've checked the oil and can see that there's not been any drop in the level over the last week, so it looks like it's all ok and at probably working as it should...

    Thanks guys!
  12. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I run 14, 47 and if I recall 112 I understand is very common setup. This is the first time I do a front change before changing the whole set. Last time 6000K ago I changed whole set, the previous one was pretty knacked with the front one having a few bent teeth and the set lasted less than 20000k, around 18500k with stealth rear sprocket and RK chain.

    Also have scott oiler, and was expecting more life out of it ...
  13. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    112/14 = 8. Every 8 revolutions of the front sprocket, the same chain link will hit the same tooth ad naseum. Could easily be related? 15, 47, 112 is much better. This has been discussed ad nauseum and I am a recent learner myself...
  14. MizzouRider

    MizzouRider Long timer

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    Hey ClutchCargo, nice pics. Thanks for posting them. I took my X out to Co last yr. Ran a lot of the passes, and had a blast. Your pics brought back some great memories.

    Jeff
  15. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    It really depends on your riding conditions. Here in the desert, it's too sandy and dusty to bother with a chain oiler. All I see them doing is making more abrasive stick to the sprockets and chain. A shot of lube and a good wipe down after a long ride seems to do the trick for me.
  16. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    I agree, here is very very wet plus I also do commuting on the bike so it kinda makes sense and it was on the bike when I bought it. So I was expecting more than 19000K out of it ... but instead it was totally trashed when I replaced it ...
    Ultimately my concern is the uneven wear on 6000K on the front sprocket, and BTW very uneven ... and was trying to find whether there may be a bigger problem ...


  17. Colebatch

    Colebatch "Moto Porn"ographer

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    What sprocket ratios were you using and what chain length?
  18. Rose

    Rose Been here awhile

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    Have you ever dropped your bike with the original gear leaver on?
    A friend of mine found out his gear axle was bend pretty badly, causing the sprocket to wear uneven (amongst others).

    Perhaps a good time to remind all (new) XC owners to replace the stock gear leaver by a steel one, as the stock one is stronger than your axle and can snap or bend the axle.
    I still read new ride reports where XC owners snap the axle with the original leaver...
  19. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    14x47x112 never bothered changing ratio so always replace it with the same, even have the original sprocket :eek1

    Not sure I follow you, the gear lever is on the other side ... so don't see how is related but then I'm pretty ignorant :ear

    Fact is I did break it, a couple of years ago ... and it was replaced :dog
  20. motobone

    motobone Free for all!

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    What type of connections did you use for your expedition side bags? I have the same TT subframe and pannier racks, but
    I never use my Zegas. I've been considering some sort of soft bag system with my existing racks and looks to be the ticket. I'm sure I could figure something out, I just want to check out your setup first.
    Thanks!

    Edit - Just found the Wolfman video. Oh, I now see said the blind man.