BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo Supporter

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    I always use the MaxBMW site. But i searched for that part number and nothing came up. What is the part you are looking for (description, not part number)?
  2. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    It's not a standard BMW Part number.

    A google search only came up with a site from the UK,
    but it didn't list the normal part number, either.

    Better just go and look the part up on RealOEM or any other online fiche, yourself.
  3. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Yep. It gets worse with time.
  4. Johnnyboxer

    Johnnyboxer Long timer

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    It's not a retail part, that's why it doesn't come up on external retail MaxBMW or RealOEM Fiche

    It's an internal BMW factory part and is for the BMW R1200GS (to fit a GPS into the spare under beak connector

    Same connector for the real tail tidy of the G650X Series too

    A deal can get one, but you have go to the dealer for it as it's probably on a sepcial factory tool list, for BMW dealers only
  5. swimmer

    swimmer armchair asshole

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    These types of questions always get asked in the bike specific threads but here goes.....

    Looking at an Xch next week for possible purchase. Its got a few thousand miles on it. Anything in particular with these bikes I should inspect more closely than I might on another bike?

    Was there any recall TSB work that should have been done to the bike that I should ask about?

    Thanks
  6. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    hi guys, just wanted to share a few pics:

    My bike got exhibited on a BMW/KTM dealer event for the upcoming Dakar race :D

    As far as the organizers know, my Xchal is the only dakar/adv xchal in the country.. :bmwrider


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    dakar g450x

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    on a side note, I had a chance to ride for a few mins the new 2014 superduke 1290 ( on a closed course its not plated, not even homologated yet)..

    that thing is a F**** beast!

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  7. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee Supporter

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    Tell us about the Duke 200:evil
  8. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    Its a nice little bike.

    It will be available for sale on 2014 and it will be produced locally.

    26CV
    129KG DRY
    43mm WP forks
    ABS brakes
    11L tank
    fuel injected

    There will be available a 350cc (45HP) version too..

    full specs http://www.ktm.com/ar/naked-bike.html (spanish only)
  9. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    It looks good! I'm going to copy your rear plastic colour scheme :D


  10. jabroka

    jabroka Been here awhile

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    hahah .. no problem! if you need detailed pics just let me know..
  11. pampaX

    pampaX Been here awhile

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    Good idea if you don't mind would be nice. I can copy the Challenge RG (for Argie :rofl)

    PS: the stickers Km40 are quite nice too I wouldn't mind getting my hand on those either.
  12. tommyvdv

    tommyvdv Been here awhile

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    had my first starting troubles.

    dropped off the bike at a bmw dealer for recall on battery and mudflap last week.

    this morning;

    started the bike and left for work, forgot something and turned back. turned off the ignition, got what I had forgotten, turned the bike around and started. it turned over, started and died. a couple of times.
    I took out the main fuse and let it sit for a minute, hoping that the bms was making a scene. it started right up after that but it did seem to surge a little on idle after rolling 50m and waiting at a stop. 500m out it stalled in stead of going idle at the next stop. pulled over coasting, turned off the ignition. started again and ran like it should after that.

    sound familiar to anyone?
  13. AndreasM

    AndreasM Been here awhile

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    Might be common sense to you, but in any case... I encountered some of the same problems, but read somewhere that it can be cause by not waiting for the on-board computer to boot, or by twisting the throttle while it is booting. So basically don't start it till the instrument panel stops flashing, and don't touch anything till then either. Since I began being more concious about that, I have not had any issues.
  14. tommyvdv

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    that was my first thought
    I'm familiar with the wake-me-gently-or-get-bent attitude of the computer. first started (I always wait for neutral and oil pressure lights only) then booted, twisted throttle from open to closed, turned off, waited, turned on, waited and tried to start. but the same thing happened. that's why I pulled the plug, hoping for a reset

    thanks for the pointer though :)
  15. jabroka

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    Mine does that (surging, stalling, sometimes a little backfiring, slow throttle responsiveness) on every cold start if I don't let it idle enough time before taking off.

    I have a TTO digital temp gauge and it seems that if I wait till the water temp gets to about 70ºC, its not as noticeable.

    It also surges and sometimes pops for a while when I reset the ECU.

    It feels to me like the reason is an extremely lean mixture. I've thought of unplugging the lambda sensor (supposedly increases the mix by 10%) and see if I get the same symptoms on cold starts, but I didn't test it yet..

    FWIW:
    New motobatt gel battery
    UNI filter + UNI pre filter
    0280 155 892 Bosch fuel injector
    Leo Vince exhaust
  16. tommyvdv

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    great input. I'm hoping I won't have to resort to modding it.

    the light idle surge is there sometimes when it's on operating temp but the stalling is new. new since it came back from the dealer :/

    use to start great first time and only stall due to the nut connected to the handlebars :)
  17. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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  18. advFord

    advFord Been here awhile

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  19. NVTS

    NVTS Are you ennen oh eff tee Supporter

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  20. khpossum

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