BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Thanks, sounds like its time to give it a listen and maybe pull the cover.
  2. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    does anyone have the Fasst Flex bars on their Xchallenge?
  3. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    I do.
  4. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    what do you think of them? any improvement ?
    did you have to buy the special Fasst company approved cycra bark busters or do the standard versions work ?
  5. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Much appreciated! I ended up contributing to the tbarstow "definitely saving this for something and not blowing it on a strip club" fund.

    Unrelated, I took this as part of a post I was planning on installing the Scheffelmeier bash plate, and is something supposed to go in here? I couldn't find anything on the reprom or maxbmw fiche, but maybe I'm just missing it. Sure seems like there shouldn't be a hole there...
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  6. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Nothing goes in there. That is the weep hole that will tell you when your water pump seals are starting to fail.
  7. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    Does anyone run a Mosko Moto or Giant Loop type luggage system? I just ordered the Mosko Moto Reckless 40 and I'm worried about the exhaust being too hot. It comes with a heat shield but, as with the stock heat shields, I think it might still get too hot, especially down towards the base of the muffler. Has anyone encountered an issue with this in the past?
  8. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    You will need something to keep the rear plastic and the bag off of the exhaust to keep from damaging both items.
  9. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I didn't think about the rear plastic but I can see that it would be a problem, too. I'll see how the bags fit when they get here and come up with something to keep them off the muffler.
  10. quota

    quota Been here awhile

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    Never had an issue running a Giant Loop Great Basin for ≥20,000 miles on X-Challenges. Just used the heat shield that came with the bag. I know of at least 3 of my Giant Loop customers that are running the same bag on their X-Challenge.

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  11. MJS

    MJS Long timer

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    I like them but I also wanted the reduced sweep of the 12 degree bars. I run standard handguards but I use the pivot bar mount from BRP. The special Cyra guards are nice too.
  12. Vladtux

    Vladtux Been here awhile

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    Dude I had the same issue bc in the past I burned like 3 bags, the stock exaust is too hot...,so what I did is put a alu rack.


    The ALU rack is H&B for one gs1200, I just did new holes to adapter and this allow me even load this stuff :D hahahaah


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    :D:D:gdog

    If u need more info just let me know..
  13. nw_gser#0001

    nw_gser#0001 aka Brewin_Rider

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    I have run the Giant Loop bag with no issues. I now have the Mosko Backcounrty 35's on my bike and like those much better.
  14. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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  15. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Here's some ideas for how I did my Great Basin on my XCountry: LINKY
  16. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    Thanks to all for the great info and options. I'm looking forward to receiving my bags to see what works best for me.
  17. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    thanks for the info.
    I'll look around for that brp thingy
  18. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    can't seem to find this info but are there any non-BMW 17-18" SuMo wheels that are a direct bolt-on to the X-challenge to convert the X-ch to a roadie? Can't find any used wheels and really need something for an upcoming ROAD trip.
  19. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Why not just get road tires? And not that I know of offhand.
  20. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    The 21" is wooobly at high speed and corner handling isn't what I need to hang with these retired guys running GSXRs in WV twisties... Hoping to magically find a set of SuMo wheels... Any ideas?