BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    How far do you guys usually go before your low fuel light comes on? I screwed up and forgot I had disconnected the battery and it reset the trip meter. I had the fuel light come on when I was 10 miles from the nearest paved road and over 20 miles from an open gas station. I took it real easy and made the 22 miles to fill up with 2.1 gallons. I'm guessing that was very close since I'm sure the fuel pickup isn't on the bottom of the tank.
  2. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile Supporter

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  3. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile Supporter

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  4. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    Try a Honda shop - part number 18392-MJ4-670 - listed as around around $10.00 in Canada
  5. trailrider71us

    trailrider71us I can't b fired,only sold

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    I do not agree that the cat removal does not help with heat retention. I would say that in hot weather above 85 degrees that before you would need riding pants to protect your leg from the heat.
    Now you can go ride in a pair of blue jeans and not fry your leg. Also if you are on an all day ride in hot conditions the bike becomes a heat sink and retains all the heat that the cat holds back.
    Especially if some of the riding is in slow conditions.
    As far as the Brap, I thought the stock exhaust was quiet and unoffensive and the decatted one is about the same. I also did not notice a power reduction, I use my bike more as a travel machine
    so I am not pounding on it to much.
  6. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    The standard exhaust is prone to collapse inside the muffler, this restricts the gasflow in the mid and upper rev-range.
    Some people mistake this for a clogged up cat. (which as far as I know has never happened on these bikes, they run far too lean for that)
  7. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    So the baffles collapse inside the can?
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  8. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    20mi or 30kms us about as as adventurous as I ever got on a fuel light. Then aha most if the time the thing has come on for me was in the woods so its always a guessing game of how much I've burnt through trying to get out if the trails onto the tarmac...
  9. Len

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    Thanks, that makes me feel a little better. It is hard to go easy on the X, it makes a hooligan out of me after riding the Dakar. Mileage suffers greatly but grins are big....
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  10. durielk

    durielk Adventurer

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    Thanks to CapeMan, we got my forks resealed. Now for the electronics....
    The X manual calls for using a special tool for the spark plug. Do i need this to remove the cap & wire from the plug. I need to check my valves & am a little concerned about just yanking on this thing without the tool and ending up needing to buy some new parts and loss of additional $$$.
  11. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    No need for a special tool to remove the coil from the plug. You can reach in and do it by hand, just don't pull on the wires.
  12. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    Hi, could someone kindly please advise on the Torque values for the top triple clamp fork tube pinch bolts and the middle axel hex bolt?
  13. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Yep. Some start to rattle first others don't.

    I would go with 20 on the top clamps and 12 or so at the bottom ones. The middle one just tight, it's only there to prevent the Hex one from turning.
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  14. jdwhite

    jdwhite Been here awhile

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    Yes, I may have to adjust valves because, after a while with the new battery, the bike always starts fine when hot, but idle speed is sometimes too high for about a minute after restart and it´s spending more fuel (10 to 15 less km per tank). The bike has 23.000 km and valves never been checked.
  15. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Sure, if you're a real man. What about the rest of us? For those, you can buy a cheap plastic tool for $10.
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  16. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Or just use some slip joint pliers.
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  17. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    +1 on the slip joint pliers.
  18. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Spray some grease or oil under the boot of the coil and try and turn it whilst pulling it up. Mine came out fairly easy that way. I've put some grease on the boot now (the ones at the top where they go through the valve cover) before putting them back in.
  19. gr8grins

    gr8grins Been here awhile

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  20. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Tried it on a Husky TR650. It wasn't worth it in the end as the ECU will learn to counteract it on Lambda values.