BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    See, I knew that before I said to myself "I know about how much 10 nm is".

    I'm just glad to have it fixed without too much pain and frustration. It turned out to be a really good thing I didn't just leave it broken off. Because I replaced all the screws with new ones, and one of the other ones I pulled out on the same side of the broken one was only 1/2 the length it was supposed to be! Some idiot put a short screw in there.
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  2. Humphery

    Humphery Adventurer

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  3. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo Supporter

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  4. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    That is F'ing scary!

    Never screw in a spark plug into a hot aluminum head without being REALLY careful, that's how I got my initiation into the ooops club, 2 stroke Kawasaki in 1968 in the middle of nowhere, that lesson stuck.
  5. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    I have a problem with my low beam, no power at the bulb and I traced it back to the switch. The high beam works so it has to be in there. Before I take it apart, has anybody had one apart and at what point does the spring shoot the little steel ball across the garage and in to the abyss with the other sock and the ink pens you just laid down?

    Edit: I found a write up on F650.com that shows a problem with the low beam getting hot and recessing into the switch. This is the fix I will try rather than spending $140 for a new one.
    http://f650.com/forum/faq.php?faq=gs_63_lighting#faq_gs_headlamp_switch_repair
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  6. Tommy90

    Tommy90 Adventurer

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    This is my BMW xchallenge !
    Via del sale ,sardegna,passo dordona (italy)

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  7. Tommy90

    Tommy90 Adventurer

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  8. Tommy90

    Tommy90 Adventurer

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    Nice bike!

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  9. Tommy90

    Tommy90 Adventurer

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    Passo dordona and home

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  10. Tommy90

    Tommy90 Adventurer

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  11. trailrider71us

    trailrider71us I can't b fired,only sold

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    Bli-- I was looking at your build thread and noticed that you used a non standard seal when you rebuilt your water pump.
    I would replace those seals w/ the factory supplied ones, They may make the leak go away, The ones you used may not be compatable w/
    heat,antifreeze,etc.

    Sean
  12. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    That looks like sooooo much fun! Thanks for sharing the photos. I'm so glad riding season is opening up here in California.
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  13. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    It's put down in my notes that ! It's not even that more expensive than an injector.
    I had Megasquirt EFI on my Range Rover. Switchable maps and everything. That LC-2 might be the closest to that.
  14. Humphery

    Humphery Adventurer

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  15. Sh4ft

    Sh4ft Beater

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    Finally got around to replacing my clutch cover with the 2009 version, getting the larger (top) needle bearing to seat required some persuasion with a heat gun, mallet and socket/socket extension. I found that heating the cover with a heat gun was more effective than boiling it in water but maybe I didn't leave the brand new clutch cover in the saucepan for long enough.

    I did have to grind several millimeters off the end of the operating shaft to get the circlip back on. Shifting is smooth again and I can find neutral from 2nd or 1st easily.

    Note: You do not have to drain the oil to change the clutch cover or replace the friction disks/plates/springs, just make sure the bike is vertical.
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  16. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    I forgot where I got the information at this point, so sorry I can't give proper credit. But the trick to getting the needle bearings to slip in is to freeze them first. And then just run the cover under hot water. Hot tap water from the faucet was actually hot enough for me. Then the frozen needle bearings slipped right in with a little socket/hammer tapping.
  17. jdwhite

    jdwhite Been here awhile

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    Finally I made peace with the Leo Vince exhaust.

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  18. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    Very nice! Can you come do mine now? :*sip*
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  19. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Perfect timing.....my parts just shipped from Max BMW.
    On a side note with the continuing upgrades just installed the Hyperpro rear along with the stainless wheel spacers front and rear. Amazing to see that at 9800 miles the oem spacers were so grooved.
    Very thankful for the info on this thread with the suggested must do improvements.
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  20. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    credit to tbarstow by way of snooker's page, iirc. It's a very good trick. If you have dry ice and you've gotten stuck you can just drop a chip of it on into the bearing and I think that generally works well enough to get it the rest of the way in.