BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    That's how it should have come from LV to begin with. Remus at least got that part right to start with.

    You can also reheat the cover using my patented "boiling water in the frying pan" technique and quickly press the bearings in or a heat gun on the outside of the cover. A bit of grease in the hole and on the exterior of the bearing to start with will help quite a bit too.
  2. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    Thank you for all the pointers you have provided throughout this thread and others on this bike. I know it has helped me immensely on several occasions.
  3. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    That's the great thing about fora, there's almost always someone who's done it already :wings
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  4. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Hey... I have all my plastics off and air/battery box removed to run power for the gps and want to clean the actuator but cant find the read on this at the moment!
    Also notice the throttle body has a sticky film on the inlet??? Clean this too? How?
    Thanks
  5. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Take the actuator out and clean it with brake cleaner or carb cleaner or such.
    Take the throttle body off (leave fuel line attached) and clean it the same way as the TB. Also clean the hole and ports of the actuator.

    Don't forget to re-attach both electrical plugs for idle actuator and throttle position sensor or it won't run right.
  6. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    DEAL! Thanks
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  7. Delta61

    Delta61 Been here awhile

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  8. Davo11

    Davo11 Adventurer

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    Help me decide.....
    I am looking for more fuel capacity for my X
    Do you go the Tourtech for max range or the xtank from hot rod???
    Similar price for both (landed in OZ).
    Inmates thoughts and experiences please
    Cheers
  9. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    The range on my Tourtech is amazing, but I don't ride that hard often. If I was doing more aggressive rides often or had needed to ship both I might have picked up an xtank instead. (I lived near Seattle at the time and able to go down to Tourtech USA and pick up a tank local and would have needed to ship and xtank. )

    I will ride the tank almost empty and close it off to ride more aggressive local trails and fill it up for adventure rides. Love mine... Would I get one again? I think so, but would still like to try the xtank...

    Good luck making the call.
  10. The Crow

    The Crow Adventurer

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    I have an IndustryX on mine which is similar to the Xtank. Rode a X with a Touratech tank and wasn't crazy about it. All that extra weight when full must have an effect on the fork's performance.

    Haven't toured with it or gave it a good bash off road, but didnt feel nice. The IndustryX I don't even notice - whether empty or full. Works like a dream and the extra range is great.
  11. Davo11

    Davo11 Adventurer

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    Thanks Crow
    Where are the industryX tanks made and what is the fuel capacity or combined distance from tanks. Both the Tourtech and Xtank will cost around the $900 AUD.
  12. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I've got the X tank. I wasn't very fond about having all that weight up front as the front on the X already is heavy enough IMHO.
    If you have your tools on the bashplate you certainly don't want to add more weight up front if you are riding in soft sand and mud.
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  13. jdwhite

    jdwhite Been here awhile

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    I also have the 6,5l xtank. I think the touratech tank is too big and tranforms the bike too much, making it also too big.
    The extra fuel gives me about 350km autonomy and taking it easy it can go for 400km.
    Other advantages are the fact that it´s a very clean install, the subframe gets stronger and you won´t block access to the air filter.
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  14. trailrider71us

    trailrider71us I can't b fired,only sold

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    I am an XTank fan also. Can go 230 miles or more. I didn't run out at 235 anyway.
    Will fit with some pannier and rear rack mounts. Had to space my touratech system out an xtra 1/2" to fit it.
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  15. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    Looking for a little insight on checking valve clearances. I have the valve train exposed but at no time can I get the indicators on the cam gears parallel and fit shims underneath. The only time I can fit shims underneath, the indicators are nowhere near parallel and I get the following readings:

    Exhaust = 0.3, 0.3
    Intake = 0.09, 0.06

    Does this sound right?

    Also, there appears to be some wear on the idle actuator. Any idea if this will impact performance?

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  16. Twinmike

    Twinmike Grandpa

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    Xtank is better for Offroad
    mine is like a Xtank but selfmade 8 Liter more and work fine
    important is, the fuel cap from the main Tank must be airtight

    [​IMG]
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  17. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile Supporter

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  18. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Lobes on the cam should point forward on exhaust cam and backward on intake cam. Piston at TDC.
    The play you measured is fine.
    Wear on the idle valve is nothing to worry about.
  19. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info, guys. I'm going to double check my measurements and cam lobe orientation tonight just for peace of mind before buttoning everything back up.
  20. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    fwiw,
    [​IMG]
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