BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. sitz

    sitz Been here awhile

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    BMW: 11 14 7 708 015 WASHER 6,2 / 10,8 / 1

    Husky: 7711609

    It's a good bet other engine covers/washers/bolts/gaskets crossref, but I've no first hand data. If anyone were to test, it'd be good to know; the husky parts are significantly cheaper.
  2. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    Ok, so here's my HDB Rallye Lite installed. I'm still in the process of machining my dash bracket but I should finish that up next week. Really impressed with everything as a kit and the light output is amazing. I'm looking forward to more seat time behind this thing.
    HDB Rallye4.jpg HDB Rallye5.jpg HDB Rallye6.jpg
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  3. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    Thanks for the lead but looks lime it sold. I have one one the way.
  4. Davo11

    Davo11 Adventurer

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    Nice look, just waiting on my TT tank and luggage rack to arrive and then the big decision of what way to go with the rally fairing. Still struggling a little with the cost verse how bloody good the look.
  5. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    The cost is mainly in the lights.... If you cheap out there you can still have the look at now an affordable price :)

    Go for it!
  6. cmiguelq

    cmiguelq Been here awhile

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    Where can I buy that new rally kit, it looks great, and how much does it cost?
  7. khpossum

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    Now that I know what part you got: why didn't you go to Home Depot or most other hardware stores and get a couple of M6 washers? Nothing "BMW/ Husky" special about it. I do agree $5.00 (or even $1.00) for a $0.10 washer is pretty outrageous, but I am sure BMW ships these things from Germany, stocks them somewhere on their East coast warehouse, packs them as singles in plastic baggies and overnights them to whoever needs a couple. They are special, you know, real BMW OEM washers.

    Once a year I go to McMasterCarr or somebody like it and reorder my stock of various SS bolt sizes / types / lengths / washers / lock nuts. Much easier to have them around.
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  8. MATT0404

    MATT0404 Been here awhile

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    @gqelements set this up with HDB due to our unique 2 bolt handlebar mount. I believe they were making a few extra kits for those interested after the initial run. You might send Paul a PM or email to inquire. As for cost, I have about $600 in mine without the dash bracket that I'm in the process of making. The lights were $240 alone, so that is a large portion of the cost.
  9. sitz

    sitz Been here awhile

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    Agreed; I went looking and failed to find what I was looking for. I do have an admittedly bad habit of trying to find the Right Thing; stems from a lack of experience. In this case, I know the dimensions of the original washer, but I've no idea how far from those values I can stray before the washers are no longer suitable. McMaster-Carr (and the other places I checked) don't stock a 6.2/10.8/1 aluminum washer (M-C only lists 9.9 and 11.9 OD w/ a 6.2 ID), so I opted to stay in spec. Tusk has one which is close, although it's 50% thicker than the BMW/Husky version and costs the same. I've been doing a bit of research into making my own as well; skill acquisition is rarely a bad thing. Suggestions certainly welcome; I've got a ton to learn.
  10. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    Shinko 700 series

    Anybody run these for an inexpensive tire for general use?

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  11. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer Supporter

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  12. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Run the 705. Goes down the road fine and does fine on graded dirt roads.
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  13. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    I couldn't see where they make a 140/80 x 18. Or do you run the radial 150/70?

    Well, not up here in Canada, anyway.
  14. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    Most of the riding for me in the GW forrest is tame. Gravel and hard pack dirt so a full knobby is way over kill.
    The available rear is a 4.5 x 18 on the 700 but I think the 705 goes 140/18 with what looks like a more pavement oriented tread. I'll give it some thought.
    Really like the Sahara's bur spent my dough on suspension and other items so going cheap for now.
  15. J.chem

    J.chem n00b

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    Where are you from??
  16. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    The 150 will work, but I would go with the 120/18. The 150 weighs too much for a 650.
  17. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I agree, you definitely notice that. Even on some 140's
  18. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    The worst offender is the 908 Rally Raid. That is one heavy tire!

    After using the Metzeler Sahara 3 in Baja, I know why they put that on there from BMW. Extremely light and it hooks up well, it just has no sidewall strength, so when it goes flat, you go down.
  19. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I found the Michelin Desert pretty bad as well, and wide, and tall !
    Good on dry stuff (well there's a surprise) and bloody scary on even just damp roads. Wheel spin in 4th :yikes
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  20. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    They can't be as scary as the Pirelli Scorpion XCMH's I just put on mine a couple weeks ago. I'm afraid to lean over at all on even dry pavement with these. Although I can't wait to get them in the dirt.