BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Alright, I definitely have more (much more) important things to do....but when you get something in your brain, man I tell you it's hard to drop. So I went back down there & tore it all back down. it turns out the culprit was the center-stand. The swing arms was resting on the center stand left mount where it bolts to the frame through the foot peg. Has anyone dealt with this issues before? The only thing I can think of is putting in spacers to add the quarter inch or to grind down the bracket. I've attached a picture for your reference! Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 16.40.59.png

    Maybe it won't be an issue when the bike is off the stand & under-weight? because the shock will be depressed?-------Yea, that sounds right. Or, am I just asking for problems later?

    Thanks team.
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  2. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Sorry I was blowing the thread...I when I initially wrote my questions, I anticipated letting it sit for a mayor two before I started working it.

    Anyway, I took off the center stand bracket, installed the shock (easy fit) and put the center stand bracket back on...& that did it everything fits like a glove now (minus my 09' kickstand...the bike is practically horizontal!

    One last question though... When I was adjust the position of the braided line for the Ohlins shock, a little oil came out. Is that a major concern? i.e. should I have it maintenanced?
  3. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I think you should be all right.
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  4. daze55556

    daze55556 Adventurer

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    Anyone come across scrape marks on the inside of the clutch cover before? I had it looked at for wear from the clutch output shaft (there is wear and i'm getting an engineer to fit a bush) but during that process we noticed some scraping on the inside of the clutch cover, the bike is new to me so it could be someone has had it off before and has had a crack at it with something for some reason but I was wondering if there is any known reason why this would happen apart from that?
  5. XallengeXccepted

    XallengeXccepted Been here awhile

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    Looks like a blast! Man I'm really itching for a trip right now.
  6. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Pictures are worth a thousand words. Please show us what is scraped and we might have an answer.
  7. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    I installed the adventure version. Works well, after the usual trimming.
    You will need to sand or shave the XChallenge throttle tube with either option.
  8. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer Supporter

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    +1
  9. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    My dash broke... HELP!

    Symptom: Dash is completely not working

    Dash is getting power as it cycles through the initiation sequence when the master plug/harness is disconnected/reattached but after that it seems to shut off permanently. Dash is completely dark (does not even turn on for initial ignition sequence), no lights. Coincidentally (?) the turn signals (not just the lights on the dash, but the actual signals) don't work either :(

    Any ideas where to start troubleshooting?

    and eh.... Symptoms started after a crash (but the dash was the only casualty... )
  10. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Sounds like a blown fuse. The signals and computer run on the same one.
  11. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    For those that have switched to the KTM 27mm axel nuts what torque setting are you using being as these are aluminum vs the steel 26mm oem with a 80Nm reccommendation???
  12. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    Bingo!
    To be precise the dash is not on the blinker fuse, but on the brake light. But yes it was blown. The blinkers are on the 15 starter relay fuse that wasn't blown but needed to be re-set so I replaced it anyway...

    I'm really curious how a crash could cause the the spike on current to affect health of 2 fuses... Is that common?
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  13. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Don't get too exited with the torque wrench.
    Just do them up tight.
  14. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    20160501_170137.jpg Turns out the Cruz Tools 27mm flat closed end axel wrench will handle the oem steel nuts well enough without the risk of stripping so I'm going to stick with the steel.
  15. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    Make sure you have adequate space to use that one on the front as well.. That was the problem nut for me, needing an open adjustable wrench to clear the fork lower..
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  16. OzAnt

    OzAnt Still searching

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    I now only use Rivet Links.
    Strength is the main reason and reliability.
    Rivet Link approx 98% strength of original chain
    Press fit clip approx 65% strength of original chain
    Loose fit clip approx 55% strength of original chain
    Info ex DID product catalog.
    https://issuu.com/mcleod/docs/did_2012/6
    http://www.mcleodaccessories.com.au...D_Cat_20140305/$file/2014 DID Cat v1 iPad.pdf
    See page 4 of this PDF document above.
    Search DID web site for a strength comparison of Rivet Vs Clip
    I have had clips come off on my XR600R so now only use Rivet Links
    I carry a Terra X Chain Breaker and riveter on the trail and have the DID Rivet Tool in the workshop.
    http://terra-x.com.au/chain-breaker/
    In saying all that I have not yet had to break or repair a rivet link chain on the trail yet.
    I use the best quality heavy duty chain I can get as I mostly ride in the Central Deserts of Australia and failure is not an option out there, help may be 3-7 days away if you get any at all!
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  17. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    That's the advantage of the KTM 450 axle nuts, they stick out further so you only need a single standard tool to loosen or tighten them. The added benefit of them sticking out further is that they will protect the threaded end of the front axle is you crash on the pavement.
  18. LTCOliverNorth

    LTCOliverNorth Peeping Tom

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    Does anyone know the part number for the rubber boot that covers the back of the headlight?

    Been looking through Max BMW's parts fiche and can't seem to find it.
  19. beemer67

    beemer67 Really Old airhead

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    I agree, as i can't see it listed either.
    I noticed a rubber boot is listed for the X-Country
    06 Cap 1 63121244094 $27.75

    I know it is a different headlight reflector, but the bulb is the same so the socket fitting should be similar. Can't quite tell from the diagram but might fit.
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  20. john_aero

    john_aero Long timer

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    So how are these bikes holding up

    I have been offered buy back my old one

    I had fitted wp forks and wilbers shock

    It will need front right panel at some point as its cracked

    Many more swingarm failures