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BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    There can't really be any fairy dust in that kit,
    so you might as well go generic.

    I've only once repacked an exhaust, you better wait until somebody else chimes in, but until then, read this:
    If the exhaust has a perforated core (which I'll assume it has), first wrap a layer of stainless steel wool around that, to prevent premature blowout (pun intended) of the packing material.
    Now for repacking, I used those wool mats which have some very fine strands of plastic fiber woven in,
    which melt when when you first fire it up to allow for the packing material to fill out the space completely.
    Additionally, grab some eletricians tape or thin plastic thread to keep the material tight around the core for easier re-installation.
    Again, this will melt when you first fire it up.

    It is also worth noting that there are gas tight rivets, which you might wanna order a dozen or two of.
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  2. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    You can also use masking tape instead of electi.ricians. Burns right up.
  3. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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  4. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    The holy grail is it? Hearing that makes me glad my X-Challenge had one when I got it. :clap
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  5. michel700c

    michel700c gone riding

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    The X3 kit had a cartridge type insert on a cardboard tube/guide and the proper rivets.
  6. jdwhite

    jdwhite Been here awhile

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    Finally the X is set up the way I like, meaning the end of farkling.
    Final piece was the renthal rc high handlebars and getting rid of bar risers. These fit real nice.
    Put on a "stabilizer" also.
    I also decided not to use the parabrisas screen anymore because I couldn't fit it nicely on the new bars. DSC04489.jpg image.jpeg image.jpeg
  7. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    They look nice bars ! I have been thinking about one of them braces to join the clamps but decided I'd rather undo and straighten them after a crash than have bent bars. Just a thought you know.
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  8. jdwhite

    jdwhite Been here awhile

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    Here´s how it started. Bone stock

    DSC03756.jpg

    Anyway i have a bunch of oem parts filling up my small parking space. Here´s some i would be happy to sell for little more more than postage cost:
    handlebars
    parabrisas screen
    bashplate
    airshock
    front rim
    engine protection bars
    handlebar guards (one is bent)
    and i´ll have a look for other parts
    warning: i´ll keep the passenger pegs cause my daughter is almost ready to ride as pillion.
    Feel free to make me offers.
    Mind that my location is Europe - Portugal so it´s easy to ship to EU and not so much to US (will be expensive)
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  9. jdwhite

    jdwhite Been here awhile

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    I´m riding more and more "sedated" to avoid that :D
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  10. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I've got to try that harder as it's not working yet :imaposer
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  11. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Maybe you're not giving it enough throttle?
  12. mtncrawler

    mtncrawler Long timer Supporter

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    :lol3..yeah, right, sure.....:lol3 Quoted for posterity sake.

    :hide

    Honestly - great pics!
  13. swamp

    swamp Shut up. Ride.

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    Its nice around there.. did you do a fork swap?
  14. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    No, I bought it that way and it appears they are the stock forks with black anodized treatment. I haven't opened them up yet to see if he put in progressive springs, but I did get a set of shivers for when I get around to doing the swap.
  15. MacMan

    MacMan Been here awhile

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    Does that mean the one I welded up is worth big dollars?
  16. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Guess we would have to ask cgguy09.

    I didn't even know that they came with a different option tell he posted on it. I had to look it up to see what was so special about it. Didn't realize most where aluminum...
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  17. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    When in doubt, gas it out ! :lol3
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  18. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    I looked for good long while before I gave up. The dealers are all out, I found one or two aluminum ones... But that's as useful as a torn condom.
    Had I not just extended mine, I'd be on this.
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  19. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    One from an XCountry is made of steel and might be easier to find.
  20. Glowplug

    Glowplug Been here awhile

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    Xchallenge Valve Adjustment Problem

    Hey guys, its been a while. I recently picked up an orange motorcycle and have been busy giving the old girl an overhaul.

    I popped a new shim in to my bike after a valve check and was having difficulty getting the cams back in the way they were.

    The chain tensioner is being left in and I did not use a TDC tool (although I have one). I zip tied the sprockets to the chain. When reassembling, the only way to get the lobes/timing marks aligned is to move the crank. But now I'm not at TDC anymore.

    I'm still zip tied, marks aligned, but not TDC. What to do?

    I could use some help here please by someone who has done this.