BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    That is not far from what I was thinking would work best and also stiffen up the subframe. If I could only figure out a way to incorporate a tank under the tail and down one leg, it would be perfect.
  2. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Other than putting passenger pegs on a KTM 500? Nope, it sounds like a good plan to me.
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  3. slide

    slide A nation with a future

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    A while back I posted that after a coolant change my bike was overheating and also when parked more than a few minutes, it'd reset the trip odo's and clock back to zero. Several inmates here suggested I burp the system to address the overheating and get a new battery.

    It took me a while to get to it, but I finally did. Both remedies addressed the relevant problems and the bike is running well and trouble free now. I post as an FYI to the next pilgrim having either or both issues. Thanks for the great ideas, guys.
  4. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    That passenger is in trouble. It looks like there is only one peg!

    Mosko shipped. The bags should be in next week.
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  5. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Ah gee c'mon Tim, you never know who you might want to give a ride to, if you know what I mean.
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  6. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    Want To Buy an XTank. Must be in good condition. PM me....

    Hell I might even buy an X-Rack too if you have a good price... -matt
  7. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Just make sure you'll be buying the updated version of the X tank which has the bit taken out at the bottom on the inside to make room for the rear sprocket and chain on full compression ;-)
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  8. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    With the bike at rest, how far above the chain is the notch in the X-Tank? I've never seen one in person, only in pictures.
  9. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I'll measure tomorrow.
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  10. Stromius

    Stromius Part time danger seeker

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    Feeling nearly complete. TT rear rack, 31L waterproof bag and bash plate plus HB rack. Any recommends for a minimalist, reserve tank mounting on the right inside side.


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  11. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Measured down from a 90 degree angle in relation to the two bolts of the passenger grab handle/rear rack mounting points, it's about 22 cms (8" 3/4) to the notch, the notch itself is about 5 cms (2").

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    The notch is about half that on earlier tanks if I remember right.
    I've seen damage on an earlier tank where the rear sprocket/chain had hit the tank.
    Not sure if that would have been due to someone fitting a larger rear sprocket or a damaged shock or such.
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  12. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Rotopax looks like it might fit. The 1 Gallon one.
  13. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Early tanks had no notch at all.

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  14. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    Thanks Dutchgit, that gives me something to work with!
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  15. seasider

    seasider Just a rider

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    Chain advise please:
    Having just refreshed the sprockets at 11k miles on what may be the original chain what is the consensus on clipped or riveted chain for this bike?
    I personally have never had an issue in the past with either but would prefer a clipped do to the fact that I want to check/lube swingarm parts this winter.

    As long as its out there whats the best chain for the money and longevity with the steel sprockets. There are too many selections for my knowledge as I look at the online options.
    Thanks
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  16. gr8grins

    gr8grins Been here awhile

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    I had the same problem. Some kind folks here suggested I check my exhaust system for tension and be sure it's not touching the frame or coolant line(s)- it solved the problem. Loosen up all the fasteners on the system including the header bolts. Be sure it doesn't touch the frame or coolant lines and snug from front to back then tighten to spec.
    Hopefully this does it for you as it did for me. Great choice of bikes!
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  17. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I use DID x-ring chains (endless ones so you have to take the swing arm out and you check/grease the bearings at the same time) and JT sprockets.
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  18. hugues

    hugues Adventurer

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    XC won't start. The horn caused a fuse to blow. When looking for it I pulled each fuse out one by one, checked it and replaced it. The horn was fixed. However, when putting back in the fuse at the front of the 15A fuse box (F) the dashboard lit up, flashed different text, ABS, etc, then went off. The ignition was not on... and the fuse is fine. All electrics such as lights, horn, GPS, etc, work fine. However the bike will not start. The starter motor turns the engine but nothing. It sounds as if there is no ignition but I have no real facts for this and I am not mechanically minded. Can anyone pls help? Thanks
  19. gqelements

    gqelements Been here awhile

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    ^the dash behaviour you describe is normal when re-establishing electeical connection. I'm not a mechanic so not going to offer unqualified advice other than that.... Your sparkplugs are fine right?
  20. Len

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    Side stand switch got me good one time, double check.