BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Cut the wires from the switch and twist them together.
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  2. Sno Dawg

    Sno Dawg Long timer

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    That is exactly what I was thinking after I had a beer and took my riding boots off.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
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  3. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    its tight. that fitting is a bit wonky and I truly hate the whole design. Good to know I am not the only one who struggles with this.

    gonna get that thermometer in a pot in the next two days.

    thanks a lot for the help, keep it coming.
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  4. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Can't you just wire up any old switch to it as well?
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  5. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    I also hate the radiator cap with all my heart. Sounds like the thermometer is the next step in terms of testing. Let us know how that goes (and good luck - hopefully it's busted and that's an easy fix).
  6. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    dumb question...does anyone know which wire (color) is the running light for the stern light. Not the brake light but the constantly illuminated light.
    I wish I had windows so I could just run BMW shop repair CD. :/
  7. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Stay Grateful Supporter

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    Can someone on this thread let me know how the ergos are for a guerrilla? A 6'7", 300lb guerrilla?
  8. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    Cramped and under suspended for you.
  9. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    Running light is gray with a black stripe. Full astern from underway is starboard with a port stripe. :lol3
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  10. Tallbastid

    Tallbastid Stay Grateful Supporter

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    Everything is. Been riding for 20 years, I'm used to it. More concerned with how it fits a big/tall guy vs a 690,640 or xr650r.
  11. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    The previous owner of my bike was 6'4 and 250 easy.
    He needed the Ohlins and a more firm spring that he discussed in depth with them before purchase. He also ordered progressive springs, for the fork.
    He still looked like a monkey riding a football.
    I would suggest custom wheels from Woody's as well. I replaced those straight away after I purchased the bike. The stock ones are very soft.
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  12. daze55556

    daze55556 Adventurer

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    I'm 6'3, with the ohlins shock I am tip toe on the ground, fit well seated.

    If you get an after market shock just get a heavier spring and fork springs. I'm 200 pounds but I cart about 50 pounds of luggage, got a 17% stiffer spring, bike rides great
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  13. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    I run boot camp on my older Mac's, with windows 7 . should not be hard to do...
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  14. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Do they even sell Windows 7 anymore? I think it was all subscription based?
  15. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Thanks, I have the tour tech version of the PDM60 and I've been meaning to install it. It seems the running light would be the best connector for it.
    I'm going to cut through that mummy tape tomorrow and dig it out!
  16. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    (apparently I'm blowing up this thread tonight...this is my third post in a row)

    Here it is, I think I'm finally done with farkles on this bike.
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    Front to back. Modified xChallenge forks with Hyper-pro progressive springs (set my 225 lbs), LED head light, Tourtech headlight guard, HHDB hand guards and bar risers, SW Motech crash bars, Schellefmeir (sp?) bash plate, a new functional gas cap, SW-motech center stand, SW moth luggage rack, reinforced steel subframe, Ohlins Shock, Rotopax-gas, Rotopax tool box, and 1.5 gallon ADV-Tank (I think I may be the on g650xer with one), Leo vance exhaust
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  17. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    call me crazy, but i would be scared shitless to run that front brake line on the OUTSIDE of the fork. One bad move and that line is fubar'd.

    Also, am I crazy? Two kickstands?
  18. Reg York

    Reg York Boet

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    I have a 2008 X Country with 44 000 K's, I bought of a mate. I know he bike and it is quiet solid. The clutch started giving problems, in fact it broke the two shafts, I replaced the shaft... and the problem continued, heavy clutch, not engaging neutral while idling at a traffic light etc..... Pulled the cover and had a Busch inserted, end of all the clutch issues. Thanks to the advise on Snookers posts it helped hugely....... For my money if you have a 07/08 models I would do the cover as a precautionary measure as it gets expensive when the bits start to break............
    Ps: I am in sunny South Africa.
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  19. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    Do I get to be the first to throw the BS flag? :lol3

    Looks great, but you will still tinker, it's in the DNA.
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  20. jjmead1

    jjmead1 now THAT"S a bike!

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    There is a X Challenge being listed in the Rocky Mounty forum. Touratech tank, hardcases, and I know the owner. Extremely low miles and well cared for. Unless you consider the low mileage as abuse. These bikes were meant to be ridden.
    Its in the rocky mountain craigslist finds.
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