BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. mbogage

    mbogage Adventurer

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    On the ukgs website someone was selling a pace radiator fir the X. If you google pace radiators there website comes up. You could shoot them a email.
  2. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    SKF or similar. Any known brand will do.
  3. gr8grins

    gr8grins Been here awhile Supporter

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    Right on! Thank you.
  4. big_sur

    big_sur Way faster than you

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    I knew the air thing was bad but I didn't realize how bad until today. I got the Ohlins on and it's A LOT better off-road, although the reservoir placement seems exposed. The downside is it kind of exposes the front end for what it is, or maybe the heavy engine. The 701 seems like it has a much lighter front end.

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  5. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    Sorry in advance if this ranks as the dumb question of the week...
    Does semi synthetic oil affect the running temp of the engine. I recently changed from reg 10w40 to semi synthetic 15w50. I can suddenly notice how hot the oil res. feels beside my leg.
    Is it the oil or should I be looking for something else causing the higher oil temp?
  6. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo Supporter

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    I don't think the oil would make much of a difference. I know the heat you are talking about, however. I always assumed it was more off the exhaust than the oil reservoir (although it does feel like it is from that area). It may also have to do with the fan kicking on, especially at low speeds, and sending more heat that direction.
  7. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    It's mainly the exhaust that gives off the heat. The oil reservoir being just above it doesn't help much I suppose. The fan sits on the RH side of the bike so that has got little to do with it.
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  8. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    Ok. Odd that I noticed it after changing to semi synthetic. I've never noticed the heat to the extent I have the last few rides.
    Thanks
  9. Len

    Len Long timer Supporter

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    It is the middle of summer, there is that to consider...

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  10. DGR

    DGR G650X

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    Do you still have the stock exhaust? The catalytic converter gets really hot and is a major heatsource on these bikes.
    I can't imagine the oil making such a difference to be honest.
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  11. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

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    I really wish there was a quiet, smaller, lighter, cooler exhaust for these things, tempted to cut mine all apart..
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  12. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    Awesome pics!
    I hear you on the ohlins, I moved mine to the right side behind my luggage racks. I also modified my subframe to do it.
    But, I'm pretty sure you could easily make up a protection plate, and mount it between the Ohlins mount and the subframe. A metal shop would do that for really cheap.

    As far as the front end goes, are you still rocking the stock springs? The aftermarket springs make a big difference. Although, to get to perfect you'll need to re-do the valving. #WhyCantBMWFigureOutSuspension
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  13. inti

    inti One more day everywhere

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  14. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    I have to ask.......whats your opinion of the xc compared to the new Husky v you are riding with? Are we far behind the new bike curve? Im guessing not so much but ignorance is bliss :D
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  15. seasider

    seasider Just a rider Supporter

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    So on a short ride round town town I was surprised by a truck over the line on a blind curve....to the point I went wide and steered towards a lush lawn and thought no problem but damm if there wasnt a lump of concrete in the one spot of longer grass and over the bars I went.
    Any of you guys have a stock rim in great shape I can buy to replace mine?
    I would go Woodys but still want a stock as his insurance will cover it.
    Thanks
  16. big_sur

    big_sur Way faster than you

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    It's not as far behind as you'd think it should be, based on the xc being almost 10 years old, but the husky is definitely a step up in terms of performance. First, the forks on the husky are a lot nicer. I have racetech springs and the forks on the husky are much more plush and capable. Second, the engine is just a lot better all around. It makes a lot more power, it makes more torque, it seems to be lighter, and it revs quicker. Combine that with the decreased weight of the bike and it's noticeable. We're generally riding between 9-14k feet elevation and the xc struggles compared to the husky. The husky also feels less front heavy or more balanced than the xc. If I were at sea level and traversed more developed terrain, I probably wouldn't switch, but I think I'll pick one up this winter for the power and fuel range. If I were riding around the world or something and reliability and simplicity came into the picture, the xc would still be a better choice, but for what I do, I just want the performance and the 701 is definitely a step up in that department.
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  17. Square1

    Square1 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Not in my experience.
    I cut out the Cat and it did not change the temperature.
    Also loss in top speed, not worth of a mod in my opinion.

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  18. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Sure the exhaust is not partly blocked ?
  19. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

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    I have a LV exhaust. Yeah I know it's summer. And hot! But I've never experienced the heat coming from...the pipe?...before. At least not to this extent. The reason I thought it was the oil res was because I was trying to find where the heat was coming from. It was damn hot. I felt the oil res. and it was really hot. I've never really had the need to feel the res. before now because even on the hottest of riding days I've never felt the heat I am now. So...I thought maybe the change in oil.
  20. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    I've heard good things about Myler's in West Jordan, Utah. I have a radiator that was bent when I hit a tree and have been thinking of sending it to them for repair. Of course I'll wait until I hit another tree to spend the money.