BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. jamie92j

    jamie92j Been here awhile

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    Anyone fitted a quick action throttle to the X?
  2. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Yeah, right, forgot how cramped everything is on the G650X :doh
  3. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, so I'm trying to decide what to run for sprockets, as far as I know the sprockets are stock, but I would like to get a little more low end, so I don't have to clutch so much off road, and stall out.. I also do ride plenty of road so I don't want to go too crazy. I'd like to only switch one sprocket, and keep running the chain and other sprocket that I have. I know that isn't ideal but they have low miles and while I'm trying to figure out what works best I don't want to keep buying a new chain and sprockets.
  4. e28rusty

    e28rusty Fool

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    I did a 14t front and it helped the slow speed handling a lot without ruining the bike on the highway.
    Edit: I got a JT steel sprocket from an ebay store, cheap enough to experiment with different ratios.
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  5. Meriden

    Meriden Yea whatever

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    Any thoughts on Antigravity batteries? I've been using a Shorai in the X since 2012 without any problems, but I'm thinking of retiring it while I have the bike apart. Any durability problems? Run away discharge problems?
  6. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    14-47 is ideal for me.
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  7. PaulyD

    PaulyD Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys! Ordered a 14t JT front off amazon for just over $15
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  8. an13

    an13 Been here awhile

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    Been running Antigravity YTZ10S 16cell for 4 years now, no problems at all. Not even charged during every winter or remove anytime battery cables from terminals, 13.1V in spring and starts immediately. Also fixed the hot start issue because it just spins the starter so strong and voltage does not drop.
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  9. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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  10. jezuar

    jezuar NO NI NA

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  11. jezuar

    jezuar NO NI NA

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    :kboommust be a manufacturing fault........................
  12. an13

    an13 Been here awhile

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    It should run around 4.5 and 5.5 l/100km when travelling highways or gravels around 80-120km/h if everything is ok. To get more consumption it needs to be driven race style maximum braking and throttle all the time. Are you running power commander with lambda sensor disconnected, check the power commander map values. If stock, check the lambda sensor, it could affect the mileage, stock ecu is running quite lean and should give good mileage but bad performance on mid rews.
  13. Javdet

    Javdet Adventurer

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    ozimick, what do you mean saying "average 100 k/h"? What distance? For having 100k/h average at long distance, you travel about 130 or even 140. If so, it seems, normal consumption.
    If you traveled 100 k/h, I would try replacing plugs and air filter


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  14. Javdet

    Javdet Adventurer

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    Agree, looks too much. Easiest to start with- check if air filter is clean enough.


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  15. OzAnt

    OzAnt Still searching

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    Ozmick you may want to change your gear selector lever to a steel one that will bend instead of the shaft going into the gear box
    Do a search on the issue or go to page 1 of the this thread
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  16. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    I'd start with disconnecting the battery. Leave it for an hour or so and reconnect. Always wait for the check lights to go out (most of them) and start without applying throttle.
    Check the plugs for colour. If black there's something wrong (well there is or it wouldn't be using so much fuel)
  17. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Some maintenance is in order.
    I've found that the earth wire from the fuel tank will give me problems later on so that needs fixing.
    The ABS is coming off the bike as I never ever have it switched on.
    The new fairing and lights will get installed.
    The head bearings need changing too.

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    ooh it's light now ! :lol3

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    Tip of the day: Catching brake fluid in a glass jar works fine when it is stood on the ground rather then somewhere on the bike when you are working on it... :doh

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  18. keepshoveling

    keepshoveling DNF

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    Nice trials bike! :tb
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  19. Javdet

    Javdet Adventurer

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    Most of dirt is at the inner side of this filter. Probably, cleaning it with mineral solvent could resolve the issue.


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  20. maltese

    maltese Adventurer

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    Not sure if this is the best place to do this, but I think it is time I passed my g650x challenge off to someone else, I'm still milling it over, but the bike has about 26k miles on it, ktm front end (48mm wp forks), Ohlins rear, stock and leo vince exhausts, and the ugly is that there are a lot of scratches and one crack on the plastics. The bike is located in the bay area in California and I'm wondering what these guys go for these days. Mechanically she's sorted (recently did water pump, oil, valves and lubed the chassis. Any idea what these guys are going for these days? I'll fully post it up in the classifieds soon, but need some help in posting it for a fair price!