BMW G650X Challenge Thread Index

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

  1. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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    I hope the XCh is as "ON" as my F650 was....20,000 miles and valves were always within spec...Absolutely amazing.
  2. Bora20

    Bora20 Been here awhile

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    She is gone Russ, 1 demo ride on the LT and that was it. I am looking to get a TT tank/panniers for the X for some longer dirt riding and BCBTR4.

    You should see me ride the X:D

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  3. Don't shoot me!!!

    Don't shoot me!!! Snowflakes are cold...

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    Iv'e ordered the TT Tank/ TT Rally Fairing and TT large Bashplate (Among other parts)...
    And guess what.... Backorder on all three items :thumb
    The worst part is that she couldn't quote me on when they are availible again :2guns

    AND, this was from TT Germany:(:
    So, if someone know's of a TT store that have them in stock, please guide me in the right direction...
  4. TymeRider

    TymeRider Been here awhile

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    Here in the USA, the TT-USA site says they are accepting pre-orders for the rally fairing. I don't think they've shipped any here in the US.:dunno
  5. Don't shoot me!!!

    Don't shoot me!!! Snowflakes are cold...

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    So, i mounted the Remus Freeride...
    God fu%&# damned that thing is loud!!!
    I have the twin Akra on my GSA (Claimed to be 102 db)
    The Remus is WAY louder.
    Annyone know how to silence her up a little bit?
    I need an innsert, so i don't scare the living shit out of the wildlife where we go (Aka, bloody cityslickers that pops out from nowhere :lol3 )
    I couldn't find an insert at the Remus web site? (Or did i miss something?)

    Cheers.
  6. MTBiker78

    MTBiker78 ENDURO Wanabee

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  7. P3R

    P3R Adventurer

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    A service (including valves) should be made every 10000 km (approximately 6000 miles) on the G650.

    BMW has what they call a Service and another thing called an Inspection. Inspection is a Service, but with some additions. Every 10000 km (6000 miles) you should do one or the other and they both include a valve check.

    It's like this:
    1000 km (approximately 600 miles) - Running-in Check
    10000 km (approximately 6000 miles) - Service
    20000 km (approximately 12000 miles) - Inspection
    30000 km (approximately 18000 miles) - Service
    40000 km (approximately 24000 miles) - Inspection
    ... and so on.

    Add to that the annual inspections.

    In the second post of this thread you will find the complete maintenance schedule and I'm pretty sure the service interval mileages can be found in your owner's manual as well.
  8. Dirt Hugger

    Dirt Hugger Urban Adventurer

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    I always thought a service is an inspection, with some additions :huh
    (while BMW still did the services for my 1200)
  9. P3R

    P3R Adventurer

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    For a G650 Inspection you're supposed to change the air filter and spark plugs, visually inspect the brake hoses and check the battery charge. So for that bike the Inspection list is longer despite the fact that fluid change in the forks is on the list for Service (but only at every 30000 km).

    Maybe it's different for other bikes but perhaps it's not so important which one is the largest? In my opinion what's important is to understand that Service and Inspection are two different things and for the owner to know when you're supposed to do which. In my previous post I tried to explain that, with links confirming it, because there is incorrect information about it around.
  10. Trailace

    Trailace Dumb Ass

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  11. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    I'd like to see how they mount on the silencer side.. any details?

    thanks for the links :thumb
  12. Snuffy

    Snuffy Long timer

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    :augie Just ordered the Ranger. The Scouts will not be available for about a week. Was told about an inch away from the exhaust ( stock pipe ) for clearance.
  13. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    Please take pics to show us.. maybe start your own thread and I'll add it to the Index :thumb
  14. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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  15. tudorSD

    tudorSD Big Bike Basher

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    What tools are you guys carrying with you for tire repair?

    Finding something that is small-ish for taking off the wheel nut (26MM) is pretty tough...

    Any other good tool tips?
  16. ChuckHazzard

    ChuckHazzard Registered Lurker

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    One of these:

    http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produ...=119&productId=p282234&leafCatId=11906&mmyId=

    Plus these:

    http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produ...d=119&productId=p28455&leafCatId=11906&mmyId=

    Add this to your combo tire lever:

    http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/produ...=119&productId=p282237&leafCatId=11906&mmyId=

    Then add your 26mm socket.

    I didn't spend the extra $15 bucks and just use the 27mm combo lever. It doesn't fit on the front end though so I would recommend getting the adapter.

    Your welcome! :thumb
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  17. tudorSD

    tudorSD Big Bike Basher

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    Perfect answer. And quick too... Thanks.
  18. oggi

    oggi Adventurer

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    the last weekend while running the pb300, I rea;ized how horrible the xchal transmission is, its less than 1000 miles on the engine and it was finding neutrals everywhere but where neutral should be, half-shifts with horrible cartoon like grinding noises searching for gears, landing on jumps and the momentum of landing shifting the lever down one... everything was shitty

    I heard that switching to synthetic oil fixes a .lot of the issues..but why is it so bad to begin with, and does the oil change actually fix anything
  19. Bora20

    Bora20 Been here awhile

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    I have a spare 21" tube, some small irons, the minimal amount of tools possible, and a Mastercraft Professional 1.25" adjustable wrench for the 26mm socket. It was expensive, but it doesn't mess up the nut.
  20. atokad

    atokad wan⋅der⋅lust

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    How about a "Nothin but Pics" link.:D