So we've all heard/seen the 650 xchallenge...let's see your XCOUNTRY!

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Olas, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    There's a plug on the harness for a powerlet. Look on the parts fiche. I don't have any old pics of my X to show you where it is.
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  2. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    If your bike has the charcoal canister removed, the plug to which that was attached has a switched positive 12v connection. It also has a another wire which sometimes gets 5V if I remember right. The plug lays under the rear of the seat near the connections for the taillight.
    You can use any point on the frame for an earth.
    I do recommend a relay from the battery for power if you intend to run more than a satnav from that plug.
    I can't take any pics at the moment as our bikes are buried in a pile of kitchen in the garage.
    Feel free to drop in if you're over, I could fix up that connection for you.
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  3. Zeus99

    Zeus99 Been here awhile

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    My bike doesn't have the charcoal canister.
    Does that change your advice any?
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  5. Dutchgit

    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    No that doesn't change it as all X bikes have the connection plug.
  6. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    I remember adding a resistor in place of the canister connector to trick the canbus. Not my idea but followed what others had done.

    Ms Merkel is out of the shop after a full major service @ 14k miles.
    Valve adjustments
    New fork seals
    New Wilber’s rear shock
    Oil change

    All for about €1200.

    I’m very happy to have good friends in Germany taking care of Ms Merkel.
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  7. WayneC

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    Dont use the connector for the US Charcoal Cannister, it is monitored by the BMSCII & can generate fault codes, the monitoring is the reason you see 5v on the earth return leg of the output, far better to source power elsewhere
  8. WayneC

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    There is no CAN BUS on the 650, what the resistor does is fool the BMSCII output IC that the Tank Valve is connected, 330 ohms was worked out to be the lowest power wasteage value for the resistor to reliably ensure fault codes were not generated, it applies to all the US models of 650 CS/GS/X which have the cannister active. Be aware that with a US model where the cannister is removed the firmware still leans fuel delivery a little when it thinks the valve is turned on
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  9. snooker

    snooker AttitudeIsEverything

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    The round powerlet socket is at the top center of this picture above the shock, it has a black spring loaded plastic cover on it - that looks white from the flash in this picture. It is the easiest way.

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  10. Zeus99

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    Guys, I did some very nice off roading with a couple of friends and I managed to bend and puncture my radiator.

    Is there a more affordable radiator from a different bike that fits by any chance, because I'm in a remote part of the country that's not very well stocked? IMG_20190429_163040.jpg IMG_20190427_111407.jpg
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    Someone wrote that the F650GS radiator is the same but with different mounting points.
  12. DGR

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    @Zeus99 , I can't help you with an alternative radiator, but perhaps a repairshop could fix it? I've had good experience with that in the past.
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    As 19" knobblies are hard to get has anyone tried a 19" rear like a Dunlop D603 100/90-19 on the front of these bikes?
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    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Go and try it !
    Don't be tempted to put on a front Mitas E09 though, the knobs are only a few mm high and useless in anything slippery.
  15. Zeus99

    Zeus99 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for your input guys.
    In the end I found out that the authorised dealer has actually the best prices, which was quite the surprise!
    So I ordered brand new radiator.
    The only thing is they don't have the original coolant.

    Do you guys have any recommendations for a substitute coolant for the Xco?
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    Dutchgit Completely clogless

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    Any coolant that's good for aluminium blocks.
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    I bent my gear selector while doing the taffy drwg, I don't think it is the original bmw gear selector so wondering what other gear selectors will fit? The selector can be repaired but I want a spare
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  18. tbarstow

    tbarstow Two-wheelin' Fool Super Supporter

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    There's a huge list of shifters that will fit, use google to search the G650X threads amd @snooker website. My preference was the aluminum WR450 shifter from Moose Racing.
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  19. Zeus99

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    I have the one from F650GS single.
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