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Forum: Thumpers 07-31-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,200,064
Posted By GX-MAN
Oil Filter Cover

Thanks for the tip on the 6 point socket for the oil filter cover. I had been using a 12 point socket and purchased a 6 point 22mm socket after seeing someone's comments they experienced the same...
Forum: Thumpers 07-26-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,200,064
Posted By GX-MAN
Oil Change

In a prior thread a few days ago, I mentioned I just purchased a use 450X. In changing the oil, the cap for the front screen filter was tighten so much, the head rounded. I used an extractor...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5,957
Views: 1,200,064
Posted By GX-MAN
Just Purchased Used 450 and have Questions

I just purchased a 2009 G450X with 1000 miles on it. I plan to use it for trail riding and have a few questions. They may be already in this post but thought someone could help me out without...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,957
Posted By GX-MAN
Iowa Rally

Dale and Sandy,

It was great to connect with you again and I look forward to seeing you again when you work you way up to Minnesota.

Tim
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,957
Posted By GX-MAN
Iowa Rally

Here are Dale and Sandy after talking to Jim at Ned's Cycle Shop. To win a years subscription to "Bernie Madoff's Investment Guide for Beginners", who can guess what Dale's question was and what...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,957
Posted By GX-MAN
Iowa BMW Rally

One of the activities at the Iowa Rally is to show up at Ned's Cycle Shop in Riverside, IA on Saturday. It is the kind of shop I remember as a kid visiting. Ned died a few years ago so Jim, Ned's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,957
Posted By GX-MAN
Iowa Rally

Dale and Sandy said they'd never attended a BMW Rally before so the 2009 Pure Stodge Iowa BMW Rally was their maiden rally. Attached is a picture of their Blue Bird motorhome, R100GS and Saturn...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By GX-MAN
Thanks for the information. It is much...

Thanks for the information. It is much appreciated.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By GX-MAN
HP2 - Torque setting for bolts in Triple Tree

Does anyone know off hand what the bolts need to be torque at in the triple tree for the front forks?
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 55,871
Posted By GX-MAN
Aux. Tank

Muckpee,

I'd be interested in a black one. Will it fit with a TT Rack installed?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 22,586
Posted By GX-MAN
Shock Failure

I took my bike down through Baja and back through Copper Canyon last fall. The bike has 4000 miles on it, the air shock pressure was kept at 95-97 lbs and has a flat spot worn into the rubber bladder...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
X-Challenge- Is 2007 the last model year?

A local dealer left a voice message today on my recorder. The salesman left the message that he knew I was interested in the X-Challenge from a visit a few months back. He still had one and said...
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
Tail/Seat Bag

Check out the MotoFizz seat bag on the Aerostich website - in medium. It looks like it might fit the seat and TT rack and for only $137. I have the TT Tank Bag and it fits great, doesn't interfer...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
Emergency Fuel Cell

The charcoal canister was removed from the bike last week and it was noticed the stainless steel bands looked about the same size as an MSR fuel bottle. I stopped at REI today and they didn't have...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
Vin

The VIN #s were standardized by most vehicle manufactures starting in about 1980. W in the first position means manufactured in Germany. B in the second position means it is a BMW....if it was a D...
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
HandGuards & First week on XChallenge

I ordered the Acerbis brush guards (multipro) from Dennis Kirk with the pivot mounting kit, shimmed the throttle end about 3/8 " out and then it worked without cutting off the ends of the levers. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
ABS Flashing Problem

I already tried to get the Dynamat at the local NAPA yesterday but it was special order and I will hopefully be on the top of Mosquito Pass by the end of the week with the G650.... so I installed...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2007, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
ABS & TT Tank Bag

Doug,

Thanks for the quick reply. I tried to upload pictures of the TT Tank bag but my file was too big. I'll try again tomorrow. The bag is a nice size, went on in about three minutes...it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,014,024
Posted By GX-MAN
ABS Flashing Problem

I am a newbie to the Advrider although I have been a lurker for about 9 months. I just took delivery on the Xchallenge on Saturday. I already farkled the bike up based on the other imput from...
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