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Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2015, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Viv
I think I'd agree. It still starts on the...

I think I'd agree. It still starts on the button.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss83/vivofford/Bikes/BMW%20XCountry/IMAG0642_zpsrvqxpiwp.jpg

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,542
Posted By Viv
I had one. Was a good starter bike for me. ...

I had one. Was a good starter bike for me.

However, they are not very powerful but still have 1000km oil change intervals.

I had to get used to a lot of kicking as sometimes they are (very)...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9,927
Views: 1,568,984
Posted By Viv
They can be tricky things these dry sump engines...

They can be tricky things these dry sump engines when it comes to oil levels.

The key thing I find is to have confidence when re-filling after an oil change. I just put 2.1 litres in after a oil...
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9,927
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Posted By Viv
The left hand bearing bush is a standard part: ...

The left hand bearing bush is a standard part:

IR 25x30x30

As are the bearings themselves and the seals. So you can buy them from a bearing retailer. I couldn't find the right hand one...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 05:55 AM
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Posted By Viv
Yep, there are few ways to get them out depending...

Yep, there are few ways to get them out depending on how tight/corroded they are. This is what I did on mine with some threaded rod and old top yoke I had as the slide hammer trick wasn't quite...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9,927
Views: 1,568,984
Posted By Viv
First check was to take all the plates out and...

First check was to take all the plates out and see if it still clunked when putting in to gear. As might be expected with no clutch plates there was no clunking at all. But at least I knew it was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2015, 05:34 AM
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Views: 1,568,984
Posted By Viv
Could be! The clutch cover looks ok and changing...

Could be! The clutch cover looks ok and changing the plates fixes the problem. I'll have a better look the next time the clutch cover is off and think about the insert solution.

The bike was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 05:40 AM
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Views: 1,568,984
Posted By Viv
I've had the same symptoms at around 8k miles and...

I've had the same symptoms at around 8k miles and then at 42k miles. I fitted a BMW clutch set at 8k and then an EBC set at 42k miles. The EBC set is at least as good now at 58k miles and was much...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 05:07 AM
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Views: 1,305,387
Posted By Viv
I have the standard sized one (that holds 7l) and...

I have the standard sized one (that holds 7l) and luckily no problem with leakage anywhere. I thought the xtank fuel was effectively siphoned through to the main tank so the seepage is odd.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Viv
For me that was my trousers burning on the...

For me that was my trousers burning on the exhaust when stopping. I put some wrap on it now and all seems ok.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 08-22-2014, 08:38 AM
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Views: 1,568,984
Posted By Viv
Sliding calliper and non-floating disk

Sliding calliper and non-floating disk
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Viv
I had something similar on my Xco except that it...

I had something similar on my Xco except that it would always die when the throttle was closed. Eventually I found that the rubber intake manifold had split where the throttle body was clamped to it....
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
Interesting I'm sure I measured all the...

Interesting

I'm sure I measured all the original (BMW) disks in my bike and the BMW replacements at the time and couldn't find a major difference.

The EBC disks' packaging didn't mention...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
Not sure understand that either. I've replaced...

Not sure understand that either. I've replaced the clutch disks twice now. First with the BMW pack (6k miles) and more recently with the EBC disks (42k miles). I can't see how the plates can be...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 114,332
Posted By Viv
Exactly what I thought, hence the buying of them...

Exactly what I thought, hence the buying of them without a proper plan to fit them.

Some more still for sale. Not sure about the postage charge to the US...
...
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2013, 12:21 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 114,332
Posted By Viv
Post 572 above? Viv

Post 572 above?

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2013, 11:51 AM
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Views: 114,332
Posted By Viv
In the UK I paid 100 for Shivers off a 610TE...

In the UK I paid 100 for Shivers off a 610TE Husky and that included the yokes.

Not fitted them yet so can't comment against your other questions.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
Didn't work for me unfortunately. I think I'll...

Didn't work for me unfortunately. I think I'll try the EBC pack as the BMW one does not seem to be the best thing ever.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
] I'll take a look at this myself as the I...

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I'll take a look at this myself as the I now have the same problem again after changing the clutch plates some 28k miles ago - now at 34k miles.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 114,332
Posted By Viv
I have some Shivers from a Husky 610 and they...

I have some Shivers from a Husky 610 and they have the 58mm lowers. I could have them machined to 57mm or have the bottom yokes opened by machining to 58mm.

Alternatively is it possible to use the...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-10-2012, 02:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By Viv
Pram, pushchair and caravan! There is bound to...

Pram, pushchair and caravan! There is bound to be a kitchen sink in there somewhere as well.


Viv
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By Viv
Sounds like fun! Odd that the nut was missing...

Sounds like fun! Odd that the nut was missing but just as well that the bolt is jammed in there.

The lower mounting eye is a bearing that is made of alloy. The steel or even stainless bolt...
Forum: 2 smokers 05-01-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By Viv
I thought it might not count as a dual sport but...

I thought it might not count as a dual sport but it is clearly off-road!

Viv
Forum: 2 smokers 04-30-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,043
Posted By Viv
ADV Machine - Paris Style

Lightweight
Saddle bags
2 stroke
Front-wheel drive
Functional

Yep - it has it all.

http://i564.photobucket.com/albums/ss83/vivofford/Bikes/file-2.jpg
Forum: 2 smokers 04-13-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,086
Posted By Viv
That looks a lot like Cadwell Park Viv

That looks a lot like Cadwell Park

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,638
Posted By Viv
It's an easy job to change the rear shock on...

It's an easy job to change the rear shock on those bikes. You'll need a long allen key though to reach the lower mounting bolt head as well as more usual tools.

Once you have the allen key there...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 57,900
Posted By Viv
Great read and photos

This had to be someone like Chris Scott of course! I have one of your books on the shelf here although to my dismay I have not used it in anger .

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2011, 07:33 AM
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Posted By Viv
The ABS sensor ring has the same part number...

The ABS sensor ring has the same part number between XCh and XCo according to MaxBMW. Different part numbers for the disk though.

Viv
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-12-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By Viv
Great pictures - this one looks like Eilean Donan...

Great pictures - this one looks like Eilean Donan Castle where Highlander was filmed.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2011, 04:34 AM
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Views: 1,568,984
Posted By Viv
Most, if not all, of the information you need is...

Most, if not all, of the information you need is here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209377

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
That makes two happy bunnies then!

That makes two happy bunnies then!
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
Ordered the clutch plates which come as a kit of...

Ordered the clutch plates which come as a kit of the lined and steel plates (7 of each) and a set of springs. 134 for the kit from BMW.

I measured them before fitting:

Spring free length -...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Viv
It sounds like the clutch disks/plates have stuck...

It sounds like the clutch disks/plates have stuck together as you suspected. I assume that there is no kick start hence the reason for trying to bump start it.

You could take the clutch apart to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,467
Posted By Viv
Looks great - very dramatic scenery with the...

Looks great - very dramatic scenery with the clouds and sunshine adding to the effect. A nice quiet time of year for that part of the world too.

Viv
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
I took my clutch apart this evening and checked...

I took my clutch apart this evening and checked where the problem might be by removing the plates and putting it back together.

I fired it up and without any of the clutch plates in there is no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
Found the thread that a Monster owner posted: ...

Found the thread that a Monster owner posted:

http://ducatimonsterforum.org/index.php?topic=33784.0

Same basic design of clutch as the G650x with a variation in implementation naturally.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
I wish I knew! From the design of the clutch, if...

I wish I knew! From the design of the clutch, if there is dragging then it can only be between the plates or between the clutch housing and the driving dog (items 01 and 02). Quite what could be...
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
That matches the symptoms that I have. I'm very...

That matches the symptoms that I have. I'm very much out of warranty so not much chance of it being fixed that way.

I'll know more about the issue (I hope) once I take the clutch apart to check...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
I thought it should be CK5636 which is the clutch...

I thought it should be CK5636 which is the clutch kit for the F650 Dakar and GS 05-07. The fiche shows the clutch plate for that Dakar/GS to be the same part number as for the G650X.

However they...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By Viv
Good point - I forgot to mention that I changed...

Good point - I forgot to mention that I changed the oil last week but to no avail :(:

Viv
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