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Old 03-02-2011, 05:04 PM   #1
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Laugh G650X Challenge RS

Maintenance and mods of my G650X Challenge. it currently is at 40000K.

Maintenance done:
* Steering head bearings -> TODO-Document
* Valve clearances -> TODO-Document
* Front Rotor replacement
* Brake pads
* Air box cleanup http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=27
* Swingarm dissasembly http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...2&postcount=30

Hard parts installed:
* Kutch hard parts -> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=28
* Rear disc rotor touratech protector -> TODO-Document
* Case saver -> http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...7&postcount=57
* Steel Wheel spacers from Stephen Schelheimer
* Case saver from Stephen Schelheimer

Other:
* 14x47 gearing, front lasts around 5000K by that time it has a very noticeable wear
* Gear lever: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...8&postcount=48
* Scott oiler
* Pivot Pegz
* Benelli clutch and brake lever: http://www.bs-motoparts.com/Brake-_a...i3754_7183.htm


Performance enhancement:
* Air filter
* Airbox inner cover and sort out disparity of screw heads
* Throtle spring
* Slip on

Other enhancements:
* Cheap extra fuel http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...5&postcount=29
* Lets start with fairing, this is what I'm working on
* Front forks changed for Marzocchi (Real ones)
* Rally-like fairing with custom tower bracket



That is with my bracket version 0.9 - all working.

Features I'm interested was:
* few bolts to remove fairing
* no cables
* no nuts (use self lock nuts)

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Old 03-02-2011, 08:15 PM   #2
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Looks good, how have you made the fairing? foam mold or bits of roadbike fairing stuck together? Looks a bit high, maybe it's just the lack of the mudguard.

How hard did you have to whack the bash plate to make it that shape
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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I thought I saw you going through town yesterday with something large on the front of the bike.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #4
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Saw it yesterday parked in the commute spot. Looking good.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:52 AM   #5
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I wish I had ability to do something like that. The fairing was sourced, my job was to strip the bike build the bracket (not that easy for me at least), install the new lightning.

The fairing is made by a guy in Lithuania, out of fiberglass, modeled by an artists.

Well the lack of mudguard certainly accounts for most of that. I like how it looks once all is in place.


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Looks good, how have you made the fairing? foam mold or bits of roadbike fairing stuck together? Looks a bit high, maybe it's just the lack of the mudguard.

How hard did you have to whack the bash plate to make it that shape
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:55 AM   #6
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A picture of my first bracket, this is version 0.1 which is meant to verify clearances and stability of whole thing, as well as accommodate lights.


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Old 03-03-2011, 01:02 AM   #7
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You need to shrink those pics a bit, I can't actually see your work on one screen so it's a bit hard to take in.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:11 AM   #8
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done, but you need to upgrade your screen


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You need to shrink those pics a bit, I can't actually see your work on one screen so it's a bit hard to take in.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:54 AM   #9
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done, but you need to upgrade your screen
:)

got a front on shot with the fairing mounted?
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:33 AM   #10
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Old 03-03-2011, 02:26 PM   #11
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got a front on shot with the fairing mounted?
I actually do ( even one small picture for your little screen)

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Old 03-03-2011, 02:45 PM   #12
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I actually do ( even one small picture for your little screen)
The BMW in it's natural environment

Looks good though, I like the colours. Did you have to weld a bracket on the frame to mount the fairing etc?

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Old 03-03-2011, 04:32 PM   #13
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i believ e have some pics on Ktm environment ....

Bracket goes like this



welded like this



where you can also see the BM on Ktoom natural environment
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The BMW in it's natural environment

Looks good though, I like the colours. Did you have to weld a bracket on the frame to mount the fairing etc?

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:34 PM   #14
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...where you can also see the BM on Ktoom natural environment
Ow! That was harsh!

Especially since my bike has spent most of the last 3 months in the shed

It was interesting to see the inside of Colebatch's motor which has done about the same km's as mine, quite a bit less wear than the 640. All that extra metal they put in obviously does something good. I'm not complaining too much though, 95K km without a breakdown on what was, when I bought it, the most powerful bike in it's class is ok by me.

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Old 03-03-2011, 05:49 PM   #15
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Yeah not too bad at all. I have a Ktm on the garage as well

I do complain about mine from time to time ... although in the end its a good bike ... with cheap suspension the main issue ... the rest is fairly simple and not a lot of work

So you haven't got your bike running yet?

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Ow! That was harsh!

Especially since my bike has spent most of the last 3 months in the shed

It was interesting to see the inside of Colebatch's motor which has done about the same km's as mine, quite a bit less wear than the 640. All that extra metal they put in obviously does something good. I'm not complaining too much though, 95K km without a breakdown on what was, when I bought it, the most powerful bike in it's class is ok by me.

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